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“Average hotel with a good view”
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El Tonsy Hotel
Ranked #41 of 63 Cairo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel on the first and last day of our tour in Egypt so the room was booked for us by the travel company.
When we arrived on the first day the staff were helpful, the room was clean and it was a decent size. The breakfast was quite nice and the view was great from the roof terrace.The only negative aspect was the noise coming from the main road outside was relentless so we didn't get much sleep.
A week later when we checked in for our last night in Egypt the room we were given was bigger than the last one and facing away from the main road so there was a lot less noise. However, the TV wasn't working, the lock on the bathroom door was broken and the shower was leaking.
We were dissapointed but we didn't ask to change rooms as we were due to leave early the nexxt morning anyway. We did mention the above points to Reception but they didn't really seem interested in the feedback which was a shame a we had quite a positive experience intially, but it seemed as if they weren't too bothered now that we were leaving anyway!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

We stayed at the El Tonsy Hotel as part of our tour organised by Timeless Egypt Tours. The hotel is centrally located close to the Nile with great views of Cairo and - in the distance from the roof terrace - the Pyramids of Giza. The rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and efficient air con, fridge and TV, and well appointed en suites. The food was good (especially the breakfast omelets) and we enjoyed relaxing on the terrace with a cool beer or fresh lemon juice at the end of a day's sightseeing. The staff were all friendly and made us feel very welcome. If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in Cairo then look no further than the El Tonsy. We would also recommend tours of the city and Egypt organised by: http://www.timelessegypt.com/

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

Have just returned from Egypt where we stayed at the El Tonsy, both at the beginning and end of our trip. The two rooms which we had were both spacious, well furnished and comfortable. The air conditioning was also excellent, something that was appreciated as the temperatures during our stay were very very hot. The hotel is centrally located right by the Nile and within walking distance of the Cairo museum.
We ate in the hotel on 3 of the 4 nights of our stay and found the food tasty and along with the local Stella beer reasonably priced.
The hotel also has a wonderful rooftop terrace which overlooks and has views of the pyramids at Giza in the distance.
Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel in Cairo.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

They say first impressions count! This is true I was greeted with a massive Egyptian welcome and then taken to my room. The rooms are roomy with amazing bathrooms. All you need in a hotel room!

Then I went to the top and could not believe the view. Nile to the left and the Great Pyramids of Giza to my right. With a Stella Beer in hand I sat and relaxed whilst taking in these amazing sights!

I would definitely recommend this hotel to any traveler looking for a friendly, clean and comfortable hotel in Egypt! :)

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

This was a very new hotel and I stayed a couple of nights. Great view of the city while drinking good priced beer. The hotel still has teething problems but I suppose that's normal. The one thing I didnt like was the cost of the food. It is very expensive and they charge extra fees which you only find out about when you check out the next day which made it very costly for average food. Overall it is a good hotel

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about El Tonsy Hotel

Address: 143 El Tahrir street, Dokki, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range: RM75 - RM352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tonsy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EL Tonsy Hotel is newly renovated. The hotel is located right in the center of Cairo 10 minutes walk to the Egyptian museum, 2 minutes to the River Nile, 15 minutes drive to the Giza Pyramids, 10 minutes drive to Khan El Khalili Market. The hotel has 25 rooms with A/C, Bathroom, Satellite TV, telephone, and some of which overlook the river Nile. Food is freshly prepared by or chefs. Relax in the bar or on the roof terrace with stunning views of the city and the river Nile. Free airport pick up. ... more   less 
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