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Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Posidonos Ave., Paphos 8102, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #4 of 97 Hotels in Paphos
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“Four Star Plus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here mid Nov . and had excellent weather for the time of year. The afternoon tends to end early though as once the sun dips, about 4:30pm there isn't much warmth.
The rooms and the grounds of the hotel are modern and done to a very high standard of design and comfort. It has a very pleasant ambience to relax in.
We found the food on offer to be generally good, the better end of typical four star hotels. At times it was close to five star. The restaurant staff were very attentive and friendly. The Thompson deal of including an alcoholic drink and water with the meal was an excellent feature of the holiday. Of the three themed restaurants we found the Italian very good as was the Japanese, though it was a highly westernised version of Japanese. Both of these are well worth visiting. The Greek one we found a little disappointing. We had it outside on a cool evening and the food was not really hot possibly due to the outside temperature. Having breakfast outside on the terrace every morning was delightful.
With it being almost the end of the main tourist season, there was never a problem with sunloungers and anyway there is a sunlounger with you're room number on it somewhere so you would never be without one.
There is however a big problem with the temperature of the numerous outside pools. These pools are wonderful in their size, appearance and design. The trouble is hardly anyone ever gets in due to the icy temperature. I did go in on three occasions but not for long ! Perhaps one shouldn't expect outdoor swimmimg in November even in Cyprus ? Pity because the pools are fab !
We always enjoy swimming, we do it every day at our health club but if it is of no consequence to you you won't be troubled by it. There is however a very good indoor heated pool which is fairly heavily used but you can get a comfortable swim if you pick your times right.
Being so near the harbour area gives this hotel a wonderful location. A few steps and you will be on the promenade with long walks either to the right or left.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and we would gladly make a return visit.

Room Tip: A sea viw is a definite advantage
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 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 the excellent location, the sun bed allocation system, the good food, that the rooms are modern and done to a very high standard of design and comfort and that the restaurant staff were very attentive and friendly.

Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards.

The whole team and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed at the Alexander The Great and had the best time ever!Was our 1st time in Cypros and were looking forward to enjoy ourselves.It's location is superb,close to the harbour and the city.The facilities were incredible,the food perfect and the service professional.We will return!

  • 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, December 5, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Warm greetings from Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. 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 superb location, incredible facilities, perfect food and professional service.

The whole team and I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon
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Albrighton, Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Another fantastic holiday at Alexander the Great. Our 30th time at the hotel and once again we weren't disappointed.

All the staff are a credit to the hotel but a special mention must go to Pambos, Executive Chef and his team. They work so hard, most of them behind the scenes, and because of that they probably never get the credit they deserve. The food was excellent as always. Thank you and well done!

Philippa, Guest Relations, was superb at her job. Nothing was too much trouble. We mentioned a couple of small things that needed attention, she made a note of them and the next day they had been dealt with. Thank you.

The entertainment team, Lucy, Ollie, Warren, Beth, Ellie, Laura and Stacey all worked extremely hard, especially Ellie who has a great personality and is always fun to be around. She's so good at her job she should be at the hotel all year, every year! Thank you Ellie!

Hope everyone at the hotel has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Elaine & Bill Forester

  • Stayed November 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, December 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Let us thank you for choosing Alexander The Great Beach Hotel for your holidays and for your continued support over the years. 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 the exceptional food ,your special mention to Pambos the executive chef and his hardworking team, Philippa Guest relations manager ,our Kanika entertainment team Lucy,Ollie,Warren,Beth,Ellie,Laura ,they will all be pleased that they have been mentioned .

The whole team and I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon
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Wolverhampton
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited the hotel mid November,it is in an excellent location within a few minutes walk to the harbour. The hotel is extremely clean and spacious with furniture and fittings to a high standard. Our bedroom had a sea view ( a must ) it had a king sized bed and was well furnished-it would have been nice to have a second easy chair. Without doubt the staff are 1st class and are the most friendliest and welcoming we have met. Although we had an extremely pleasant and relaxing holiday the only negative with the hotel is the food. Cold or tepid food served on cold plates on more than one occasion is not our idea of Al la Carte dining expected of a four star plus hotel. On some of the themed evenings the selection and choice of food could also have been better. When asked by management if everything was ok we did make our comments known on three separate occasions. We believe these were listened to as the food and plates were warmer during the last few days of our stay. With regards to the three different restaurants which provide alternative dining at no extra cost we were only able to book one restaurant during our stay. We booked through Thomson and what they do not state in their literature is that in low season the restaurants are only open on certain nights at the discretion of the hotel and when we arrived some were already fully booked. In our opinion this is a good four star hotel except for the food. To any one visiting this hotel if you have any complaints about the food make them known to management otherwise how can they improve the standard, its no good complaining when you get back home.

