Hotel Ramses II hotel and hostel Hotel 2 star
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37 talaat harb st cairo 12 floor down town Cairo Egypt Cairo, Egypt
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The best thing about the Ramses Hilton, located in the heart of the city and on the banks of the Nile, has to be the view it affords of the river, which you can admire from certain parts of the hotel. The hotel occupies a triangle-shaped building, which is why the Nile is only visible from certain rooms. If you choose to stay here, you'll be close to all the touristic activities on offer, such as the Egyptian Museum and Cairo Tower. The VIP area is considerably different from the standard rooms and floors. Don't expect much in the way in luxury if you opt for a single standard room. There is doubt that this hotel does not satisfy the expectations one might have of a 5 star establishment. However, if you decide to stay in a suite or in a superior room, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the Nile from your room or the lounge area open only to VIP guests. The facilities (the swimming pool is small and badly located) and cleanliness are not on the list of this hotel's strong points. however, it is well located in the centre of Cairo.

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    Location 8.97 /10

    The best thing about the Ramses Hilton, located in the heart of the city and on the banks of the Nile, has to be the view it affords of the river, which you can admire from certain parts of the hotel. The hotel occupies a triangle-shaped building, which is why the Nile is only visible from certain rooms. If you choose to stay here, you'll be close to all the touristic activities on offer, such as the Egyptian Museum and Cairo tower. There is a shopping mall with numerous shops, cinemas, and other forms of entertainment opposite the hotel. The Cairo Tower, Copto district, and Khan El Khalily souk are also nearby and well worth a visit. If you want to make the most of your stay and see as many sights as possible without spending too much time in the hotel, the Ramses Hilton is a good choice.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    There is a considerable difference between the VIP floor and the rest of the establishment. The view of the Nile is the hotel's best asset. Therefore, remember to ask for a room with a view located on the upper levels when you book if you want to enjoy a city panorama and escape the noise. The VIP area is considerably different from the standard rooms and floors of the hotel. Don't expect much in the way of luxury if you opt for the single standard category: You'll be disappointed! However, if you decide to stay in a suite or a superior room, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the Nile from your room or the lounge area open only to VIP guests. The rooms are all spacious and each has a small terrace. The floor is carpeted and the furniture is rather simple. A television broadcasts international channels. The bathroom has a dental care kit, some soap, a bathrobe, slippers, and everything you might need during your stay in Cairo. However, it is not very well lit.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The building is very old, and indeed, some of the facilities and certain areas seem a little worn out. The hotel includes a gym, a sauna, a jacuzzi, and a face-treatment parlour, all of which provide the perfect setting for a relaxing moment after a long day spent at work (for guests on business) or a marathon visit of the city's monuments. The hotel's swimming pool is small, lacks intimacy, and doesn't face the right direction. The establishment houses 7 restaurants and canteens where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and watch the dance shows. It also has other services on offer, such as a hairdresser, a foreign exchange office, and a casino. As you can see, the hotel offers a large selection of services and facilities, but not quite the level one might expect from a 5 star establishment.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The hotel has 7 restaurants catering for all tastes. The liveliest restaurant is the Falafel (typically oriental cuisine, open from 7:00pm till 11:00pm), which puts on a local dance show every evening. If you wish to try other dishes, the Ramses Hilton offers Mediterranean and Indian cuisine, or a buffet that includes just about everything. However, our favourite place to relax and enjoy a cocktail or a fruit juice is undoubtedly the VIP lounge, from where you can admire a breathtaking view through its immense bay windows.

    To know

    - The VIP area differs widely from the the standard rooms and floors.

    - Evening shows and dances are put on in some of the restaurants.

    - There is a shopping mall with numerous shops, cinemas, and other forms of entertainment opposite the hotel.

    - The reception staff speaks several languages.

    The VIP area includes a second reception desk so that VIPs can check in directly upon arrival without queuing for hours.

    - Two rooms have been specially adapted to cater for guests with reduced mobility.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, massage

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      dance

    advantage

    • Its location on the banks of the Nile and in the heart of the city centre, a stone's throw from the Egyptian Museum
    • The spacious rooms
    • The incredible views and the VIP lounge area
    • The rates are quite reasonable

    disadvantages

    • The hotel's swimming pool is small, lacks intimacy, and doesn't face the right direction
    • The building is rather old and could do with some renovations (particularly the bathrooms)
    • The entrance hall of the hotel is noisy and lacks charm

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