Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx
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Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel Dec 14, 2008
This hotel is located just minutes away from the pyramids of Giza. It's roughly 45-50 minutes away from the airport depending on traffic.
You can see the pyramids looming in the background depending on the room you get and the balcony or patio view. I had the garden view so all I saw were the peaks of the pyramids. Part of the hotel obstructed the rest of the view of the pyramids from the balcony. My room was nice, clean, and LARGE...particularly for me as a single traveler. The bed was SO comfortable! More comfortable than my bed at home. I LOVED IT! I slept gooooooood every night I was there! I wish I could take that bed home with me. The air conditioning felt great. I had to turn it off a couple of times because it would get too cold. The bathroom was clean. I had my reservations about the water from the showerhead staying at a constant temperature. It would alternate from ice-cold to searing hot now and again.
The rest of the hotel looked nice. They have a very nice-looking lobby that is so spacious and decorative. They have a small bank so you can conveniently exchange money. There is a tiny gift shop there, but as you walk towards one side of the hotel, there is a place where they sell apparel-type souvenirs (hats, t-shirts, scarfs, etc.). Next to this shop is another shop selling other souvenir-related stuff.
There is a very nice-sized swimming pool so if you are itching for a dip in the pool, it's right there.
They have a snack shop there were you can order any kind of drinks (to include boos), and small meals (pizza, club sandwiches with fries, pasta, salads, desserts, etc.). They can send it up to your room if you like, or you can eat it right there by the lobby area.
The breakfast comes as a buffet and depending on your reservation through this hotel, it may or may not be included in the room price. I had to pay extra for breakfast since it wasn't included in my room price. They have different types of bread, cold-cuts, yogurt, juices, fruits, etc. There is a chef that can make you eggs, omelets, etc., should you require it.
The concierge can arrange for all kinds of tours and transportation arrangements for you.
They have bars to suit your nightlife needs should you desire it.
The staff is very kind and courteous, and I didn't have a problem with them at all.
There is a security checkpoint at the main entrance for obvious reasons. It's manned by hotel security and/or local police.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. I know I would go back...mainly to sleep in those very comfortable beds! LOL!
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Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Overview
The 5-star Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx offers luxury comfort and accommodation that is exceeded only by its exceptional views. Boasting a beautiful spa and impressive selection of bars and restaurants, this hotel is a must for those wishing to experience the awe-inspiring pyramids.
Located in Giza, roughly 16km from Cairo city centre, the hotel is a short drive from Egypt’s largest pyramids and its namesake, the Great Sphinx. Cairo’s many attractions include the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun.
The hotel occupies an exotic property that reflects the local architecture while offering guests thoroughly modern facilities. The spa consists of a Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre and a variety of massage treatments. An outdoor swimming pool skirted by deckchairs and palm trees affords views of the distant pyramids, while elsewhere can be found a snooker table and children’s playground.
The R&J restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving a selection of grilled meats along with French and Egyptian wine. Le Sphinx Roof restaurant (open April-November) serves dinner only, cooking delicious barbeque food that can be enjoyed on the terrace. There are also several bars including the suave Mirage Club which provides musical entertainment as well as serving food. Room service and a breakfast buffet are also available.
Guest rooms with a garden view are designed in a warm and inviting style, employing rich colours reminiscent of the dusk-soaked desert. Notable amenities include internet access, a mini bar and a private bathroom with shower or bathtub. Some rooms also come with a balcony. Free parking is available onsite.
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