I stayed at the Helnan Palestine hotel for 5 nights after a trip to Lebanon. This hotel made my stay in Alexandria extra special.
It's situated in an exclusive oasis overlooking the Mediterranean and is only a 5 minute cab drive from downtown. The hotel's area used to be a private hunting lodge for Egypt's ex-kings and queens. The hotel has its own private beach on the Mediterranean with a variety of water sports . The rooms are spacious, decorated in pastel colors which added a cheerfulness to them.
The lobby is big and the staff throughout my stay were extra-helpful. The restaurant serves excellent buffet style breakfast and at lunch I had what has to be the best grilled prawns I have ever tasted, spicy and juicy,delicious.
The hotel is frequented by many well to do European tourists and Gulf Arabs and has a old-world quality that reminded of the Mena House Oberoi in Cairo.
Alexandria can be a very noisy, congested, chaotic city and relaxing at the Palestine's private beach after a day of sightseeing and business was a very welcome experience.
I highly recommend this hotel which was actually built in the 1960's to host an Arab summit but has recently been renovated.More
- Free Wifi