9 Boutique Hotels You Should Try At Least Once in Egypt
4 months ago
For starters, what exactly constitutes a “boutique” hotel? A boutique hotel is smaller than the usual hotel chains (can be as small as 10 rooms), and usually has unique style and design. Whereas a room in the Hilton and a room in the Sofitel aren’t going to differ much, most boutique hotels have their own individual flavor. But just a heads up — just because a boutique hotel is small, does NOT mean it’s necessarily cheap. Many are very upscale and very guest-oriented.
Here are a few you try, whether you’re looking for a vacation outside of Cairo or just a staycation. Prices are based on averages provided by Trip Advisor.
1. Lazib Inn Resort & Spa
Touted as an “Egyptian escape”, this boutique hotel on Qaroun Lake is great for a weekend getaway, complete with Swiss-quality service.
Average price a night: 3500 – 4000 EGP per room
2. Villa Belle Époque
Location: Maadi, Cairo
Hidden on a tiny street in Maadi, this little hotel is an oasis of green and quiet in the city.
Average price a night: 4000 – 5000 EGP per room
3. Le Riad De Charme
Location: Old Cairo
Found in the heart of Old Cairo on Muez El Din street. The rooms are all Arabian and North African inspired.
Average price a night: Currently closed for renovation, so not sure what their new prices will be.
4. Al Moudira
Think Arabesque and Ancient Egyptian luxury. Al Moudira is especially loved for its restaurant and the courtyard pool to shake Luxor’s heat.
Average price per night: 4800 – 5500 EGP per room
5. Longchamps Hotel
Location: Zamalek, Cairo
This little hotel sits atop a building in Zamalek, and has a large green terrace that’s particularly appreciated by guests. Not fancy but they’ll take care of you.
Average price per night: 1500 EGP per room
6. Talisman Hotel
Location: Downtown, Cairo
The sister hotel of Le Riad, Talisman claims to be Egypt’s first boutique hotel. This little hotel isn’t luxurious, but it’s homey.
Average price per night: 1600 EGP per room
A little boutique hotel in the form of Nubian houses on the riverbank. Not luxurious, but clean and authentic.
Average price per night: 1000 – 1500 EGP per room (for Egyptians)
8. Alf Leila
This little boutique hotel has only seven rooms, and each is decorated differently with its own theme. It’s a cosy and safe choice while in Dahab.
Average price per night: 6oo EGP per room
9. La Maison Bleue
Location: El Gouna
A lap-of-luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Mangroovy beach. Perfect place for privacy and beautiful sea views.
Average price per night: 5250 EGP per night