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Kefalonitis Hotel Apts.
Ranked #34 of 85 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2009

Went to the Kefalonitis on 4th July, returned on the 11th, didn't want to come home!
Rooms were spotlessly clean, and very big! We hired a scooter for 15 euros a day, and went to coral bay, which is a must if you like the beach, it took 10 minutes but i've heard you can catch the bus which stops outside for 1 euro 50 each.
The pool was very clean and a decent size, we got up at half 9 every morning and was first by the pool, even at dinner time there were plenty of sunloungers to chose from!
All staff are very friendly and i don't know why other reviews say otherwise?
The harbour is very nice and again we walked the first night, about a 15 minute walk and there are lots of shops and bars to stop in on the way down.
Bar street is very lively and again thats hidden away in the harbour we had to ask our taxi driver to drop us off one night and that cost 8 euros in a taxi from the hotel.
All in all a very good base and would definately return!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Brilliant holiday, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the kefalonitis hotel. well equipped clean spacious apartments & lovely friendly staff. Very clean pool area. Fun bar & excellent barman! Lovely central location close to beaches, restaurants, bars etc. Everything about this hotel is fab!x

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2009

Excellent value for money. Staff extremely polite and helpful. A very staff place to stay for the family.Quality of food served at the resturant was excellent. I have a fantastic time and will definately come back.

  • Stayed: June 2009
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Reviewed December 12, 2008

Due to the collapse of Freedom Flights we had a last minute booking to Cyprus.
Papos is a 20 minute ride in a Taxi from the airport for around 30 euros.
My Wife her Twin Sister, Partner & Myself spent a 2 week holiday here, what a great time we had.
We stayed The Kefalonitis Hotel Apts we did not have the best rooms but they were large clean, all kitchen equipment inc, hired a safe, towels changed every 3 days, the pool was clean, not busy with loads of sun beds, (probably time of the Year) we would / will go back.
`A Great Base Tired rooms` as on review said
The people here are really friendly from the bar staff, cleaners, day and night staff and the Boss all very nice people indeed (The boss does look grumpy but he is really nice). The locals are friendly.
I could go on about where to eat, I think you need to make your own mind up one place I will say to try is `The Windmill`, its family run.... Check out the Messe.
We did not have a bad meal anywhere we visited but the service varied greatly from place to place. (We tried places other reviews said don't go and the meals were good), make your own mind up, we asked the locals where they ate out and they sent us to probably the better quieter places.
Watch out when you hire a car the prices change from hour to hour and check the car you get before sighning.
Easy place to drive round we had no problems at all.
The Tomb of the Kings is just 10min walk up the road.
The Harbour is a 15-20 minute walk away either along the beach or along the roads.
Other places of interest are only a short drive away and work out much cheaper than the trips. You must go to the Hills for a couple of day trips.
The best beach for us was Corral Bay 10-15 min bus ride away for less than a couple of euros, and the town is nice place for a couple of nights out.
There is a local super market 5min away and a larger one by the Harbour. We shopped at both.
There is a market 15 minutes away worth a visit.
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  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2008

We, my wife and two small children and I, have just returned from the Kefalonitis, after a two week holiday. We had a great holiday, but this was due to the country and certainly not this hotel.
Starting with the positive points; the hotel is reasonably well situated just off of the Tombs of the Kings Road. About a 25 minute walk to the harbour area ( albeit we hired a car , which I would recommend). The rooms are spacious and kept clean, the outdoor pool is ok and there was one nice member of staff!
Now I am afraid , the rather longer list of negative points;
We booked bed and breakfast, dont, although the lady who prepares the breakfast is very nice, the cooked breakfast or continental breakfast she completes is not. We ended up asking them to by us some cereal, (not on the menu) which she did.
The room was ant infested. Any food put in the cupboards was covered in ants the following morning. If you were on a tight budget and proposed to use the self catering facilities, you would struggle, unless you enjoy 'ant'.
Th hotel advertises the fact that it has a 'childrens play area an indoor swimming pool jacuzzi and sauna and a gym'.
The childrens play area is firstly a health hazard and secondly mostly broken. The two swing seats are missing, leaving just the chains hanging down, the plastic wendy house has the windows and doors discarded on the floor , and the plastic climbing frame has the slide broken off and I had to try and fix a platform so it was safe for the children to walk across. Needless to say they only paid the 'park' one visit.
The 'gym' follows a similar vein. The multi- gym was rusted which had actually 'glued' some of the weights together, the cable was freyed and loose. None of the electrical equipment worked. Basically it was unusable.
The indoor pool we didn't use simply because it appeared that the water hadn't been changed or filtered for several years. As for the jacuzzi and sauna, that door was permanantly locked.
There seemed to be one main male member of staff who looked after reception and the guests. He was probably the most miserable Cypriot we met whilst on holiday.
In conclusion, we would definately return to Cyprus, however we would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2008

