The Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt
The Cecil Hotel is located in central Alexandria and boasts great views over the Eastern Harbour and Mediterranean Sea. The Cecil is an Alexandria institution and lists Durrel, Churchill and Noel Coward among its former guests. The hotel oozes colonial charm and while in need of some refurbishment, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed, and its excellent location enables guests to easily explore downtown Alexandria and the corniche.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Situated on the Mediterranean coastline, the Four Seasons Hotel provides a great base for exploring many of Alexandria's highlights, including the Fort, the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa and its museums.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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Visit some of the key sights in Alexandria, including Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa, Alexandria National Museum and Alexandria Library.