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Hotel Velvet 1928

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Egyptian Museum

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
From
£17

Restrictions related to your trip

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6.8.Good.
  • The hotel is situated in an alleyway with no hotel sign, so can be difficult to find.…

    Apr 26, 2019

  • The place is just atrocious. To simply avoid it would be my recommendation!

    Feb 17, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 14-minute walk
  • Tahrir Square - 12-minute walk
  • American University of Cairo - 13-minute walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 26-minute walk
  • Cairo Tower - 27-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Classic Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Classic Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Classic Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Classic Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Location

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 14-minute walk
  • Tahrir Square - 12-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 14-minute walk
  • Tahrir Square - 12-minute walk
  • American University of Cairo - 13-minute walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 26-minute walk
  • Cairo Tower - 27-minute walk
  • Abdin Palace - 8-minute walk
  • Museum of Islamic Art - 13-minute walk
  • Qasr El Nil Bridge - 19-minute walk
  • Cairo Opera House - 25-minute walk
  • Al-Azhar University - 27-minute walk

Getting around

  • Cairo (CAI-Cairo Intl.) 17-min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) 44-min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station 24-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Off-site parking nearby (USD 5 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Ecotours on site

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch plasma TV
  • Netflix

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel
  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Cairo
  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel Cairo
  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel
  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Cairo
  • Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel Cairo

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 5 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 40
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 20 (from 3 to 16 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 40.0
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 20 (from 3 to 16 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Velvet 1928 does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include El Horreya Cafe and Bar (5-min walk), Kazaz (6-min walk) and Pomodoro (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
  • On-site recreation at Hotel Velvet 1928 includes ecotours.
6.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    3 nights in Cairo

    We agreed to relocate from Velvet 1928 to Velvet 1915 to experience their newer hotel. It was a good decision because Velvet 1915 location is closer to centre Cairo and the rooms slightly more spacious. However there were 4 power trips in the 3 nights causing blackouts and no water supply for about an hour each time. Very comfortable beds but room floors a bit unclean with dust and hair balls.

    William, 3 night family trip, Dec 21, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The staff was so friendly esp Mustafa. The location was great. The bad thing it was only ground floor and near the street which was so noisy.

    1 night family trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This property being advertised as a Hotel 3 star. Turned out it is actually a Hostel in the middle of ghetto!!!! Demanded refund as i paid 2 extra days what i did not used. It has been denied....

    J.Csonka, 4 night trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Very bad place and no sign no security, in bad area

    2 night family trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Very basic. You get what you pay for. No TV. No hot water (we visited late May so the weather is very hot so the unheated water was fine). No free bottled water. No mini-fridge. The wall sockets can be used by US and EU plugs only. The hotel do have free wifi. The bathroom is just like a built-in closet built inside the room, there is no ceiling, only some wood decor to block out the rest of the whole room, thus no exhaust going outside. On a better note, the staff (just a single person on the reception at a time) was friendly, helpful and quite hospitable. Do not be fooled by the chandeliers nor the padded headboard, there is nothing luxurious about this hotel (one of locals said that this is only actually a hostel). Will we stay again? Yes, because we need only basic accomodation and the price is reasonable. The location is great (right in the middle of Cairo). The hospitality is great.

    2 night trip, May 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good firm beds,excelent staff,plentiful breakfast,good location in walking distance to everything,restaurants,shops,banks,we only have minor inconveniences,a door lock malfunction,Shakin give us another and better room,hot water is good 75% of the time,we really enjoided our stay.

    4 night family trip, May 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable value hotel. Beds and baths were fine, and air conditioning was very good. Location is downtown Cairo so traffic noise is expected. Can't say enough about the staff - friendly and helpful at every turn!

    JDE, 1 night family trip, Apr 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The Hotel Velvet 1928 is a delightfully quirky hotel in the heart of downtown Cairo. It has rooms on the first and fifth floors of an old government building built in 1928 (hence its name). As you enter, you wonder what on earth have you gotten yourself into as it is a run down building. However, the space this hotel takes up has a throwback eclectic feel that is fun for those with a sense of adventure. The staff is earnest and bent over backwards trying to please. I was assigned a room on the first floor which, though spacious, was quite noisy. The next 3 nights I was provided with a lovely room on the 5th floor that included a balcony. The bed was extremely comfortable. My breakfasts each morning were hearty, and the staff was always ready to provide suggestions or call an uber or cab if needed. The location of the hotel is perfect for walking to most downtown sites (ten minutes from museum for example). If you love a good adventure, and want an inexpensive hotel near the downtown sites and restaurants, this is a good option. Just be sure to inquire about the fifth floor rooms.

    JH, 4 night trip, Mar 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Hotel Velvet 1928 is an “interesting” place to stay if you want the experience of staying in a hotel room that’s on a film set. It looks great on the surface but it feels as though the entire place could be packed into a crate tomorrow. The finishings aren’t perfect but they’re clean and work. It’s not very well labeled on the outside and most of the rooms are on the 5th. floor. There’s an antique elevator that may or may not be working. This is not a big deal as the staff will happily help you with your bags if you need it. All this said it’s a bit of a gem in a city as polluted and overcrowded as Cairo. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I wish them well with this project.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    the staff was very fruiendy and helpful. considering the age of the hotel it is well kept. the price was right for the hotel and servie provided.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 3, 2019

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