Hotels in Old Cairo, Cairo

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Old Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Old Cairo:$147/night
Cheapest price found:$37/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$38 - $199
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$138 - $181
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Old Cairo, Cairo

Galaxy Royal Suites Hotel
7.9 Good
Abdulaziz Al Saud 67, Cairo, Egypt
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1.6 mi from city centre, Cairo, Egypt 

Situated under a 20-minute walk from El-Malek El-Saleh Metro Station, Galaxy Royal Suites Hotel provides guests with an ideal base when in Cairo. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

$23
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Grand Nile Tower
7.1 Good
Corniche El Nil, Garden City, El Roda Island, P.O. Box 2288, Cairo, Egypt
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1.0 mi from city centre, Cairo, Egypt 

Located under a 20-minute walk from El-Sayeda Zeinab Metro Station, Grand Nile Tower provides guests with an ideal base while in Cairo. This 5-star hotel offers views of Nile River, as well as a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an outdoor pool.

$142
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About Old Cairo

Old Cairo, Egypt is home to the capital’s ancient city. This neighbourhood is the location of fascinating Coptic Cairo, the ruins of Roman fortifications and centuries-old churches. Visitors with interest in history, religion and architecture won’t want to miss out on a tour of Old Cairo.

Stepping into Old Cairo is much like being transported back in time. The area is peppered with historical sites and Coptic churches. Visitors should head first to Babylon Fortress which dates to the time of Semiramis. Within the enclosure of the fortress, the Coptic Museum offers a unique insight into the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts. It’s also home to the world’s most important works of Coptic art and antiquities. The museum showcases a display of Egyptian, Byzantine, Roman, Greek and Ottoman traditions displayed through woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. Towering above the gatehouse of Babylon Fortress is The Hanging Church. It's one of the oldest churches in the country, with foundations dating back to 3rd century AD. To explore further, venture to the Mosque of Amr that was built around 641-642 AD, as the original structure was the first of its kind in Egypt. The interior is open to visitors, and its ornate architraves where worshippers kneel to pray are particularly striking. The building offers great insight into Old Cairo and the many religions it played host to. The displays on offer will enthral culture lovers in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. The history and exhibits date from prehistoric times to present day. Old Cairo has a variety of restaurants and traditional tearooms. International cuisine is available, or travellers can opt to sample authentic Egyptian fare.

Old Cairo is easy to get around on foot, the main religious sites and attractions within a short walk of each other. The subway stations of El-Zahraa or El-Malek El-Saleh are located on the periphery of Old Cairo, allowing access from Garden City and other locations in the capital. Taxis are readily available, although prices may vary. Buses operate throughout Cairo, although it’s always good to have an Arabic guidebook to hand as they can be difficult to use.

Old Cairo dates as far back as 969 CE. It encompasses Coptic Cairo, where the inhabitants spoke their own Coptic language. The Copts were the largest Christian denomination in the country, today the old churches and museums tell the stories of their intriguing history. This small enclave of Old Cairo allows visitors to imagine what life would be like in the ancient city.

Facts about staying in Old Cairo, Cairo

  • What are the best hotels in Old Cairo?

    Galaxy Royal Suites Hotel, rated with a score of 7.9 from 1,305 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Old Cairo. Other top stays include Nile Villa Hotel, with an average rating of 8.7 from 306 reviewers, and Grand Nile Tower, with a score of 7.1 from 7,520 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Downtown Cairo?

    A good hotel close to Downtown Cairo is Dahab Hostel (rated 9.0/10 from 18 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Old Cairo near Tahrir Square?

    Dahab Hostel is a hotel near Tahrir Square that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.0 from 18 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near City Stars?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near City Stars, consider Tolip Golden Plaza (rated 7.3 over 3,273 reviews).