I had a two-week stay at the JW Marriott Cairo in October 2011. I was very happy to be in the Marriott complex for almost two weeks. The property is located off Ring road near the Cairo airport. Ring road has very unique traffic as this road circles Cairo, and it is heavily populated with cars, motorcycles, cement trucks, and other heavy equipment. While driving on Ring Road is quite crazy to other areas of the world, I didn’t find it to be unsafe on my commute back and forth to The Marriott. However, I would recommend a local driver.
I felt very secure in the property as it is protected 24 hours per day with gate security and building security. The lobby opened up into an enormous area to meet with colleagues and/or friends.
There are several super nice restaurants on the property including Cucina Italian restaurant that I visited regularly. There is a Sushi Bar, Lemongrass Asian cuisine, and JW’s Steakhouse. The View Lounge and Bar is open 24 hours and serves a variety of food and drinks. They also have live entertainment in the evenings. In addition, there are several outside bars and restaurants for your dining pleasure.
The property contains several pools and outside areas. There is a huge swimming pool and a couple other pools with huge waterfalls and architecture. They have a children’s playground, tennis courts, and a soccer field. The property also sits beside Mirage City Golf Course, and I believe you can sign up for tee times at the concierge. Finally, the property has a salon and spa to pamper your needs.
I found my room to be spacious and clean. It had a large bathroom and huge shower. The internet was fast for hotel speeds, and I found my room comfortable. Overall, it was a great stay!