Due to the situation across the whole world with Covid-19, we didn’t think it would be possible to get away for a mini break this summer. Somehow, we managed to escape the madness and jet away to Paphos, Cyprus (and we found a really good last minute deal!).
After looking at lots of hotels in the area, we decided to book The King Jason Paphos hotel on Booking.com. We read a lot of reviews online and already knew how spectacular our experience at the hotel would be. It really did not disappoint!
Read on for a complete review and guide to every aspect of the King Jason Hotel Paphos. It may even convince you to book. 🙂
Located in a residential area just a few minutes drive from Paphos Marina, The King Jason Paphos is a luxury 4 star hotel that provides outstanding hospitality and service. With a 5 star rating and over 4300 reviews on TripAdvisor, it’s currently rated as one of the best hotels in Paphos. Location-wise, you couldn’t be in a better position for exploring the town. The only downside is not being very near the beaches.
We stayed in The King Jason for 5 nights in September this year and wanted to share our experience of our time there with you; from the rooms, to the facilities available and the food. We hope you find it useful. 🙂 Leave us a comment down below, or send us a message if you have any other questions about the King Jason Paphos.
We hired a car for the duration of our stays, making it easy for us to get to the hotel. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi transfer or bus directly from the airport terminal. It took around 20 minutes to get there from Paphos airport.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by the reception manager. She seated us in the most comfiest seats in the lobby area. We filled out some paperwork whilst sipping on some champagne in the lobby. Straight away we felt like royalty!
We were then taken to our room by the hotel staff, who kindly helped with our suitcases and led the way, whilst we continued sipping on our champagne. We felt right at home and were so excited to see our one bedroom suite.
The KING JASON PAPHOS rooms:
There are different types of rooms available at The King Jason. These include:
- Superior studio
- Deluxe studio
- One bedroom suite
- Executive suite
We stayed in a one bedroom suite and absolutely loved it. It was incredibly spacious and we welcomed the freedom of having multiple places to relax after a long day out.
The hotel provided all of the basic amenities (iron, ironing board, hairdryer, shampoo, shower gel, safe, silky robes and slippers) and plenty of kitchen utensils. You’re fully equipped if you want to make your own meals and snacks!
One of the things that stood out for us was the warm welcoming they gave us – they left us a note welcoming us to the King Jason, along with a complimentary King Jason Paphos beach bag for us to use during our stay.
We had our studio cleaned on a daily basis, with fresh towels replaced daily and the rooms cleaned to a high standard. Upon arrival, the door was sealed with a note saying that the room had been disinfected.
Key room features / highlights (One bedroom suite):
- Large balcony area with a table and chairs overlooking the pool
- Large fridge
- Separate living room area with TV and large corner sofa
- Dining table and four chairs
- Bathtub with overhanging shower
- Spacious living area and plenty of storage
Our top tips for booking a room at The King Jason PAPHOS Hotel:
- If you’re staying half board or bed and breakfast and want to cook your own meals, all rooms have kitchen facilities. Consider a suite for more kitchen space.
- Ask for a pool view apartment in advance of arrival. Your request may just be granted!
- If you’re visiting Paphos for a special occasion, let the hotel staff know in advance. They’ll go out of their way to decorate your room and make you feel extra special.
- Compare different websites to find the best deal. We found Booking.com to be the best option for us due to their Free Cancellation options and competitive pricing.
The swimming pools:
We were spoilt for choice at The King Jason Paphos hotel and had a choice of 4 swimming pools! Pools were located at different parts of the hotel and each of them offered something really special. Sunbeds were placed around each of the pools and you didn’t have to ‘reserve’ your sunbed before you went to breakfast. Beds were plentiful and there were always great pool spots. However, this may be less apparent during busier times of the year.
The Centro Pool is located in the middle of the hotel and is considered the main pool. Many guests will have a view of this pool from their balcony. It’s extremely spacious and the pool is long enough in length to swim. Centro is lit up on an evening, providing a truly magical and romantic setting!
