This stylish seafront hotel has an open-air dining scene with gourmet Cypriot cuisine.
This place is the epitome of laid-back chic. Set in beautiful gardens next to a beach, it comes with both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as restaurants with open-air terraces for admiring the sea views.
There’s plenty to do in the day, with tennis and squash courts in the grounds. Evenings unwind to the sound of live musicians, while Ayia Napa’s legendary nightlife is only 15 minutes’ walk away.
These twin rooms have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. Plus, there's a balcony for that bit of extra space. They come with an additional bed. And you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar, and a TV included.
These twin rooms have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. Plus, there's a balcony that offers views of the ocean. They come with an additional bed. And you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar, and a TV included.
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From the moment of check in to the moment of check out the service at this hotel was outstanding. It was the little touches like the cold flannel and refreshing juice we were greeted with and the courtesy ice lollies given around the pool that made me feel even more special. The staff were brilliant, the service was outstanding,its clear they are happy in their work, nothing was too much trouble,it was my birthday celebration weekend and they made it very memorable with sparklers and a birthday cake and numerous staff wishing me a happy birthday as i passed through the hotel. We stayed on bed and breakfast which was good quality and plentiful, even had real bacon and sausages which I was'nt expecting, plenty of choice of fruits, pastries, cold meets ect and eggs to order if required, the omelette I had was very tasty, the lady who cooked it thought she had overdone it and nearly threw it away before i advised it was totally fine, that's passion for a perfect omelette that is! We ate around the pool a couple of times, highley recommend the hot and cold meze, you do get alot of it though so make sure your starving first.We had a meal at the deck restaurant, again staff very professional but also personable and the food was amazing, the waiter continued to light our candle on our table several times due to a freak windy evening, attention to detail. We had drinks at the bar served by lovely waiters, very friendly and chatty and the happy hour between 6:30 and 7:30 was very welcoming. The room was lovely, we did get an upgrade to be fair to a sea view which was amazing, the standard was very high and a daily house keeping and the chocolate on the pillow at night was a nice touch. The hotel has a beautiful beach although each room does have their own allocated sunbeds per stay, the sunbeds on the beach are 2:50 euros per bed + umbrella. You can walk along the beach to the harbour part of Ayia Napa or by road and it takes roughly 15-20 minutes, the road way there are plenty of bars ect on the way so the Alion is not in an isolated position. Overall the hotel, the staff,the position and the facilities were perfect, I could'nt fault anything.More
We stayed here on the night of our wedding. I booked for the one night and I emailed in advance to say we probably wouldn't be arriving till early hours of the morning as it was our wedding day.
Upon arrival around 2am we were greeted warmly and checked in quickly/efficiently.
Our room had complimentary champagne, flowers, fresh fruit and chocolate. How lovely!
The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms decorated to a high standard. The grounds are also just as beautiful. Look forward to coming back one day! More
Lucky last minute choice!
We left our previous hotel and headed to the Alion for one night, to test the water having made a mistake with the previous choice. We later discovered how lucky we had been to get a room at Alion as its pretty much fully booked most of the time. The hotel staff weren't a bit sniffy about our last minute request for a room for the night whilst we checked them out, but they weren't surprised when we asked if we could stay for the rest of the week, after our first night! The rooms are plain, airy, clean, with good air con and comfortable beds. They have a reasonably priced well stocked mini bar. The bathroom was great. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've had in any hotel, and the a la carte restaurant in the evening was superb, with great views over the sea. The staff are without exception simply lovely. The gardens surrounding the pool, are beautifully kept and full of flowers, and there is a good bar service to sun loungers. Very decadent! The beach and sea are one of the best we saw in Cyprus. The hotel was literally full of people making repeat visits, and the whole atmosphere was relaxed, friendly and thoughtful. Eg pool towels are extra long to cover the whole lounger. There were a lot of little details like this that add up to a genuinely lovely experience. Our only regret was that with so many repeat bookings in place we couldn't get a sea view room and the back of the hotel overlooks the main entrance and road beyond. Not noisy or anything, just not a view you want to sit on your balcony and take in. The sea view rooms are spectacular so we are going back to one of these hopefully! To be honest, the bar, restaurant and outdoor areas were so lovely we didn't mind the room-view issue very much, and we would go back whichever room we had because it was such a lovely hotel.More
Always a pleasure to return to Alion
To write a review that presents the most valuable information to future prospective guests it seems only logical to discuss the good and bad aspects of the Hotel in a fair and balanced manner. Further, it is only fair to the hotel to mention all of the good things along with the aspects I found lacking or recommendations I would have for improvement. I am pleased to say in the case of Alion, I found almost nothing bad during my 26 day stay, rather only a few minor suggestions to improve the overall hotel guest experience.
