fast internet access and wi-fi needed, preferably without charge
For 3* stars hotels
Victoria hotel Cairo is a very good hotel it is 10 minutes from down town by taxi
Cosmpolitan hotel is located in down town a walking distance from the Egyptian museum.
Concord hotel in Tahrir street is a good one as well.
Victoria hotel is located in Mohandessin and it has very good reviews from travelers but you have to go to down town by taxi ( Mohandessed is a good area near all shops and many food stores are walking distance)
If you are looking for a 5 stars hotel.
Shepheard Hotel Cairo is one of the best hotels for business travelers due to its location in down town Cairo and overlooking the Nile. almost 10 years ago
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. almost 10 years ago