Moevenpick Resort Cairo - Pyramids
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... for our stay in Egypt, Hoda. She tipped the driver, and she sat us down, and talked to us about our tour. At the end of the talk, she made us a wake up call for 6.30 am, and we went to dinner.
We had a basic western diner such as pizza and stuff like that. Anyway after dinner, we went to bed.
My dad and I were woken up at 5.30 AM because of the local prayers
... wanted to talk to us, especially the school children. They would come up to me and ask me questions to practice their English. They also would ask to take pictures with me. It was wonderful to interact with them.
Tonight we headed to Fez, Morocco. We got in pretty late, so we are headed to bed here shortly. I’m looking forward to exploring Morocco tomorrow. I don’t have any expectations, so I am excited to see what their country and culture is ...
I apologise in advance for the poor writing but I am exhausted!!!
Today I have learnt that when travelling with others I become a crazy control freak, I also learnt that dad needs a fricken hearing aid; I am trying very hard not to lose my sh#t but I hate repeating myself a thousand times plus the TV is on so loud I can hear it through wax earplugs and he has already turned it down. OK crazy moment passing… reality is dad has it ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Resort Cairo - Pyramids Giza
Cet hôtel était un excellent choix : les chambres étaient propres, la salle de bain correcte.
La nourriture était vraiment bonne, il y avait des fruits frais et le personnel était TRES serviable. Une nuit, j'ai été malade et le personnel s'affairait dans tous les sens pour me trouver des médicaments et un médecin.
J'ai été enchantée par l'hospitalité égyptienne.
Si vous venez dans cet hôtel, vous ne serez pas déçus !!
We stayed here for three nights in September. Whilst the rooms are pretty basic they were clean and of a nice size. It's not really a hotel I would like to spend longer than 3 nights in as it is not a place where you could comfortably relax. It is ideal for the pyramids being situated just down the road within walking distance. We requested a bungalow away from the road as it is busy and I mean busy throughout the day. The pool is of a decent size but tended to get busy around 5 o'clock when everyone returned from day trips. The staff are friendly. We only ate breakfast in the hotel which was very nice the usual buffet selection with lots of croissants. Would I come back to this hotel probably not as I think there are nicer hotels in the same area.
FOOD " LA ORANGERIE "
Nice hotel, comfortable but basic.
The foos on the Orangerie was unmistakeably basic & really horrible. You have a choice between " A La Carte " and the buffet, neither of which i recommend and didn't grip my taste buds.
The thai restaurant next door to the " Orangerie " was a lot better, food was delicious.
This hotel was a excellent choice, the rooms were clean, bathroom ok, Food really nice, fresh fruits, and VERY helpful staff.
I got really sick one night and the hotel staff was running all over to get me medicines and a doctor for me, I was delighted by their egyptian hospitality.
If you stay at this hotel you won't regret it!!
Easter Break 2006
I stayed here ten years ago when it was managed by the Swiss - it was really great fun then. Now it's abit tired especially the pool area and the rooms. The concept is really good -chalet type rooms in the gardens each with a shaded sitting area under bougenvilla. Its now owned and managed by the Egyptian Govt. Alot more business like than Govt run hotels ten years ago but not as well run as the Swiss (is anything though?)
The main foyer and lounge bar etc. have all been knocked into one enormous space. It works well for the hotel and it is ideal for tour groups basicly looking to re-fuel before the next sightseeing trip. When we were there last week it was quite busy and breakfast was a bit of an ordeal. There just wsn't enough staff to cope at the very busy times but Chef Yannous on the eggs made up for everything with his excelent personnel skills!
One rouge to look out for though is the hotel driver Hassan - over charged us for transportation and gave us the sob story at every opportunity. It went better when he was not involved i.e when we took a fluka outside the British Embassay we quickly asked those coming off the boat what the price was and were told £E40, so at the end of the trip we slipped the boat skipper £E50 and said "quais"? Which was accepted although Hassan who had been negotiating his cut while we were away didn't get time to get his nose in - so no cut for him.
Hassan did get us back at the Pyramids when he managed to get us to go with a guy he knew there. We were a group of 8 and ended up each paying £E150 for a horse or camel and £E20 entry fee to the pyramid area.
Overall, we had a great Easter break; the museum, the pyramids, Old Cairo and a trip on the Nile and it is cheap because of the strong GB£
Camp site rather than a resort
Stayed there for one night. The resort lobby looks pretty good but we were disapointed at all. For examples,
1. We could not sleep well since loudy sound come from the air condition throughout the night;
2. There is no hot water when we took shower at night;
3. The hair dryer was out of order.
I would say the resort looks like a camp site. Fortunately, we merely stayed there for one night. I would not recommend others to stay there.
Nice stay - friendly staff
I stayed at this hotel with my family october 2005 for a week. It was a nice stay and we enjoyed it very much. The extra cost of a "deluxe" room was not worth it. Its the same room anyway but maybe for the location shielded from nearby roads etc?
The buffet became didnt change much but the quality was good.
I would recommend this hotel -but maybe a more central location would be more interesting for a longer stay?
Our stay at the Movenpick hotel was horrible. The pool attendants were nasty and abrupt, the staff at the breakfast buffet was so inattentive that my husband and I had to find them ourselves to get our coffee! (and sugar, and milk) our room was filled with flying insects every morning, even though our doors remained closed, the beds were hard as a rock, and all in all our entire group could not believe the horrible service we all had during our stay. our tour guide complained, and told them that we would never be back, and we even refused to tip them which was a very difficult decision for our guide, but they just did not deserve it!!!
A great hotel
We were there during Christmas holidays and really loved this hotel. Our room was huge with a flowered patio. We could spot the top of a pyramid from our window. If you are not too much bothered by taxi drivers offering their services in the street and other sorts of people trying to sell you tours and souvenirs, you can also walk to the Pyramids (which we did).
We had our New Year's Eve dinner at L'Orangerie and found it extremely pricey (food quality was ok). Lobby and swimming pool are also beautiful.
Good hotel in Giza
This is a good hotel in a good location, not far from the pyramids. The cottage style rooms are well appointed and have a porch in front. Rooms have a dining table and are of average size with a small fridge. The staff is friendly and helpful. Good location, especially if you want to visit Dahshur and Saqqara. The lobby and restaurants are well decorated with beautiful chandeliers and the restaurants have reasonable prices. The pool is of good size with a large adult area. All in all, this is a place you would come back to again if you were to stay around Cairo. Beats the noisy downtown areas.