Husband, daughter, daughter's partner, granddaughter and I visited the Kissos Hotel 25th May to 1st June this year to attend a family wedding at a neighbouring hotel. We paid an acceptable price for this 3 star, half board accommodation and everything except the food was exactly what you'd expect in this price group. Our first meal at the Kissos was breakfast and we walked into a nicely laid out restaurant, clean and tastefully furnished and our hungry (had arrived very late night before) hopes rose - oh dear, what a disappointment awaited us! The fare, although a wide variety of the usual breakfast items was on offer - fruit, cereal, bread/toast, yogurts, juices and a range of 'hot' items, was of such a poor quality even the toasted sliced bread was unappetising and hard to swallow! Perhaps dinner would be better we thought - in vain as it turned out! The following 7 nights - no that was 6 as we opted to eat at a lovely cafe up the road on our last night just do we could face the flight on a full stomach! The quality of food overall was very poor and, although nicely presented etc., made us wonder if the hotel was on some kind of economy drive (I had spoken to a fellow guest who was on her fourth return visit there and she said she had never known such bad food). I wouldn't describe our family group as any kind of gastro gourmets but neither are we particularly fussy or hard to please and was shocked to read other reviewers of the same week describe the food as 'excellent'!
Well, that's enough of the (only) negative view of this hotel, although the entertainment could have been better - now on to the many good points. The staff are really the making of this hotel, courteous,friendly, very helpful and so hardworking (noticed a distinct lack of numbers with many doubling up duties every day). Decor and comfort were excellent as was overall cleanliness. Both pools were cleaned daily and comfortably shallow for even cautious non-swimmers. The big pool was seldom overcrowded and the lagoon pool was beautifully tranquil just to float along! Our room was spacious enough and serviced each day to a high standard (my daughters maid even tidied their piles of clothes to not look so messy!), beds very comfy and fridge and safe available at a combined price of e4 per night.
Location was ideal for us as we'd been to Paphos the year before and stayed further down the same road but closer to Coral Beach. The Kissos is within easy travelling distance - local buses every 15 mins or so and very cheap - of Paphos town and harbour one way and Coral Beach the other.
Overall, a very enjoyable stay apart from the food. Would we return? Yes, if we wanted a value holiday but would stay bed and breakfast only - plenty of good eateries within easy walking distance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated in the heart of Paphos in between the two main tourist areas, Kissos hotel is the ideal property for families, couples and individuals. Located only 200 meters from the beach, the hotel is within walking distance from restaurants, bars and nightlife. Its location just few meters off the main road makes it the perfect place to relax and have everything at the holidaymakers feet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kissos Hotel Paphos