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Four Seasons Alexandria
Why we like it
- Located on the Corniche and within the Grand Plaza shopping and residential district, downtown Alexandria is a mere 30-minutes drive
- All rooms and suites have private balconies, we particularly like the Sea View rooms
- Restaurants and bars offer fine cuisine from southern Italy, Greece, Lebanon, the Orient and the Mediterranean
- The European Spa has 14 treatment rooms, including a couple's suite and offers comprehensive wellness treatments
- A Kids' Club for 5-12 year olds is open every day from 10am to 7pm
- An infinity pool set in lush landscaped gardens with spectacular ocean views is adjacent to the children's pool
Enjoy a cocktail at Bleu the seasonal outdoor lounge with spectacular views of the Mediterranean whilst watching the sun go down.
What made the experience so positive was the absolutely top notch quality of the staff and facilities provided by A&K, right the way through from the day we started planning the holiday to the day we returned to the UK. I must thank you for all your hard work in putting together such a great itinerary.
- HW, Gloucestershire
The first 5-star hotel in Alexandria, it is the perfect base from which to explore the historic city's unique sights, sounds and experiences - from catacombs, forts and palaces to art galleries and, of course, Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations
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