If you go to the pyramids, it is best that you stay at one of the many hotels that are right next to them. I was surprised to find these historical monuments are really so close to civilisation! The Meridian is one of the closest hotels, with amazing views - without a doubt, the best thing about it. The hotel is pretty good: the buffet is nice, and the rooms are quite spacious and comfortable, and the service is fine. I'd recommend it, although it's not exactly a luxury hotel.
This is, in my opinion, one of the most spectacular hotels I've ever stayed in. It's located right next to the Nile and has a shopping mall connected to it and also a casino. Everything exudes luxury, from the decor all the way down to the smallest detail. There's a spa overlooking the Nile (separate ones for men and women) with jacuzzi, gym, sauna, massage, and more. The rooms are extremely large. Every night, there's a show or belly-dancing in the pool area where all the local sheikhs go. The only problem I can find with this hotel is that even if you've made a reservation, sometimes a sheikh will decide he wants to stay for another week and you'll be out of a room! The restaurant is also a 10/10 in my opinion.
The Nile Ritz Carlton hotel is next to the Nile River, it´s a luxury hotel with nice views towards the Midan Tahrir and the river with the island of Gezira and the Cairo Tower. It is the hold Hilton Nile Hotel that is being renovated, which was an institution in the city frequented by many VIPs and politicians. They should open again next year. The Egyptian Museum is 15 minutes walking and the Midan Tahrir, which never sleeps, is where you can find restaurants, bars, travel agencies and whatever service you need.
The Pyramid View Hotel is in historic Giza near the secondary entrance to the pyramids and the Sphinx. Beware that there is another much more luxurious hotel with the same name. The hotel is a five minute walk from the pyramids, but it's also in a very run down neighborhood which contrasts sharply with the beauty of the Pyramids. There's nothing on the street at night after 10pm, whereas if you stay in Cairo proper, the nightlife is a lot more exciting. The rooms are basic and cost $10 per person per night. There's a Pizza Hut next door which a great terrace for viewing the Pyramids.
The Canadian Hostel is a two-minute walk from Tahrir Square. Like most hotels in the area, it offers cheap lodging in downtown Cairo, but is also surrounded by a lot of traffic and noise. They also offer organized tours of the Pyramids and the Nile River valley. The Egyptian Museum and the Tahrir metro station are both close by. The rooms are all air-conditioned and clean and the building is old and has high ceilings. If you stay more than three nights, you get a free airport shuttle. The price include breakfast, optional towels, and wi-fi. Rooms cost $ 10 for a shared, $ 23 double room and 45 for a triple. The basic is $ 15 / night.
The Conrad Cairo has a great atmosphere with nice views over the Nile and excellent service. It's the perfect place to rest up after taking a cruise down the Nile or to use as your base for visiting the Egyptian capital. Fabulous sunsets over the river.
A good choice if you want to visit Cairo, as it's within walking distance of the museum, and not far from downtown and the important sights. For the pyramids, you'll have to take a shuttle but it's better to stay in the centre and have to travel to the pyramids than the other way around. The hotel is clean and comfortable, and the food is good.
Behind an unwelcoming facade, the Victoria Hotel is an old colonial house in the centre of Cairo that makes a great place to stay. You're right in the heart of downtown Cairo, a lively area filled with shops and businesses. A 15 minute walk will take you to Ramses Station, where trains run to Alexandria and the Nile Valley. Other points of interest are no more than a 15-20 minute taxi ride away, and there are always drivers waiting in front. They shouldn't charge more than 15 LE to go to Islamic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum. The hotel has 92 rooms with TV, telephone and private bathroom. They have air conditioning. Below is a bar and an internet cafe. It's a chain that has hotels in Luxor and Hurghada too.
The hotel Amin is located in Falaki square, just a few minutes walk away from Midan Tahrir. The nearest metro stop is Sadat, where the two lines coincide. It is placed in a convenient location, and in the street there is less traffic than there is in Tahrir, so you it will be less noisy in your room. It is a simple, clean, and well priced establishment. There are rooms for 2,3 or 4 people, with ventilation, some come with air conditioning. They can help you organize your trip with travel agencies arranging tickets to various monuments such as the pyramids. It is a safe neighborhood, but popular, non-residential.
The Bamboo House Hotel is a small hotel in Dahab, on the promenade, that is that in front you have a pedestrian street full of bars and restaurants, but it has no direct access to the beach. For a sandy beach you have to walk for about half an hour, or rent a bike. The hotel itself has an ocean view. They also have a restaurant next to the sea, where there is free wireless free access. Not all rooms have an internet signal. The rooms are clean, simple, and can accommodate up to 4 people. They have a fridge, a.c and a private bathroom. Bamboo House also offers excursions including camel safari, diving, snorkeling ...
The Alaska Camp is next to the Aladdin Restaurant in Dahab. It is a nice hotel only two minutes from the sea and a 10-minute walk from the beach. It's managed by a friendly English girl, who also helps organize tours and diving trips in the area. The hotel was recently renovated and now has all the modern comforts. A double room with fan costs 90 EP, rooms with a balcony 120, and air-conditioned rooms between 150 and 180EP / night. A triple room costs between 120 and 180, depending on whether there's AC or not. 25EP for breakfast which is a continental buffet. There are a total of 30 rooms that are arranged on two floors, each very clean with private bathrooms.
It´s a luxury hotel that is impressive, with big and spacious rooms, breakfast buffet with a big variety of things, heated pool with a restaurant on top, shopping center inside the hotel, and many more thing. I recommend it, it´s the perfect place to rest after a long day touring Cairo.
The Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel is one of the luxury hotels that's next to the Nile river, the same height as the Midan Tahrir. You're in a good location here, the Egyptian Museum is right next door and the Midan Tahrir is at the Sadat metro stop, where the only two metro lines in the city pass through. The hotel costs about 150 euros per night, or 950 LE, more or less, depending on the season and business, it could be a little lower. It belongs to the Intercontinental chain. Through the hotel you can organize day trips to Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo and the pyramids. The decor is oriental, not very refined, but the hotel has the comfort and modernity of European standards. The views of the river are gorgeous.