A bit farther north of the traditional beachside strip, Alexander Suites lies right by the famous Metzizim beach and a short walk away from the lively port area. Led by an English team, the hotel went through an overriding facelift that transformed a B-list apartment hotel into a legitimate four-star property. Sixty-six units and four vacation apartments are available, ranging from 45 square meters in size to the fantastic 550 square-meter Diamond suite, complete with its own private pool. While the modernising efforts have their snags, such as the black & white lobby that feels a bit gaudy upon first impression, the overall results are a welcome change. Daily breakfasts are quite a treat, made superior by the delightful view from the dining hall and the accompanying outdoor deck. The business centre offers complimentary access to three computers, as well as an array of snacks and soft drinks. And there’s a compact fitness centre for those seeking to maintain their healthy lifestyle.