When planning this trip, for us there was only one place to stay when we were here, and actually it was not actually in Cairo, but in Giza. Yes, we were staying by the Pyramids!
I just couldn’t wait to get my first glimpse of the Pyramids when I arrived in Cairo. Unfortunately I didn’t see them from the plane as it was nighttime when we landed, but I wouldn’t have to wait long to see them!
We stayed for three nights at the Mena House Hotel, which arguably has the best hotel location to see the Pyramids as well as being a beautiful hotel with historical value. We stayed in a Pyramid View room and upon arrival (after getting driven in the golf buggy to the room), I was clawing at the lock on the balcony door to get outside and see. It was cloudy and the Pyramids are not lit up at night (disappointing), so all I could see was a faint outline of what may be a Pyramid. I made a wish that they would appear come morning.
I woke up early at 5am to get that amazing view and I was so excited for the day ahead!
Luckily, I was able to leave the balcony and appreciate the view even more over breakfast:
Even after three days, I was still mesmerised!
After breakfast on the first day, we had to leave the comfort of the hotel and the crazy pretty view for now. We were met by our guide, who would take us for a full-day (not half-day) of Pyramid sightseeing – the second part in making the most of our stay here!
Come back next Sunday to read about why a full-day, not half-day of Pyramid sightseeing is a must-do!
This post is not sponsored and is entirely made up of my personal experience and opinions.