This is a charming hotel with many original features of a more elegant age. I'm not sure what some reviewers expect - bland, luxurious uniformity I think. We were greeted warmly and every member of staff wanted to ensure we had we needed. The lifts are wonderful, a little piece of history that work perfectly well. After reading some of the reviews I was very pleasantly surprised by breakfast. It is in a nice light airy cafe with a large selection. There are many pastries,fruit,cheese, eggs,cooked dishes of different styles. We had a an omelette which was good.
The rooms are nice and clean with double glazing. The bathrooms are large, modern and I suspect the time it takes for the hot water depends on which room you are in. The toiletries are L'Occitane, the towels thick and fluffy.
There was one major problem. We had the suite on the second floor, Room 202. This was above the bar and at 11pm loud music started. It was unacceptable so asked to be moved. This was done very quickly and amiably but I would warn anyone against rooms 201,202, 203 and 220. The bar is open until 2am!
It's a bit of a nuisance having wifi only downstairs but this hotel is lovely and in the best locations for enjoying the Corniche and the sites of Alexandria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steigenberger Cecil Alexandria lets you experience all the splendor of this amazing city first hand. Conveniently located in the heart of the business district, overlooking the bay and yacht club, this exquisite hotel is just minutes from the airport, ideal for business or pleasure. Built in 1929 yet constantly in step with the times, it provides a perfect blend of modern amenities and old world charm. Discerning connoisseurs also appreciate the impeccable service and attention to detail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Cecil Alexandria Hotel Alexandria
- Accor Cecil Alexandria
- Sofitel Alexandria
- Alexandria Sofitel