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“Hotel Mercure Gisa”
Is a five star hotel even by USA standards. Located close to pyramids. My room was facing main street, traffic a bit noisy but not sure any hotel in Giza is free from noise. I would stay at this hotel again.
“Very suitable, for my need!”
I 'm from Cairo but I spent a day between two flights and decided to choose this hotel for nothing but having a good night sleep, use the pool, spa and food! I just loved the rooms, it topped off some Hiltons and Iberotels to me. Very clean, comfortable and a good, simple interior design as well; they show they care. I did not like the breakfast buffet though. It is totally recommended if you aren't bugged by the fact that it does not overview the Nile.
“An oasis from the madness!”
I loved this hotel. I needed a place to be QUIET and ALONE, to counter the insane running around (having a great time, mind you) I had been doing. I wanted to see the pyramids, at least, since I wasn't actually doing the standard "tourist" trip through Egypt, I was on more of an academic research journey. I found this hotel at a great rate, and just took a leap of faith and booked it on my iPhone, got in a cab (way over on the other side of Cairo) and arrived at Le Sphinx around 2pm on a Sunday. THIS IS NOT a hotel where you can really walk around the neighborhood and see sights. On checkin, I was personally led to a comfortable, if smallish room, with two beds, and an enclosed patio that looked out onto gorgeously manicured gardens. There are two restaurants and a coffee cafe. The breakfast was included in my room rate (amazing) and I enjoyed. I only did the dinner buffet once, it was very complete but I am a vegetarian so it was kind of a waste. I frequented the other restaurants, for a veggie pizza (delicious and cheap and huge), or for a simple bowl of hummus and a basket of bread. At all these places, I was able to sit and drink my bubbly water and eat my meal in complete peace, while writing for hours in my journal. By the pool in the morning I had my coffee and cigarette and enjoyed. This hotel is from a 70s era movie, but...I loved it and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were accommodating, informative and very cooperative. The room was clean and a nice size. The outside patio was great to sit and look at the Pyramids. While driving through the surrounding areas we were quite concerned about what the hotel would be like. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. The hotel was like an oasis. We loved it. The only thing wrong we found about the hotel was that the main/buffet restaurant was only open for dinner when a tour was staying at the hotel. Otherwise, great experience. The hotel had a desk where you could book tours and/or hire a driver for the day, or your entire stay. We utilized those services and never regretted it. Don't hesitate to stay at the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx.
“Good place and good price”
Everything was ok, the personnel was friendly and professional. We got there 12 hours before our reserved. Since there was not a room available for us at that moment (3 am) they allowas to stay in the lobby and they provided us a free breakfast. We went there without a tour package and they gave us all the info and help that we requested for: they provied us the contacts and the names of the places where we should go. The food, the place, every thing was good. It might not be the newest hotel in Cairo, but the facilities were clean and nice.
The hotel is practically next door to the Pyramids. Our room (although a bit small) had a nice balcony and was facing the Pyramids, so we had a great view every morning and evening. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and approachable and couldn't do enough for you. The hotel taxi drivers also acted as tour guides,event organisers and advisers and although the traffic is complete madness, the taxi drivers somehow made you feel safe in their clean and well maintained cars. The hotel food was always buffet style, varied and to a good standard. The decor on the 1st floor was a bit dated and worn (in particular the carpets) due to the many travellers all year round but overall an enjoyable stay.
“Very nice for the price”
The hotel was overall great we payed only a three star rate and breakfast was included which worked out so well. My only caution is that as some people may know that a five star rating in places like this are really equivalent to a three star standard in the US, and this was the case at Le murcure. The hotel was dated but very very pleasant. The grounds were very very well kept and the breakfast was great. There isn't much to do imediatley adjacent to the hotel other than the pyramids, which is a great view, and easy to get to. Howeve, if you are staying more than a few days you may want to look into staying a few days here and a few closer to one of the downtown areas. I recomend this hotel if you dont mind a few brass fixtures and if the price is right for your budget then go for it!!!
“best location to check out the pyramides and the sphynx, especially if you don't have much time”
clean, welcoming, really friendly service
first of all I'll knock out the 'cons' first: -hotel is a bit older but still holds it's own against other 'resorts' -miss a important wake-up call i requested almost miss a flight(their excuse was my phone was off the hook; what, you couldn't send someone up??). Pros: great loactaion, you can see the pyramids from the hotel lawn, swimming pool, rooftop dining -great tour guides provided, will take you around town or to the pyramids for about $30 USD ea outing -ammenities are out of this world: pool, sauna, balcony attached to room,rec room, weight room (you can view the underground pool from the wt room:) -great food -FREE wifi in the lobby and surrounding area (but not poolside)