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Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Kriopigi
Riga, Latvia
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“Absolutely amazing!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my parents for 10 days and I must admit the service there is just brilliant. The working stuff is super lovely and helpful, especially two ladies on the reception. Further, the food is really delicious and good. Everyday there is something different and new, and the range of meals is quite wide, so everyone can choose whatever s/he likes. I really liked that there are many traditional Greek meals and products, so the guests have an opportunity to try something typical. I loved the room as well, I got lucky and had a room with the view on the sea. The room itself was quite nice and clean... The people working there always smile and are always there to help you : ). The hotel is super close to the beach, so it takes you 2 minutes to get there, or 1 minute if you are using the lift. Oh, I forgot to mention the gardens. The territory around the hotel is absolutely gorgeous! There are many flowers, palms and oh well, it is just beautiful.
My only problem was that there are no many clubs around, but it is quite perfect for a nice, relaxing family holiday anyways.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Reading reviews for this hotel, and staying in hotel 3 times in 3 years I established opinion about hotel, and reviews on this site. I finding that opinions obviously depend from two basic factors: place of accommodation and guest’s expectations. Most bad reviews are from guests who use “bungalows” which has spacious family rooms, big balconies, privacy, but are a old as hotel it self (which IS OLD). Other reason for bad reviews is too high expectation, especially for price which is a little lower than price on surrounding hotels.
So, if you have accommodation in main building (renovated part of hotel), pay reasonably price (no internet official price) which can provide most of tour operators, and don’t expect glamour which expect in 4 stars hotel in Thailand, you will be satisfied.
Why? First and more important: Hotel has best beach in area. Beach is long (as three surrounding hotels together), wide, with huge space between umbrella, with white sand in water and out water, with clean and clear water. Hotel is just over beach, so you need few minutes from your room to any point of beach. Hotel it self is small, with around 200 rooms, nice garden with old huge palm trees, tennis court, and football/basketball court, children playground, swimming pool with chairs and umbrellas, parking. Except main building and bungalows, hotel has few restaurants, tavern, and mini-market, all connected with some nice walking path between buildings and other places. Rooms in main building are renovated, and decent, with necessary amenities, air-conditioned. On half board you have unlimited quantities of food for breakfast and diner.
Mayor complains are: approximately 20% rooms (old bungalows) are lower quality. Avoid him or ask for replacement. In bathroom you have only soap, hairdryer, and some shower gel. Bring your cosmetic. Basic cleaning and maintenance is provided daily, and sheet and towel replacement on three days. Ask for replacement or thoroughly cleaning when needed and cleaning lady will comply. Furniture is functional, minimal, but boring; TV is old, small and with only few channels, but you can spend day on beach instead in room. Safe box is present in room, but you need to pay 1 euro per day for use, or don’t- hotel is very safe. On beach you need to pay to beach set 5-8 euros, depending on season, or better, take card for few days on reception, on half price. An umbrella looks cheap, but is very good with plastic surface which provide good cover. Chairs in one part of beach are hard plastic, but in other part is new, soft and very comfortable. Parking space can be rater annoying then problematic. If you return late on evening, probably can’t find place on parking, and must park on grass in garden. If want to go in some night life, you must use car, because hotel is 2.5 km from nearest village, and hotel is not connected to walking path which starts 400 meters from hotel. Price for internet is 5 Euro for 20 hrs use, which is with few hrs per day enough for staying. Problem is that hotel has wifi on two spots, and don’t have internet in rooms. At evening lobby is too small to accommodate all guests which use internet. On my opinion, internet in rooms is ONLY real improvement which is necessary for this hotel. Breakfast is poor by choice, but enough by quantity. Diner is just OK by quality and choice, and enough by quantity, but very unpleasant experience, mostly because of tight resources, and crowd make with hungry and angry guests.
So, can I recommend this hotel? Yes for price which is 25% lower than other similar class hotels, and for guests which don’t ask for glamour, only quiet vacation on awesome beach, with decent accommodation and food, in pleasant old hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hotel is better than Paradise hotel in Kriopigi,but im wondering what do they see to put 4 stars on hotels in Greece?Do they have clean rooms at all?Ok,they have beautifull gardens,but guests need more than that.The beach is awesome.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

terrible breakfast, good dinner but no drinks at all, they dont allow u to bring any drinks, but the price is a ripoff . a coke=€2.50.beer=3.50
tne beach is down the stairs, 8 storeys... thwres a lift very very slow, always queue... but after 8pm, lift not working.

worst of all is the staff attitude, they treat u like u r in a refugee camp.no smile, no respect.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Hotel has beautiful garden,sandy beach and nice stuffs..but the rooms are very old! They are too small and old -not comfortable at all!! This is not 4 stars hotel-we would rate it as 2stars !! Hotel needs makeover as soon as possible! Olso they have to manage low hygine level! Beathroom is old and dirty..so if u want to pay 4stars hotel this is not good choice ...

