The star of the show here is the beach. Reached through the hotel’s gardens, it’s got the kind of powder-soft sands your feet sink in to on touch. The views are gorgeous, too – the turquoise Mediterranean stretches as far as the eye can see. What’s more, behind the beach, the hotel’s lawns are peppered with sunloungers and parasols, creating lots of quiet sunbathing spots amid the palms and bougainvillea.
The main pool, meanwhile, offers another chilled-out scene. A simple rectangular affair, it’s framed by canvas deckchairs on one side and on the other, a stylish brasserie where guests lunch on Greek salads and fresh seafood dishes. Next up is the Kalimera buffet restaurant. Complete with an outdoor terrace overlooking the palms and ocean, it’s a lovely place to enjoy buffet breakfasts. The place for dinner though is the Symposion. All sleek black rattan chairs set on an elevated terrace it’s the place to dine on gourmet Cypriot cuisine while watching the lightshows of the passing cruise ships.
As for the rooms, they’re elegant in a crisp, modern way. Soft fawns and creams are offset by bright orange scatter cushions and armchairs, while in-room extras include balconies, wide screen satellite TVs and tea and coffee-making sets.
Everything else aside, the service here is worth a special mention. The staff are particularly attentive and there’s a turndown service at night when the maids leave little chocolates on your pillow. The hotel also runs a sunbed allocation system – when you check-in, you choose your sunbeds and they’re reserved for you throughout your stay. It’s a simple, thoughtful touch.
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This pool is surrounded by wooden styled gazebos, with colourful blossoms and greenery. There's a choice of seating underneath with tables and chairs, sunbeds and white canvas deck chairs.
Symposion international restaurant*
Take a seat at the Symposion restaurant with views overlooking the pool and the beach. There's a buffet and waiter service. And you can expect themed nights in the week with dishes cooked right in front of you at the show cooking stations. Children's meals are also available.
An intimate and relaxing atmosphere can be found at Amethystos Bar. Perfect for a pre-dinner drink or after-dinner cocktail. Watch the sun set on the terrace area as you sip an aperitif or enjoy your favourite beer.
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3 stars maximum!!!
After reviewing all the reviews on trip advisor. We decided to go to this hotel pretending to be a 5 stars. When arriving here I can assure you that it was 3 stars maximum with disgusting room poorly furnished not modern at all, the breakfast is not on a level at all. All this experience was a real disappointment we were hesitating to go to the grecian bay hotel which is actually a much better hotel real five stars. Alion beach = huge lie. The only good thing is the location. More
YoelZuck, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
One night stay
We stayed, along with another couple, for one night in March. Transferred to The Alion due to refurb work at our original choice of hotel, we were pleased with the standard of the hotel. Rooms clean with lovely side sea views; staff welcoming and very helpful. Although classed as a 5* it was more 4*. We had the buffet in evening as at this time of the year nothing much was open in the area. The champagne breakfast on the outside terrace was exceptional, everything you could think of and more. Food in the hotel was excellent although a la carte was expensive. The Alion hotel is right on the beach, a short stroll to the harbour or, in the other direction, to the headland. The outside sunbathing areas were pretty with sea views. We had good weather, 24°+, and the only downside to our stay was the bedrooms were too hot. We asked if the air con was working but were told it wasn't switched on yet as it had been too cold up to now. The indoor pool was great, except the machines in the gym were turned to face the pool. Ok for some but uncomfortable as a female, & the only person in the pool, to be watched through the window by men on the trainers.More
Superb hotel in amazing location
Wife and I were looking for a short notice break away from home and we settled on a week in this hotel. It was just what we needed and reasonably priced for the time of year. Weather was ~24 degrees and sunny. Other hotel guests were an interesting mix of UK, German, Russian, French - all quiet and reserved. Recommend turning left on the beach and following the coastal path for a refreshing walk whilst taking in the scenery - which was paradise. Pro's: Staff attitude, immaculate cleanliness, food quality, location, beach access, views and standard of facilities. Cyprus use UK style 3 pin plugs too! Con's: Wifi was too weak in the room to be of use, walls are thin so my sleep was disturbed by young kids next door. The meals in the evening were buffet only which felt like it wasn't best value for money - but was still delicious.More
Wiggybum, Lydney, United Kingdom
This is a great hotel, nice location on the beach at the east end of Aiya Napa. We stayed for a week in March, weather was mostly very good but there were some cool breezes in the evenings. The staff and the attention to detail was excellent. The food was also excellent; we stayed half board and ate in every evening. Aiya Napa is like a ghost town at this time of year and very quiet, quite the opposite of its reputation. We would thoroughly recommend this hotelMore
Upfielddoc, London, United Kingdom
Our original hotel is undergoing 'construction' work so we were transferred to the Alion Beach. As a frequent visitor to Ayia Napa, I have always wondered what this hotel was like, well now I know...! On arrival we were greeted by a lovely young lady on reception, we were offered a refreshing lemon juice whilst our bags were delivered to our room. In this initial 15-20 mins, I was impressed by the lobby area, bar & what I saw of the immediate pool/beach area. However, when we went up to our room, I was really disappointed. Having been upgraded due to our inconvenience, we were initially sent to a standard room - this was quickly rectified and we were then sent to a Panoramic room. It was 'ok' - that's all I can say really..! I will say that the staff are absolutely wonderful, nothing was too much trouble & the pool/beach area, bars/restaurants, reception/lobby are absolutely beautiful & very well presented. A good selection of food at meal times but it could've been a bit warmer! Nice little touch of 'allocated' dinner tables too! I'm not sure what I expected having never been to Ayia Napa out of season but having stayed in many 5* hotels over the years, I don't feel that this 'quite' hits the mark! It may well be different when the hotel is full capacity & high season BUT I have to say that I'm left with '?!?!?'... Perhaps it's because the Alion is 'contemporary' & I'm used to 'boutique'... Overall, we had a wonderful break (super weather too) but I know where my next Ayia Napa stay will be.......!More
JustineS42, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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