Where is the best place to stay for a family? We'd prefer not to stay in big four star plus tourist hotels...
Boutique or family run places are preferred
We stayed in the Talisman Hotel in Cairo (http://www.talisman-hotel.com/) which is apparently as close as Cairo comes to a boutique hotel. It was clean and quiet (for Cairo) and in a good location.
Service was OK, not a patch on service in Bali, but probably as good as it gets (for the price) in Egypt. over 8 years ago
Family run hotels are not usually "the go" in Egypt, the closest you'll probably find are smaller 3 star hotels runs by expats, often a couple. We recommend the Havana, the Talisman or the Longchamps are also considered quite good. The Windsor is also reasonably priced - think shabby grandeur :-) about 7 years ago