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“Great view of pyramids!!”
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Mena House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Giza
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Monterrey, Mexico
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“Great view of pyramids!!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for our wedding anniversary and had splendid time. Our room was great and had a view of the pyramids.

The staff was excellent and very helpful. Room service wasn't the best, as they didn't send us eating utensils, napkins & salt/pepper however when we called reception they immediately sent us what we needed.

We would go back as the view was magical and the room was top notch!! It was a nice break from the Cairo hustle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

If you get the chance to stay at this hotel, you should do so. The older parts of the hotel are literally palatial - have a wander and admire the decor. We stayed in the part by the massive pool, which had balconies overlooking the gardens and the Pyramids - quite a welcome to Egypt. Food at breakfast was delicious and service was great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The hotel was everything you would expect of an Oberoi, the landscaping and grounds were immaculate and the main building a monument. The rooms look a bit tired and the only negative factor was the small 20" ctv in the room. The shower had good pressure and the room itself was quite spacious.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, but just as every where else in Egypt, always expected a huge tip. The breakfast at the hotel was very good with a good spread and the restaurant has stunning views of the great pyramid.
The low occupancy must be weighing down this huge hotel and it was quite evident that the rooms have not been refurbished in a while. The location is excellent, being just a short drive to the pyramids. It was convenient to go to the light and sound show in the evening.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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La Jolla, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Mena house is old world elegance at its finest. The property and surrounding gardens are lovely, and the staff outstanding. The swimming pool was the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Treat yourself to a room with a balcony view of the pyramids.
We felt so grateful for this beautiful refuge in the middle of the chaos of Giza.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

A grand old hotel that is still up there with the best in Cairo. Location to the Pyramid's is the draw card. The rambling layout is a workout in itself to get around, but this good to stretch the legs. The pool area is great and worth while spending some time at after a hot, dusty trip to the Pyramids.
The main part of the hotel is great to just amble around and get a sense of history. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The meals are great and there is something to suit everybody at the Breakfast Buffet. The only down side of the rooms was the bed!! we are use to sleeping on firm beds but this was like sleeping on the floor, infact the floor might have been softer and more comfortable. Apart from this downside the whole experience was delightful.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Juba, South Sudan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This hotel and its staff were wondeful. They were very accomodating and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and the breakfast staff as well. The rooms were clean and the standard was really nice. We were able to walk around the hotel and visit the stores and sites. We felt safe and enjoyed the experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We had a garden view and enjoyed the pool view. Also the pyramid view is just as nice.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

When my travel agent in Singapore planned my trip to Egypt, she insisted that I stay at leat one night at the Mena House even though the rest of the nights were booked at another high end hotel downtown near the now-former Egyptian Museum.

When you see the Mena House, you'll immediately see why. Sure, the location is literally right next to the Great Pryamid--it's as if it's bearing down on the lobby cafe. Imagine sipping a drink in finely appointed space, then have the shadows of the pryamid cascading into the room.

Yes, the rooms are a bit weary, and you might get lost in the maze of hallways, but when do you really expect from a grand ole hotel? The hotel is like a museum itself, and worth some exploration maybe after a long day. This place is very luxurious especially for Egypt as most high end hotels are somewhat cookie cutter. My travel agent was right: the Mena House is an experiene in itself.

Room Tip: Be sure to choose a room in the original wing. The new wing does have nice, modern rooms (so I'...
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Property: Mena House Hotel
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 Romantic Hotel in Giza
#2 Luxury Hotel in Giza
#2 Business Hotel in Giza
#2 Spa Hotel in Giza
#3 Family 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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