We stayed in an absolutely fabulous hotel with lots of security. They gave us a room with a view to wake to! It faced the pyramids but unfortunately, the smog was so great, we couldn't see past the hotel itself. What a missed opportunity.
The hotel was really awesome and they had a large Christmas tree next to the grand stairs to the second floor. It boasted a large chandelier.
The breakfast in the dinning was a buffet with lots to choose from. Most of the dishes were what Westerners would expect, eggs, bacon, toast, waffles, etc.,.
The swimming pool was really nice but we couldn't swim after 6:30 pm. I don't know why because most guests would return to the hotel after a full day of touring Egypt and would want to swim. We didn't get to the hotel until about 10 pm and we were really tired. After we all had showers (no tub), the kids climbed into bed and we all went to sleep so we could get up early the next morning some more tours with our guide and then head back to the ship for boarding and then unto Malta.
The security at the hotel was amazing! Before they would let the car in to the hotel, we had to go through a check point and they had dogs and checked the car. Finally, the pressed something to lower the big, round pegs into the ground so the car can pass. No one could possibly get a car through here.
I really wish we could have seen the Pyramids in the morning. We were told it was breathtaking. Oh well, perhaps another time. Our guide was not allowed to escort us to our room, only the security was allowed to because we were women. I guess it is the custom in this country.
I would recommend staying here if you are in Cairo. The beds were extremely comfortable; the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly but busy and the hotel itself was beautiful.
Enjoy the pictures:
Pool & Pyramid view: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1807
Dinning room: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1807
|This is our room at Le Meridian Pyramids hotel. Beds were really comfortable|
|View of pool while walking to our room with security man|
|Grand stairs with kids|
|Christmas tree beside the Grand Staircase with kids|
|View of swimming pool at 11 pm from our room|
The above small pictures above come from the Hotel website. I really wish we had been able to see the pyramids from our room, but I know of others who had this view. Good for them. What breathtaking view!