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Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Posidonos Ave., Paphos 8102, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #3 of 97 Hotels in Paphos
Bourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was our second visit to the hotel as we enjoyed it so much last year. The staff in all areas were helpful, warm and friendly. The rooms were upgraded this year including a smart tv, having English television was a plus for me. Food was good and varied and the deserts were to die for, now trying to diet off the extra pounds. A big thanks to Emma in the restruartant for making us feel a bit special.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Let us thank you for choosing Alexander The Great Beach Hotel for your holidays. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your stay in our hotel.

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your good comments about our staff, the upgraded rooms with the Smart TV, the good and varied food and I will let Emma our Head hostess know that she has also been mentioned.

Hoping to see you again very soon at the Alexander the Great Beach Hotel.
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Independently booked a last minute half term break and stayed in side sea view rooms on our first trip to Cyprus in more than 12 years. Already looking forward to returning next October. We do not normally choose large resort hotels but the Alexander the Great did not disappoint.

The rooms were very clean and well appointed as were all of the public areas. Members of staff in every area of the hotel were, without exception, friendly, helpful and, unlike so many other hotels we have stayed in, the focus is undoubtedly customer service with a smile. The location on the seafront is superb and only a 10 minute walk into town or a 10 minute walk the other way to some great restaurants. There's also a small shopping development oppposite the hotel which is very useful.

Foodwise, we only ate breakfast in the hotel and it was excellent: very well presented and organised and lots of choice of very good quality food.

The sunbed allocation was a revelation, much appreciated and something which should be adopted globally! Just below the hotel is a public beach which is very pleasant and has a large protected swimming area in beautifully clear water. About a 2 minute walk along the promenade is Pafos Watersports which we used for parascending and ringoing. It's also possible to rent powerboats, catamarans and pedaloes. We only used the hotel pools once as sadly the water temperature was too low for it to be enjoyable and perhaps this is something that could be addressed by Kanika as the pool area is large and very attractive and it was a pity to not get the use out of them. The outdoor pools were empty for much of the time. It seemed everyone was in the indoor pool! We very much enjoyed the treatments in the Spa which were excellent. The only issue with the Spa is the lack of soundproofing in the treatment rooms...the sound of flushing toilets from above can rather detract from the "Serenity" experience mid-massage!

We only spent one day out of the hotel having hired a jeep to explore the Akamas Peninsula and up to the Green Line via Polis. Highly recommend.

Overall, an excellent relaxing week. We really did not want to leave and cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: We were happy with our side sea view rooms. Enough of the sea to look at and no disturbance from th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Let us thank you for choosing Alexander The Great Beach Hotel for your holidays. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your stay in our hotel.

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your good comments about our staff, the breakfast being excellent, the location, the sun bed allocation system and the treatments in our Serenity Spa.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel next October.
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great hotel, lovely staff, spotlessly clean, lots of eating options. Loved the location, so close to the beach with lovely clean sea. Easy walk into shopping, bar, restaurant area. We did have a sea view room on the first floor and couldn't ask for better view. It was a little noisy at night due to the entertainment, our room was pretty close but it didn't really bother us. Bed was very comfortable fabulous linen. Great shower. No noise noticed from other guests, no banging doors etc. Outside bar area was a great place to relax with lovely views across to the harbour and castle. Liked the sunbed allocation scheme. If I had to say anything negative it would be the fruit at breakfast which is usually my favourite item, it was mostly tinned or tasteless, however there was plenty of choice otherwise and it was a lovely room with the option to sit outside.

Room Tip: Sea view of course
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Let me express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your kind words and to be given the opportunity to extend our hospitality.

Your views about the spotlessly clean hotel, the lovely staff, the location, the bed being very comfortable with fabulous linen, the great shower, the outside bar area and the sun bed allocation system are much appreciated by all of us.

