- Type: Kid Friendly ,Brand Names ,Boutique
NileGuide Expert Says:
Oriental splendor set in the shadow of the Pyramids - this hotel is luxury at it's finest.
Apart from the fact that it's historically worth a visit in its own right, the Mena House is a good place to stay for those who are in Cairo to see the Pharaonic sites at Giza and up the valley toward Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis. Originally built as a hunting lodge next to the pyramids for the Khedive Ismail, it was converted to a hotel in the 1890s. Oberoi took it over in the 1970s and distributed a roomful of 19th-century furnishings throughout the present guest rooms.
The hotel's location is not ideal for venturing into Islamic Cairo, but it cuts an enormous amount of hassle out of getting to Saqqara and Memphis, as well as the Giza pyramids (which can be viewed directly from the hotel). Public areas of the hotel are decorated with dark wood paneling and mashrabeya, which evoke a time of more relaxed and elegant tourism. Add to this one of the nicest outdoor pools in the city and easily Cairo's best Indian restaurant, the Mogul Room, and the Mena House makes a pretty good home base for Egypt.
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User Reviews for Mena House Oberoi Hotel
The pyramids-view rooms are the reason to come here. Little did we know we would be upgraded to the Churchill suite; wow! All the pyramids-view rooms are about 100 yards from the...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by 2Pearl101
I loved this hotel! But I did feel like a colonist there :-/ The rooms and view were beautiful, as well the the pool and grounds. Very classy. The breakfasts were good as well as the...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by Megan S
Great Pyramid Area Hotel
If you go to Egypt try the Mena House near the pyramids. Ask for a room with balcony and pyramid view. You will love it. Loved their two restaurants. Loved the pool area. The staff...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by susan g
- Top 10 Hotel for $250 or Less 2008
- Best Hotel 2009
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
- Forbes Traveler 400 2008
Disco; casino; cabaret with belly-dancing; outdoor floodlit tennis courts; jogging track; 18-hole golf course with Pyramids views; special business services including PC rental, secretarial services and interpreter hire; Moghul Room, Cairo's best Indian restaurant.
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- tel: 20 2 377 3222 / 20 2 377 3444
- fax: 20 2 376 7777
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- PYRAMIDS ROAD GIZA
- Pyramids Road
- Cairo 11000
- Oberoi Hotels & Resorts