If you want to experience the real Egypt and not just a resort, you have to stay at Sakkara Inn. It's about 45 min drive to Giza and about 1 hour from the airport. Mohamed is the host, who also picked me up at the airport and brought me back in the middle of the night. The first night we had a traditional diner at his family house with a big dish of rice and multiple smaller dishes with sauce, meat and vegetables. A very nice experience. Also we visited multiple pyramids (Djoser, Sakkara & Gizeh) while Mohamed told about the history. We rode a camel around the Gizeh Plateau and I went inside the Great Pyramid. The room is how the pictures says and are very comfortable, hot water shower and very comfortable beds. I had an excellent stay, thank you Mohamed (& Ellen).
dick en marieke
1/8/2012 4:13:28 PM
On our first night in Egypt Mohamed, the owner of the Sakkara Inn,promised to show us "the real Egypt". And so he did. His taxi-drives trough traffic-crazy Cairo (Insjallah and close your eyes): the quietness of the old-fashioned and authentic AbuSir; the ideas for trips and days off to see the historical sites in Egypt; the connections with a very good and reliable traveling agency; and last but not least the authetic Egyptian dinners in the family-homes. It was a lovely vacation. We sincerely hope to visit AbuSir once more in the future.
With kind regards to Mohamed and family, dick & marieke
jaap van Eik
12/24/2011 9:33:22 PM
Picture yourself on a roof terrace, overlooking the desert and some pyramids in the distance. There's a slow breeze, the sun is shining. Around you the daily life in a traditional Egyptian village. You're in the Sakkara Inn, located not far from Cairo and an ideal spot to explore the famous museum, GIzah and Sakkara. Transportation no problem, Mohamed - an excellent driver - will gladly take you anywhere you want to go. Rooms are nice, breakfast on the terrace is a treat. Enjoy a great time in this lovely environment. Thanks Mohamed and Yasser! Hope to be back some day.
12/22/2011 1:13:16 PM
A wonderful place to stay, away from the busy streets of Cairo! Overlooking the archaeological area of Abusir (what a view from the roof terrace!) the hotel is ideally located for visits to Sakkara, Abusir, Giza and elsewhere. Large and clean rooms, excellent beds, full en suite facilities, breakfast on the roof terrace, dinners in the garden (BBQ) or, during colder nights, inside, possibilities for horse riding, it is all there. Mohamed will bring you anywhere you want by car and will go a long way to make sure that you are enjoying your stay.
Mohamed and Yasser, thank you very much! Hope to be back soon.
12/14/2011 5:15:12 PM
If you're not the person who fancies sitting inside the overly luxurious Meridian hotel the whole day, and you want to stay outside of the busy city of Caïro, yet a short drive away from all the important monuments, musea etc. this is the perfect place to stay.
A stroll (through the desert) away from the pyramids of Abusir and Sakkara, this lovely hostel resides in an suburb of Caïro. If youre interested in Egyptian local bustling streetlife, little shops, mostly donkey(cart)s on the road, al in all want to taste the real egyptian life, this area is a pleasant and adventurous surprise.
A very welcoming and friendly host, Mohamed, will, toghether with his nephew Yasser, arrange lots of stuff for you. Whether you need an Airport transfers, early transport to the Gizeh pyramids (to get tickets to go inside), or a desert Jeep tour, they'll be helpfull. Even an evening meal at his family home is possible, and a great experience as well. Sitting on the floor, eating the most fantastic homecooked food from a low placed table, is an experience not a lot of people get to have.
Very nice, homely campfires in the evening in their own horses pen, with an original "campfire made" Egyptian tea is also an almost everyday activity. And Yasser even arranged some ice-cold beer in an non alcoholic suburb. Superb!
Mohamed and Yasser, thank you very much for this great experience
10/20/2011 2:21:33 PM
very nice place, i stay there before