60 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
I was panicing after reading all the rev...
"I was panicing after reading all the reviews before I went but once getting there realised I had nothing to worry about. Never saw this so called scary security guard once. Maids cleaned rooms daily and tidied. Towels changed on a regular basis. Rooms and hotel clean. Pool area was also very clean and not as noisy as expected. I would recommend this hotel also in an ideal location. Only five mins to the main strip and beach. Some lovely bars and restuarants even closer though. The only thing I would say is there is one receptionist who is not very helpful but the rest are very good."
- Travel date: Fri 29th of August 2008
definately best holiday i have ever been...
"definately best holiday i have ever been on. hotel was pretty much what was expected for a lively area. pool area was tidy however watch out for the wasps! with a nice bar and plenty of sunbeds.
10 minute walk to beach...nice beach just watch out for the italian men if your female!
strip was about a 10 minute walk we did it a couple of times however usually just got cabs in the end. can ask reception to book them for you
rooms were basic, however we were on the top floor which fit four people ... more like two. trying to get ready with four girls was quite tight for space. and we had bunk beds.
the bar is nice and staff are friendly, didnt get to witness an encounter with the security guard however he did let us have a room gathering in our room so we found him okay.
you do find it funny in the end at the state of people walking through the doors at 7 in the morning and every sofa is filled with people passed out in the lobby area. all part of the fun!
definately coming back next year to this hotel without doubt! "
- Travel date: Sun 24th of August 2008
I have just returned from a weeks holida...
"I have just returned from a weeks holiday in the Alexander Hotel with 5 friends. First thing I would like to say is... all the brochures lie as the main strip is literally a 15 minute walk away from the hotel but we were made to think it was on the doorstep. Taxis to ANYWHERE are 6 euros. On entering the hotel at 7am there was crowds of drunk men and couples all over each other sprawled on the lobby sofas. after the security guard walked us to our room through (corridoors of coke bottles and wrappers and into the 2 man lift that was about 10000 years old) we arrived at the door, only with someone from the opposite room to scream our room number (scary) The room smelt of drains (until we opened the doors) and the toilet seat was broken. As we were trying to sleep music was blaring from various rooms and girls screaming as everyone was getting in from a night out. The shower was possibly the worst thing I have ever encountered and by the end of the week found the only way of not turning the whole bathroom into one big wet room was to sit down in the disgusting thing!!!! New towls were only given when the maids could be bothered (to be honest) however the rooms were tidied. We later noticed that people on the lower floors had baths, which would have been so much simpler for everyone in our rooms!!! The pool and sunbathing area is very very very nice, much nicer than any of the other pools i went into in the hotels around ours as it was cleaned everyday and had a pool bar and lots of sunbeds. Strangley we enjoyed our stay by the end and found the state of the hotel quite a hilarious factor of the holiday."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
I loved this hotel/apartments! I think i...
"I loved this hotel/apartments! I think it is unfair that it has had so many bad reviews. The apartments are basic but are clean and fairly spacious, they are kept clean by the maids who regularly visit. It can be a bit noisy at night but is the perfect place to stay if you are wanting a fun girls or guys holiday! It had a great party atmosphere, everyone was extremely friendly and I would deffinatley go back! "
- Travel date: Thu 24th of July 2008
the hotel was very pleasent but i would...
"the hotel was very pleasent but i would not go back at the noise level was unberable from around 2am I do agree with people having a great time and dont usually care about the noise.. also be very careful as when we were there we had English money taken from our draw in our room and also our camcorder which when we confronted the manger didn't care and took 4 days before we were able to go to police...other guests also had personal item stolen.. when confronted reps we had the shrugg off and they didnt care"
- Travel date: Fri 11th of July 2008
I have no idea why people have slagged t...
"I have no idea why people have slagged this hotel so much. Yes its not AMAAZING but its 3 star. You get what you pay for. And i was very impressed if im honest.
It is a very lively hotel. Not suitable for couples or families at all. I was confused to see the odd ones there. We went with an big group of lads and girls and all had an amazing time.
The security guard is a menace but only doing his job. Hes a good laugh when you get to know him. Good old Mario.
But thats it. We had several friends staying over there and the Alex was a thousand times better than their accomodation.
3 pools. Good size. Good happy hour at the free bar. The staff were very friendly. We only ended up paying for air con for one night and got it for the whole 2 weeks.
Its very well known in the area and isnt too far from the strip.
Id definately advise staying here and wouldnt have to think twice about going there again.
Reps were very helpful and made us feel welcome and settled. Amazing holiday x
- Travel date: Thu 10th of July 2008
I have just returned from the Alexander...
