Pyramids Park Resort
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Our final day in Egypt was spent on a road trip up to the northern, coastal city of Alexandria, the pearl of the Mediterranean, which was founded in 331BC by Alexander the Great. Fadi and Sherif (who both received koalas when we said goodbye at the end of the day) were waiting to pick us up from our hotel at 7am. The drive took about 3.5 hours …
Our flight to Cairo was at at 6am. Because it was an international flight, you have to be at the airport at least 2 hours early and because we were staying quite a distance from the airport, we had to get up before 3am. Not my favourite time to rise but a small price to pay for adventuring the globe! There is quite a lot of civil unrest in Egypt at …
Today we left Luxor early in the morning and took the plane to Cairo. The plane ride was only about an hour long. Just before landing the pilots got clearance to take a detour over the pyramids – so we flew over them! It was amazing (I really love all of our little plane sightseeing detours). It is astonishing how big the pyramids are, even from so far away.
Once we landed we headed to several buses that were waiting for us. Our tour guides from ...
... when they were given long scarfs and cloaks when checking in their shoes (you can’t wear shoes in a mosque) as they were all dressed 'inappropriately’ with their head uncovered and some with arms and chests exposed, personally I was surprised they didn’t get in trouble in the Mosque of Mohamed Aly. This mosque was much smaller but also older, the mosque of Sultan Hassan was originally not only a mosque but also a school and community centre, for this ...
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I am just back from my holidays in Egypt, spending 3 days in this hotel. I have to say that I was afraid of what I was going to find there after reading the reviews, although I had seen pictures of the hotel and It looked find to me. What a surprise when I arrived there! The hotel is very good and clean. The swimming pool is great. The also have spa facilities, with extra charge. But the jacuzzi is about 3 euros everytime you go and I can say you deserve it after the long walks in Egypt. Rooms and toilet are very large and clean, same as the rest of the resort.
Breakfast is quite good, although I missed the just-cooked food (ommeletes,eggs... ).
Only a but... The hotel is very far from city centre. But you can take taxis from the hotel(ordered at reception) abd they are very cheap (about 4 euros).
Definitly, a lovely place to stay
Good value for money
Compared to accomodation elsewhere in Africa the hotel is fair value for money. It does not appear that new and yet is very clean, the staff are friendly and all ones needs are catered for. My trip was for business purposes, so although they have an Awesome pool I did not use the facility. It is very well located to the Giza Pyramids (about 15 min drive) but a long way from the International airtport (90 to 120 Min drive) through Cairo.
Watch out for the Taxi drivers ! while they are not dishonest, if you ask to be taken to a shopping area or a market they will have some scheme to drop you at one of their "preffered sppliers" where you will get ripped off! I ended up paying at least twice the price for a gold chain compared to the airport duty free!
The buffet resturant is ordinary at the price and the only thing a little dissapoiting about the hotel but the Lebanese resturant is great and not much more exepnsive. I will stay again.
What a surprise !!
When I read the reviews about this hotel on this site
I felt panic because it was the hotel where I will be in Cairo..so when I arrived I started to chek out every detail. Me and the rest of a big group had a real surprise when we found that the rality is something else. The Hotel is very nice, rooms are clean and quite. the personal are very nice, breakfast is excelent, food is good and the service is very good. This is the opinion of all the group(about 25 person). I give the hotel 4.5
Stayed in a suite for 3 nights. Clean and spacious.
Reception contacted us on book in to see if everything was okay.
Concierge was very helpfull and always asked if all okay with the stay.
Food was very good and nice selection.
Good to be away from the city centre as stayed there for 1 day and found Cairo noisey and smelly.
Would stay again as prefered this hotel to the other ones we stayed in Cairo.
All in all very happy !!
