Helnan Shepherd

2 stars
CORNICHE EL NILE ST. GARDEN CITY, GARDEN CITY, Cairo,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
19 reviews
Dude! It's the Shepheard!

I booked a tour in Egypt. My flight had to arrive the day before the tour was due to leave. Where... See full review

  • MaryTHunn
  • Mar 11, 2012
It's the Shepheard!

The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was huge. The internet was fast. I didn't get to eat at any... See full review

  • MaryTHunn
  • Mar 5, 2012
This hotel should be considered a very good superior first class hotel. 0608mw This is a modern building. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile close to the commercial centre.

Hotel Map

30.0339 31.2296

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Helnan Shepherd Rooms

Guest Rooms
The bedrooms are of a good size with comfortable beds, clean and reasonably decorated. Bathrooms are large and bright. Most of them have balcony.

Amenities

General
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Boutiques
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters

Nearby points of interest

  • Egyptian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Khan al-Khalili: 2.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The restaurant and coffee shop area faces the Nile and leads off from the reception area. The restaurant is traditional Egyptian style with a very high ceiling. There is also a Chinese restaurant leading off from the main dining area and the food is good.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Helnan Shepherd

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MaryTHunn
New Jersey, USA
Mar 11, 2012

Dude! It's the Shepheard!

I booked a tour in Egypt. My flight had to arrive the day before the tour was due to leave. Where else was I going to stay but the Shepheard? Great location. The staff was friendly. The room was clean and well maintained. The bathroom was huge. The breakfast buffet was average, but it came with the room. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MaryTHunn
New Jersey, USA
Mar 5, 2012

It's the Shepheard!

The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was huge. The internet was fast. I didn't get to eat at any of the restaurants due to scheduling issues on my side. The staff was helpful. If I had had more time I would have stayed longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Allison
Not Provided
May 31, 2011

We enjoyed our stay here, a character

We enjoyed our stay here, a character hotel with great atmosphere of grand days. Large rooms, well serviced and laundry was so cheap to get done. Breafast had many choices and Mohamed in the cafe was brilliant at looking after our group of 4 adults, nothing was a problem for him. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
American Citizen
New York, USA
Jan 24, 2011

Unearth " This Diamond "

Breakfast team is very good. But some more training they would be excellent. The house keeping teams very good. Overall experience is good. The only setback is that the hotel needs to renovated. Carpets, paiting, Faucets, closets, oilets Etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Location, Location, Location. The location of this hotel is fantastic. The hotel is close to all the attractions. You can walk to a lot of places or you can have short drives to other places. Compare the price of this hotel to the price of Intercontinental across the street, Shepherd is a bargain. Shepherd location and its history can left up the hotel to another level. I can call it " Pearl of the Nile ". But The Hotel needs a lot of renovations and replacements of its furnitures. If they do that the hotel will be great. I hope that Helnan management will take of that. The other issue is to get the workers out of the Government state of mind. The workers are really good but if they retained they would be great. The should think and learn the private sector way of hospitality. The people make the place. I had the package with breakfast. An open buffet. The breafast team and its management they deserve 5 stars. They are very good, a little bit of training or retraining will make them excellent.

Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Out of Egypt
San Francisco, CA
Dec 6, 2010

Skip This One ...

The pluses: 1. Near the Nile 2. Ok breakfast The negatives: 1. old rooms 2. old facilities 3. staff are unfriendly 4. staff will be after your money & does not give change 5. bell boys/help lure & force you to use unmetered taxis 6. Gym has fees Spend the extra money for a room in the Marriott, Hyatt or Peninsula.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 9, 2010

An old hotel with character. The

An old hotel with character. The staff were friendly & rooms very good. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
nyc
Oct 26, 2009

cairo shepheard hotel

housekeeping wasn't very good 9bathroom not cleaned properly), and we didn't find loal restaurants exept the ones from the nearby hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Disappointed Fiance
Maine
Aug 18, 2009

If you are not married stay away

I am american and my fiance is egyptian and they would not allow him to escort me to my room with the luggage. They said it was against their egyptian law. If you are married or single then you are safe but they would not let him enter my room unless I had a marriage certificate. Remember you are in muslim land. Grand Hyatt cost more but did not care if we were together or not. This hotel was one star lower and in my opinion was even more lower in class also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

go downtown cairo for dinning in the hotels the cost is very high and the quality of food is ok

Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sor Juana
Mexico
Jul 19, 2009

Noisy!

The hotel advertises that it has a business center, an exercise room, etc. etc. but everything has an extra cost. The rooms are incredibly noisy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Helnan Shepherd

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
elkhart, in
Jul 2, 2009

Historic Hotel on Nile R, in Cairo

It's a fine old hotel -- normally pretty expensive but thanks to Orbitz I got a great price. The breakfast buffet that came with the room included piles of just about every different kind of food. Oh, and there's free wi-fi in the lobby/breakfast area. This a great hotel to use in Cairo; if you're fit and a little adventurous you can walk to Islamic Cairo no problem. The metro and buses and YELLOW taxis are close by in Sadat Square.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Yellow taxis park on the south side of Sadat Square (the side toward the Nile). They always use their meters, so you don't have to bargain and unless it's a super short ride, you'll come out ahead using one of them over the more common black and white taxis.

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