11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
EXCELLANT RESORT BUT THE PROPRIETORS COULD MAKE SO MUCH MORE OF IT
"Stayed at the resort in May this year as an RCI exchange.Unfortunately we got Unit 001 in K block which because of its first floor status had a poor view.Looking out onto the rear of the restaurant and being adjacent to the kids Pirate Club (This was closed at the time).Prospective visitors should aim for the top floor units which have expansive sea view. Despite the views the apartments are excellently appointed,clean with all quality furniture and fittings.The units have satellite tv with sky movies one and sky sports one together with bbc 1 and itv 1.Our unit had an ensuite bathroom and a large bathroom with shower cubicle and strangely also a shower over the bath too-perhaps for those people who are only comfortable washing their hair in a bath!Be warned there is a notice that toilet paper should be placed in the bin rather than flushed.Why I am unsure perhaps Cypriot sewer pipes are a smaller diameter than the rest of the world. The balcony is very large with patio doors from both bedroms and lounge opening on to it and it beeing wide enough to comfortably have two sun loungers side by side. The resort is well equipped with two outdoor pools and an indoor pool with two jacuzzis a steam room and a sauna.There is also a gym and a large area for outdoor bowling.The pool itself outside was a little chilly and it perhaps would be better heated particularly in spring months. Around the outside pool are plenty of sunbeds and a bar doing snacks as well. My only criticism of this resort is that they could make so much more of it.For example (annoying as it is, we were never visited by a rep) the restaurant only put a few desultory posters up advertising a Cypriot night.I am sure leafletting individual units would have attracted more.The bar did not seem to have a happy hour which seems to me a good way to keep people at the resort .Also there was little local information re local markets recommended restaurants places to visit etc.It would also have been nice to have an Internet service in the reception area phone calls from the rooms are very cheap though about 10 cents a minute to the uk. There are many local good restaurants - special mention to Olympus restaurant 51 Tomb Of Kings Avenue which does an amazing Meze for 13.50 euros and where the host Paul is charming and friendly.Also worth eating at is Nikis Taverna same road oposite the Venus Beach Hotel.The chips at both are to die for crispy Cypriot spuds with a sprinkling of oregano."
- Travel date: 20th May 2009
"We stayed there for the first time in Oct 08. It's our first experience of holiday ownership and I've got to admit I was well impressed. The standard of the accomodation was excellent and very spacious. The pool area's were again excellent. Never used the resturant or taverna but had a few drinks down at the pool bar where the staff were very friendly and we felt very welcome as so in the reception. The location wasn't much of a problem as we are the sort of couple who like to walk and to get out and about and explore and with the bus stop at the bottom of the road, it was no problem getting back if the heat got a bit too much. All in all a great holiday and resort where I plan to return on many ocassions. I returned in Feb 09 with my two sons and again had a great time but with being out of season a bit things were much quieter especially with having two teenagers with me. Next time 'll bring them over in Oct. I cannot praise this resort enough as it's first class in all aspects. One downside I must admit to is the pestering by the sales reps, someone will have to teach them the meaning of "no" and "not interested" as this could spoil what is an excellent resort for a holiday."
- Travel date: 27th March 2009
Paphos in December
"We had previously visited the resort twice before and had been very impressed. The apartments were great and we had found the resort lively and the staff fantastic. the restaurant staff and particulary the franchisee had give us excellent food and entertainment at a very reasonable price. This visit was a disappointment in quite a few ways. First there were real problems with the shower plumbing, flooding the bedrooms - not fixed until the day before we left. Second the resort was only about a quarter occupied - hence the atmosphere was lacking. This also gave a lie to the very pressing reps sales talk, 'that the resort wasalmost sold out' as they tried to get us to upgrade. (their persistance has by now at our third visit become very annoying). Thirdly the outdoor pool needs some heating in winter (We had been told it would be heated when we originally purchased). Fourthly prices had gone up enormously - partly because of the exchange rate. it was immediately noticed in prices of taxis to and from airport and welcome packs. Local shops are expensive and we needed to go into Paphos to the supermarkets to get food and drink at a reasonable cost. Having said all that we had a good holiday and we will be returning in April. The weather was great - blue skies, 22(70) degrees"
- Travel date: 4th March 2009
Second time there, loved it, going back again.
