The King Jason Paphos
65 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A fantastic experience
"Having just arrived back from the Louis King Jason I felt I had to write a review. Andreas, Maria and all the staff could not do more to make your stay pleasant and memorable. My daughter was married from the hotel and they made everything so stress free and thoroughly enjoyable. With this hotel apartment block it is not a case of if we go back but when. Thank you all! Alison Williams"
- Travel date: Thu 26th of April 2007
"Me and my family stayed for a week in march and andreas couldnt of been more welcoming!
We were offered cold drinks . although i had lost my bag at the airport because it had been damaged on the journey to paphos a taxi driver dropped it off and i ws notified by reception staff.
We only ate in the resturant twice but both times the staff were very helpful and clean .
The apartments were clean and had everything we needed. We were quite lucky because our balcony ws facin the pool . The only down side was that the pool was to cold to go in but they had
an inside pool where the gym was which ws useful although it was quite dark .
A supermarket was just round the corner and it wasnt far to walk to the resturants . One resturant i would recommend is Orthellos. The staff there were lovely and the food was brilliant!
All in all it was a brilliant holiday and if i ever went back i would go back and stay in Louis King Jason even if Andreas is a Liverpool Supporter and i follow Portsmouth!!"
- Travel date: Mon 9th of April 2007
"Just arrived home from King Jason. We weren't dissapointed with the hotel. Andreas and staff could not do enough to make your stay as comfortable and plesant as possible. On arrival we were offered a refreshing Orange Juice. In our rooms were half bottle of Brandy. Sundays and Thursdays we had afternoon tea with a selection of delicious cakes, free with a purchase of a drink. During the week a carafe of Red Wine was left at the apartment.Friday night you were invited to free cocktails! On our departure a little thank you note and pot of greek honey. These were fab little touches, after all we were self catering. The apartments were well equipt, clean and spacious. The weather was fairly warm with only one rain shower.
We used the indoor pool/jacuzzi everyday which was lovely and warm, although the lighting could be better. Outdoor pool looked lovely but far too cold to go in!
My only bug bear was the internet access. 50c for 5 minutes, by the time it had loaded up the page the time was up! But hey, we are on holidays!
Had Lunch on quite a few occasions, it was excellent everytime.
If I was going back to Pafos I would certainly return to this hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of March 2007
"My partner and I have just got back from a lovely week in Cyprus and we stayed at the King Jason Hotel. This is a very nice Hotel and the people are very friendly. The food is very nice and I would highly reccommend if you like chinese to eat at the Palace you have to go up some stairs to it but it feels very posh and the people are excellent to tell you the truth we ate there 3 times it was that good. Also Grazie the Italian is very nice food and good value it is very good quality. Andreas the Hotel manager is very friendly and helps you with any queries you may have. The weather overall was great but we did have two days of thunder storms and rain, but their is plenty to do there we went Go Karting/Mini Golf and bowling. It is slightly expensive over there more then in the UK but you get your moneys worth. Their is never a problem with getting a sun lounger at this time of the year (although the pool is very cold). The O Bar is very good and they have Karioke on a Sunday Night and at the Moonlight Bar they also have Karioke on a Friday Night. I wouldnt reccommend the Strictly Spectacular show the rep will offer you its about 27cyp equivalent to Â£30.00 English Pounds it is alot of money for what you get. Overall we had a fab holiday I would deff go back again and stay at the King Jason."
- Travel date: Tue 20th of March 2007
"Although we visited Cyprus out of season, we were pleasently suprised with both the weather and the resort/hotel.
The hotel itself is extremley clean with wonderfully helpful staff who could not do enough for you. There is a main pool and baby pool, and although were too cold to enjoy at this time of year there is the added benefit of a great heated indoor pool.
The location on first apperance, seemed to be remote, however, in day light we found that we were actually ideally loacted between new and old towns. A pleasent 15 minute walk to the harbour and a 5 miniute bus ride to the old town / market.
We would recommend you use the public transport which is frequent, clean and cheap to get around although the hotel are very helpful with ordering taxis and local knowledge on places to visit.
Although we took our 7 month old baby, there did seem to be a kids club which in the peak season we imagine would be in 'full swing'.
We went on a self catering basis, and the apartment was very well equipped with full kitchen (including microwave) and plenty of space. We ate in the hotel and the food was very good quality.
Overall, we really enjoyed our time in Cyprus and at the King Jason hotel and would recommend to anyone wishing for a relaxing break with great weather and lovley people!"
- Travel date: Thu 15th of March 2007
King Jason apartments
"Just come back from King Jason hotel. Fantastic time, clean, spacious rooms. Everything you need in the rooms. Microwave,fridge, good size oven, hairdryer, even an iron and ironing board. Friendly staff, good thomson rep. In fact so good we have just booked two weeks for next April.
Met great couple in the Red Lion, just took over the place. Paul and Karen. Lovely crowd going in there. Say hello from Stuart and Mary please. Just mention Zulu, they will laugh! Next to the Robin Hood.
Great time, you wont want to come home!"
