Mena House Hotel
What We Love
- Mena House Hotel is nine miles but a world away from noisy, traffic-filled Cairo
- The food at the hotel’s three restaurants is varied and is some of the best in the Cairo area
- The hotel can book you a car and bilingual guide so you can get around faster and learn more than you would with just a guidebook
- Get to the pyramids early in the day, because they get very crowded, no matter the time of year
What To Know
- Dress appropriately when visiting Islamic monuments – no shorts or vest tops, and women should cover their heads in mosques
- The hotel is just nine miles from downtown, but it can take 40 minutes to get there
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Mena House Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Giza, convenient to Pyramids at Giza and Great Sphinx of Giza. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Dream Park and Cairo University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 350 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Giza? This hotel has facilities measuring 20000 square feet (1858 square meters), including a conference center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Check-in took quite a long while leaving us sitting in a lounge area for nearly an hour - the only real downside to our stay. Our room wasn’t ready yet so we left our bags with the bellman and went to have coffee at the restaurant on-site. The hotel is quite spread out but still walkable, however escort to your room on check-in is via a golf cart. The same for check-out as well. Our room was really lovely to look at. Beautiful decor - modern and very roomy with a big bathroom too. The bathroom had a ‘smart’ lighting system. A switch just outside the bathroom door turns on only a light by the tub behind the bathroom door so that only a small area is illuminated preventing someone using the WC in the middle of the night from waking up their spouse. The bright lights in the bathroom are operated by a switch in the bathroom once you close the door. Mena House is the first hotel on our several week tour of the Middle East that had a comforter that goes beyond the edge of the mattress so that we are both covered and not battling for covers in our sleep. The mattress is comfy and there are two weights/lofts of pillows. Firm fat ones for my husband and soft squishy ones for me. Our room overlooked the ‘garden’ which has a shallow pool with burbling fountains that helped to drown out the nearly ever present roar of traffic and incessant honking from the nearby road just on the other side of the wall. There are rooms at the hotel with a view of the pyramids but they were booked solid when we reserved. There were several weddings during our stay which prevented our being able to see some of the garden areas. We toured in the mornings and spent the afternoons lounging on our generous lanai. Security is very tight at Mena House as it is nearly everywhere in Egypt. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Giza Pyramids though you will have to run the gauntlet of hustling merchants along the hillside as you head up.
The hotel grounds are lovely and with a great view of the pyramids. We had a garden view room as the pyramid view was not available but it would be worth getting a pyramid view room if available. The pool is fantastic as well. There are golf carts to take you between the different buildings which was invaluable for my elderly parents.
The breakfast restaurant can get very busy and there were a couple of days when we could not find any seating for some minutes. However, food was great in all of the restaurants we tried during our stay.
Perhaps the best hotel in Cairo. Great views and a very good selection of restaurants. Great pool and a real joy to visit the grounds and enjoy the flowers and birds. The hotel entrance hallway is very elaborate and beautiful. Staff are really very helpful.
We recently spent 3 nights in this hotel and it did not disappoint. We had a Pyramid view room which was exceptional. We also are members of the Marriott Bonvoy, which we highly recommend. It was excellent value and gave so many extras.
The location is second to none. Walk directly up to the Pyramids, you've just got to ignore the hawkers on the way up.
Walied in the outdoor Restaurant area provided exceptional service and ensured all our needs were met.
My husband and I just spent a couple of nights at the Marriott Mena Hoise. What a wonderful experience. The rooms were lovely, the grounds impeccable and the view of the pyramids breathtaking. And what amazing staff! Ali at the reception, Farag of the bell team were top notch! A very special shout out to Sabah at the restaurant. What an engaging hostess! Her special attentions and vibrant personality made our dinners even so much more enjoyable! This iconic hotel is a must when visiting Cairo !