Zamalek is the finest area to stay within the centre of Cairo, yet clean, better than average and not chaotic. Hilton Zamalek is on the Nile, and really on the river bed without a road in between, which is exceptionally pleasant. The room was huge and exceptionally well cleaned and the Nile view was fair astounding. The staff went over and beyond to assist us in anyway. The breakfast buffet was astonishing and a must! The hotel is in a calm neighborhood with eateries nearby. The hotel has a gated entrance with guards and every guest walks through a metal detector when entering which makes you feel very safe.