Hotel Windsor in Cairo - 3 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • Parking directly by the hotel

Hotel description Windsor

Built at the turn of the last century as the baths of the Egyptian royal family, the Windsor served for many years as a colonial British officers club before being purchased by a Swiss hotelier as an annex of the legendary Shepherds Hotel and converted into the 'Hotel Windsor-Maison Suisse.' 

Today, the Windsor's guestrooms retain an ambiance of faded grandeur and the hotel's famous Barrel Bar remains a popular Cairo rendezvous.  More recently, the Hotel has been featured in a number of Egyptian and Hollywood films.

The Windsor Hotel is an oasis of tranquillity amid the bustle of downtown Cairo.  The Windsor is also a venerable Cairo institution and boasts a rich history and warm hospitality. 

Located in the heart of Cairo's shopping, business and theatre districts, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city's most celebrated attractions. The Egyptian Museum, the Opera Square, the Khan Khalili Bazaar, the Abdine Palace and the River Nile are just steps away and the Cairo Metro (subway) is easily accessible for trips further away. 

Fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Airport shuttle fee: USD 7 per adult (roundtrip) Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 0 (roundtrip), (from 0 to 8 years old) The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel data

Number of floors 6, Total number of rooms 51, Earliest check-in 12:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel

AddressShow map

19 Alfi Bey Street, 11111 Cairo, Egypt


  • City centre (Cairo) 0.52 km
  • Airport (Cairo International Airport (CAI)) 17.16 km

Service times

Earliest check-in:

12:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express

Hotel facilities

  • Public Internet terminal
  • Hotel-owned car park
  • Hotel bar
  • Open-air restaurant/beer garden, etc.
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby

Room facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Temperature controls
  • Centrally controlled ventilation
  • Hairdryer

In-house services

  • Pets permitted
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Business center
  • Parking directly by the hotel
  • Room service

Hotel location

19 Alfi Bey Street, 11111 Cairo -

Evaluations of Windsor

Overall 22 ratings, including comments: 16 ratings
6.4 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
81% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Couple over thirty under fourty
2.5 / 10
November 2010

The stuff spoke english fluently.

The Hotel wants to be a Grand Hotel with the charme of a 19th century Palace - but it is just a old, stinky Hotel. The architecture is really great, the furniture antique/ but nothing is in good condition. The rooms a awefull dirty, the cleaning man an old scruffy, strange looking man, who thinks wet means clean. The bathroom is a disaster, the showers courtain full of dust or fungus, the courtains are grey and jellow, the air condition system nothing but a bad joke. The beds a really old, the walls are as greasy as the fridge. The breakfast - nice croissant, bad juice, no eggs, bad coffee no milk, no spoons, dirty cups, dirty table, dirty room, as fruits: one half opend banana and a green orange for two persons. The worst Hotel i know in Egypt - and as an Egyptologist i know a lot.

Corporate customers
3.2 / 10
January 2010

The only plus is the saloon which is pleasant.

This hotel is certainly not a 3 star. The carpet is old and need cleaning. The ceiling on my room had stain of water seeping to the coving and to the wall.

Couple over sixty
7.4 / 10
December 2009

If you remember this is a budget hotel it is an excellant choice. The rooms may be a bit shabby but are extremely clean and the staff was very cordial and helpful. The breakfast is minimal but you can add eggs for a small amount more. You're in Cairo so it's bound to be noisy but it quiets down in the night and is very quiet by morning. I would stay at this hotel again in a minute. It is about a 30 minuite walk to the Khan al Kahlili, if you enjoy old world shopping.

7.1 / 10
November 2009

A reasonably priced hotel a world away from the international hotels along the river front. It has heritage, charm and a nice bar to relax in away from the craziness of the city. The friendly helpful staff were able to organise a trip to the pyramids for us which was very enjoyable. We had a problem during our stay and the hotel staff gave us invaluable help and advice.

The rooms we had were basic but more than adequate for our needs. The air conditioning was effective but noisy.

Corporate customers
7.7 / 10
October 2008

If you are tired of the anonymous ´´luxury´´ of 5-star hotels this is the alternative! This hotel has charm (ok, from last century) and a personal touch difficult to find nowadays. You immediately feel like being part of a large family, not only through the friendly hotel staff but also through the other guests. Here you really can find the much quoted 'discerning' travelers, friendly, open-minded and enjoying themselves.

In high season you may get one of the 'modern' rooms, which are perfectly clean but a bit on the Spartan side. But you won't spend much time in your room with the famous bar downstairs (free WLAN, but make sure your battery is good, sockets are sparse), anyway. Mosquitoes can be a bit of a problem, so bring some deterrent if you believe in it.

Private Solo traveller
6.1 / 10
October 2008

Very friendly reception and restaurant staff. Old but clean hotel.

Super big noise from air conditioner in room 47. Insufficient continental breakfast.

Couple over fifty under sixty
7.9 / 10
March 2008

We loved staying here. It is an old hotel with a great deal of charm and character. The location was good. The room was large. The staff was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay here. And, they provide airport transportation for a reasonable price.

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