The Annabelle advertises itself as 5 star hotel. That is probably stretching the reality a little. The welcome on arrival was fine with a cool drink that was nice in the 35 degree heat. The staff are friendly and generally willing to help.
Our room though was a little disappointing, I know we had only booked the standard rate, "garden view" meant a small veranda backing onto a building site and what seemed to be a neighbouring restaurant. The workers started on the building site at 7:15 in the morning. To upgrade the room would have incurred a charge of 70 euros a day. I don't believe free upgrades should be automatic as it is not fair on those that have paid the extra, but just be ware you may be backing onto a building site if you go for the cheaper rooms. The room was also quite spartan with no dressing table, though there is a bath/shower and the bed was comfortable enough. Do not put anything in the fridge that is not mini bar stock as they will charge you 15 euro's a day for the privilege . Given the extortionate prices of drinks etc in the hotel we felt this was a bit unfair. The room though was promptly cleaned and replenished twice a day.
The best part of the Annabelle is the swimming pools. One standard rectangular pool in the heat of the sun, plus a lovely grotto and waterfall affair with a small swim up bar. Lovely in the late afternoon after the heat of the day. The pools though are starting to get very busy. If you go into the large pool late afternoon the water is lovely and warm.
The food was ok. Breakfast options were continental and the ingredients for a full English. The cold meats on the continental station were all cheap processed meats, not quite what you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. The included buffet meal in the evening was again ok. Quality seemed to vary each night. We cHose to eat out a couple of the nights as the evening buffet had been included as a free upgrade on booking. There are other resterants in the hotel which you will need to pay for, we didn't see any menu's / prices for them so decided to use external resteraunts assuming that the hotel ones would be an extortionate price like their drinks. The buffet evening meal can be quite chaotic getting a table, we had to wait a while on a couple of occasions to get a table then ended up near the entrance surrounded by people being fussy over their table requirement !! The buffet is themed each night, French, English, Cypriot etc etc.
Some useful info.
Tours can be booked cheaper in places just outside the hotel, we used mickeys tours over the road for jeep safaris and they were fine. Cars can be booked cheaper in a Number of locations but availability may be an issue.
USE THE BUSES! Much cheaper than taxis and they are clean, modern and regular. One euro will get you anywhere in the paphos area.
For a good quality evening meal in a nice quiet atmosphere at fair prices we used Zaza's and the Almond tree. Both were very good a short walk from the Annabelle.
In downtown paphos there is a lovely bar/restaurant called 'muse' which is a pretty cool atmosphere, great food and wonderful location overlooking the coastal areas of paphos.
Annabelle prices : a bottle of local still water - EU 2.70 (50 cents at shops outside and 17 cents at the supermarket for the same brand !!!!).
Beer Eu5.00 (around 1.95 to 3 outside at the bars/cafes)
Bottle of water with your dinner Eu4.50
In all the score is probably 3.5 to be fair
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