The Best Hotels to Book in Alexandria

Sunsets in Alexandria are sights to behold
Sunsets in Alexandria are sights to behold | @ John Elk III / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 February 2017

Founded in 331BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is now the second-largest city in Egypt and Egypt’s leading port. Considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world for the Temple of Serapis and its legendary library, Alexandria is a vibrant city with plenty of things to see and places to explore. Here are the best hotels to book in the beautiful, ancient city of Alexandria – now bookable on Culture Trip.

Sea View Hotel Alexandria


This four-star hotel in Alexandria boasts an outdoor pool and a private beach. Most of their rooms offer a view of the sea and they are all air-conditioned. The hotel offers cozy communal areas, a health club, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour desk and a restaurant. The place is ideal for families and for those wishing to explore the marvels of the city, the Catacombs of Kom are less than 10 miles away from the hotel.

Abeer Hotel

View of boats and Fort Mc Quay, Alexandria
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The Abeer Hotel is located right next to the old Greek harbor of Alexandria, in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The rooms are simple and welcoming, with private bathrooms, and the best thing is that breakfast is brought to your room. Some of the rooms have balconies with a sea view. Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hotel. Attractions such as the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and the Alexandria Zoo are nearby.

Al Maghraby Hotel

glass table and leather chairs in old-fashioned corridor-like room at Al Maghraby Hotel
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A minute’s walk from the sea and Tahir Square, this lovely Alexandria hotel is situated in the historic Mansheya district. Their clean and comfortable rooms decorated with dark wooden furniture feature air-conditioning and satellite TVs. The front desk is open 24 hours. The hotel has its own restaurant, although there are also many cafés and restaurants nearby and the airport is 25 minutes away by car.

Tolip Hotel Alexandria

Outdoor swimming pool surrounded by the tall Tolip Hotel Alexandria with balconies looking down to the pool
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This five-star hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in Alexandria. The Tolip Hotel offers an outside pool, a spa and a gym. All the rooms have balconies with views of the sea or the city. The pool bar is the perfect spot to sip a good cocktail and relax. All the suites have private living rooms and dining tables where you will be able to eat the food you can order from any of the nine dining outlets inside the hotel. This is an elegant hotel offering quality service and all the modern amenities you need for a luxurious stay in Alexandria.

Helnan Palestine Hotel

Exterior of Helnan Palestine Hotel and the water illuminated by lights in front
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With a stunning view over the Mediterranean sea and 350-acres (141ha) of lush gardens, the Helnan boasts an outdoor pool and all of its rooms have balconies with excellent views. The five-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and houses a variety of bars and restaurants, including the Alexandria Restaurant, Izumi Sushi Bar, Asia House, Beach Grill and Palm Beach Pool Bar Among other options. The hotel faces the Montaza Royal Palace, a historical landmark. It is only a few steps away from the beach and it’s not far from Alexandria’s city center.

Paradise Inn Le Metropole

Old-fashioned twin room at Paradise Inn Le Metropole with tall ceilings and doors leading out to a balcony with sea view
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The structure of this Alexandria hotel is an old building from the 18th century with classical decorations and amazing views over the sea. The Paradise Inn’s French restaurant offers daily music played on the piano. The breakfast buffet is one of the best in town. All their rooms are elegantly decorated and offer private balconies. The hotel is located less than five minutes from Alexandria’s library and the train station.

Mediterranean Azur Hotel

Double bedroom at Mediterranean Azur Hotel with large windows and a muted colour palette
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With its own private beach and panoramic views of the sea, the Azur features modern décor in all of its rooms and it is home to a fully equipped gym and a spa. There’s also a hot tub and steam rooms. Each room has a sofa, a TV and an electric kettle with tea and coffee. The breakfast buffet includes both Mediterranean and oriental foods, and the main restaurant serves a great variety of international dishes.

Semiramis Hotel

Cream exterior of Semiramis Hotel with palm trees and signs outside
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Another beachfront hotel in Alexandria, the Semiramis is a three-star hotel located in downtown Alexandria. The rooms all have air-conditioning and a minibar. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the lobby and also offers free parking and a laundry service. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast before you explore the various attractions the city has to offer. The library of Alexandria, Pompey’s Pillar and the Qaitbay Fortress are close to the hotel, and the zoo is less than 10 minutes away.

Plaza Hotel Alexandria

Twin room at Plaza Hotel Alexandria with white linen, green swirled carpet and a balcony overlooking the sea
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The Plaza Hotel is located close to the Elite San Stefano Mall. The spacious rooms have free Wi-Fi, and the bathrooms are stocked with luxury toiletries. A buffet-style breakfast is served daily and newspapers are available at the front desk if you fancy reading the news while you enjoy your breakfast. The staff is friendly and will be happy to help with your needs. The hotel is perfect for business travelers and they also offer a laundry service.

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