Kefalos Beach Village  

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The clue’s in the name with this one. It’s pulled right up against the beach and looks more like a mini village than a hotel. The buildings have a classic flavour – all sugarcube-style apartments – and because they’re surrounded by pretty landscaped gardens, there’s an air of privacy to the place. Still, despite the peace and quiet it’s not far off the beaten track. The promenade – dotted with shops, bars and restaurants – is just a short walk away.

As for the accommodation itself, the exterior may be on the traditional side but head inside and it’s a different story. Rooms still have a classic flavour – think white walls and cool ceramic floors – but modern trimmings like mini-fridges, satellite TVs and air-conditioning keep things up to date. You get your own balcony or veranda, too.

Outside, a lake-like swimming pool with a bridge crossing sits between the hotel and the sea. There’s a poolside bar, too, serving up drinks and light bites throughout the day. And if all that sounds a little too relaxed for your liking, there’s a mini golf course, a volleyball court and a gym to cater for the more active crowd.

Food-wise, there’s a mix of big global buffets and à la carte options on offer. Head to the traditional taverna for a taste of authentic Cyprus, or eat al fresco from the barbecue grill which is open during the summer. There’s a sea-facing cocktail bar, too - perfect for sundowners and after-dinner drinks.

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  • 46Buildings
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  • 244Rooms
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

The large outside swimming pool features a bridge to give easy access to the pool bar. A section of the pool has been set aside to give the children their own pool to cool off in. Beautiful gardens surround the outdoor pool area and extend along the palm tree lined beach. Both areas have ample sun loungers and sun shades.

Romios deck Cypriot à la carte restaurant*

Only a couple of metres from the sea and overlooking the Paphos lighthouse beach. You'll be able to enjoy the full range of Cypriot cuisine in a stunning setting under the evening stars at this al fresco restaurant. Open only in the summer. You'll need to book with reception.

Thomson Kids' Club

Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Open May-October.

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superior 1-bedroom apartment

Superior 1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds.

1-bedroom apartment with sea view

1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 people with 2 beds and 2 sofa-beds.

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Our wedding!

We used the Kefalos hotel as our wedding venue! Elena was very helpful and arranged everything perfectly. Our ceremony was held in the beachside gazebo which was beautifully decorated with red carpet, lanterns, flowers on table and also chair covers with bows that matched my bridesmaid colours! Elena made sure our day was perfect. We brought an iPod to play music we had chosen for our ceremony and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded through the sound system. Our reception meal was then held in the veranda. The tables were decorated beautifully and the food served was 5 star quality. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! A big thank you to Elena xMore

Emma W, Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel !!

Just returned from a week break at Kefalos beach village and could not fault a thing!! The hotel is lovely!!! We arrived late at night and we're greeted by Geoff who was such a friendly guy!! He took our suit cases to our room for us and showed us the pool and restaurant on the way! He then made sure everything was ok for us in our rooms before leaving and gave us restaurant vouchers as we had missed dinner! The next day when we woke up we didn't quite realise that a sea view meant the sea was right outside our balcony!! Just a few sunbeds and patch of grass between us! We definitely had the best room in terms of location to pool and view (room 623). The rooms were lovely and spacious and cleaned everyday! Towels were also replaced each day too. The kitchenette was well equipped with everything you would need; toaster, grill, kettle, hob, fridge, freezer and plenty of pans and cutlery. However we were half board so only really used the kitchen for some lunches. The food at the hotel was great!! Such a good selection for both breakfast and dinner! For breakfast there was a cooked breakfast option, cereals, toast, pancakes, ham and cheeses, croissants, fresh fruit and yoghurt! The dinner changed each evening so it was never repetitive! There was always cold salad and pasta salads, however the hot stuff changed each day which was good! One night the theme was Greek food, another was a BBQ. There was also an option for the children such as nuggets, fish fingers, pasta and chips! No one went hungry!! The pool was clean and well maintained with a lifeguard on duty each day. There were plenty of sunbeds and towels were provided free of charge each morning if you desired. From the pool there was direct access to the beach. The only downfall is that it is rocky and there is no sand for sunbathing! That's why there is a grassy area near the sea. This area would be lovely in the summer as it's a lot cooler due to the sea breeze than by the pool. The location of the hotel is great! It's about a 5-10 minute walk to the main road with shops and tavernas. I would definitely recommend Alfie's Bar!! Cocktails are €3 and the do karaoke which is always a laugh! The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming and even gave us a free bottle of bubbly on our last day! There a few nice Greek tavernas nearby too! There is also a costal path just outside the hotel which leads to a beautiful harbour! However it is a 30 min walk and isn't lit st night. I probably wouldn't recommend it in the heat of the summer months, however a taxi is only €8. Bikes are also available to rent from the hotel which could be an option! The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly! Rico was our entertainment for the week with activities such as archery, water polo, darts and many more! Many people we spoke to during our holiday have been returning to this hotel many years running and it is no surprise!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to book again in the future!!More

