We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect location!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Giza
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect location!”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We’ve just come back from 3 nights in Cairo and 7 nights in Luxor and stayed at the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx booking through Virgin and flying with Egypt Air (Egypt Air exceeded expectation after reading reviews – we had person touch screen TV’s with movies etc). Virgin were great also, arranging the holiday over the telephone with much better rates than other travel companies provided. The hotel is in a good location, about 5 mins in the taxi or 20 mins to walk. We stayed in a room opposite to the ones overlooking the garden (so not such a nice view). However this wasn’t a problem because after reading the other reviews we were more concerned about the noise of the traffic and thankfully there was hardly any noise in our room. The room was fine, clean, twin beds, nice shower (and maybe a little dark if you care about that sort of thing!). We had breakfast each morning mainly enjoying fried eggs on toast and fruit, but they did have other things like beef sausage, beef bacon and some baked beans (Egyptian style!). We had dinner once in the Romeo & Juliet Italian restaurant which was nice enough, my wife had penne arrabiata and I had grilled chicken in a mushroom sauce, veg & fries. The second night we fancied some traditional English food so got a taxi to the Indian restaurant!, at the Mena House Oberia hotel (5 mins in a taxi, paying ~£1 there and ~£2 on the way back). This was a nice restaurant with good food, but a little expensive (top tip: beer is ~£2 more expensive so have your drinks back at the Mecure!). The hotel did have another restaurant (roof top) but was not open. The pool area is pleasant, no problem getting a sun bed. Gym looks good, we intended to use it but never got the chance.

We booked our holiday at short notice and didn’t really know how to get around once we arrived in Cairo so used Trip Adviser to find and book a local guide. We booked Mohammed Bahaa, ranked number 3. I would definitely recommend this as he knew where to go, the history and drove us around for the two days (please see my review for more information: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g294201-d2071213-r126677094-Mohamed_Bahaa_Private_Tour_Guide-Cairo.html).

If you are a bit nervous about travelling to Egypt due to the recent revolution, have no fear, everywhere is safe and the Egyptian people seem to be very happy with the outcome. There’s a lot of visible security are their main revenue stream is from tourism so the main travel areas are well looked after. There is a distinct lack of tourists which is causing a bit of a squeeze on the industry and country, and they really do need our support so don’t hesitate to go whilst it’s quiet and get some great photo’s without swarms of tourists!

We stayed at the Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa in Luxor which definitely has the X factor! You can read my review here: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g294205-d305085-r127149100-Hilton_Luxor_Resort_Spa-Luxor_Nile_River_Valley.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT.

Go on and book your holiday, one of the most amazing places in the world!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Andrew P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 7 April 2012
We would like to thank you for your recent visit to Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

I am delighted to read that the accommodations and service were up to your expectations, as complete satisfaction is our goal.

Together with my team, we would much appreciate to welcoming you as a regular guest and we are looking forward for your next visit.

We wish you all the best in your business and personal endeavors.

Sincerely yours
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,419 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    416
    473
    316
    131
    83
See reviews for
326
481
147
97
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (196)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Surrey, England
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed at this hotel for three nights prior to a Nile Cruise. The main areas of the hotel were lovely but the corridors and guest rooms were very tired and badly in need of refurbishment. We stayed on B&B but ate dinner in the hotel's restaurant and had a lunch at the pool snack bar. The food was excellent and good value for money. I would not advocate exploring the area outside as we were pestered from the moment we stepped out of the hotel ... I know this is typical Egyptian culture but we found it quite intimidating, particularly when one chap offered us "protection" and indicated to a gun he had on his belt - he followed us for a good 5 mins before disappearing off down a side street when he got no response from us! Granted this was in April/May 2011, just after the revolution, but it was quite an eye opener.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jacksgrandma05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 25 March 2012
Thank you for choosing Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx for your recent visit. We are delighted to read that your stay was an enjoyable one and our services had met with your liking.

We are keen to continuously develope and improve the hotel facilities and services to profoundly illustrate the values our guests expect from us.

With our ongoing endeavours to promote the hotel, we hope to welcome you again in the very near future so that you may feel by yourself the worth of progression.

Meantime we wish you all the best in your personal and professional life.

Sincerely,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

My wife and I have just had 3 nights here with our 13 month old daughter and can not rate this hotel enough. The staff are very friendly and ever so helpful. Maybe due to the fact that the hotel was operating at less than 50% we had extra treatment but I'm sure it's the same whatever the capacity. The food is good and well priced and the location is fab. From our room we can see the pyramids. Lovely clean rooms and the pool area is spotless. Definatly recommend. Thank you to all the staff

Craig jones

  • Stayed March 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Billingbat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
We highly appreciate your positive comment on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased we were able to accommodate to your needs and that your recent stay in Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx was an enjoyable one.

