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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cheapest place we found in Giza, and the location is worth Google mapping you are right in front on the pyramids. Truly the best view, air condition in the rooms and what makes this place special is the owner Mr. Gouda who is an Egyptian/American who has had celebrities such as Shirley McLain, anything you want to do or need...

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We booked two 4 bed bedrooms with the pyramid view (worth the few extra bucks!) and were very happy with our stay! Honestly, you can't book anything with a better view!! The furnishing are very old but overall the guesthouse is clean and the sheets smell fresh. The terrace is a great place to watch the light show at night,...

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Timbuktu, Mali
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I visit other countries to experience as much as I can about the lives of the other 5 billion people with whom I share planet Earth. I began this journey 4 decades ago and I have never stopped. The Sphinx Guest House is precisely the type of place I encountered, backpacking from Australia to Europe, all those years ago. It...

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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We had the family room - we each had our own bed, all for of us, which was comfortable after a long day of touring. The guesthouse is very simple and outdated, you get what you pay for, which in our case was really just $40/night for the four of us. We were after the location. As for the hustlers,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Worst experience I've ever had, this is not even a one-star hotel. I stayed at Giza Sphinx House for 6 days from Jan 10 - Jan 16 2016, please read my review carefully below: PROS: - Good view of the Giza necropolis, but this is also offered by several other hotels in the area, so they're not offering you anything...

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4Thank Ahmad K
Valledupar, Colombia
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I guess all reviews say the same... Great location, amazing view of the pyramids! If you are staying there you won't even need to pay for the night light show because you can see it right from the terrace. The guest house if run by a family and Gouda has very interesting stories to tell and thoughts on life. We...

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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Location next to, and view of the pyramids is second to none. It's also inexpensive, so facilities are not 5 stars, but clean & passable; it's really about the view. A bath mat would have been nice, and breakfast started to seem uninspired after 4 days, but overall great. Room 12 is the best in the house. Clean, helpful, and...

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Stayed at the Sphinx Guesthouse for three nights in October 2015. Many rooms are designed for people travelling together and have 2, 3 or 4 beds and have views of the Pyramids and The Sphinx. The guesthouse has been there for over 50 years and is run by the charming, friendly and helpful Gouda and his family. I stayed in...

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Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 15 August 2015

OMG my 5 day stay Sphinx Guest House was an amazing experience! Best view of Pyramids, very clean, complimentary healthy breakfast, super helpful and friendly staff. I Loved my stay here the best of the other two places I stayed because it enabled me to feel like I was experiencing the real local culture. I absolutely loved sleeping with my...

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Once I enter the front door of the famous Gouda-run Sphinx Guesthouse, the hard-sell begins. You just have to take this certain guide around the Sphinx and the Pyramids because failure to do so will mean you pay a whole lot more otherwise. The next day, however, I tour the Sphinx and the Pyramids armed only with my John Anthony...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The famous Sphinx Guesthouse of Giza in Egypt, is a well presented family owned hotel situated just one minute from the entrance to the Egyptian Pyramids park of the Giza plateau. We offer competitive rates for part or full board and have a selection of single or double rooms available. Many of our rooms have views over the Sphinx and Pyramids and the roof terrace directly faces the ancient Sphinx monument, a perfect place to sit in the evening to watch the famous Pyramid light show. Due to our unique location with a view offered by no other hotel in Giza we are often home to famous celebrities and writers, you never know who you might meet at our breakfast tables.The Sphinx Guesthouse is also a popular venue for Egyptian tour groups and conferences, please ask about our special negotiated rates for group bookings. There is also a wide selection of Egyptian papyrus souvenirs and traditional aromatherapy oils available in our own shop. We pride ourselves on offering tailored services and can help arrange taxis, special food requests, tour guides and even camels!Being located directly across the street from the Sphinx, we are the closest accommodations available to the Giza Plateau. All rooms equipped with air conditioning and mini fridge. There are several nice restaurants (Kentucky Fried Chicken and small market just across the street), as well as banks, ATMS, currency exchange, and pharmacy within a few minutes’ walk.Come for the Sphinx & Pyramid view, but stay for the family atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sphinx Guest House

Address: Sphinx Street | Abo El Hool Street, Giza 12561, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Giza Governorate > Giza
Price Range: $32 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sphinx Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Best view pyramids view from your window”
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“Do not stay at this hotel, it's not worth the time or money. The area is dirty and the people are professional conman and cheats.”
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“ask for pyramid view room”
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 of 5 bubbles carriek80, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Try and take a room with a pyramid view. It's wonderful getting up, opening the curtains and saying good morning to the Sphinx!”
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 of 5 bubbles CatherineF483, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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