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“Batimat trade fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of El Aurassi Hotel

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El Aurassi Hotel
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Algiers
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
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“Batimat trade fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2009

It was nice hotel, clean with a very nice view on the sea and other view on the mountains, however security is an issue there.

Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2009

Excellant 5 star hotel of Algiers, best location in algiers for a hotel , situated in the centre in the business part of city , has an excellant view of Algiers, excellant services ,stylish rooms , big swimming pool, well english speaking stuff.

Stayed June 2006, traveled solo
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

We spent 5 days there and I can fairly value it as an average hotel. The location and the view from the hotel are great, the security is on a high level (important for Algeria) but:
- Needs a renovation
- The staff tries to ripe you on every occasion
- NEVER order from room service. Charge EUR 11.00 only for the waiter and you find out on check out :)
- Only few people speak English (normal for this country).

I wouldn't complain but for EUR 150.00 per night more is expected.

However, I had a great time in Algeria and the hotel didn't matter much

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2009

Although this hotel is located in a nice part of the city and the view from my room balcony was incredible, there was nothing else positive about this hotel. The room seemed to not have been updated since the hotel was built. The furniture looked like it was 30-40 years old and was mostly in terrible condition. The sofas were so torn and dirty that they would not have fetched 10 euros at a yard sale. The sliding glass door to the balcony, as well as the closet doors did not function properly. The entire hotel looked old, smelled musty, and desperately needed renovation. To make things worse, I was informed at check-in that breakfast was included with my stay. However, come to find out at checkout, it wasn't and I had to pay 1,500 dinars per breakfast (about 16 euros). They wouldn't budge, even though I had been promised it was included initially. The breakfast food was terrible. They offered an assortment of stale breads and watered-down juices, among a few small other things. This hotel is extremely over priced but does not offer any sort of quality in line with its high room fees.

  • Stayed March 2009
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2007

An old and very worn establishment, where very few things still work, needs serious refurbishment and attention to service.
They made me sign a credit card slip for 500 Euro before giving me my room key, when I was only staying three nights (total cost 330 Euros); the beautiful hotel pool is only open 10 am to 6 pm, my bathtub was blocked, and I had no chair on the balcony.

The staff, with rare exceptions, seem to think they are making you a favour when they attend to your requests. Expensive for the quality, but maybe this is common in Algeria, where there are practically no tourists and people only come for business trips.

  • Liked — view
  • Disliked — lmaintenance
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2006

Fantastic location in town, ideal for business, the most beautifull view over the algiers bay (day and night) ,nice swimming pool with plenty of sunterrace, the BBQ by the pool was open everyday untill 12 p.m and is quick and fresh, tennis courts, friendly staff and helpfull, only drawback but being sorted at the moment or very shortly I was told : The rooms are in need of big refurbishement NOWWWW!!! and need to improve breakfast buffet
Other than that I was very pleased with my stay at el Aurassi, will go back again

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
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London uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2005

i stayed at the Aurassi hotel twice last year summer 2004, the hotel hasnt changed in 40 years since its been built, its been of course refurbished many times since then, yet the feeling of a colonial algiers is still there, the restaurants are known to be some of the best in town, french cuisine of course, but also algeiran cuisine, and fine oriental delis as well, along with excellent algerian wine.

the rooms are definitelly bigger than the one in the sheraton towers in club des pins, or the hilton, and offers a much better views of the town, sea, and old casbah. compare to the hilton where the area around in quit poor.

mind you nothing compares to the views of the beautifull blue med at the sheraton beach hotel.

the aurassi has been home of many journalists especially around election time, or back when the civil war in 1990s, now the country is MUCH safer then ever before, it feels no different then being in Marseille in france, or southern italy, people are extremelly nice and welcoming, i been in fact invited to a wedding party at one of the hotel's banquet area, and had a great time, i didnt even know the people! how fun is that!

all in all, the el aurassi might be less luxurious then the hilton or the sheraton, but the hotel along with the St George (el-jazair)gives you that real feeling of being in the old french colony.

would definitelly stay again.

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Property: El Aurassi Hotel
Address: 2, Boulevard Frantz Fanon, Les Tagarins, Algiers 16000, Algeria
Location: Algeria > Algiers Province > Algiers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Algiers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — El Aurassi Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 453
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Business Urban Hotel,located in the center of Algiers,20 km from the airport.453 rooms:414 rooms/ 39 suites. 4 restaurants :Self /continental / Italian / Traditionnal . Piano bar ans a coffee shop. Fitness center :gym,sauna,hammam,squash,swimming pool,tennis court. Meeting rooms and conférence rooms. Free parking. ... more   less 
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