Where to stay around Alexandria?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21 holiday lettings near Alexandria. From 11 apartments to 5 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alexandria for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alexandria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alexandria. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alexandria National Museum: 20 holiday lettings
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: 20 holiday lettings
  • Stanly Bridge: 18 holiday lettings
  • Green Plaza Mall: 19 holiday lettings
  • Alexandria University: 20 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Alexandria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 11 apartments in Alexandria. Our other popular types of Alexandria holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alexandria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Alexandria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    A holiday rental home in Alexandria is a wonderful choice for a holiday

    Alexandria has something to interest a wide variety of visitors. From the mild, dry climate to the ancient structures to the beautiful beaches and lively casinos, there is no reason to ever be bored whilst on holiday to Alexandria. A holiday rental home in Alexandria will provide you with all of the comforts of home whilst serving as home base for all of your adventures.  

    Things to do on holiday to Alexandria

    There is plenty to do whilst on holiday to Alexandria. There is a beach just 15 km from Alexandria. There visitors can swim, sun and enjoy the warm, dry climate. For an unusual adventure, consider riding on a sand buggy through the desert sand. There are dozens of casinos nearby. Those planning a day trip to Cairo should plan to stop by one or two of the casinos located in that city. Keep in mind that the age at which visitors is allowed to gamble is 21.One of the biggest events held in Alexandria each year is the Film Festival held each September. Filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world come to Alexandria for this event.

    Places to visit on holiday to Alexandria

    The Great Pyramids are about a two hour drive away.   For anyone interested in that aspect of Egyptian history, a visit to the pyramids is well worth the trip.

    Other important and nearby sites include Qaitbey Fort, built in the 1300’s and the Catacombs. Here, visitors will see 2nd century funeral artefacts and much more. This site was not discovered until 1900 and is now amongst the most visited sites in Alexandria.

    Weather in Alexandria

    Whilst the temperature is mild year round in Alexandria, there is a difference between the day temperatures and the night temperatures. Whilst the temperatures are cooler than other parts of Egypt, such as Cairo, it can still get quite warm during the summer months. The summer average temperatures during the day can reach as high as 30 degrees. During the winter, the average daytime temperature is about 20 degrees and the average night time temperature is about 10 degrees. Whilst still very dry, Alexandria does tend to get more rain than other parts of the country. On average, about 80 mm of precipitation falls each year.  

    Travel to Alexandria

    The closest airport to Alexandria is Borg El Arab (HBE), just 10 km away.   Another nearby option is El Nozha Airport (ALY). Both are just a short drive from most holiday rental homes in Alexandria. Another option is to fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI), located about 220 km from Alexandria, and then take a train or private car the rest of the way. A car will be necessary during your stay. Some holiday rental homes include a car and driver in the rental price.

    Seasonal weather in Alexandria

    If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alexandria

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alexandria is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Montazah Beach (24.5 mi / 39.4 km)
    • Lake Maryut (13 mi / 20.9 km)
    • Shallalat Gardens (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
    • Mamoura Beach (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)