4. Route. 25
modation for 350-400 guests, electric light, lifts, ball-room and theatre, large
gardens, telegraph-office, lawn-tennis courts, and casino (daily concerts)
open from Dec. to April, pens, from 60 pias. (four-horse drags every V2 hr.
from the Ezbekiyeh, running to Bulak in connection with the motor-
ferry-boat, when the Nile bridge is closed). — "Hotel Abbas, to the N.E.
of the town, in the 'Abbasiyeh (p. 77; tramway station), a German house with
view-terrace, restaurant, cafe, and bar, pens, from 40 pias. — "Mena House
Hotel, near the Pyramids of Gizeh (reached by tramway, carriage, or
donkey; see p. 112), an extensive establishment, with 180rooms, swimming
and other baths, stables, riding-track, carriages, sand-carts, dog-carts, and
cycles for hire, lawn-tennis courts, library of 6U0 English books, etc., open
from Nov. 1st to May 15th and recommended to invalids (p. xxvii; English
physician in residence); pens. 60-90 pias. The restaurant (luncheon 20-25
pias., D. at 7.HO p.m. 30-35 pias.) and baths are also open to non-resi¬
dents. Adjoining the hotel is an English Church (resident chaplain, Rev.
Pensions. English Pension, Shari'a el-Genaineh 8, well spoken of; Wesley
House, Shari'a el-Maghrabi; Rossmore House (Misses Frizell) adjoining the
Hot. d'Angleterre, pens. 8-10s.; Pens. Sima, Shari'a el-Maghrabi 16 (PI. B, 3);
Mme. Fink, Shari'a Masr el-'Attika 48, pens. 9 fr.; Mme. Ko'nig, between
the Place de l'Opera and the Shari'a 'Abdin, pens. 8 fr.; Pens. Suisse, ad¬
joining the Eden Palace Hotel, for commercial travellers, pens. 8-10 fr.;
Pens. Nationale, Shari'a Kasr en-Nil, small.
Private Apartments'are seldom to be obtained for a shorter period
than six months, so that an arrangement at a pension or at one of the
less expensive hotels will frequently he found almost as cheap. Informa¬
tion as to rooms may be obtained at the chief shops or from agents whose
addresses may be best learned at the consulates. A sunny aspect should
be chosen, and a detailed written contract invariably drawn up. A
bargain as to food may be made with some neighbouring restaurant;
for only those conversant with the language should attempt to keep house
for themselves with native servants.
Restaurants. Sanli, in the garden ofthe Ezbekiyeh, dej. 3, D. 3'/2 fr.,
full board for a month 130-180, partial board 75-80 fr.; New Bar, Mahroussa
Bar, Place de l'Opera; Splendid Bar, Shari'a Kamel; Anglo-American Buffet
& Grill Room (The St. Jameses), Shari'a el-Maghrabi 26 (English bottled
ale); Cafi Kovats, Shari'a Wagh el-Birket 42, good Austrian cuisine.
Beer (Munich and Austrian beer). August Gorff, Shari'a Wagh el-Birket
(also hotel); Bavaria (Schiiller), see p. 24; Boehr, Shari'a Bab el-Bahri, near
the N. entrance to the Ezbekiyeh Garden.
Cafes in the European style abound in and near the Ezbekiyeh. Beer
and other beverages'are obtained at these establishments. None of them
are suitable for ladies, and many of them have gaming-tables in separate
rooms. — Cafes Concerts (for gentlemen only): Cafe" Egyptien, opposite
Shepheard's Hotel, with female orchestra; Trocadiro, Shari'a Kamel, op¬
posite Cook's office (p. 26); Eldorado, in the E. part of the Shari'a Wagh
el-Birket, under the colonnades. — The multitudinous Arabian CafEs
(p. xxiii) are small and dirty, and hardly worth visiting. Coffee in the
Arabian style is easily obtained elsewhere. — Bodegas. In the H6tel Royal
(p. 24); New Bodega, next door to the Cafe Egyptien (see above), with good
cuisine. Opera Bar, Place de l'Opera; Le Petit Maxim (American bar),
Shari'a el-Manakh. — Confectioners. Gyss. Place de l'Opera; Sault(Mathieu),
Shari'a el-Manakh. — Bakkur. Kienzle it Simonds, in the Tewfikiyeh.
b. Consuls. Police. Banks. Post & Telegiaph Offices. Tourist Agents.
Consulates (comp. p. xx). British, Earl Cromer of Cromer, consul-
generaland plenipotentiary, Kasr ed-Dubbara, near the great Nile bridge
(PI. A, 5); Mr. Raphael Borg, consul, Shari'a el-Maghrabi 14. — United
States, Mr. Long, consul-general, Shari'a el-Maghrabi 4; Mr. Hunter,
vice-consul, Shari'a Gami'a esh-Sherkes. — Austrian, Dr. von Velics, pleni¬
potentiary, SharP'a Suleman Pasha 41 (PI. B, 3,4); Heir Pogacav, consul,
Tewfikiyeh, behind Shepheard's Hotel (PI. B, 3). — Belgian, M. Maskeiis,