It gives me great pleasure to have met your holiday expectations and hope to be able to welcome you back at the Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in the not too distant future.
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We usually stay in Limmasol when visiting Cyprus but, on this occasion, spent 3 weeks at Alexander The Great in Paphos. Everything about this Hotel is 1st class from the welcome drink on arrival, sunbed allocation for the whole stay, choice of restaurants and exceptional service by all the Staff. The entertainment team were brilliant. Their 'Jersey Boys' tribute was very professional and not to be missed. The training of all Personnel, I feel, is key here. The friendliness throughout and eagerness to please is second to none from all who work in this establishment and highly recommend the whole experience here.

Room Tip: All rooms are fitted to a very high standard.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Greetings from Alexander The Great Beach Hotel in Paphos.

Thank you taking the time to review our hotel, we are delighted that we have lived up to your holiday expectations.

Our entertainments team the Kanika All Stars will be pleased that they have been mentioned especially for their Jersey Boys show. Thank you also for your good comments about our '1st class' hotel, the sunbed allocation system, the choice of restaurants and also the exceptional service provided by all the team of staff here at the hotel.

Looking forward to the day when we welcome you back to the hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to Cyprus and we definitely will return . However our welcome was spoiled by the man on reception who seemed to refuse to try to understand us . I asked for a room at the back of the hotel without a balcony . This would not normally be our choice but we were here for a family wedding and my 22 year old son was with us . I was anxious for the extra space and also requested a single bed not a chair . The extra bed was an extended chair very uncomfortable for a 22 year old . I found out the day after we arrived their were others who wanted a balcony . I did not know the guest relations manager was there until the end of the holiday and was never invited to a hotel reception which I found out from other guests . We ate in the Italian and Japanese restaurants and both were excellent . The outside pools were not used due them being really cold but if you were brave they were really lovely to swim in as they were always empty . The staff are excellent and attentive and the setting is fabulous so despite our problems we would definitely return and pay the extra for a sea view as the rooms at the back are noisy

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Let us thank you for choosing Alexander The Great Beach Hotel for your holidays. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your stay in our hotel.

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your good comments about our staff, food especially Garibaldi the Italian, Kiku the Japanese, the setting and the outside pools.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our first visit to Cyprus in 15 years for the October half term - not sure what the weather or hotel would be like and we were throughly spoilt with both. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the recent refurbishment this year with £7million can be seen. We stayed in a Superior Sea Room and had a wonderful view to enjoy the sunset. I was pleasantly surprised to receive fresh towels and turn down service each evening. We went for B/B only as we like to enjoy local restaurants - try Les Amis and ZaZa's which are 5 mins away and excellent food. The sunlounge allocation system didn't quite work for us on day 1 but we were able to relocate to overlook the sea. The entertainment team - Kanika all stars - really did make the holiday for us. The team of Warren, Ollie, Lucy,Beth and Rhianna were first class entertainers who work tirelessly to ensure a variety of activities for all ages and abilities are available - we enjoyed taking part in many of the daytime activities - table tennis, killer darts, french boules, quizes and aqua aerobics. They put on evening shows which are worth sitting down and enjoying with a cocktail - our favourite was the Michael Buble tribute night ( Warren and Ollie are amazing). Other faciliites we used were the Spa and Tennis Courts. My only recommendation for improvement would be to heat the outdoor pool - beautiful to look at but too cold for a dip! Most people were using the inside pool at this time of year. I found the hotel staff and guests were very relaxed chatting away like old friends..I can understand why so many people return to this hotel - we certainly will.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are worth the extra expense - more quiet as well at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Greetings from Alexander The Great Beach Hotel in Paphos.

Thank you taking the time to review our hotel, we are delighted that we have lived up to your holiday expectations. Also that you liked all the new refurbishments that took place over the winter.

Our entertainments team the Kanika All Stars Lucy, Warren, Ollie, Beth and Rhianna will be pleased that they have been mentioned. Especially the boys about their Michael Buble night that has proved a great success this year.

Looking forward to the day when we welcome you back to the hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We returned again in October (our 7th visit) in anticipation of all the changes. Whilst the rooms are 100% better, the positioning of the shower screen/bath is a bit difficult to get in and out of. While we were there a poor lady slipped and fell and was in an awful state.

The restaurants havent really changed and as always were good. Our meal in Roxannes was fantastic thanks to the very attentive Deep.