"We have been to Paradise King's Club twice now and will go back. The apartments are very high standard and there are two pools. The full airconditioning means you can stay cool even in the height of summer! From the upper apartments there are beautiful views. You do need a car, but frankly, you do for most accommodation in Paphos other than those right in the centre. Also, having a car means you can roam around Cyprus and see some of the other beautiful places. We did not use the on-site taverna, but with a car you can go to all sorts of restaurants etc. and sample all types of Cyprus food, and also visit supermarkets rather than use the onsite shop which is fine, but is small so has a limited range."
- Travel date: 16th February 2009
You Need A Car
"honest advice get a car ( we did not) buses stop at 18.30 dark by 16.30 and we walked and walked and the odd taxi the hill up to the apartments (not as bad as paradise club tenerife) but still a pig and in darkness .breakfast at the club is good and reasonable food at the tavern needs updating and lower prices ..beer was alright some nights but very week get a coffee much stronger. no live music at all best restaurant a brisk walk away nikkis we had 3 great meals there and also the beer was not messed with , this club could go the same way as the two in tenerife and could be on club.la costas directory very soon"
- Travel date: 27th November 2008
Not a peacefull holiday
"We stayed at the Paradise Kings Club for two weeks and the advertising photos only reflect the interior of the complex. There is not much outside the hotel which is perched on the side of a hill. You do need a car. We saw some people walking to the hotel from the shops etc and in temperatures of around 33C, they looked exhausted. Since Cyprus converted to the Euro, everything is expensive. Some things are even cheaper in the UK. Paphos is approx 10 minutes in the car. The first couple of days we were in a very nice appartment that overlooked the complex 'square'. The hotel uses this area for performances like Karaoke, disco's etc which finish well after midnight so you do not get much sleep because of the very loud music. Also, our apartment had a problem with the drains in one of the bathrooms which smelt like open sewers. The management said they tried to fix the problem but it did not make any difference. Eventually, because the smell was making us feel ill they moved us to a different part of the complex but unfortunately, still close to the 'square'. All in all, not a relaxing holiday"
- Travel date: 31st July 2008
update on paradise kings club
"We have just returned from pkc and to update anybody that is going out there this year. Phase 3 is not all finished yet they have 1,3bed appartment ready as a show appartment and we were told that they will have some of the appartments ready by week 30 as people were booked into them ...... best of luck... the pool has been tiled inside but around the top was still being finished off .When you get there you will be shown the appartments as part of the course , very nicely finished off but if the pool not done and dusted quite a walk down to the other pool ! . When we were there 1st week was very busy around the pool so we went to beach most days people putting towels on beds etc etc then not using them till the afternoon... Restaurant not brilliant staff abrupt ,over priced for what you get , cheaper meals in Paphos or Coral bay , Average price we paid for a meal for 2 including drinks was 30 / 40 euros this included a starter .We think that a little bit more expensive this year due to the euro ???? . Sun beds on Coral bay were 6 euro 2 beds and a brolly . Food gone up 2.50 euro for a loaf , imported beers 4 .50 euro keo 3 euro pint . But had a fabulous time yet again new terminal ready by November time acording to airport staff !!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 4th July 2008
Excellent resort - cant wait to return
"This was our 2nd visit to the resort, the first being in Sept '06 as our first 'introduction' to holiday ownership. We were interested to see how things had developed 2 years on, phase 3 is well underway but there is still a lot of work going on, however this does not in any way spoil the peace and quiet of the resort. It was very very quiet while we were there and most of the time we had the pools (indoor and outdoor) to ourselves, we would have like a bit more company but it was early in the season, we have exchanged our weeks back to September when hopefully it will be a little livelier. The apartments are superb with excellent kitchen facilities and frequent changes of linen from the housekeeping who keep them spotless. Every member of staff were friendly and helpful. The only critisism of our apartment is that our verandah was in constant shade - we were located in B block, all the other apartments enjoyed full sun but as we have upgraded to another apartment in phase 3 from next sept we won't have this problem again. The restaraunt serves good quality meals although the menu isn't huge and I thought the childrens meals and snack prices a little bit expensive. But there are plenty of other alternative eating places within easy reach, either by car, bus or it you feel energetic a 30 - 40 minute walk down the Tomb of the Kings Rd where there are many good restaraunts to choose from. There is a small mini market on site which provides the basics although we feel this would definitely benefit from an extension once the new phase is up and running. I would have no hesitation in recomending Kings Club to anyone considering Holiday ownership and if you have ever experienced 'package tour' apartment holidays then you will be amazed at the quality of the apartments here, its unlikely we would consider a hotel holiday again because of the space, privacy and freedom of an apartment."