- Travel date: Thu 15th of March 2007
"The King Jason aparthotel is excellent. The rooms are spacious & immaculate , with a neat kitchen area. The pool area has great thickly padded loungers & the staff are exceptionally friendly. We would love to return.
To get into the "bar & restaurant" area is about a 10-15 min walk ; turn left out of reception go to the end of the road & turn left. Cross the dual carriageway & go down towards the Relax fish & chip shop go left & then immediately right."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of March 2007
King Jason - Feb 2007
"My wife and I spent a very enjoyable week at the King Jason in mid-February 2007 and would echo the comments made by others on this site.
The KJ is a medium sized, modern complex located in a residential district away from other hotels. Bar Street, the main area of pubs & restaurants, is a 10 minute stroll away, with the sea front a further 5 minutes away. Perfect if you like to be near to the main tourist area but want the privacy that comes with not actually being in the middle of it. However, if you like your appartment to be 20 metres across the road from the beach, the King Jason is probably not for you.
Facilities near to the hotel are good. Round the corner from the KJ is a local shop which describes itself as a supermarket but is more like a large corner shop. It has all the basics you'll need for your stay and at reasonable prices.
If you turn left out of the appartments and head 200 metres to the main road, there is a bar called the Full Moon which shows all the live football on Sky Sports. There's another little shop just beyond that and a further 100 metres on the opposite side of the road is a little bakery which is excellent. Try the olive bread or the spinach & feta pasties. Superb but get there early as its freshly baked each morning and popular with the locals.
The KJ itself has a little shop which is run by a Cypriot lady who has several English ex-pats helping out. It sells stamps, English daily papers, freshly baked bread, bottled water, milk and everything from local wine & beer to pot noodles! It is fractionally more expensive than the nearby shops but it is convenient.
The hotel is run by Andreas and Maria who speak excellent English and whose professionalism is only outdone by their friendliness. The staff are also very friendly and helpful and everyone speaks excellent or passable English. Watch out for the cleaning ladies though. They take their jobs very seriously and won't except that a room doesn't require servicing. Our room was one of the first on the morning rota and any plans I had for a lay in soon disappeared! Also, rooms at the front of the hotel can suffer from early morning noise as coaches arrive to pick up guests with early morning flights. Not a major problem unless you are a very light sleeper. Rooms at the back front onto the pool area.
The hotel has everything you might expect ie. restaurant, bar, large pool, kiddie pool, games room, etc. The restaurant offers breakfast for those on a b&b basis and also a full evening buffet for CYPÂ£9.95. We ate in twice and its superb value. There is soup & bread followed by an extensive salad bar, then a choice of hot food. Then there are desserts and a cheese board, followed by a local brandy and the local strong wine, Commandaria, which is like a port or sherry. As its a buffet, you help yourself to what you want as many times as you like but pace yourself as its very filling! The bar is pleasant but more expensive than in the town itself.
The appartments have all the basic facilities including a hair dryer, iron & ironing board, micro wave, towels which are changed regularly, and plates, cutlery, etc.
As for Paphos itself, it has some very touristy areas with Macdonalds, Pizza Hut, cafes offering fish & chips and pubs offering "John Smiths just like home". If your idea of the perfect holiday is Blackpool but with sunshine, you'll find enough to keep you happy. If, like us, you want to explore a bit of the local culture, there is also plently to keep you happy, especially if you hire a car and venture away from Kato Paphos (driving is straightforward but Cypriot drivers are mad!).
The local food is excellent. My wife and I are vegetarians so I can't comment on the meat & fish dishes (although other guests we spoke to said they were excellent). However, Cyprus is excellent for veggies if you keep away from the tourist hotspots. The local diet is based around a large variety of the freshest fruit and vegetables with plenty of olives, tomatoes, capers, beetroot and green salad, supplemented by feta and grilled houlloumi cheese. A number of restaurants will also offer Meze which is the Cypriot equivalent to tapas. The best we found in Kato Pahpos was Georgia, on the corner of Constantias and Tefkrou Streets, which does a 16 course veggie meze to die for! Its also renouned for its meat and fish mezes as well.
Beer in Cyprus is nothing special. Carlsberg and Keo are the staples although Leon is a very nice alternative lager if you can find it. Leon tends to come in bottles. I mainly drank Keo which costs around CYPÂ£1.60 a pint in local tavernas to CYPÂ£1.90 in hotels and more touristy areas. This is approx. Â£1.80 to Â£2.20 a pint in UK sterling which makes it a little cheaper than UK prices.
If the beer is nothing to write home about, the local wine certainly is! There are many local wineries producing all kinds of styles of wine and its worth taking a trip to one of them if you can. The local wines are also reasonably priced, from CYPÂ£2 to CYPÂ£5 a bottle in the shops to around CYPÂ£6-CYPÂ£9 in restaurants.
So, enjoy your holiday."