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile


Location is better than good, the beach is awesome, hotel surroundigs like the back yard, sports terains, lawns,and elevated position over the beach is excellent. But this is where the praising stops. The hotel building is old, smells like mold in the rooms. I cant say it was dirty because it wasn't but we had some bugs in the room. Food was close to awfull, no choice at the bufet and no quantity. There was no taste also, our two toddlers barely touched anything but bread and yoghurt. Very disapointing is the fact that everyone had to pay extra for the hotel sunbeds at the hotel beach. No internet in the rooms,only in lobby and it is not free.
To finish on a positive note I will say that the staff and management did everything possible to make everyone feel special since they had planned excellent festive activities for the ortodox easter when we were staying. They made us feel all very welcome.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights, location was good, the beach next to the hotel was excellent although if it wasn't for the long stairs to get to the beach it would have been perfect. The hotel facilities where old and the standards where not for a 4 star hotel. The staff was alright but there wasn't an easy way to the city center as the buses passed by every hour and the taxi's demanded tooooo much. Stayed there in the end of July 2012 when is supposed to be high season but there wasn't a lot of people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Address: Kriopigi 63077, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Halkidiki Region > Kassandra > Kriopigi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Kriopigi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander The Great Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A glorious and peaceful setting in a rural environment 2,5 kms south of cosmopolitan Kallithea and 1,5 kms before the traditional village of KRYOPIGI, on Kassandra, the most legendary peninsula of Halkidiki. Distance from Thessaloniki airport is about 1hour driving. Just above a beautiful cove, with a smooth sandy beach descending gently to the water's edge. The length of the beach is about 2 kms of natural sand at its best and the waters are turquoise blue. On the pine hill 80 meters above the shore lays the Alexander the Great Beach hotel which is owned and operated by the hotel family P.A.P Corp. For the last 30 years. The hotel rooms, smoking and non smoking, fully renovated during the winter of 2003, are decorated in a modern relaxed style. Each room has shower or bath, WC, hairdryer, balcony/terrace, soundproof windows, private heating and air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, music, mini-bar, satellite TV, internet connection and safe. Rooms with sea view are also available. The single rooms have shower, WC, balcony or terrace. The rooms in the bungalows at ground level have the same amenities as the hotel rooms, and additionally they have their own terraces. Parts of the hotel are also the family studios which include additionally a living room, and a kitchen. At the hotel there are also double and four bedded suites, junior suites, interconnecting rooms and rooms for people with special needs. A well-run hotel complex of a 5-story main building under the name FILIPPOS with fully renovated rooms, and 5 more 3-story buildings with 21 rooms each under the names: ARISTOTELES, AMFIPOLIS, VERGINA, PELLA & THESSALONIKI. The main building has an elegant lobby with the reception desk and a comfortable lounge area & Internet Corner. Other amenities include the ROXANI Main Restaurant, the a la carte restaurant open air "ANTONIS TAVERN", the "OLYMPIAS cafe", a games room, the CAVIROS Conference Hall, the PLOUTARCHOS Mini-Market and Souvenir Shop, an exclusive AIGNER corner and the "KASSANDRA DECK" Bar, with its spacious terrace where one can enjoy the superb view of the sea, the moon rise while tasting a cool cocktail under the sounds of international music to sail away. In the hotel's beautifully tended garden you can enjoy the freshwater pool with its separate children's pool, as well as the PANORAMA Pool bar, sun beds and umbrellas. On the beach the OASIS BEACH BAR operates all day. Beach towels Service available. Laundry, Secretarial services upon request. Hair dresser & Baby sitting upon request. Exclusive Spa Therapies. 24 Hrs Client Service guaranteed. All meals are specially designed on the Mediterranean recipes by Tassos Ferekidis, the Executive Chef, Famous Professor with numerous national & International awards. He is also the Dean of HOTELIA the Culinary Art School of P.A.P Corp. The Executive Chef uses the best quality local products, fresh fish from the region daily and P.A.P Corp.'S Home Made Products. The P.A.P Corp. Home Made Products, certified and organic are also available for sale as souvenirs at the CAVIROS Mini Market. Breakfast is offered in a Greek buffet with fresh choices of freshly baked traditional bread, and marmalades from the hotel's gardens. Buffet breakfast available from 07:00 till 10.00. Early & Late Continental Breakfast is served in the Kafenion OLYMPIAS after previous application at Reception. Once a week a Byzantine buffet, pick nicks, barbeques, Beach or Pool Parties, Greek night Folklore Dancing, Welcome Parties, Cooking classes and special theme events take place. Tennis (hard court with floodlights), billiards, table tennis, Beach Volley, Childrens playground. The beach is described as FREE of SEA TRAFFIC but for any sea sports rental, there is 3rd party associate, who has his base 3 kms from the coast and is available upon request. Excursions, Bikes & Car Rentals. For short incentives, a weekend, four days to a weekly fully length corporate agenda, the CAVIROS meeting room is fully equipped with any updated technological request available at quests disposal. The F Zone Events Planning & Party Service, Catering Department by P.A.P Corp. Is well qualified for any size of event. The best proposals and offers tailored to the customers needs unique and professional are accurate to the last detail upon request. A vast list of successful events that took place as reference is available upon request. Suitable for families and young people, Alexander the Great Beach Hotel is ideal for those who like pleasant vacations in an international atmosphere with elements of traditional Greek architecture. In addition, it is the best choice for those who wish to combine the social life of the urban Kassandra peninsula with the comfort and the tranquility of a hotel resort, which has the atmosphere and personal touch of a private summer villa. ... more   less 
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