Restaurants Eat Out

  • Peppes Pizza themind wrote: "Good pizzas on a great location with the best view from a Nile boat". What I liked: 1- The location is easy to reach, just ask about Abbas pridge and from there go to Nile street. 2- The view and the decorations (inside Ruby Tuesday’s area) are just awesome. 3- Good quality pizzas and some nice choices for spicy lovers (try their knockout pizza and knockout pizza pie), which is made of layers and the topping are inside for a different experience). 4- You can also order from Ruby Tuesday’s menu and salads buffet, which is the best ever (though they are pricey unlike Peppes). 5- The prices are excellent, around 30~40 EGP per medium sized pizza (which is actually big), but of course expect to pay 12% service and 10% taxes. What I didn't like: 1- Some pizza choices are not so good, it depends on what pizza your order. 2- They take a fairly long time to bring your order (30 mins or more in my two visits), so you better not be so hungry and they're kind of slow with everything even when you ask for your check. 3- The boat is like a mix of three restaurants (and Gold's Gym above them), which is a good thing but unfortunately there's no specialist staff for Peppes to give you informed description when you ask about pizzas. Tip: You can order half and half pizza of any two kinds to avoid getting a wrong choice of pizza and ruin your great stay there. More >>
  • The Revolving Restaurant 360 Rofa wrote: Best place to see the total view of Cairo… Great for taking photos and the most important is their nice food and the good service... The appetizers with drinks were more than enough to feel fulfilled but yet the main courses were delicious. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • La Reine Wassily wrote: La reine, the well-known and most famous name in the sweet making industry. It has a lot of branches spread all over Egypt. I am a regular customer of the Lebanon Sq. branch because I live nearby and of the course the cakes there is amazing. Chocolates are even better. The eastern sweets such as basbosa, konafa, and el meshabek are also great, but what most people don’t know is that la riene also serves a huge menu of grilled food. They have kofta, Shish kebab, and shawerma, and the best one of them all is the grilled chicken, I just adore it. Prices range from 20-35L.E, it's not expensive. They also do delivery; my order is usually a white rice and half grilled chicken. More >>
  • TBS - The Bakery Shop Mohamed Salah wrote: It's pretty expensive... They sell a loaf of brown bread for 50 LE... I get the same from Trianon cafe bakery for 9 LE. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Arabica lovesART wrote: Located upstairs, this neighborhood cafe is favored by students. The atmosphere is laid-back with window seating, bar height tables and free Wi-Fi, perfect for studying or meeting up with friends. Be creative at your table with crayons and blank sheets of paper serving as tablecloths. Breakfast items include pastries, omelets and fresh squeezed juices. The coffee is delightful. Lunch and dinner menu features light salads and sandwich wraps with fries. Evenings are often crowded. More >>
  • El Feshawy Cafe Mahy wrote: El Fishawy is the heart of the Khan. Located deep in the maze of narrow corridors that is the Khan, El Fishawy can be a little difficult to find, in fact you may walk right by it without even noticing, but what you have to do is ask. The café, noted for being the favorite hangout of Naguib Mahfouz. 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 besso wrote: Even it is a little bit smaller than wadi degla maadi branch...it is also a very good club...the swimming pools and cafe shops are really awesome. 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 >>
  • International Park ahmedfk wrote: I have visited this park before and its really wonderful for spending time with your family in a relaxing place enjoying the trees and the natural air, it’s rare to find such a good park in Egypt where you can avoid the pollution of the streets of Cairo which is everywhere. So my advice is, if you want to spend time to make yourself relaxed and comfortable, the International Park is the best place to do that, and you can do it for a very cheap fee affordable to all, just 2 LE. 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 >>
  • Stars Cinema newtocairo wrote: My husband and I enjoy going to Stars Cinema Friday mornings, as the theater is empty. If you are like me and don’t like crowds, I recommend the 10:15 or 11:00am VIP showings. A VIP ticket is about 100 LE and you can select your own seat (only around 30 seats) and relax in a comfortable leather recliner! You can order lunch or dinner from a special menu and have it delivered to your seat while enjoying your movie. There is also a concession stand with popcorn and candy. The staff always prepares a fresh batch for us and it tastes just like it does in the states. Also, the bathrooms are very clean and modern. Make sure to bring a jacket, as the theater is freezing! More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Gold's Gym - Egypt 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 >>