"I have just returned from the Alexander Hotel with 12 of my friends and wasnt overly pleased with it. when we first arrived we had our passports taken off us at the desk which were then thrown on a shelf in reach of anyone passing thru the office. they remained in that spot all week. That very same night the nutter of a security guard grabbed one of our lads by the throat and forced him back into the room. We also had to be moved hotel rooms because when we arrived the toilet seat was in the bath, the security safe that we payed 15 euros for was broken and the air con which we payed 45 euros for was also broken. all i can say is you get what you pay for!"
- Travel date: Tue 24th of June 2008
Us 2 stayed here in july on a lads holid...
"Us 2 stayed here in july on a lads holiday and its quality, 4 play bar opposite alright for pre drinks before hitting the strip. not advised 4 families perfect for lads and birds hols.
- Travel date: Sun 27th of January 2008
I stayed at the California Apartments fo...
"I stayed at the California Apartments for one week in July 2007 with friends. I thought the Alexander apartments were everything I expected for 2 star apartments.
The rooms are cleaned most days. Rooms are basic but no complaints - apart from the TV only having a few channels!
The apartments have 2 swimming pools, pool tables, mini shop, bar and internet access. The location is 5 mins away from the main strip of bars, however there are plenty bars and restaurants next to the apartments as well.
I would recommend the apartments for young groups of single lads and lasses! Not for families or couples as gets lively at night time as the resort is for the younger generation that like partying!"
- Travel date: Mon 17th of December 2007
Oh my lord why would anyone want to stay...
"Oh my lord why would anyone want to stay here! We arrived on the 4th of July to find the dirty dog there to greet us who was not very friendly if to say so the least.
We checked in to find that they hadnât cleaned the room from the previous people who had stayed there. Yuk! One night during our first week we found that we had a little problem with cockroaches coming up through the drains but was sorted only after the third time of asking!
The pools were nice and big but often found dog muck around the edges of the pool. The area is ok. I went with my university friends who are 22/23 and we did not feel safe at all of a night. There were so many dirty perverts hanging about and then gypsy children trying to steal your bags.
There were a few good bars but most were full of young girls! Whoever has booked to go here CHANGE YOUR MINDS or even if youâre thinking about taking a good vacation here THINK AGAIN!
- Travel date: Thu 14th of September 2006
I arrived on the first night with 7 of m...
"I arrived on the first night with 7 of my friends. The hotel was filthy, it was cleaned late the next day just before the reps arrived.
Welcomed by a floor full of food and a dog as your friend. Must of been the hotel owners dog and we found it swimming in our pool the next day. There was dirty toilet roll paper in the corridor. We was told our hotel would have a kitchen in it and a sofa which it never had. There was two rooms for 2 and one room for three, we was all told our rooms was all going to be next to each other. We was all separated around the hotel.
This hotel is sure to be classed as an 18~30's, full of chavs. This is perfect if your never ever in the hotel and just want somewhere to get dressed. From the first to the last night we never had a wink of sleep, none of us girls felt safe as you would hear the door room handle going early hours in the morning. I felt like I had been ripped off. They must of thought a gang of girls, lets just put them anywhere.
Well no, we have been a good few places around the world, this was the worst. We was bed and breakfast and didnât have it once. There was 2 good things about the hotel, the location and the hotel from the outside actually looked ok."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of August 2006
Fantastic Holiday! Second holiday in Zan...
"Fantastic Holiday! Second holiday in Zante, last year my boyfriend and I stayed in the Poseidon Beach Hotel which is very clean and has a fantastic location on the beach, it is perfect for couples. This year we decided to go for a bigger and more lively hotel as we were going with a group of ten other 18/19 year olds.
We booked the Alexander Hotel through Thomas Cook for Â£340 and it was well worth the money. The rooms, although small, are kept very clean and each have a balcony and fantastic air conditioning ( at a small charge). The hotel has three swimming pools, two of which are very big. The pool area is spacious and clean and their is a great pool bar serving cheap food and drinks. There are staff on hand 24 hours a day, most of whom are helpful but the security guard is aggressive and unhelpful. Laganas itself is very lively with some fantastic bars and clubs. Highly recommend Rescue and cocktails and dreams. Warning: do not walk down the beach alone at night!
I would also definitely recommend the 8 hour boat trip around the island, it is spectacular. Another day trip I would recommend is a trip to St Nicholas Beach. There is a coach that leaves Laganas every morning at 10 and takes you to this beautiful beach, the coach returns at 5. At St Nicholas beach there are every kind of water sport you can think of (although it is pricey).
A walk down to Cameo Island is also definitely worth while we only wish we'd found this spot earlier. Lovely little beach and bar playing very chilled out music. I would not take a family to Laganas but for young couples and groups it is the perfect destination. You will have an awesome holiday."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of July 2006