- Travel date: 6th May 2008
This was our 2nd visit to the resort, th...
"This was our 2nd visit to the resort, the first being our introduction to holiday ownership in Sept 06. We were interested to see how the resort had developed since our last visit. Phase 3 is well underway but there is still a lot of work going on. This does not in any way affect the peace and quiet of the resort so don't be put off. The apartments are absolutely fabulous, I don't go on holiday to cook meals but because we had our very young grand daughter with us (two and a half years old) it was easier to cook than eat out so we ate quite often and the kitchen appliances are suberb. The fridge/freezer is big enough for a large supermarket shop. Apartments are kept spotless by the housekeeping staff with frequent changes of linen and all the staff are friendly. The resturant meals are good quality although the menu is quite small and sometimes the service can be a little slow as they don't have many staff (this could be because it was very quiet when we were there) but this is ok if you don't like the 'cattle market' hotel buffets which we now find are like glorified canteeens ! If we have any critisisms at all it is that the mini market was shut on the check in day but we were told this is because they are busy with welcome packs (which we were offered but we didn't take because there were several items we wouldn't have used) and the shop is rather small with a limited range but ok for the basics. We opted for a 'big' shop at the large Papantoniou's supermarket in Kato Paphos. Also we were a bit disappointed with our apartment because it was situated in B Block as our verandah was in shade virtually all day, unlike most of the others which enjoy full sun. Because it was early in the season the resort was very quiet (a bit too quiet really as my grand daughter had no other children to play with) but we made good use of the indoor pool which is lovely. There are plenty of eating places nearby, a 15 -20 minute walk to the bus stop and buses are fairly frequent and cheap. All in all I would have no problem recommending this resort and we look forward to going back in September '09. "
- Travel date: 4th May 2008
Loved this Club
"We had our annual 2 week holiday at Paradise Kings Club Paphos in July 2007.We stayed in a 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Sleeping 6 Accomodation. The standard of fixtures and fitting was excellent and the apartment spacious. The swimming pool was first class and sunbeds were plentiful. The staff were always courteous and helpful and the food in the restaurant was well varied and always to a high standard. Although we did not use the gym and indoor pool facilities, they were of a very high standard. There is a bus route either way ( into Paphos or to Coral Bay ) at the main road a few hundred metres from the Club. There are too many restaurants to mention between Paradise Kings Club and Paphos. For families, a bus to the Water Park at Paphos also runs at regular intervals along the main road. Our stay was very pleasant and we cannot speak highly enough of both the standard of the units and of the welcoming manner and helpfulness of all the staff."
- Travel date: 3rd May 2008
Great Resort In Cyprus
"Last month,we stayed at the Paradise Kings Club in Paphos.Our stay was from the 9th to the 16th of September and Paphos has just about everything you could want in a holiday,great weather,good food and drink,history,culture and the most friendly locals to help you.My advice would be to hire a car,but do check,if you pre-book your car and arrive in the dark,like us,check the car for damage etc as the locals are very relaxed about this and i wouldnt want to see you lose your CDW deposit money.A trip to NICOSIA is worthwile as this city is still divided as it was left in the seventies.Very strange to see.On your way back to Paphos,stop off at Governers Beach for a relaxing drink and great view of an unspoilt beach.Back in Paphos,go to "fat mamas" for something to eat and you wont believe your eyes with the size of the portions and the quality of the food and entertainment.TIP. If you go before 7pm,theres 10% off tour entire bill,and there is always a long line of people waiting to be seated,so that should tell you something itself.If youve been to Paphos before,you wont need this advice as you,ll know i,m right,but if you have,nt been to Cyprus before, then you couldnt have made a better choice. Enjoy your holiday. NEIL and MARY DUFFY."
- Travel date: 10th October 2007
Paradise Kings Club is also called
- Kings Paradise Villa
- Paradise Kings Club
- paradise kings hotel