Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hotel du Nil

If anybody talks about the properly historic hotels of Cairo, then invariably it’s Shepheard’s that gets mentioned. Rightly so – until it was destroyed in 1952 it had renown and a guestbook to rank with any hotel in the world. … Continue reading


Filed under Egyptologists and Egyptology, Grand hotels, Lost Egypt

Now that’s what I call a bill!

Two beautiful bills from Shepheard’s hotel, the first from the 1890s, the second from the 1900s. Receiving something like this on checking out would almost take the pain away of having to open your wallet.  

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Filed under Memorabilia, Shepheard's