I got back this morning from a 10 day stay at the kefalonitis Hotel.
Overall i have to say there are things that could be improved and things that were fine.
I contacted the hotel direct and got quite a good price compared with that of other holiday shops. I was in a 2nd floor apartment which was large enough for the two of us, with kitchen area sittng area and bedroom area with 2 singles pushed together.
There was probably only 2 negatives about the apartment one was no television, not that i wanted to watch any specfic but it is nice if the weather is rubbish to have somewhere to retreat to ( yes we did have 2 days when it rained pretty much all day)
the 2nd thing was there were no hangers to hang our clothes on so we ended up hanging them over the backs of the chairs.
I found the staff quite helpfull, if you chat to them they will chat back but otherwise they are i think mindfull of guests privacy.
The pool area and bar were clean.
Breakfast was included in our price and you could have full English, Continental which was tiny salad, 2 slices of ham and cheeze and toast, or jam and toast. This also came with choce of tea, coffee or juice. I tried all three and they were great, a choice of fruit would have been lovely.
Being a non smoker i did think the reception area seemed quite smokey as many of the staff smoked but you could walk round the pool area to get in to the car park rather than walking through reception.
The Sauna and Jazuzzi along with the Gym and indoor swimming pool were located just off reception near to the small bar, i didnt use any of them but did have a look and they were all nice. I did hear one other guest say the treadmill wasnt working, and i enquired about the key for the sauna and jacuzzi to find there was a 10 Euro charge to use these. I also asked about booking a massage, this was about 60 Euros.
I booked one at the Daphine hotel which is in the Harbour area near to Mac Donalds and The Rose Pub the lady was lovely and she charged 35 Euros for a top to toe massage.
There are a lot of cats about near the apartments so if you dont like cats i would opt for a higher up apartment to stop them coming on your balcony.
The dog however is very placid and generally sleeps near the front doors to the reception and does not bother anyone.
I was a little disappointed that our apartment did not seem to get cleaned apart from the beds being made and bins being emptied. I did see the cleaners sweeping and mopping a lower down apartment but ours never seemed to get touched.
Locally we tried to eat in different places and we tried the Kleftico which is a lamb dish oven cooked the meat just dropped off the bone, it came with jackets rice and vegetables , this was lovely and i would recommend trying it. Fat Mamas was great infact the best service was at this restaurants and they also had a smoking and non smoking section, they offer italian style food and also american style like fantastic burgers but i dont think you will need a starter or pudding. Get there before 8pm though as there is a big line of people waiting.
Best beach was Coral beach, it was sandy with easy access in to the sea, sun loungers available to rent and the sea is lovely when you need to cool down. Drinks were 1.60 Euros for a can of Pepsi so best to take your own drinks.
Best supermarket we found was Papantoniou in the same street at Debenhams and Mac Donalds near the Harbor and you can get most things there at a reasonable price, you can also park right outside or there is a private car park at the side. For one nearer the Hotel we went to one a few Killometres out of the hotel area on the left hand side as you drive towards Coral beach, these two offer much more than the local shops and better value for money too.
Overall i had a lovely time and im sad to be back in chilly England.
If you are expecting something immaculate then you should not book here but if you are wanting somewhere relaxing, quiet and a good base then this place is great.
I will try and add some Photos soon.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank numee28
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Reviewed July 31, 2008

Just back from a 2 week stay 16th 30th July.

8 of us stayed in 3 one bedroom apartments. Quite luckly as all 3 overlooked the pool.

Overall the facilities are not bad - smallish pool, pool bar/cafeteria. Small hotel reception, lounge Area. Plenty of sunbeds and no need to get up at 6.00am to "prebook" them.

Safe keys 9 Euros per week + 9 euro deposit.

Aircon (make sure they give you or the apartments already have 2 keys in the aircon boxes (switches just inside the door near where you put your room key in- you turn the keys towards the windows to activate them). One operates the aircon in the lounge the other operates the bedroom you do need both.

Don't settle for any rubbish from the management that if there is only 2 of you in the room you only need to use one area at a time.

We booked with Thomas Cook and Aircon was included (not 1/2 aircon) when I said I was going to contact the rep and that I had paid for full aircon - the other key was magically produced.

Also don't book trips with the reps - on the main road beside fat mammas is a travel rep - tripas are 1/2 price. 1 day Ciaro trip by air thomas cook 358 euros - go this for 260 euros, also got 2 girl's (14 yeasrs of age) for 200 Euros each Thomas Cook wanted 358.


No entertainment - that was what we expected so it didn't matter.

Quite a good location just off the road of the tomb kings, plently of good places to eat nearby. Forget about fatmammys overpriced try the one next door Rigas?.

One tip in eating out try the 3 course specials very good and reasonable

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Thank 1STTIMEBERLIN
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Address: Pyramou 5, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Paphos
#26 Family Hotel in Paphos
#32 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
Price Range: $37 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kefalonitis Hotel Apts. 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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