Fodor's Expert Review Marriott Mena House Hotel

Pyramids Road, Cairo, Cairo, 12556, Egypt

Revered for its proximity to the pyramids, this hotel, which was built in the 19th-century as a khedivial hunting lodge, has hosted many politicians, royals, and celebrities. Although there are antiques, Islamic-style art and architecture, and ornate carpeting throughout, the older section is far more atmospheric than the newer garden wing. The buffet breakfast in the open-air restaurant, with the pyramids towering in the background, is a must.

PROS

  • proximity to the Pyramids and views that can't be beat
  • original building oozes period charm
  • excellent food and service

CONS

  • far from Downtown, so best for overnights when visiting the pyramids
  • pyramid-view rooms book up months in advance
  • in-room internet isn't free

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-3377–3222

HOTEL DETAILS

331 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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