Fodor's Expert Review Western Desert Hotel

Center of town, near the tourist office, Bawiti, Giza, Egypt

Smack-dab in the middle of Bawiti, this hotel is an obvious choice for anyone who might be arriving late at night or who doesn't like to feel too far removed from civilization. The four-story building shows signs of hasty finishing and kitschy décor, but it is spotlessly clean throughout. All rooms have private baths and balconies, the upper floors offering views. Singles can be cramped, but the doubles are spacious and better furnished. The owner has purchased an adjacent property and plans to add a midsize swimming pool.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • a relaxing rooftop garden catches evening breezes and offers interesting views of the rooftops below and the desert beyond

CONS

  • soulless lobby and restaurant
  • touts wait near entrance

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-3847–1600

HOTEL DETAILS

52 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast