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Pharaohs Palace Hotel Cairo Reviews
Do Not Stay Here Oct 04, 2009
I would not recommend this place for one reason alone. The manager Aladin is very, very deceitful. He will swindle you right out of your money before you even realize it. If you confront him about the exorbitant prices he charges you, he will try to make you feel bad about challenging him.
Unfortunately, we had booked ahead of time and our plans changed, so we arrived one day after we planned. We called them to see what they would do. They charged us anyway, which was to be expected.
We finally arrived in the middle of the night, after calling to confirm our online booking the day before. Lo and behold, management switched us from not just different rooms, BUT a completely different building. So, in the middle of the night, we were forced to traipse through downtown Cairo to the other building.
We ended up using the manager to help us travel to some other places in Egypt, only to realize that Aladin charged us between DOUBLE and TRIPLE what others paid for the same excursions. Among other things, he provided us a driver that further ripped us off, and rushed us through our Pyramids experience.
The only consolation is that this hostel is conveniently located in downtown Cairo.
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