An oasis of calm in the heart of bustling Cairo, the Longchamps hotel is tucked away in the plush neighbourhood of Zamalek. The entrance to the property does not inspire, but once the rickety antique elevator has been negotiated you will find a true hidden gem. The hotel is one of Cairo's best loved secrets and one look at website reviews confirms that this is a truly unique property. With a home from home feel and superbly run by Hebba, the colourful owner, the Longchamps outshines even some of the better four star hotels in the city with it's attention detail and guest service. There is no finer place to stay and relax with a drink in the evening on the terrace, taking in the sights and sounds of one of the world's great cities. All rooms are individually furnished to a high standard with air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar and internet access. Highly recommended.