Rachel E, London, United Kingdom

half board bargain

March weather was a little windy at times but nice to have some sunshine. The accommodation was very good and roomy. A good variety of food with plenty to choose from . The entertainment in the village on an evening was a bit of a let down but plenty to see and do throughout the day. Those who wanted night life, could venture down town. The outside pool was very inviting but cold at this time of the year however a super indoor clean pool was available and I used this a few time during our stay. One week is too short and would recommend a 2 weeks stay. Excursions can be expensive but in the old town is an office where tours are much cheaper and we booked to a few.I was impressed with the American guide who was a pleasure to listen to and very informative about the history of Cyprus. We will be going back and hopefully for 2 weeks.More

Juney25, Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great Location for Paphos

We returned to the Kefalos Beach for a week in early April having really enjoyed a stay there at the end of last October. This is a friendly, clean but above all unpretentious hotel. The staff are helpful and the rooms are large, clean and well-equipped for those who want the self catering option which we had chosen. We receiived a complementary bottle of wine and a basket of fruit from the management as a thank you for returning to the hotel. A nice touch - Thank you! Tour companies use the hotel but you can get good deals here if you are independent travellers like ourselves. There seemed to be plenty going on for families but it is also good for couples like us who want a quiet week away: even though we had a room by the pool there was no noise after midnight. The location is great with easy gentle walks to Paphos Harbour, the Roman Mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings. For birders like ourselves it was great to get up early and walk along the Paphos Headland to see what might have flown in. Its an easy walk up to the main Tombs of the Kings Road where there are several good restaurants and bars. The beach is small but there is plenty of grass and there was no competition for loungers - we went into the sea every day. Its a popular location for weddings and we observed several happy couples enjoying marriage ceremonies in the fantastic setting of the beachside gazebo. The beach bar serves a good variety of meals and drinks. There is ample free parking if you have a hire car. Arranging a late check-out was simple. When we return to Paphos I am sure we will stay here and would not bother considering anywhere elseMore

Rosbar54, London, United Kingdom

Great holiday!

We travelled as an older family during the first week of the Easter break- 5th April to the 12th, this was the second time visiting Cyprus and the first time we've stayed at the Kefalos Beach Village. We arrived late to the hotel so unfortunately we missed dinner, however the receptionist offered us a voucher to be used at the pool bar for lunch or dinner on our final night which was very generous. When we arrived a British man named Geoff drove us to our room with our cases and was very informative about the hotel and what was around in Paphos, the whole week up until helping us with our bags on our final day he was exceptionally helpful and very friendly, as were the other staff. Our rooms were very spacious and clean, with maids visiting daily to change our towels/bedding. There was a wide variety of choice during dinner and breakfast, with dinner changing theme each night (eg, bbq, middle eastern, Italian) along with cold options which were all really lovely. During the day there was a selection of day time activities run by some entertainers, this included French boules in the morning, a darts cocktail challenge, football and many more, including specific activities for children. The harbour is about a half an hour walk along the sea, the views along the way are very pretty and the harbour itself is full of different restaurants/cafe's and little shops, including boat trips, so it was well worth the walk!! All the staff were very helpful and friendly, including the receptionists, the bar staff, the entertainers, they really made you feel welcome. The only downfall was the beach, it wasn't particularly sandy and is probably more appropriate for views rather that sunbathing or swimming, however there are other beaches not too far away which could be accessed by the bus or a car. The pool area was nice and spacious and there's plenty of options for sunbeds, either right next to pool or on the grass overlook the sea (which was a lot cooler on a hot day). Overall, this was a really lovely holiday and it exceeded my expectations, we are sad to have left. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we will definitely be returning next year!!More

Lexi E, Ware, United Kingdom

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