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Egypt hotels and accommodation

Egypt has accommodation for all tastes and all budgets; so much so that it's sometimes hard to choose where to stay. However, the good news is that almost all accommodation in Egypt is good value for money when compared to British prices.

For the best view of the Pyramids, try the Meridien Pyramids hotel in Cairo. At nearly £50.00 per room per night, it's both reasonably priced and has five-star luxury in spades. En-suite facilities, minibar, gym and everything else you'd expect from a luxury hotel. Not only that, but it's a child-friendly place with plenty of activities to keep the kids amused. Make sure you ask specifically for a view of the Pyramids(not every room ahs a view); jump in a taxi and it's a ten minute ride to the Pyramids.

Also in Cairo, the Cairo Marriott is a very special place to stay, with its Islamic architecture and historical decorations. Unlike many hotels owned by international chains, this has a very Egyptian look about it, as well as a long and fascinating history. Prices start at about £60.00 per room per night.

If you're a film buff, you might be tempted to stay at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, which is famous as the set for Death on the Nile. It's a truly beautiful hotel, still decorated in the colonial style which gave the film such atmosphere. Each room is individual and individually beautiful. Think marble, high ceilings and Moorish décor combined with turn-of-the-century English charm. As you might know from the film, the Nile views are quite literally to die for. However, with prices starting at £150.00 per room per night; many people simply visit the hotel as a tourist attraction in its own right.

For travellers on a tighter budget, Egypt offers a wealth of options. Most cities have a combination of reasonably priced hotels(where you can get breakfast and a room with en-suite facilities for as little as £5.00 per night) and youth hostels, which give you crash space for as little as £3.00. However, if you're short of cash, avoid the wealthier beach resorts, such as Sharm el Sheikh, as you will find your budget soon disappears. Instead heed up the Sinai Peninsular to the laid-back hippie haunt of Dahab.

Note the with budget hotels the star rating system means little, so it's wise to insist that you have a look around first(hot water is more often a promise than a reality).


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