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
This hotel is so close to the pyramids you can almost reach out and touch them!
Our room overlooked them and it was magical. If you happen to have a room that doesn’t have this view, don’t worry, the breakfast area feels like it is nestled right beside them.
The pool area is gorgeous as are the hotel grounds. We stayed in the newer part but a golf cart can take you to the lobby, or it’s a short walk. A perfect place to stay!
Location is amazing. The Spa it great I booked a deep tissue massage with Nesrim and It was absolutely amazing. I booked a another for tomorrow. The restaurant buffet is okay for one night. They said the changed every day but maybe a few items. In addition, do not leave your items unattended we experienced a lady who left her bag and camera and went to get food from buffet, came back was gone.
We only had 2 nights in Egypt and decided to make the best of it. The Marriott Mena House is literally on the road that takes you up to the pyramids, so you can imagine how close you are. Despite Egypt’s recent safety and security problems, this location has 2 gated checkpoints before you’re allowed to enter the premises. This is because there’s 1 checkpoint gate for the road up to the pyramids, and then another for the hotel that is directly to the right of the first checkpoint. It may seem like a hassle but it gives you a greater sense of security.
The view from our balcony room was overwhelming. Like you walk out and BAM! Pyramid. The rooms were spacious and clean. The best part is this is considered one of Cairo/ Giza’s most expensive locations, yet it’s mid-range in value compared to other Marriott locations around the world. If it’s a matter of a few $$ between a view or no view, I’d say go for it. We were on the 3rd floor and it was great.
The pool is behind the hotel rooms so there’s no view of the pyramids from there. But the pool itself is truly fantastic! We spent quite a few hours relaxing there.
The restaurant has an incredible view of the pyramids and it’s great to sit there and take it all in. The meals are buffet style and was a bit more expensive than we would have liked, especially since it wasn’t all that great. About the only negative thing I have to say about this location. But we will definitely be staying here next time we visit Egypt!
One of the oldest hotels in Cairo, built back in 1869 and was visited by many celebrities, royalty and politicians.
This hotel has the most magnificent views; The Pyramids! As you approach the hotel entrance, your eyes capture the breathtaking views of the palm trees, the blue sky and the grand Pyramids.
You’re greeted by a smile at Reception and instantly taken to your suites.
The rooms are spacious but quite dated with clean bedding, towels, balcony overlooking the main garden with spectacular views of the Pyramids.
Guests have access to the Spa which includes single sex steam rooms, saunas and gym.
I’ve tried the Mud body scrub carried out by Nesreen which was revitalising and very refreshing followed by a massage. Highly recommend it!
The swimming pool is at the back of the hotel and is very clean and large.
There was plenty of sun beds to choose from to sun bathe and unwind. Drinks and food can be purchased and enjoyed by the water. Try the fresh lemon and mint. It’s amazing!
Breakfast is one of the best experiences I’ve had; views of the Pyramids while having breakfast is a must ! You will be left mesmerised!
There is a variety of food that the hotel offers for breakfast and the waiters are ever so helpful and kind.
During our stay, we wanted to try the buffet dinner. It was good but it can be better; it would be great if there was a theme night for every day of the week just to allow the guests to try new dishes especially Egyptian ones.
Overall, our experience at the Mena house hotel was very good. We had a wonderful time and we will definitely come back and stay there again.
All thanks goes to Mr Hani Aziz and his colleagues at this magnificent hotel.
We just returned from a quick trip to Egypt and spent our one night in Cairo at this spectacular resort a stones throw from the Pyramids. I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful resort. The views are absolutely spectacular as is the staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. Top Notch Service for sure