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hotel Velvet 1915

Hotel with restaurant, near Egyptian Museum

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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  • I was surprised that actually the building of hotel was built in 1915, more than 100…

    Oct 23, 2019

  • Amazing service, beautiful hotel.

    Aug 30, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 11 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 12 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 23 min walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 33 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Suite
  • Classic Single Room, 1 King Bed, City View


  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 11 min walk

What’s around


  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 11 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 12 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 23 min walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 33 min walk
  • Abdin Palace - 14 min walk
  • Qasr El Nil Bridge - 17 min walk
  • Museum of Islamic Art - 21 min walk
  • Cairo Opera House - 24 min walk
  • Sports Center Gezirah Sporting Club - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 34 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 53 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 24 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite self parking (EGP 80 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Visual fire alarm

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Norwegian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Late check-in between 11:30 PM and 12:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EGP 100 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs EGP 80 per night with in/out privileges

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EGP 340 per room (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 7 costs EGP 0 (one-way)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, hotel Velvet 1915 does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EGP 80 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 12:30 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EGP 100 (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Groppi's (3-min walk), Kazaz (4-min walk), and Café Riche (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EGP 340 per room one-way.
  • 4.0.Fair

    When we arrived for our prepaid booking our two single room were not 'on the system'. The reception tried to get us to share a room. When I said no it was suggested that maybe my 'husband doesn't trust me? A room was 'found' in another hotel for me and my nephew was given a room in Velvet. Although the other hotel was fine we were unable to have breakfast together. Overall unsatisfactory..

    1 night family trip, Jun 24, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This is the worse place I have ever been. It is in an abandoned building, we had to use a makeshift elevator to get to it. The reception desk is made of a small person sitting next to small table and a copy machine. As soon as we entered the dirty rooms, they chained the entrance door, downstairs and put a large flower pots behind our doors, we could not get out. We did find a new hotel through Expedia. We did explain to hotel sonesta that we did not feel save. To come get us. Of course, we gave the address, the cell phone number for velvet. The person who came for us spoke their language, so they unchained the door to let him in, and he came to our room to rescue us. We were all terrified, we were all wondering, what could have happened if we did not leave. In my opinion, this place should never be used, it should be removed from Expedia’s list

    6 night family trip, Mar 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like that all the staff was very nice and that my room was spacious and clean. The area was very busy and it was close to many attractions. Also like that the hotel employees are very helpful they will translate and an place orders for you. It’s quiet and relaxing.

    Tanya, 10 night trip, Feb 14, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Nice people but old building

    First let me say that the people here were friendly and the breakfast in the morning was nice. When we first arrived, I asked for the internet password but apparently, the young man had just started working there a couple of days previously and did not know it so I used their computer to locate it. I was not able to sleep at all because the window I'm my room was broken and did not seal, so mosquitos came in and did their work on me. All the fixtures in the bathroom, including the shower head, were falling off the wall and the hotel overall was in an old building that just needed a lot of work. Finally, in the middle of the building, people were smoking which carried through the hotel; my stay here was not pleasant.

    Jonathan, 2 night family trip, Feb 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Je recommande pour un hébergement sans prétention

    Arrivé dans la nuit, l'hôtel avait arrangé mon transfert depuis l'aéroport. Très pratique ! Un thé d'hospitalité en arrivant : agréable :) L'hôtel est situé dans une impasse et l'immeuble est très ancien. Ça a du charme. La réception est toujours disponible. Petit déjeuner simple qui a le mérite d'exister. Au final, un lieu sans prétention dont il ne faudra pas attendre des prestations élevées. En même temps, au prix de la nuit, c'était parfait !

    Bruno, 3 night trip, Aug 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We really enjoyed our stay at Velvet 1915, very charming atmosphere, very nice and helpful staff, in the heart of Cairo.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Manque d’insonorisation,sinon rien a dire de quoi que ce soit

    NN, 5 night romance trip, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    it was great... hotel is close to Cairo's "french quater" /talaat harb)... very ice & helpful staff... rooms to the street (talaat harb) are noise, so try to get one of the "others"...

    Kurt, 2 night trip, Mar 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good


    予約ミスで系列のホテルに移動。その前に2泊した際もオーバーブッキングで系列ホテルに移動。その度に無駄な時間が発生し、この人たちはなぜ簡単に人を振り回すのか不思議でした。予約したホテルに泊まることが普通だと思うのですが、同じ部屋だから、と系列ホテルに移動させるのはいかがなものでしょうか? あと洗面にトイレットペーパーホルダーとタオル掛けがないのも不思議でした。

    Yayoi, 2 night trip, Jan 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Muhammad Aslam, 2 night trip, Nov 18, 2019

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