Beautiful – Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel

A visit to Egypt is not complete without staying and or having tea at the Marriot Mena House Pyramids and Marriot Gezira Palace in Cairo, the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor and the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. My wife and I are fortunate to have stayed/ dined in these hotels in the course of our three visits to Egypt in 1991, 2000 and 2018.

This book tells the stories of these historic hotels in the Golden Age of tourism in Egypt {1870 – 1920s} and the famous travellers who wintered in Egypt like Florence Nightingale, Agatha Christie, and Winston Churchill.

There are also chapters on the historic hotels that no longer exist like the Shepheard’s, Cairo immortalised in the Academy Awards – Best film The English Patient. This book is also illustrated with excellent vintage photographs of the hotels, their antique luggage tags and postcards of an era long gone. This book will bring joy to all travellers who love Egyptology and the romance of staying and dining in historical hotels.

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