My wife and I stayed here the last week in Feb. on our first trip to Egypt. The Moevenpick Giza has all the modern conveniences. A brand new flat-screen TV with quite a few English Language Channels (mostly news stations from places like Russia, China, Japan, etc.) a hair dryer in the room (as well as a socket in the WC that worked for American appliances if you bring any) and extra pillows and blankets. The water pressure was excellent and the hot water comes on instantly. The housekeeping was some of the best we have experienced anywhere. Also an in-room safe which is nice, particularly when on extended trips and you don't want to carry your passport and loads of cash around on your person all the time.
The main restaurant (as well as room service menu) feature European offerings, so if you are phobic of the local cuisine this would be a good option. The Thai restaurant is outstanding (I'm not a fan of Thai food, but the flavor here was excellent! Give it a try.) We also tried the pizza restaurant twice and were very pleased. This is a Swiss owned firm, so they pile on the cheese! Good pastries for sale in the lobby as well.
We didn't try the pool, I must say I suspect the 'heating' system was either turned off, or set very low, as it was quite cold to the touch, come summer however I'm sure it will be quite refreshing.
All service people we encountered spoke English and are quite helpful. There is a currency exchange in the lobby which is very good to have. Also, starting out the day with a breakfast buffet ( included in the room price ) is excellent. Hot and cold offerings, that are pretty much the same everyday, but the made-to-order egg chef makes it worth it.
Due to intense world-wide media coverage of civil and political unrest, the Egyptian tourist economy has utterly collapsed. Now is the time to go and pick yourself up some bargains, you'll likely never see prices like this again. We were all over Giza and the city of Cairo (the two are separated by the Nile river) and never experienced anything to put us ill at ease. It is sad for the local economy, but a real opportunity for the traveler.
The Misr Travel car-hire service maintains a desk in the lobby. You'll need a car to get into the City of Cairo. Hany, is an excellent and experienced driver, who can recommend various stops or customize a day trip according to your wants. I would specifically ask for him when we return to Cairo. His expertise and advice proved very valuable. On some days, we literally could not have done it without him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a short distance from Giza at the foot of the Pyramids lies the Cairo Pyramids Hotel. The hotel is the perfect starting point for sightseeing, relaxation and business meetings alike. With elegantly appointed rooms and suites, two swimming pools and a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from. Both the Garden wing and the newly opened Pyramids wing are offering guests a contemporary, convenient and comfortable experience. Just 35 kilometer from downtown and 51 kilometers from Cairo airport and with easy access to the new industrial areas around the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moevenpick Resort Cairo - Pyramids Hotel Giza
- Moevenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids
- Cairo Pyramids Hotel Egypt/Giza