You know how you sometimes see photos on a website, but when you get there it's a let-down? Well this was the opposite. It was even more beautiful than in the photos.
The restaurant service by the pool was at all times attentive. There was no one in the pool bar, yes, it's a real pool bar with stools in the water, but they were happy to bring the drinks to the pool bar from the restaurant. It was particularly romantic having dinner by the lit pool at night. Just bring mosquito spray and you'll be fine. However, other than when I arrived, the service at reception was poor as there was almost never anyone there to answer the occasional question (hence the four star rating instead of five).
I'd been to Egypt before and wanted to stay on the Giza side of the Nile again, instead of hectic Cairo. This hotel doesn't have a clear view of the pyramids as does the Mena House Oberoi Hotel (avoid that disastrous hotel at all cost) because it's a bit further south, between the Giza pyramids and Saqqara pyramids. But it's in a perfect location if you also plan on visiting the pyramids at Saqqara or even Dashour (see my reviews on these).
Can't get enough of exploring pyramids? The most exciting and peaceful experience during my entire stay in Egypt was venturing out beyond the hotel premises through a hole in the back gate of the hotel, which is right on the edge of the desert. From there it was a serene walk to the elusive Abu Sir pyramids (see my review).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sakkara Country Club has created amenities and facilities to suit the most discerning taste. Luxurious accommodations for members and their quests, traditional Arabic food prepared by Professional chefs served at several venues. In Egypt, it is unique being a true country club with stable facilities for more than ninety horses and sand filled paddocks. The leisure and recreational opportunities and activities for every level of ambition from the strenuous to the totally relaxing are the hallmarks of the new Sakkara Country Club, as is the exhilarating experience of riding across the vast expanse of adjacent desert. The Club strives to offer not only the best in physical facilities but to build a complete, outstanding leisure experience for its members. The total number of members is limited to avoid over-crowding and prospective members are screened for suitability. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sakkara Country Club Hotel Giza
- Sakkara Country Club Egypt/Giza