66 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The King Jason is a gem of a hotel. The rooms are lovely, cleaned daily with fresh towels provided regulary.Hotel facilities are extremely good lovely pools, gorgeous dining area, and lovely areas to relax and have a drink.The food is amazing as good as any top class cruise liner! Last but not least are the wonderful staff who make your holiday truly memorable by their superb attentative service.The management team run this hotel with such proffessionalism making sure the needs of their guests are top priority.Will definately return."
- Travel date: Mon 5th of June 2017
"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
"After reading reviews for the KJ we were expecting a lot more. Pool area was nice but the apt was tired. Cats are all over the place and the view from our balcony was a building site!"
- Travel date: Sat 11th of August 2012
Home from Home.
"Very dissapointed to read the last reviews.We must have been very lucky on our last stay at the KJ.This was our 17th visit.we were not disturbed by the building work whatsoever.We spent all day around the pool only broken by the afternoon siesta.The hotel has recently had a lot of refurbishment work done including a new dining area,refurbished bathrooms and the addition of a superb spa pool.The food was excellent and I very much doubt you would get better value for money in Paphos.The Management and staff are ever attentive and helpful.It is my experience that if you identify a complaint they will deal with it very quickly.Our room was very clean and the maid service was very good with ample bedding and towel changes.Just in case we got it wrong,we are going back later in the year for another look."
- Travel date: Tue 31st of July 2012
"the hotel is in comparison to other houses not too big and very well arranged. The rooms are already a bit shabby. The floor was partly stained. The bathroom very small for 2 people. The garden area is relatively large and attractive.
- Travel date: Wed 18th of July 2012
be aware! bilding side next door
"Hotel ok food and staff ok but if you want peace and quite forget it . Building Hotel next door start 8 am untill 5 pm 6 days a week drilling and banging all day except 30 mins stop for dinner. We was only told about this 2 weeks before we went other wise would have cancelled holiday. We was on the 3 rd floor and we had to go out all day to avoid all the noise. If you are getting on in years and want a afternoon rest in your room forget it
- Travel date: Thu 5th of July 2012
Will definately visit here again, a real oasis
"You've seen all the reviews and they're true, Andreas and his team are the best. The place is a gem too. Apartments have a well stocked kitchen, free aircon in both rooms (1 bed apt), shower and bath, free titbits like soaps, washing up liquid and cloths, wine, honey etc. The pool was busy (August) but they came and offered more sunbeds and frozen towell wipes, there is a shower and a kiddie pool plus an indoor pool which was welcomingly cool to temper the high 30's heat. The place was very clean and civilised with no noisy youths dive bombing the water like we have seen at other places. We couldn't muster enough energy to use the gym but one or two did. There is a games room with table tennis, lots of arcade games and a couple of pool tables to keep the kids happy. We took advantage of the upgrade to half board for 3 days as this worked out at less than 60E for 4 of us per day. Our evening meals usually came to around that so the full breakfast came free! Food quality and choice was superb, we have always been self catering but this place would definately tempt me to go half board or so for at least some of our next holiday. Drinks from the bar are easy to put on the room charge and then clear up at the end of the holiday. The shop is cheaper than the one across the road so we used that for ice creams etc. It is a good 10 min walk to the Harbour area with bars and restaurants along the way so there's always somewhere to stop if you're thirsty. We went to the go-kart race track on the "all day anywhere for 2Euro buses" and for about 18E we got 12 minutes of racing which was actually plenty of time. Overall we had a great time in Paphos and the King Jason was definately the star of the show."
- Travel date: Thu 25th of August 2011
we love it !
"We have been visiting paphos as a family for many years now and we have stayed at the king jason several times . we have NEVER been disappointed ! - As soon as you arrive Andreas ,maria and the staff never fail to make you feel welcome whether its your first visit or you are returning friends with a complimentry drink and greeting whilst you check in .
