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Sphinx Guest House
Ranked #3 of 14 Giza B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 26, 2012

I just recently returned from a trip to Egypt. I was there is 4 other friends and we stayed at The Sphinx Guest House.
When we first arrived the onwer Gouda Fayed met us and took us upstairs to our rooms where we were met with a huge lounge room and the most amazing view. Our double room had 5 other beds inside and a view of the sphinx and pyramids.
It got even better as we could go upstairs even further to the roof top and enjoy the full view of the pyramids and sphinx and we were able to sit there and enjoy a drink and shisha.
The Sphinx Guest House for me was a home away from home and I can't wait to go back

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

I was in your house with my husband , last january, the worst moment in egipt or the best, it s depends on your point of view!!!! ajaj
Your house and your family helped us , you are so kind!!! our family from argentina were so worried about egipt situation and you get your phone, house and time to stay our holidays!!! without doubt sphinx guest house is the best place to stay in giza!! it can t be better!!! i hope to go again , and i will be so happy to stay there, in the other wonderfull place in giza, SPHINX GUEST HOUSE WITH GOUDA AND your WORKERS!!! the get a taxi for us and prepare the best breakfast in all over egipt, with all of the supermarkets close!!! So i want to go back again as soon as posible!!! kiss
NOELIA OPPEDISANO AND MARTIN SARANITI FROM BUENOS AIRES , ARGENTINA!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Had a most magical experience in Egypt - my friend and I stayed with Gouda Fayed at his family home the Sphinx Guest House - or as it is known in the neighborhood - Gouda's House.

We were pleasantly surprised to find our room had it's own bath and the view of the Sphinx and pyramids was outstanding! We felt right at home as we stepped into the large social room on the 4th floor where we were able to visit with other guests and share in the simple foods offered by Mr. Fayed and his lovely wife. The rooftop patio was a great location to view the light show and watch the buzz of the street.

Though we could only stay one night - we know there is no other place that would have afforded us the magical experience - Thank you Gouda - it was great!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

You cant get any closer to the pyramids than this. The room & facilities are alright if you focus more on the windows :) & dont judge by western standards. The views are fabulous. All that Giza has to offer(including camels & horses.. :) ) is on your doorstep. Watch the sound & light show from terrace.

There is Pizza hut next door.

The owner Mr Gouda is a nice & humble person. You will feel like home.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

The owner of the Sphinx guest house, Mr. Gouda, transformed the last floors of his home, literally in front of the Shpinx and the Giza pyramids, into a small hotel a few years back. The feeling is exactly that of being in an Egyptian home. The rooms are basic, and the cleanliness is not supreme by western standars, but the view is one of the most amazing anyone can hope for. Sitting on the terrace, with the Sphinx looking at you from a couple of hundered meters away, you will have an unforgettable, one in a life time experience. We spent one whole day looking at the Giza plateau, gazing at the light changing on the pyramids, admiring them in peace, far from the noisy crowds downstairs, and away from the hassle. Also, being just in front of a large desert stretch, this guest house is a place where breathing is easier, as it is not as polluted as other places in Cairo. The hospitality is great, breakfast included is typically Egyptian. Central Cairo is about 1/2 hour away by taxi, but, having stayed in Cairo before, to us this was a plus. Highly recommended for independent travelers.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Sphinx Street | Abo El Hool Street, Giza 12561, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Giza Governorate > Giza
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Giza
Price Range: $23 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sphinx Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The famous Sphinx Guesthouse of Giza in Egypt, is a well presented family owned hotel situated just one minute from the entrance to the Egyptian Pyramids park of the Giza plateau. We offer competitive rates for part or full board and have a selection of single or double rooms available. Many of our rooms have views over the Sphinx and Pyramids and the roof terrace directly faces the ancient Sphinx monument, a perfect place to sit in the evening to watch the famous Pyramid light show. Due to our unique location with a view offered by no other hotel in Giza we are often home to famous celebrities and writers, you never know who you might meet at our breakfast tables.The Sphinx Guesthouse is also a popular venue for Egyptian tour groups and conferences, please ask about our special negotiated rates for group bookings. There is also a wide selection of Egyptian papyrus souvenirs and traditional aromatherapy oils available in our own shop. We pride ourselves on offering tailored services and can help arrange taxis, special food requests, tour guides and even camels!Being located directly across the street from the Sphinx, we are the closest accommodations available to the Giza Plateau. All rooms equipped with air conditioning and mini fridge. There are several nice restaurants (Kentucky Fried Chicken and small market just across the street), as well as banks, ATMS, currency exchange, and pharmacy within a few minutes’ walk.Come for the Sphinx & Pyramid view, but stay for the family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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