Mena House Hotel

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Why we like it

  • Rooms are located in both the Palace wing, with its belle époque style and the more modern Mena Garden wing, which has recently been refurbished
  • Five restaurants and two cocktail bars offer world cuisine including Continental, Oriental, Italian and Indian
  • The huge swimming pool is heated during winter
  • For an evening to remember, book a table at Abu Nawas restaurant where, from 7pm, you will be entertained by belly dancers
  • Ideal for those wanting the space and pyramid views of a resort style property

A&K Top Tip

We recommend a Mena Garden Wing room with a Pyramids view. The view at sunset and sunrise from the large balcony is simply breathtaking.

Guest Testimonial

Quite simply excellent. If I could say one thing it is that Egypt is the place to go right now, as there were virtually no tourists at some of the sights and that,I should think, is quite rare!

- JW, Gloucestershire



The Mena House Hotel is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Originally a hunting lodge, the hotel has played host to Kings, Emperors and Heads of State. Such illustrious history is reflected in luxurious interiors embellished with handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques.

Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the Mena House Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens and, standing just 700 metres from the Great Pyramids of Giza, provides unrivalled views.


Useful info

Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent

Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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