Serving visitors to Egypt since 1902, the site of the hotel was once home to Cleopatra's Needle, ancient obelisks that now stand in London and New York City. The hotel is one of the oldest in Alexandria, still a wonderful example of 18th century architecture. The hotel is just one kilometer from the city center and within walking distance of the nearest Metro station. It offers easy access to the beach and the nightlife of Alexandria. The on-site Ambassadeurs Hall is one of the city's finest restaurants and French cuisine is served at Versailles Hall. History buffs will love this hotel, a testament to the rich history of this Egyptian city.