My husband and I are in our 60s, both retired. This was our first trip to Egypt. I chose all the hotels myself and had the agency Freelancers make the bookings. We could have been upgraded to a more "expensive" hotel but I decided to stick with this Marriott and have no regrets on my decision. We stayed for 1 night on 5/21/11 in room #802 in the Gezira Tower. It's a late check in as we have traveled from the White Desert. On 5/22 we will fly to Aswan. Our second stay is for 3 nights, from 6/5-6/8/11 in room #1438 in the Zamalek Tower. I requested the same room in the Gezira Tower but told nothing available at all. There appeared to be some conferences going on in the hotel. Both rooms were furnished pretty much the same. However, the room in the Zamalek Tower seemed smaller. Each room had 2 double beds-very comfy. The bathrooms had all the amenities and what I liked-a bathtub. The biggest difference was the view. From our room in the Gezira Tower we looked directly on to the Nile. From our room in the Zamalek Tower we had a side view of the Nile looking to the left from our balcony and a direct view to the pool and garden area. We preferred the Gezira Tower, not only for the view but it seemed to be a shorter hike from our room to the lobby area. More security in this hotel than others we have stayed. I didn't feel comfortable taking any pictures in the public areas so I didn't. There are some nice shops located within the hotel as well as several restaurants. We had dinner at the JW Steakhouse and at the Ristorante Tuscany. Breakfast buffet at the Garden Promenade Cafe offered plenty of good food with a lot of variety. Egg station as with most other places we stayed. Only used pool facilities the second stay. Pool was clean, a good size, and had plenty of sun beds. All the staff-concierge, reception/lobby area, restaurants, pool, etc. were friendly and accommodating. Loved sitting on our balcony in the evening. The evening views from both rooms were wonderful with the city all lit up. This hotel is in a good location. We walked to the Cairo Tower and across the bridge to Tahrir Square. The restaurant Abu el Sid is only a few minutes walk away-great food and atmosphere. The amount of traffic here and in the city proper can make for some lengthy hauls. Would stay at this hotel again.
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- Among the premier Cairo, Egypt, hotels, Marriott Cairo Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, in the Zamalek area, is the perfect destination for weekend getaways, vacations and business travel. The twin towers of this landmark hotel rise 20 stories high and provide magnificent views of the Nile and six acres of palace gardens. Dear valued guest, Please excuse us as we are closing our swimming pool for renovation to enhance our facilities and make your stay always more brilliant. closure will be from 08th of October 2016 till end of June 2017. ... more less
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