Hotel Grand Royal3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I agree with Amna K and Sherry M's reviews and I would not recommend Grand Royal as a budget hotel in Cairo. I'm sure other travellers can do better. I had booked a single room through my airline's website. The only positive thing I can say about the hotel is the location - if you want to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of downtown Cairo. And the wifi signal was strong. My motivations for booking this hotel were the price and the short walking distance to the Egyptian Museum - less than 10 minutes once one masters the art of crossing Cairo streets. But instead of calling itself a hotel, Grand Royal should rename itself a hostel. Nearby there are two good fast food joints and I highly recommend Kazak - you will recognise it by the crowd of locals that are perennially outside the restaurant. Kazak also has an English menu. There are also good juice bars on Talaat Harb Street that squeeze fresh orange juice to order. The half-hour long check-in experience was just plain weird and unpleasant. The manager sat me down, asked to see my passport, and immediately tried to sell me day trips to major sights around Cairo. Luckily I had seen most of the major sights as I had just finished a tour. Stupidly I answered truthfully when he inquired about the price I had paid for my taxi ride from the airport. I realised my mistake when he then offered me a transfer for 10 LE less. Lesson learnt. My room was dinghy and dark and the ensuite was an even tighter squeeze although it was at least clean. The toilet seat and cover were both broken. There was no shower curtain so each time I took a shower, I flooded the ensuite floor. The water pressure was disappointing but there was plenty of hot water. The mattress was the saggiest I had ever slept on. I can't even imagine how many travellers had slept on it before me. The bedding was also unsatisfactory. But the hotel supplied fresh towels and cleaned the rooms each day. Breakfast was below expectation and the main event was the dreaded, soft white bread roll that was ubiquitous in Cairo. The coffee was weak and flavourless. The only things worth eating on the plate were the small tub of natural yoghurt and the boiled egg. Service was prompt though. I ended up buying my own breakfast everyday from a street vendor one block alway - two felafel sandwiches in traditional and healthier baladi pocket bread for 3 LE and served with a smile. And I never once got sick from the cheap and cheerful street food in Egypt.
Nice hotel and staff are friendly, they prepare private car to pick me up and take me to the airport all the time I need. Hotel is cozy and clean, wifi is work perfectly, easy to find food near the hotel and walk around downtown. I will come back to stay here again :)
The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom is a shower/bath which is rare. Overall the hotel is fine but the staff is what makes it great. After a little mishap when we arrived with the booking, they offered is another night at a discount. After we left for a week and came back, Hussien remembered my birthday occured while I was away and brought me cake! It's the little homie touches and the good people that make this place a good stop.
We came to the hotel the day we landed in Cairo. It was after 9pm and we were exhausted. I had made a reservation. When we arrive, we are asked to sit down. Didn't receive much of a welcome. Half an hour later, the person at the desk starts hounding us with the hotel tour packages/offers. I politely decline and ask about the room. We find out that there is something wrong with the room and since we are only there for a day, they were sending us to their 'sister' hotel 5 minutes away. The hotel they sent us to was not associated with them. So they basically lied to us. Did not apologise. They did offer us a ride to the pyramids and back from the hotel the next day for 10 dollars to make up for the fact that they had no room for us. The location is good. I didn't really see the room, but the breakfast area and the reception were a bit dinghy. Not much light. We had breakfast in the hotel in the morning which was not bad. The manager in the morning was friendly. However, after this experience, when I did return to Cairo for 3 days I did not stay there. And found out that there were cheaper places in the same location that were nicer.
Grand hotel royal This is the worst hotel I think I have ever seen in my life. The room was disgusting there were some sort of little creatures on the bed I think they were fleas or some unknown creatures. The pillows stunk like someone died. The room had just been sprayed with some sort of fly spray a industrial spray that made the room foggy. The hotel stunk like mould dust I don't know. The hotel staff would not let us cancel our stay and would not refund us for the nights we paid and said it's too bad that's hotel policy. After seeing the room and not being able to cancel and get a refund I was happy to just get the hell out of there. They can keep my money and I hope they use it to fix up the rotten place. I do not recommend this place even for pets. STAY AWAY.
The place is just dirty. It is more like a low-end hostel than a hotel. Everything will strike you as slapdash. The amenities are very minimal, but they do offer affordable service for pyramid tour and transportation. The people are great, but the facility needs a major overhaul.
It's very near the museum which is one of the famous landmarks in Cairo. The room is very spacious and cozy so you can relax in your room. The staffs are very kind and friendly. They recommend the places that you should go in Cairo or some good plans. You better ask them if you don't have any plan. They will help you definitely!!!
I stayed for a night in Hotel Grand Royal. Its basically an old building/apartment with one floor being run as hotel. The room were fine, however surprisingly the washrooms were literally located within the room which was shocking. The hotel staff was very friendly and accomodating though and the hotel is located centrally and is walking distance from Cairo Museum. Overall the hotel is fine the only issue is that of the washrooms and due to this very reason i decided not to stay there during my return to Cairo from Luxor.
The hotel wasn't as good as expected although it was clean and with a smell of old Cairo history but it didn't worth all the money paid there The hotel service was good but not the best The room was B&B but the breakfast was never served I recommend if u were travelling and searching for just one night stay keep away dr this one because u are gonna pay alot thus take a better one
The second time I live in this hotel, after the first marvelous time one in 2015, I decided to give it another go. Professional management ( Mr Hussein, Ms Madeline ) Polite friendly helpful crew ( Mr Mahmoud and Ms Afaf). You are welcomed, safe and at home. 24 hr service. Non stop Wifi Fantastic view on one of the oldest squares in downtown Cairo ; Talaat Harb square . If you have an issue, just communicate it to a member of staff, and it is sorted instantly . Cannot beat the price eventually. Highly recommended and definitely will be my destination whenever I visit the city .
Located in Downtown Cairo within a short walk of Egyptian Museum, Hotel Grand Royal is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Coptic Museum. This 21-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Cairo, the hotel is also near Museum of Islamic Art and Cairo Tower.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Rooms also include free toiletries.
Guests staying at Hotel Grand Royal enjoy free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is USD 7 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 20 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 226 reviews