Hotel Velvet 1928

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In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel Velvet 1928

Hotel Velvet 1928

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Egyptian Museum

6.8/10 Good

44 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
8, Gawad Housny Street, Cairo, Cairo, 02002
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Tahrir Square - 12 min walk
  • Egyptian Museum - 14 min walk
  • Cairo Opera House - 25 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 31 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 8 min drive
  • Al-Azhar University - 3 min drive
  • Khan el-Khalili - 17 min drive
  • Muhammad Ali Mosque - 3 min drive
  • Orman Botanical Gardens - 15 min drive
  • Giza Zoo - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo (CAI-Cairo Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 24 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Velvet 1928

Putting you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square, Hotel Velvet 1928 offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle one-way. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Also, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cairo Opera House and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Cairo Tower. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 5:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking nearby (USD 5 per night)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Ecotours


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch plasma TV
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Parking is available nearby and costs USD 5 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel
Hotel Velvet 1928 Cairo
Hotel Velvet 1928 Hotel Cairo

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Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Seif, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nuraishah, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Khalid ahmed gibreel, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect hotel for the price in a central location.
Great hotel for the price you pay and very nicely decorated rooms. I've seen previous reviews saying negative things about this hotel however I have not experienced any of the things I read that were negative about this hotel. Let me list some of positives about this hotel. 1- big rooms and comfy beds. 2- beautifully decorated bathrooms. 3- always have hot water seems like an endless supply. 4- very friendly reception staff 5- nice little breakfast in the morning 6- very friendly lady who does the cleaning and breakfasts 7- very accessible to everything in downtown Cairo 8- little shop right outside hotel and a restaurant and cafe 9- air conditioning and wifi! 10- very clean rooms 11- very affordable Now the hotel is in one of the oldest cities in the world so people who come here expecting the Ritz Carlton are just silly people. The building is old and obviously not brand new looking in the stairways but the hotel and rooms itself is beautiful and we'll kept. The only negative I had was when I was looking out my window (I was on 5th floor) This man in the building next to the hotel started taking my picture with his cellphone from his apartment. I was very uncomfortable about that however it has nothing to do with the hotel and everything to do with the man's personality. Other then that this hotel was perfect for me a solo male traveler and I had no complaints. Would recommend to friends and would stay again.
Tye, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This property being advertised as a Hotel 3 star. Turned out it is actually a Hostel in the middle of ghetto!!!! Demanded refund as i paid 2 extra days what i did not used. It has been denied....
J.Csonka, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff was so friendly esp Mustafa. The location was great. The bad thing it was only ground floor and near the street which was so noisy.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Very bad place and no sign no security, in bad area
2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Very basic. You get what you pay for. No TV. No hot water (we visited late May so the weather is very hot so the unheated water was fine). No free bottled water. No mini-fridge. The wall sockets can be used by US and EU plugs only. The hotel do have free wifi. The bathroom is just like a built-in closet built inside the room, there is no ceiling, only some wood decor to block out the rest of the whole room, thus no exhaust going outside. On a better note, the staff (just a single person on the reception at a time) was friendly, helpful and quite hospitable. Do not be fooled by the chandeliers nor the padded headboard, there is nothing luxurious about this hotel (one of locals said that this is only actually a hostel). Will we stay again? Yes, because we need only basic accomodation and the price is reasonable. The location is great (right in the middle of Cairo). The hospitality is great.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good firm beds,excelent staff,plentiful breakfast,good location in walking distance to everything,restaurants,shops,banks,we only have minor inconveniences,a door lock malfunction,Shakin give us another and better room,hot water is good 75% of the time,we really enjoided our stay.
4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel is situated in an alleyway with no hotel sign, so can be difficult to find. Make sure to to use google maps. Hotel room is clean but had little facilities - the shower has little hot water. The hotel location is a bonus and everything is walking distance - the staff is willing to help. Breakfast is on the 5th floor - you’ll get a hearty meal for the day. Overall it’s an average hotel and I would highly recommend it.
6-night romance trip
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