Alion Beach Hotel, located about 10 minutes from the heart of Ayia Napa, is a modern yet elegantly designed hotel with a clean sophisticated look and feel. The hotel houses 100 rooms - 32 park view, 40 sea view, 20 side sea view, and 8 larger panoramic rooms. The hotel is nicely situated escaping the loud active Ayia Napa nightlife and overlooking one of the best parts of Limanaki Beach for swimming and sunbathing. Further, a short 5-10 minute walk along the Beach leads you to magnificent sea caves easily accessible to more adventurous swimmers and of course, divers. Another 30 minutes you will pass several quaint swimming areas and arrive at magnificent sea caves viewing point. A short 10 minute walk the other way, leads you to the vibrant centre of Ayia Napa with its numerous restaurants and abundance of pulsating nightlife.
From Larnaca airport my journey was under 45 minutes and about 60kms (the standard taxi fair being about 60â¬). several years ago I arrived from Ercan airport in the North - about 70kms and a longer 75 minute journey. From the road the hotel is very clearly marked and the hotel provided plenty of underground parking. The reception area design and overall layout of the hotel is both clean, modern, and pleasant. Overall a terrific first impression with a lovely view overlooking the clean emerald coloured waters of the Mediterranean.
This year my arrival was a rather late one. The hotel check-in was fast, friendly and efficient. In fact, it was one of the most efficient check-ins I have had in years and this was greatly appreciated after a long day of travel. I really wish more hotels learned this from Alion. After arriving in my room I found the hotel was kind and thoughtful enough to leave behind a complimentary plate of fresh sandwiches, plate of fruit, and a bottle of a local drink (wine) named Commandaria. Fresh flowers were also present in the room. A spectacular start to any stay.
The manager was staff were also kind enough to facilitate my request for a Nespresso maker, given the length of my stay. Thank you!
I found the maintenance and cleanliness of the rooms throughout my 26 day stay to be superb. Maid service was twice daily (including the turn down service in the evening). During the latter little chocolate mints were left for guests before bed and towels etc were replenished, garbage was emptied, and the room was tidied up. All of my interactions with the cleaning staff were excellent - they were friendly, helpful, and eager to please the hotel guests.
Even though the rooms at Alion were far from huge they had ample closet space. Being on a longer journey I had quite a bit of clothing and luggage accompanying me. For a smaller sized room, there was more than enough space to properly stow and store everything - and plenty of hangers - Thank you!
Our patio was small, but rather cute, and the view of the pool, Limanaki Beach and the sea was just lovely. A nice perch in the evening to sit and relax. The patio had a small drying rack which came in handy for air drying bathing suits and shoes after a day at the beach - a nice touch.
The TV in the room was of adequate size and well positioned with a rotating base making it easy to watch in bed or in the adjacent sitting area by the table.
The mini-bar was well stocked and also reasonably priced. Complimentary coffee and tea was also provided with a fast boiling kettle and a nice variety of 4 teas - Green, Ceylon, English breakfast and English afternoon tea. Additional water and snack items were also present and available for purchase. Specialty wine glasses were provided for the Commandaria and wine glasses and tumblers for the other drinks. It would have been nice to have a corkscrew already in the room but one was quickly provided upon request.
The bathroom was small but adequate. A bidet was also present which was nice. The bathroom was equipped with a vanity kit, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, lotion, hand soap and shower cap. Kleenex and multiple toilet paper rolls were also provided. All of which were of good quality. A makeup mirror was also present and nice to have as we found ourselves using it daily. However, it would have been nice if it was lit.
The shower was excellent, water temperature was consistent and could be selected from cold to very hot. The bathrooms had been upgraded from the year before. This was a needed touch and truly made my stay better.
There were plenty of towels in a variety of sizes - the bath and beach towels were large and also of good quality. One beach towel would cover the entire sun chair. On a daily basis I would request additional beach towels (to use as a head rest or to dry off). The maids were happy to provide these, however the hotel should consider having a towel depository accessible to guests down in the sunbathing area near the pool or showers. Also, this would be nice near the gymn and indoor pool.
The air conditioning was excellent and the room could be kept icy cold even on the hottest of days. The room was well lit, switches were well thought out in their placement, and outlets for charging were in a handy location easily accessible.
The room contained multiple garbage cans which is convenient for dispensing with rubbish. I have stayed in too many hotels with just one small one in the bathroom which drives me crazy. The more, the merrier - note to management - perhaps one more located by the small table sitting area where the fruit is located would be a nice addition.
Beds are comfortable and furnished with quality linen. A total of four pillows are provided (2 different sizes). The 2 sizes were appreciated by myself and my spouse as we prefer different size pillows.
During my stay I made use of the laundry services on multiple occasions. The service was excellent with the laundry arriving on time and properly laundered (the prices were also reasonable).
A proper, well functioning wall safe was present in the closet area.
The curtains in the room were substantial and adequately kept out light while sleeping.
