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Isis Hotel - Cairo

2 star Hotel Cairo
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33b Ramses St, Maarof Tower - Downtown - Cairo

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from $ 14.63
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Welcome to Isis Hotel!

This Cairo hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a roundtrip airport shuttle and an elevator (lift). Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge.

Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available. The reception also has a safe deposit box should you need to lock away any valuables during your stay. Other amenities include a train station pick-up service and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 34 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

Verry nice peolpe, clean rooms, nice view. It's close to restaurants and othe...

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Breakfast at Isis Hotel

A free continental breakfast is available between 6:00 AM and noon.

Facilities at Isis Hotel

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: between 10:00 AM and noon.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
8.4

Clean

7.3

Location

7.4

Quiet

9.1

Spacious

8.9

Service

Isis Hotel reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel is humble but clean in a great location. Walking distance to the Tahrir, Egyptian Museum and buses to the pyramids. The staff went out of their way to share information to avoid the tourists traps. Although i stayed only one night to travel through Egypt I came back on my last night. They let me stay for a few hours since my flight left at almost 4am. They kindly offered me tea, a shower and a room to relax at no cost since I only had money left for a taxi (i took their airport drop off service). They even offered me a wake up call, which I accepted. I am greatful for their hospitality especially since I'm a woman travelling alone. I felt safe in this hotel at all times.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United States

nice , comfortable hotel to stay , helpful staff , good location near to every thing.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

The Isis Hotel is in an exceptional location on top 16th floor, Amazing views, 360 degrees across the city and towards the Nile river and expressways. At night it is simply magic. The hotel is only 200m from the Nasser Metro station and a few minutes walk to the Museum. The breakfast was good, generous. The staff were really helpful with advice on things to do around Cairo. The hotel offered a discounted rate for an extended stay to the following evening which made my stay comfortable. Very affordable budget hotel in an outstanding spot in town, thanks ahmed allam and staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Isis hotel are amazing in every thing ,clean rooms , helpful, honest, polite staff specially Ahmed allam , welcome drink every time , nice continental breakfast, great view to all Cairo .daily tours to pyramids with low budget, they also arranged tours to every where you want in Egypt, internet for free,and many many services for free like ticket booking and currency changes , I'd like to recommend this hotel for you if you are in Cairo , you have to book earlier to can find place in this amazing hotel,thanks for Ahmed allam and all staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

From the airport pick-up right through the week (including two tours booked through the very helpful staff), I had a great time at the Isis Hotel. I had been recommended this hotel from friends of ours who had stayed here two years ago knowing that views of the Nile and Cairo Museum were just on our doorstep and we were not disappointed. The hotel is all on one floor in an apartment building, with the rooms and reception located around a central, very homely living room. The staff are excellent and there is always someone one reception as the staff take regular shifts. They speak very good English and are happy to help when it comes to booking a variety of trips without being overbearing. Breakfast (egg, bread and jam), two internet computers and WiFi is free for guests, plus tea and coffee is complimentary all day long.. The rooms are very big (I had four single beds in my room.it is the best choice if you come to Cairo , thanks for the manager and the staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

i asked for the best hotel to stay , all people said ..it is isis hotel in maarowf tower ,when i arrived i find it amazing ,they welcomed me with welcome drink ..tea. the room very nice , comfortable , they arranged to me pyramids tour , luxor and aswan tours ,it was great, really it is the best place to stay for you , if we are in cairo again we will stay in isis hotel, thanks for staff and the manager.

7.3 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

This budget hotel is perfect for its cheap price and location. The rooms are cleaner than I expected. The staff is generally very nice. The building isn't nice but I didn't mind that much. The elevator is awful and the hotel is at 15th floor. If the electricty cut off, you have to climb the stairs which seem scary at some floors. You'd better have a torch with you, just in case. Also, be careful with the pyramid tour they offer. The tour price is fair but you're taken to a stable for a horse-ride around the pyramids and the stable owner asks for too much money (which isn't included in the tour price nor mentioned beforehand), plus your "guide" on horse, asks for tremendous tip and wants you to tip him before returning to the stable (he doesn't want his boss to see it). So, ask the reception about all the details when you want to book a tour. One last thing, the hotel accepts only cash. No credit card.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

