About this listing
Our house is located in Giza city, just 2 minutes walking to the 3 Great pyramids -From the looby windows you have a very clear and close panoramic view to the pyramids especially at night ….. Very romantic. and the Sphinx. -Consists of 13 bedrooms, big looby, full furnished kitchen and bathroom.
You have a nice view of the Pyramids from the room window _ From the windows of this room you have a panoramic view to the 3 pyramids. and sphinx kitchen wifi free 13 rooms includs bathroom big roof we have service breakfast unch dinner if u like
Our house is located in Nazlet el Samman village,which was the capital of the Pharaohs in the Ancient time. So having a vacation in our flat you can mix between the Ancient and modern living. Only 5 steps by walking you can visit the 3 Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at anytime. You can enjoy the sound and light show on your doorstep,so no need to pay tickets to enter the show,you can watch it directly from our roof in a panoramic view. We can arrange nice plans for you to visit the most important historical places in Egypt like Sakarra,Memphis,the Egyptian Museum,Citadel of Mohamed Ali,Night cruising in the River Nile, and you can take souvenirs to your family and friends from Khan el Kalili Market. Around our flat, there is a lot of horse stables where you can enjoy horse-back and camel riding and roam in the desert few steps around the Pyramids and Sphinx. In the area there also Safari tours available by buggies to visit the ancient village in the desert and spend one day like a pharaoh king.
Please keep the furniture clean and intact for others and many thanks
We had such a bad experience outside of this hotel. Definitely do any trips with them inside the hotel and don't trust to many people outside. We got ripped off riding camals when we should have done it with them. Gouda is so sweet and nice and he gave me a spiritual cleansing! I felt so good and relaxed and the ppl there are very nice.
The Sphinx Guesthouse is the real deal! I'm so so glad that I booked here and will recommend it to all of my friends and family. Value for money is outstanding and I dare say unachievable by most other places in its lucrative location. My highlights were obviously the amazing views of the Sphinx and pyramids from the rooftop, fantastic complimentary breakfasts, a clean peaceful room and the genuine hospitality of Gouda's family.
In response to the last review of Shelby, you couldn't have been further from the mark. Every room in the guesthouse has an air conditioner AND a ceiling fan you donkey. That big white thing in the corner of the room wasn't a heater or a time machine, that was an A/C. You were also staying in Giza you twat, not Cairo. Why you didn't just ask one of the staff is probably testament to your intelligence.
If you don't want to negotiate for services, taxis, tours and such then accept the price you are quoted. You get what you accept. Egypt is not the U.S, you WILL get hassled, you WILL get people trying to take you for a ride, they WILL try every trick in the book, be clear about what you want and if you feel you're getting screwed then tell them!
Thanks Gouda for a fantastic stay (even though I was a little bit sick at the end) I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks also to your beautiful family, especially your wife and daughters for the wonderful meals, $10 U.S....bargain! And make sure Ahmed shares my football with his nephew. Until next time.
To put it simply I would not stay at the Sphinx Guesthouse again, and I would never recommend my friends or family take a trip to Egypt. Our room was fine - clean, spacious, and a great view of the pyramids. However, it was quite overpriced for what you actually receive. There is NO air conditioning as it describes, only a ceiling fan which was really disappointing in the Egyptian heat. And also NO hot tub not that you would want to use a hot tub in Egypt anyway. The breakfast was good everyday, but dinner is very overpriced.
The most frustrating part was the people Gouda sets you up with for tours, taxis, etc were impossible to work with to get a good price. We knew this going to Egypt but we wanted to trust Gouda and ended up getting ripped off many times for that. If I went back I would NOT use the people he recommends especially if you are American because he will tell them you're from the U.S. and they will charge you ridiculous amounts. Don't use his taxi from the airport you can get a much cheaper price from another taxi driver. They also do this scam almost every time where they give you the price and then after they will say it was per person so you have to pay double, DO NOT FALL FOR IT. Also, all of the souvenirs from Gouda's store are very overpriced as well, try and work with him to get a better price if you really want to buy something.
All in all, we were very disappointed with our time spent in Cairo. We will not be returning unless some things improve, which isn't likely. Luxor is much nicer.
our cheap guests ,, you lie of all yourv words ,,how vcome you both pay 25 $$USD you and your wief and you say expensive it means each of you pays , 12,50USD per night
you says , fan ,, there is A//C on the Room each Room but you an angery person,, do you remember when you had dinner with us and we said to you 10$$USD per person and you paid us only 10$$USD for both of you and we said to you no more dinner with us, you arev dishonest and cheap guests , we thank you that you don't want to come to us again you right only good guests how we love to see them agasin but you better not to come
Благодарю Gouda за прекрасный прием и проживание!
Я очень хотела побывать на пирамидах своим ходом чтобы задержаться подольше и тут увидела что есть такой Хостел прямо напротив Сфинкса, это просто чудо!
Такое место волшебное и мы смотрели прямо из окна или с террасы на сфинкса и пирамиды и вечернее шоу целых два дня! вход на пирамиды прямо около дома.
Мистер Gouda очень добрый и гостеприимный хозяин, поселил нас в номере с видом на пирамиды, очень уютный, чистый двухместный номер.Благодарю его помошника тоже, проводил и показал где есть по близости кафе, магазины и банкоматы.Благодарю Жасмин за вкусный завтрак и помощь с телефоном и приездом сына)
Все очень понравилось,чудное место! Всем советую там остановиться!
Incredible. So Close to the pirámides Nice place. Nice people. And a lot of good energy. I get a great time !
Gouda is a very hospitable host! He loves to meet travelers, and makes an effort to accommodate everyone. The housing itself was adequate, but the location (just directly across from the entrance to the pyramids and the sphinx!) is what made this such a great situation. It is also well-located in the city. It's very easy to walk onto the street and find a nice coffee shop or restaraunt.
Gouda did a great job of welcoming us to Giza and making us feel at home. He waited up for our late arrival and was available via phone to help out our lost taxi driver. Meals were delicious (though I believe that thanks is due to his wife). His son-in-law helped us on two different guided tours. Overall experience was pleasant and as advertised.