JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
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Historical Traveler Reviews JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
This hotel is truly beautiful and is only about 25mins from the airport which is a bonus. The only downside is the location to cairo city centre, approx 30mins in traffic.
Hotel rooms are lovely and the staff are very helpful. security is also good here which is reassuring. Myself and my fiancee stayed here for 3 nights and felt that was long enough to see the sights of Cairo, which is an amazing if not completely crazy city. The best thing here is the food. The italian restaurant is amazing and the breakfasts are also fantastic but quite pricy at $20 per person. I would stay at this hotel again but rememeber it is more of a business hotel that a leisure hotel.
Nice hotel, shame about the location
Was placed in this hotel by a convention travel bureau and am not sure why they made a deal with a hotel so far from the Cairo convention center - up to one hour in the Cairo traffic on the convention bus, and not much faster by taxi. Convention visitors beware.
That said, it is a fab hotel. I had a nice room by the pool. Spacious and clean. Comfy bed. Separate bath and shower. Didn't try any of the hotel restaurants, but room service was fine (meal arrived hot and quickly). WIFI internet signal was a little weak in my room, but worked OK. Staff always very helpful and polite.
Only downside is the location. You are really isolated from Cairo itself. There's nothing but a petrol station nearby and other than that the surrounding area is scrub/wasteland until you reach Heliopolis (which is more a suburb of Cairo). Best to order taxis the day before - unless you want to wait for 40 minutes as I did one morning.
We stayed at the Cairo Marriott in April 2005 and I cannot express how friendly and exceptional the staff were there. From the maids to the front desk to the servers, everyone went above and beyond. The hotel is really more of a resort with a great pool and at least 7 or 8 restaurants and bars and probably a dozen shops. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful. Our room was on the 18th floor and had a great view of the city, the hotel grounds and the Nile River. We appreciated the very intense security the hotel had - metal detectors at all entrances, sweeps of all cars pulling to the front of the hotel - and felt very safe during our stay. The hotel is in a nice neighborhood and right across the street from the Nile. The only improvement that could be made is in regard to the rooms which desperately need to be remodeled. The furniture, linens and overall color scheme are very dated and the carpet and wall paper were worn. I'm usually very picky about my room decor, but this hotel more than compensated in every other way so I felt very satisfied with our stay there.
Worth a visit
Excellent in most respects. The rooms are luxurious, the facilities very good, the restuarants outstanding. The negative points are the location, don't use the hotel taxis or trips they are three times more expensive than outside. The swimming pools are lovely, but the beach pool is not heated so the water is freezing. The service could be much improved upon, you normally have to ask 2-3 times before something is done, the exception to this are the restuarants where the service is excellent.
Not a highchair to be found!!
My family and I (my husband and two small children age 3 and 1.5) just returned today from the JW Marriott in Cairo. There is no question this is a wonderful hotel. The standards are above par and far exceeded our expectations. I just have a few bones to pick: 1. the hotel is fairly isolated. As a result, you are somewhat 'housebound'. Granted there are several restaurants but none outside of the Italian one (Cucina) are all that child friendly. 2. As the title of my review reads, there are no highchairs on the entire premisis! Hard to imagine that a place so geared towards children (5 pools!! including a wave pool!) can make such a HUGE mistake (HUGE if you need a highchair). 3. flies. Maybe just seasonal, but bring fly repelent. 4. communication. One prime example should sum it up: I ordered a SeaBreeze by the pool (cocktail). When my two friends rec'd their drinks and I did not, I began to get suspicious. About 20 minutes later I got my Seabass with chips! Moral of the story: POINT to what you want on the menu and use sign language on top of that.
Hidden secrets: 1. There are rooms off the pool - yup, maybe there are not as nice as the main hotel but can't beat the location! 2. Don't bother with the Light Show at the Pyraminds. 3. Check out the Bazaar. 4. The Executive Lounge is good for snacks but don't expect much more than that. They also don't let children in after 11:00am. 5. Lifegueards are amazing. They are almost better than babysitters!
All in all, we had an excellent 8 day holiday. I would strongly recommend the JW Marriott.
Cairo's first resort
I stayed at the new JW MARRIOTT outside of CAIRO, EGYPT. It was heaven! The resort had everything a night club with hip hop, rock, techno everything. Great restaurants Italian, Middle eastern, and several others. Entertainment in the main restaurant lounge every night. A Japanese garden and peaceful walks along the lake. They also have a golf clubhouse which was another added retreat. Several rooms with billard and another lounge. They staff is great ENGLISH is just one of the languages everyone has mastered.
They have a man made beach ( hey use the sand for something ). Several pools and a spa. The executive suite is stacked with food and beverages all day long. Also spacious tv screens to watch DVDs.
Security is impeccable and you will feel like Cleopatra herself upon entering.
The JW Marriot is about 30 minutes outside of Cairo and you will have to call cabs or rent a car to get to and from the city. they do offer a shuttle bus, but it is not very convenient. It leaves at 11am and returns at 3pm, which does not allow enough time to enjoy the city daily. That was the only drawback, besides that don't wait just GO GO GO GO!
My husband and I stayed at the JW Marriott from Feb. 2-8, 2005 and had an amazing time. The hotel is clean, the room was spacious and the variety of food choices was great (although we spent most of our time in the Ahlein restaurant ). Staff were friendly and most accommodating.
This hotel is a great option if you wish to combine relaxation with your sight seeing tours.
Stayed at this hotel for three nights in Feb 2005. A great location up on the hills above the smog of Cairo but close enough to the city to get there quickly by car.
Wonderful rooms, we were in a two level suite, well appointed, good fast service. Security very high and a good feeling of safety in what is a relaxed, Middle Eastern Country with very friendly people.
As previous reviewer writes, great pools and beach and water park with slides / flumes and beach. Our room had a whirlpool bath too!
Breakfast good, dinner in JW Steakhouse okay but Australian steaks not very tasty - get Scotch, Irish or US Beef guys!
Hotel handy for International airport too.
You must try the Massage and Jacuzzi, Sauna facilities at linked Golf CLub. I am not a golfer, but plenty of people playing the course in front of the hotel.
I love the JW Marriott in Cairo!!!
I think the previous poster meant to leave the review for Marriott Palace Hotel, because JW Marriott was not opened for the opening of the canal. The JW Marriot was build only couple of years ago.
I got married at this beautiful hotel and stayed there for 5 nights at one of their suites. We used the Ballroom for our wedding at this beautiful hotel and I had the best night of my life there!!
The staff vas very helpful and nice!!!!
The swimmingpools are great (they have 3 there) and one with sand and waves and you have a feeling that you are on the beach somewhere.
One word: LOVELY!!!
This Is A Palace !! (literally)
This is a stunning Palace built for the opening of the Suez Canal and has been added to by Marriott with the addition of a modern hotel wing.
I only wish we could have stayed in the old part, it was magnificent .
The food, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the Egyptians I couldn't fault any of it and believe me, as an ex-hotelier and chef, I am one picky person to please!
Only one gripe and this is true of all Marriotts - please heat your pools! Every pool I have ever swum in at a Marriott resort is cold and if you look at the pools in most hotels, they are empty because they are so cold !! Please take note.
Can't wait to take our daughter back to see the Pyramids and stay at this lovely hotel.
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