Overlooking the Nile and about an 8-minute drive from Cairo's city centre, the Golden Tulip Flamenco is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, meeting/banquet space and on-site dining.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a minibar, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a trouser press, a kitchen with utensils and a fireplace are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers meeting/banquet space, a business centre, two bars, a pastry shop, a gift shop, laundry services, 24-hour room service, massage services and on-site dining at Florencia Restaurant, which is open 24 hours daily. There is no parking on site.
The Egyptian Museum is roughly a 9-minute drive away, while Cairo Tower can be found 6 minutes away by car. The Mall of Arabia is about a 25-minute drive from the hotel and Cairo International Airport (CAI) is a 37-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Numerous patrons praised the hotel's location. They described it as safe, and close to restaurants, supermarkets, nightlife, shopping, downtown and the Nile.
Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their lodgings as clean, spacious, well equipped and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and beautiful views of the Nile. It should be noted, however, that some lodgers were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.
Several lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported all day and night traffic noise in rooms facing the road, recommending guests book rooms facing the Nile. Other noise disturbances included noisy air conditioning and the 5-am prayer call from a nearby mosque.
Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and nicely decorated rooms, some guests criticized their accommodations. They reported very poor Wi-Fi connectivity, dated decor, worn furniture and described the rooms as dark and drab.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #51 of 128 Cairo hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 204 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 64 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 77% recommendation rate from 30 reviews.