Hotel InterContinental Pyramids Park Resort Cairo Hotel 5 star
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Alexandria Desert Road Km 2.5 Pyramids Cairo 12561 Cairo, Egypt
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Intercontinental Pyramids Park Resort can boast having the largest pool in Cairo and there is no doubt you will greatly appreciate it, not to mention the hotel's proximity to the pyramids. The hotel has 420 spacious guest rooms distributed throughout one 2 storey building and one 3 storey building, but neither has a lift. Every room has a view of the garden, except for the 6 suites overlooking the pool. The common areas and amenities (reception, cafeteria, restaurant and pool) are all in good condition. The corridors, however, as well as some other parts of the hotel, have been a little neglected. This hotel is perfect for a short stay if you wish to unwind in a peaceful setting, but don't expect to find yourself in the city centre.

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    Location 5.32 /10

    It is located approximately an hour's drive from the airport, greatly depending on traffic conditions, and a taxi ride from the hotel to the airport should cost you £10.

    The front door opens out onto the street and there is no pavement, making it difficult to stroll about around the hotel. The pyramids are about a mile and a half away, as is the nearest shopping zone. A few miles away, you will find a shopping centre with various shops, a McDonald's restaurant and other points of interest. Cairo's city centre is approximately 12 mi away.

    Accommodation 6.45 /10

    The hotel has 420 spacious guest rooms distributed throughout one 2 storey building and one 3 storey building, but neither has a lift. Every room has a view of the garden, except for the 6 suites overlooking the pool.

    The decor and furniture are simple and functional. You will have the possibility to reserve a room furnished with a double bed or twin beds. The guest rooms have carpet flooring and the decoration consists of blue and green colours and wooden furniture. Their large size is without a doubt one of the main features of the rooms, which all come with a terrace, although they do not all benefit from effective natural lighting. They are equipped with a mini bar and a safe, where you will be able to protect your valuables. Coffee and water are complimentary, a detail of importance in a country where all extras have to be paid for. The bathrooms aren't very spacious but the large mirrors give them a wider appearance. They are equipped with a bathtub, a bathrobe, a hair dryer, and hospitality products.

    Overview 6.45 /10

    The common areas and amenities (reception, cafeteria, restaurant and pool) are all in good condition. The corridors, however, as well as some other parts of the hotel, have been a little neglected.

    The reception and the main hall are spacious enough to hold small lounge areas where guests can peacefully enjoy a drink. You will also find several terraces with a view of the pool or of the gardens. At the Intercontinental Park Resort, 3 types of cuisine are available: French, Italian and Lebanese. An international restaurant serves meals prepared on the spot and caters to taste buds from all over the world.

    The pool is quite impressive and the hotel can even boast that it is the largest in the city. Entertainment is organised daily in the summer and all types of music are played.

    The hotel also has its own shopping centre and sports amenities, which include a tennis court, a football pitch and a basketball court (though not in very good condition). Children can also make the most of the playground located within the hotel grounds. Other places at the guests' disposal are: the nightclub, a hairdresser, a bank, a business centre, and a clinic open 24 hours.

    The hotel has 420 spacious guest rooms distributed throughout one 2 storey building and one 3 storey building, but neither has a lift. Every room has a view of the garden, except for the 6 suites overlooking the pool.

    The spa and health centre has 4 massage rooms, a hammam, a sauna, a jacuzzi for relaxation, and a gym where aerobics sessions are organised. Spa treatments are available, as well as specialised programmes for the prevention of specific diseases.

    Food and drink 6.20 /10

    French, Italian, Lebanese or international gastronomy? Just tell us which you prefer and we will recommend the restaurant most likely to satisfy your particular tastes.

    The international restaurant is circular in shape and has a view of the pool and gardens. An elegant garden proudly stands in the centre of this room, where breakfast and dinner are served as a buffet. It has a capacity of 448 guests. Show cooking is a feature here, with a pasta counter and an egg counter, where your meals are prepared before your very eyes. On top of this, there is a menu of various hot and cold dishes and the traditional buffet.

    If you wish to try something new, why not go to the Lebanese restaurant: you will have the chance to taste regional specialities in an original and welcoming setting.

    The French restaurant, La Fontaine, is only open to guests when the hotel is full or on special request for private functions. Dishes are served as a buffet and, of course, a fountain is part of the furnishings, as well as some plants ornamenting every corner of the room. An oven is used by the chef for his show-cooking service and a large bay window lets in plenty of natural light. It is an absolutely delightful place!

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, football, volleyball, basketball, golf, dance, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The superb pool, the largest in Cairo
    • The spa and the choice of massages

    disadvantages

    • There is no lift and some rooms require climbing a lot of stairs to get to
    • The hotel stands by a motorway exit and the lack of pavement makes the access rather tricky
    • Some areas, such as the corridors, have been somewhat neglected

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