Cairo Accommodation Guide: These are the Best Neighborhoods to Stay
Home to the most fascinating ancient Islamic sights in Egypt, Cairo is an incredible city for romantics, history buffs, architecture lovers, and adventure lovers alike. Cairo is for everyone – from silent and mysterious pyramids to the bustling bazaars, there is something for everyone. This can also be said in facet of Cairo accommodation – from small boutique residences to luxury Cairo hotels, everyone will find a suitable accommodation.
Well, choosing a desirable accommodation is a big chunk for any trip. However, it depends on the purpose and duration of your stay. Luckily, Cairo has different areas offering various staying options worthy for all tastes. Whether it’s a business, family vacation, or touristic one, or even a leisure trip, there’s plenty of room for everyone visiting Cairo. Read on to discover the charming localities of Cairo & places to stay.
Maadi is a charming and quiet district in Cairo offering awesome greenery and impressive sceneries. It is home to numerous embassies and expats. The district has become a food hub due to its remarkable restaurants, especially on Street 9 where you can find different cuisines. Maadi is famous for its Corniche which provides the amazing views of the Nile. Never miss the felucca rides as they take you through the beautiful landscapes spread across the majestic river Nile. The old Maadi area is home to old villas and multistoried buildings and is more affluent than new Maadi area.
Popular Hotels in Maadi
- Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi
- Villa Belle Epoque
- Maadi Int. Center & Apartment
- Royal Maadi Hotel
- Tolip Inn Maadi
Built by French architects, the Downtown area is an elite area that came up during the 19th century. The buildings in the area give the nostalgic feel that is perfectly blended with a modern twist. Although Downtown is not as fancy as Zamalek and Maadi, it offers a selection of budget hotels and cheap places to eat. Downtown is just a few minutes’ drive away from Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, Khan El-Khalili, and Islamic and Coptic Cairo. These attractions add a touristic tone to your stay.
Popular Hotels in Downtown
- Hotel Royal
- The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
- Rames Hilton
- Grand Nile Tower
- Fairmont Nile City
Zamalek – an affluent area located on the Gezira Island is home to many expats due to its reputation. A number of embassies, shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafes are located in Zamalek. The area offers tourists/travelers a number of luxurious hotels such as Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel, Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, and budget as well, such as The President Hotel, Horus House Hotel, New President Hotel. Surrounded by greenery and the Nile, Zamalek offers a number of attractions to see. Cairo Opera House, Le Pacha 1901, The Loft Gallery, SafarKhan Art Gallery, and All Saints’ Cathedral are a few of them to visit.
Popular Hotels in Zamalek
- New President Hotel
- Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
- Golden Tulip Hotel Flamenco Cairo
- President Hotel
- Om Kolthoom Hotel
If you have desire to open your windows to the amazing views of pyramids from your stay, then the Pyramids area is a perfect choice. Located in Giza, Pyramids area is also known as Haram offering luxurious hotels and budget-friendly hotels to stay. Enjoy trips to Saqqara, Dahshur and Memphis during your stay. The various hotel accommodations makes the area more special than anywhere near the Giza Plateau.
Popular Hotels in Pyramids
- Marriott Mena House
- Cataract Pyramids Resort
- Four Seasons Cairo At the First Residence
- Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
- Barceló Cairo Pyramids Hotel
New Cairo is known as the Fifth Settlement – one of the newest districts that built in New Cairo. Numerous companies have changed their headquarters to New Cairo. So New Cairo is a popular choice for business trips. As it is home to many malls like Cairo Festival City, the locality also offers food courts, business facilities and apartments. This area is home to the American University & people can find a number of staying opportunities.
Popular Hotels in New Cairo
- Helnan Landmark Hotel – New Cairo
- Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
- Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski
- JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
- The Village Luxury Suites
6th of October
The district 6th of October contains residential compounds, schools, hospitals, hypermarkets, and many more amenities. 6th of October has built to reduce the congestion in Downtown Cairo. Since it is home to numerous company headquarters and several universities, a number of people flee from different zones in Cairo and look for stay from a choice of accommodation options. For many residents, 6th of October has become a favourite spot for their weekend gatherings.
Popular Hotels in 6th of October
- Spectra Inn Hotel
- Hotel Novotel Cairo
- Spectra Inn Hotel
- Cairo Plaza Guest House
- Homestay 6th Of October
We hope our guide on Cairo accommodation helps to find a comfortable stay for your next trip to the Egyptian capital. So when are you leaving to the Egyptian capital? Pick your travel dates and plan your stay at these Cairo neighborhoods.