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.
How to Get There
We stayed for a week at Alexander Beach and had the most wonderful time. It is a very large resort with multiple pools, bar/restaurants, sunbathing areas, private beach and has a lovely traditional rustic feel to it. It is so clean and well maintained from the reception, dining areas to the gardens and landscape. The staff were all friendly and welcoming especially reception and security at the entrance. The food is beautiful, fresh and so much variety. We stayed half board and as a vegetarian I worry I’ll struggle with choices and that it would get repetitive but no two nights were the same. Multiple breads, salads, pasta, meat... if you can’t find something to eat then there is something wrong! Desserts were delicious too.
Entertainment and activities throughout the week although we just wanted time as a family and to relax with our two children who adored the pools and little play park by the kids pool.
The only negatives were the WiFi connection wasn’t great, the breakfast times could be extended a little longer as I found the first sitting (cooked breakfast) quite early.
Lastly we were overcharged for drinks. Our bill at check out was in Greek though there was drinks charged on nights we didn’t go the bar! It was maybe only 3-4 drinks and we were tired and didn’t want the hassle of querying it. I’m confident had we of quieted it reception would have sorted it straight away.
I would definitely stay again and would highly recommend it. It’s in a good location between Stalis and Malia and has plenty of shops, supermarkets around the hotel.
We stayed in a family room bungalow type with garden view. Bathroom was spacious with bathtub and shower separately. Our kids loved the swimming-pools and their directly connection to the beach. Personal was friendly and kind everywhere: at the bar, at the Spa, at the front desk, room service, etc. but Some inconvenience happened at the breakfast there are a lot of people and sometimes tables aren’t cleaned right away after people leave, so if other ones come in and there is no place and the table you find is still dirty, some of the waitresses got angry if anyone moves for themselves anything to make the table clean stating some arguments, instead of discussing that fact loosing time, personal must do their job and set tables as soon as people leave without any argument, for making the tables ready for people who are arriving for breakfast specially families with kids that just want to have breakfast in peace and don’t want to hear impolite arguments specially when it is in front of children. Anyway, We had a wonderful dinner evenings there, personal of dinner service was excellent, always friendly attending very fast and cleaning even faster! Their food was delicious, incredible variety of salads, every evening different choices of soups, meats, fish, veggies. Also a dessert buffet and ice cream as well. The Food at dinner time was simply the best of this hotel and of our Cretan trip!
Had a week stay here last year with my partner and it was fantastic!
The staff where so friendly, plenty of beach beds every where & fantastic food! The food offered on the buffet was changed nightly with different themes such as Italian, Greek etc.
There was also the option of meals freshly prepared for you too (i think it was only once or twice included within half board then you have to pay for outside of this).
There where also fresh meals available from the tavern during lunch time, these were great to but again you pay extra if you’ve gone for half board.
We went out of season but there were still alot of shops open next to the hotel so plenty of things to have a look around at. We also hired a car from the hotel and had a explore too, highly recommend doing this too if you want a exploring holiday, equally if you just want a quiet break out of season this hotel was perfect for this too!
Thank you for a fantastic holiday! :)
Just home after a weeks stay (half-board) with wife and daughter and have to say we were all VERY impressed by the hotel. Choice of food at breakfast and dinner was great with something for everyone. Cleanliness of the grounds, pools and room was excellent as there was an army of staff constantly maintaining/cleaning everywhere. Staff were all very welcoming and friendly and all waiting staff appeared to speak several languages.
Ideally situated for a stroll locally into town and has it's own nice beach.
I'd certainly recommend the hotel and I'd be surprised if there were any better hotels on the island. Very relaxed atmosphere and many young families staying there, mostly German. Entertainment in evening also very good.
Well done Alexander Hotel and your excellent staff.
Just returned from the Alexander Beach Hotel and Spa in Stalis. We spent a fortnight in a Junior Suite overlooking the beach and had a really wonderful time. The staff were so very kind and helpful. They dealt with any queries or questions with a smile and any problems were dealt with very swiftly. The food was absolutely delicious and the variety immense. Our room was cleaned every day and fresh towels every day too. Olga, our cleaning lady, was delightful and ensured we were happy with everything. Kessy, who greeted us every day in the restaurant was an absolute delight. Her sense of humour and professionalism is something that the hotel must be very proud. Christina, our waitress for the majority of our stay, always greeted us with a smile and a kind word. The whole staff work so hard and nothing is ever too much trouble. The beach was beautiful and the grounds spectacular. All in all, we cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. Thank you!!!!!