In the past, the French engineers who were responsible for operating the Suez Canal lived in this villa in Ismailia. And since Nasser's decision to nationalize the Suez Canal in 1956, these villas became the property of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority …

Restaurants Eat Out

  • Studio Misr heema wrote: Studio Misr is the best restaurant in Egypt that offers grilled food and kebab and kofta. They are located in a very special location in Al Azhar Park where you can see the Citadel from where you sit. The view from there is great, especially during sunsets. The first time I went there was with my wife and I made it a surprise for her. She was very happy with the place and the food and everything. We decided to go there when the chance is always possible. To be honest, the place is great and I advise every one to go there. More >>
  • Cellar Door Bistro newtocairo wrote: Jazz music and dim lighting make this a cozy spot for a date or an evening dinner with friends. Enjoy complimentary toasted bread with a delicious dipping sauce. Try the spicy yellow curry and add a slice of chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Prices are on the higher end - around 35-45 LE for a pasta dish, while main entrees run anywhere between 60-100 LE. The restaurant is quite small, so evening reservations are often needed. Side street parking is usually available. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • Fino Bakery Family man wrote: I love bread, especially bread where you should have teeth to eat it. Crunchy dark bread, walnut bread, grain bread. Yummy. If you are like me then Fino is a great place to go. The owner used to live in New York and have bakeries there and the selection of bread is outstanding. They make great sandwiches too. I usually eat a tuna sandwich on brown whole grain bread. It is made fresh and tastes delicious and you actually feel you are getting some nutritional value with your meal. Now if you really want to indulge go for the cheese cake. It is not cheap mind you but OMG it is amazing. I believe they use 1,5kg of Philadelphia and when you lift the cake you feel the weight. They sell it per slice or as a whole and you can have different toppings on it. You just have to make sure that it is fresh because if it is even a day old it doesnt taste as good anymore. More >>
  • El Domiaty Pastry momo wrote: Domiaty Patisserie is the best in the field of baking. Everybody knows your name. You are the oldest in the field since you started in Egypt. Domiaty is the best patisserie in the world, people just love it because the product is just delicious and tasty and the ingredients very fresh and tasty and the bakery is fantastic. I love your food so much. Your prices are very reasonable and you have an important advantage, you have many branches, that’s also why I love you. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Costa Coffee ODDA wrote: I like this branch so much. It is noisy, but the staff are very good and their recipes are done well. If you are going their way, you must try it :) More >>
  • Gelateria Roma Cafe Mohamed Salah wrote: Roma cafe is not just another ordinary cafe in Nasr city. It's a place that has its culture and its nice crowd. This is one of the few places where you enjoy watching premier league and EUFA matches with really passionate people about football, you'll find that everyone has his team that he supports madly! At night, Roma has a nice relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a shisha, grab a sandwich or pizza. There is an outdoor setting where there is no TV or Music so you just enjoy talking with your friends and indoors you can watch TV or listen to music. Their shisha (20 LE for fakher including Lay) is more than perfect; you get wel3a every 10 minutes without asking. Food is good as well, the bacon burger (50 LE) is a gourmet burger comes served with homemade fries, onion rings, fresh vegetables and coleslaw... Little bit expensive but well worth it. Service is good and fast, waiters are so friendly, they know customers by name and customers know them. Bathroom is clean. Parking could be a problem but they have a valet parking you can leave your car key to the "Sayes". More >>

