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A hotel in El Alamein is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in El Alamein hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in El Alamein are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some El Alamein hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most El Alamein hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in El Alamein have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

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An upscale full service hotel facility in El Alamein that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury El Alamein hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Full service El Alamein hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

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Boutique hotels of El Alamein are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. El Alamein boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in El Alamein may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of El Alamein travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most El Alamein focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized El Alamein hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded El Alamein traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service El Alamein hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in El Alamein is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, El Alamein bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical El Alamein B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in El Alamein
El Alamein hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many El Alamein hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

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Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized El Alamein hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in El Alamein lack an on-site restaurant.

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El Alamein timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in El Alamein often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of El Alamein on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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A El Alamein motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of El Alamein for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of El Alamein motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the town. For the Second World War battles, see First Battle of El Alamein and Second Battle of El Alamein.
El Alamein
El Alamein is located in Egypt
El Alamein
El Alamein
Location in North Africa
Coordinates:  / 30.833; 28.950
Country Egypt
Governorate Matrouh
• Total 7,397 (as of 2,007)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

El Alamein (Arabic: العلمين‎‎, IPA: [elʕælæˈmeːn], literally "the two flags") is a town in the northern Matrouh Governorate of Egypt. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it lies 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of Alexandria and 240 kilometres (149 mi) northwest of Cairo. As of 2007, it had a local population of 7,397 inhabitants.

El Alamein: Climate

El Alamein has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), in common with most of the Middle East and north Africa. However, like the rest of the northern coast of Egypt, its climate is slightly less hot, compared to the rest of Egypt, because of the prevailing Mediterranean Sea winds.

Climate data for El Alamein
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.4
Average low °C (°F) 7
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29
Source: climate-data.org

El Alamein: Tourism

El Alamein: El Alamein war museum

El Alamein has a war museum with collectibles from "the civil war" and other North African battles.

El Alamein: Military cemeteries

El Alamein: Germany

Visitors can also go to the Italian and German military cemeteries on Tel el-Eisa Hill outside the town. The German cemetery is an ossuary, built in the style of a medieval fortress.

El Alamein: Italy

The Italian cemetery is a mausoleum containing 5.200 tombs. Many tombs bear the soldier's name; many are simply marked "IGNOTO", i.e. unknown.

El Alamein: Greek

There is a separate Greek cemetery at El Alamein.

El Alamein: Commonwealth of Nations

There is also a Commonwealth war cemetery, built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with graves of soldiers from various countries who fought on the Allied side. Buried here are 6,425 identified Commonwealth service personnel and 815 unidentified ones, besides 102 of other nationalities. These include four Victoria Cross recipients:

  • Private Percival Gratwick, Australian Imperial Force
  • Private Arthur ('Stan') Gurney, Australian Imperial Force
  • Sergeant William ('Bill') Kibby, Australian Imperial Force
  • Private Adam Wakenshaw, Durham Light Infantry

Others buried here include:

  • Squadron Leader George Barclay, RAF – Battle of Britain fighter pilot
  • Major Henry Rew, Royal Tank Regiment – England rugby international

This has monuments commemorating Greek, New Zealand, Australian, South African, Indian and Canadian forces. The cemetery entrance is through the Alamein Memorial and there is also a separate Alamein Cremation Memorial to 603 Commonwealth service personnel who died in Egypt and Libya and were cremated in line with their religion.

The names of 213 Canadian airmen appear on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt.

The cemetery was designed by Sir J. Hubert Worthington.

El Alamein: World War II

Two important World War II battles were fought in the area:

  • At the First Battle of El Alamein (1 – 27 July 1942) the advance of Axis troops on Alexandria was blunted by the Allies, stopping the German Panzers who were trying to outflank the Allies' position.
  • At the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 4 November 1942) Allied forces broke the Axis line and forced them all the way back to Tunisia. Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister at the time, said of this victory: "Now this is not the end; it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." After the war, he wrote: "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat."

El Alamein: See also

  • El Alamein International Airport
  • Marina El Alamein (tourist resort)
  • Enham Alamein (village in Hampshire in England, renamed after the battle)
  • El Alamein Fountain (war memorial commemorating the battle, in Sydney, Australia)

El Alamein: References

  1. "Climate: El Alamein - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". climate-data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. El Alamein at Find a Grave
  3. [1] CWGC Cemetery Report, El Alamein War Cemetery.
  4. [2] Burial locations of VC holders in Egypt.
  5. [3] CWGC Casualty record Richard George Arthur Barclay.
  6. [4] CWGC Casualty record Henry Rew.
  7. [5] CWGC Cemetery Report, Alamein Cremation Memorial.
  8. "Monuments, World Wars I and II". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  • Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Al `Alamayn, Egypt". Retrieved 29 March 2008.
  • Matteo Ferrari. "El Alamein photos: Commonwealth war cemetery, Italian and German memorial, El Alamein war museum, Egypt". Retrieved 4 September 2011.

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