The view once the air had cleared from the early morning mist(smog?) was wonderful. We had a pyramid view room but to be honest it was not worth it, as they were not visible when we woke or went to bed due to the mist.
In the afternoon by the pool however the view was amazing. We walked upto the pyramids, which took about 10 minutes. Which means that you have to cross the very busy main road which the hotel sits on. It was a little like the scene with Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger but we made it. The hawkers are a nuisance, even the ones who look quite official and tell you you can't walk up there - you can.
If you haven't seen them then it is worth the vist and not expensive to get in. You cannot get too close to them, which protects them so no climbing on them as I did many years ago. But certainly worth it.
After that visit there is really not much else to do, we did walk around a little but got pestered so much it was not pleasant. My husband has no problem being rude but they are persistant.
There is a great TexMex restaurant and bar to eat in, but the menu in the main hotel is very good too. The main bar area is in reception, so not that welcoming. Pool bar is great.
Our room was not really quiet, so better sound proofing may help. And there is a really busy road just outside the hotel.
Service was very good and certainly made our stay pleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located less than 1 Kilometer from the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sole survivors of the seven wonders of the World & Only 20 minutes from the City Center,this majestic resort brings you the World right at the Heart of Cairo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Giza
- Giza Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa Egypt/Giza