After a delayed flight from Luxor, we arrived back at Cairo International Airport close to midnight. Our flight to JFK on Egyptair Business Class wasn’t until the morning so we needed a place to spend the night close to the airport. Directly connected to the airport, Le Meridien Cairo Airport couldn’t be closer. Here’s my review of the Le Meridien Cairo Airport.
Booking the Le Meridien Cairo Airport with Points
Le Meridien Cairo Airport is a Category 2 Marriott property. That means you will need 12,500 Marriott Bonvoy points for standard award pricing, 9,000 for off-peak pricing, and 15,000 for peak pricing. When I booked this hotel at the end of 2019, we used 10,000 points for a room worth $161.56.
Le Meridien Cairo Airport Location
Le Meridien Cairo Airport is directly connected to Cairo International Airport through a pedestrian sky bridge at Terminal 3. Our flight arrived in Terminal 2 and we found it easy enough to walk to Terminal 3 and locate the bridge to the hotel. Le Meridien Cairo Airport is the perfect option if you have a flight arriving at night and another one departing the next morning. This picture shows the escalators leading from the hotel back to the airport.
Dining and Amenities
The dining options at Cairo International Airport leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, Le Meridien has several onsite restaurants.
- Mezzeh: A Lebanese restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner
- EVOO: A Mediterranean restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- China Red: An upscale Chinese restaurant open for dinner
- Live Sports Bar: An American restaurant and bar open for lunch and dinner
- Latitude Coffee Bar: A coffee spot located in the lobby
Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting space.
The lobby was really big with lots of space to sit. The check-in desks had chairs which was a nice touch. We found the check-in process to be quick and efficient which was appreciated since we arrived so late.
In addition to the spaciousness of the lobby, everything felt modern, new, and clean.
Le Meridien Cairo Airport Deluxe Room
The hallway leading to the guestrooms carried the same modern decor of the lobby. I especially liked the wood paneling.
The same design elements were seen in the guest room with a wooden media console and frame over the window.
The king-sized bed was super comfortable and best of all, the sheets felt very clean. This was a welcome change after the nasty bed on our Nile cruise! There was a nightstand on either side of the bed with a reading light and outlets.
Next to the bed was a chair and ottoman with a small table.
At the foot of the bed was a large desk that also served as a table. There was also a TV and luggage stand.
A small welcome amenity was waiting for us upon our arrival. This was a nice treat after the subpar piece of pizza I ate at the Luxor airport.
The entryway also had wooden elements with a large closet unit on the left-hand side.
The first part of the unit had supplies for coffee and tea, a mini fridge, a safe, and drawers and shelves.
Next to that was a closet with slippers, an iron and ironing board, and a scale.
Across from the closet was the bathroom with a large shower stall.
The toilet was located next to the shower.
The sink was located across from the toilet.
The bathroom was well stocked with bottles of water and toiletries from Malin+Goetz, one of my favorites!
This is one of the lowest category Marriott properties I’ve stayed at but also one of the most impressive. The rooms and property as a whole were well-decorated and clean. Our experience at Le Meridien Cairo Airport was night and day compared to the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis. If the location were closer to downtown Cairo, I would have much preferred to spend our entire time in Cairo at this hotel. If you have a long layover at Cairo International Airport, I highly recommend booking a night at Le Meridien.