Our biggest complaint was the age range in the hotel - we feel it is time to look for a hotel with a younger clientele. We felt for people with young children, as the older people scowled at them if they moved or sneezed. One little boy who just wanted to dance all night was forced by his Grandma to sit down because she felt that everyone was getting annoyed.

Our other bug bear was the pool area - we were positioned at the far end of the adult only section, right next to a big water fountain that made a hell of a noise. We used to cheer when it went off for a while in the afternoon. It was that loud we couldnt talk to each other without shouting. The other issue was how cold the pools were. Normally we dont worry about this because the indoor pool is always nice and warm, but this year even that was freezing. Hence to say, this year I didnt enjoy swimming or joining in with aqua aerobics.

Looking at the prices for the hotel next year, we feel they are seriously out pricing themselves from neighbouring hotels, ie, the Annabelle and Almyra. Not sure at this stage whether we will return next year because of the hefty price increase.

Room Tip: side sea view rooms are less noisy than those overlooking the road and they have a balcony too.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Let us thank you for choosing Alexander The Great Beach Hotel for your holidays. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your stay in our hotel.

Thank you for mentioning room and also the restaurants and in particular Deep our restaurant manager of Garibaldi the Italian restaurant.

Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards. We are very sadden to read that in certain areas we did not meet with your expectations of our hotel. We thank you for raising these issues and providing us with this valuable feedback. Most certainly we will be looking into these issues within our operations and seeking ways to further improve our service quality.

The whole team and I sincerely hope that we may have the opportunity of reversing your opinion and the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.
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Address: Posidonos Ave., Paphos 8102, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Paphos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#3 Business Hotel in Paphos
#3 Family Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander The Great Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
• Award-winning hotel• Great ‘EU Blue Flag’ beachfront location • Unique central location overlooking the picturesque harbour and old Castle • Recently Renovated • Accommodation capacity 202 rooms• New Garden Superior Cabanas (suitable for couples) Front Sea view, with Jacuzzi bath luxury bathrobes, towels & slippers, free tea & coffee facilities replenished daily; free internet access, VIP check In• New Superior Cabanas with infinity private pool(suitable for adults) Front Sea View, with Jacuzzi bath luxury bathrobes, towels & slippers, free tea & coffee facilities replenished daily; free internet access, VIP check In• Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite, Full Sea View, Ultra luxury with elegant furniture, Private dining and lounge area, sunbathing facilities, spacious veranda, luxury bathrobes, towels and slippers; Free tea & coffee facilities replenished daily; Free internet access; VIP check-in. • Superior Rooms – Front Sea View Rooms offering bathrobes, towels and slippers; Free tea & coffee facilities replenished daily; Free internet access; • Standard Rooms – Front Sea View, Side Sea View & Inland View• New HB & FB plus concept that includes dine around, with the choice of 5 restaurants and free drinks package included with every meal • Roxanne’s Restaurant serves live cooking shows and buffet style theme nights that vary each night; • Garibaldi serves á la carte Italian cuisine (adults-only); • Kiku serves a la carte Japanese cuisine; • Limanaki Greek Tavern overlooking the Mediterranean sea, serves traditional Cyprus meze• Pella pool bar offering snacks, refreshments and cocktails.• Breakfast & lunch served in the Café Royal Restaurant in buffet and show cooking style. A la carte menu is also available at lunch.• Alexander’s main cocktail bar with daily entertainment; • Large lobby & terrace with bamboo style sofas and live piano 3 times a week; • Unique sun bed allocation system to ensure your own sun bed and parasols during your stay; • Free-form swimming pool; (free usage) • Free usage of indoor heated pool (winter) with whirlpool overlooking Paphos old harbor • Aphrodite New Health Club & Spa; Free sauna & steam bath. Massages, facials, manicure and pedicure also available at charge• New spacious fully equipped gym; Tennis court• Hairdressing Saloon • Havana – new outdoor entertainment venue• Professional entertainment & Animation team through out the year• Kids’ Club, professionally run, kids disco and other supervised activities.• Healthy children’s menus• Cots and high chairs available• Kids’ own pool• Family orientated hotel• Wedding venues available. ... more   less 
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