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Review of Kefalonitis Hotel Apts.

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Kefalonitis Hotel Apts.
Ranked #35 of 90 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Delighted, would gladly return.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Had a great stay, my second time in Paphos, the first being 25 years ago, I was worried that I might be disappointed with inevitable changes. Nicos and the staff at Kefalonitis ensured this was not the case. I was reminded what was so enchanting about Cyprus back then; the people.My 10 year old was treated like a prince and he adored it; making an effort to learn a few words in Greek to try to talk to local people. The apartment itself was clearly recently refurbished. Simple and unfussy; exactly what I had been looking for. There were no lifts in our block but our luggage was carried up to our room on arrival. The up-side to being on the higher level was having a view across to the sea from our spacious balcony. Beds were comfortable and in spite of the wonderfully warm weather, was never stuffy. We never had the air-con on overnight. Room was serviced daily. The pool was kept spotlessly clean and there were ample sunbeds by the pool. Great mixture of guests so no-one would feel out of place. The location was ideal for us as we don't drive. Nicos suggested a tour company prior to our visit (Prestige) who were great and helped us arrange some great excursions. If you are happy to take a little walk, it is ideally placed to walk up to the old town or down to the harbour. Tombs of the Kings are literally up the road.I really can't fault a thing about Kefalonitis. Thanks again to all there for contributing to a lovely holiday.

Room Tip: Do contact Nicos prior to arrival with queries. He did all possible to accommodate our requests and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had a very enjoyable week here and found the staff ( especially Ted and Helen ) to be friendly and welcoming.this hotel was perfect for lazy days round the pool which although was very cold was a welcome relief to the 30c heat.

The apartments themselves were very roomy and clean and quiet which made for a relaxing holiday.

I would recommend this hotel to people looking for a quiet retreat during the day but still close enough to plenty of bars and restaurant to walk to at night.

A trip to the harbour to watch the sunset and enjoy a spot of people watching is a must.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Really very basic accommodation. We had three studios in our group, terrible smell in the cupboards in our room which was very off putting. I guess for the price we paid you can't grumble too much. The outdoor pool was nice but so cold I only ventured in it once. We have never been in a pool so cold, it really was like taking an ice bath! Didn't really use the gym, indoor pool etc but some of our group did and were happy with facilities. For us it was a little too far outside of the main areas and near a very busy noisy road although that didn't impact on our sleep at all.

If you want somewhere cheap and basic to stay then this would be a good base. Not sure we would return but certainly would not rule it out as a cheap second holiday at the right price. However, all in all we found Cyprus quite expensive.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I think I must have stayed in a different Kef than everyone else. I had expected it to be basic which was fine and we don't mind that, but with so many reviews saying how clean it was I was really disappointed. The linen was only changed every 3 days and then only the top sheet on the bed, not the only sheet covering the mattress (could have done with better mattress coverage) or the pillow cases. This was supposed to be a double room but just 2 singles pushed together but not joined so they kept moving apart down the middle! We stayed for a week and the bathroom and floors weren't cleaned at all during our stay. The wardrobe and kitchen cupboard had really stale/fausty smell about them and the tiles around the bath were held on with tape. We had issues with centipedes and cockroaches in the kitchen area and bathroom. We had to ask for a remote control for the air con which didn't work anyway but got short shrift from the man on reception who told us it was too cold to need it anyway (it was 26 degrees).
The location of these apartments is really good and handy for eating out, which is helpful as I wouldn't want to have to really on the self-catering facilities if there were more than 2 people to cook for.
All in all its an ok place to stay but just not great, we went on a last minute cheap deal but if I'd paid anymore for it I would have been really disappointed.

Room Tip: Try and get an upstairs room and not at the back of the complex.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Just had 10 days at the Fef.Great room,block F nice and quiet.Very clean and maid service great.Pools brilliant inside and out.Would recommend this hotel.Staff very friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them.Close enough to the town and eateries and bars very close.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Unfortunately we had to move apts. on the second day ,we were originally above the bar in an old very road noisy apt, ask Nick to move and we went to a quite one at the back ,much better and more modern. Last came to Cyprus 25 years ago for our honeymoon so was nice to go back,not really much has changed just small airport at Paphos now,not lost its charm.Comfortable apts with all amenities,and very clean with well kept gardens with lots of kittens and cats .Cooked in several times much cheaper to do so ,from supermarkets,food in all restaurants much the same and same price as England.Do try Kleftico the best Greek dish ever.Pool water was freezing,but lots of sunbeds and friendly staff ,lovely Ana and Ted.Walk to the harbour you can cut through and walk to beach ,local bus to Coral bay well worth it.Also the Thai massage next to Oneils is amazing.And you wont get air con free if you book with Travel Republic.

Room Tip: Choose a quite one and one bedroom are good,away from pool area.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jackieseal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Well what can I say about the Kef. Just got back after spending a week there with a great room, over the bar and with a pool view, no sunshine on the balcony, but I would imagine this would be a godsend at the height of the summer. Arrived late at night and met the legendary Ted the night porter and his wife Helen the evening barmaid and cat feeder. If you come from the west of Scotland a good point would be to take Ted a daily record newspaper and square sausage from a good butcher, his favourite is in Burnbank, but any quality butcher would do and some plain bread.
The Kef is a small hotel with a good pool outside and an inside pool. It is about 20 yards from the Tomb of the kings road with many good restaurants and bars. There is even a McDonalds and KFC as fallbacks when you want something quick and cheep. There is a good choice of restaurants and excellent bus service at 1.5 euros to coral bays in one direction and to the harbour in the other.
Although there are many restaurants you may want to cater for yourself and there are two proper supermarkets (although have slight tourist price issues) a Cypriot one down at the harbour, if you go to the harbour on the bus, get off at the terminus, go back one street and cut in at Debenhams, you will see it on your right, from memory I think it is call Papantonious. On the tomb of the kings road towards coral beech is a Lidl, just the normal stuff, but with less tins and bread. It is on the right about two stops on the bus, okay to walk there, but get the bus back getting off at the KFC.
To sum up we had a great time at the Kef, the studio apartment was large with sleeping area, sitting area, dining area, kitchen area, bathroom and a balcony. The kitchen was well equipped with a microwave, small cooker, rings and oven, toaster and kettle, plenty of plates, cups, utensils, even a bottle opener, can opener etc. I would recommend this hotel, only I don’t think it would be good for people with children as doesn’t seem to have facilities, kids club etc.

Room Tip: ask for pool view if you can
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kefalonitis Hotel Apts.
Address: Pyramou 5, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paphos
#26 Family Hotel in Paphos
#32 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kefalonitis Hotel Apts. 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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