Not for me
I must admit that I had a quite romantic picture in my head when booking a trip to Cairo. Pharaons, history, River Nile etc.etc.....Be prepared - it is only about money. Booked private guide and transfers from airport - stayed in Giza to be near the pyramids. Large resort with plenty of restaurants, shops etc. like a small village. Room was large, smelly,not very clean, dark and with view to the motorway*lol*, not much Pyramids there. Staff was friendly as long as you showed them an envelope with money. Love arabic food - and did not stear clear of the tummy thing ( I was expecting that). Egypytian Museum a must if you have strong nerves. Should you feel hungry after a trip to pyramids and sfinks - there is a pizza hut at the end of the road. Cairo is one big money mashine, noisy, dirty and River Nile stinky. Still, I am happy to have tried it. Enjoy ;-)
Stayed here on a 3 stop tour of Egypt. Definately the worst of our 3 hotels, a big let down after the splendor of Luxor. The reception is quite nice, but once you enter "the resort" part of the hotel it all goes down hill. The rooms are definately past their best, the bath filled up when you took a shower, - without the plug in, we reported it but nothing changed, despite man with plunger - awful smell ect....The food in the Italian Restauarnt was quite good, but the buffet breakfast was only just ok. I had the misfortune to get a real 'Egypt 'gypie' tummy at this hotel, never been so ill before! a good course of Anti-biotics sorted me out.
The pool was a let down, the sunbeds were not very clean, and the surrounding area needed a good scrub! So all in all a bit of a disappointment but the Pyramids were awesome!. Would not stay here again.
What a disappointment
Have just returned from Cairo on eight day trip to Egypt. We booked out of this hotel after three days because it is entirely misleading that this is a five star hotel. It barely makes a three star rating in my book. Although a big and airy main building with reasonably friendly staff, it does not bear close examination as the furniture is stained and sometimes damaged. The carpets are the same, ill fitting, wrinkled and torn around the edges. The rooms were the same as well as having old electric and toilet fittings. The pool is vast - but very cold! Food is very disappointing. Has a French restaurant but the only thing French about it was the French fries. Otherwise basically a grill. We ate once in the Italian and again it was badly presented and not up to standard. We checked out after three days - but they still insisted on us paying for the full stay as we had booked an internet advanced purchase rate. I have written to Inter Continental to complain. Come on Inter Continental - get this hotel up to the five standard you claim it is!! - and give me my money back!!
Met our needs
Just returned from a whirlwind tour of Egypt. Stayed at the Intercontinental Pyramids Park for 3 nites.
I agree with the previous reviewer, it could use some attention and refurbishment. But all in all it met our needs.
The staff was very very friendly. Everyone was very willing to do whatever they could for you. Half hour are checking in, a staff membercontacted us to see if everything was working or if you needed anything additional.
Ate the middle eatern restaurant and found the food and servcie very very good. Ate at Le Pisdou and same good food and service. The breakfast buffet was fine. Not gourmet but always plenty of food. Had daily happy hour at the Piano Bar off the lobby and found the service very good. Live entertainment most evenings.
The pool setting is beautiful. Several of their restaurants have dining on terraces overlooking the pool.
I would stay here again.
An average hotel
Our family just returned from a holiday in Cairo, and found this hotel had a tired facade, but lots of positive features. The pool is huge and beautiful; clean, but cold in March. The kids loved it. We found the food to be very good no matter which restaurant we chose. The breakfast buffet had a good variety, and was generally fine.
We thought the hotel staff was polite, friendly, and very helpful. The hotel location is a plus, because it is slightly removed from the bustle of the pyramids. The hotels that are closer to the pyramids suffer from the incredible noise of Cairo.
Our room was a split-level suite; which was very large and easily accommodated the four of us; with the kids on the ground level, and my husband and me on the upper level. The room was pretty clean, and the cleaning crew was very attentive. The grounds are extensive, but need attention. There is a little zoo that is positively depressing. My daughter wants to start a campaign to free the residents.
This hotel is very average, but will suffice if all the 5-stars are booked.
Needs a Face Lift
This hotel needs a major renovation. Everything looks and feels dowdy. The buffet breakfast was poor.