Sofitel Cecil Alexandria


4 star hotel
16 Saad Zagloul Square, Raml Station Alexandria
See nearby area

Lonely Planet review

The historic Cecil Hotel, an Alexandria legend, has been refitted several times over the last couple of decades, sometimes for the better. The rooms are fully equipped, though a little sombre, while the grand lobby and famous bar (now relocated to the 1st floor) have retained only a fraction of the lustre they had when Durrell and Churchill came to visit. To that extent the Cecil very much reflects the city in which it stands, where the past has to be imagined. The big consolation is the sweeping view over the Eastern Harbour, and the excellent top-floor China House restaurant.

Our independent authors have visited Sofitel Cecil Alexandria and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Alexandria.

Services & facilities

  • Parking
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi
    • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Snack bar
    • Restaurant
  • Transport/transfers
    • Car hire
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Guest services
    • Room service
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Atm/cash machine on site
    • Currency exchange
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms

Description provided by property

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. Sofitel Cecil Alexandria has spacious rooms with French beds, chandeliers and carpeted floors and furnishing that match in patterns and colours to create an artistically refreshing setting. As can be expected, the hotel’s restaurants have a historical reputation to keep up to. Relax and socialise as you enjoy French cuisine with the latest in fusion dishes around the world. You can also enjoy a drink at the Monty Bar, named after the famous Marshall Montogomery. Sofitel Cecil Alexandria is a hotel for connoisseurs who can appreciate the impeccable service & attention to detail. The hotel is only a few minutes’ drive from the airport and is suitable for business or pleasure, with its convenient location in the heart of Alexandria. Wired internet is available in rooms at an added fee.
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