If you saw the entrance to this hotel you would not go in! Ditto for lift or street outside, Fabulous location near Museum, rooms adequate but the staff here make up for all the shortcomings. Friendly, helpful, they are great! Lots of fun! Lovely driver for tours.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Isis hotel was one of the best choices you can find in cairo.They have huge rooms and so nice balconies.The staff there is the best,nicest and most helpful in Egypt.They offer many free services like hot drinks and internet.Ahmed allam make two times welcome drink when we arrived and finish registration in two minutes.thanks for ahmed allam hospitality,This will be our place in cairo if we come back.we strongly recommended this hotel for you.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

As many have said, the hotel is on the 15th floor of a rather rundown building. The elevator is ancient and slow, but eventually gets you to the 14th floor, where you walk up a flight of steps (don't be afraid!). That said, once you get there, the owners make you feel welcome, the rooms are spartan but clean, and the breakfasts are filling. You have to know what you're getting into - Cairo is hot, dirty, noisy and overpopulated, and you're right in the center of it. If you're not prepared to deal with that, go to one of the highly priced US tourist hotels. However, if you're an adventurous traveler that can rough it a bit and fend for yourself, and if you're looking for a cheap place to sleep in a good location with caring staff, this is a great option. The AC keeps it cool enough, there are fridges in the larger rooms (ours was a bit noisy), they have satellite tv, the views are terrific, the sheets are clean, and the staff are very friendly. The only downside was that the windows don't do a great job of keeping the noise out. I wouldn't recommend the Nile cruise that they offer (it's a bit too low budget), but the driver they provided to visit Memphis, Saqqara and Giza was outstanding. They also provided excellent service to and from the airport. There is a hole-in-the-wall little shop around the corner for water and drinks, and you HAVE to visit Abou Tarek - a fantastic place for a cheap but tasty meal of koshari (the restaurant is a block away - it was visited by Anthony Bourdain, if you watch the US Travel channel). The museum is also just down the road. If you want the real Cairo experience, then this is a terrific option, but keep your expectations reasonable - it's a 2 star hotel in a major city of a developing country. I'd certainly stay here again, if I went back.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff was very friendly and helpful. When we became ill, they served us healing drinks, and went out for special food for us, and were concerned for us. Mahammed Ali and Mr. Medhat are to be highly praised for their work here.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

We stayed in Isis hotel for 3 nights and in general, the experience was nice. Their pickup service is reliable (even at 3am from the airport) and free (if you stay for 2 or more nights). Our A/C 4-bed room (with bathroom) is large and has a great River Nile view. Staff here are friendly and helpful. The free and workable Wifi is also a plus.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

The Isis Hotel is a great place to stay! Wonderful staff, very clean, comfy rooms with tv and huge fridge, great view from both the room and the reception area. The (Arab)breakfast is really tasty. The location of the hotel is perfect. The free airport pick-up and WLAN are also a nice treat. We'll definitely come back!

7.5 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Breakfast was "poor". Not served when expected and served in an occasional way. The hotel was nice but had a v-e-r-y noisy neighbourhood, Cairos main trafic junction.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The prices are very cheap and very well located. However, the building where the hotel is located is very poor, and, because of the highway entrance nearby and the poor conditions of the average egyptian cars, walking from/to the hotel can be very dangerous especially at night.

6.2 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

the shared bath room is dirty looking and poorly equipped, but staff is nice and the pickup from airport was reasonably priced. Okay for travelers on budget.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • India

I went to Cairo with my wife and son to attend a conference. We had sufficient time to tour around. In Cairo we visited Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Churches. On our last day, we spent a few hours in the Khan-Khaleli Market place. We had time to visit Luxor and spent a day there. Our stay and trips were organized by the hotel itself. We found them economic and hassle free. They have arranged experienced tour guides. The arrangement in the hotel is also quite good. There is good internet connectivity. Telephone facility is not up to the marks. However, we were more dependent on internet chats and mail exchanges for communicating with my friends and family. Rooms were regularly cleaned and had enough space to move around. The hotel is run in the 16th floor of a very old building equipped with an old lift. However, it did not give any trouble to us, though you should be patient enough for its docking with the floors and opening of its door. The best thing of this hotel is the friendliness of its staff members. They really cared for us. Definitely for a traveler with tight budget this hotel is a good option.

