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The Gate of The Gods
Of all of the worlds hotels that I have had a chance to stay at, there is no place I truly love more than the Mena House estate in Cairo, Giza. No matter where you are on the property, you have a view of the great pyramid that also stays illuminated even during the night. The dining buffet is one of a kind with a staff that goes out of their way to insure that your dining experience is unforgettable. I eat a mostly vegan diet and there were so many delicious items to choose from. The chef is always willing to create a special dish as well, one of his specialties being Indian cuisine and you can taste it! The grounds are expansive, and surroundings are lush with each detail tastefully placed. The front reception area is my favorite! The small lounge bar is fitted with the most beautiful wooden carvings on the ceilings and long wooden curtains that display magic outside each window. I love to to sit and sip a Turkish coffee and steep in the mystery of Magnificent Egypt as Arabic music plays.
What a fantastic location with a view of the awesome Pyramids of Giza! My husband, daughter and I stayed here with a Scenic tour. My husband and I stayed in room number 188 which was on the ground floor and had a view of the pyramids from the balcony. We enjoyed the free wifi in our room. The room was large with a king sized bed and there was free bottled water in the fridge. A hairdryer was also supplied. The canapés provided for our welcome dinner were delicious as was the meal in the restaurant.
Best direct views of the Pyramids
This hunting lodge, turned hotel sits before the Great Pyramids and provides with its well tended grounds, a grand view of the Pyramids to enjoy from your balcony, especially if you get an upper floor room in the back bank as we did. We arrived in the dark and awoke to the view they advertise. The hotel is standard Marriott with very expensive Egyptian wines and drinks.
An oasis of calm
We stayed in this historic hotel for a couple of days prior to our Nile cruise. It is conveniently located by the Pyramid site in Giza – just turn right at the front gate and walk up the road. There is good security at the gate and in Egypt as a whole. Our room was spacious and the bed comfortable. We ate breakfast in the main 139 restaurant. Plenty of choice with tea, regular coffee and cappuccinos on offer. The cheese omelette was excellent. We opted to eat dinner in the Italian restaurant – Alfredo’s, where the food and service were very good – the pizza, in particular, was delicious. As the pool was out of service for maintenance, the hotel kindly arranged transport to its sister hotel, Le Meridian, located a block down the road, where we had a very pleasant swim in their heated pool. This is a well run hotel with friendly and helpful staff.
This hotel is an exceptional place to stay in the Giza area. It is very elegant and the surroundings give the impression of a summer palace. The staff is excessively polite and helpful. The rooms are very clean and spacious. We had a room with a view to the pool and we really enjoyed our balcony! The food is exquisite. We tried both the breakfast buffet as well as the lunch at the 24 hour restaurant. It was excellent! The gym is also well equipped. Overall, it does not get any better than that!
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