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El Tonsy Hotel
Ranked #39 of 61 Cairo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Worst Hotel Ever!!! Stayed there recently in March 2016. There was no airport pick up arranged and the guy at reception whom I assume was the owner was very arrogant. They also don't have change so make sure you have the right amount of money to pay them if you are so insane to even consider staying there. That place is a health hazard. When you look down at the floor once you open the lift door you can see the street below!!!!! and as you go up towards the sixteenth floor you can see the passageways of all the other floors as the lift has no door like normal lifts do. Apart from it being in Egypt which is essentially a dessert It wouldn't hurt to arrange for someone to at least dust the place before guests arrive. Hotel management..... oops sorry there is no such thing!!!!!!! You have to figure out yourself what is going on with regards to breakfast and so on. We had to go find our own breakfast because apparently breakfast only opens at 9am!!!! Plus you can expect only one towel for two people in a room with two separate beds!!! Asking for an extra towel also doesn't help as you get toiletpaper instead!!! I would suggest that people rather save more money and stay at the Pyramisa Suites Hotel had dinner there and it was absolutely great value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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1  Thank Bresler S
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

After I was disappointed with my 10 nights reservation at the so-called "Grand Royal Hotel" / Talaat Harb Square of which I stayed one night only, I found a reservation at El Tonsy Hotel for 9 nights. The location was perfect, near the subway, a good walk to Tahrir Square, a few meters from the Nile, near by shops/markets & restaurants (dine-in or take-out). The hotel has a separate entrance and held 16th., 17th. floors & 18th. floor has the restaurant with a view of the pyramids. the Nile, Cairo Tower & other famous buildings in Cairo. By talking to the nice staff of the hotel, I understood that it will be some remodeling & renovation to the hotel by the end of year 2015 which it will be of great benefit to the hotel because of its great location.

Room Tip: Great view from the 18th. floor Terrace while dining or having a cup of tea.
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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1  Thank Laila A
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I've spent 13 days with my family at Eltonsy hotel. It has a great location close to every where. There's a metro station down the road and close to the market as well. It has a fabulous restaurant with a marvellous view on to the nile.
Employers were very helpful and always smiling.
I really enjoyed staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nadir G
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

My first trip to Egypt was comfortable and relaxing. Thanks to this hotel. The room I got was comfy, clean, quiet and so homey. The price is budget friendly and the staff are very nice and I even had small conversations with them every time. The people in charge at the Reception were very accommodating and helpful.
At the roof top, you get a very good view of the Nile. Fresh air, nice, delicious food and very fast internet connection. They also have offers for tours and parties which are also within budget especially for someone like me on a tight budget.
Thanks again and until next time.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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4  Thank FredLee
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

The rooftop cafe is just lovely! You cannot be in a better location for the price and quality of hotel. The hotel is facing the Nile river and you get a great view of the Great Pyramids from the rooftop cafe. It is also close to the Cairo museum and Tahir square. Great service, good food (rooftop cafe) and a very clean place. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Arli33
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Additional Information about El Tonsy Hotel

Address: 143 El Tahrir street, Dokki, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range: RM135 - RM266 (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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