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Talisman Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Az-Zahir with restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

83 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
The price is $186
Price available on 06/06/2022
39 Talaat Harb St., Downtown, Cairo
Main amenities
  • 24 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Separate sitting area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Az-Zahir
  • Ain Shams University - 3 min drive
  • Khan el-Khalili - 18 min drive
  • Al-Azhar University - 5 min drive
  • Egyptian Presidential Palace - 6 min drive
  • Saladin Citadel - 17 min drive
  • Cairo International Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Muhammad Ali Mosque - 7 min drive
  • Tahrir Square - 6 min drive
  • Egyptian Museum - 7 min drive
  • American University of Cairo - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 35 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 4 min drive

About this property

Talisman Hotel

When you stay at Talisman Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square. Rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and bathrobes. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Shopping


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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.


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

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Talisman de Charme
Talisman de Charme Cairo
Talisman Hotel de Charme
Talisman Hotel de Charme Cairo
Talisman Hotel Cairo
Talisman Hotel
Talisman Cairo
Talisman Hotel Hotel
Talisman Hotel Cairo
Talisman Hotel Hotel Cairo

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Location is perfect @ down town Caïro. Best spot to witness local life of the inhabitants of Caïro.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Totally unique for Cairo, a real sanctuary right in a downtown area full of wonderful 1930s French architecture. I visit Cairo a lot and usually stay in one of the 4 or 5 star chains. All so far are dull, large concrete buildings with no soul. The staff were wonderful and everything worked perfectly. We stayed 3 nights. It may not be everyone's ideal but for those who want to experience old Cairo, rather than an anonymous bunker, this is a real sanctuary. One review said breakfast was 'basic' but there was a good range of options, the fresh guavas were my highlight. Don't miss a visit to Cage Riche 5-10 mins walk away, another institution.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Don't take credit card though it is stated on the reservation confirmation that it is an option?! Breakfast is pretty basic. The location is great, clean and nicely decorated. Staff is friendly and kind (but depends who is attending).
Ilan, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent for a feel if Cairo
Charming as the name indicates. Down an alley off Talit Harb St. Old fashioned open cage elevator. Hotel is on fifth floor. Great for travellers who like the local flavor rather than the "Hilton" feel. Staff speaks English and were very helpful and accomidating. In a typical bustling Cairo neighborhood in downtown Cairo. Walk to Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and the Nile. Highly reccomended.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The hotel was fine, I was happy until the last day when I realised that someone has stolen all the precious stones, jeweleries, and cash from the safe box inside the room. If you stay at this hotel do not leave anything valuable in the safe box as advised. I did just that, and even with my own individual code they open the safebox and stole everything that was valuable. Do not stay at this Hotel!!!
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hotel Talisman Cairo - friendly and unique
The hotel staff were so friendly and helpful and the public rooms were furnished with fab Egyptian historical pieces throughout. Breakfast lovely and particularly cool was the fact we were only in our room for about 1 minute when a knock on the door revealed the waiter with welcoming fresh fruit drinks. You will though need to arrive by taxi as not easy at all to find. In small sidestreet with no obvious signage.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Cairo Haven
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cairo. The transport from the airport was an issue and consideration should be given for airport pick up which would assist in the frenetic conditions of the arrival section of the airport. Hotel arranged transport to airport when we left which made life easier. Best wishes to all at the Hotel Talisman.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

A quiet refuge in the heart of Cairo
The Talisman Hotel is the perfect place to stay in the heart of Cairo if you are looking for a friendly boutique hotel that is well-run and has easy access to the Egyptian Museum at a reasonable price.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

As previously stated the entrance to the hotel might leave you a bit wary, but once you get to the fifth floor it feels completely different. Our Egyptian guides were unaware of it, since the hotel does little/no publicity within the country, but even they were impressed when they dropped us off or picked us up. The fact that there is complimentary breakfast and wireless is very rare and speaks to how homey the hotel is. Everyone at the front desk was helpful and gave us great directions on how to get around Cairo on foot and on the metro. I wholeheartedly recommend this place.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The Hotel was a great experience and we were wowed by the decor and the thoughtful design of the place- though finding it could be a slight challenge a better map (in English) and instructions with bookings could do the trick. The stay was very comfortable and the room was clean, well stocked and with all the comforts expected from a hotel at this price range (though in Egypt the expected cannot be taken for granted) The Breakfast was a good spread and the staff was very helpful and polite. On the whole a very warm and charming experience.
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