Railway Stations. General Railway Station (PI. G, 5), near the Porte
Moharrem Bey, for all lines except that to Ramleb. — Ramleh Station
(PI. G, 3), by the E. harbour.
Hotels (comp. p. xviii). Hotel Khedivial (PI. a; G, 4), Rue Che'rif
Pacha 33, near the principal station (see above); Hotel Abbat (PI. b; F, 4),
in the Square Ste. Catherine. At these, 60 pias. daily for room and three
meals; R. from 25, L. 2, A. 4, B. 6-8, dcjj. 20, D. 20-25 pias. — Second
class: Hotel Continental (PI. c; F, 4), Place Mchemet Ali, pens. 10 fr.;
Hotel du Canal de Suez, Rue de la Poste 3 (PI. F, 3, 4), pens. 10s.;
Hotel des Voyageurs, Rue de l'Eglise Ecossaise 4 (PI. F, 3), moderate;
Hotel Bonnard, Rue Champolion 7, R. 3, B. 1 fr.
Cafes. 'Cafe noil'' in the European style, or 'cafe fort' in the Arabian,
1 pias. per cup. Zaran*\ opposite the Hot. Khedivial; others in the Place
Mehemet Ali (PI. F, 4), opposite the Rue des Sceurs. There are several
cafe's in side-streets near the sea, mostly kept by Greeks, with evening
concerts (sometimes female orchestra). — Restaurants. Firenze, opposite
the post-office (PI. F, 3); Universel, Rue de P Ancienne Bourse 6 (PI. F, 4);
A. Fix, Rue Champolion 3 (German, beer). — Beer. Dockhorn,, Rue Cham¬
polion 5; Delacovias, Phice Mehemet Ali; Falk, Rue de TEglise Ecossaise
(PI. F,3,4); Fink, Rue Cherif Pacha 30. — Bars. Spathis, next door to the
Restaurant Universel; Monferrato, Rue Che'rif Pacha; Puppa, Rue Cherif
Pacha 4 (also preserved meats, etc.). — Confectioners. Zola, Rue Toussoun
Pacha 3; Sault, Rue Cherif Pacha 26.
Baths. European: at the hotels (see above). Arabian (comp. p. xxiv):
in the Rue Ras et-Tin, opposite the Zabtiyeh (police-office). — Sea Baths
(Bains Danubio; PI. E, 3), at the E. harbour; better at San Stefano near
Ramleh (see p. 19) and at Mex (p. 18).
Clubs. Cercle Khidivial, on the first floor of the Exchange (PI. F, 4),
handsomely fitted up, patronized by Europeans of all nations; introduction
by a member necessary; after a week visitors must purchase a ticket of
admission. Cercle Mohammed 'Ali, opposite the Hotel Khedivial, similar.
Numerous newspapers at both, and also in the reading-room of the Ex¬
Electric Tramways, focussing in the Place Mc'hr'niel Ali, see Plan.
Fares within the town, 1st class 10 mill., 2nd class 5 mill., entitling to
one change of cars; to Mex 20 and 10mill.
Cabs (comp. p. 27). Within the town: one-horse cab per drive not
exceeding y2 hr. 2 pias., two-horse 3 pias.; per hour 4 and 5 pias., each
addit. hr. 3 and 4 pias.; from the steamer to the rail, stations or vice versa,
3 and 4 pias. Outside the town: per hour 6 and 8, each hr. addit. 4 and
6 pias. A bargain should always be made beforehand, especially for longer
Commissionnaires are useful when time is limited or when the trav¬
eller's cabman speaks Arabic only. They charge 20-30 pias. per day, but
may be hired for temporary purposes for 4-5 pias. Offers to escort the
traveller to Cairo, and even up the Nile, should be disregarded, as the only
suitable dragomans are to be found at Cairo (comp. p. 23).
Post Office (PI. F, 3, 4), open from 7 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., except for two
hours after noon. France has a post-office of its own (Rue de la Gare de
Telegraph Offices. Egyptian in the Exchange (PI. F, 4); English (PI. F, 4),
Rue du Telegraphe Anglais 5.
Consulates (comp. p. xx). British (PI. 6; G, 3), Rue de la Gare de
Ramleh: consul-general, Mr. E. B. Gould; vice-consul, Mr. A. D. Alban. —
American, St. Mark's Buildings, Place Mehdmet Ali: consular agent, Mr.
Jas. Hewat. — French (PI. 8; G, 4), Rue Nabi-Daniel: consul, M. Girard. —
German (PI. 5; G, 4), Rue de la Porte de Rosette 16: consul, Baron