I'm planning on a middle-east trip for Apr/May 08, in Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, joining four IMTrav tours, Alexandria & Siwa Oasis, Nile Valley & Red Sea, Journey thru Jordan & Syria (ex Cairo), and finally Turkey with Best of East & West. About 64 days in length. (Only difficulty with the schedule is 5 days to fill in between Damascas and getting over to Ankara for the last tour. Not sure how to do it yet.)
Anyway, the three tours that involve Cairo, have three different hotels listed, Indiana, Salma, and Santana, so I'd need to do a hotel transfer between tours.
www.tripadvisor.com has reviews of the three hotels, and visitors were in general fairly negative as to the state of the rooms, the cleaning, and the hygiene.
Has anyone used these hotels in recent times, and can report on the hotel state? I'm not expecting 4-star, just clean rooms and bedding, hot water, and a secure door, and staff with a helpful attitude.