Mena House

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Des1rees on April 18, 2008

Mena House was a great experience.

We got there at 2am, and just driving up there seeing the whole place artfully lighted, with the dark shape of the pyramid looming behind was an amazing view I will not forget in a hurry. Check in was prompt and they had assigned us three pyramid view rooms in the old part of the hotel.
Let me stress here, if the view is VERY important to you, then those rooms are ideal. The pyramid is almost right outside your window, almost like you can reach out and touch it. However the room itself is VERY old, and shabby - definitely not worth the $280 you are paying for it. We requested to see the renovated rooms which are situated in a different wing, and they are really nice - very modern, well furnished, the bathroom was beautiful - had an old world charm to it. The water pressure is not that great, but I liked the toiletries - different. They had bathrobes and slippers, and the room came with tea/coffee making facilities. The beds were firm and soft pillows and we slept very well.
You could get a view of the pyramid from the balcony and we were fine with it since the room was very nice.
The breakfast buffet was large and had a lot of variety. Loved the goat cheese, was very fresh. We also had dinner at the Mughal Room - would definitely recommend it if you like Indian food and have the time. The restaurant was full, however they could accommodate us since we were staying at the hotel, though two in our group had to go change since they were wearing shorts. The food and service was impeccable, the singer needed to retire - but it was a good dinner. The coffee shop was adequate, we had sandwiches there the day we arrived.
Would definitely recommend the Mena House for the atmosphere and the ambiance. We are glad we stayed there.
Mena House Oberoi - Cairo
Pyramids Road Giza
Cairo, Egypt

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