We stayed at the Sheraton Montazah for a weekend at the end of November 2013. The location of the hotel is great, right on the corniche and right across Montazah Gardens which definitely are a must if you visit Alexandria. We had booked a sea view room, but on arrival, we were upgraded to a room that offered an amazing view of both the sea and the gardens, King Farouk's Palace included :). Speaking of staff, they were all amazing, going above and beyond to make you feel welcome. I have to admit I haven't seen so many smiling faces in a hotel for a while. To give you an example of how helpful they try to be, when we requested a kettle in the room, they sent one within 10 minutes followed by complimentary tea and coffee. It was a nice touch, although for a 5 star that should have been already provided! :) Also, it is easy to get a taxi from the hotel and go different places worth a visit. However, be careful what price you negotiate with the driver, as none of the taxis seem to have meters. We hired one for a trip to the Catacombs for 40 L.E. , but since the driver seemed like a very nice guy, we agreed on him to wait for us and take us further. We also visited Pompeii's Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay and stopped at Stanley Bridge. We had him for about 5 hours and paid 200 L.E. in all, tip included. If I remember well his name was Hany and he's one of the taxi drivers that often hang outside of the hotel. As other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms are not so large indeed, but do you really need a big room for a city break? Plus, it is very clean, offers a lot of facilities (several restaurants and bars, spa, fitness) and gives you one of the most competitive prices. All in all we had a great stay at the Sheraton Montazah and we'll definitely stay there again when in Alexandria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Montazah,overlooking King's Farouk Palace and gardens on one side and the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea on the other.From the moment you arrive, you will receive the warmest welcome from attentive and responsive staff whose mission is to make your stay a relaxing and unforgettable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Hotel Alexandria
- Sheraton Alexandria
- Alexandria Sheraton