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Sofitel Cecil Alexandria

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Saad Zagloul Square, Alexandria 1726, Egypt
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Ranked #9 of 37 hotels in Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in June. The sea views are just lovely but it is way too noisy to leave the doors open to enjoy it. Patricia booked us in and showed us to our room, such a friendly and helpful young lady. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Location is great, plenty of restaurants and shops around and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The service hotel perfect. Certainly not the luxury of as in Europe, but great experience. Prices are ridiculously low when you compare them with Europe. The service perfect. Meals are great. All in all from me have a very positive. The hotel has a perfect view on the see. Not far a way from the famous alexandria library by walk.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Whilst a historic building, this hotel is a relic and certainly does not meet usual sofitel standards. If you do book then just don't expect a luxury experience and you won't be disappointed. Location is good but noisy.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed here for the literary connections, and the sense that we would be looked after, and wasn't disappointed. It's completely charming in its architecture, perfectly located, and my room looked out on the ancient harbour. The butler came to our room to introduce himself and was a wonder all weekend, having dessert delivered to the bar, and providing unobtrusive... More

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Cairo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this review now while I am wide awake at 3 am in the morning because of the noise ( drums /base) vibrating in my room from the hotel disco . My room is on the 1st flor number 110 . Unbelievable street noise as well as the base sound from night club . I just informed the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stayed there for 2 nights on business this week and stayed in a very nice room overlooking the sea. The hotel is old and could do with some more work to be upgrade it, but it is still very nice and cozy. The room I stayed in was very nice, spacious and with a great view of the Mediterranean. The... More

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New Delhi, India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you want to go back in time by a century or so, Cecil is your hotel. Historic, full to Victorian age touches that add to the atmosphere, host to many a legendary name in its time, featured in literature and cinema, overlooking the Mediterranean, this is a hotel for the romantic at heart. Also, this is the heart of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is the worlds worst hotel. Blaring music with drums and microphones until after 5:30 am. It is an old hotel so the music and drums vibrate through the walls. I had to speak with the management, who did the 'it is out of our hands speech' and it was thumping until the dawn.This is not a hotel for families,... More

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Nabil_Kahil, Manager at Sofitel Cecil Alexandria, responded to this review

Dear Madam , Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Alexandria Cecil. I am sorry that your accommodation did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us.... More

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel has a wonderful location and full of history, however I was shocked to notice that L'OCCITANE products in room expired since Sep, 2012 (Hotel manager notified throgh the hotel suggestion card along with the products). another point: on the 4th floor some of the tiles is broken

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Surrey Jock
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Last minute decision to stay in Alexandria and booked via Internet at midnight the day prior to my arrival. Arrived at 1pm and was checked in straight away despite the hotel policy of no earlier than 1500. Reception staff were efficient and polite, they advised that I had been selected to be the 'Guest of the Day' and would have... More

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Nabil_Kahil, Manager at Sofitel Cecil Alexandria, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for staying at Sofitel Alexandria Cecil on your recent visit to Alexandria, and for taking time to write your review on trip advisor, I’m sure fellow travelers will find your tips and pointers very useful whilst planning their trip. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you... More

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Additional Information about Sofitel Cecil Alexandria

Address: 16 Saad Zagloul Square, Alexandria 1726, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Alexandria Governorate > Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Cecil Alexandria 4*
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Cecil Alexandria Hotel Alexandria
Accor Cecil Alexandria
Sofitel Alexandria
Alexandria Sofitel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Alexandria #8 Business Hotel in Alexandria #8 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sofitel 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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