Mena House Hotel

Cairo, Egypt

1.3 K reviews
Excellent hotel for solo travelers. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • King-size Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Air conditioning (individually regulated)
    • Minibar
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Playground
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Hairdresser
    • Foyer
    • Café
    • Currency Exchange
    • Medical Assistance
    • WLAN access
    • Game room
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
6 Pyramids Road P.O. Box 12556 Cairo Giza
0 ft to downtown


This prestigious hotel is one of the most traditional and famous hotels in the world. Established in the 19th century in order to accommodate the guests of honour of the opening of the Suez Canal, in the years since countless famous people and guests of the state have passed through the doors. The hotel has also achieved notoriety as the setting for famous novels such as Agatha Christie for example. Situated in the shadow of the famous pyramids at Giza, the hotel is surrounded by jasmin-scented gardens. Links to the public transport network are also just a few steps away and the centre of Cairo is approximately 15 km away.


The hotel was built in 1869. The accommodation offers guests a total of 498 rooms. Amenities include a cloakroom and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access in public areas allows travellers to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area, a café and a bar. Shopping facilities are also available. Children can have a great time playing in the playground. Additional facilities at the hotel include a playroom. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation. Available services and facilities include medical assistance, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, a kitchen and a bathroom. The basic features of most rooms include a balcony. The carpeted rooms feature a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Guests will also find a mini fridge included as standard. A telephone, a TV, a DVD player and WiFi ensure optimal comfort. A hairdryer is provided in the bathrooms. The establishment offers non-smoking rooms.


The hotel features a pool and an outdoor pool. Sun loungers and parasols are ideal for relaxation. Guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks at the poolside bar. Leisure options at the accommodation include a gym, gymnastics, a beauty salon and massage treatments. For a fee, tennis, golf and horse riding are also available.


Catering options available at the establishment include half board and full board. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner.


The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Gorgeous surroundings. Great choice of restaurants. Location is amazing.

    "Good location, but hard to reach by car." "Great for sightseeing, but not shopping." "City centre is hard to reach."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Modern facilities. Beautiful main building. Grounds are beautiful.

    "Nice building." "Poor quality lobby with mediocre facilities." "Beautiful architecture."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent staff. Excellent room service. Outstanding tour guide.

    "Friendly and professional housekeepers." "Decent management, reception, and restaurant service." "Great hotel security." "Room service is average." "Smooth booking process."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    AC not working. Tatty flooring. Broken shelves.

    "Old, poorly maintained rooms with insufficient A/C." "Big rooms with excellent views, excellent balconies, and excellent beds." "Poorly cleaned rooms and bathrooms with substandard TV's and furniture."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast is average"

    Great morning buffet. Exceptional breakfast buffet. No breakfast.

    "Breakfast is decent but expensive."

  • Value for money
    "Value for money could be better"

    Expensive airport. Not worth the money. Staff charged us twice for.

    "Value for money could be better." "Pricey breakfast and dining." "Free internet."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    No Wi-Fi. No internet in the rooms. No wi-fi in the room.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Free internet."