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Restaurants Eat Out

  • Vittorio's Sha Sha wrote: Nice little Italian Restaurant with good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. No place to park and too small to allow smoking. More >>
  • Prego lovesART wrote: Prego fast-food sandwich shops are a favorite among lunch crowds. The restaurants are easily recognized with a large orange sign, but utilitarian in decor. Favorites include the diet-friendly grilled chicken Cesar salad, shish taouk with rice or the Texas chicken sandwich with fries. Orders can be priced by the kilo or individually and are available in multiple size options and combos. Delivery is prompt. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • Testa Rossa Cafe Mohamed Salah wrote: A nice cozy lounge within the complex of El Salam hotel. A good place to have a Shisha and a cafe latte or some soft drink. The nice thing is that there is no minimum charge even at the weekends but the place gets crowded easily, so if you wanna have a nice seat on a comfy sofa then you should go before 7 PM. Not so fond about their service though. More >>
  • Testa Rossa Cafe souljackal wrote: Testa Rossa is definitely one of the very best. With their blue tinted modern atmosphere, the chill out music they play, their nice cozy seats and fresh desserts, it all puts you into a celebrating mood, even if you do not have anything to really celebrate. The place overlooks the horse riding arena and every sunset. It's a magnificent view that you will probably come back for sooner or later. Their TV screens are crispy clear and they have a policy though that is against showing the local football league, only international encounters. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Caffe Pascucci souljackal wrote: It is a very nice corner taken by the famous Pascucci café. Both indoors and outdoors areas are quite comfortable. The problem with the indoor area is that smoking is not banned, so you will probably choke while watching their nice TV screen. Otherwise, their service is exceptional. Their cocktails, I cannot say are offered anywhere else, not with this level of professionalism and rich tasty ingredients. A few items were off the menu though, but otherwise I really loved the drinks, the toppings and the menu as a whole. More >>
  • Roma Cafe & Bistro momo wrote: Nice cafe and sitting there is very comfortable and enjoyable. You will like it very much. Although cafes have spread very much in Egypt; one can find them wherever he goes, but are a very few numbers of them that one likes and is keen on visiting it because he likes spending time there and Gelatria roma is one of them. You feel there that you are in the warmth of your own home and at the same time you are with your friends enjoying your time. The food there is very good and its quality is very high and the services are good and you feel respected from people working there. Also prices are very fine, not too expensive, although it is a high-class area. 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 >>
  • Wadi Degla Holding ODDA wrote: It's a special club, although it's small (a bit) but it's very good and quiet. I visit it from time to time. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Family Land Sha Sha wrote: Family Land does have a lot to offer. Some shopping, kids activities and rides, restaurants, a ladies only weight loss center and last, but not least, the cinema. Movies shown represent both Arabic and English titles, as first run as can be expected here. The theaters are reasonably sized; the larger ones can get kind of loud when crowded. Cold drinks, popcorn, snacks (the usual stuff) are available in the lobbies. More >>
  • Dream Park ahmedfk wrote: Dream Park is one of the best entertainment places in Egypt. The thing that makes Dream Park so popular in Egypt and the Middle East is the quantity and the variety of games it has, scary ones, funny ones, all types of games. In addition to that the price of the tickets is really affordable to everyone, that’s why many schools are organizing outings to Dream Park it’s fun and the price of the ticket is reasonable. So I think that Dream Park is a great place to spend some time.  More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • 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 >>
  • Renaissance Bandar Maadi Cinema Mounir wrote: I always like to watch new -mid night- movies there... always clean... friendly staff... great pop corn... 25 L.E. for the ticket is fine... More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Gold's Gym - Zayed Rofa wrote: A huge gym … Fully equipped. The therapeutic aqua pool is interesting, the Jacuzzi is large in size and it is very relaxing having a training session in it... Really worth a try. The gym allows privacy for female customers by having separate training room. The place has a nursery for customers with children which is really helpful for parents. Also one can meet a lot of celebrities in the gym. Trainers are professional, cooperative and follow up with customers by phone all the time. More >>
  • 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 >>

Spas

  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>

Pharmacies

  • Haytham & Salah Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: This is a really convenient pharmacy for shopping if you're at the Grand Mall. It's quite large and has just about everything you'd expect to find in one of the pharmacy chains in North America. The drug counter has knowledgeable staff who speak fluent English (if you require this) and offer advice and suggestions relative to what you're buying. More >>
  • East Degla Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: This Pharmacy is quite well stocked and has a very knowledgeable and well versed English speaking Pharmacist. You can phone in your needs for pick up or delivery or drop them off while you wait or have them delivered at a later time. More >>

Doctors

  • Aphrodiet Spa & Wellness Center mira wrote: This is a wonderful place and the workers are well trained and did an excellent job. More >>
  • Dr. Hisham Atta 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

  • Dar Al Fouad Hospital Family man wrote: I have used Dar Al Fouad hospital a few times for their check up program. It is a whole day of tests where you get checked from head to toes. It's kind of like preventive maintenance for your health. The check up is not cheap (app. LE 4,500 for the day) and the biggest issue for me are the delays. The tests themselves are thorough and you get a complete medical file after app 14 days but most of the time you sit around waiting for a doctor to become available. The last time I had to go back after 1 week to do some additional tests and I was scheduled for 3 pm. At 5.30 pm I was still waiting and I ended up leaving without having the tests done as they kept telling me 5 more minutes for almost 2 hours. My time is as valuable to me as their time is to them. I have never understood why time management is not better enforced in many businesses. However the hospital is well equipped, clean and as I mentioned the tests are thorough. If they now could get their timings to match it would be great. More >>
  • Abou Bakr Medical Center soliman wrote: I strongly recommend that you go there to make the medical examination for the driving license. It's less crowded than any similar place in Ismailyah. More >>

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