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The flight from Cyprus to Egypt was a little over an hour. After settling in in the hostel, and a quick catnap, we were ready to go. In my group I was with Paige and Anna (my roommates), Randi and Andi (who live across the hall), Heather, Taylor and Jessica. Every morning the hostel served us three pieces of bread, jam, cheese and tea for breakf...Cairo, Egypt kwhitaker
Journeyed a little further out of the city to see some of the older pyramids beyond Giza (thus removed from many annoyances). However, Egypt is not that favorably set up to accommodate the independent traveler. It seems as though everything is suited for the big package tourists where air conditioned buses chauffeur you fr...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oasis Hotel Giza
Overpriced and Seedy
The hotel was clean and ok for a budget travellor but anything else I would not recommend it...
If a female.. beware of 'glances' and 'comments' from male waiters and bar tenders!
Massages were unpleasant- there were two examples during my stay of unprofessional 'acts'/misconduct from the masseur (so if a western women I would definitely suggest giving it a miss!), and when the duty manager was questioned it was implied that many other complaints had been made! So watch out!
Also, whilst in the rooms keep the air conditioning on- as high risk of mosquitos!! ((suprising as travelled all over egypt (luxon, aswan, on the nile) and only got bitten here!!))
Beware for hidden charges on the bills, and always ask for a receipt (they may not offer you one) so at the end of the holiday you can check off what you have and most importantly what you haven't had!!
One piece of advice: a taxi from the hotel into downtown Cairo for 2 people should be 25 LE and 1 person around 15LE..... HAGGLE!
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.
Rooms are large, with two comfortable double beds, plenty of storage, and extremely large bath rooms. Rooms are spotlessly clean, and like the rest of the hotel, well maintained.
The hotel has a huge heated outdoor swimming pool, and several restaurants offering reasonable food & drinks. Breakfast was especially good. Staff were polite and efficient.
There is a health suite, where I enjoyed a massage - much needed after two weeks sightseeing!
I would have no hesitation in staying at The Oasis again in the future.
1. The location of the hotel, being right on the outskirts of Giza on Alexandria desert Road, meant that there was nothing to see or do around the hotel, but the hotel DID take care of all our needs - and there is a free bus to the centre of Cairo
2. The absolutely chronic "International" music played around the pool. It was like being stuck in a lift!!!!
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.
Not quite fit for a pharaoh but still ok
stayed for 4 nights during a whistlestop tour of cairo and beyond.
hotel is quite large and fairly near to the pyramids - say 10 min drive. From Cairo airport the transfer is about 40 mins although longer in the day when traffic is worse.
room was ok with two small double beds and a large bathroom. cable tv. room service was good. rooms are spread out amongst gardens which are very well looked after although rooms can be a few minutes walk from reception - 5 mins in our case.
the pool and gym are excellent. breakfast was ok nothing special but you cannot escape the smoke from other guests. plenty of choice with 3 or 4 restaurants in the hotel although nothing outside. nearest town is giza where there are some shops etc and othe facilities.
overall for the money good value without the fuss of a 5 star but still reasonably central for the pyramids. If you plan to spend all your time in Cairo not Giza then this is too far out likewise we had to travel to and from the airport for a daytrip and it was'nt perfect.
Best hotel in North West Africa ?
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.
I dont want to be too negative, its a GOOD, relatively cheap hotel but in no way is it as it aspires to be "the best hotel in north west africa" or as in some reviews/ratings is it above a 3 star residence. If you do go then the staff are great and if its noisy complain(as we did) and get moved!
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.