- Travel date: Fri 16th of February 2007
Nice Place in Wintertime
"My wife and I arrived at the King James Apartments on the 17th January 2007. We had read the reviews and thought it would be well worth a try. We were greeted at the reception on arrival by the very attentive manager and Maria his receptionist. They were very pleasant and made everyone welcome with a welcoming drink. The reception interior was better than you would normally expect to see in an apartment block. The apartments themselves are in a residential area, the area is however quiet
On arrival at our studio apartment ,Number 18 on the top floor, no lifts, but not a problem really ,we were pleased with the standard and quality. A small bottle of brandy with a welcome note from the manager was left out for us, small gesture, but nice touch.
Our room was at the back and there is a private apartment block being built. The builders arrive at 7am and start work there is some initial noise, but nothing to get worked up about.
We do not normally go self catering, as we have had some nightmares in the past. Feel safe this is not the case here. The place has a certain quality and charm and has been recently refurbished. The decor is of good quality and very very clean. The sunloungers would grace a five star hotel and the decked area is charm itself.
You will on arrival feel that you have been landed in the middle of nowhere - don't panic, you are not that far from the main tourist area. Go out the apartments, turn left and walk for about 200 metres, turn left at the fish restaurant, walk to the traffic lights, go straight across passing your landmark in case you get lost, the large and very new church. Head straight down the road where you will see a fish and chip shop, turn left and then right at the fruit stall, passing the Almond Tree Pub keep going down this road and you will soon start to reach all the shops and the front.
If you turn right at fish restaurent, you will also find some bars and supermarkets, we tried Mr Chicken, which despite it's name was very nice and well priced.
I would never presume to try and recommend eating places to people as we all have different tastes. However, I would recommend that should you venture out to the Tomb of the Kings in Kato Paphos, stop off at Tea for Two, you will not be dissappointed. Not very big but a great place for a start the day breakfast or lunch.
In previous reviews, I had read about the shop within the apartments and not to use it but to travel out to other supermarkets. I found it reasonable for prices and for the sake of saving 60 cents here and there plus the carry, used it.
The apartments when we were there were quiet and there is no night life.
They do however, have a buffet priced at Â£9.95p which we tried once and found good value.
The staff within the apartments were all very pleasant and well kitted out in uniform.
There are a lot of cats about, they are clean and did'nt bother us. What do you expect in Kato Paphos!
Would we go back probably, but not in the height of summer as we feel it would take on a different look when busy with families.
We could not fault the place and the famous manager is all they say. He is everywhere! nothing is to trivial for him, if it's not perfect he makes sure it is sorted. He is a big Liverpool fan and we took him a calender of the team as a welcome gift. Later in the week a bottle of champers and jam were left in our room thanking us for our gesture - nice man.
Maria the receptionist, smart efficient and very very pleasant. As are the older two gentlemen who work at reception.
Would we recomend the place to you - yes we would it is an oasis where you would least expect it. So go for it.
Satisfied Customers from Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland"
- Travel date: Thu 25th of January 2007
A Christmas Holiday 23 Dec - 03 Jan 2007
"Staff - what can you say, these were brilliant and all credit must go to Andreas (Manager) for his exceptional customer care. I hurt my back on the first day and he he kindly organised medication at no cost.
Location - this is advertised as being in a residential area and it is. However a short stroll soon found you in the town area and harbour. If you want to see the island, a car is essential. We booked one when we arrived through Europcars and it did have a few faults (rear window would not open, windsreen washers not working) but is was OK.
Rooms - very spacious (we booked two apartments with two people in each) Utensils rather sparce but adequate (eg No masher....tested wifes guiding skills!!) Maid service excellent, every other day....small gifts appeared including brandy, champagne and honey. TV - if this is something you like, be prepared!! Only a few English channels but it did have Sky Sports 1.
Facilities - Gym, seen better days and could do with a revamp....indoor pool is a bit dark and dingy. Its small and the temp varied from hot to freezing. Sauna/Spa is Â£8 per hour!! This was not used. Pool - as this was winter it was naturally cold. However seating around the pool was brilliant and top quality.
Food - good value if you used the hotel. This was a 6 course meal (eat as much as you like) and included liquors, all served up with very attentive staff....all for Â£9.95 cyp...If self catering, the supermarket (by the harbour) is excellent and easy to find.
This hotel offers no entertainment so be prepared for quite evenings in the bar (or take cards) Overall I would recommend this hotel for those looking for a comfortable base from which to explore the island. If you want to know something specific, e-mail the hotel and you will receive a reply very quickly. We did this several times and each time received the answers to the questions asked.
Any negatives.....?? Actually, really struggling to find any negatives in relation to the hotel. Final words go to Andreas...if you are reading this, thanks for a wonderful stay."
- Travel date: Sat 6th of January 2007
"After reading previous reviews we booked our holiday with great expectations. but unfortunately we were very disappointed. Nobody told us that there are building works nearby. Although the management and the staff were very friendly we felt that we were not told the truth from our travel agent. "
- Travel date: Sat 20th of October 2012
Building, Building, Building
"4star, no way. The tin bath was painted allowing the stains to show through. Abysmal service 100% of the time. Barmen fighting behind the bar, a manager who never gave a ****. Plus Multibuild site next door."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of September 2012