Alexander The Great Beach Hotel
Alexander the Great Beach Hotel is part of the well-established Kanika Hotels and Resorts group which has been giving tourists holiday memories in Cyprus since the early 1980’s, can be found just a fifteen minute (1 km.) stroll down the Paphos seafront boardwalk from the famous archeological site of Nea Paphos, and the sights and sounds of Paphos proper.
Kanika Hotels and Resorts have won over 100 prominent tourism awards in the last five years alone from 13 different companies and organizations. Alexander the Great Hotel will gladly assist you in creating a wonderful, memory-filled holiday, whether in its couples-only wing, or its more family friendly areas.
From its beautifully-appointed, spacious rooms, to its Leisure infinity pool from which your gaze is carried from its waters to the far horizon of the Med, to its fine dining experience at the Seven Orchids restaurant, and so much more, the Kanika Alexander the Great is just the place for the kind of getaway that you’re be reminiscing about for years to come as you sit by the fire of a cold winter evening. You’ll savour every single day for years.
Alexander the Great Beach Hotel is configured in a large central section, with two slightly smaller wings branching off at either end at an angle towards the sea, giving guests with sea view rooms a generous view of the manicured grounds and the main pool. The hotel’s comfortable, oversized rooms come in several categories offering different views of the surroundings and different floor plans, all impeccably appointed and decorated with the goal of making you fell instantly at home. There are three restaurants, a café, and a tavern, four pools (infinity, adults only, kids’, and an indoor), a Blue Flag beach, five bar venues, a spa, a health club, tons of entertainment and activities options, a kids’ club, kids’ mascots, and entertainment options for kids, and all kinds of couples only options.
Rooms have pleasant, pastel color scheme, with crème-colored walls, white ceilings, and mottled grey, black and blue room-sized rug whose undulating striped pattern mimics the waves of the sea. Furniture is sturdy and a bit rustic, including beds with tall posters at their heads and sturdy wood-stained bed tables. The upholstered furniture items are wide and comfortable. Bathrooms have stained wood cabinets, corian or marble sink tops, marble-clad walls, and bathtubs with rain showers and come with bathrobes, slippers and towels. Coffee and tea making items are replenished on a daily basis. Rooms come with welcome drinks after check-in, mineral water, free WiFi, usb sockets, safety box, and a mini bar.
Deluxe Rooms come in three categories: Front Sea View, Side Sea View, and Inland View Family.
The Front Sea View Deluxe Rooms are the hotel’s most popular and highest ranked. This is because of the view, which overlooks the grounds and the pools and the Paphos Boardwalk, and then provides an unobstructed panorama of the glittering blue Mediterranean. In the afternoons the rooms are flooded with clear sunlight.
The Side Sea View Deluxe rooms are different in what you see off the balcony; instead of the sea, you get a nice view of the gardens and their swaying palms, with the sea being part of the view. They are also larger than the Sea View rooms and can accommodate an additional guest.
The Inland View Family Deluxe Rooms are tailored for small families who want to keep everyone together in the same accommodation. They overlook the beautiful gardens and pools, and can house a small family of up to 4 members.
Superior Room Sea View
These rooms combine the popular Sea View within a larger living space and can accommodate more guests. They’re the roomiest classic rooms in the hotel.
Superior Garden Cabana with Private Garden
This room in an adults-only area offers a beautiful view of the sea, and a walk-in shower as well as a bathtub. Tub is equipped with a whirlpool system. Room has a terrace, and a small private garden. Sun loungers on the terrace overlook the adults-only pool. Beds have premium microfiber pillows. This is the perfect room for a couple’s getaway.
Superior Garden Cabana with Private Pool
This room in an adults-only area offers a beautiful view of the sea, and a walk-in shower as well as a bathtub. Tub is equipped with a whirlpool system. Room has a terrace, and a plunge pool (a small pool for lounging in and cooling off on hot days). Beds have premium microfiber pillows. This is the perfect room for a couple’s getaway.
Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite
This luxury suite comes with a magnificent sea view, a large, furnished balcony which curves outward, and its own pool. As large and roomy as a penthouse, it features a separate bedroom, an open plan living area sectioned off to dining room and a lounge, and a rooftop terrace offering a stunning 360-degree panorama of the entire region and divided into two areas; one with bamboo furniture, and the other with upholstered sun loungers. It doesn’t get better than this.
Food and Drink
Kanika Alexander gives you five choices of food venues: the Café Royal, the Roxane Restaurant, the Garibaldi Ristorante Italiano, the Seven Orchids Asian restaurant, and the Limanaki Tavern.
The Café Royal is a pleasant indoor/al fresco restaurant specializing in international-style breakfast and lunch. This buffet-style venue also has live cooking stations.
The Roxane Restaurant (named after Alexander the Great’s wife) is Kanika Alexander’s flagship restaurant specializing in themed, buffet-style dining, with waiter-served drinks. They also have a menu for kids. The restaurant is elegantly appointed, with gold patterned carpets, rich, yellow indirect lighting, and upholstered wooden chairs with armrests.
The Garibaldi Ristorante Italiano is adults only, and offers a four course meal of a variety of Italian-based dishes. Some favorites include the rocket salad with dry figs and pomegranate, Italian minestrone soup with Parmesian shavings, goat cheese ravioli, and aborio seafood risotto with vine tomatoes.
The Seven Orchids Asian restaurant has outdoor outdoor dining on a deck terrace with wonderful sea views. It’s a la carte menu features sushi and teppanyak, among others.
The Limanaki Tavern is open air, covered Greek-themed restaurant at poolside. It offers traditional Cypriot and Greek dishes including meze, horiatiki salad, prawns and grilled octopus, pork souvlaki, and grilled chicken thighs.
Alexander’s Bar is a classy cocktail bar serving cocktails, beers and wines, cognacs, soft drinks, and coffees. The décor, the antique feel of the furnishings, and the atmosphere all give the impression of quiet elegance.
On the other hand, the Havana Venue is a little like a mini Vegas, with its nightly stage shows, pretty girls, and varied entertainment offerings, including kids’ disco parties. Entertainment is provided by the Kanika All Stars who sing, dance, act, and play live music. A complete menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are on offer.
The Infinity Pool Bar is a classic swim-up bar offering a pause that refreshes whilst taking a break from frolicking in the Infinity Pool.
Wellness and Spa
The Serenity Health Club Spa offers a complete regimen of spa and fitness methodologies to get your body back up to speed and leave you feeling like a 25 year-old again. You can relax in the spa’s heated indoor pool, take advantage of the fitness and health facilities which include a fully-equipped gym, a sauna, a steam room, table tennis, and tennis courts.
Signature treatments and massages include whole body Dead Sea detox and seaweed wrap and Mediterranean defoliation. Massages include Deep Tissue and Hot Stone. Facial treatments include a mini facial, and the innovative Time Expert Radiance C plus Illuminating Facial Vitamin C Anti-Fatigue Treatment.
In addition, there is a wide range of skin care products courtesy of Germaine de Capuccini.
A wide range of activities are on offer for both big ones and little ones. These include archery, water aerobics, Zumba and dance sessions for adults, and lots of fun with the Kanika All Stars for kids. There are at least a half dozen other sports options for both adults and children including mini shuffleboard, killer darts, and water basketball.
In the Area
Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of about 900 such sites in the world. The criteria for such sites are those having “cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.” Some of those having such significance in Paphos include Old Paphos, now called Kouklia, on a hill east of the modern city, the traditional birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Remains of the ancient city and its sanctuary can be viewed. The Paphos Archeological Park includes the ruins of four large Roman-era villas with well-preserved mosaic floors.
The Paphos pedestrian boulevard on the seafront is famous for its beauty and makes for a pleasant walk in the cool of a summer evening. Paphos Segway Tours take you to all the famous sites in the city and environs, which has been likened to an open-air museum.
The Paphos Castle is a must see, as well as St. Paul’s Pillar, where Church tradition holds that the Apostle Paul was flogged 39 times by the Roman Proconsul of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus, after which he himself converted to Christianity after Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind after trying to discourage Sergius Paulus from the faith.
Paphos is full of restaurants and night spots for those desiring a little nightlife. There are all kinds of tours, both on land and sea , available for sightseers wishing to have a broader view of the environs of this historical city.
The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park provides hours of fun in the sun on its slides, tunnels and pools. An introductory course in Scuba Diving can also he had in the Discover Scuba Diving tour, during which octopuses and sea turtles can be encountered in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean.
Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8102
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