Located in the heart of Cairo's shopping, business and theater districts, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city's most celebrated attractions. The Egyptian Museum, Opera Square, Khan Khalili Bazaar, Abdine Palace and the River Nile are just steps away and the Cairo Metro (subway) is easily accessible for points further afar. The Windsor Hotel is an oasis of tranquillity amid the bustle of downtown Cairo. The Windsor is also a venerable Cairo institution and boasts a rich history and warm hospitality.
Built at the turn of the last century as the baths of the Egyptian royal family, the Windsor served for many years as a colonial British officers club before being purchased by a Swiss hotelier as an annex of the legendary Shepherds Hotel and converted into the 'Hotel Windsor-Maison Suisse.' Today, the Windsor's guestrooms retain an ambiance of faded grandeur and the hotel's famous Barrel Bar remains a popular Cairo rendezvous. More recently, the Hotel has been featured in a number of Egyptian and Hollywood films.