Alexander the Great Beach Hotel
This luxury complex not only sits overlooking the Mediterranean, but it’s also an award-winner. As for location, the sweeping vistas across Paphos harbour make for an unforgettable sunset viewing. Infinity and whirlpool dips are what you can expect during the day, while evenings are a lively affair with cabaret shows and mini discos catering to a range of ages.
One of the hotel’s biggest perks has to be its delectable dining scene with a range of board types encouraging you to indulge onsite. From an Asian restaurant inviting you to dine al fresco to a traditional Cypriot taverna and an Italian strictly for adults, there are plenty of global delights waiting to tempt your taste buds.
When it comes to your in-room design expect a mix of traditional Mediterranean features alongside smart interiors with slick wood flooring and beige walls. Luxury features come as standard with bathrobes, slippers and coffee making facilities available in all spaces. As for air conditioning this operates from May to October.
Those looking for a grown-up experience, the hotel comes with its own adult area where rooms are equipped with fancy features including a private garden. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, you can always treat yourself to a private pool – sunset dips, anyone? You’ll also find superior doubles and twins with sofa beds when families require greater space. Sea views are on the cards too, should you want to make the most of your privileged setting.
A flavour-filled stay
Despite there being no All Inclusive option, you can’t go far wrong with the Bed and Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board offerings. Not to mention, the hotel also has a Half Board Plus and Full Board Plus option which includes some drinks.
Seven Orchids: With an open-air setting offering beautiful views of the coast, savour Asian fare from Japan, Thailand and China with teppanyaki style cooking and traditional spices promising a top-quality dining experience.
Roxanne’s Restaurant: Serving dinner buffet style, this elegant setting is a far cry from the modern canteen style eateries we see in a lot of hotels. Instead, this carpeted eatery comes with white tablecloths and comfortable seating. Filled with show-cooking stations, find everything from salads to pasta and desserts.
Garibaldi: This adults only a la carte is perfect for romantic dinners with its candlelit tables and elaborate interiors. Specialising in Italian fare with a menu filled with classic and modern dishes, make sure you come hungry because you have four courses to get through.
Limanaki Tavern: Everything about this restaurant screams traditional Cyprus from its blue and white checked tablecloths to its wicker seating and local ingredients. That said, there’s no better place to sample flavoursome mezzes while gazing into the sun-kissed Mediterranean.
Cafe Royal: This breakfast meets lunch spot is bound to take care of your cravings with its buffet stations offering ample choice.
Infinity Pool Bar: As the name suggests, you’ll find this venue right by the hotel’s infinity number. Order everything from refreshing drinks to ice cream and snacks, then grab a chair on one of its outdoor tables.
Swim-up Bar: You don’t even have to leave the water to grab a drink from this well-placed bar. Choose from its list of cocktails or stay cool with a fruity slushy.
Alexander’s Bar: This is the place to catch the hotel’s live entertainment with a scattering of chairs and tables pointing towards a well-lit stage. Open until 11pm, wine, soft drinks, beer and spirits are all available here.
Leisure, wellness & entertainment facilities
With a 5 star status to uphold, this hotel comes with a range of first-class amenities for all to enjoy. For starters, there’s a good choice of pools including a sophisticated infinity edge, where a whirlpool and a shaded bar promise unforgettable days in the sun. Adults, on the other hand, are treated to a serene sunbathing experience with a grown-up only section featuring seated whirlpools plunge options and jet massaging loungers, offering rejuvenating tanning sessions. Kids also have their own splash space where sprinklers and inflatables decorate the water.
But you can’t go on holiday without checking out the spa with plenty of face and body treatments designed to leave you feeling completely renewed. Fitness types may prefer a trip to the gym where they’ll find an area dedicated to weight training. Aqua aerobics, dance classes and table tennis are also part of the daily action here. Looking for somewhere to drop your kids aged between three and 12 for a couple of hours? That’s where the kids’ club comes in with childcare experts keeping your little ones entertained with organised games, outdoor activities and film showings for adults wanting to use the service between 9pm and 11pm.
A Blue Flag beachfront
There’s something extremely satisfying about being inches away from the warm Mediterranean, especially when the golden sand to the front of your hotel has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. If you don’t fancy hitting the shore for a sunbathing session, sailing and scuba diving are among the watersports on offer here.
What’s more, you’re walking distance to Paphos resort centre when you want to see what Cyprus has to offer outside the grounds of your hotel. If its medieval castle centrepiece doesn’t grab your attention, you won’t be able to miss the many bars and restaurants trying to entice you in for some tasty local fare.