Steigenberger Cecil Alexandria

ex. Sofitel Alexandria

16 Saad Zaghloul Square, Alexandria, Egypt, 1726show map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in Egypt

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Overview

Offering 85 rooms, the exclusive Steigenberger Cecil features a hairdresser and live performances available on site. This property mixes royal-style architecture with up-to-date facilities from 1929. You can make use of laundry service, dry cleaning and tour/ticket assistance on the premises of the hotel.

City Center Alexandria is 4.8 km from this hotel, while Antoniades Garden is 1.9 km away. It is located approximately 5 km from the center of Alexandria.

A zoo and cafés are within walking distance.

Raml train station is 200 meters from the property.

Rooms

All rooms of the venue boast a laptop-size safe, TV set with satellite channels and a sofa set. It features non-smoking units offering views of the sea. The rooms combine a perfect atmosphere with antique furnishings.

Eat & Drink

It serves a buffet breakfast every morning. Fusion dishes are offered in the sophisticated on-site restaurant. A snack bar features live music and a terrace along with tea, refreshments and coffee. La Veranda is set 200 meters from the hotel.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Car rental services are also available.

Relax

Cots and babysitting are provided on site. Steigenberger Cecil also has a night club and a rooftop terrace.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   85.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach access
  • Night club

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Italian Consulate in AlexandriaItalian Consulate in Alexandria700 ft
Raml StationRaml Station700 ft
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DelicesDelices500 ft46 Saad Zhaghloul Street
La VerandaLa Veranda600 ft46 Saad Zaghloul
Brazilian CoffeeBrazilian Coffee600 ft44 Saad Zaghloul St.
AhmedAhmed700 ftelsaa
AtheneosAtheneos700 ft21 Saad Zaglool square-in front of Raml station
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Alexandria ZooAlexandria Zoo2.7 mi
Alexandria UniversityAlexandria University4300 ft
Misr StationMisr Station3700 ft
Sidi Gaber Railway StationSidi Gaber Railway Station2.8 mi
Sidi Gaber Railway StationSidi Gaber Railway Station2.8 mi
Alexandria StadiumAlexandria Stadium4600 ft
Alexandria Sporting ClubAlexandria Sporting Club2.2 mi
Smouha Sporting ClubSmouha Sporting Club3.0 mi
Graeco-Roman Museum of AlexandriaGraeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria1.2 mi
Catacombs of Kom el ShoqafaCatacombs of Kom el Shoqafa1.6 miCarmous
Stanley BridgeStanley Bridge3.9 mi AlexandriaEgypt
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Getting around
Airports
El Nohza (ALY)3.2 mi
Borg El Arab (HBE)22.9 mi
Train
Raml Station1000 ft
Misr Station4000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  29  reviews

Rating by category:

6.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Handy location good for evening strolls along the corniche in the evening

    The hotel retains the credit card receipt with the guests full credit card number on it contrary to international practise where the hotel copy has not got the guess full credit card number on it, just the last few digits and the gust copy has the full number on it .This is essential for guest security as any hotel employee could access that receipt and defrauid the guest.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    On the website of Booked.net they mention that they have a gym and a sauna. Unfortunately I discovered that this hotel didn't had a gym and sauna!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    -building -location -history

    it did not have own beech

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Reception staffs are friendly and cooperative.

    1. The room’s furniture is old fragile. 2. The air conditioning system is old and outdated therefore the room is always humid. Being a 4 stars hotel does not mean not using a new convenient air-conditioning system. 3. The TV is old and small and most channels are not clear. The remote control is broken and not working. 4. The bathroom is quite old and flimsy. 5. The type of food offered by the room service is too lousy. 6. Elevators are quite old and slow. 7. Too noisy at night because of the nightclub. 8. The hotel is located in a very crowded area. 9. Staffs that are around the exit gate are too annoying in asking for tips without performing any services and in front of their supervisor who is not taking any action against them. 10. The amount paid is by far less than hotel’s level. 11. Definitely I will not ever stay again in this hotel and I don’t recommend anyone to stay in it

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location is right in the old city centre. You will find famous and delicious icecream shop, passtries shops just round the corner of the hotel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location wise, City centre, so practical.

    The TV in the standard room, is considered small comparing with the room size.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the sea view is perfect

    reservation and booking procedures are long and time consuming

  • 9.2
    Superb

    the room was very good and the bathroom

    The check in muss be earlier. The check in was 3 o'clock I think 1 o'clock.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    When I made my reservation through Booked.net I selected Superior Room, But when I reached the Hotel I found that the reservation from Sofitel Reservation Office was for a Standard room.It took me more than 40 minutes to convince the front office manager that he has to respect the details of the reservation done through Booked.net - and any discrepancies should be dealt internally in Sofitel Co. What was strange is that the receptionist was selling the Superior rooms breakfast included for the same rate I booked but without breakfast. Only when I threatened that I will book again a Superior room direct from the Hotel and pay for it but will complain to Booking and to Sofitel to collect the value of my advance payment because I know my rights as a retired hotelier - then they made an upgrade for my reservation for a superior room . Please inform Sofitel Central Reservation office that they should respect the details of Booking reservations.I Personally fully trust Booking as I had no problem whatsoever for more than five years. Thank you

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent hotel ideally situated in the center of Alexandria with a magnificent view. Staff is extremely professional and friendly in the best Egyptian tradition.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good central location and cordial staff.

    Rooms are not large enough and the suites need a decorative touch

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very friendly yet discreet staff - great location - beautiful hotel with fabulous elevator - beautiful rooms with wonderful view on the sea - very comfortable beds - very clean room and bathroom- great breakfast room service. Definitely recommnend it!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room is spacious, clean and quiet. The room service were very cooperative and quick.

    The view from the room was not beautiful. It was a side room looking on neighbourhood. I had to keep the windows and shutters closed all the time. Breakfast was not included which was not consistent with the price.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    the location is perfect

    part of the staff were nice and the other part were so nosy looking each time i come and go and made me so uncomfortable. The hotel is so old and has to be renovated. Definitely not value for money at all.

  • 6.4
    Good

    The location is in heart of old Alex. Walking distance to so many window shopping, restaurants, cafes as well the beach. The hotel is about 100 years old and yet kept in a good condition.

    The rate in Booked.net was much higher than the walk in rates. This why I had to move to a close by hotel "with English place name". Where I discovered it fancier than this and half price and with breakfast and free wifi connection in the rooms. The room service staff were annoying

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in Egypt

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
El Nohza (ALY)3.2 mi
Borg El Arab (HBE)22.9 mi
Train
Raml Station1000 ft
Misr Station4000 ft
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