Travel Blogs from Giza
After a few days of rest and relaxation (yes I know we have been supposed to be having that for the past 2.5 months!) we finally started our Egyptian odyssey today.
We had a pretty hectic day. We went to Saqquara Pyramid which was one of first attempts by the Egyptians to build pyramids and although it was in pretty bad shape (they are …
Egypt, another country with an endless amount of history, it is amazing how seeing the things you have learned about, or heard about all your life, makes it so much more relevant and understandable.
There are 88 million people living in Egypt, but they just inhabit 4% of the land along the land, the other 96% is desert. …
We flew thought he night, and arrived in Cairo, Egypt at 5:40am, although you sleep pn the plane, it is never quite the same. We got to our hotel, and relaxed until about 1:00pm, when we left to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
The Oasis Hotel, where we are staying, is actually located in Giza, along with the pyramids; …
I ventured off to Egypt on the second week of December, just as Mari was getting ready to set off to Brazil. We did a comprehensive tour of Cairo and Luxor, with 16 or so other varied travellers. It was a great experience to see the Ancient sites, though the temple of Karnak was my favourite site, it was so extensive and grand leaving me with an …
The next morning I was so nauseous I didn't know how I could possibly start the tour. I would not have been able to without Brian. He was so great taking care of me. We went to breakfast which was a buffet in the hotel. I struggled to get down a few bits of food. After a challenging breakfast for me we joined our tour group. Most everyone is from …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oasis Hotel Giza
The hotel was clean and ok for a budget travellor but anything else I would not recommend it...
We used the Oasis Hotel as a base to explore Cairo, and especially The Pyramids. It is a super hotel. The accommodation is in single storey rooms situated in absolutely stunning gardens. We experienced no noise from other visitors.
Truely an Oasis in a great country
My parents, husbond and I spend 14 days at this hotel and I have to say, we had a great time: The rooms were big, clean and compfy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was non expensive and very good. The pool was nice and clean, and the poolstaff was very helpful as I have a father who is almost blind they keept a good eye on him both in the water and also when he was in the sun. The gardens was vell trimmed. The spa - and massages - was worth every LE spend on that account.
Really good hotel
I was suprised to see some reviews that rated the hotel okay, but with problems or even terrible.
I stayed here for four days in March this year. The rooms were very big with a nice big bed, the bathroom was very nice with a large bath and everything was clean. The breakfast was really fabulous; all kinds of fresh bread, pancakes, bacon and beans for the English customers (i suppose) and much more. Also the dinner was very good and really cheap. A big tasty pizza was around 20/25 LE (3/3,5 euro). So i have to say i had a really nice stay in this hotel!
We stayed here for eight nights and I can't say enough about how beautiful this place is. The grounds and landscaping are gorgeous and a nice change from the dirt and pollution of Cairo. Our room was spotless, and I'm a very tough critic. The desk staff was very helpful and friendly. Great spa, too--check out the massages! Unfortunately it was too cool to use the pool, but it looked sparkling clean and inviting. The only drawback I could find was the location--there is nothing close by and you have to take a taxi to go anywhere, but this is a small price to pay for such a lovely hotel. A superb value for the money and highly recommended.
Very poor service
The thing that stood out to me during my stay here was how unhelpful and unfriendly the staff was. I was overcharged for phone calls and had to talk to several different people to have it fixed. I could not have the staff get me a taxi, because I would often be charged a ridiculous rate (I suspect the staff was splitting the money with the drivers).
The rooms were not secure. The property was dirty. The beds were very bad.
It is located very close to the pyramids, but there is nothing within walking distance, including a net cafe. I would not stay here again.
stayed for 4 nights during a whistlestop tour of cairo and beyond.
Well where to start...they ask you very quickly to vote online to say theirs is the best hotel in north west africa...they really are conning themselves...but it isnt bad. The food is excellent, the entrance lobby is fabulous the staff are friendly and the pool is wonderful so whats the problem ? the other customers and the rooms. I'll start with the accomodation, the hotel is ALL on ground level, so the necessity for thick supporting walls is gone, therefore there are thin walls that let ALL the sound in(and out!)we were constnatly woken by people outside the glass door, or in adjoining rooms...they werent being loud but their normal voices simply carried through and disturbed. Regarding other customers,there was in interesting mix most of whom were fine but with the odd unruly child running around the peace of the place could be ruined, if you are in a room adjoining a young family then expect to be woken with them.
My partner and I stayed in the Oasis Hotel for one week while visiting some of the tourist sites in Cairo. It's probably the best hotel within Cairo, specialy if one wants to stay near the Giza Pyramids and away from the heavily polluted and noisy city traffic.
Very pleasant staff, Very good food, very clean rooms, Lovely gardens and pool, it feels like you are in a Oaisis (literally).
Stayed at the Oasis hotel in May 2003 it is a Good standard hotel, situated about 10 miles from the centre of Cairo town,and about 3 miles from the pyramids. Staff are friendly and want to please. It has a good size pool and 4 restaurants. the food is of a good standard and the breakfast is good. Do not use the Hotel lobby taxis as they are more expensive than the local taxis that wait outside. A trip by local taxi to the Pyramids was 35LE return and 65LE return to the Town centre. The hotel does have a free shuttle bus to the town which runs most of the day.A good clean hotel which I would recommend.