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The most cost effective, fan-only rooms are small and stifling; people with en-suite rest room are extra spacious. Dinner is an choice. ISLAMIC CAIRO The negatives: no fast metro entry, touts like locusts, nowhere to get a lager and greater than the standard variety of mosques with loudspeakers. yet this can be where to plunge in at Cairo’s deep finish. Arabian Nights lodge $$ Offline map Google map ( 2589 4230; www. arabiannights. hostel. com; 10 Sharia al-Addad; s/d E£140/160; ) On a quiet road east of Midan al-Hussein, this midrange lodge is highly out of the vacationer fray. a few rooms are really darkish and also you have to money that the air con works, yet criteria are ordinarily stable. The problem is discovering it: flip north on Sharia al-Mansouria (east alongside Sharia al-Azhar from Midan Hussein); 300m on, flip left on the ruined shell of a cinema (the Kawakeb brought up as a landmark at the hotel’s map). ZAMALEK & GEZIRA particularly quiet Zamalek deals the simplest night’s sleep within the urban, if no longer the most affordable. sturdy eating places, outlets, bars and low retailers are within sight, yet such a lot attractions are a taxi trip away over traffic-jammed bridges. Cairo Marriott luxurious lodge $$$ Offline map Google map ( 2728 3000; www. marriott. com/caieg; sixteen Sharia Saray al-Gezira; r from US$219; ) ancient surroundings is thick within the foyer and different public parts, which all occupy a 19th-century palace. The rooms are all in glossy towers, and lots of have tiny toilets, yet touches like plasma-screen TVs and extra-plush beds make up for it. It additionally has a well-liked backyard cafe and a superb pool. inn Longchamps resort $$ Offline map Google map ( 2735 2311; www. hotellongchamps. com; fifth fl, 21 Sharia Ismail Mohammed; s/d from US$66/84; ) The old-European-style Longchamps has a residential believe. Rooms are spacious and good maintained, and visitors assemble to talk at the greenery-covered, peaceable rear balcony round sundown, or living room within the eating place. if you'd like your individual balcony and a small bath, pay additional for an ‘executive’ room. publication good forward. Novotel Cairo El Borg enterprise inn $$$ Offline map Google map ( 2735 6725; www. novotel. com; three Sharia Saray al-Gezira; r from US$138; ) handy situation, gleaming new amenities and a pool are the promoting issues the following, and greater than make up for the slightly known chain believe. Midan Tahrir is simply over the bridge; a metro cease is round the nook; and a few of Gezira’s prettiest gardens are only around the highway. A walk via historical past the most effective walks in Islamic Cairo is a loop throughout the district north of Khan al-Khalili, that is present process enormous recovery. From Midan Hussein, stroll north up Sharia al-Gamaliyya, an enormous medieval thoroughfare for investors. After approximately 300m, in your left you can find the Wikala al-Bazara Offline map Google map (Sharia al-Tombakshiyya; adult/student E£20/10; 8am-5pm), a superbly restored caravanserai. proceed heading north until eventually you hit the T-intersection of Sharia Al-Galal, marking the previous northern wall. go through the square-towered Bab an-Nasr Offline map Google map (Gate of Victory) and stroll left to the rounded Bab al-Futuh Offline map Google map (Gate of Conquests).

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