After an adventurous day in the hustle and bustle of Cairo, retreat to the quiet and beauty of your houseboat on the River Nile. Located a few minutes from the center of the city, you will find it hard to believe that such tranquility can be found amidst the chaos of this wonderful city. Enjoy the fresh breeze on your private balcony with a spectacular panoramic view of the Nile and the city, or just take in the view from the large windows and glass door from within.
While as a houseboat the overall feeling is rustic and bohemian with wooden floors and cozy ambiance, the furnishings can be described as basic Scandinavian with a touch of Egypt. Amenities include air conditioners/ceiling fans, washing machine, wireless internet, satellite TV, balconies, equipped kitchen, a lovely garden with bench (on the connecting land), and the use of a wooden rowboat. Breakfast is included.
Your hosts, Dan (from the USA) and Mia (from Sweden), will share their decades of experience living in Cairo and traveling throughout Egypt and the region to assist you in any way we can to make your stay a most memorable one. To begin with, for example, we have access to a wonderful Egyptian driver who speaks good English, and will be happy to service your needs from airport pick-up and drop-off to trips.
This room is in a 3-bedroom apartment and affords a view of the garden, has a large ceiling fan and a large built-in closet.
If all 3 bedrooms are available, you are welcome to rent the entire apartment for ultimate privacy, and we offer this apartment in its entirety at a special price - just ask!
We look forward to welcoming you. Dan and Mia
Staying with Dan and Mia for four nights in their houseboat on the Nile was a real pleasure. You get cordial hosts, a great location, breakfast essentials in the fridge, and Dan's very capable driver, if you want to hire him for your expeditions.
I recommend it highly.
Dan was a great host, very informative and helpful. Location could not be better, just sitting on the deck overlooking the Nile. I would stay there again when I return to Cairo. In the center of the city and yet away from some of the noise and hustle.
Dan was extremely helpful and communicative in helping us not only with our hotel but with our antire Cairo experience, including helping book cabs and guides. The rooms were cozy, the view was lovely, and everything went smoothly. Thanks, Dan!
I stayed here for two weeks and loved the houseboat! As a solo female traveler, I felt comfortable and safe here. It's a great location and easy to catch a taxi right outside the front gate. You can also walk to Zamalek in about 10 minutes and have a wealth of great local food options in Midan Kitkat. I stayed in the garden room: comfortable bed, simple but nice decor, and it was nice to sit at the desk enjoying the Nile breeze from the window while I worked. Bathroom was in good working order, hot water plentiful, and the wifi worked very well about 75% of the time (as is typical elsewhere in Cairo). It was also nice to have a kitchen well-stocked with cooking utensils and dishes. Dan is a great host and offered excellent advice and tips. I would definitely stay here again.
Dan and Mia are great. The houseboat is great. . I travel to Cairo quarterly for work and was 'reviewing' the place to see if I wanted to stay there more frequently. It will definitely be my first choice, if available, on subsequent trips.
P.S.. The only slight caveat was the shower, which was warm but without great water pressure (houseboat living!) . That said, this was a minor detail.
We loved our time on the houseboat with Dan and Mia..it really made our time in Cairo. They were warm, generous and fun hosts and we would recommend their houseboat to anyone. It is very well positioned - beautiful looking out over the Nile and walking distance to all the shops and cafes of Zamalek and yet surprisingly quiet. Thoroughly recommend this place!