Staying in a Palace at the Cairo Marriott Hotel

When we were in Egypt, we stayed at a super central location at the Marriott Cairo. Along side the Nile River, it is close to the Pyramids and the go to museums. We felt like absolute royalty staying here with all the palace like design. Instagram got a got working out during our stay.

Where is Marriott Cairo Located

It is right in the heart of the Zamalek district, with awesome views of the Nile River and the city skyline. There are plenty of riverboats that are also restaurants only a few minutes walk by. It is close to many other big hotels chains and every taxi driver knows where it is. Look for the big twin towers that hover above a beautiful palace.

View from the balcony of the Marriott Cairo
View of the Nile from the balcony of the Marriott Cairo

Things around the Marriott Cairo

It is very close to the freeway, which gives it access to everything. The Cairo Museum is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi from the hotel. The Egyptian Museum is also close by, as is the Opera House. Cairo Tower is less than 10 minutes walk away from the Marriott. Alabaster Sphinx is just across the river too.
The Great Pyramids are only a 15 minute drive away (without traffic of course!), so it’s nice and close.

The hotel used to be a Palace, hence the majestic entry and many beautiful spots within the establishment

How to get around Marriott Cairo

There are so many taxis in Cairo you will never have trouble going places. If you don’t want the challenge of haggling and stress, Marriott have taxi services all downstairs at reception. Uber also works in Cairo, definitely our winning transportation style to avoid getting scammed. Hotel transfers are 80 Egyptian Pounds one way, which is not too bad.

Food & Drinks at Marriott Cairo

I don’t think we have ever been to a hotel that has that many bars and restaurant options INSIDE the actual hotel. Seriously. Irish Bar, Steakhouse, Egyptian Nights, Italian, Classic restaurant – they have it all.  We loved the outdoor Garden cafe. Our favorite restaurant within the property is Saraya Gallery, french cuisine in this beautiful vintage set up! Hard to not resist going to eat there to be honest!

Marriott Cairo Facilities

Other than the dozen food and bar options, there is an amazing garden to stroll through, a huge swimming pool (that is currently under maintenance, huge gym space and literally a million Instagram picture opportunities!)

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court

The Checklist

  • Free Wifi
  • Money Exchange
  • Taxi Service
  • Airport Transfer (At a Cost)

Marriott Cairo Rates

To check the most competitive rates, check through this link

Our experience

As far as hotel stays goes, it was the complete place to stay. They had EVERYTHING you will ever need in an hotel. Staff were exceptionally well trained and they made our stay even more enjoyable. With the palace design, it is very good for all those Instagram shots. Check out some of our cool pics on our social!

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