|Description||This Sofitel Alexandria Cecil is a six storey Art Deco hotel built in 1929 and set overlooking the yachting harbour in Alexandria's business district, two kilometres from the Roman heritage sites. The 86 traditionally furnished guestrooms are characterised by high ceilings and chandeliers with rich burgundy and gold fabrics and dark wood furnishings. Modern amenities include satellite television, direct dial phones, dial up Internet connections and minibars. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, telephones, robes and makeup mirrors. |
After breakfast, health conscious guests can work out in the fitness room and afterwards unwind with a sauna or massage. The French style café is open around the clock, and during fine weather guests can enjoy drinks and on the flower decked terrace, which offers views over the harbour. Monty's Bar offers cocktails and live music, and is named after Field Marshal Montgomery, who stayed at the hotel during World War II. Night owls can enjoy a candlelit dinner followed by a live show and dance until the early hours of the morning in the hotel's Oriental themed nightclub. The hotel also houses an a la carte French restaurant and a gift shop, and complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby. Business guests can enjoy access to three meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 100 people, and a range of office services are available on site. Other amenities include laundry facilities, around the clock room service and a safe deposit box. The area around the hotel is home to many of the city's attractions, with the entertainment and theatre district, the Greco Roman Museum and the Roman Theatre within two kilometres. Those with families can spend a day in the company of bears, wolves and snakes at the 33 acre zoological park, five kilometres away. Alexandria El Nozha Airport is eight kilometres away, with an approximate driving time of 25 minutes.