El Tonsy Cairo Hotel

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4 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, free minibar, in-room safe
4 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, free minibar, in-room safe
4 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, free minibar, in-room safe

Overview of El Tonsy Cairo Hotel

El Tonsy Cairo Hotel

3.0 star property
Guests rated this property 2.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
143 El Tahrir Street, Dokki, Giza, 11821

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOrman Botanical Gardens16 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairo Opera House9 min drive
  • Popular LocationCairo Tower16 min drive
  • AirportCairo (CAI-Cairo Intl.)45 min drive

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About this area


El Tonsy Cairo Hotel is located in Al Duqqi, a neighborhood in Giza, and is in a shopping district and on the riverwalk. Giza Pyramid Complex and Great Sphinx of Giza are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Giza Plateau. Giza Zoo and Sports Center Gezirah Sporting Club are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Orman Botanical Gardens - 16 min walk
  • Giza Zoo - 20 min walk
  • Cairo University - 3 min drive
  • Cairo Opera House - 9 min drive
  • Cairo Tower - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo Rames Station - 7 min drive
  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 44 min drive


  • Night & Day - 19 min walk
  • Bird Cage - 19 min walk
  • Sabaya - 19 min walk
  • Cortigiano - 19 min walk
  • Taboula - 3 min drive

About this property

El Tonsy Cairo Hotel

Riverwalk Giza hotel in Al Duqqi, near Egyptian Museum
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a nightclub and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a conference center, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite. Change of towels is available on request.
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel offers 37 accommodations with washers/dryers and free minibar items. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • Free pick-up airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • La Cozy Restaurant

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Washer/dryer


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (240 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 19-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 2 PM - 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

El Tonsy Cairo
El Tonsy Cairo Giza
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel Giza
El Tonsy Hotel Cairo
Tonsy Hotel Cairo
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel Giza
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel Hotel
El Tonsy Cairo Hotel Hotel Giza

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 38%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very poor condition, service and breakfast
The room was very dirty, the bathroom flush stopped working and never got fully fixed. There was one tower in the bathroom. The carpets on the floor was very dusty. The picture of the room was highly misleading. The elevator is extremely old and scary. The reception of the hotel is heavily furnished to mislead customers completely. Rooms don't have good internet although it is mentioned in the package. Only after several requests to provide more toilet papers, to fix the flush, to add towels etc sometimes the service was provided. A few services were not provided at all. Often times the reception was staffed with people that did not speak any English thus delaying the process to receiving service. The breakfast was one cold boiled egg, one dry pastry with some jelly on it, one old bun and cheese, and really bad coffee in a dirty cup. The location of the hotel is convenient and the bar on the 18th floor has good ambiance and some internet. I would really not recommend the hotel to tourists who are in Cairo for a short duration. Exploring Cairo and Giza is a fantastic experience. Living in a really poor hotel like this one will only stain that experience very much. It is not even an inexpensive hotel for the condition.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disappointed stay
-Check in day: there is no elevator on the first floor, have to climb stairs to next floor to use elevator. Elevator has no internal door, it is dangerous to stand inside elevator near the opening. -Room has no toilet paper, only 1 towel. Asked for toilet paper, were told wait till tomorrow when cleaning lady come, manager can’t provide toilet paper. We had to go to the market close by to get our own toilet paper. -Wifi in room has no password provided. Asked for room wifi password, were told only the owner has. Asked if they can call owner to get password, were told owner doesn’t provide this password ! -Hallway and room are dirty. There is cockroach in our room. -Check out day: Asked the “security person”, the one sitting at the door get us a taxi, he made deal with the taxi driver, and changed the original agreed fare to the exorbitant amount, such that we had to pull luggage off taxi and wanted to get another taxi by ourselves, He made a scene to scare us such that we had to ask for help from the English speaking personel sit at the front desk.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Quiet stay
As a budget deal, El Tonsy is just a good choice. Great and hospitable staff, but some with limited English. Roof cafe is their strength. I sat up there every night. Located at walking distance from Nile River, Egyptian museum and 20 min from Giza Pyramids. The elevator is old and the carpet is worn out. Cleaning was not daily. For 27 use a day that was a good deal.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel for low maintenance travelers
This is a perfectly fine travelers' hotel in a quiet location not far from downtown Cairo. I had no incidents, but given that the rooms are accessible to patrons of the (excellent) rooftop bar I would have preferred stronger locks on the door of my room. The room was not cleaned every day, but whenever I asked they were more than happy to make up my room. I appreciated the free airport pickup. I also liked that, unlike other "tourist" hotels in Cairo, I wasn't hounded to take this or that hotel-sponsored excursion.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome Hotel!
My first trip to Egypt was comfortable and relaxing. Thanks to this hotel. The room I got was comfy, clean, quiet and so homey. The price is budget friendly and the staff are very nice and I even had small conversations with them every time. The people in charge at the Reception were very accommodating and helpful. At the roof top, you get a very good view of the Nile. Fresh air, nice, delicious food and very fast internet connection. They also have offers for tours and parties which are also within budget especially for someone like me on a tight budget. Thanks again and until next time.

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2017

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Regular... y malo en varios aspectos!
Es un hotel bastante regular, la descripción que ofrece Hoteles.com no concuerda con las condiciones reales del hotel ni con el servicio que presta. El personal no es amable y a veces incluso son groseros, solo una persona que al parecer es el dueño o el asministrador es amable, no ofrecen asistencia turistica, ni siquiera tienen un mapa para ayudar al turista. Las habitaciones no tienen balcón, no tienen artículos en el minibar, no hay caja fuerte, no hay secador de pelo ni plancha, así se pidan estos artículos en la recepción la respuesta es "aquí no hay de eso, tal vez en mi casa hay", no limpian las habitaciones a diario a menos que lo pidas en recepción, y si limpian lo hacen a las 17:00 horas, sale muy poca agua de las duchas, no hay artículos de jugué en personal, se debe pedir papel higiénico y toallas porque no dejan. El desayuno diario es regular, se supone que lo dan desde las 8:00 pero debes pedirlo primero en la recepción porque si subes a la terraza no hay nadie, solo la persona que atiende el bar en la noche durmiendo en un sofá. Solamente hay Wifi en la terraza, solo hay un ascensor que se bloquea y es el mismo que usa toda la gente que entra al bar de la terraza. En cuanto a la zona es muy comercial, hay restaurantes y bancos, pero nada turistico. No lo recomiendo!

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
för dessa pengar under all kritik, finns betydligt bättre och billigare

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ca commence avec des problèmes et Fini de lhorreur
Ca commence mal et Ca fini dans l'horreur. Ma réservation n'était pas dans le système en arrivant, l'absence je était en panne pendant 3 jours et les chambres sont au 16 eme étage. La chambre sentait la le pipi et ils étaient incapable de trouver une chambre propre. Je fini par en trouver une triple assez correcte. Mais malheureusement au dernier jours des boutons commencent à apparaître sur tout mon corps et il s'avère que j'avais attrapé la gale (scarbies) suite à ce séjour d'une semaine.... Ne jamais y mettre les pieds svp !!