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Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel
Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Alexandria
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Seattle, Washington
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“Outstanding hotel”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The hotel is simply amazing. It is one of the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The service was outstanding. I arrived early and they allowed me to check in early. The room were small but full of character just like the rest of the hotel.
The internet was a little bit slow, but not bad for Egypt. The hotel was clean and the breakfast was in this amazing room with high ceilings.

Truly an amazing hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

After two weeks and many hotels throughout Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, I was very pleasantly surprised by the fantastic Metropole in Alexandria. Situated so that it can see the glorious Alexandria harbor front, the view of the Mediterranean as you arrive is worth the price of entry alone.

And then you go inside.

You can feel the plush, rich history from every part of the hotel. From the spiraling staircase to the open-air elevator, the entire experience oozes class. The service is easily 5 stars. I've stayed at places such as the Hilton Beijing and the Waldorf in NYC, and the service here outclasses them easily. Attentive and friendly staff who take the load off your shoulders are around every corner. You will feel pampered in a way that I can only assume rich Europeans felt at the beginning of the 20th century.

The restaurant is also an incredible gem. The breakfast buffet is miles beyond what you expect, with tables of pastries, fresh fruit, juices and breads, and great Egyptian hot dishes (like fava beans).

Even if it doesn't have the '5 star amenities' that everyone never uses, personally I consider it 5 stars because of the service and decor. I highly recommend this hotel in Alexandria.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

A great location right near the corniche with views to the sea in many rooms. Excellent service and breakfast. Main lighting in room too dim, but there is a reading light (and I have the Kindle Paperwhite). A bit noisy from the street but I slept fine with earplugs (and other rooms might be quieter but without the great view).

Room Tip: Room with sea view is great but may present a noise problem for some people.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

The Metropole is the class act overlooking Saad Zaghloul on the Alexandrian waterfront. Beautiful views and high ceilings and competent hotel professionals. Great taste and devotion to a great city. Whenever I'm lucky enough to get to this city, I will always come here first.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

A fun experience to stay here and easy to recommend. On arrival we walked from the train station with a few wrong turns en route and the cold lemon drink and pastry that were offered during registration were very welcome. Our water-facing, street corner room was clean and comfortable and everything worked (plumbing, small fridge, hot water, TV, air conditioning, comfortable bed). Street noise diminished by late evening and with the doors to our small balcony closed the overnight noise level was far below that during most of our travels in Egypt.

We enjoyed dinner in the hotel and splurged on a bottle of Egyptian wine which seemed to require careful inspection by staff before a cautious uncorking by our waiter. Breakfast also was excellent -- a wide variety including made to order omlettes and fresh juices.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel is located on one of the best spots in Alex.
Unfortunately it is too noise on the seaside of the hotel due to the traffic.
The elevator is so old-fashioned and so great.
The rooms are ok if you don't count the bad a/c and some issues with the age of the stuff inside.
There is free wifi everywhere. the breakfast is solid, but probably you can miss basic things like butter, for instance.
In general the hotel needs renovation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

• Small rooms but comfortable
• Decor was fancy but a bit on the old side
• Breakfast – terrible with stale and poor variety of food.
• Staff: Helpful and accommodating
• Location central to shops, sites and eating services. Noisy location

It seemed to be much better than whatever else was on offer, and overall we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel

Property: Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel
Address: 52 Saad Zaglol Street | Raml Station, Alexandria, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Alexandria Governorate > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Alexandria
#11 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in an 18th century building with classical decorations and stunning views of the Mediterranean, Le Metropole boasts 2 French restaurants and elegantly furnished rooms with a balcony. Le Metropole's rooms are decorated with luxurious fabrics and include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV and daily newspapers. Each room has a modern bathroom. An extensive breakfast buffet is served daily in the breakfast room. For dinner, Les Ambassadeurs Restaurant serves French, seasonal cuisine. The Versailles restaurant also serves French meals, but in a Louis XIV-style setting with daily piano music. The 24-hour front desk at Le Metropole can arrange car rentals, dry cleaning services and recommend attractions and restaurants in the surroundings. Free parking is available. The hotel is situated a 2-minute walk from the El Raml Train Station and the sandy beaches. The library of Alexandria is 1.5 Km away. ... more   less 
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