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

This is a straigthforward cheap hotel for travelers that are on a low budget or that just want a place to crash for 1 to 3 nights! The hotel is actually on the 15th floor, the elevator luckely worked and brings you to the 14th floor! The rooms are wared out with ancient and 'cracky' furniture that remains functional, the shared bathroom is in the same state but ... the shower worked nicely and warm water was okay! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and in fact the scrambled eggs for the morning breakfast was a surprise to me! For this price you can not expect better then this, I actually took a big risk to book this quite late - and was happily surprised by the experience that exceeded my expectations! I also took with them one day tour and was very happy with the taxi cq guide Khalid and the tour! I stayed in total 3,5 day in Cairo and do not advice to others to do so, I believe 2,5 is more then enough to visit the main things and get a sense for the city, after that get out of this noise and enjoy other Egyptian sites!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

the Isis Hotel is a hidden gem in cairo. they show true egyptian hospitality that a number of named hotels have lost. you are a guest, and they treat you as the most important person in egypt. everything is done for your convienence, breakfast cooked to order at 6am, 11am,2pm or whatever time you wish. the housekeeping staff service your room when you go out the hotel, no knocking on the door disturbing you, like i've had in other places. the reception staff can not do enough for you. Medhet, is fantastic, organising anything i needed. transport to coach station, a take away, and site seeing trip. one night was not enough.on my next visit to cairo, i will stay nowhere else. the ISIS HOTEL, will be my only choice.

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Basic facilities circa 1950 except for the aircon and satellite tv. Is well situated with views over the city.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

bon rapport qualité prix, un personnel trsè attentionné, très aimable, des excursions proposées à prix correct, une vue imprenable sur la ville, bref un bon petit hotel au vu des standards egyptiens....

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I found this hotel excellent value for money. Though the entrance and ambience are not the best, the friendly service offered by the employees more than makes up. Besides, the hotel is located in a very central location of Cairo and so would serve as a good base for any traveller. I would definitely recommend ISIS Hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very kind and friendly staffs. Reasonable price. The owner of Mr. Hamada is also nice person. Location is OK but not very convenient for eating out. Walking distance to Metro Stations. This hotel could be better if they furnish maps of surrounding areas for travellers. Also, this hotel is located on a very major street, but not easy to find if you can not read address in Arabic, so the hotel should put a map on the website.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The people who worked at the front desk were always very helpful and friendly. One evening I wasn't feeling well so didn't feel like getting dinner and they went and got my husband and I dinner. We really appreciated that!!

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed twice at this hotel, the first time for 3 nights and the second time for 2 nights. Staff were welcoming, friendly and very helpful. We had to leave Cairo very late by train and were able to sit in the lounge for several hours before we left. Maids were friendly and efficient. We went on two quite inexpensive private tours arranged by the hotel. The one to the pyramid fields was excellent. However, the driver was keen to take us to places not on the itinerary (the carpet factory, the lotus flower factory etc, etc) and was obviously put out when we refused. Conversely, the hotel arranged to pick us up at the airport free and provided a cheap return taxi. The room was quite spacious but the furniture and sanitary fittings have seen better days. Sheets were changed daily and the bedding was clean. It is difficult to keep things dust free in Cairo and the staff obviously do their best. The area round the hotel consists partly of car repair shops so is not attractive but we found the locals friendly and felt safe. Very near is Abu Tarek's kushari restaurant which is clean, extremely cheap and provides tasty kushari and rice pudding. The Egyptian Museum is close but you need to cross a busy road or take a long walk round Tahir Sq and use the underpass. The Nile Hilton next door to the museum has a good cafe which is priced about the same as a UK department store cafe. There are stairs from the floor below which is as far as the lift goes so this hotel would be unsuitable for those who cannot manage stairs.

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Vietnam

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

7.1 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Jordan

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10 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Argentina

6.5 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

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Room Details

Isis Hotel has 16 guest rooms, all featuring free local calls and free Wi-Fi. For comfort and convenience, each guest room comes with a separate sitting and dining area. In-room kitchens equipped with refrigerators allow you to save on dining expenses while you travel. Visitors will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day after a good night's sleep in supportive Select Comfort mattresses with Egyptian cotton sheets, plus a selection of pillows from a pillow menu.

Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to phones during their Downtown Cairo visit. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, minibars and ceiling fans.

Detached private bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen

Distances from Isis Hotel

Egyptian Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tahrir Square - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Coptic Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
American University of Cairo - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Abdin Palace - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Cairo Tower - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Sports Center Gezirah Sporting Club - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Cairo Opera House - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Museum of Islamic Art - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Aquarium Grotto Garden - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Khan el-Khalili - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Midan Hussein Mosque - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Al-Azhar University - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Ibn Tulun Mosque - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Gayer-Anderson Museum - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
The preferred airport for Isis Hotel is Cairo (CAI-Cairo Intl.) - 18.2 km / 11.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Isis Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking
There is no official body operating a star rating scheme for accommodation in this city and therefore this hotel has been classified by the property itself.