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Alexandria is one of the few Egyptian cities where hotel rates stay the same year-round.

New Capri Hotel (@ /fax 480 9703, (D 480 9310; 8th fl, 23 Sharia el-Mina el-Sharkia; s/d E£39/56) Dilapidated but vaguely charming, New Capri Hotel has a harbour-view breakfast room.

Union Hotel (lg 480 7312; fax 480 7350; 5th fl, 164 Corniche; s/d E£52/70, with air-con E£171/196; (g)) With clean and comfortable rooms, some with harbour views, this is the best budget option. Breakfast is E£8 extra.

Crillon Hotel (lg 480 0330; 3rd fl, 5 Sharia Adib Ishaq; s/d with private bathroom or view E£60/90) This old-fashioned establishment has polished floors and French windows. Many rooms have harbour views.

Windsor Palace Hotel (igl 480 8700; www.paradise innegypt.com; 17 Al-Shohada St; s US$100-135, d US$120-155; (S) (fl)) This elegant period-piece of a hotel, with antique lift and mirrored lounge, has stately rooms with harbour views.

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Le Metropole Hotel ( g 484 0910; resametiaparadise inegypt.com; 52 Sharia Saad Zaghloul; s USS100-135, d US$120-155; (Hi Hi ) Another four-star hotel, with high ceilings and ornate cornices that hint at Alexandria's 19th-century heyday.

Cecil Hotel (§§487 7173; [email protected] .com; 16 Midan Saad Zaghloul; s/d/ste from JSS144/170/291; l^l Ü5 (D ) The Cecil is a veritable institution in Alexandria. Now run by the Sofitel chain, its progression of famous guests, in-house entertainment and elegant interior make it worth a visit if not an overnight.

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