The apartments , pool and bar / restaurant areas are very stylish and spotlessly clean at all times. There are a few resident cats around the complex but they are never a nuisance, dont beg for food and generally do not interfere with your holiday - unless you are a cat lover then its up to you if you would like to interact. The complex itself is set in a quiet residential area with easy access and short walk down to the harbour , bars and restaurants.The onsite amenities make it very easy to satisfy all family members during the day whether its an ice cream or snack from the very well equipt mini market a dip in the refreshing large pool, a workout in the gym or a long cool drink served at your sunbed by very friendly bar staff, there is also a very reasonably priced and generous snack bar menu for your convienience .You are even handed ice cold towels as you sunbathe as a small welcomed relief from the sun a couple of times a day !. There is plenty of sunbeds and parasols and even a lovely terrace if you prefer to be a bit further away from the general splashes and chatter of the pool .We stayed self catering but there is a beautiful breakfast buffet ( hot & cold) that is available for a small charge ,often a great start to the day if heading out to the beach or on a trip which we took advantage of several times! Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment complex to any family or couple visiting cyprus or paphos for the first time or even on a returning trip - you will NOT be disappointed !"
- Travel date: Mon 28th of February 2011
"We recently stayed at the Louis King Apartments. They were very clean and the Manager very friendly. It was very difficult to ever get a drink because the staff were too busy straightening plates up for the following evening meal or cleaning the floors!
There was no mention of cats residing within the grounds and although very cute and well looked after I have an allergy to them and had to visit the emergency chemist on a Sunday which involved getting a taxi so 25 Euros the trip cost us.
Our room was extremely noisey with a service road just outside our door where deliveries took place every morning around 5.30 - 6.00am, following by staff pushing the deliveries down to the hotel on a trolley.
The hotel is a lovely place - but not for us and we won't visit again."
- Travel date: Fri 4th of February 2011
Excellent exceeded my expectations
"I travelled alone and do not usually do sun, sea etc holidays. However I found this hotel to be excellent and I felt absolutely comfortable from the moment I arrived. Everybody was friendly and very helpful.My apartment was spacious and the pool was lovely. What I loved most was the pool surroundings - you could sit by the pool or retreat to an excellent covered seat and sip your drink it was wonderful. I was self catering but ate the final evening in the hotel restaurant the food was great and I was amazed at how inexpensive it was. The added little touches like a bottle of wine on arrival, a cold towel on hot days around the pool and a pot of local honey on departure. All in all one of the mose relaxing and genuinely enjoyable holidays I have had in recent years. Thanks to all the staff and in particular the Manager who kept things running impeccably. June, Cheltenham"
- Travel date: Thu 28th of October 2010
Disappointing - Needs to get its act together
"After reading raving reviews about this place, we were very disappointed. Hotel is in a poor, shabby back street with rubbish and building sites. Pool area is nice, but dated and there are no facilities nearby, so you have to walk to buy a drink. Whole hotel is very dated (80s). There has been some upgrades here and there, but overall, the rooms are tired and in need of a spruce up. There was dust and filth everywhere. The cooking facilities were poor - the frying pan was all bent and basically ready for the bin! The beds were made most days and towels changed twice, but that was all service-wise. Saying that, the beds were very comfortable and I slept really well every night. Unfortunately, I slipped on some steps after I came out of the pool because the tiles were slippery and I injured myself quite badly. My hub reported this to the reception, but they paid no attention and were not the slightest bit concerned. The food in the hotel was average and overpriced. Luckily, we only paid for self-catering and ate in the town. We tried to hire a car from the reception. We did this about three times, but eventually, we gave up as we were getting nowhere. We walked into town and found a hire car company who could accommodate our needs. Regrettably, because of the introduction of the euro, everything is very expensive and the locals don't appear to like us very much as the Brits have invaded their island, which is evident everywhere - Brit pubs and restaurants, Sky Sports, etc. There is rubbish and fly tipping everywhere, even in the countryside and a profusion of empty, half-built properties and cement mixers on every street corner. The locals are not the locals I remember from 13 years ago (my last visit). They appear to be out to rip you off and they don't care. Their attitude is 'if you don't like it then tough'. One day, when one was relaxing round the pool, someone decided they were going to chop a tree down a few feet from the sunbeds!! Why not wait until the end of the season to do this?? There are a lot of cats residing at the hotel, but, as I like cats, they weren't a problem. If you can accept all this, then the island is a great place to escape and get some decent weather, which is virtually guaranteed. I won't be staying at King Jason again or visiting the island again in the near future until Cyprus has cleaned up its act!"
- Travel date: Fri 15th of October 2010