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Desert Moon

Hadaik Al Ahram 201 W, Giza 12611 Egypt
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#17 of 115 hotels in Giza
Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Cairo does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Desert Moon, a nice option for travelers like you. Rooms at Desert Moon offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A new entrance to the pyramids is in walking distance just across the street and the new Grand Museum is only 5km away. Desert Moon looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Cairo.
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N Z wrote a review May 2021
31 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff picked us up from the airport late at night. It was about a 40 minute ride to the hotel. I have to say that the website was a bit misleading and it was honestly a bit spooky late at night since there was no check in desk and the elevator was only big enough to fit two people and some luggage. The elevator also had only 3 walls which is a huge safety hazard. We originally planned to stay three nights but only stayed one. Our room was dingy and it didn't feel safe. The towels did not look clean and the mini fridge would not stay closed. We had a pyramid view room and we could hear the noisy Cairo streets with the windows closed. The breakfast did not look appetizing, so we chose not to eat. We examined the bed for bugs and fortunately it didn't have any that we could see. My partner left a review for this establishment and it was deleted. The staff seemed friendly enough BEFORE we got there but when we checked out early we never heard back from them. My partner sent an email inquiring about a possible refund for the remaining two nights and never received a response.I cannot recommend this place. The staff never inquired about why we chose to leave early.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Would not reccomend
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gmanville wrote a review Apr. 2021
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This is THE place to stay for a visit to Cairo, regardless of your trip duration, group number, or reason for visiting. I travelled alone during the coronavirus and Ramadan (April 2021), and had a lot of work to do (remotely) during my 10-day stay, before returning to the UK. The hotel is small, authentic, and family-run, with a real focus on guest experience. The owners Mohammed and Brigitte have taken time and care to craft this place, down to the smallest detail of the coffee, burger, and falafel recipes, which they have specially made (the best I've ever tasted). There are options for pyramid views from your room, but also a restaurant on the roof from which you have an unobstructed view of the pyramids. The staff are all smiles, and they do a great job to keep the place clean - no mean feat when you're adjacent to a windy desert! After just a few days at Desert Moon, Mohammed and Brigitte along with staff Salah and Ahmed knew what I liked to eat and what time to expect me, to the point where I stopped ordering and just waited for whatever dinner they had chosen for me to arrive. Some amazing traditional Egyptian cuisine, you can be sure of that! The air-con in my room unfortunately broke, but Mohammed was quick to offer me an additional second room for the duration of my stay, at no extra cost. He gave me the quietest room in the hotel, with the best wifi, and a large desk, so that I could work on my PhD in peace. Mohammed also took care of airport shuttles, and bringing a doctor to the hotel for the PCR covid test I needed to travel home. It is essential to mention that Dr Mohammed is actually a professor of Egyptology at the Cairo museum and university, and together Mohammed and Brigitte have 30+ years of tour experience in Egypt. He took me on a private tour of the pyramids, sphynx, Memphis, Saqqara, which included lunch and riding both a camel and a quad bike. There's no better way to experience ancient Egypt than with a guide who seems to know everyone and can read hieroglyphs to unlock the stories they tell. I also spent a day with the incredibly knowledgeable Ahmed (friend of Mohammed's, fellow tour guide, and egyptologist), touring the old religious sites of Cairo; something I can highly recommend if you want to learn about the origins of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. I will 100% be coming back to stay here, with as many friends and family as I can muster. They all need to have the experience I have had here. Thanks Mohammed and Brigitte, and I'll see you again soon for more memories!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Trade-off between best view and noise level. Pyramid side has road noise.
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Maruša wrote a review Apr. 2021
6 contributions
Amazing hotel with beautiful views on the Giza pyramids. Hotel staff is super nice, they have delicious food and service is great. They speak good english and they offer tours as well. Very safe location. I recommend 🙂🌞
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
OmarWajdy wrote a review Apr. 2021
Cairo, Egypt32 contributions15 helpful votes
The room is very clean it was overviewing the pyramid The only issue was with the shower water heat (not that hot) and the air condition wasn't strong enough. The staff is very friendly they make you feel home and the terrace view is magnificent The hotel manager is very decent and caring Value to money is amazing I am so coming back the soonest that I can P.S: it is being introduced as a boutique hotel; yet the staff attitude, the welcoming, the view, and the cleanliness is way better than some other rated hotels I have been to
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Sun Wing is where the Pyramid view rooms are located
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sarahinzambia wrote a review Oct. 2020
Lusaka, Zambia16 contributions8 helpful votes
The rooms and clean and comfortable and the pyramid view from the rooftop is exceptional, however the real highlight of Desert Moon is the owners and staff. From the moment of arrival my comfort and interest were the key concerns of Mohammed, Brigitta and their kind team. From sourcing local foods for me to try, to starting earlier than usual to cater to my coffee habit, they really couldn't do enough for me. I leave feeling so lucky and special to have enjoyed my time there. Pro tip - Dr Mohammed is an Egyptologist and provided the best tour I've had in Egypt. He shared insider information and access to special archaeological sites, and it really was the highlight of my trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$27 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EgyptGiza GovernorateGiza
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Moon
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Moon?
Nearby attractions include Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) (3.3 km), Khafre's Pyramid (2.8 km), and Great Sphinx (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Moon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Desert Moon?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Moon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Moon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Moon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant El Dar Darak, Felfela, and Alfredo Restaurant.
Does Desert Moon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Desert Moon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Moon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Khafre's Pyramid (2.8 km), Great Sphinx (3.3 km), and Pyramids of Giza (3.0 km).
Is Desert Moon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.