Clubs

  • 25 January Village soliman wrote: Not the best but amazing place for weekend vacations in Ismailya. It's a quiet and clean place. Its location is a great advantage as there are lots of coffee shops in this area. I'm not sure if civilians can stay there, but if you have a relative or a friend that is a police officer, he may help you to reserve a room there. You will really enjoy your stay. More >>
  • Tree Club soliman wrote: It's a good place for children to play. It has some games. They have billiards tables and bumper cars game. The tickets are really cheap. It has a kindergarten so you can leave your children there while you are at work. But really it needs improvements, It could have been a better place if they take a good care of it. And it's location is in the middle of the town could be used more efficiently. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Al Azhar Park newtocairo wrote: This inner city manmade oasis boasts four five-star restaurants offering spectacular views and excellent cuisine. The Lakeside Café, overlooking Mohamed Ali's mosque, offers light meals, snacks, desserts and coffee. The Ayubid Cafe takes in the entire expanse of foliage and greenery serving café-style food. Alain LeNotre lives up to its Parisian tradition of fine pastries, adding an oriental touch of Lebanese dishes and the panorama of Old Cairo. The more formal Citadel View Restaurant specializes in Oriental cuisine served ala carte or buffet style. Service in all venues is polite and professional. More >>
  • Dream Park Wassily wrote: Dream park is the best place for entertainment!! With amazing games and hangout places, Dream Park is the dream place for every child, teenager and grown up. The biggest amusement park in Egypt, on the road of faoyum, inside of another piece of dreams, is dreamland. My favorite food there is Ali baba fried chicken. As for the games, my favorite is the discovery. One of their newest games and of course, everyone’s favorite, the rocket.. el saroo5 and of course the very scary and heart-taking, Death train. More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • Senzo Mall Cinema festina wrote: senzo cinema is the best cinema in hurghada , The mall contains 6 cinema and all have been designed according to the latest international standards, including VIP halls where all cinemas accommodate the total of 1200 and the cinemas in the mall are the largest and best cinemas of Hurghada ever. and always senzo cinema have agood offers for groups and others promotion like know you can take 50% discount if you have group , or you can buy 1 and get 1 free if you have voucher i think really it's afantastic cinem if you visit hurghada you must see it specialy VIP halls. More >>
  • Galaxy Cinema Wassily wrote: Cinema Galaxy is the real home of the best movies ever... with a great price for the 10 am and 1 am sessions and 30 L.E for other sessions, with sessions up till 1:00 am. It's a great place to enjoy your favorite new movies once they are released in Egypt. The cinema itself is organized, with a great cafeteria where you can buy your favorite snack for the movie... POPCORN and other products. The Cinema halls itself are very clean and very comfortable and the staff are very friendly and they are always happy to help you with any problem you may have. The sound isolation is very well designed (since I am an architecture student, I pay attention to these things) so you don’t feel echo or sounds from another movie next to you. One of the best Cinema places in Egypt. More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Fibers Club Family man wrote: I have been a member of Fibers now for 2 months and let me start off by saying it is a good gym. The equipment is very nice and they have lots of cardio machines (most of their equipment is from the brand TechnoGym). It is a brand new club and it shows that everything is still new. They have spent quite a lot of money on the decorations but they skimped on some areas which shouldn't make that much of a difference for example the garbage bins they have set up through out the gym. Most of them are already broken because they are of poor quality. If you spend millions on a gym then spend the last few thousand on decent garbage bins. The downside is that it has a low ceiling and the view from the gym to the outside is not very inspiring. All of the cardio equipment has built in entertainment which is nice and they have a good selection of app. 20 TV channels with Eng and Arb programs. Remember to bring your earphones. Because the gym is still relatively new it is still nice and empty so you can get a good workout done without waiting for the machines to become available. They have a small pro shop where you can buy supplements and Cafe Greco has a tiny branch inside the gym but a recommendation would be to offer protein shakes instead of cake or coffee. All in all one of the better gyms in Egypt. More >>
  • Gold's Gym fido wrote: I've been exercising at Gold's in Maadi since 1998, so fair to say it's a pretty good gym. The weight lifting equipment is good and relatively new. The music is always dependent on the front desk clerk's personal taste though ... in my case i sometimes have to listen to hip hop or rave music at 6 AM... not really my thing at 6 AM - management should agree on an appropriate type / selection of music for all times of the day and make certain that staff stick to their rules. The cardio equipment is on the older side and is not well maintained and the cardio built in TV screens are notoriously renown for not working ... when you step onto a cardio machine you never know what to expect ... screen may be burnt, volume not working, the channel you like to watch everyday is all of a sudden gone and nobody seems to understand how the satellite system works. They open very early and close very late which is good. On a final note, they could learn something about customer service; i go early in the morning and there are extra rooms such as the circuit room which i would like to use and when i asked if i could, the front desk clerk said "no". So i said "well why not?" so he said "because it's not open in the morning" and i replied "well i pay the same fees as others and i would like to use it too" ... anyway, a pointless discussion which did nothing other than irritate the heck out of me. In the end the clerk said "if you want to complain, write a complaint". More >>

