Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
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Where to stay in Alexandria
Founded by Alexander the Great and once Egypt's jewel of the Mediterranean, Alexandria is a rich city of culture and history that appeals to romantics and history lovers alike.
Once the home of the Pharos Lighthouse - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – Alexandria offers a step back into ancient times with a portfolio of attractions that should not be missed during a stay in this beguiling Egyptian city. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a stunningly designed cultural center containing a host of museums and a superb collection of ancient manuscripts and scrolls, while the catacombs of Kom el-Shuqqafa and the Alexandria National Museum also provide an insight into a bygone age.
For first time visitors, a hotel near the Corniche, the city's broad waterfront boulevard, makes a great base for exploring as many of Alexandria's attractions and a wide selection of luxury, mid-range and budget hotels are in the area.
Egypt's second largest city also boasts the largest tram system in the country, which makes it easy to get around as the bus network can often be overcrowded. Over 150 years old, the tram system continues to serve the city along the coast and further inland. If you're exploring more of the country, you could consider renting a car in Alexandria. And if you're looking for inspiration check out our guide to the top 10 things to do and places to visit in Egypt.
The Sheraton Montazah is a luxury hotel located just a one-minute walk away from the seafront and features a well-equipped gym and an outdoor swimming pool boasting stunning sea views. The hotel's location also makes it popular with those looking to discover more of the city with the El Mandara Railway Station also less than a kilometer away.
This four-star hotel is in the mid-price range bracket and is just three minutes from the Mamoura beach and 14 km from the international airport. Hotel guests can enjoy rooms with a spa bath and a balcony or take advantage of the property's large outdoor swimming pool and spacious gardens. The hotel's other attractions include a buffet breakfast on the terrace, a fitness center and a sauna.
The Alexander The Great Hotel-Alexotel is in the heart of Alexandria within walking distance of the Attarine Mosque and Manshia Square. The beach can be reached within 15 minutes by foot, while this budget choice hotel offers air conditioned rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.
This information is correct as of February 2018
Alexandria is of great historical significance to Egypt. Named after Alexandria the Great, the city once housed the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the ancient wonders of the world. Unfortunately, this wonder has since been lost to the waves of time. But you can still make a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. Many hotels can arrange this tour for you, and most will tours include transportation, meals, and hotel pickup.
one of the most beautiful towns in northern Egypt. Amazed by the "snöhetta" designed new library and its surroundings. Nice people and good restaurants if you give them a chans. Don´t misstrust for waiting. They are egyptiens!
Montaza Palace is a palace and extensive gardens in the Montaza district of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on a low plateau east of central Alexandria overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea.
We went to this port city as an entry to Cairo. The location of the port is not that great but the city itself is very nice. The drive to Cairo is quite long so make sure you plan accordingly.