Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"To provide a clean, comfortable, all inclusive, home from home, apartment at a competitive price"
When you step inside the apartment you get the feeling of 'Home from Home'. The colour scheme is soothing with pastel shades to blend in with the marble topped furniture. The sitting room and dinning area is open plan and spacious.
The apartment is in a quiet location with air conditioning and is situated just 5 minutes away from one of the Seven Wonders of the World - The Pyramids of Giza.
The balcony faces the sun and is furnished with wicker furniture and a hammock.
The apartment is owned and managed by a UK based owner and would be considered a 5 star by UK standards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cairo International 40 km, Nearest railway: Ramasis 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Sitting Room
The sitting room is comfortable with a sofa, chairs and a coffee table. It has a large screen TV with 200+ satellite channels, a hi-fi stereo and, for your comfort, air-conditioning.
A large, spacious area with a marble-topped table, six chairs, a sideboard and china cabinet with a full dinner service of china for the use of our guests. it is also air-conditioned.
There are three large bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size orthopaedic bed and is en-suite. The second bedroom has a double orthopaedic bed. The third is a children's room with two single beds. All bedrooms are fully furnished with wardrobes, lockers and dressing table. They are also air-conditioned. The floors are made of 'Rackham' which is similar to marble. This helps to keep the area cool in the heat of the day. The master bedroom has an insect-killing machine to create a mosquito free area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a large gas cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, deep-fat fryer, coffee maker, toaster and steamer. A complete set of pots and cooking utensils are also provided.
The bathroom is big, with a jacuzzi taking a prominent place. There is also a shower and bidet.
The balcony catches the morning sun. It has a wicker table and chairs and a hammock. There is a small barbeque on the balcony and power point for your stereo.
Taxi service provided by Mohamad. An airport pick up service is also available.
A cleaning lady is available if required; cost is 100 EGP/ £10, payable on the day to the cleaner.
Any foreigner visiting Egypt who has an Egyptian partner must have an Orfi Certificate, "Marriage Cert.", in order to share a room in an apartment or hotel with his/her partner. The Apartment Manager, Mohamad, can arrange an Orfi Certificate for a fee of 500 Le or £50 sterling approx. Documents required are:- (i) ID card (copy) for the Egyptian person and (ii) Passport (copy) for the other person.
The North Egypt/Cairo region
The apartment is located in Giza about 5 minutes from the Pyramids. The building is new and is in a quiet location and the apartment is on the first floor. It has a large balcony with furniture, hammock and barbecue. There is a Metro Supermarket nearby with European Food and meat department. Use of a Leisure Centre, short distance from the apartment, is available at a low cost. There are several restaurants and take-aways (delivery) facilities locally. There is a golf club in Giza and 5 star hotels in this area.
The Irish ownwer of the apartment is a regular visitor to the area and is in frequent contact with friends there, including the manager of the apartment, Mohamad, and his family. They can assure visitors the political situation is stable. Visitors should feel as safe as they would in any major, western city - perhaps more safe!
*Owners View on Present Situation in Egypt*
The political situation in Egypt has stabilised following the election of the new President. Life in Egypt has not changed at all.
Egypt is a beautiful country with guaranteed sunshine 365 days per year. The people are pleasant and peaceful always smiling although they are poor.
I saw no problems in either Cairo or Luxor on any of my visits, the most recent being January 2012.
Do not be put off by media reports, the people of Egypt depend on the revenue from the Suez Canal and tourists.
If you travel there, you will be very much welcome.
Best known for the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, Giza has much to offer the visitor. Located just to the south of the Great Pyramid is the Solar Barque Museum where you may find a fascinating insight into life in Ancient Egypt.
At shopping areas in nearby Kerdassa and Wissa Wassef Arts Centre there are workshops where you can purchase rugs, tapestries ceramics and batik fabrics.
Hotels in close proximity to the apartment offer, at a small cost, access to swimming pools. The apartment is close to a large Supermarket, a Metro Station is also nearby, as are local Banks.
As with many holiday destinations, a stay in a resort or large hotel, whilst very enjoyable, does not provide a real experience of the country or its people. The apartment situated where it is offers a chance to experience a more traditional side to the area. For example, for those prepared to haggle there are bargins to be had from the many small business's that are run from the ground floor of a family home. There are poultry shops, shoe makers, juice makers and even candlestick makers!
Mohamed is also able to organise tours and trips for you at a reasonable cost, prices available when you book.
ORFI MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
An orfi marriage certificate can be obtained on arrival at reasonable cost. This is not a legal marriage certificate but allows you the freedom to stay in an apartment or hotel room with your Egyptian fiance. It also helps to avoid confrontational encounters with the police if you are accompanied by your partner. Mohamad, the House Manager, will arrange the certificate using a copy of your passport and your partner's ID. Please contact the owner of the apartment who lives in Northern Ireland for more details. Owner's name: Raymond Mc Gough, N. Ireland, on 028 686 58056