Following the incident with the taxi driver on the first night, we made it to the hotel we originally booked in downtown Cairo – it was a breath of fresh air. The African House Hotel is situated on the 3rd floor of an 800 year old building, the first to be built in the downtown area, apparently.
It is so beautiful is is almost indescribable – the height of the ceilings, the rooms, the wooden floors, the temperature – everything about this place we absolutely love and to top it all off the staff couldn’t be more friendly.
It is always a good sign to see other travellers staying and from all walks of life. Most evenings we chill out in the communal area, discuss the days events, surf the internet and drink black tea, can it get any better!
I hope the pictures below give you a sense of just how beautiful this building is. Needless to say, we will be staying here throughout our stay in Cairo. The hotel costs £10 per night inc. breakfast for the two of us – bargain.