The King Jason Paphos
Louis Hotels’ King Jason Paphos is a 4-star, adults-only hotel and resort in Paphos, southwest Cyprus, population 90,000. The resort is a short walk from harbour of this mid-sized city which has a great deal of cultural and historical significance to offer to its visitors, not least of which is one of the most favorable climates in the entire Mediterranean.
From its state of the art spa, to its swimming and exercise facilities, to its fine dining offerings, the King Jason Paphos provides the best “bang for your buck” in all aspects and is the last word in luxury vacation experience and has garnered Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as numerous other international awards.
The King Jason is part of a collection of 4-plus star hotels which focuses on all-inclusive Cypriot holidays. It’s in the business of relieving all the stresses of your workaday life and creating an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Their Sana health club is one of the best-equipped fitness centers in Paphos, while their spa is highly regarded. The hotel has 127 rooms, 4 swimming pools, some of which are heated. With the recent addition of Executive Suites, King Jason now offers 4 different room types. Public areas are improved and extended every year. Its restaurants’ and bars’ menus are always in the process of being extended and improved, with special offerings such as gluten-free and dairy-free meals on offer. As proof of the high quality of service, repeat customers number just slightly half of all visitors (40-45%). Pets are allowed, but it’s best to call first.
King Jason has a solid commitment to environmental concerns, including the recycling of all materials from glass and paper up to batteries and used cooking oil. Even destroyed linens are re-purposed as cleaning rags. Water is served in glass.
Guests were impressed with the immaculately clean environs, the attentive staff, the excellent spa experience, and the thoroughly relaxing atmosphere.
The King Jason Paphos has 15 studios and 62 one-bedroom suites in addition to deluxe studios and executive suites. Amenities include pillows with hygienic protective undercovers, thick, premium-quality mattresses, mattress topper (upon request), daily housekeeping, designer furniture, ample storage, sofa beds, balcony clothes hangers, complimentary bathroom amenities, satin robe and slippers, adjustable cosmetic mirror, complementary DVDs, electric plug adaptors upon request, and coffee and tea making facilities among others.
32m2 (about 340 sq. ft.)Sleeps 2. There are 15 available. Its open floor plan combines the living and sleeping areas. There is one king-size bed, or two twins, and a sofa bed for guests. It has a kitchen area with a cabinet-mounted microwave and an under counter mini-fridge.
35m2 (about 375 sq. ft.) Sleeps 2. Features include exposed-beam ceilings, porcelain mini chandeliers, and corian countertops.
42m2 (about 450 sq. ft.)Sleeps up to 4. There are 62 of these suites available. There are two living room sofa beds. The main bedroom is separate from the living room for privacy. The toilet and bathroom are shared.
50m2 (about 540 sq. ft.). Sleeps 2. These roomy suites have a generous living area and are the largest suites on offer at the King Jason. Furniture is stylishly modern. These suites are what you want when you desire something above the ordinary.
Food and Drink
The Piatakia Restaurant serves buffet-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The restaurant has a pleasant blue and white décor with buff blue upholstered chairs and tables for two that can be pushed together to serve more than two diners. Food choices are prominently and colorfully displayed and live cooking stations allow you to see the meal prep in real time. Special menus are on offer including such options as vegetarian and gluten-free meals. In addition to regular meal times, daytime a la carte snacks are available, as well as afternoon tea and chocolate.
The Pool Bar offers both table and counter service and a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails, missed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wellness and Spa
The Sana Health Club is equipped with cardio machines and body sculpting machines so help you maintain your beach body whilst you enjoy your holiday. You’re free to pursue your favorite exercise regimen, and afterwards you can have an individualized sauna and steam bath treatment for free.
The Sana Treatment Rooms feature and indoor pool and well-appointed treatment rooms to allow you to take a “vacation within a vacation” and receive the ultimate in personal pampering. Customized massages will sooth away all the aches, pains and stress accumulated during your pre-vacation daily routine.
Some treatments on offer from your Aegeo Spas team are Sense Crete, a herbal detoxifying treatment to stimulate blood circulation, Flow and Glow, designed to reduce the tension in your face and make you look years younger, Cretan Massage, a deep massage using an olive oil base just as the ancients did, the Energy Boost full body massage to loosen stiff muscles, and Stand Strong, a thorough, invigorating foot and sole massage that reduces foot swelling and removes toxins.
In the Area
As previously mentioned, Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of about 900 such sites in the world. The criteria for such sites are those having “cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.” Some of those having such significance in Paphos include Old Paphos, now called Kouklia, on a hill east of the modern city, the traditional birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Remains of the ancient city and its sanctuary can be viewed. The Paphos Archeological Park includes the ruins of four large Roman-era villas with well-preserved mosaic floors.
The Paphos pedestrian boulevard on the seafront is famous for its beauty and makes for a pleasant walk in the cool of a summer evening. Paphos Segway Tours take you to all the famous sites in the city and environs, which has been likened to an open-air museum.
The Paphos Castle is a must see, as well as St. Paul’s Pillar, where Church tradition holds that the Apostle Paul was flogged 39 times by the Roman Proconsul of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus, after which he himself converted to Christianity after Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind after trying to discourage Sergius Paulus from the faith.
Paphos is full of restaurants and night spots for those desiring a little nightlife. There are all kinds of tours, both on land and sea , available for sightseers wishing to have a broader view of the environs of this historical city.
The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park provides hours of fun in the sun on its slides, tunnels and pools. An introductory course in Scuba Diving can also he had in the Discover Scuba Diving tour, during which octopuses and sea turtles can be encountered in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean.
Pentadaktylou Str., Kato Paphos, Cyprus
(+357) 269 477-50
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