19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A Good Choice !
"We enjoyed our 4 nights in a family sized (triple) room at the Havana Hotel. The rooms were basic, but comfortable and had A/C. Our TV had a couple of English stations but the sound didn't work right. The breakfast and the service was below average.
One word of advice is that you should avoid the tours / drivers that the hotel will offer you as they are way over-priced. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars by getting the Front Desk to write all of the places you want to go on a piece of paper in Arabic and then taking taxis. Just agree to a price with the driver upfront and you'll be fine!
Havana Hotel is in an upper class section of Cairo with boutique shops and some very good restaurants all-around. There is a grocery store 50m away if you want to save money on food. Overall, Havana Hotel was a good value with a triple room for $80."
- Travel date: Sat 7th of June 2008
Clean and Comfortable
"We stayed here for 2 nights and the rooms were clean and comfortable.It is a basic hotel.Location is great and good restaurants around this area."
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of May 2008
"Havana Hotel has a great location in the centre of busy Mohandeseen. Some excellent restaurants in the same street and good location for banks and shops. I stayed here at start and end of my Egypt trip. Rooms and bathroom always clean, large rooms, very nice staff, good food in restaraunt and shisha cafe. Nice to stay in a small friendly hotel. Overall excellent value."
- Travel date: Sat 15th of March 2008
worth to stay
"we did enjoy ourself with lovely staff especially osama,they are 3 star only but they serve more with friendly atmosphere"
- Travel date: Mon 25th of February 2008
A basic hotel with some problems
"The room we had over looked refuse and an ally way at the back of the hotel - you would think that they would have cleaned it up.
Airconditioning did not work, windows were not lockable
Bathroom didnt look clean due to damage round tiles and bathroom floor
Meals were mediocre and not very hot
Staff were friendly
On return trip we were given a 'better' room at the front of the hotel but the noise from the traffic was disturbing"
- Travel date: Thu 24th of January 2008
"Had a really great stay here. It's not that there's anything revolutionary about it, its just that its got everything you need for the ideal stay in Cairo. I've been to Cairo several times and find it quite hectic, but the Havana makes it all ok. The rooms and beds are quite large, and very comfortable, and the showers are almost like power showers, something that's very unusual in Egypt beleive me!! The staff are helpful but don't hassle you like they often do at other places. then there's its location, in a great area for just wondering round and soaking up the atmosphere, with several nice loooking restaurants nearby, but also easy access to the sights, and quite central. And the hotel itself has quite a good restaurant as well, plus a sheesha bar next door for chilling out and having a beer. Its just ideal!! As I say, nothing about it is revolutionary, but, especailly in Cairo, its very very rare to find somewhere that has all of the above, without any hassle, and is cheap!!"
- Travel date: Thu 16th of August 2007
"We stayed in the Havana hotel as part of a tour group. The rooms were large and clean and comfortable and the en-suite was very nice. It is in mohandiseen and is a handy taxi ride away from the cairo museum and the pyramids. I would stay here again."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of April 2006