Just got back from a week at this amazing hotel. Nothing negative to report at all. Everything was wonderful from the food to the accommodation. The hotel itself is just so picturesque with beautiful grounds and varied places to while away the time such as the pool bar, formal bar, taverna and beachside bar, which looks so pretty lit by the little table lamps in the evening. Getting a drink and settling down on a sun lounger to watch the sunset at the hotel private beach was amazing.
The pools are great with a variety of depths, sizes and arrangements to suit all ages. Lots of sunloungers and staff will assist you to move these around, sort out parasols and generally make you comfortable.
There was a wide variety of delicious food in both the main restaurant and Taverna, which was replenished often and always hot. We all found something to our taste for every meal and the salads and grilled meats were amazing.
But what really made the holiday for us was the hotel staff who were unfailingly charming and helpful and also the animation team: Andreas, Maia, Renato, Ollivia and the rest of the team were amazing and went out of their way to provide fun activities whilst not being intrusive or overbearing in any way.
The hotel is designed almost like a village - which is presumably why it is called Annabelle Village - and the central path wends its way down through the complex from the top reception, formal bar and restaurant (with amazing outside terrace and views) past the top pool, shop, spa, chapel (charming) and on down past the rooms which are set in groups (two storey) with landscaped gardens. There are steps which have to be negotiated. Finally on the bottom level is the Taverna, further pools and beach side bar and the private hotel beach. Everything appeared spotless and impeccably maintained. Our room was cleaned every day and was peaceful and very comfortable to return to each night
You can get a taxi to Hersonissos for around 7 euros or take a slow walk and there is a small land train which you can ride around the town and local area and which is good value at 8 euros each for a two hour trip with commentary. The town itself is bustling with some charming bars and tavernas. There is also a local aquarium which was a hit with our teenagers.
Trips can be purchased to places such as Spinalonga and also Knossos in the town centre and there are also some activities on the beach at the hotel, so there is plenty of potential for activity if you want it. Car hire is also available in the hotel lobby and we also noticed that a doctor seems to visit most days and holds a clinic in the hotel which was reassuring to see.
So, it was with regret that we came to the end of our stay and returned home to the UK. We have decided that it is highly likely that we will return here and have already had a look at the website with a view to booking again.
Thank you to all the staff at The Annabelle Beach for making our holiday so very, very good.
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- Also Known As:
- Annabelle Village Hotel Chersonisos
- Annabelle Village Hersonissos
- Annabelle Village Hotel Hersonissos
- Annabelle Village Crete
- Annabelle Beach Resort Crete, Greece