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Cairo Hotels

Mena House Oberoi

Pros

  • Proximity to the Pyramids cannot be beaten
  • The main building oozes period charm

Cons

  • It's at least 45 minutes from Downtown Cairo, so you might consider a one-night stay only for the day you visit the Pyramids
  • Some rooms need to be renovated
  • Only the suites in the main building have period furniture

Fodor's Review

This is the great colonial-era hotel in Cairo and has hosted almost every politician, celebrity, and member of royalty to visit Egypt, and it's both comfortable and convenient for the pyramids. It began life in the mid-19th century as a khedivial hunting lodge, but there have been a number of expansions over the years. Of course, it is the view of the Pyramids—they are so close you can almost touch them—that will leave you gasping, and rooms with a view are

in high demand. The old section is a thousandfold more atmospheric than the newer garden wing. There is a clear hierarchy of rooms here, and the best of them go fast, so book six months or more in advance. In truth, group bookings keep the hotel sold-out virtually year-round, so it's easier to book through a connected travel agent if you are traveling independently.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Shar'a al-Haram, Cairo, 12556, Egypt

Phone:

02-3377–3222

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 498 rooms, 25 suites
  • No meals

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