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The Marsam Hotel

Post by Who2 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:55 pm

I must say I do love this hotel and business , lunching there is very pleasant and dead cheap, beers are reasonably priced and at certain times of the day one is surrounded by young 'fit archaeologists all on their Macbook Pro's…..they still haven't got a supply of Attar's bread yet, never say die!….oh, or Miester beer….. :cool:

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Bullet Magnet » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:45 pm

I see Nick there..

Out of curiosity, have you and Nick done the Honours with Bruce's ashes ?
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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:28 pm

Who2 wrote:I must say I do love this hotel and business , lunching there is very pleasant and dead cheap, beers are reasonably priced and at certain times of the day one is surrounded by young 'fit archaeologists all on their Macbook Pro's…..they still haven't got a supply of Attar's bread yet, never say die!….oh, or Miester beer….. :cool:
Yes, after I broadcast the price of the Stellar last spring they reduced it to the usual West Bank price of LE15,. They even contacted me to inform me so that I could change my reviews.

I have received mixed reviews of the food, although it certainly looks o.k. Watch out for the pigeons dropping from the dense trees overhead - they haven't hit me or myglass yet but they get very close! How are the kittens? Probably quite grown-up by now.

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Bombay » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:37 pm

Hi I am looking for a place to make a new restaurant on the West Bank or as Who 2 suggested a pop up place occasionally or something more permanent I look for some help and suggestions from you good people on the West bank

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Who2 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:43 am

As a pop-up I would look at Le Tois Jackal on the Memnon road.
It hasn't been used since they built a coffee shop next door dwarfing the place. But has all in place only for a pop-up.
It is owned by a French couple who went back to France about 8 months ago but their son David is due out soon, here is his email:
foxdenra@tiscali.co.uk
It has a good enough oven fridges, freezers, and about max 30-40 covers and would take a couple of days to get it into action
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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by carrie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:57 am

Hurry up Russell and bring the ice cream with you. never been to the hotel for lunch but intend to this coming week.

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Dusak » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:29 pm

Who2 wrote:As a pop-up I would look at Le Tois Jackal on the Memnon road.
It hasn't been used since they built a coffee shop next door dwarfing the place. But has all in place only for a pop-up.
It is owned by a French couple who went back to France about 8 months ago but their son David is due out soon, here is his email:
foxdenra@tiscali.co.uk
It has a good enough oven fridges, freezers, and about max 30-40 covers and would take a couple of days to get it into action
Good luck… :cool:
This was one of the most enjoyable places to sit and relax as we went walking. The food was good, clean toilet and quiet with a very convivial host. Also enjoyed a few good film nights there, apart from the flying blood suckers. It was a shame that the dwindling tourist numbers put a halt to the viability of the place. Didn't know that they had built a coffee shop next door to it though which would probably have killed the business in the long run as you just can't compete with dominoes.
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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Bombay wrote:Hi I am looking for a place to make a new restaurant on the West Bank or as Who 2 suggested a pop up place occasionally or something more permanent I look for some help and suggestions from you good people on the West bank
I don't know whether you are being serious here, but for the sake of discussion I will assume that you are.

If you are looking for evening trade I would recommend sticking as close to the Nile and the ferries as possible. Preferably on the main road or the cornice.

At lunch time a site nearer to the antiquities might work, but people might not want to linger over a full meal. The 3 jackals site appears to be set down a little from the road, so I don't know what the views are like. None of the restaurants/cafes up near the Colossi of Memnon or Medinet Habu ever seem busy - I rarely see any other customers when I visit them either during the day or in the evening.

Now is probably not the time to be considering this sort of expansion, but good luck if you decide to go ahead.

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Who2 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:08 pm

Regarding the Palm Doves at the Marsam. I was relating your post B.Y. to B.Nose whilst dining there today, as last week one 'dive bombed his hand.
"bugger he exclaimed! "2inches to the right and I've have had a free Stella…. :cool:
'early birds catch the worm…….
Ps: Oh! 'regarding the 'rock star question he is incognito hence the BN reference.
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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Bombay » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:27 pm

Any photos of the 3 Jackals around?

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:34 pm

Bombay wrote:Any photos of the 3 Jackals around?
Having not visited, I never took a photo, but Lonely Planet says

"Almost invisible from the main road that leads to the Colossi is this small French family-run restaurant serving home cooking in the garden or on the beautiful rooftop terrace. This is a cosy place to pass a few hours or to have lunch with sandwiches (E£16), salads (E£15) or a good grill, not to mention the tasty couscous. No alcohol but it’s probably the only place on the West Bank where you can get a Lavazza espresso. Dinner should be booked in advance."

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/nile- ... z2rv5dq22y

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by Bombay » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:21 am

Thanks Brian. :br

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Re: The Marsam Hotel

Post by chiddy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:28 am

Bombay wrote:Any photos of the 3 Jackals around?
walked past yesterday - will take some next time passing
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