Villa Belle Epoque
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.
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
As well as driving into the city center, you can also get the metro from MaadiClare Monro
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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.
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.
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.