  • Gold's Gym - Egypt Family man wrote: I have been a member since Oct 1997 which is 6 months prior to actual opening time. I have many great memories from this place first and foremost I met with my wife while working out there. I also met my best friend there and it was definitely a major reason why I liked Cairo so much. I still go 5 times weekly but now after marriage and kids my hours have changed. I go at 5.30 am before I go to the office which is great for me. It was the first "real" gym to open in Cairo and it quickly attracted many members and beside being a great gym it also became a social club where you see all your friends. The prices are not cheap mind you. I believe a yearly membership costs app LE 4,000 but you can negotiate so be sure to ask. The gym is located on the 8th floor in what I believe are 2 or 3 apartments joined together which means that the ceiling is not that high for a gym but it looks good. There is also a pool on the roof but I have personally never used it. If I want to go to a pool there are many other and better options in Cairo (for example JW Marriott on the ring road). The equipment is both free weights as well as machines and the cardio area is quite well equipped (that is if they work!). You can definitely get a full body workout regardless of your level of fitness. Dumbbells go up to 120lb. Many of the cardio machines now have a tv screen attached to them and you can plug in your headset and watch some tv while you are working out. It helps pass the time for me but the problem is that it is hit and miss. Sometimes the TV's don't work and sometimes the channels you normally watch are gone and sometimes.... You get the picture. Try out the cardio entertainment system before you get on because having to start your program 4 times just to find one machine that works can be quite a drag. 2 of the bikes also now have the iPod/iPhone plug so you can watch your program on the cardio screen. Fantastic. Problem again that one of the 2 has been broken for a while now and saying so to the staff does not seem to work. Most of the staff speak English but don't seem to pass on any concerns or complaints you may have because nothing really changes. The gym is open from 5 am till midnight so you should be able to find the time that suits you but beware that it can get pretty crowded in the late afternoon and early evening. One of the first high end gyms in Egypt and still one of the best but dont expect a level as gyms in UAE, Jordan, Europe and US. 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 Marie Lou wrote: One day suffering from a case of “Pharaonic Phatigue “I decide to pay a visit to the Mandara Spa in the Marriott Hotel. Relaxation starts when you step in to the foyer where you are offered a tray containing tea, a warm scented towel to refresh yourself and the list of treatments to choose from. The decor is tasteful Asian, the lights are dim, and a lovely citrusy fragrance and soothing music waft in the air. Even under the closest scrutiny what is most remarkable about the spa is the cleanliness, it is spotless. Once you have picked out your choice of treatment an attendant escorts you to a changing and shower room, then to the area where it will be administered. The same serene, tasteful decor and outstanding cleanliness is present all over the spa. I had a Moroccan bath and a rejuvenating facial both executed by a tiny Asian technician with hands surprisingly strong when giving a body massage and as light as butterflies when working on facials. The experience was a vacation within a vacation and worth every penny. Always best to call ahead to make an appointment and specify what you want done so they can set up and be ready for you when you arrive. 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 >>
  • El - Ezaby Pharmacies besso wrote: It should be named the Medicine Mega Store...they have all the medicines and the special about this Pharmacy that if they don’t have what you need...they will bring it to you :) More >>

Doctors

  • Chiro Practic Clinic - Dr. Hesham Atta fido wrote: I've been exercising for most of life and in the process I have managed to injure my back several times. Typically my back injuries have been in the lower back and every time the injury reoccurred i was basically out of the gym for several weeks ... until i met Dr. Atta... Dr. Atta diagnosis the affected area quickly and gets to work. He is a chiropractor, among other things, and has access to all of the essentials for back related pain and muscle injuries including ultrasound. Generally, in my case, a few back-to-back 15 minute sessions is all it takes to solve the problem and put me back in the gym. I highly recommend Dr. Atta and aside from being very good at what he does, he is also very personable. More >>
  • Chiro Practic Clinic - Dr. Hesham 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

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