Windsor Palace Hotel is one of several located along the coast where the strong winds make me want to be away from the winds. Inside lobby is quite decorative, we were greeted with Hibiscus cold refreshing welcome drinks. Old cage, double glass door elevators look quaint but soon proved to be more trouble holding open two swinging doors while entering or exiting, especially with luggage fighting with its doors. The complimentary wifi failed to connect on their primary strongest signal, but was able to connect on a weaker, secondary signal. The light in the bathroom appeared very dim when first turned on but does get slightly brighter over time. The shower water pressure was anemic, barely functional. Mini-fridge and air conditioner in room worked adequately.
We felt somewhat uncomfortable seeing a stranger staring at us when we arrived on our floor one time, not knowing if they were staff security.
The buffet breakfast on the rooftop with a view was nice, rather windy outside, so most chose to stay inside.
Checkout is 12 noon, we asked for a 1500 hours late check out with the manager and was permitted so we could have a chance to visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina, ride their streetcar tram, return to shower, then catch taxi for EGP 10 to a train station back to Cairo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to the early 20th century, this historic 4-star hotel is situated directly on Alexandria’s waterfront. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace with panoramic Corniche views.The elegant rooms of Windsor Palace Hotel offer hand-decorated high ceilings. Each has a balcony, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Individually controlled air conditioning is standard in all rooms.Light snacks and refreshments can be enjoyed in the open-air Prince Charles Café with sea views. Decorated with antiques and frescos, the Queen Elizabeth Hall offers fine dining and wine.Guests will be ideally situated in the social and cultural hub of the city. There are several street cafés, shopping boutiques, and seaside promenades nearby. Alexandria Library is 1.5 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windsor Palace Alexandria