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Facing The American University in Cairo and 5 minutes' drive from Al Rehab City, New City Apartments & Suites offers air-conditioned accommodation.
The New City Apartments(NCA), Holiday Suites
We love our peace and security when we go abroad.
Egypt have been under a lot bad press recently, especially after the Russian plane that crashed on 31 October 2015 in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 passangers on board. After the incident the country suffered massive withdrawals, as tourism is concerned. Airlines such as British Airways refused to land their planes at Sharm El-Sheikh airport for weeks, invoking lack of security and corruption on a high scale.
I am not sure how much of the Egypt's bad press is actually plausible. There are obviously flaws in the system but then there's flaws in any country's system on different levels of understanding. Having said that, Egypt remains one of the most popular holiday choice for most of us. We love the hot weather, the food and its people, who are extremely hospitable, helpful and friendly.
You booked your flight but you need a place to stay. This is where it comes in handy to do some research. Forget about the 4-5 stars hotels from Booking.com or Trip Advisor. Egypt is not regulated when it comes to star rating hotels. My understanding is that most of the hotels and even resorts "pick their own stars". As a result, star rating it is not a reliable factor.
If you need easy access to Cairo but you don't like the busyness and the noise of the actual town, then I definitely recommend New City Apartments(NCA), New Cairo.
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NCA Overall Description
Situated in New Cairo City, in a very quiet area, NCA is within 20 mi far from Cairo International Convention Centre, Sultan Hussan Mosque and Saladin Citadel. Festival City is a 5-minute drive from NewCity Suites & Apartments
NCA is a luxury apartment building comprising 40 serviced apartments with free onsite parking.
*Free Wifi, Free onsite parking, Family rooms, Airport Shuttle(surcharge), Restaurant, Fitness Centre, Non Smoking Rooms.
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A Touching Story
This actually happened for real while I was a guest at NCA and the attitude of this member of staff really motivated me to write this blog.
I'm coming downstairs to do some work on my laptop and make some calls. (At the same time I don't want to be in the cleaner's way while the room is done).
There's this member of staff at the reception, polite and friendly but nothing impresses me about him. I'm thinking he's paid to do just that. Can't be too hard, right?
I was sitting in the reception area when the same member of staff asked me if I had breakfast. So, I tell him that I never have breakfast. I only have coffee.
He looks at me and says "that's no good Madame" genuinely affected by my answer. Then he continues "can I get you to try something?". So I say "no thank you". But he insists "just try it, don't eat it if you don't like it".
Next thing I know he brings me some lovely warm flat bread with some kind of mashed beans, I learned later that it is traditional Egyptian breakfast. Anyway the breakfast was lovely. British people, we're yet to learn how to cook a decent breakfast.
Wait, I am not finished.
I finish eating the stuff* then he comes back few min later with a different thing*, saying "now try this one". I didn't refuse it, but I told him "gee you're gonna make me fat". His answer was "no problem, the gym is downstairs". I was really touched by his attitude.
Back in England we forgot what hospitality means. These days it's all about making money and not so much about delivering high quality customer service. And while I agree that making a profit is one of the main reasons for running a business, I also agree that keeping customers happy brings in repeated business, so then increases profits.
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*I do not have any experience in the hotel industry; however I do have common sense.
*The statements made above are based on my own research and experience while being a guest at NCA.
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