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“Very good location with a good price” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Transit Alexandria
1 Gamal Al Deen Yassin St. | Raml Station, Alexandria 21564, Egypt   |  
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Cairo, Egypt
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Very good location with a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I spent there 4 nights.
Very good staff.
Great location & view.
Food is simple & good.

The furniture is not that good & when I open the balcony, I always hear a huge noise.
Water pressure is not that good.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Haderslev, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Good location in the center, good value for the money. If you like the vintage devices, you'll enjoy the elevator (we got stacked between 2 levels and then went up again). Very poor breakfast and not very helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I will be blatantly frank: I will not return to the Transit Hotel. The service is extremely slow (we waited almost for 40 minutes to be checked-in), the room and bathroom were dirty (the toilet leaked), breakfast was quite unsatisfactory (it consisted only of bread and tea) and the staff was incredibly unhelpful when it came to resolving issues with their customers (I returned later in the morning to collect something I had forgotten and it took them more than 20 minutes to tell me where it was, even though I had already called before to alert them).
It is a shame, because this hotel has potential, as it is cheap and central and rooms have access to private balconies with beautiful views of the sea and the surroundings, but I am sure that I shall never return there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This hotel could not be in a better position,it is within easy reach of almost everything you will want to see.The hotel is clean well run and is value for money.It is a little difficult to find,but with help from the hotel Cecil we found it just around the corner up on the fourth floor.There is a lift and it works most of the time,it is the oldest and most broken down one i have ever seen.All in all an excellent stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I know that this hotel has received positive reviews from other travellers, and ours may be an isolated experience, but we feel we need to share our experience at this hotel. Arrival at Transit was fairly straightforward (except for a lack of any sign indicating which floor the hotel is on - its on the fourth floor for the record), and we were quickly and cheerfully changed rooms to a double on request when initially given a twin (having booked a double). The room & bathroom was fine, well within the standard that is expected for mid-range hotels in Egypt, and had a small balcony. The TV only worked falteringly, but the wifi was adequate and reached our room fine. The staff were friendly enough at this point & helped us with directions to good restaurants etc. The room was quite noisy, but again this is usual in Egypt so no complaints there.

The problems didn't really start until the next morning. Breakfast was advertised as being from 8-10.30; we were keen for an early start to see Alexandria waking up (fish market etc) so were out of our room by 8.10. We came to the reception area to find the hotel manager fast asleep on the couch; so we tried a few subtle ways to wake him (turning lights on, ringing the bell, turning on lobby tv etc) but to no avail. By 8.20 we decided to just skip breakfast and leave - only to find the front door of the hotel locked so we couldn't!!! I eventually managed to wake him with vigorous shaking. He stumbled up and said he would go 'make our breakfast' and disappeared down the corridor. Ten minutes later he still hadn't returned, and now two other sets of guests had joined us in the lobby & were also unable to leave the hotel - including one couple who needed to check out & catch a bus. I went looking through the hotel, and in one of the rooms (which thankfully had its door open) saw him asleep again on a bed! I abruptly knocked & told him that he must get up as people needed to leave and the door was locked, he stumbled up and unlocked the front door and we eventually got our breakfast - albeit at 9am!

We spent the day out and about, and returned late in the day and paid for the room. There was a minor hassle in this as they didn't want to take US$ (having assured me on checkin that this was no problem) and offering a very poor rate of exchange (our booking stipulated US$ as the payment currency). We sorted it out OK in the end though. We also requested an early breakfast the next day as we had an early bus - we were told it was no problem (looking rather apologetic and sheepish after the mornings event) & we confirmed in a joking way that he wouldn't sleep in again. Unfortunately, he did! With no sign of him by 7.10 I again had to knock on the door of the room in which it appeared hotel management slept (he wasn't on the couch this time & again the door was locked), and was greeted angrily by a young woman who eventually woke up the manager. We should highlight that he had remembered to set an alarm - which went off while we were waiting in the lobby (unfortunately it wasn't much good there when he was asleep in a different room!). There was also a man knocking on the door of the hotel, who was unable to get in as the door was locked & the manager was asleep! Hilarious in hindsight, but also quite dangerous from a safety perspective....

In the end we were able to get our breakfast & get on the way. As you'll see from my other reviews, I don't tend to complain about small things; I just feel that it is ridiculous for guests to have to wake up the hotel staff in the morning, not only to have breakfast at a pre-arranged time, but also to simply leave the hotel!!

In summary, I'm sure there are better mid-range options in Alex, which is otherwise a great place. If you do stay here, be prepared to be the staff's alarm clock & plan to leave 30 mins before you need to!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Excellent location one street back from the sea, walking distance to cheap restaurants and main train station. Clean rooms and good beds. Slightly stinky and run down bathroom but decent hot shower. Noisy at night but normal for an egyptian city (think car horns). Very average breakfast for the price, i.e. packaged croissants and bread. Relatively helpful staff.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 13, a twin with a lovely view of the main square and sea but a bit more expensive...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed here for one night on a brief sight seeing tour of Alexandria. A great family run hotel in the centre of it all. The hotel is right near the waterfront and very close to the Cecil hotel (so a great location). A 30 minute walk to the castle at the one end and a short walk to the library at the other. Rooms were simple and clean. I would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Gamal Al Deen Yassin St. | Raml Station, Alexandria 21564, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Alexandria Governorate > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Transit Alexandria Egypt offers a comfortable stay with low price, find all the most important information and site seeing places in Alexandria, enjoy your holiday hotel with Transit.Wifi free, triple rooms, special discount for students, baby cot, two connected rooms for big family with special rates,cafeteria, lobby, breakfast corner, room service, minibar in each room, sea view rooms available by requestAbout 10 minutes walk to the Library of Alexandria, 10 minutes drive from the train station of Alexandria, surrounded by famous restaurants and cafes, just next to Hotel Cecil in Raml Station at 4th floor downtown and not far from French Consulate in Alexandria. ... more   less 
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