|Description||The Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza is a smart palm tree lined hotel, set adjacent to a shopping and entertainment complex in the downtown district of Smouha, seven kilometres from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The 314 guestrooms and suites all overlook the plaza and include cable television, dial up Internet connections, direct dial phones, tea and coffee making facilities and safes.|
The hotel's main dining room serves buffet breakfasts, a la carte lunches and special themed dinners, while the Abu Ali cafés offer milkshakes, yoghurt drinks and savoury and sweet crepes, and large screen TVs showing sporting events and music channels. Fitness enthusiasts can work up a sweat on cardiovascular and weight machines in the gym, and then unwind in the sauna or jetted tub, indulge in a massage, or enjoy a dip in the heated pool. Guests visiting on business can stay connected via fax and Internet, and the hotel boasts six meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate corporate events or social functions of up to 2,000 people. Practical onsite amenities include round the clock room service, dry cleaning and laundry facilities, and a convenience store. Staff at the tour desk can arrange sightseeing excursions in the area. The library at Alexandria was reputed to house the accumulated knowledge of the ancient world until its destruction in the fourth century AD. Today, its modern counterpart, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, seven kilometres from the hotel, contains millions of books and features three museums, a cinema, a planetarium and six art galleries. El Nohza International Airport is five kilometres away, with an approximate driving time of ten minutes.