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Le Riad

Cairo, Egypt

Le Riad is a small boutique hotel located in the heart of Islamic Medieval Cairo just a five minute walk from the famous souk of Khan el Khalili. Le Riad features 17 incredibly spacious suites, all individually designed with bold colors and rich fabrics.

At a Glance

  • Located in the heart of the islamic medieval Cairo, just a 5 minute walk from the famous souk of Khan El Khalili.

  • On the roof garden you will discover the thousand minarets of Cairo and enjoy a panoramic view across the city

  • Each and every suite is individually designed with vibrant colors and lavish fabrics

  • The hotel are happy for you to choose your suite. You can pick from Bedouin or Mamluk, Syrian or Ottoman, Albert Cossery and Golo, Naguib Mahfouz to name a few!

  • Watch the world go by from your terrace; children playing, old men haggling or the occasional donkey walking past

Couples, Culture,

Insider's View

Make sure you explore Khan el Khalili and enjoy a turkish coffee at Cairo's oldest coffee shop - Fishawi

Alice Moseley

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If there is availability, ask to look round the other suites, they are all completely different but all equally as beautiful.

Alice Moseley

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Relax on the rooftop, admire the skyline and listen to the call to prayer

Alice Moseley

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Opt for a Superior Suite so you have the joy of having your own balcony

Clare Monro

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As well as visiting the Khan el Khalili and Islamic Cairo, don't miss the Coptic (Egyptian Christian) part of the city featuring some of the most fascinating churches and even Egypt's oldest synagogue

Clare Monro

Insider's View

The nearby Gayer-Anderson Museum is a treasure trove and was even used in the Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

Clare Monro

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Le Riad or take a look at our itineraries to Cairo


Nestled in the center of Medieval Cairo just 200 meters from Bab Zuweila gate stands Le Riad. A perfect base to explore from with the bustling markets of Khan El Khalili just a five minute stroll away. Famous mosques, old palaces and magnificent churches on your doorstop make discovering the local streets all the more fascinating. Just a short drive from Le Riad you will find the famous pyramids of Giza which you can marvel over, or the Egyptian Museum housing a spectacular collection of Pharaonic artifacts.

Le Riad is home to just seventeen spacious suites. Nine superior suites each with a balcony overlooking the surrounding streets and eight standard suites. Each and every suite is furnished in a different style including modern Arabic, Pharanoic, Mamluk and some dedicated to famous artists, writers and Kings. The hallmarks are bold and vibrant colors with colorful glass chandeliers, beautifully decorated furniture, rich warm Fatimid fabrics and fabulous works of art on the walls of the rooms. Each and every suite has a large en-suite marble bathroom with glass showers, baths and refined Arabic furniture. Not to forget that every suite also has a separate sitting room where you can enjoy reading a book or watching television, a dressing room and a desk corner with a laptop giving you free internet access.

This boutique hotel has just the one restaurant open for lunch and dinner, Kutama Rooftop restaurant with stunning views across Cairo and where you can admire the thousand minarets which shape the city's skyline. Breakfast is taken in the tea lounge, serving continental and local Egyptian style food. For dinner, the hotel have a delicious barbecue with all the local cuisine on offer using fresh produce and rare spices, freshly baked Arabic bread and oriental beverages. The rooftop is a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day and if you wish, enjoy some shisha.

For those guests wanting a spa treatment this can be arranged but the hotel does not have their own spa facilities.


The hotel has 17 suites divided into two types. There are nine superior suites (60 square meters) with a balcony overlooking the nearby streets. All have double beds apart from one twin room. There are also standard suites which are nearly as spacious (40 square meters) but do not have the added luxury of a balcony.

Each suite is differently designed, all brightly colored rich with character and charm. All the suites are equipped with a safe, mini bar, phone, reversible air conditioning, satellite Plasma TV, DVD player, laptop with internet access free of charge.

All the suites have a private salon, dressing room, desk corner and a large marble bathroom.

Superior Suite

60 sq meters with a balcony facing El Darb El Asfar. All suites are double apart from one twin bedded suite.

Standard Suite

40 sqm, all double beds except two twin bedded suites.


Children over the age of 6 years are welcomed at Le Riad, but while rooms are spacious enough to accommodate an extra bed there are no suites which interconnect. There is not much for children to do within the hotel and they will need to be watched whilst up on the roof terrace.


With Le Riad being a very small hotel there is just the one restaurant on the roof top offering local Egyptian dishes for dinner. There is also a small tea lounge on the first floor of the hotel serving Egyptian and Continental breakfast daily.


The hotel is within easy reach of the famous souk Khan el Khalili, just a 5-minute walk. Being located in the heart of Cairo makes it accessible by car to reach the Pyramids in Giza, some of the oldest mosques and the Egyptian Museum - attractions definitely worth visiting. Coptic Cairo is also easily reached from here, where some of the most fascinating churches including the beautiful Hanging Church, and the oldest synagogue in Cairo are located. Also worth a visit is the Gayer-Anderson Museum which is beautiful and was used in the film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

Additional Notes

Baby Cots at Le Riad

Please note that Le Riad doesn't provide cots for infants.

Location & Directions

Cairo, Egypt

Le Riad is located in the heart of the of islamic medieval Cairo, just a five minute walk from the famous souk of Khan El Khalili.

When to go

Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March

Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major vacation. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic vacations. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Le Riad or take a look at our itineraries to Cairo

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