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“It's a very-very good hotel, regret for staying only 1 night” 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 37 Hotels in Giza
4.5 of 5 stars 514 Reviews
Makassar, Indonesia
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11 hotel reviews
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“It's a very-very good hotel, regret for staying only 1 night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I stay in the newer wing with a garden view. Stay here because of my group tourist with Giza Pyramid destination. Arrived at night, I didn't realize what kind of the great view this hotel afford. First impression when I open my room, It's very big and very clean with welcome fruits on a table. I have a very nice sleep.

Next morning, when go to restaurant for breakfast, I am very suprised for a view from the garden. The pyramid is in front of me! First I tought this is a fake one just an hotel ornamen, but a staff tell me that is Khufu Pyramid, the real Pyramid. Wow.. What a view!

After taking some picture with pyramid background, I have a breakfast. From the restaurant, I can see the pyramid more clearly. My tour leader said, just take only one minute from hotel to the Pyramid.

So sad, I just only stay for one night in this great hotel. Must be back in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We've stayed for the extended weekend in Mena House Hotel in Cario in the double room with the pyramid view. Hotel is at fantastic location and sitting on the room terrace and reading the book while looking at the Cheops pyramid is simply breath-taking. Hotel has good restaurant options (Mediterranean, Italian, Indian) and especially Alfredo (Italian at the pool side) was really great. Swimming pool is great for kids with several small pools with water fountain.

Room Tip: Room with the pyramid view is breathtaking and it's worth the higher price
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I was so excited about staying at the Mena on our trip to see the pyramids whilst in Egypt but was sorely dissapointed. I found all the staff very aloof, ignorant and snotty. The room was very nice with a great bathroom and pretty view of the gardens. We ate in one of the resturaunts facing the great pyramid and found the prices extremely high and the actual food was disgraceful !!! the chicken was just pure fat and grissle and the orange juice was off so i left the lot! The actual interiors of the old palace area is beautiful, very atmospheric and historical. Its a great base for the pyramids as it is right on youre doorstep. All in all it wasnt an unpleasant stay but is nothing like what what the reviews say and wouldnt return. We were glad to leave unfortunatly.

Room Tip: Pyramid view but the garden rooms are very nice
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

As normal for us we chose the hotel based on the great reviews on here and it didn't disappoint. This is a great hotel in its own right and because of the location it just adds to the experience. The pyramid views from the rooms are not really given justice from the photos and you couldn't get any closer. We had a transfer arranged from the airport via the hotel and had a very small delay in the pick up (about 5 minutes and a call from us) and as a result we got an upgrade to a pyramid view suite which was a fantastic room. Very good restaurants in the hotel especially the indian restaurant and we had the best indian we have ever had. We had our breakfasts delivered to the room for just 50p extra and sitting eating breakfast looking at the pyramids was just magical. The staff are all very well trained to offer a great service and we would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone going to Giza.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Giza
#2 Romantic Hotel in Giza
#2 Luxury Hotel in Giza
#2 Spa 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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