Villa Belle Epoque
At a Glance
Very peaceful location
The hotel is located in two villas, each with their own swimming pool
A boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere and unique style
Every room is unique
There is a Turkish bath and a gym, as well as a meeting room
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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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Villa Belle Epoque is a charming boutique hotel located in the leafy suburb of Maadi, south-east of the city center. It is split between two villas and has a very peaceful and intimate atmosphere with 30 unique rooms with beautiful antique furniture.
The leafy suburb of Maadi is home to the beautiful boutique hotel of Villa Belle Epoque. The hotel is split between two villas, of which the main building dates from 1920. The hotel was opened in 2009 and features 33 rooms and suites, 14 of which are in the older building and 19 in the newer building. The rooms are individually and beautifully decorated, and those in the original building are named after Egyptian city names, while the newer building's rooms are numbered. The style is sophisticated and colonial with a hint of contemporary.
Each villa has a dining room which serves a breakfast buffet, while lunch and dinner are served from an a la carte menu. Guests can either eat in the dining room or can take their food outside to the garden. The dining room in the newer villa is particularly notable as it has a lovely mural of the Nile with a felucca.
There are two swimming pools, one outside each villa, which are heated during the winter. There is a small Turkish Bath, or hammam, located in the newer building as well as a gym containing modern equipment and a television.
All of the bedrooms have a television, a safe and a minibar, and there is complimentary wifi available throughout the hotel. There are triple rooms, as well as interconnecting rooms available for families or friends.
Villa Belle Epoque is within easy reach of Cairo's Downtown area where the Egyptian Museum is located, as well as old Cairo where visitors can explore the labyrinthine Khan el Khalili bazaar and have a mint tea or Turkish coffee at the historical Fishawi's coffee shop. It is also about a 45-minute drive to the Pyramids of Giza (depending on the traffic).
All of the rooms at Villa Belle Epoque are individually decorated so no two are the same. In the older villa, the rooms are named after Egyptian cities such as Rosetta and Port Said, while in the newer annex they are numbered. The style of the rooms is elegant and colonial combined with a contemporary touch. Villa Belle Epoque has a combination of rooms and suites; the rooms are available as either doubles or triples, and there are Junior Suites which have a terrace, as well as a Royal Suite which has a kitchenette and separate sitting room. Interconnecting rooms are also available. Every room has an emergency exit on the outside of the building.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Villa Belle Epoque. However, there are no specific child facilities available for them at the hotel. There are interconnecting rooms or triple rooms which are ideal to accommodate families comfortable during their stay.
A breakfast buffet is served in the Dining Room, while lunch and dinner are a la carte. Food can also be served in the lovely garden surroundings.
There are two inviting swimming pools which are heated during the winter. There is a meeting room, a Turkish bath, and a gym. There is also complimentary wifi.
Villa Belle Epoque has a small Turkish bath and gym as well as two swimming pools for you to relax in and enjoy.
Scott Dunn can arrange any sightseeing including trips to the Pyramids of Giza or Sakkara, visits to the Egyptian Museum, the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, the Citadel, Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo.
Clare Monro (Staff)
Villa Belle Epoque is an independent hotel with a cosy feel to it and ideal for those who don't like large hotels. The rooms are beautifully done although the bathrooms in the newer annex are nicer than those in the older villa. Each one is thoughtfully decorated and all have a fire escape. It's also really nice that guests can eat either in the dining room or take their meal into the garden. The pools aren't huge but are well-sized for those wanting to cool off.
Abu Simbel's Colossal Temple
Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.
Alexandria: Past & Present
Built by Alexander the great in 331BC, Alexandria is one of the most significant cities of the ancient world. Today, it's known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Citadel of Qaitbay, Abu El Abbas Mosque and Pompey's Pillar.
Aswan Tour with Felucca Experience
Sail the Nile by felucca to Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view. Also enjoy an exploration of the Temple of Philae.
Coffee in Khan El Khalili
Take the weight off your feet amongst shopkeepers and pedlars at Khan El Khalili with a Turkish coffee. Small, thick and very strong this hot drink is certainly an acquired taste but will give you an authentic feel for Egypt and a definite buzz.
Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo
The Egyptian Museum is home to a plethora of ancient treasures exhibiting the very best of Egyptian antiquities. Wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, visiting key highlights such as The Hanging Church and Abu Serga.
Egyptian Museum without the Crowd
An exclusive private visit to see the relics of Egyptian Museum before the museum opens to the public.
Exclusive Visit to Grand Egyptian Museum
Today, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum. Expected to open in 2019, our exclusive experience allows you a peek into Egypt’s largest museum and world's largest archaeological museum.
Islamic Cairo & Khan El Khalili
Discover the romance of Islamic Cairo as you navigate from Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque to an astounding city view from Ibn Tulun Mosque's minaret. Feel the vibrant Khan-el-Khalili bazaar with its labryinth-like souks.
Memphis, Sakkara and the Pyramids
Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, before heading to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground. Continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza.
Pyramids Sunrise without the Crowd
An exclusive experience to experience the world's greatest wonder without the crowd. An Egyptologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Dr. Zahi Hawass, will provide an insightful 1-hour lecture.
Pyramids, Sphinx & Memphis
Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, before heading to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground, as well as the Pyramid of Djoser. Continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza. Conclude the day with a sound and light show.
Temple of Philae
The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.
Location & directions
Villa Belle Epoque is located in the quiet and leafy suburb of Maadi in south-east Cairo. The hotel is close to the metro station so guests can also use this to get into the city center.