Spas

  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Best spa in Egypt. That pretty much sums it up. I love a good massage and spa experience and the Mandara Spa is top notch. From the moment you enter you feel as if you have entered a different world. You start by filling out a form detailing if there is any area you would like to have special focus on and if you have any areas which may have aches and pain. A great way to ensure there is no miscommunication and that you get exactly what you had in mind. I had the deep tissue full body massage with focus on my back area. The masseuse was polite, petite and from Thailand and OMG she could apply pressure on all the right places. It was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep and when my hour was up I just wanted to continue. I felt like a new man leaving and the biggest worry is that it is so good it could become addictive. Pricing is not cheap (expect app LE 600 for 1 hour) but well worth every pound. More >>
  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Update to my previous review; I recently went again to Mandara spa and the place itself as well as the massage is still one of the best in Egypt. I had a 90 minutes sports massage and the massage really went deep into my knots and I felt refreshed and relaxed afterwards. The lady was really great. However the small things often make a big difference and the towels and bathrobes smelled really bad and even after exchanging them the replacement also smelt really bad. The very nice Thai lady who brought us the towels smelled them herself and the face she made when she smelled them said it all. I almost laughed. She explained that the laundry service of the hotel is not working properly!!!! WHAT? I wonder what they do with all their sheets. Not a nice thought. Besides that you take of (almost) all of your clothes to get a massage and then you walk to the massage room from your locker room. They used to have the one time slippers that all 5 star hotels have in their rooms but this time they had a pair of plastic slippers that really looked as if they had been worn by a construction worker for years. No way am I going to put my feet in those. I guess the times are hard and they need to save where they can but saving on towels and slippers is not the right place. It really ruins the whole mood. More >>

Pharmacies

  • Dr. Adel Rabie Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: Here's a nice neighborhood pharmacy with friendly people running it and working there. Dr Rabea goes out of his way to service his customers. If he doesn't have what you require, he'll find it for you elsewhere and have it delivered to his place, usually within just an hour or so. He's very knowledgeable and offers his advice and suggestions on alternatives available, i.e. generic prescriptions, etc. More >>
  • Khalil Pharmacy sunnyskies wrote: khalil pharmacy is one of the biggest pharmacies in ِِAِِlexandria. It has one of the most efficient facilities which is 24/7 delivery. More >>

Doctors

  • Dr. Ahmed Saad tarekelsehrawy wrote: Dr. Ahmed Saad is one of the perfect psychiatry professors in the faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University. His clinic offers all general psychiatry services in addition to child, geriatric and addiction therapy services and also psychological assessment for any patient. More >>
  • Pain Clinic Family man wrote: I sprained my back during a shoulder workout with the result that I was bed ridden. Constant pain and whenever I moved my neck a shooting pain flared up through my neck and down my back and into my arm. You realize how often you actually move your neck when it hurts. Dr. Hisham Atta was recommended to me by a friend and I called him up and explained my situation. He was very helpful and I set an appointment the same day only a few hours later. He was relatively punctual and he even called me on my mobile to explain that the reason he was late (20 minutes) was that there had been an accident on the Corniche in Maadi and traffic was blocked up. The treatment took app 45 minutes and I left a different man. I wasnt 100% cured but at least I could move without constant pain. His clinic is on the 16th floor of Maadi Hotel and parking around this area is very easy. Dr. Hisham speaks fluent English and has several educational certificates from the US. He specializes in sports injuries and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need for help in that regard. More >>

Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • Misr International Hospital Patient wrote: The circumstances lead me to be admitted at this hospital in order to have my gall bladder removed. I was told that Dr. Nabil Naser is a reputable one and had done many such operations. I was told also that they would make two halls in my abdominal to have it removed by laser. I think my gall bladder was removed or that was what I was told. I stayed two days at the hospital but Dr. Nabil Naser never showed up but a young Dr came the second day of the operation to check and to take the operation fees. I honestly suspect if Dr. Nabil ever operated on me or whether he is in country. It only happens in Misr International Hospital that the patient is not being informed of what to expect and is not being informed of the procedures. The operating doctor doesn't visit or talk to his patients. Nurses, cleaners, admin staff all expect to be tipped. More >>
  • Degla Medical Center Sha Sha wrote: I've only been to the Degla Medical Center a couple of times and found the clinic and its staff to be professional and well managed. There is a large staff of doctors/specialists available to consult with you. They handle all lab testing, if needed, and present the results in consultation. More >>

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