Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
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5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Nancy from Monterey, CA, USA
Great find in CairoPosted Jun 3, 2013
Pros: Location, charm, staff
Cons: Because Le Riad is on a pedestrianized street, getting a cab requires a short walk--not really a big problem.
Location: Near the Khan al Khalili and in the midst of one of the world's great collections of Mamluk architecture
Located on Naguib Mahfouz's Palace Walk, Le Riad is perfectly situated for those who wish to explore historic Cairo from a comfortable and welcoming base. The suites are spacious and uniquely furnished, the staff is wonderful, and the enormous Egyptian breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. Walk out the door and you are on of the world's great streets, feeling as if you are in the midst of an old movie. The novice traveler might prefer the cookie cutter familiarity of a big hotel along the Nile, but if you have any sense of adventure and want to feel as if you have actually visited Cairo, I highly recommend Le Riad.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Baltimore, MD
Le Riad Hotel de Charme - charming indeed!Posted Dec 21, 2009 on Hotels.com
My husband and I booked a one-night stay at Le Riad in December 09 and ended up staying 3 nights - we absolutely loved it. It is indeed reminiscent of the riads converted from ancient houses in Marrakech - but this is the only riad in Cairo, to my knowledge. The suites are large, beautifully decorated and comfortable - laptops provided in the room were especially appreciated. The location in the Medieval Quarter is, in our view, the best in Cairo - all the beautiful old Islamic architecture and the souks in short walking distance. The staff were truly exceptional - a fine example of Egyptian hospitality - they were consistently helpful on every item we needed. The hotel is new-ish and not well known; we doubt that will be true for much longer. Only one caveat - best to arrange transportation to the hotel through the hotel staff - it is a small hotel on a small street and hard to find. Our taxi driver from Giza could not find it, even after asking a number of times, and we ended up wandering around on a long walk through the Khan El Khalili bazaar with our luggage until we finally found it. The street goes by various names - the Sharia al Muizz or the Goldsmith's Bazaar, as well as the Muiz Li-Din Allah. Overall, highly recommended!!