Mena House

At a glance

  • Historic Cairo hotel
  • Incredible views of the pyramids
  • Opulent style

Mena House

5

Cairo’s landmark hotel has been welcoming kings, emperors and heads of state since 1869.

In 40 acres of jasmine-scented gardens, the palatial Mena House has incredible views of the iconic Pyramids of Giza that sit just outside the hotel’s gardens. The hotel is the closest to these mesmerising ancient wonders, and is the perfect place to begin your Cairo exploration in style.

The décor here is rich and opulent, with antique artworks, intricate hand-crafted furniture and high-panelled ceilings. The choice of dining is also excellent. 139 Pavilion is the main 24-hour restaurant, while Khan El Khalili offers authentic Egyptian cuisine. There’s also Alfredo for traditional Italian dishes with a focus on the freshest of ingredients, and The Moghul Room for popular gourmet Indian dinners. For daytime drinks, head to the poolside 139 Lounge Bar & Terrace overlooking the pyramids, and for cocktails with a view, take a window seat at the stylish Sultan’s Lounge.

Rooms are housed in two distinct wings. We offer rooms in the renovated garden wing of the hotel, where the rooms are modern and stylish, and feature a balcony, marble bathroom, and views of the gardens or pyramids.

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Key information

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and with some of the best views of the pyramids

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1½ hours' private transfer from Cairo airport (dependent on Cairo traffic)
Rooms: 520

Accommodation information

424 rooms in 2 distinct wings

Dining

4 restaurants, bar, lounge

What's included

Breakfast at 139 Pavilion

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £46 • Breakfast at 139 Pavilion  • Dinner at Khan El Khalili
Full Board
from £93 •  Breakfast at 139 Pavilion • Lunch and dinner at Khan El Khalili

*Denotes local charge