Internet and breakfast were automatically included with our stay. Breakfast was from 7-11am. Breakfast was terrific and there was a variety day to day. A large selection of everything was present including a person manning a hot griddle to freshly prepare your eggs, pancakes or waffles as you desire. Unless my eyes were playing tricks on me, bacon was prepared both regular and crispy and served in separate steam table sections - very thoughtful. Nice selection of cold meats, cheese, pastry, breads, fruit, vegetables, oatmeal, fresh juices and champagne. Coffee was excellent, served in a carafe at your table. Breakfast staff were efficient and friendly. One morning we both abandoned our table not realizing birds would move in to scoop our breakfast, but a staff member stayed by the table saving our breakfast, awaiting our return. Very considerate and definitely noticed :) - thank you! My only suggestions or recommendations would be to have more water available as several times it was out and needed replenishing as there where only 2 bottles present. Further, consider also sparkling water in addition to the still, for some it is a very nice touch.
On occasion internet was sporadic or slow, but during the vast majority of my time at Alion it was perfectly fine. It was also nice that it extended right out onto the beach so one could use wifi with their iPad/iPhone in the sun chair or on the sand.
The pool area was nicely designed, surrounded by beautiful flowering trees and tables for an afternoon lunch. Everything around the pool and beach area was quiet and relaxing. The pool area was well equipped with a terrific shower area, washrooms, foot wash stations and a larger softer day bed. The pool area was more than substantial in accommodating the number of guests.
The pool/beach chairs were excellent in quality providing a very comfortable sunbathing area below straw type fixed umbrellas. Mounted to the steel pole of the umbrella was a small plastic safe, perfect for stashing your phone, room key, or wallet. Brilliant idea and greatly appreciated. Further, upon check-in your umbrella and chairs are selected and remain reserved for you for the remainder of your stay. Great idea. Daily, late in the morning the pool staff distributed ice cold wet towels to refresh - very nice and thoughtful touch. The walk to the sea for a swim or to rest on the beach was under a minute and only really a few metres away.
This year I saw a large harmeless "whip snake" cruise along the edge of the beach area. He went on his merry way bothering no one.
The hotel appears to have had several small kittens adopt them. Kudos to management for providing a feeding station for them. The presence of them truly added character and it appeared most of the guests appreciated having them around. It was nice to see one them a year little. Great job taking care of them.
The pool bar restaurant was excellent. Large menu, terrific food, and great service. Every day that I had lunch elsewhere I always regretted it. My only recommendations to management for improvement would be to include a linen napkin instead of the thick paper one and perhaps toothpicks.
Make sure to speak with the bartender down at the pool area as he is a beekeeper who is able to let you taste true Cypriot honey. We ended up buying a jar to use in our tea. Fabulous.
The hotel contained a small but reasonably well equipped gymn, squash court, games room with pool table, foosball (table soccer) and ping pong along with 2 tennis courts in the front park area. It would have been nice to have towels provided in the gymn to properly clean the equipment after each use rather than the paper type towel provided. Further additional disinfectant and spray bottles to clean the equipment would have been nice.
The spa was pleasing and reasonably priced. The spa offered quite a good variety of services including hair, nails, massage, facials exec. Spa staff was always very friendly, offering a "hello" or "have a good day" even when just walking by on the way to the pool. Staff at Alion appears to turn over very little, hence several of the staff members including the spa staff remembered me from visits prior years.
Near the games room there is also a small store with a variety of things that may be needed during the stay. Very convenient and it was appreciated to have a store with this selection within the hotel.
The business centre/lounge on the main floor is really quite lovely with 2 computers for guest use and a huge sitting/ reading area. Recommendation to management, it would have been nice to have a printer/scanner available in the business centre to print out boarding passes etc.
Bell services are friendly and efficient and have been tended to by the same gentleman for as long as I have been coming to the hotel.
Finally, on multiple occasions during my stay the general manager took the time to approach me to ask about how my stay was going and to thank me for choosing Alion. This was also certainly noticed and appreciated. It is refreshing to see management this is engaged - It certainly has rubbed off on the staff as they too often inquired about how I was doing and seemed to genuinely care.
Without hesitation I would rate Alion 5/5. There is always room for improvement, but in this case it is minor and small.
I hope readers (including hotel management) will find this review accurate, fair and balanced and ultimately useful. Useful in making an informed consumer decision, and useful to improve the overall guest experience.
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Winston D, 155043
5 star holiday
The rooms are spotlessly clean and you can smell the disinfectant when you first walk in. The lobby area is immaculate as is the dining areas and pool areas, There is no fighting for Sunbeds as there is a reservation system in place so the sunbeds are yours for the duration of your stay, this works very well, Breakfast buffet is fantastic with everything including champagne available. Returned to this hotel after 18years to celebrate our wedding anniversary, The hotel is second to none, the service received from the management and staff was excellent. Thanks to management for Gifts received and hopefully we will return soon.More