I don’t really know if you have ever been there or not, but I was not impressed at all.
First, they claim it to be the so called “100% Egyptian HyperMarket”, which I find it a very lame move in order to grab visitors and clients (the narrow minded fanatic ones ofcourse) from their rivals (which in my personal opinion are much better and better organized) Carrefour.
Well, I do guarantee the the funding is not 100% Egyptian (let’s just hope it’s close to 20%).
So how come it’s the first 100% Egyptian HyperMarket?
Ahh, let me tell you. First of all, the parking is at it’s worst. Very disorganised, people not using the specified parking lanes and just not to lose the Egyptian touch in maintaining roads, they already managed to create bumps and the broken roards.
Not to forget the fantastic egyptian planning, as the parking is smaller than then word small (it’s almost like smal or even sma). Ahh, and to get back to Cairo, you should drive almost until 6 Octber City (5km) to find the f***ing U-turn.
On top of all that, the “you are not allowed to park here scenario” being heard by the respected police officers because I don’t know which respectful(not) minister will be visiting the place.
I didn’t even care to try the hypermarket itself, because I could figure out the “outstanding” service which they were ready to offer, instead, jut to ease off the heat and try to soother my mood, I went and had a coffee in Cilantro where;
Service was perfect
Taste was perfect
Atmosphere was perfect.
Bottom Line. I do love Cilantro.
Regarding the Hypermarkets. I’d stick with Carrefour if I were you.