This Nile-side city provides a convenient jumping-off point for the Pyramids and Sphinx. While many travellers automatically book a stay in the nearby hub of Cairo, it’s actually neighbouring Giza that’s home to these wonders of the world and the accompanying statues and tombs, although both offer some superb Egyptian hotel experiences. Archaeologists and tourists from around the globe flock here to pay a visit to the only ancient wonder of the original seven to have survived. The entertainment and culinary heart of Giza is found around El Haram Street.
Marriott Mena House
A celebrity magnet, this hotel places you up close to one of the biggest tourist attractions on the planet. You can actually see the Pyramids from some of the bedrooms and much of the grounds. It’s a five-star establishment with marble bathrooms, ample balconies, lush gardens, an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. 139 Pavilion is the property’s main restaurant, open 24 hours a day, with live music sessions and a prime view of the Giza Pyramids. There’s also an Indian eatery – The Moghul Room – and an Italian, the Alfredo Restaurant. The Pool Bar, Lobby Lounge and a Club Level M Lounge all serve drinks and snacks.