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Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 85 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Alexander the very, very good”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've just spent an almost-perfect week at the Alexander the Great Hotel. The service is exceptional and all the staff we spoke to efficient, courteous and, at the risk of sounding patronising, absolutely charming. The waiters and chefs, who went out of their way to accommodate my mother's slightly problematic eating requests are worth a special mention – it really was service with a genuine smile. The only points that detracted from a perfect score are the buffet, which was a little samey, despite the various international evenings, and the fact that there were no flannels or bath robes in the rooms. However, these are minor, minor niggles. I am sure they would have been provided had I thought to ask for them. And in any case, the three a la carte restaurants – Japanese, Italian and Greek – were exceptional.

Room Tip: Do try to book a sea-view room. The views are so beautiful
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 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.

Thank you for your comments about our Chefs and waiters that assisted your mother with her dietary requirements and I am pleased to hear that you found all of our staff to be efficient and courteous.

We do supply bathrobes to the Superior Sea View Rooms, the Cabanas with gardens, the Cabanas with pools and the two bed roomed Suite.

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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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is an excellent hotel but unless the refurbishment included a move uphill away from the sea it is not on Makarios Avenue as the interactive map would have it. Tripadvisor placements of hotels and restaurants need checking carefully. I'm looking forward to returning to the Alex in December.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 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 pointing out the error of the hotel location and I am sure Trip advisor will correct this at their first opportunity. We shall also let them know by written correspondence.

Once again thank you for reviewing our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in December.
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this wonderful hotel. We got married here on the 4th October. Our wedding day was absolutely brilliant. We had the ceremony on the new Unity Terrace, followed by a barbeque for our guests. Everyone who attended our wedding were very impressed with the hotel and the setting of the wedding.

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff here, they are always friendly. A special mention must got to - Eva the wedding coordinator, for all her help and kindness in making our day run so smoothly. We feel she is a true friend now. The staff who attended to us at the buffet, always on hand, but discreet. Phillipa the Guest relations manager who was so lovely and helpful. Alina who works in the Alexander Bar was a favourite with my 2 year old son.

If you are thinking of having your wedding in Cyprus, we can highly recommend the Alexander the Great. You will have a truly amazing day.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 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 hotel, the food BBQ wedding menu, the event waiting staff, Alina in the bar, Eva our wedding coordinator and Philippa our Guest Relations Manager are much appreciated by all of us here.

We are glad to see that your wedding day was memorable and that we have managed to make your day perfect. Your comments have already been shared with all the team members concerned and will motivate them even more to keep up the excellent work.

It gives me great pleasure to have met your holiday and wedding expectations and hope to be able to welcome you back at the Alexander the Great Beach Hotel for your future wedding anniversaries.

Thank you again for your recommendations to anyone wanting to get married at our hotel.
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have just returned from a weeks stay in Paphos and although we didn't stay at the Alexander (we stayed in The Avanti ten minutes down the road) we visited the Alexander for my brother in laws wedding and I must say it was amazing! The difference between the hotels was unreal. Granted, the Alexander is a 5 star and recently refurbished but the atmosphere and quality of staff and food were of much higher standard. The drinks at the bar were of great selection and bar staff are friendly.

I did have a nosey at one of the rooms and it was lovely. So clean and fresh.

The pools looked amazing too and the ceremony was lovely with the scenery in the background. The hotel staff were brilliant and Katie the wedding planner was so friendly. We had the BBQ food for dinner and the quality was the best. If I was ever to return to Paphos I would stay at this hotel.

There is also a bar directly opposite the hotel called Gemens Cafe Bar and I would highly recommend it. Bar street is a little run down and Gemens is a little gem.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 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 expectations. Please pass on our congratulations to your brother in law and his new wife once again. We are delighted that even though you didn't stay with us you reviewed our hotel.

Our bar staff and all of the hotel team will be pleased that they have been mentioned. Also that you found the service and atmosphere of the hotel to be of a high standard.

Looking forward to the day when we welcome you to the hotel.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed here in October with our two ten year olds and had a wonderful time.

The excellent kids club staff Tasha and Stacey kept our boys entertained and always smiling.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, especially Phillipa and Emma.

