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... After a quick visit with Kriton's Dad... We headed to our resort to check in... As Kriton and Laura were due to pick Katy (one of the Bridesmaids) up from Paphos airport. Coral Beach Resort is amazing...Absolutely huge and we are taking a tour of it tomorrow so we can see where everything is...as we arrived around 9.45pm. Looking forward to our first full day in Cyprus ...
... notice in the Mediterranean! Paphos is a quiet, almost sleepy seaside town with a population of friendly folk. The port is dotted with lovely white and blue little fishing boats and has a siesta in the middle of the day...what's not to appreciate about this town? After attending to a lovely lunch of Cypriot food, fish stuffed with spinach on a bed of potatoes with a crust of spices, and peas with lamb and spices plus the obligatory salad of fresh flavours of lettuce, cucumber, ...
... mountain town with what can be loosely identified as roads, but not footpaths. But the site of those incredible stone carvings that we are familiar with seeing on movies like Indiana Jones-those incredible adventure films I remember loving as a younger person, are surrounded by sand, fine dusty red dirt! See I don't like the beach because it has sand so you can imagine my distress. The walk through the incredible Siq was ok for me as it was dotted ...
... They drive on the left in Cyprus, so although it was weird being on the 'wrong' side of the road abroad, it was easy enough to get to our little town. We settled into our villa and got to bed quite soon as it was so late!
On our first day we were very laid back and had a long lie in. It was amazing when we first looked out the window and saw the stunning views of Cyprus - we had arrived in the dark and had had no idea what to expect - it is a really ...
... This is where breakfast is also served) Simple lines of contemporary interiors, bright, pleasing and very relaxing facilities. The options of dining are either inside the dining room or outside overlooking the pool and gardens. The variety ample, multiple choice of dishes, exceptional quality, nice presentation, impeccable service. Open cuisine cooking area with two or three professional chefs one of whom Chinese. Smart dressing code is ...
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CATS!! YUCK YUCK YUCK
I stayed here to attend my friends wedding. The hotel is lovely and really friendly. The manager is also friendly and never seems to go home. He knows everyone by name and goes the extra mile to ensure everyones holiday is superb. The only issue I had with this hotel was the cats they are everywhere, on your balconies, wanting to sit with you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They drink from the swimming pools they climb onto the dining tables aswell. The cats were a real put off for me. Also the cleanliness of the apartments was not 100%, and twice I got given ripped bed sheets.
I've made it sound like it was unpleasant, however this was not the case it was very nice indeed, but I would want to know the honest truth before I went there. If you dont want to know the truth you wouldnt be looking on this website.
What a fantastic time at the louis King Jason / cyprus
I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the King Jason in Cyprus and it was just like all the reviews stated that i had previously read. We stayed there from May 7th - May 14th. I went with my mum and it was our first visit to Cyprus and we would both like to go back. There 78 apartments,all well equipped and clean and we booked on bed and breakfast basis and the food was amazing.Everyone said on previous reviews how friendly Andreas the manager was and he was.The King Jason was the most friendliest place i have stayed in abroad,it made all the difference.We booked through Thomsons and we did several trips out and about,it was great. You will read alot of reviews about the roadworks which is behind the accomodation but it is not a problem.It doesn't cut you off from the main resort ,it is only a 10 min walk to the main restaurants and bars and about 15 walk to the sea front. You get presents left in your room every couple of days which is a very kind gesture.Don't take an iron,hairdryer, shower gel, washing up liquid,dish cloth and tea towel as it is all supplied,you even get an umbrella aswell.If you love cats you will be in paradise as there are about 12 or more there which have been adopted by them.Meals are cheap out, 3 course set menus from £7-£10 and very nich too especially the Kleftico,Stifado and their Moussaka. Just a word of warning it gets very hot out there.Cyprus is a great country and the King Jason a great place to stay.Happy Holidays!
Excellent service, shame about the road works
We stopped at the King Jason for one week (9/4/05), Hotel was very clean and Hotel staff could not have been more helpful (Andreas, the Manager, never seems to go home). Breakfasts were excellent value at around £4 (UK pounds), and could keep you going (food wise) to your evening meal. Only problem was the extensive road works very near to the Hotel (quite noisy), supplemented by some new houses across the road. A bit noisy for those near to Pool during the day. Optimistically the work was progressing quite quickly, so suggest this is checked out prior to booking. Paphos was great lots to see and do, excellent place to eat to suit all budgets and tastes. We would recommend the Almond Tree (top notch food) & Aginpinor.
