Pyramisa Cairo Hotel and Casino
Travel Blogs from Cairo
2010 12 05 - Cairo, Egypt
Our flight from Aswan to Cairo took about one and a half hours. We decided along with Ivor and Sriyani to stop at the Egyptian Museum and have a walk through. The place is massive and full of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The museum is old-fashioned and was more of a warehouse than a museum. The museum is quite an old building that is desperately in …
We arrived in our final destination, Cairo, after a 6 hour coach trip in a coach designed for Chinese people, so with very limited legroom. The previous nights hotel in St Catherines was poor, so to get to our comfortable hotel with plenty of hot water was a joy.
Cairo was the only destination on the tour I had been to before. I didn't …
It seems that everyone I speak with who has been to Egypt has the same thing to say about the Pyramids of Giza. "I had no idea that they were so BIG!". I must echo that sentiment. Unless you've been there, it's really hard to appreciate just how massive they are. What a remarkable feat of human endurance that those were able to be built so long ago …
Being that I'm from Phoenix, I'm more than used to being out and about in 115 degree summer heat. For that reason, I didn't think that Cairo would affect me too much. My travels through Romania were self-guided, and my travels through Turkey will also be self-guided. Egypt is stuck in the middle here as my "vacation away from vacation". I booked a …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pyramisa Cairo Hotel and Casino
My partner and I stayed for 2 nights at the Pyramisa at the end of February. We booked an upgrade to a junior suite with Nile view. Not recommended: Our room was on the 4th floor and the Nile could only just be seen at the corner of the building, if you stood close to the window. Also you could see the busy dual carriage below. The traffic goes all night with the typical hooting of the horns and as the windows don't shut tightly you get no sleep.
I was recently in Cairo in the off season (February) for a few days and I stayed at the Pyramisa Hotel which I booked through Sunshine Diving (a compnay based in Hurgada). From start to finish this hotel provided the best service I've experienced in Egypt thusfar. The lobby was always clean and bright with artistic decor. The Receptionists were always available 24 hours and always helpful. The restaurant, which is adjacent to the lobby, was well staffed and the food was excellent! The lobby also features a pastry cafe and an English style pub. Our room was spacious with a view of the Cairo Tower and the pool. Perhaps we had the luck of the draw but I was very satisfied. If you are traveling as a couple be sure to request a room with a double bed. The only drawback was the taxi I ordered for our journey back to the airport. The driver was very rude! Other than that I highly recommend the Pyramisa Hotel. It's easy to find becasue it is across from the Sheraton on Giza Street.
I had read the mixed reviews and was hesitant about staying here. Then I found out I was in the "new wing" and felt a bit more assured. That was a mistake. This hotel is definitely not worth 5 stars or the money. At the most, this could be a 3 star.
I spend 7 days in Pyramisa and can recommend this hotel to everyone. The hotel is near to the "tourist" center and has outstanding rooms, service and breakfast.
The explanation for the divergent views on this hotel are because there are two different 'wings' (their term) to this hotel, the 'new' and the 'old'.
The new wing provides a pretty decent hotel room for the price but the old wing is very beaten up. They are refurbishing it room by room.
We are Americans who live in Europe and travel frequently and found this hotel satisfactory. The included breakfast, while most items could have been kept hotter, was comparable to European breakfasts.
We found a day here at the beginning and end to our Egyptian excursion & Nile cruise worked well.
Absolutely plan on working transfers, guide & driver into your plans. The traffic and driving habits in Cairo are worse than anywhere we've seen.
As a resident in Cairo, I've known and dealt with over 20 or 30 hotels in Cairo and Giza for not only myself but also for my guests and friends. Pyramisa is surely the very worst hotel that I've experienced in Cairo so far. Rooms and equipment NEVER deserve 5 stars.
We were upgraded to this hotel after the travel agent got a bad report on our original booking.Our room was shabby, and the bathroom ceiling panels were wide open.We had to ask them to unblock the wastepipe in the handbasin.At 2a.m we were woken by their engineers wanting to fix a problem we declined but agreed 2 minutes later when we found there was no power.We had to wait an hour,and of course the aircon was off with the power.Next day after our agent and guide intervened we were given another room.It was bigger but it was still grubby,the carpet had not been cleaned and all the surfaces had marks,basically the hotel needs a good clean and the furniture needs a good clean too.
It is the best down town Hotel in Cairo , Service is Excellent
We booked 6 nights at the Pyramisa but ended up staying for only 3 of them. The hotel has definately passed its sell by date. The service was slow (we waited 45 mins for coffee on more than one occasion,) yet the staff still waited for their tips