The entertainment team were fantastic with lots of activities planned throughout the day.

Already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 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 excellent kids club 'Little Monsters', our Guest Relations Manager Philippa, Emma our Head restaurant Hostess and the Kanika All Stars entertainment team are much appreciated by all of us here.

It gives me great pleasure to have met your holiday expectations and I am delighted to hear that you are already planning a return visit.
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Just returned from our 2nd visit to the Alexander. The refurb is out of this world, all that was promised and more, fabulous. The hotel staff were again excellent, nothing was to much trouble. Special thanks to the two maids assigned to our room, Varvara, our day maid, she was so helpful and friendly and 'went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and everything we needed, also Roxane, our evening maid, who was also very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her either. Big thanks also to the reception staff, especially Samia, ultra efficient and 'sorted us' out a few times all completed with big friendly smiles, and not forgetting Phillipa, who seemed to be the font of all knowledge, brilliant, as were all the staff. Our room overlooking the harbour and ocean was fantastic. Food was again of very high quality and the Italian restaurant exceptional (we dined there twice!) Outside pool areas of the hotel are beautiful - made for a lovely relaxing stay. We are now in the process of planning our third trip to the Alexander. Ros & Mike W.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean are quieter, no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 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, the Garibaldi Italian restaurant in particular and cleanliness of the hotel. I am also glad that the refurbishments also met with your approval and that you particularly enjoyed the new pool areas.

I will personally pass on your comments to all the staff, especially Varvara and Roxane who cleaned your room, Samia at reception and Philippa our Guest Relations Manager who will be delighted to have been mentioned.

Looking forward to welcoming you back for your third visit to our hotel in the not too distant future.
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We came to the hotel to attend a friend's wedding. This was our first visit to Cyprus and we were very impressed with both the hotel and Paphos in general.

The stay unfortunately did not get off to a great start. We had traveled using Thomson and my partner had paid extra for a superior sea view room. The room we were allocated was located on the "kink" of the hotel directly above the outdoor entertainment venue, so it was noisy with the door open and the view was limited and my partner was very disappointed as her expectations had been set by both the hotel and brochure pictures. We complained to reception and they said that Thomson only had a limited allocation of rooms and that was the only one available.

The next day, we took the issue up with the Thomson rep who said she would try to sort something with the reservations manager. We passed a somewhat stressful morning waiting for some news. We then discovered Philippa, the Guest Relations Manager. We explained the situation and she was both sympathetic and helpful. In about 20 minutes we had two rooms to look at and settled on room 005 which had a view of both the sea and the port. Once this issue was settled we were able to settle and enjoy the rest of our week's stay. We would like to thank Philippa and at the weekly drinks party I told the General Manager that she is worth every penny of her salary and more!

The hotel is everything it should be. It is clean, bright, has excellent amenities and food. I agree with everything that Diane K says on her review.

We stayed on a full-board basis. The breakfast and lunch food was excellent but we found the evening meals in the main restaurant a little disappointing. The food is offered on a buffet basis and although supposedly themed each evening we sometimes found the choice a little puzzling. For example, there was a Sunday roast meat but the only choice of potatoes was fried croquettes. We highly recommend the Italian and Japanese restaurants which were superb.

The hotel was very clean and we used to enjoy watching the army of cleaners who worked on the pool area every morning. The maid service in the room was excellent and the air-conditioning very effective.

The allocated sunbed system is a great idea too.

We had a very good massage at the spa. We also enjoyed the cocktails at the swim-up bar and the terrace which were good value for money.

We are definitely planning to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 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. Especially that you liked the Italian restaurant Garibaldi, the Japanese restaurant Kiku, the sunbed allocation system, the excellent amenities and the high standard of cleanliness that our housekeeping team work hard to maintain. Also that you enjoyed the cocktails at the swim up bar and had a good massage in our Serenity Spa also.

Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards. We are saddened to read that the holiday didn't start on the right track but pleased to hear that our Guest Relations Manager Philippa acted swiftly and resolved the issue for you.

The whole team and I sincerely hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon. Please also pass on our congratulations once again to your friends that married here.
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Property: 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#3 Business Hotel in Paphos
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
#5 Spa Hotel in Paphos
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#9 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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