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.