We hired an open top jeep at around £30 (cyprus pounds per day), you need this is your going anywhere involving the B ROADS or even some of the A roads. Particularly recommend the Archaeological Park in Phaphos, Polis and Kourion (RAF laid on a display from the Red Arrows), if you go to monastories do cover up....we had to purchase some very embarring clothing ! We would definatly use this hotel again, but try and get an apartment rather than the Studio.
What a shame
This was our second visit to the King Jason & we were really looking forward to it as it was lovely the first time. I don't know if we got one of the older apartments but it was desperately in need of refurbishment - cracked tiles in bathroom & on floor, sink cracked, TV remote didn't work, kitchen sink surround & cupboard underneath was water damaged.
The room was cursorily cleaned every other day but judging from the sticky fluff under the TV table it wasn't done thoroughly.
Staff were lovely as usual though.
Beware of the roadworks - the airport link road (massive) is being built just behind the hotel & effectively cuts it off from Kato Paphos - when we were there we had to stumble over makeshift bridges to get into town - not good if you are not very mobile.
It's all true
Everything that we had read about this hotel proved to be true. We have just returned from a wonderful week in this well run, well managed hotel. Andreas and his staff did everything to make our stay memorable. Would not hesitate to return and would certainly recommend it.
The hotel is excellent,the main areas are of a high standard and luxurious, the rooms are large, clean & well maintained, the staff are fab & Andreas ,the manager is the best!! Nothing is too much trouble and any problems are dealt with immediately. It is quiet and in a residential area. There is no entertainment ,generally, so you can get plenty of sleep at night. The pool is v. clean and maintained daily, the shop is useful and reasonable, the bar a little pricey but relaxing place to spend time meeting people after evening meal. Hotel food good but cheaper outside. For fresh bread & fab cakes etc go to bakery- out of main entrance, turn left, at bottom of road turn right walk along bakery just past mayfair taxis -mmmm- For eating out at night try agapinor, othellos, muelia fish & chips and for cheap but v. nice and friendly too try oceanus along the front. best chinese is Chloes- avoid harbour restaurants too pricey and food not v good.Kids club good too. if you want a good holiday, great weather, clean friendly place with plenty to see & do this is the place for you. Not many teenagers here mainly families and couples. We always said we wouldnt go to the same place twice-have been 5 times. PS: No good for beach lovers unless you want to travel to Coral Bay which isnt too far and only 50 cents on the bus. Also Paphos waterpark is excellent and good value too, plus is not far away.
Excellent Hotel will go again
This was our first trip to the King Jason, and found that everything that other people have said is absolutely true. The hotel is modern, very clean & well furnished. The manager (Andreas) is a superb chap and couldn't be more helpful. He was very friendly, as are the rest of the staff, but not in a condescending way. The food is good and also excellent value. The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped.
The only thing Andreas (surprisingly) couldn't fix was the weather - we were there at the end of January 05.
We would certainly go there again in better weather.
Fantastic Place to Stay
Last minute break for Xmas 2004. Excellent value for money. Studios very well equipped, food was excellent in the restaurant, location great. All in all one of the best places I have stayed in Paphos. As a single traveller I didn't feel out of place or awkward! The staff are all friendly and helpful, and I would recommend staying at the King Jason to anyone!
Will be going again!!
Have just returned from our second trip to this hotel/apartments, and will be going again as soon as we can afford it!!
THe accommodation is good, and whether you are self catering or B+B the restaurant is well worth a try.
The manager, Andreas (who never seems to leave the place!!) is wonderful, extremely attentive and his staff are friendly and helpful. Although not on the sea front, the hotel is 15 -20 mins walk from the harbour, and just round the corner from a restaurant serving great fish where lots of locals eat, so that speaks for itself.
You are assured of a warm welcome and a glass of cold orange juice when you arrive, which really stars the holiday off nicely, and the small gifts left in the rooms from time to time and the cold slush puppies and chilled flannels handed out around the pool when the sun is at its hottest is a lovely touch.
The number of people staying there for a second visit (sometimes even 5th or more) is proof that King Jason Apartments are difficult to beat.
My wife and I have been to this establishment on more than one occasion and each time we have been welcomed back personally by the Manager Andreas who I can only describe as being one the the most perfect managers.
The Hotel is immacultly clean and all the staff are polite and courteous.
The rooms are clean and well equipped including Air con.
Dont just take my word for it go and see for yourselves.
Around the area are excellent places for Dining out even though the Hotel dishes up excellent food at a reasonable price and you can eat as much as you like with a complimentry drink or two afterwards.
There is also a free gym and an indoor pool which also can be used as a jaccuzi.