Built around a 19th century palace on an island in the Nile, the Cairo Marriott is well located in the center of Cairo, close to the Opera House, Zoo, and Egyptian Museum. The Khan el Khalili and the Coptic Museum are within easy taxi range, and the Sphinx and Pyramids just 30 minutes by car. Hotel facilities include a health club and spa, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, sports court, and 24-hour casino. For dining and refreshments, the hotel houses Egyptian Nights (pan-Arabian cuisine), Garden Promenade Cafe (barbecue), Harry's Pub, JW's Steakhouse, Omar's Cafe, Piano Bar, Ristorante Tuscany, Roy's Country Kitchen (24-hour buffets), Saraya Cafe, Marriott Bakery, Torii and Waves Snack Bar. The hotel also offers room service, valet and laundry service, porter service, a concierge, currency exchange, babysitting. All rooms feature high-speed Internet access and are equipped with voicemail, free local calls, A/C, alarm clocks, coffeemakers, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV, movies and en suite private bathrooms.