Where Arab Kings and Heads of States Rest
Sitting imposingly at the edge of Egypt’s historical gardens, the towering marvel of architecture has over 200 rooms – including lavish suites and a penthouse, all balconied, with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea
When you arrive at the Helnan Palestine Hotel in Alexandria, which lies along the Mediterranean coast, they quietly let you know that the hotel was built to accomodate a kings and presidents.
It is only after you go through the stainless glass doors and into the lobby, a grandiose image of stylish furniture standing on polished marble floors and all things shiny, that it slowly begins to come to you that the towering marvel of architecture was built not with the image of ordinary folk in mind.
It sits imposingly – arrogantly, at the edge of a historical piece of lushness that are the gardens of Montaza Royal Palace, where once the late King Farouk’s summer palace is said to have stood.
It has over 200 rooms – including lavish suites and a penthouse, all balconied, with a killing view of the Mediterranean Sea and the royal gardens and they all have direct international telephone lines.