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Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel
Ranked #13 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
Reviewed June 20, 2008

Lovely old hotel in great location. I walked from the train station - it was a bit of a hike and they were tearing up the streets but it wasn't too bad with a backpack. They were very friendly when I arrived and had room even though I didn't have a reservation (thanks to my dodgy travel agent). Nice but not total luxury, which is fine.

I loved throwing open the wooden shutters on my 10 foot high french windows to look out over the sparkling blue Mediterranean - fantastic. I Felt a little like Audrey Hepburn in Charade, surrounded by all that fake gold gilding. I don't recall a table and chair by the window, which was a shame (which the Cecil had). The credit card machine worked only sporadically which was a bit of a worry, but seemed to be par for the course in Egypt generally. The internet at the hotel is a rip off - don't use it, go to the internet cafe a block away instead.

They have an absolutely brilliant guest services rep - Fayrouz. She made my stay because I was a bit bedraggled and exhausted by Egypt by then and she kind of held my hand through my stay. Alexandria is less conservative than the rest of Egypt which was a big relief too.

Overall, I stayed both here and at the Cecil, and would probably choose this place even though it's definitely less polished because it's stuck with its history, it appears to be owned by Egyptians, it has more character, Fayrouz is a life saver, you can afford a sea view and the windows are charming.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

We loved our stay at the Metropole. It was very centrally located, within walking distance of many places. The staff was very very helpful. We had an incident with a cab driver and they were great about helping us resolve it. The rooms are nice, but a bit dated and the attempt at making this some grand European estate fell a little short. The antique style elevator was very cute and the bed was comfortable. The rooms had all the amenities needed, it was clean and spacious. We did not have a room with a view of the ocean, so we kept the windows closed the whole time because the noise of honking cars can get excessive. If you book this, please ask for the higher floors to get away from the traffic noises. Alexandria is a wonderful place to visit, but very crowded. A great thumbs up to this place.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2007

The Metropole Hotel has a central location in Alexandria main square. The staff was really nice. We just stayed for one night (not even that) on our way from Cairo to Frankfurt. They even prepared for us a box with breakfast at 1 a.m. !! The hotel is kept in a every "Agatha Christie style"...The only thing is that they don t have a pool although the beach is just around (I wouldn t take a swim...)

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2007

the best hotel ever any one can stay in. the rooms are majestic the food is gorgeous and the staff is friendly and acts like one big family.

  • Stayed: July 2004
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Reviewed May 31, 2006

Popping to Alexandria for the weekend, there were a few hotels to choose from. In the end Le Metropole was decided upon. The reviews in the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide seemed to suggest that it was a nice hotel.

The hotel is a great building. When you arrive you think you are about to step into a Parisien hotel, the architecture is very French in style.

The staff are very friendly, helpful and curteous and make you feel most welcome. Having done the checking in thing the next part was to head to the room, which was via the most fabulous old lift with metal gates and wooden doors to shut before the life will go anywhere. This added to the old colonial style that can be seen all over the hotel and Alexandria.

The rooms are nicely appointed. We had a twin room and the beds were pushed to gether to make a double. The ceiling are tremendously high giving a real sense of space and the bathroom was bright and clean. The room was at the back of the hotel but the front views look over the 20km cornich to the harbour, which is great.

Breakfast was included and this was a good and varied buffet.

All in all a really nice hotel with a gentle pace to life in a city with a lot of hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range: $66 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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