Alexandria

Alexandria, photo by David Evers
 

Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean coast northwest of Cairo, is Egypt’s second largest city (3.5 million people).

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt and an intellectual and cultural center. The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of the ancient world and the place where great philosophers and scientists of that age came to seek knowledge.

While faded from its historic past, Alexandria remains Egypt’s port to the world, and its beaches are popular destinations in the summer.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Royal Crown Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Royal Crown Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Alexandria, 5 km from Alexandria Citadel. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 284 guest reviews: 6.2/10.

$20

 
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Fouad Hotel

Located in Alexandria, Fouad Hotel It offers bright rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea. Facilities include a restaurant, shared lounge and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Rooms here will provide you with a fan and a satellite TV. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 5.8/10.

$10

 
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Raml Armed Forces Hotel

Raml Armed Forces Hotel is located in Alexandria, 2.2 km from Alexandria Citadel and 1.7 km from Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

$28

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Semiramis Hotel

Semiramis is a beachfront hotel located in downtown Alexandria. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Alexandria Zoo is 4 km away. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Average score from 907 guest reviews: 5.6/10.

$18

 
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Cherry Maryski Hotel

Located 200 meters from Alexandria’s waterfront on the Mediterranean Sea, Cherry Maryski combines modern amenities with traditional features. Air-conditioned rooms at Cherry Maryski Hotel are fitted with functional furnishings. Average score from 969 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

$44 - $270

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel

Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel

Situated in an 18th century building with classical decorations and stunning views of the Mediterranean, Le Metropole boasts 2 French restaurants and elegantly furnished rooms with a balcony. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$56 - $161

 
$568.0
Sea View Apartment in Alexandria

Sea View Apartment in Alexandria

Sea View Apartment in Alexandria is an apartment set in Alexandria, 9 km from Alexandria Citadel. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$25

$257.7
San Giovanni Stanly Hotel & Restaurant

San Giovanni Stanly Hotel & Restaurant

The San Giovanni Hotel is located on the Mediterranean Sea in the lofty Stanly district of Alexandria. It offers a variety of accommodation, some with views to the sea. Average score from 222 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$40 - $150

 
$407.7
Tolip Hotel Alexandria

Tolip Hotel Alexandria

This 5-star hotel in Alexandria offers an outdoor pool, a spa and a gym. It features modern accommodation with views of the sea or city. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$56

 
$567.7
Romance Alexandria Cornich

Romance Alexandria Cornich

Standing on the Mediterranean shore in Alexandria, this 4-star hotel is situated in the elegant Saba Pasha district. All rooms host panoramic sea views and there are 2 gourmet restaurants to choose from. Average score from 765 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$46 - $215

 
$467.4
Private Room in Alexandria

Private Room in Alexandria

Private Room in Alexandria is situated in Alexandria, 8 km from Alexandria Citadel and 3.5 km from Alexandria Zoo. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a TV. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$50

$507.4
26th of July Hotel & Apartments

26th of July Hotel & Apartments

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, 26th of July Hotel & Apartments offers a private beach and a spa centre. All of the simply furnished rooms feature a TV with cable channels as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Average score from 105 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$35

 
$357.0
Raml Armed Forces Hotel

Raml Armed Forces Hotel

Raml Armed Forces Hotel is located in Alexandria, 2.2 km from Alexandria Citadel and 1.7 km from Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

$28

$286.3
Cherry Maryski Hotel

Cherry Maryski Hotel

Located 200 meters from Alexandria’s waterfront on the Mediterranean Sea, Cherry Maryski combines modern amenities with traditional features. Air-conditioned rooms at Cherry Maryski Hotel are fitted with functional furnishings. Average score from 969 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

$44 - $270

 
$446.3
Hotel Delta

Hotel Delta

Located in Alexandria, Hotel Delta is only a few minute’s drive from the centre of the city. Alexandria Zoo is less than a 5-minute drive away. Guestrooms are air conditioned and have free Wi-Fi access. Each one is equipped with satellite TV. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 5.3/10.

$23 - $90

 
$235.3

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. Alexandria was one of the greatest cities in the Hellenic world, second only to Rome in size and wealth. While it changed hands over succeeding centuries from Rome to Byzantine and finally Persia, the city stayed the capital of Egypt for a millennium. Since then, Alexandria has survived as a trading port; Marco Polo described it around 1300 as one of the world's two busiest ports, along with Quanzhou. Today's Alexandria is a dusty seaside Egyptian town with an over-inflated population of 5 million, but history is everywhere if you peer closely enough.
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