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There are many different accommodation locations available in Alexandria:

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Le Metropole Hotel

In 1902 Hotel Metropole opened their doors for first time. Recently it was restored to its former glory and this masterpiece by Italian & Greek architects makes it one of the best Heritage hotels in Egypt. The old harbour of Alexandria is near to Metropole, same as The Greek Roman Museum, Kayed Bey Citadel and Bibliotheca Alexandria.

The reception area leads you into a hotel where many world figures and leading celebrities have stayed here, so you join a good company and history. Even the beautiful and original elevator is here; ready to take you up to your room or suite in style. Les Ambassadeurs restaurant serve all day French and Middle Eastern cuisine and the business centre give your business trip the needed support. The Versailles Hall can serve 400 persons for cocktail and 220 persons for a dinner reception. Conferences in theatre style can host up to 250 persons, while the lounge is a place one truly can relax.


The Le Metropole Hotel Alexandria is located centrally and connected to all the parts of the city. The hotel is located close to the business centers and the attractions of the city. The nearby attractions include the beach and the nightlife district of Alexandria.

Room Facilities

The rooms of the Le Metropole Hotel Alexandria are cozy and well appointed. The hotel rooms keep in mind the needs of the travelers to make their vacation memorable. There are 65 rooms in the hotel and are elegantly furnished. The room facilities include room service, air conditioner, hair dryer, satellite TV, IDD telephone, and mini bar.

Hotel Amenities and Services

The Le Metropole Hotel Alexandria caters to the needs of both the business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers warm services to make the stay of the guests comfortable. The hotel amenities and services at Le Metropole include laundry, parking, banquet facility, restaurant, and reception.


Overlooking the Mediterranean sea and only minutes walk from the center of Alexandria, Greco Roman museum, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. There are 63 rooms (including 6 suites).

Distance from Airport

  • 10-minute drive from Alexandria International Airport.
  • 45-minute drive from Borg el Arab Airport.
  • Airport pickup and drop-off arranged on request


All rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, direct-dial telephone, internet connection (note: the internet connection consists solely of dial-up through the phone line, available at 1$US every 3 minutes), remote control color cable-television, and radio.
One bedroom and one living room with connected door, private balcony offering a sea view, and a mini-fridge. There are the same amenities as standard rooms.

Nearby Facilities

  • Sport Club: tennis, golf, swimming pool, gym, horseback riding.
  • Yacht Club: sailing, fishing
  • Cinemas


  • First class French restaurant and French pastry shop
  • Catering
  • Coffee Shop
  • Bar
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning service
  • Valet service.
  • 24-hour Business services
    • Fax, photocopying, postage, delivery, e-mail access
    • Complimentary newspaper
    • Currency exchange
    • Conference room.

Collège Saint Marc Dormitories

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The Main Entrance of the School with its famous dome

Collège Saint Marc, Alexandria is a French Catholic school in Alexandria, Egypt. It was founded in 1928 by the Brothers of Christian Schools (Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes). It was inaugurated in the attendance of King Fouad I King of Egypt and Sudan on October 6th, 1928. It is located in the district El-Shatby near downtown in Alexandria.

Collège Saint Marc is a private educational institution with French as its main teaching language.

The pictures below show the dorms at Collège Saint Marc. Please note that while the rooms are close the sea and will be convenient to accommodate specially at night, it's not air-conditioned.