The Elegania pool extends from the library, through to the patio doors. It’s a great place to relax and sip on some wine on an evening. This adults-only pool is a small, but peaceful place to swim; or to simply take a dip as a break from the sun. The pool is heated during the colder months in March, April and November.
The Hydro pool was our favourite one of them all! It features various hydro-massage areas and jets, targeting different areas of the body. It’s a great place to relax your muscles after the gym, a long hike, or laying in the sun. They even have a treadmill and bike – you just need to speak to reception for the required footwear. We honestly have never seen anything like it before!
Sana Health pool:
Unfortunately due to covid, the indoor pool was closed (Sana Health Pool). It would have been nice to try this out on a late afternoon/ early evening once the sun has gone down, but we still had three incredible pools to choose from!
Spa & fitness centre:
The spa was located just beneath the main restaurant by the main pool area. There was an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and treatment area – perfect for splashing the cash on a massage or facial.
The swimming pool and spa facilities were not in use due to covid, but they still offered treatments. The treatment menu is quite pricey, but if you don’t mind paying around £70 – £100 for a massage, then I would definitely consider it. You are on holiday after all!
The King Jason Paphos also has an onsite gym, which was bookable through reception. Like most hotel gyms, they have a limited amount of equipment and space. The gym was relatively small and didn’t have many machines or any free weights. Nevertheless, we managed to power through a good workout and it was nice to exercise after an all you can eat buffet lunch. What was great was the fact that only one person (or two people from one household) were allowed in the gym at only one time. It made us feel really safe and it was nice having the gym to ourselves!
The gym wasn’t very well ventilated and even with the aircon on, it was really hot. We recommend going first thing in the morning or late afternoon if you don’t want to overheat!
Bars and restaurants
The Deck pool bar:
The pool bar, located at the back of the main ‘Centro’ pool, was open from 10am – 6pm for both table service and counter service. The fridge was fully stocked with 500ml bottles of still water, for you to take as you please. They also have various drinks on tap – great for those who want a quick refreshment at their leisure! You can also order some fantastic drinks on the menu, from The King Jason special (you’ll have to visit to find out what it is), to the frozen mojitos (our favourite). They even had rich, flavoured milkshakes and iced coffees!
Seating was available for you to relax and enjoy your beverage whilst taking a break from the sun.
The main and only restaurant in the hotel was located next to the lobby area. It offers a more ambient atmosphere towards the back of the restaurant, and a bright, vibrant atmosphere towards the front, leading onto the outside deck.
Meal times were pretty standard like most all inclusive hotels. On the whole, we were happy with the opening times, but would have liked to have had more flexibility during the lunch and dinner hours. An hour extra would have been perfect!
- Breakfast was served from 8am – 10am
- Lunch was served from 12pm – 2pm
- Afternoon tea was served from 3pm – 5pm
- Dinner was served from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
There was a different cuisine theme each night at the hotel, with a board placed by the entrance to let you know what the theme was for each day of the upcoming week. It was a great touch and definitely made us excited for the meals to come!
Upon entering the restaurants, guests were asked to wear a face covering and wear disposable gloves which were provided whilst handling food. Masks were also compulsory for all staff.
Breakfast was pretty much the same each day, with a variety of hot food (eggs, sausages, hash browns). The cooks made fresh omelettes on request. Then there was Greek yoghurt with all the toppings, porridge, fresh fruit and plenty of extra continental sides and sweet treats. The waiters took our drinks order when we sat down – they served some amazing coffee and juices!
Lunch & dinner
Lunch was themed, depending on the day. One day we had latin fusion and the next we had traditional Cypriot food. Sadly we missed out on the Asian night as we weren’t there for it! The great thing about being all inclusive at The King Jason Paphos was that you could order a whole bottle of wine (or champagne if you’re feeling fancy). The quality of the wine was top notch too! The waiters were incredibly attentive and would always top you up if you were running low.
This was such a nice little touch and a great excuse to eat more food! They served mini sandwiches, cakes and fruit along with a variety of different teas. Afternoon tea took place between 3 – 5pm.
