Alexander The Great

Poseidon Ave., Paphos, 8102, Cyprus
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Alexander the Great getting old

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 18, 2008

We stayed two days in Alexander the Great at the end of our paphos holiday. We had heard great things about the hotel and the food.

We were there in early April - really before the main tourist season.

The hotel is rather old-fashioned and shows some signs of needing a major rebuild. Bedrooms are quite small - think of a Travelodge - balconies are miniscule.

The food is certainly not 4 star and is more like a package holiday tourist hotel.

We like coffee in the evening and in the morning before breakfast. No facilities are provided in the room but the hotel booklet indicates this is available via Reception. I phoned down and was told I needed to appear in person. I did so and despite the charge of 6 Euro per day could not be made avalialble until the following day. Then it was revelaed the minimum number of days was 3. No luck then. mM comment about this being ludicrous was met by a shrug.
Breakfast was fine by buffet standards.

Drinks were expensive.

Service was first class with a good share of eastern Europeans replacing native Cypriots.

In all disappointing stay in a 4 star hotel with 5 star prices and 3 star facilities.

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Nicer than I expected.........

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 1, 2008

I didn't book here; I was moved by my operator. And I don't 'do' big hotels, or 'posh' ones, and this is both.

But actually I really enjoyed my stay (but I went out of season, so can't say if it's the same in the summer). I thought it was going to be rather grey and stiff but it wasn't (although they do have rules about what you can/can't wear for dinner etc).

The staff (many Eastern European) were courteous and helpful, the food was particularly good (I thought), the hotel itself was pleasantly laid out and comfortable. It's built on an ancient burial site, which was a bit of a plus for me as there are rock-cut tombs within the grounds to explore. There are indoor and outdoor pools and a rather nice little sandy beach immediately below, tennis court, hairdresser, massage place etc etc.

My room was absolutely fine (plenty of hot water, squeaky clean, chocolates on the pillow every day, good towels [including towels specifically for the pool], room safe, mini-bar etc etc). It was at the fron though and, despite quadruple glazing, there was a lot of traffic noise. Not a problem for me, as I always use ear-plugs, but I think many people would find it too noisy....best ask for a side or sea-view.

There was some sort of entertainment every night, usually a musician/singer or pianist. Wasn't fond of this, if honest.....would have far preferred local music/songs rather than 'Lara's theme' and so on. But that's just a personal opinion: I'm sure others would disagree.

Unique Quality: It has a lovely sunset view (as has much of Kato Pafos), and its cleanliness was very impressive. It seems to be a very well-regarded hotel locally (the ex-pat community have their Christmas 'do' there), which is an indicator I think. So yes, it would be a good choice. It's within walking distance of the harbour too (many of the newer hotels are quite a way away from the main area), and regular buses along the coast and to the harbour/upper town stop outside.

One thing to note: as with most parts of Cyprus there are lots of cats around. They don't come into the hotel, but they are by the pool and on the terraces etc. If you don't like cats then you should be aware of this (the tom-cats aren't neutered so there are some interesting noises at night!)

Directions: About a kilometre from the harbour, along the main coastal strip.

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Address: Poseidon Ave., Paphos, 8102, Cyprus

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Amenities at Alexander The Great

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Suites
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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