Mövenpick Resort Cairo-Pyramids
Lonely Planet review
Set in lovely gardens, this resort's bungalow-style villas have a surprisingly good range of facilities. This, together with its position just a couple of kilometres from the Pyramids, make it a safe choice for a couple of days of archaeological action.
While the lobby of this resort goes for the gold 'n' glitz look, with chintzy furniture and chandeliers and a rather gaudily decorated bar and restaurant, the swimming pool and gardens offer welcome respite. As the resort consists of 18 bungalow buildings housing 240 rooms, many of the rooms are quite a distance from the main building, but all have private balconies or terraces perfect for a post-Pyramid tipple. The rooms are anonymous but spotless and all feature wi-fi. There are four suites - one with pyramid views. If you haven't exhausted yourself brushing off dust and touts all day, there are tennis courts and a gym, but it's hard to go past the swimming pool after a long, hot day. The food outlets are nothing special, but at least the Italian (Il Giardino) is located away from the gaudy furnishings.