JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
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Woke after a pretty good sleep. After breakfast I went upstairs to relax & finish packing etc. Got the taxi to the airport at 10.45am & flight left on time at 12noon. Our plane flew over the caldera & what a view …
Opposite the Marriott in Zamalek is a very nice restaurant that saw me often during that stay: Abu El Sid.
Cairo's market is really big. I love walking around for hours and then spending the rest of the day to regain orientation. I happened to be there one week after a suicide bomb attack. Many salesmen, few tourists. I didn't like the …
I have arrived in Cairo, and today I toured the Egyptian Museum - it was amazing. They have so many ancient objects they are stacking in glass cases (we are talking full-length wooden mummy caskets, mind you!) almost to the ceiling. The wonderful shuttle from my hotel dropped some of us off at the museum, and it was a mob scene getting in (I think …
Weather Hazy 29 C After buffet breakfast at the hotel, we met with the tour group and rep from Insight Tour at the lobby at 8:30 am. We were then gathered at some outdoor seating by the pool. Yusuf introduced himself and wanted us to complete a departure information sheet and optional tours that we want to sign up for. We already signed up for the …
FRA-CAI LH582 09:15-13:15 Insight Vacation Best of Egypt Tour Weather cold in Frankfurt 7 ° C. Got up at 5 am. Again woke up at 4 am somehow could not sleep thru the night again. Took taxi to airport (€32.00). Check in, not too busy, got lots of time so we have traditional German breakfast at an airport Cafe. Raw & cooked ham,salami, liver …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.