OK, there are a number of things that could be better for $80/night - but let me start with the MOST AWESOME thing - The VIEW!! Literally across the Street from the Pyramids - the Sphinx was looking right at our window! (see pictures). I'm not sure it's worth the extra $40 to have a "pyramid view" room - it was amazing, but you only look out a few times a day. The view from the roof is Unbelievable. Watching the sun come up on the Pyramids was awesome. Watching the sun set on the Pyramids was awesome. Everything about them was Awesome!
Another up side is Mohamed, our host who picked us up at the airport and helped us make all arrangements during our 3-day stay. Very straightforward guy, very helpful and very friendly.
Rooms are "reasonable". Bathrooms are very decent. Only the bedrooms have A/C, so you walk out into a furnace. Kitchen was quite dodgey, but we didn't use it anyway. Beds were comfortable enough. Breakfast was very simple - bread, boiled egg, cheese and juice. Ask for coffee or tea the night before if you'd like to have some.
For us, the location was Ideal. By far the main thing we wanted to do was explore the pyramids. We went for a camel ride for 2 hours (awesome), and then a dune-buggy ride for 1.5 hours (awesome), and just watched the sunset on the pyramids (awesome). If you want to do a lot of things in downtown Cairo, this might not be the best location; but if the Pyramids are your thing, then this is your place.
Not much in the way of restaurants nearby - except for a KFC right down the street!
In all, i would recommend it - i can't imagine a better view/location for the price, and the helpful service helps a great deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- with free airport transfer . at the historical area of the pyramids of Giza Facing the 3 pyramids and The Great sphinx , pyramids , Giza,the nearest location to the pyramids of Giza,only 300 feet from The pyramids and front of The entrance Gate and Roof top sitting With The Best View ,All rooms with air condition and (hot & cold water), living room with American kitchen and balcony overlooking the Sphinx. The rooms, furnished with an elegant and luxurious wooden ceilings and marble floors, offer the most modern standards. Each room has quality fittings, air conditioning, TV color satellite, ISDN fast internet connection, direct dial telephone. All rooms are equipped with emergency lighting. ... more less
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