Historical Hotels in Egypt, Part II

Historical Hotels in Egypt

By: Jimmy Dunn

Egypt has been frequented by tourists much longer then tourism as an industry has existed. The Romans came here for holidays in order to see the mystic antiquities even as they ruled the country after the Greeks.

So it is not surprising that Egypt can boast of some of the most historic hotels in the World. They come in two flavors. First, there are the former royal palaces and lodges which have been converted into hotels. Then, there are the facilities which began as hotels constructed by the like of people such as Thomas Cook and others and built over a century ago, often to accommodate rich European and North American tourists.

In this four part series, we will explore most all of the historical hotels we know of. We began last month with the well known five star Mena House and the less known, three star Windsor Hotel. Both of these are located in Cairo. This month we explore the (Old) Winter Palace and the (Old) Cataract Hotel. Both of these hotels are operated by Sofitel, really a leading luxury hotel operator throughout Egypt,

  • Marriott - Cairo
  • Sofitel Alexandria Cecil - Alexandria
  • El Salamlek Palace - Alexandria

  • Auberge Du Lac - Fayoum

Budget and Independent Travel to Egypt - Part II By Jimmy Dunn

Historical Hotels in Egypt - Part II By Jimmy Dunn

Recent Excavations in the Valley of the Kings by the Amarna Royal Tombs Project By Glen Parry

Editor's Commentary By Jimmy Dunn

Ancient Beauty Secrets By Judith Illes

Book Reviews Various Editors

Kid's Corner By Margo Wayman

Cooking with Tour Egypt By Mary K Radnich

Hotel Reviews By Juergen Stryjak

Egyptian Exhibitions By deTraci Regula

Nightlife Various Editors

Restaurant Reviews Various Editors

Shopping Around By Juergen Stryjak

Egyptian View-Point By Adel Murad

Medical Advice in Egypt By Omar Ragab.

June 1st, 2000

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