6 thoughts on “Going to Egypt in March, question about hotels there….?

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    I am afraid I am going to have to disagree with the previous answers. Officially, you should not have guests in your room, at least not overnight, but it will never be a problem, especially for a foreign tourist. Lots of unmarried couples stay together and there is no need for any proof of marriage, this only applies to Egyptians. I stayed in dozens of hotels all over Egypt and I never heard of any incident. Your only problem might be that your guest should not sleep over, simply because she is not paying for that stay, but that is also a far fetched possibility, the hotel staff wont be keeping an eye on who goes in & out of all those rooms and they are almost always very customer oriented, but if u dont want any risks, then just dont let your guest sleep over, but visiting will never be a problem.

    Adam, it is the year 2008, stone age has been over for a very long time. Plus, I aint helping, he asked a question, I gave him the right answer, or do u want me to lie?

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    No, you have to produce a marriage certificate if you want to share a room with a person of the opposite sex. But there are places where you can buy fake ones if you want to go to the trouble.

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    i am assuming your guest is of the opposite gender, in which case no no no, not accepted. and your guest could have a problem too.
    i do know of some tour guides and hotel workers who have gone to guests rooms but its not accepted and the Egyptian could lose their job if caught
    mind you the worry of that doesn’t seem to stop some.
    last summer i had a real problem with a hotel receptionist who persistently phoned my teenage daughter in her room and asked her if he could come up to see her, he did this at all hours of the day and night and in the end she got quite frightened. i seriously wouldnt advise it.

    edit i should add that i was assuming that your guest would be egyptian and that the majority of hotels i stayed in were either in luxor or sharm. in cairo i dont think it would apply as there i have to agree with below contributor

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    Well, I don’t know but good luck with the quest upstairs Player 🙂 lol.. I hope it’s a lady though cause i’m anti Gay lol just kidding well on that matter you just check it out yourself when you get there you know..

    take care and have a great trip

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    When traveling to any foreign country it is very important to respect the people and culture you are going there to experience. "When in Rome…" etc. We have enough trouble in the middle east without people who go there acting like disrespectful boors.

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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    Well… the law says yes if your sharing a room you should have your marriage certificate but this doesn’t mean their doing bed checks every night to see if you are being honest. Even if someone did see you and question you usually a little *baksheesh* can resolve the matter. Once you check in anyone could potentially walk up with you and enter your room. My husband and I forgot to bring our marriage certificate with so we were not supposed to be allowed to share a room but we convinced them to overlook it and they did.

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