Marriott Hotel is one of the best hotels that I have stayed to, in my trips abroad. It has incorporated the old Gezira Palace, built in the 19th century and is perfectly renovated, with golden mirrors, chandeliers in all its old glory. The prices that you pay for food or accomodation are very small compared to European standards. You would pay similar prices for a 2 or 3* hotel in Europe. The breakfast is one of the best and most abundant I've seen. It has a beautiful garden, as a reminiscence of the Khedive Gardens that used to cover the whole of Gezira island, made by special landscape architects brought from France and Italy.
Unique Quality: The hotel has a very good selection of shops.
- It has an amazing french bakery with croissants (amond croissant is extraordinary).
- Also the Nomad shop is very good with handicrafts made by local ethnic groups.
- Another very well hidden secret is the NewMan clothes shop which sells products made by the NewMan brand in Egypt at a fraction of the normal prices. For example instead of 50$ everything that you buy costs 10-15$ from jeans to shirts, t-shirts, trousers etc.
- The Egyptian restaurant at the garden is fantastic. You can sit there even in winter, as they cover it with tents. It has very good kebabs. The 'Mixed Grill" plate is particularly good. The prices are not expensive for European Standards and you can also smoke a sheesh there.
Eventhough i live in Cairo but still i like from time to time to spend couple of days in a haotel atmosphere with a swimming pool.
Marriott is my favorite if talking about cairo hotels. The view is a nice one on the nile.
the hotel is 5 minutes away from downtown.
I normally spend the early morning in the balcony having my turkish coffee while watching a bright side of cairo. I then can enjoy the swimming pool which has an outdoor and indoor facility as well as a health center that includes a gym.
A shisha is fine near the pool area.
At 6 pm you can enjoy a couple of drinks at the harries pub on happy hour from 6-7pm daily (buy 1 get 1 free).
Unique Quality: They have a huge garden area with tables and in winter time it is the best hang out for Egyptians in the sun and while smelling and eating the grilled meat.
If you have kids then it is ideal to stay in Marriott cause it is spacious and secured well.
There is the harries pub night show with a live band, so dont miss it if you dont feel like sleeping.
It is a beautiful hotel, the gardens are splendid. The casino looks really nice. Several nice restaurants inside to hotel's garden. The service in general is good.
The only thing that disappointed me was the tones of dust under my bed. And on the top of that, if you look carefull in the dust you would notice a note saying: yes, we look here too :)
Unique Quality: In the heart of Cairo, on the Nile
Six acres of lush, tranquil gardens
Directions: Cairo Opera House (1.0 km)
Cairo Tower (1.0 km)
Citadel Fortress (10.0 km)
Egyptian Museum (3.0 km)
Khan Khalili Bazaar (6.0 km)
Pharaonic Village (3.0 km)
Pyramids of Giza (15.0 km)
Originally built in 1869 as a palace for the French Empress Eugenie, this gorgeous hotel in a tranquil setting on an island in the Nile remains fit for royalty,its rooms are fully equipped.
Two modern towers encapsulate a lush garden with pool and ornate golden palace facade—a truly magical place at sunset.
Unique Quality: Many tourism professionals consider the Marriott one of the finest examples of western style hotels in Egypt. So many of these show little in the way of Egyptian architecture, but the Marriott stands out among chain hotels as a splendid example. It makes one feel that they are indeed, in Egypt.
We stayed there back in 1996,I was pleased with everything,it's a child friendly hotel (as most places in Egypt),they even have a baby sitter service incase you wanted to go out by night.
Directions: located on the Nile
If you want to go back in time, Marriott Hotel in Cairo would be a good choice. It is an old palace that has been rennovated to be a luxurious
I will be staying first at the Cairo Marriott Resort and Casino and later at the Grand Hyatt. Could anyone point me to Internet Cafe's close to each hotel ??? What are the approximate rates per hour of usage ??? Is the net quick enough ???
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks, Fawzy. Much obliged for the information.
don't you think that 5 pounds is too much because real price of internet hour is just 2 pounds,it depend just on where are you going to stay ??don't expect cheap cafes in Marriott or Grand Hyatt.
You feel 5 LE per hour is too much ??? And, 2 LE per hour is the right price ??
Well, I paid, willingly I might add, 25 LE for every 15 minutes both at The Cairo Marriott and at The Grand Hyatt. The connection was fast, the Internet room was clean and comfortable and I had no problems whatsoever.
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1089 Corniche El Nile, PO Box 63, Cairo
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Address: 16 Saray El Gezira St, Cairo, 11211, Egypt