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Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 90 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Not as good as the photos show - too mass and crowded”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Let me explain. The hotel is too big (too many rooms) for the spaces it has. The lobby is small with low ceilings, the bars are small with one of the bars where the shows are being the narrow terrace (passage) between the bulding and the pool. The rooms are not bad but definitely at least a bit small.

There are no gardens, and I mean NO gardens. There is a terrace lined with sunbeds (one next to each other) and then the PUBLIC pathway (loud teenagers, dogs for a walk, crowded etc) and the average public beach.

If this hotel was advertised as a good 3 star hotel, may be it would be perfect. But it was advertised as a 4 star superior, which it is by no means such a hotel.

The staff is polite and nice... but definitely not trained enough and not papmering enough to make this a superior service.

So if the price and expectations were lower may be some people would still choose it... but I would definitely be quite ashamed to recommend it to close friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 September 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.

Your constructive comments will certainly help us in our efforts to continuously improve our standards. We are very sadden to read that the service provided by our team in certain areas 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

stayed at alexander the great for two weeks 31st august in room 261 lovely view of the harbour room was spotlessly clean fabulous big soft towels loved the chocolates left each night food was very good lots to chose from the japanese and the garibaldis italian reastaurants are not to be missed the sun bed allocation is great the kanika allstars lucy beth rihanna warren and ollie work very hard and put on some great shows jersey boys was great so was the soul singer the walkway down in to paphos could be lit up more a big thank you for the champagne that was left in our room for our 40th wedding anniversary abig thank you to emma and craig who look after me when my husband was taken in to hospital near the end of our 2nd week and was there for 17 days

Room Tip: have a sea view room well worth it for the view of the harbour
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear Mrs Draper,

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, Emma and Craig will be pleased that they have been mentioned. We are delighted that you enjoyed the champagne on your anniversary too.

We hope Mr Draper is now feeling better and wish him a full recovery.
Looking forward to the day when we welcome you back to the hotel.
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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Lovely hotel, recently refurbished and all the staff were very helpful.We chose a cabana with its own pool but the water was cold and not comfortable for swimming.At night the constant running water in the pool was quite loud and disturbing.We did ask if it was possible to turn it off at night but were told it was not possible.We booked bed and breakfast which was ideal for us and we visited several places to eat, all within 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 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.

Looking forward to the day when we welcome you back to the hotel.
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Cannot fault ANYTHING about this hotel. Absolutely every detail has been thought about to make sure guests have a great stay.
All the rooms are furnished to a very high standard. We stayed in a basic deluxe room at the front of the hotel for the first two nights and then moved to a superior room with sea view. . Both rooms were furnished to a very high standard, but we thought it worth the extra money to have a sea view room.
Fabulous location - only 10 minute walk into Paphos harbour & town.
All the staff throughout the hotel are so pleasant and helpful. Every area kept spotlessly clean.
All meals exceptionally good, the Roxannne restaurant for evening buffet has a lovely decor, and the choice of food is excellent. (Different themes each evening) The Italian restaurant is very special - not to be missed (1 free visit included during a 7 night stay) you would pay a fortune for that type of service and food in England. Also the outdoor Japanese restaurant is a must, again excellent food - and very romantic setting watching the sunset!
The sunbed allocation is a great idea. No need to get up at 6am to put your towel on a bed! You choose a sunbed and that is allocated to you during your stay.
The Kanika All Stars worked very hard and put on some excellent evening entertainment.
Philippa the guest relations manager does a fantastic job.
Can't wait to return!
Thank you to everyone at Alexander the Great for making it a holiday to remember!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 29 September 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 the sunbed allocation system, our staff, especially Philippa and the Kanika Allstars entertainment team. Also the Garibaldi Italian restaurant, Kiku the Japanese and the Roxannes buffet restaurant.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We have recently returned from a lovely holiday at Alexander The Great. Our Sea-View room was gorgeous with fabulous views and the cleaners kept it spotless. The sunbed allocation system is great and means you don't have to rush down to get a sunbed in the mornings. The pool area was impressive with lovely modern swimming pools and 2 pool bars. We had lunch at the main pool bar every day and always had a great meal. We also came here for happy hour, which is very good value, and enjoyed watching the sunset. The waiters, particularly at the pool bar were lovely and very efficient, Jakob was especially great. The breakfast had a very good selection. As we stayed half-board, we ate in the buffet restaurant most evenings. The atmosphere is minimal in here and decor is very dated and dark but the food was always nice and again there was a good selection. The only negative point of our holiday was when we had a reservation to eat in the Italian restaurant one night. On arrival we were told by the restaurant manager that they were running an hour late with reservations and to come back later. We had no apology from him and he wasn't polite in the slightest, so we didn't return to the Italian restaurant and instead had dinner in the main buffet restaurant.
The Italian restaurant experience aside, we had an amazing holiday and are looking forward to returning next summer!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 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 the Sea View room, the sunbed allocation system, the pool areas, the housekeeping team and also the pool bar waiters especially Jakob who will be delighted that he has been mentioned.

The whole team and I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

My husband and I have recently returned from a weeks stay at the ATG. It really is great, location, food and entertainment. We only have a couple of quibbles, there is a window between the bedroom and bathroom. You need to lower a Venetian blind for privacy, cannot see any good reason for this silly and annoying room design. Also smoking, smokers can sit anywhere outside and this can be uncomfortable when watching the entertainment etc. , designated areas would be nice. We loved the sun bed allocation by room number, the parasols are non adjustable, not good for fair, easily burnt skin. We had to wait until later in the day to relax and read. The swimming pools were great and they made great cocktails at the swim up bar. Recommend a trip on the Wave Dancer, great BBQ and music. Bar street, avoid due to most of the bars closed down.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 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.

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

The whole team and I sincerley hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel - customer service is second to none - have to disagree with previous review - most hotels who do not change towels daily do this to save money not to save the planet ! I would be appalled if my towels were not changed daily.

I do not have ond negative thing to say about the hotel - the rooms are spotless and have the most comfortable beds I've ever had in a hotel.

Restaurant has a lovely ambience with a good varied choice if food.

Italian and Japanese restaurant was very nice.

Can't wait to visit again - thank you.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank diane c
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Andreas C, General Manager at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 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 being fantastic, the spotless rooms, the comfortable beds, the restaurants in particular the Kiku Japanese and the Garibaldi Italian and the customer service being second to none are appreciated by all the team.

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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Property: Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Address: Posidonos Ave., Paphos 8102, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#3 Business Hotel in Paphos
#4 Spa Hotel in Paphos
#4 Romantic 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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