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Alexander Hotel Gerakari
Ranked #1 of 2 Gerakari B&B and Inns
Heraklion, Greece
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“A lot more than you expect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I would have to be really choosy to find something negative about Alexander.
Rooms are extremely clean, reception looks like 5 stars, common areas decorated in style. Superb view of psiloritis' peaks, environment of excellent quality & condition. For the picky ones, bathroom size will be a minus, but not for me.
If you are visiting off season, better to call in advance, so you can check in easier. The reception seems to be not occupied all day long in winter time & spring, but there is someone at the neighboring elderly people's home (owned by the same company).

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Spili, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We live locally, and with some friends who are frequent visitors to Crete have watched the development of the Alexander Hotel with interest. We decided to try it out for ourselves and were so impressed with everything it has to offer that we will undoubtedly return.
Sitting by the pool with the backdrop of Psiloritis is something that has to be experienced and the quality of the food in the restaurant over the road is suberb (being local, we frequent this restaurant, taking our visitors there and they all agree that the food is 'something special')
The Hotel Manager and his staff made us very welcome and we have already returned to enjoy the pool, a drink and, of course, the wonderful scenery.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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crete rethymnon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed in this hidden jewel twice, if you really search for something unique Don't miss it....This hotel is in a small village of Rethymno.Its new its the most cost/benefit hotel you can imagine. The rooms although they could be bigger have 5 stars facilities and the most of them great view in the Cretan mountains. The main building is luxurious and really warm, breakfast with small selection but really delicious.Great hotel manager ready to help you in everything means also great staff more than friendly..Near by there is a tavern '( apsida) where you can eat more than great in good prices.The location of the. Hotel is exceptional for walks , sports and mountain excursions.If you go summer the pool is really clean and the poolfurnitures give you a sense of great relax.Go there find a well hidden hotel treasure..

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

My daughter and I found the hotel by the easy to veiw signs along the way. The hotel blew us away with the quality of EVERYTHING for the money we payed from the excellent breakfast included in the price, free internet, very classy decor, wonderful staff that couldn't help us enough with advice on day trips, free bicycles. The view of the mountains was so special especially from the pool. I will definetly be going back and telling all my friends that visit Crete.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Very nice and pleasant hotel in a very quiet area with fantastic views. The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was very helpful. Great pool, great decoration, very good breakfast and very affordable prices compared with the actual surprising prices in Greece.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

My family and I spent two awesome weeks at this hotel. The service was excellent and the hotel amenities are unbelievable. There is a incredible pool area, a basket ball / tennis court, a play ground area for the kids, and free bike rentals for those staying at the hotel. The city of Gerakari is in the middle of a mountain range, but it isn't hard to drive to the ocean. There are several great beaches along the southern part of Crete that are accessable in under an hour. We had an fantastic vocation and we would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Went there for easter with my family after a friends recommendation. I loved the place as soon as we arrived. Green everywhere, excellent people willing to help. Small but cosy bedroom, very nice bar. My daughter (2.5 years old) had the time of her life. Very nice outdoor playground, a vast garden with grass for he kids to run and play and free bikes of all sizes for everyone. The hotel was full for easter yet there were no delays and no noise at all. Remarkable placing with view of the mountains.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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ILIAS I, Manager at Alexander Hotel Gerakari, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
We are pleased to hear that you had good time in our hotel.
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Property: Alexander Hotel Gerakari
Address: Gerakari, Crete 74061, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Gerakari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Gerakari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Hotel Gerakari 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alexander Hotel is situated in Gerakari, a beautiful village 35 km south of Rethymno. Set on the foot of Mount Kedros, it offers classically furnished rooms with balcony overlooking the garden or the mountain.All rooms come with a kettle, fridge and hotplate. They are spacious and bright, and feature a satellite LCD TV, DVD player and safe. A continental breakfast prepared with fresh, local ingredients is served daily.Free Wi-Fi access is available in all communal spaces.In the hotel lounge guests can play tabletop games, while in a specially arranged recreation room there are machine toys and electronic games units. For our little friends, we have a playground in the garden.There are also an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a conference center that can host up to 50 persons.The restaurant offers dishes of rare and fine taste, enjoyments based on local products, cooked according to world famous Cretan cookery.Furthermore, our hotel is mainly designed and aimed for those who wish and long to experience a close contact with nature. Gerakari is well known for its delicious cherries, which are available in summer.The unique and unspoilt natural environment of the area impresses the visitors with its constant alternations and the great ecological value. In spring, a lot of fields are full of various kinds of orchids, tulips and many other wild flowers. To the nature lovers but also to every guest, is given the chance to take part in organized or not hiking tours with a rich network of paths, which connects villages and historical sites.Also, bikes of all sizes are available (free of charge) to discover the beauty of the area. ... more   less 
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