Mena House Oberoi is located in the
History: The origin of the Mena House was that of a royal hunting lodge for the Khedive Ismail, used as a rest house for himself and his guest when hunting in the desert or visiting the Pyramids at Giza. The main dinning room of today was once the entire lodge, but in 1869, with the opening of the Suez Canal, the lodge was enlarged. However, affairs of the state kept the Khedive himself from using the lodge with any frequency, so in the early 1880s it was sold to Frederick Head as a private residence. Another hugely wealthy English couple, the Locke-Kings purchased the house from Mrs. Head, and it was they who set about turning the estate into a luxurious hotel. With plenty of money to work with and an estate already rich with furnishings and other treasures left by the Khedive and the Heads, the Locke-Kings enlarged the building once again, adding the English touch of great fireplaces that were unusual in Egypt. However, they retained much of the Arabic ambience of the facility, and enhanced this with fine Mashrabia (wooden screens) work, fine blue tiles, mosaics and medieval brass-embossed and carved wood doors.
and Suites: Set in 40 acres of jasmine-scented gardens with the Pyramids
towering above, The Mena House Oberoi comprises 523 units (rooms, suites
and cabanas), which include the Palace section (97 units), the Garden Section
(401 units), and the swimming pool (25 units). Presidential Suites, Churchill
and Montgomery, have a large
Restaurants and Bars: Winston Churchill, Omar Sharif and Agatha Christie have all been enjoying the hospitality of the hotel and its restaurants so far. The restaurant Khan El Khalili, offers light Egyptian and Continental meals 24 hours a day, overlooking the Pyramids. The Moghul Room, specializes in Indian cuisine and is supposed to be the best Indian restaurant in Cairo. Open from 7 pm to 11pm. The Al Rubayyat restaurant offers a continental menu in majestic surroundings as you can see on the picture. Open daily from 7pm till 11pm. The Oasis poolside restaurant and coffee shop is open during the day so you can have light refreshments and snacks. Open until sunset. In the Sultan Lounge you can enjoy cocktails with a panoramic view of the Pyramids. The Mamlouk Bar offers live entertainment and is open from 5pm to 2am.
Sport and Spa: Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, the largest in Cairo, an eighteen-hole golf course, outdoor tennis courts, a jogging track, horse and camel riding with experienced instructors, and a casino. Guests at the hotel enjoy 24-hour room service, a personal valet, laundry facilities, 24-hour banking service, car rental, an in-house travel agency, beauty salon, shopping arcade and a parking area.
From Spring 2007 through Spring 2008 the Palace, will be closed for restoration, which will include upgrade of all rooms, redesign of the hotel lobby, a new swimming pool for the exclusive use of the Palace guests and the Spa. Rooms will be enlarged and will have a unique features like bathrooms with view, semi private pool in some of the rooms.
(in US dollars):
Room Rate in US dollar excluding 12% service charge and 12% tax.