Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano

A seafront Alexandrian retreat

Based within one of the city’s most modern architectural landmarks, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano is an icon in its own right. Occupying the former site of the popular San Stefano Hotel & Casino, the local favorite offers a delightful home away from home for residents and a relaxing holiday retreat for visitors. Celebrities and other Egyptian personalities are regularly spotted at the property, most notably Liverpool FC forward Mo Salah.

Somewhat split in two, the luxury resort features both an urban hotel, located in the main building, and seafront suites, added in 2019 and placed across the corniche right on the beach.

The property’s bright and fresh color palette of soft pinks, greens, blues and yellows, fused with classical design evokes a vintage summery feel befitting Alexandria’s year-round sunshine.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Despite being in the middle of Egypt’s second-largest city, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano provides a laidback sanctuary that feels miles away from the buzz of the metropolis.
  • The hotel is part of the San Stefano Grand Plaza complex, designed by the same architects behind Toronto’s CN Tower. It features a shopping mall that can be accessed directly from within the property.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria’s contemporary European spa carries a variety of services in an intimate, candlelit setting. Indulge in a regal service like the 1,001 Nights Sensation (a 140-minute peel, bath and massage) and the Mediterranean Breeze Treatment (a sea-salt scrub and body wrapped followed by a massage).
  • Three picturesque swimming pools are worth diving into: the main circular infinity pool on the fourth-floor terrace overlooks the Corniche, the indoor heated infinity pool sits on the fifth floor, while the beach seawater infinity pool has a swim-up bar.
  • The hotel adds 10 distinct restaurants and lounges to Alexandria’s culinary scene, serving an impressive selection of local and international specialities against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

Things to Know

  • The family-friendly hotel has a supervised children’s program available at Alex the Crab Kids’ Club.
  • In winter, indulge in a hearty breakfast buffet or a Friday family brunch experience at Kala restaurant. During summer, enjoy a seaside buffet breakfast experience by the Mediterranean at the Beach restaurant.
  • The sea-view villas with private pools and suites are reachable via a separate entrance to the main hotel — essential if arriving in a cab with luggage. Those staying on the beach can easily reach the main building via a private underground tunnel.
  • Want to spend your vacation with sand between your toes? Then avoid the chilly winter months. Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria’s private beach is closed between November and April.

The Rooms

  • The 118 rooms in the main hotel allow you to choose how you’d like to soak up the sun. Book a Pool Terrace Room for direct access to the outdoor swimming pool, or opt for a Sea-View Room for unrivaled vistas of the Mediterranean.
  • From May to November, bask in a seasonal resort-style experience on the hotel's private beach, which includes 30 unique beach suites, 21 sea-view villas with private pools. Individual pools, gardens and endless sea views are just some of the elements that make the new accommodations some of the most exciting in the city.

  • Imagined by French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, accommodations are spacious, allowing in ample natural light. Balconies are a standard feature in all rooms.
  • Each room’s grand Roman-style marble bathroom boasts a rain shower and deep-soaking bathtub.

The Restaurants

  • The cute and colorful Fresca Bistro and Lounge delivers a warm, inviting atmosphere, a fresh menu of delicious breakfast items, a live pizzaiolo counter and iconic Mediterranean dishes.
  • Savor authentic Southern Italian comfort food like rigatoni ai frutti di mare, or Mediterranean seafood pasta, at the intimate Stefano’s Restaurant.
  • Indulge in an authentic Levant fine-dining experience at Byblos, with Mediterranean mezze and Lebanese and Syrian mains taking centerstage. Dishes worth sampling include maklubah (layers of fried eggplant with a choice of lamb, beef or chicken, and finished with rice and yogurt sauce); samak tajin (roasted salmon with garlic, yogurt and tahini), and umm ali (a traditional dessert made of flaky pastry soaked in milk with nuts, raisins and coconut).
  • The hotel’s signature restaurant Kala hosts daily buffet breakfast along with a special Friday brunch. Local staples include falafel, freshly baked bread and foul, a stew made from mashed broad beans that is commonly served with cumin and olive oil
  • Open only during summer, seafront Beach Restaurant and Lounge is an ideal casual setting to experience unique Alexandria seafood and international delicacies in an open-air seaside setting.

24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
El-Gaish Road, San Stifano First Al Raml Alexandria Governorate, 21599 Egypt
HBE (45 min-1 hr 10 min)  
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