This hotel definitely requires its star ratings re-checked. Reception staff were less than helpful and were ignorant even when approaching them. Restaurant staff were also complacent, plates were usually not cleared from tables soon enough and hot beverages not served except when requested. However, Concierge and porters were great at greetings upon arrival.
I stayed on 3 different occasions within a 2 week period and had 3 different rooms (Rooms 12006, 12012 & 12112). The larger the room number, the further it is from the Main Reception building. Rooms 12006 & 12112 were non-carpeted, has less bulky furniture, seem cleaner and most importantly fewer mosquitoes.
WARNING: During each occasion, there are at least 10 mosquitoes in each room. I even heard of another room with people killing up to 20 mosquitoes a night.
Location access of the hotel is rather remote with almost zero chances of getting your own taxi. However, you may rely on the hotel's appointed taxi service which charges "tourist-ty" prices.
Despite the bad experiences of the rooms, I applaud the chefs in the hotel's restaurant. Breakfast and Themed Dinner buffets are great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the land of Pharoahs. Situated in a green setting outside the city centre of Cairo, the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City is an idealic oasis for business executives and visitors to the nearby pyramids of Giza and the film studios. The most popular casino in the area is open 24 hours. Also, we provide a relaxing atmosphere for families with small children with the availabilty of our kids club, available during the day time. Also our valued guests can enjoy our Tennis and Football courts available for their fitness needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moevenpick Hotel Giza
- Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City Egypt/Giza