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Stay in the Heart of Historic Cairo
Stay in the Heart of Historic Cairo
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This unique home is located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, adjacent to downtown. It has been tastefully furnished and features stunning panoramic views of Cairo's Mamluk and Ottoman-era minarets. The house is just a couple of minutes walk from al-Hussein and al-Azhar mosques, inviting guests to experience this part of the city in a far more intimate way than tourists typically have the chance to.

The space

The flat has one bedroom with a vintage iron double bed and A/C + heater, a bright living room with a panoramic west-facing view (incredible sunsets!) that can accomodate three people on three futons, a study with a balcony, a small kitchen that has everything you need to cook and make tea+coffee, bathroom, and foyer.

It is located three stories up on a cobblestone pedestrian street with stunning views - of the historic monuments and local neighborhood, and panoramic views of the city.

The bathroom has a shower but not a bathtub. There is good hot water and water pressure around the clock.

Guest access

The whole flat is for the guests.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to arrange for an airport pickup to bring you directly to the flat and/or a private car + driver for any far excursions during your stay.

Other things to note

Discounted long-term rental is available for researchers, mature students, and artists. Please send a direct message if interested.

Laptop friendly workspace
Smoking Allowed
Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
3 single beds
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

This is a flat for mature guests looking to explore the area and take in its many architectural, historic, and cultural treats. We want you to enjoy the flat and the beautiful views but guests must be sensitive to local customs and maintain a sense of modesty. This is not a flat for parties!

Safety features
Safety card
2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Nicholas User Profile
April 2017
A fabulous location, you feel like you are in the heart of a local community but you're still close to interesting tourist spots like the cafe el fishawi and Khan al khalili bazaar. There are lots of places to eat nearby too for kebda and falafel etc The flat itself is comfortable and very relaxing after a day in the chaos of Cairo. The interior design is of a very high standard and I felt like I was staying in a flat out of a design magazine! Communication was excellent throughout and the hosts were accommodating to my plans. All in all, no complaints whatsoever. Would stay again 100% Thanks Natasha!

Maria José User Profile
October 2017
The host canceled this reservation 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Alexandre User Profile
June 2017
My stay of 30 nights in this apartment made my journey in Cairo really unique. To be able to live in the heart of Gamaliya was really exciting (5mn minutes walk from Moez St, 10mn walk from Al Azhar mosque, 20mn walk from metro station), especially during Ramadan nights. The area is poor but authentic, very few tourists living there, many old mosques and madrassas to visit on a daily basis, etc. The view from some of the windows in the apartment is really genuine. A remarkable place to stay at! Yet, considering my stay in the apartment was long I have to reckon I would have appreciated a little more confort, like a proper shower and more especially more air conditioning devices: there is only one air conditioning device in the apartment, in the bedroom, so during hot days (often the case in Cairo) it’s kind of a shame not being able to fully enjoy the other rooms in the apartment, especially the living room considering it gets really hot. But again, all buildings in this area are old so it’s kind of impossible to find more confortable apartments. I didn’t get to meet Natasha in person, or her friends. But she provided me with a lot of information via Airbnb messages. Thanks.

Chelsea User Profile
February 2017
If you are looking to experience real Cairo, then this is where you should set up base. Tucked away in Islamic Cairo, the flat is 15 min walk from the metro and on the doorstep of historical Cairo. The flat is old but beautifully decorated and spacious. This was a perfect location, close enough to everything we needed, but far enough away to make us feel like locals, not tourists. Natasha is exceedingly helpful and full of detailed information about the area.

Frerik User Profile
January 2017
My stay in Natasha's place was just what I needed for my long weekend in Cairo. The appartment had everything I needed and the neighbourhood offers an amazing experience into Cairo's more historical parts. I loved it though you have to be okay with a bit noise at night. I slept great though. Natasha was quick in her answers and I didn't find anything unexpected. So a place to recommend!

Benjamin User Profile
December 2016
Our stay at Natasha's flat was magical. The apartment is beautiful and located in a charming street of the old Cairo. The view is stunning. There are a thousand things to see around. Our arrival and departure were perfectly organized and easy. Natasha is very nice and caring. The only disadvantage of the flat is that the bedroom overlooks a schoolyard. It is very noisy in the morning during the week. But it's a detail as it is really a unique place. Thank you so much Natasha!

Sonja User Profile
October 2016
Natasha is fabulous landlady and she help us to spend extraordinary colored days in Cairo, in a district with real oriental life. Her driver was also unique and approaching. We would come back.

Tangier, MoroccoJoined in March 2014
Natasha User Profile

I am an interior decorator originally from India, living between Egypt, Italy, and Morocco.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Hindi, Italiano, العربية
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