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Barcelo Cairo Pyramids

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed three nights at the Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel (2 nights and then 1 night with a one day break) in mid November 2017. As the title says I have nothing to compare against in Cairo, but as hotels in general go it was okay though nothing special. The rooms were quite reasonably sized, though the bathrooms were a bit tight. The small refrigerator did not work in our first 2 night room despite mentioning it to the front desk, though the second room fridge was at least cool enough to keep our bottled water nice and cold. The lobby and common areas had a nice appearance and seemed well maintained. Several choices for dining and the food was reasonable, though not something that we would seek out. The bathrooms here, at the hotel in Alexandria and on the Nile River cruise that we did were all equipped with shower-in-bath, and in each case the bath was deep, slippery, the step-out space restricted and overall a difficulty if you are short, have any form of mobility or balance issues. Take note of this if you are short or have mobility restrictions as it can be quite a hazard. Each room had individual air conditioning which seemed to work well enough, we were able to have our rooms at our desired comfort level which was a good thing. The hotel is located about 3km east of the Great Pyramid, on an extremely busy road (what road in Cairo isn't?) but there wasn't much else immediately at hand. It was an ongoing source of amusement to sit in the lobby and watch people come and go through the compulsory electronic scanning gate at the main entrance. Staff sat at the monitoring station apparently doing absolutely nothing as various people set off the (metal?) sensor with an accompanying 'beeep beeep' alarm and then strolled happily on into the inner sanctums of the hotel unchallenged. Guess it gave someone a job at least. The streets surrounding the hotel are choked with traffic for what seemed to be about 20 hours a day. In Cairo it is a requirement to drive with one hand on the horn at all times, so at any moment there are several hundred car horns blaring simultaneously outside your window. Given the dirt, chaos, apparent corruption etc in Cairo I will not be back, so will not be able to give any further comparison.

Had to spend a half hour after check in cleaning the room. Dirty footprints on the floor, toothpaste on the bathroom mirror, cup rings on the bedside table, dirt on all the light switches. Cleaning is not a top priority in any hotel we stayed at in Egypt. Beautiful rooms, helpful staff, good location.

The hotel is quite nice and great value. It has a nice rooftop bar and pool, good food and friendly staff. The location is in Giza close to the pyramids and local shops nearby. The hotel is a little tired by western standards but good and I would recommend staying here. You usually have a guide so the location doesn't really matter and the staff are very friendly and try to assist you in ever way.

Nice hotel and clean. Near to the pyramids, in the middle of the pyrqmids street. Good pool and and good breakfast. The staff is so friendly and smiley. Room is clean and tidy and the bqr is so calm and elegant

Barcelo’s staff are kind, rooms are clean, breakfast & dinner buffets more than adequate! Our group was a big group of 16, all billeted on the 3rd floor. The din of a wedding reception can be heard, muffled but audible. WiFi can be problematic... yet, I recommend this hotel.

its very good hotel in very good location near to pyramids and restaurant i real enjoyed my vacation in this hotel stuff is very friendly and cooperation reception stuff is very nice nancy was very nice with us and helpful WIFI is excellent and Mr. mohamed IT Manager is very helping

We stayed at the Barcelo at the beginning and end of our trip. This is a stunning hotel representing all that one could imagine of Cairo/Giza. The view of the sunset and the pyramids from the top floor was surreal. The swimming pool and lounge area was so calm and serene. On our return visit, our room was not to our satisfaction and in stepped the Duty Manager, Maher Metry, who immediately interceded on our behalf and upgraded us to a beautiful king size room with a seating area - so nice for entertaining. We had dinner at the Italian Restaurant, which was delicious and surprisingly inexpensive. A beer, two appetizers and pizza for under $20US. The only downside was the location, just a little scary. However, we did walk about quite a bit and it turned out to be just fine.

I was at the hotel on 2nd, 3rd & 5th of November, 2017. Location of the hotel is good with a bank right opposite to the hotel (for currency exchange), Cairo Mall & McDonalds’ at just 400m from the hotel & the pyramids not far away. Décor is ordinary. Service is very poor. This so called four star hotel neither gives you complementary water bottles nor tea/coffee/sugar sachets for making tea/coffee. Their desk clerk Mustafa charged me 20 Egyptian pounds for an hour of wifi on arrival. In the evening, when I noticed the web site promising free wifi, I registered my protest & then was offered free wifi. Another receptionist, Nancy, has mastered the art of sitting over any & every service request without action. Morning breakfast was sumptuous.

A very nice hotel within view of the great pyramids. While not a new hotel it was very clean and offered everything you would need for your stay in Cairo. Make sure you spend time relaxing by the pool, with it's cabana style beds. We spent our evenings down in the lounge listening to some wonderful local singers. The Horus Restaurant on the 12 floor was phenomenal for both food that was served and it's view of the pyramids.

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a tour group. The hotel was clean and modern with a comfortable room. The let down was the reception staff, who were not overly helpful. Do not pay for wifi either. It is free if you join the hotel’s loyalty program (free to join). I asked why the wifi was not free when most other hotels have free wifi, and it was then provided for free. Out room also came with a large concrete pole in the middle of the room, not sure why it was built that way. Buffet breakfasts were good and featured a comprehensive spread of western and middle eastern choices. There were several other large tour groups staying here, which resulted in delays checking out as all the groups were departing at the same time. In summary, this is a reasonable hotel, but there are better choices elsewhere for independent travelers.

229 Al Haram Road Giza

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Barcelo Cairo Pyramids places you 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Hanging Church. This 4-star hotel has 236 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Great Sphinx of Giza and Pyramids at Giza.


Enjoy dining at Nefertari, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


All 236 soundproofed accommodations feature separate bedrooms. 22-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Fireplaces, sofa beds, and minibars are also standard.

Property features

Barcelo Cairo Pyramids features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for EUR 23.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Room options

Superior Single Room

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Triple Room ((3 Adults))

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Room, View

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room, View

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 777 reviews