Alongside the main restaurant, the adjoining Piatakia bar served up drinks all day long. The waiters and waitresses use it to collect your table-service meal drinks, but you can also pull up a chair anytime you wish. Order a milkshake, cocktail or glass of wine at your leisure! The bar seemed quiet during the day during our visit but it got busier into the evening. It’s a great spot for a pre or post dinner drink and has a nice ambience to it. Pull up a chair and chat to the bartender or choose a table outside. The drink selection is very good!
The lobby area at The King Jason was such a great place to relax during the daytime and enjoy a nice glass of wine in the evening. The lights were dimly lit and you were able to just soak up the atmosphere with other guests around you.
The area was very peaceful and not noisy at all (apart from other guests talking to their friends and family). There was no music playing in the background, so you could actually hear yourself think and speak. The bartenders come round to take your drinks orders too, so it’s a perfect chance for you to sit back and relax!
The library was a fantastic touch to the hotel and the perfect place for those who may be on holiday with their children and need 10 minutes to themselves to wind down. Relax with your favourite book (they have a vast collection of books to choose from) or catch up on a spot of work.
The seats, colours and design of the library was another cool touch! The swinging chair at the top of the library was a firm favourite of ours. The patio doors at the back of the library led out to the Elegancia Pool.
Here are some extra details to note that might be useful if you are considering The King Jason Paphos for your next stay.
Free parking is available at the back entrance of the hotel. You can also park your car on the main street just outside the hotel. It’s within a residential area and seemed very secure.
Concierge service/ reception
24 hour reception service is available and staff can help you with any requests, eg. room requests, document printing, booking excursions, etc
The WiFi connection in the room and in and around the hotel was fast and had no connection issues. The WiFi password and username is given to you when you check-in.
Games areaThe hotel has a ping pong table and pool table in a games area near the Elegancia pool. Challenge your partner to a game before heading to dinner or take a break from the sun! Games cost a small fee, which is payable at reception in exchange for tokens.
Location The hotel is located a stone’s throw from the town and around a 30 minute walk to the marina. Whether you want to go for a nice evening walk after dinner by the beach, or explore the town’s local bars for a drink – there is something for everyone!
Our overall thoughts/ experience staying in The King Jason PAPHOS:
There are no bad things for us to say about our stay at The King Jason. It was probably the best hotel we’ve stayed at! Below is a quick summary that includes our highlights and suggestions for improvements. Please note that these are really minor things and we still had the best time in The King Jason! We highly recommend it as a place to stay in Paphos.
- The staff at The King Jason were incredibly attentive and looked after the guests really well. Special touches such as Champagne on arrival, to the farewell gift of olive oil on our last day and room service making cute little animal and flower shapes for our new towels, all made our stay extra special.
- The quality of food was outstanding. All inclusive buffets can get rather boring as the days go on, having to eat the same foods and not having much of a variety. Not at The King Jason! Each day, they had a set theme and displayed the different cuisine options in the restaurant for guests to see. One thing that we thought The King Jason did really well was the food selection options. They didn’t have too many dishes, as to not overcompensate on quality. The flavours and variety were second to none!
- The King Jason adhered to covid-19 health and safety regulations very well and we felt really safe during our stay.
- Live music in the evenings would have been a great touch to set the mood and ambiance. This was advertised but didn’t happen during our 5-night stay.
- As we like to take day trips during our holiday, it meant that we weren’t always able to make it back in time for lunch. It would have been nice if the lunch times were extended beyond 2:30pm.
Our overall score out of 10 = 9.5
We would give The King Jason a score of 9.5/10. Our stay was truly magical and we don’t have anything bad to say about it. We would give the extra 0.5 points if there was some live music and the point about the extended lunch hours as mentioned above. But that’s being extra picky!
We hope you enjoyed reading our guide and review for The King Jason Paphos and that you found it useful. Whether you are looking to visit this year or next year, or even if you are researching great hotels to stay in around Paphos.
BY SUSIEAuthor bio:
Susie is a passionate traveller that loves a sunny beach holiday, but also appreciates the cultural side to a trip and checking out undiscovered destinations. She’s the go-to Toucan Traveller for great holiday stories, cool photos and foodie recommendations.