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“Room with a view you will never forget” 4 of 5 stars
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Mena House Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Pyramids Road, Giza, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Giza
Sydney, Australia
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“Room with a view you will never forget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile


We have travelled the world and have to say sitting on our balcony, listening to birds, surrounded by gardens and looking at two wonderous pyramids from new wing of hotel, is a very special experience,
An old hunting lodge, Mena house is a welcome break from the craziness just outside the main gate, around 100m from main entrance to pyramids.
Staff friendly, rooms large and spotlessly clean, multiple English TV channels, nice large pool and a number of eating options with Western prices, extensive breakfast - u can ask for eggs, omelets, crepes to be cooked for you. Photos and artwork of old Egypt spotted around quite lovely and tour of old palace area daily.
We also had a lovely Indian meal in the Mogul room.
Only real downside is no wifi in rooms and outrageously expensive internet.
Shops on site also ridiculously overpriced and surly staff in banks, shops which is in contrast to the helpful and professional hotel staff.
But don't let these things put you off - to sit and look at the pyramids from your balcony is worth it.
We caught metered taxi to Egypt museum and souk easily on main road nearby for around 50 Egyptian pound each way so while in Giza, hotel not far away from city sights.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have just spent a week at the Mena House Hotel, it was truly the holiday of a lifetime! The hotel is fantastic, they upgraded me from a pyramid view room to a suite and I had a week of luxury, room service is quick and efficient and I spent many a happy hour sitting on one of my two balconies sipping tea and just looking at the pyramids.

The rooms were kept spotlessly clean by cheerful staff who could not do too much for you, fresh flowers, fruit and a complementary daily paper helped to make me feel really spoilt. The restaurant service was exemplary and the food always delicious, I particularly enjoyed the breakfast experience with the company of the delightful breakfast ladies.

The garden and pool area are beautiful and clearly looked after with care and devotion, often the pool was empty and you felt you had the whole place to yourself!

The entire week was simply perfect paradise! I felt completely safe and looked after the whole time, my trips out were fun and the glimpses of another way of life fascinating. As a single woman you never quite know what to expect, but this was simply heaven and a holiday I will remember as the best ever.

It's expensive but you get more than your moneys worth, go to Egypt with complete confidence, I find it perfectly safe. Go to Giza and Cairo, be amazed at the past and the present. Stay at Mena House to be spoilt, pampered and refreshed. Thank you to all the amazing staff!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We recently took 2 Week Vacation to Egypt which covered two stays in Cairo & a Nile Cruise.
For the First Stay we were at the Beautiful Mena House Hotel (formerly managed by Oberoi).
This historic Property just oozes with charm, with the perfect views of the Pyramids right from the window. We stayed in one of the Executive Suites in the Old Wing (Mena House Palace), it’s amazing décor and furnishings are a world away from the “Modern Concrete Block Hotels”… For us the Room was perfect in every way.
However, it is Service which just “makes” this Hotel the best. We regularly stay in Luxury Properties around the world and we have not experienced such friendly, courteous and professional services for a long time. This place is a real Jewel.
There are several Dining options and the Indian Restaurant “The Moghul Room” certainly lives up to its reputation as the Best in Egypt.
The Main Khan El Khalili (24 Hour) Restaurant served up one of the best Breakfasts in Cario, plenty of choice on the buffet as well as a great range of main courses cooked fresh for you.
We also had Room Service for Breakfast one morning, which again was excellent with all the Breads still hot..
Overall – one of the nicest places we have stayed for a while.. and really glad we chose to stay here.

Room Tip: Stay in the Old Wing (Mena House Palace) – not the Newer Garden Wing. Do try the Egyptian Wine –Ver...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had a terrific two-night stay at Mena House. We flew direct from JFK and arrived at the hotel in the evening. Check-in was easy as we relaxed in the lounge with a glass of hibiscus tea. Our rooms were lovely and we slept soundly after our room service dinner which arrived in a timely manner and was quite good. We spent most of the next day touring and then used the large pool in the afternoon. After another good night's sleep we left for the airport early the next morning. It was the perfect amount of time to spend in Cairo in this beautiful hotel.

Room Tip: Of course, go for the pyramid view. You've travelled so far, spend a little more to wake up and...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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36 hotel reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our favorite hotel during our 11 days in Egypt. We only stayed for 1 night and wish we could stay more. Memphis Tours booked on our behalf and based on our request, got a garden section pyramid view room (new wing, not the palace side). Though we were very close to the pyramid, we felt absolutely safe. We had a 15 hours journey and was so tired upon arrival. Once checked in, we ordered room service (Delicious!) and after which, slept all the way from 5pm till the next morning! No noise and no disturbance, just blissful sleep. Buffet breakfast had a good spread with view of the pyramid. Do ask the concierge to give you a tour of the palace wing, they are all so friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Not very big difference on getting room with pyramid view unless you are on high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Have just come back from Cairo and to anyone thinking of going there my advice is please don't unless you intend spending all your time in the compound. We found the men in the shops at the Hotel quite annoying as they were always harassing us to buy, buy, buy. One of the shop owners even offered to drive us to his other shops. All they want is your money and will say and do anything to get it. The wi fi at the Mena House was expensive at 75EP per half hour and you could only use it in the lobby of the Hotel. We also found the housekeeping continually knocking on the door asking if we needed anything annoying to the point we put the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. The pool and the gardens are beautiful and the view of the Pyramids is beyond words. I have been to lots of places around the world but I always wanted to see the Pyramids. I would never ever consider going back to Cairo.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed in Mena house before embarking on a cruise around the middle east. The compound is incredibly secure which was great considering the unrest in egypt. The main building is incredible. Mena house was built maybe a century ago... and a lot of money and taste was invested in its construction. Marble staircases, muskets on the walls, carved furniture... the overall impression just makes you sigh with pleasure. In the breakfast room you sip coffee with the pyramids of Giza over your left shoulder. The buffet breakfast has great variety and is very tasty. The rooms themselves are modern and the bathrooms very clean. The grounds are immaculately groomed. I wouldn´t consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Pyramids Road, Giza, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Giza Governorate > Giza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Giza
#2 Luxury Hotel in Giza
#2 Spa Hotel in Giza
#2 Romantic Hotel in Giza
#3 Business Hotel in Giza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Mena House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 523
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. The Mena House located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your rooms at sunrise and sunset. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure. An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotel's banquets and conference centre offer venues for weddings, receptions and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped Fitness Centre and Spa. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo's ancient treasures and unravelling the many mysteries of Egypt's past. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mena House Oberoi Hotel Giza
Oberoi Hotel Giza
Oberoi Hotel Mena
Oberoi Giza
Mena Oberoi
Mena House Giza
Giza Oberoi
Mena House Hotel Egypt/Giza

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