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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.

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.



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.



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.



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.



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
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria At San Stefano

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria At San Stefano

Set in an architectural landmark, Hotel San Stefano features a fashionable resort setting with a private sandy beach and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It boasts a full-service spa, outdoor pool and restaurants with terraces. Average score from 717 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$280 - $570

Steigenberger Cecil Hotel Alexandria

Steigenberger Cecil Hotel Alexandria

Conveniently located in Alexandria’s business district and overlooking the bay and yacht club, this hotel features an elegant setting influenced by the architecture and interior design of early modernism. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Average score from 543 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$103 - $336

Plaza Hotel Alexandria

Plaza Hotel Alexandria

Situated on Alexandria’s Corniche, Alexandria offers spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Some have views of Safa Palace or Sanstefano Beach and Marina. It is next to the Elite San Stefano Mall. Average score from 732 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$82 - $220

Kafr Abdo Apartment

Kafr Abdo Apartment

Dr. Abdallah Apartment offers accommodation in Kafr Abdo, 5 km from middle of Alexandria. Guests benefit from balcony. The air-conditioned unit is fitted with a kitchen. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is featured. Average score from 753 guest reviews: 7.4/10.


Paradise Inn Windsor Palace Hotel

Paradise Inn Windsor Palace Hotel

Dating back to the early 20th century, this historic 4-star hotel is situated directly on Alexandria’s waterfront. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace with panoramic Corniche views. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$56 - $161

Apartments at Ibrahemia, Alexandria

Apartments at Ibrahemia, Alexandria

Situated in Alexandria, Apartments at Ibrahemia, Alexandria is 4 km from Alexandria Citadel. The accommodation features a hot tub. Alexandria Zoo is 2.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 7.2/10.


Glim Alexandria

Glim Alexandria

Glim Alexandria offers accommodation in Alexandria. Alexandria Citadel is 8 km from the property. Private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 6.8/10.


Mediterranean Azur Hotel

Mediterranean Azur Hotel

Occupying a sea front location in the middle of Alexandria, Mediterranean Azur Hotel features a private beach. All rooms boast panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel has 2 outdoor pools and spa. Average score from 442 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$85 - $250

Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza

Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza

On site of Green Plaza Mall, this Hilton is only steps away from 370 shops. With two outdoor pools, it also features a sun deck and fitness centre. Alexandria Al Nozha Airport is 10 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$157 - $9999

Amoun Hotel Alexandria

Amoun Hotel Alexandria

With a panoramic view of Alexandria's roofs and marina, the 3-star Amoun Hotel is only 3 km from the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. Its rooms feature flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 6.0/10.

$60 - $90


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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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Castles and Forts
Islamic Landmarks
Parks, Gardens, Zoos

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