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1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No words could describe how dreadful it was. Filthy room, smelly sheets, dirty towels, nothing worked! toilet didn't flush, drain in the bathroom didn't work, giant dust mites biting while we sleep. dirt,dirt,dirt, everywhere! dodgy elevator, dusty balcony, sticky door knob. nothing huge, but we lost money inside our room! I could go on and on !!! My advice is : You better off spend more cash for proper hotel. Take all inclusive deal if you could , it's free from streets harassment! Egypt is beautiful but be careful if you travel as a couple. From my experience around Cairo and major attractions, we were seen as 'the walking wallet' the moment we leave the hotel ...streets harassment started!!!! (Ladies: you will attract all the attentions if you walk around in shorts/short skirt, prolly will get offered camels from the local men too.) Taxis honking every minute, rude street sellers, they get intimidated if you aren't interested! We wanted to visit khan el khalili but ended up at the local bazaar! Wasn't the best experience at all! But glad that we went for the first and last time.

This hotel was scary! The elevator did not have any walls, you could literally see the cables and it can only take a Maximum of 3 persons as the sign says on it. You have to take the elevator up to the hotel since the stairway is closed, so if you are 3 persons or more With luggage on the first day of check in. This might potentially be Your last trip. If you make it to Your hotel room, then there are rooms that are straight out of the Texas chainsaw massacre franchise. there are creepy doors that you will think twice about opening, there are airconditions that are questionably installed, that look as if they will fall on you at any second. All I can say yourself and...don't!!

I seriously felt like in hostel, the movie i arrived there at 3 am in the night, and i felt like walking into hell, there was candle light all over spider web in my face and that was only the hallway towards the reception, later on in the room me and my wife had serious doubts of our safty,t so we actually had to push a bed towards the door (in our room)l, just to make sure nobody comes in to kill us. the next day when we wanted to check out they created a scene that we cannot go until we had payed, and i hav had payed 100 euro already in advance for 2 nights!

It's hideous. It's hard to find. And dirty, creepy, scary. And I grew up in Egypt! Even with my no-longer-fluent Arabic the people were unhelpful and rude. We paid for 2 rooms, they gave us one and claimed they were fully booked. I guess by all the mosquitoes and roaches. The toilet leaked, the water came out as steam, the floors had never been cleaned, there was hair and bug poop on our sheets, the french doors to the balcony didn't shut tightly so we were feasted on by mosquitoes, no such thing as AC or light. We would leave at 8am and walk and be out until after 1am simply because we couldn't stand the thought of going back to the room. I don't care if you're used to backpacking and roughing it, or if you think the location is so great and central, don't encourage business at this place by spending your money here. There are a lot of decent, well run, HONEST little hotels around, run by kind people who deserve your money.

I booked this hotel through Expedia. The rating was 3 out of 5. Comparing this rating with other hotels I stayed at, I thought it was not too bad.... What an absolute shock getting there 8PM at night. The hotel entrance is in a very dark, dangerous alley. The reception is on the 3rd floor. There is a steel cage lift (out of order) dating back to the 1920's I guess. Walking up the stairs, you can't but help feel that you are caught up in a Alfred Hitchcock movie... or perhaps "The Twilight Zone" Upon reaching the 3rd floor, you walk through wooden bar doors to get to the the dirties, smoke filled reception. The carpet in the centre of the concrete floor is littered with cigarette buds and filth from decades... I was hoping the room "might be better"... worse!!! The curtains have not been washed since the "HOSTEL" opened it's doors. The sheets are dirty & made from nylon. The balcon is so filthy, you are to scared to touch anything.. Thank God for my Egyptian friends that came to safe me!!!! I'm a world traveller, but this place left me shaking with my nerves shot!!

The hotel didnt running water or ac as advertised. I dont think it was cleaned in years. The beds had bugs and we were greeted with poop floating in the toilet which we couldnt flush because there was no running water. I WANT MY MONEY BACK

As mentioned on previous comments do not be fooled by the pics as advertised on the net. This hotel it should have beenshut down, this place is a rat house. It's super filthy and nothing works! we there for a week and discovered that bedsheets were not changed daily, no toilet rolls given to us, toilet aint flushing, hot water did not work, water licking from the secong floor, stink and super noisy at night as this hotel is located in the main road. They shifted us three times to a better room. Sadly, they've nothing to offer, all rooms has the same condition.

The common area as you arrive looks nice, don't be fooled! The rooms are filthy (floors etc had not been cleaned in years, there were layers of dust and dirt, the water back up in the drain in the shower) and dangerous (power points without covers, open sewerage drains etc). Our first room had no hot water but we were told it should have and a plumber would come and fix it. This was a LIE! Then after two days we were told we could move to a more expensive room and this had hot water. It did have hot water but the water went off every 2 mins and you had to turn the water off completely, wait a few minutes, then turn it on again and the water would eventually start running again!! When we went out at night, the creepy man at reception who kept asking me to have a photo taken with him locked us out of the hotel and then raided our room stealing my mobile phone. He then started to text my female friends in the UK using my phone. CREEPY...don't stay here, especially if you are a single female (you don't know who will turn up in your room at night?!?!?) If you must stay here (only if you are DESPERATE), if you turn up at the door the cost of this hotel is half of what it's advertised on here.

A friend and I stayed at the Gresham for four nights. For two people, it was the same price as some of the Hostels in the area and for privacy, air conditioning, and an excellent staff it was very enjoyable. Anyone staying in Cairo on a budget, the Gresham is a great place to stay.

El hotel es subrealista, pero la experiencia es recomendable. Es muy barato, para lo que cuesta no se puede pretender mas. No esta mal la limpieza, pero no rasques mucho. Las instalaciones son lapidarias, pero es unica la vivencia!

20 Talaat Harb Street Cairo

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Egyptian Museum
  • Free parking

Egyptian Museum is a short stroll from Gresham, and other popular attractions like Museum of Islamic Art are within a mile (2 km). This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free self parking, express check-in, and express check-out. It's in central Cairo and also close to Coptic Museum and Cairo Tower.


Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets.

Property features

At Gresham, guests have access to express check-in, express check-out, and a TV in a common area. There's free parking and an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

14.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 15 reviews