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Mena House

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Address: Pyramids Road, Giza, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 33773222

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A bit too cut off from Egyptian culture

On the positive side: Access to pyramid site could not be better and of course the hotel is a bit of living history. Also there were problems at first like key cards that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side: Access to pyramid site could not be better and of course the hotel is a bit of living history. Also there were problems at first like key cards that consistently failed etc. but in the end reception compensated me so at least they were responsive to complaints ---eventually. On the negative side: The hotel has gone... More 

Thank 604pluto
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It was amazing wonderful experience to stay at menahouse which made our stay in egypt safe and memorable. It was one of top 3 hotels I have ever stayed in my life. First, I was worried about traveling to Egypt because of safety issue, but mean house replied me back many questions I asked regarding pick up at the airport,... More 

Thank ETGourmet
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Mina house is a famous palace of elkhedivi one the ottoman king . It turned to a luxury hotel it is located front of the pyramids

Thank nadia B
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cairo when your room and terrace overlook the pyramid. Clean, modern and overwhelming view!

Thank Ellen0408
San Rafael, California
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601 reviews
280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We all need the Mena House needs a bit of an update, but our room was fine and the service outstanding. The location is one of the best anywhere, as you are right at the base of the Great Pyramid. Be sure to upgrade to a Pyramid View Room, as the other view is of a gas station. Wifi in... More 

Thank Craig T
Alameda, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The hotel may be 5 star but our room in the Garden wing wasn't. The air conditioning didn't work. The shower didn't work properly and the vinyl floor tiles were peeling. I complained and we were given a new room that was very nice but this shouldn't have happened. I was told the hotel is changing to new management. It... More 

Thank Christine O
Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is clean and neat. There was a special Easter breakfast.the pool was fun for adults and kids also the big pool is heated .the rooms were near to the pool.but if you need to go the lobby or information disk you might take a golf car.however i did not mlnd walking for six minutes.the historical palace is amazing... More 

Thank Eman A
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The historic Mena House had a beautiful lobby and small bar. While we stayed in the perfectly clean modern wing, it was the time we spent looking through the historic hotel that really stands out. Beautiful carved furniture, screens, and copper lamps really added to the atmosphere. The hotel offered 3 or 4 restaurants that served perfectly good meals in... More 

Thank Andrew S
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Cairo to see the Pyramids there is no better place to stay. We booked a pyramid view room and waking up every morning to that sight was absolutely surreal, would highly recommend getting a room with view if you can. The location is amazing with only a short 300 meter walk to the gate of the... More 

Thank dionp82
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The nicest hotel in Cairo - right next to the Pyramids and full of charm. Try and get a Pyramid view in the old block for the full Poirot effect. Heretofore it has been genuine and friendly, however it remains to be seen what the recent (2015) takeover by the Marriott group will do to it. Fantastic curry house -... More 

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