The Salamlek Palace and Hotel of the Montazah Complex in Alexandria

Salamlek Hotel, ©lyng883/Flickr

Salamlek Hotel, ©lyng883/Flickr

The Salamlek Palace and Hotel is part of the famous Montazah Complex in Alexandria, the former summe residence of Viceroy Abbas Helmy II. In the area of the complex you can enjoy different beaches, different hotels and restarants and also some beautiful gardens where you can have a relaxing time. It is the perfect place for thos who like watersports or just staying and sunbathing on the beach and for those who appreciate old architectural masterpieces.

Today we are going to present you the Salamlek Palace and Hotel including the construction, a short history and the architecture of the building.

The Salamek Hotel

The Salamlek Hotel offers you a unique and luxurious experience as it was the residence of the royal family. The palace was used as a hunting lodge by Helmy and his girlfriend, later becoming his wife. The name of the palace symbolises the use of the building, it was a place, where men meet. When King Farouk owned the building he used it as an office and meeting hall.

Evening view of the El Salamlek Palace Hotel, ©Dan Lundberg/Flickr

Evening view of the El Salamlek Palace Hotel, ©Dan Lundberg/Flickr

The exterior of the palace

The Salamlek Palace and Hotel was built according to the plans of the famous architect Dmitri Fabersious, being richly decorated. As a very interesting fact, the palace had an artificial forest, which was the main area of the hunting activities. It was filled with animals that the Khedive could hunt with his friends.

Salamlek Hotel, ©lyng883/Flickr

Salamlek Hotel, ©lyng883/Flickr

The palace is also surrounded by a garden that has some interesting accessories: Italian canons. These stay here since the time of King Ahmen Fouad and had obviously a military purpose, to defend the palace from enemies that can approach the land from the sea.

During the years of the First World War the Palace was a military hospital, then, after the revolution, it became a hotel that functioned in the ownership of two companies, the second one, the San Giovanni Company transforming it into the luxurious hotel that you can see today.

El Salamlek Palace, ©dlisbona/Flickr

El Salamlek Palace, ©dlisbona/Flickr

The interior of the palace

The Salamlek Hotel in Alexandria is a breathtaking building. The first ting that you see when you enter the hotel is a royal salon with beautiful furniture and many photographs. It is not easy to find the best suite for yourslef, because the palace has different suites. We mention only a few of them so you can make an idea of this luxurious hotel. The most beautiful one is the Crystal suite with blue glass and crystal. This was the queen royal suite. An other luxurious way to spend your days in the Salamlek Hotel is to choose the “Mawlana Al Moheeb” suit with five large rooms and a garden view, or the “Sahebat Al Essma” or the “Afandina” suits with 3 rooms and a large balcony, or manybe it is enaugh for you the “Dawlat Al Re’ees” suite with two rooms and a large balcony.

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