We have been reading a lot of positive comments but your special one will give us a great boost to our efforts in not just to maintain but continously improve our quality of service to meet with every aspect of guest comfort and convenience.

Certainly your comments will be of great encouragement to the hotel staff therefore I will share your positive comment with them.

We hope to see you as a regular guest and in meantime we look forward to welcoming you in the very near future.

Wishing you all the best.

Sincerely yours,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

While this was an okay hotel and our group tour stayed there, it was imposible to sleep at all on Friday or Saturday night due to horns honking all night long. This was especially annoying since we were jet lagged and really needed a sound sleep. If you stay at this hotel make sure you bring high decibel rate ear plugs if you want any sleep.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room that is somehow on the inside but even then you might hear the traffic horn...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mtn1moma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 17 March 2012
We thank you very much for your constructive feedback regarding your recent stay.

Please be assured that we take all the necessary measures to identify means of development and improvement to elevate the quality of service.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service simply because our guests deserve the very best.

We look forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you again where you would experience and touch the value of progression.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter please feel free to contact me to
h1789-fo@accor.com

Sincerely yours,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights following a 7 night Nile Cruise on MS Monica and prior to 5 nights in Luxor. I emailed ahead and asked for a double bed, 1st floor and if possible a pyramid view. They emailed straight back and gave us a free upgrade to a King Size room with a view of the pyramids. Shower room was lovely, very modern and all granite and tiles. Lovely comfortable bed. We had 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and a snack from the coffee bar, all the meals were very good. It's a long walk to the pyramid view rooms, which was fine by us, but wouldn't suit everyone. Also, these rooms are on the road side and the traffic in Cairo never stops and neither do the car horns, so be prepared (earplugs worked) Reception staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Giza is quite a way out of Cairo, so a trip to the museum is about 45 mins - 1 hr in a taxi - the traffic in Cairo has to be seen to be believed.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room don't ask for a pyramid view, rather ask to overlook the gardens. 1st f...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank FoxyLady101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
I would like to thank you for your recent visit to Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

I am extremely happy to read that the accommodations and service were to your liking, as complete satisfaction is our goal at Mercure Hotels.

We would love to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. .

I will share your comment with the hotel's team members so they are aware that best service are awarded by your charmful words.

We are looking forward to your next visit and wish you the best in your business and personal endeavors.

Sincerely yours,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
England
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights before heading to the South of Egypt. This hotel is well placed for the pyramids & Sphinx (the clue is in the name really!) which meant we were only 10 minutes drive to the sound and light show at the Pyramids on the evening. Very welcome short trip as we had an exhusting day in Cairo, and were pleased not to have to deal with the rest of the traffic through Giza and Cairo! It is a bit more of a drive over to the museum.

We ate in Romeo and Juliets on the evening, the food was fabulous and very reasonably priced - considering the potential for issues in Egypt at the moment, we (as two females travelling) did not want to wander around Giza looking for somewhere suitable to eat. We thought they hotels may try to cash in on this, but were pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was great too, I do love the idea of cakes for breakfast!!!!

The rooms were fairly standard for this type of hotel, perfectly adequate. We had a garden room, which was quiet and opened on to the gardens, which were lovely.

As per standard in Egypt, the Egyptians are so welcoming and friendly, the service we had here from the reception, to the breakfast room to the evening meal, all first class. European hotels could learn alot!

Room Tip: Garden room was quiet
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Napey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ahmed S, Front Office Manager at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
We would like to thank you for your recent visit to Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx. It was truly a pleasure to serve you.

I am delighted to read that the accommodations and service were up to your expectations, as complete satisfaction is our goal.

Together with my team, we would much appreciate to welcoming you as a regular guest and we are looking forward for your next visit.

We wish you all the best in your business and personal endeavors.

Sincerely yours
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Giza hotels
0.2 mi away
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
0.5 mi away
Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
#3 of 41 in Giza
1,519 reviews
1.3 mi away
Pyramids View Inn
Pyramids View Inn
#1 of 41 in Giza
643 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.0 mi away
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
5.8 mi away
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence
1.4 mi away
Best View Pyramids Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx

Property: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx
Address: 1 Cairo Alex Desert Rd. El Remaya Sq. El Haram, Giza 12556, Egypt
Phone Number:
Region: Egypt > Giza Governorate > Giza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Giza
#9 Luxury Hotel in Giza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx 5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx combines an exciting location & incomparable service. This impressive hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. Located in a magnificent park at the foot of the Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx, 35 km from Cairo international airport, this 5-star hotel is ideal for leisure & relaxation seekers with its various recreational facilities as well as business trips with its two fully equipped meeting rooms. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Southall Travel, ACCOR, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel Giza
Sofitel Hotel Giza
Sofitel Giza
Giza Sofitel
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Egypt/Giza

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing