Alexander Beach Hotel & Village
What We Love
- An idyllic beachfront resort overlooking the bay of Malia, with half board and a massage The ravishing beachfront location, between Malia and Stalis
- Bathing like Cleopatra at the heavenly, state-of-the-art Alexander SPA
- Kicking back in your spacious room, complete with a garden terrace or balcony
What To Know
- Set on 500,000 square feet of gardens overlooking the sea
- There are five swimming pools and two restaurants to choose from
- Free WiFi
The stylish result of modern design mixed with classic Cretan flourishes, Alexander Beach Hotel & Village is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded beach retreat that offers relaxation through and through. Set within walking distance of Crete’s two contrasting seaside hubs, you get the best of both worlds; Stalis for its laid-back yet sophisticated vibe and Malia for its big-name clubs that fulfil every dance devotee’s fantasy.
Fill your days lazing on golden sands at the private beach, topping up your tan by four dip-worthy pools, playing tennis, and keeping busy with basketball, beach volleyball, billiards, and more. There’s also a rather fabulous oversized spa where you can bliss out in the Finnish sauna or Oriental hammam or enjoy head-to-toe cleansing with mud, heat and steam in the Rasul.
Each of the rooms and suites assure simple on-trend décor with neutral palettes, hints of rich colour, marble bathrooms, and furnished balconies or garden terraces. For foodies, there’s a great selection of buffet and à la carte spots presenting classic Cretan cuisine reinterpreted with modernist cooking techniques, plus a fair few places to kick back with end-of-day cocktails.
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Had a great 7 days
Plenty of sunloungers always available on beach , but be up early if you want one round the pools
This is not a "hotel" but a vast complex , as you are made aware of when the golf buggy delivers you to your rooml
It is mainly European visitors , out of approx. 1000 guests i would estimate 30 British
1 copy of the Daily Mail in the shop each day
I rated it as 4 star Greek as it loses that comfy feel with the pure size
Service on top of all, the pool side bar, the restaurants and the staff are so eager to please and help and assist in any way they can. We had a sea front room, and although there were a lot of guests in the hotel, the place was calm and quite, we didn't even leave the premises. Kids had loads of fun. We just came back after 5 days and will def go back next summer.
Nice basic hotel, very clean, lovely small menu at the pool and beach dining areas, lovely local fish. Excellent Staff - Panos the Pool Bar manager made our 4 night stay extra special with his attention and care. Rooms Very reasonable. Drinks OK BUT soft drinks feel very highly priced compared to Alcoholic drinks so if you have kids a round of drinks is expensive. I Would return.
We have been here from June 29-July 11. Such a beautiful hotel with great service. Perfect holiday for families with young kids. Nicest sandy beach, beautiful pools, excellent food. We stayed in a little beach house. Perfect size voor small families and so so beautiful. You could hear the sea from inside and the view was fab! We had some cockroaches inside unfortunately, but other than that it was just perfect! Prices in hotel are high for drinks and food. But it is worth it! Will def go back again!
I stayed here two nights and two nights in another neighbouring 5-star resort, it was like day and night. Alexander is more like a 2 or 3 star compared to their neighbouring 5-star resort (Ikaros).
In the 2 nights we tried 3 different rooms at Alexander. The first room wasn’t too bad except the water coming out of the shower was brownish (room 38).
The second room we tried was on the ground level (which you should avoid when booking) (room 35). It was infested with ants and other insects. They offered to spray the room to kill the bugs but I asked for another room.
The third room was one of their newly renovated rooms, which wasn’t bad except for the very strong new smell of paint and plaster (room 135).
I feel much worse for my friends that paid much more for a “family room” with two double beds. It was really cramped and didn’t have two double beds, when we asked about this they said that the two beds are only a request and that they don’t have any rooms with two double beds. So my friends paid nearly 90 euros more for a room that was basically the same size as ours. And their room also had ants (room 41), not as bad as room 38 though.
The food for lunch and dinner is just ok, nothing special. Worst baklava in the world though, they should be ashamed of serving it.
The reception is not friendly at all. Any question or issue they take as a big hassle and inconvenience to them.
Also, there’s no wifi in the rooms. My suggestion is avoid Alexander, there’s much better options right next door.