Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
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... Paphos... And saw where Aphrodite's rock is situated... We will go back and look at that properly later. We drove straight to Kriton's Dad's apartment for a light meal of fresh cut fruit, bread, olives, haloumi, and the most amazing feta cheese I've ever tasted! What a way to be introduced to Cypriot cuisine .... Delicious! Feta and sliced watermelon is a marriage made ...
Ah, cobble stones (you know how I feel about footings), seaside, roads, infrastructure and long lunches...welcome to civilisation...welcome to Paphos, Cyprus! Now don't get me wrong I enjoy as much as the next person some cheap brightly colored ceramics and some blingy tinny bangles but it becomes a little tedious and the lack of appropriate supermarkets also becomes frustrating in an Arab country, so imagine my delight at entering the EU! Plus I known I can buy a glass of rosť at ...
... Once you have survived the passing of the cart you are left in the trail and waft of the over powering stench exuding from the horse that had hurtled past. It is a mix of horse, sweat, manure and dust and it can lingers longer than the heady scent of Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds! A combination of this smell and the hazards of what may be under foot materialise as I begin climbing the ancient steps built and carved into the rocky cliffs of the ...
... They drive on the left in Cyprus, so although it was weird being on the 'wrong' side of the road abroad, it was easy enough to get to our little town. We settled into our villa and got to bed quite soon as it was so late!
On our first day we were very laid back and had a long lie in. It was amazing when we first looked out the window and saw the stunning views of Cyprus - we had arrived in the dark and had had no idea what to expect - it is a really ...
... friends and family members go on throughout the day.
I remember an incident with my students in Greece many years back when very seriously I announced the class that I was appointed to teach at a school in Cyprus and I had to pack and leave the following week. Just trying to see their reaction. I even went on telling them that I have already found the ...
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My husband and I with our 13 year old son have just returned from a two week holiday at this wonderful hotel and I felt that I should let others know how great it is.
A great hotel
We have just returned from staying at the Alex. We being two 40 somethings. It is a great place to stay, lovely location just 5 - 10 minutes walk away from Paphos harbour. The hotel is set just above the beach and the staff are really friendly. We went B&B and were pleased with this as there are very good resturants nearby, my favourite was called the arun. I must mention the sun bed system, you are allocated your own sunbeds on arrival for the lenght of your stay. This is the best system I have ever seen.
The fact that so many guests return time after time (they hold a "returners" party each week) says it all. It's a great hotel with excellent facilities. Most of their senior staff have been there for a long time as well which is a good sign - greeting old friends.
We have just returned home after 2 weeks staying at the Alexander the Great Hotel.
Absolute joy.... didn't want to come home and my husband is not happy about going self catering to Greece next year (snob).
We have just arrived home from pafos and wished we could have stayed longer, 10 days was not enough! The hotel was Fantastic, the staff were very friendly and the guest relations officer was excellent help to me when I realised I left my medication at home by accident, within two days I had enough to get me through!
My family, which consisted of my Son David aged 10, my Husband and my Mum and Dad, decided to treat ourselves to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary and my Husbands birthday. From start to finish it was perfect. The resort of Paphos is our favourite and have tried many 4 star hotels there over the years (we married there 13 years ago), but this by far beat our expectations and worth that "extra penny!!". The only problem we now have, as we look through the brochures for Easter 2006, is no other hotel will do!! All the staff were very friendly and most helpful. Cleanliness...furnishings..decor...BIG Bed...first class. The sun bed allocation system was brilliant...my Husband really felt on holiday because he was not woken by the alarm clock at 6am to go and put the towels on the beds...as would be usual with all other hotels! Fantastic, hope they never change this, did not realise how nice it felt to not be in that usual "rushed" feeling every morning!!!! Perfect location...just perfect. Breakfast was a joy to wake up to and see the friendly smiles of the waiters/tresses forever topping up your coffee cup with fresh coffee. The hotel management took great care of my Mum and Dads celebration and provided complimentary champagne and chocolates in their room, and without any notice, my Husband received a larger than large birthday cake...enough to offer the whole hotel! (Thank you Alexander the Great).
We decided on this hotel from the reviews of other visitors and we weren't disappointed!I had booked a room with a side sea view and we arrived to a room overlooking the harbour.We also had a lovely welcome of a bottle of champers,fresh flowers,chocolates on our pillow...
We had booked bed and breakfast and this didn't disappoint with a large choice of hot and cold breakfast items.
We also ate in the restaurant one evening which proved to be excellent value at 12 cypriot pounds.
Most of the staff were helpful and friendly.
The sunbed allocation there is a great idea,you just ask the attendant for some and show him where you would like to relax.We chose the beds overlooking the little beach and the sea which was stunning.
We stayed for a week at the beginning of January 2005. The hotel is beautifully laid out with a lovely large indoor pool, gym and spa, just what you want in January. It is close to central Paphos too.