Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
16 - 22 September 1999
Issue No. 447
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

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Travel Web

Hotel guide

This site is extremely useful for those who want to spend a holiday in Cairo and do not know what kind of hotels are available and the facilities they provide. It includes hotel special offers, luxury accommodation and travel information for international business people.

This site is part of the "Open World Luxury Hotel World" Internet search engine that includes hotel group web sites, individual hotel web sites from the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the USA, worldwide accommodation discounts, luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, the best golf hotels, island getaways and leading shopping destinations.

For those who are planning for a holiday in Cairo, this is a perfect site to browse. It answers nearly every question a holiday-maker to Cairo would have, like getting from the airport into town, what will the weather be like and tipping and dress code requirements.

This site is simple in layout. It opens with a photo on the right and its labelled contents on the left. It includes 11 sections dealing with hotel discounts, luxury hotels, restaurants, attractions, photographs and maps of Cairo, travel tips, city facts and climate and weather details.

It is interesting for holiday-makers to know what kind of room discounts are available on weekends and to have access to comprehensive information about hotel facilities like dining, conference, banqueting and entertainment.

For those who need telephone or fax numbers and addresses of certain hotels, all one needs to do is click on the section of "Cairo Luxury Hotels" where all this information is provided with a coloured map showing the hotel's location and its surrounding area, including restaurants, shopping malls, other hotels and ancient sites.

Besides hotels, there is a section devote & the city's restaurants, which includes telephone numbers, addresses and maps showing how to get to where you are going to eat.

A section for Cairo's attractions is also useful for those who are coming to Egypt for the first time. Information in that section is not abundant, but sufficient. If you click on that section you will see all the famous places that you can visit in Cairo. You can also read about the Sphinx, Giza Pyramids, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Khan Al-Khalili bazaar and the Citadel. Besides these ancient sites you can also gain information on modern ones such as the Pharaonic Village, the World Trade Centre, Cairo Tower, October War Panorama and others.

If you want to have a look round Cairo and see its attractions, you can click on the "Photos" section where you can see good pictures of the Nile, markets, camels and others.

"Travel Tips" is one of the most informative sections as it gives the traveller an abundance of handy information including tipping, dress codes and weather.

If you need easy access to quality holiday information about Cairo, you must look up this informative site. Reviewed by Rehab Saad

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