Room Tip: Sea view room well worth paying extra.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, December 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Warm greetings from Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus.

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 excellent location, the hotel being clean and spacious with furniture and fittings of a high standard and our exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff.

Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards. 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 wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon
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wrexham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I have just had another great holiday at this hotel, our 5th visit and it just gets better and better. With a beautiful new refurb, it should definately be a 6✴. It has everything. The service is second to none, staff are overwhelmingly friendly. Spotlessly clean. Cyprus is struggling like many of us, but they never fail to make us welcome. Returning guests prove this hotel is so popular too. Food exellent with a varied selection for everyone, with 4 different restaurants. The entertainment staff were Multy-talented, making days and nights enjoyable. This time of year there are not many families so its quite peaceful. Can't wait for next visit.

Room Tip: High floors & sea view are sunny with better views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, December 2, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Warm greetings from Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus.

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 friendly staff and our excellent service, the cleanliness of the hotel, the excellent variety of food and our multi-talented entertainment team.

The whole team and I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
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Cardiff
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This hotel has been refurbished recently to a decent standard. It now has a pleasant, modern feel, whilst retaining enough of the traditional to appeal quite widely. There are a large number of returning guests (you keep running into people who have been there 30, 40, 60 times - really!!) and I think the main reason for this may well be the service. The staff are almost universally excellent. They are efficient, yet genuinely friendly and you really get the feeling that they want to make your visit special. Our room was particularly nice as we benefitted from a dual aspect and were able to enjoy a sea view and both sunrise and sunset from our balcony. We were there in November when the sun goes down at about 17.00 plunging everything into almost total, quite sudden darkness. Consequently, we spent a little more time in our room than we normally would on a beach holiday and would recommend paying for the upgrade to a sea view, as you do get your money's worth. We were booked on a half board basis and exchanged our dinner allocation for lunch on most days because we found that the quality of the food was much better at lunchtime than in the evening buffet. The food was also hotter at lunchtime because there were fewer people to serve, so even though the choice was more limited we preferred the experience. This also meant we could eat out in the evenings and try local restaurants. However, we did come back to the hotel bar for a cocktail after dinner, as the list was extensive, the prices fairly reasonable and the quality of the drinks really good!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, December 2, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Let me express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your kind words about our newly renovated hotel and rooms.
I would also like to thank you for your good comments regarding our excellent service , efficient and friendly staff ,our extensive bar menu with reasonable prices and good quality drinks.
Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards.
The whole team and I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our first visit to Cyprus and everything was wonderful. The hotel was very clean, spacious and well appointed. Quality fittings and furnishings throughout. Every member of staff were friendly, first class and went out of their way to help in any way they could. Probably the best overall service we have ever had at any hotel in over 30 years travelling.
The entertainment programme offers something throughout the day if you wish, including archery, boules and a number of quizzes. The entertainment team work hard through each day and also put on a show each evening, sometimes with guest entertainers as well so each night was different.
H/B and F/B guests are offered 3 different themed restaurant nights each week to provide a special occasion (at no extra cost) with excellent food quality at every meal. We enjoyed them all! Facilities are extensive including gym equipment and spa, and the indoor and outdoor infinity pools are in beautiful surroundings. One useful point we found is that your sun beds are offered and allocated on arrival for the length of the stay, so no fighting for good spots or having to put towels out before breakfast!
We will definitely return.

All in all an excellent hotel who we think are worthy of a 5 Star rating, not 4.

Room Tip: We think that sea view rooms with a balcony offer the best deal.
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  • Stayed November 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, December 2, 2013
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 friendly staff,our excellent standard of service, the hotel being clean and spacious with quality fittings throughout , the sunbed allocation system our extensive facilities and our excellent quality of food.

Our hardworking entertainment team will be pleased that they have exceeded your expectations with their varied entertainment program.

Thank you for reviewing our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future
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Additional Information about Alexander The Great Beach Hotel

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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#3 Family Hotel in Paphos
#5 Business 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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