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  • Room Type:Entire Apartment
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Max Guests:10
  • Min Stay:3
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • television
  • cd player
  • vcr
  • satellite / cable
  • stereo
  • dvd player
  • internet
  • garage
  • wireless internet
  • clothes dryer
  • washing machine
  • covered parking
  • parking off street
  • air conditioning
  • broadband access
  • free long distance
  • linens provided
  • telephone
  • computer available
  • elevator
  • stove
  • oven
  • dishes & utensils
  • pantry items
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • ice maker
  • refrigerator
  • cooking utensils
  • kitchen
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • balcony
  • long-term renters welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
    FROM: $125 $875 $3750
    13% less than rentals in the area

    Cairo Egypt Panaramic Balcony View Pyramids

    Bab al Luq

    Description

    Here you can relax in a quiet environment but still have access to the main attractions of this Area, The Pyramids and the Sphinx are literally on your doorstep. a short distance by taxi you can visit the Step Pyramid at Sakarra & Memphis.
    There …

    Reviews

      View of the pyramid,luxurious.Reservation and checking-in and out are pretty straightforward.Owners were just amazing,even called to make sure we are okay.Ashraf and Salah were both wonderful.Drove us to where we want to go,charge were very reasonable.Will definitely recommend to our friends.
      The apartment was excellent. The view was amazing and layout was exactly as described. We were greeted by the apartment manager who completed a walkthru with us. We will definitely be back for a second visit in February.
      We were in Cairo on March 2012, and understandbly we were apprehensive due to the situation in the country. That comprehension was all but disapeared once we settled in and discovered that everything was normal and the people all over Cairo were the best you would ever wish to meet. As for the apprtment, it was everything what we expected and more. Every thing mentioned in the listing is there. It is truly an oasis you would realy like to come to after a busy day of being a tourist. If for some reason you decided to stay home to rest you will not miss a thing, just set on the 9th floor balcony and you will have the pyramid all to yourself to admire and wonder. It is tue, the pyramid is so life-sized it is amazing, even at night you can watch the light show for free, compliment you balcony. To anyone who is contemplating renting this apartment, do not hesitate, because with the apartment you get the services (for fee of course) of the best and friendliest guys you ever meet, such as Mr. Salah who has a van and can take you any place you would like to go, also, Ahmed who was with us driving the van on several occasions, they are th best. Of course the owners (Allaa and Vernon) they were extremely helpful and friendly, they even called us in Cairo from the States on several occaisons to make sue we are OK. Allaa brother Ramadan greeted us at the apartment and took care of our needs for the night. We also were picked up from the airport in a van (all 5 of us) that was arranged by Alla and driven by Salah. What can I say, we were 110% satisfied withe apartment and the exemplary service that came with it. Thanks to everyone and we love you guys.
      My husband and myself, our son, 18 year old grandson and his friend spent 8 days in the apartment. We found it very spacious and comfortable but not as clean as we would have liked, especially the kitchen. It would have been helpful to have instructions left for us on how to use the washing machine and the dishwasher, and we also did not discover the switch to turn the hot water on in the bathrooms until our very last day, so we spent the entire week having cold showers. The view was wonderful, although the swing on the balcony was falling apart and the upholstery torn. On the positive, the owner was very helpful to deal with and make plans with. He also put us in touch with a guide (Ashraf) who was wonderful. Prior to going to Egypt I was in contact with him and together we planned our intinerary for the week. He was our lifesaver in Cairo as we found that we would not have wanted to explore Cairo on our own. Overall the apartment was a good choice, unless you want to be in Cairo itself as Giza is quite a long drive.
      We rented this flat for 10 weeks this past summer in Cairo. Had an amazing experience living as a local. The kitchen was perfect as we cooked all meals here. Three local markets, as well as daily farmer's market open til 1am. Easy to catch a cab. Very busy neighborhood, but flat is very quiet. A total sancturary. Great security. Stunning view of the Pyrmaids. Great desk and internet and magic jack phone to usa. I loved this place and can't wait to stay here again.
      We chose to visit Egypt in a very politically unstable time, so we (my wife and 2 daughters <15 and 12>) were already a bit uncomfortable about this little adventure. We were relieved to see that when we arrived at Vern and Allah's apartment, we found an unbelievable property with fantastic furnishings. The apartment was very spacious and it possessed all of the wonderful comforts that we are used to in the States. As many have previously noted, the view is stunning. When we took our first view of the Great Pyramid, it was almost surreal. The market was about 500 meters down the Pyramid Road and contained everything we needed, execept for alcohol. If you intend on purchasing and drinking alcohol, do some research on the stores in Cairo/Giza which sell it, as there aren't many. We chose to load up at Duty Free and brought our own. The only issue that we had was the apartment lacked a corkscrew, and we were unable to find one in all in Cairo/Giza. However, we learned that wine doesn't taste that much different if you pust the cork throught (LOL)! All and all, we had a fantastic adventure and we highly recommend this property!!!
      I would stay in this apartment again. The view was amazing and the apartment spacious. I have three minor complaints, 1) after traveling for over 24 hours we had to wait an hour in the lobby to get into the apartment (our flight was not late -- I'm not sure why Alaa wasn't there), 2) the heat did not work (though we eventually got used to the temperature and stayed bundled up indoors), and 3) the travel time into downtown Cairo was quite long -- up to an hour. My one major complaint is that the tour operator downstairs was extremely expensive and would take us to places we did not want to go (like a carpet store, at one point) unless we really pressed our tour guide not to. After two days we started getting our own cabs and making our own arrangements and things went much better and cost about 1/5th the price (I am not joking). So let me reiterate: we really liked this apartment in spite of the minor issues. If you are going to spend a day at the Giza pyramids and then do a trip to Saqqara and Memphis, then a 2 night stay here is definitely worth it, but after that I would move on.
      This apartment was just as beautiful as the pictures and that view from the balcony was awesome. Vern was very nice to work with, answering our questions and concerns promptly. There were 4 adults and 4 children in our group and we had plenty of room. Furnishings were lovely. The kitchen was well equipped. We were working with a personal friend tour guide while in the area, so I really cannot comment on touring recommendations. The grocery store nearby met all of our needs quite nicely. Our Internet availability was a little sporadic, but I understand that that is being changed. Overall we had an excellent experience and would recommend this property to others.

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    View of the pyramid,luxurious.Reservation and checking-in and out are pretty straightforward.Owners were just amazing,even called to make sure we are okay.Ashraf and Salah were both wonderful.Drove us to where we want to go,charge were very reasonable.Will definitely recommend to our friends.

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