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 10 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 9 years ago