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“Five-star???? I don't think so!!”
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The Annabelle
Ranked #12 of 85 Hotels in Paphos
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“Five-star???? I don't think so!!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I list below the reasons why I don't think the Annabelle should be allowed to advertise itself as 5 star.
# Our room: had a tiny balcony with barely enough room for two chairs and tiny table.
one bedside lamp didn't work. (this was rectified after we reported it.)
bathroom: no walk-in shower. extractor fan not working. (this was rectified after we
reported it.) drain plugs for basin and bath didn't fit properly so it took ages for
water to drain away. Very frustrating if somebody was waiting to use basin or bath.
# Dining: no waiter service. No table linen. (Paper napkins 5 star????) The food was very
disappointing. Very little variety from day to day. Same old unappetising fare. On
our first night I spotted a cockroach on the cheeseboard!!!!

# Entertainment:
non-existent, except for a lady who played the piano for an hour or so in the evening.
Very samey repertoire, which was repeated each night.
There was a film shown (advertised anyway) every day at 5.30. On two occasions
we attended the film stalled, started, stalled, didn't start, was abandoned.
# Indoor swimming pool:
non-existent. When we complained we were told we could use the pool at a
neighbouring hotel. You don't really want to walk down the street in your dressing-
gown, do you!!!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Annabelle won't fail to delight the discerning traveller .This 5 star property is situated right on the seashore with lovely walkways on flat promenades along the coast in each direction. From the front entrance you can access all manner of shops restaurants and services within minutes,on foot. There is an excellent bus service and a free car park if you prefer the convenience of a car.
The luxurious public areas and grounds provide a relaxing environment in which to chill out and catch up with new found friends. Drinks can be purchased at reasonable cost.
Although winter season we stayed for 3 weeks and only encountered cold weather for 3 days-the rest of the time was absolutely glorious
Our superior sea view room was practically on the beach overlooking mature palms and we woke up each morning to the gentle sound of the waves lapping the sea shore and local fisherman going about their work. A large balcony afforded beautiful views and cooling breezes . The services of the housekeeping staff are outstanding and reflect the standards of all the other staff who maintain the highest level of customer service.
Generally the food was plentiful and varied with full buffets available at breakfast lunch and dinner .However the standard of the food in presentation and quality was a little disappointing but still represented excellent value for money given that we had benefitted from a really good package deal with Mercury Direct. If you keep to the house wine for meals it need not cost a lot.

Room Tip: Upgrade to superior/luxury seaview
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 15 February 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.
On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
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Annabelle
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

My husband and me visited this hotel at the beginning of 2013 and could not report anything detrimental so we decided to visit again to check that we had not been mistaken on the first visit. We were not disappointed, once again everything was first rate. the staff, without exception, were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, we did miss the chef cooking the eggs at front of restaurant and the waiters bringing the pots of tea and coffee to our breakfast table, these were just minor observations. The room was excellent, with a sea view, kept very clean and change of linen on a regular basis. Well done to our room lady who went out of her way to respond to our requests for any extra items we needed. Thank you to the maintenance man who replaced light bulbs within the hour of us making the request. Another excellent holiday a the Annabelle.

Room Tip: We paid extra for a sea view and it was well worth it. Suggest that you request a third or fourth fl...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 15 February 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.
On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
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Annabelle
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Yes it was a place for the over 60's but so much care and attention was very welcome. Not an English 5star but the staff couldn't do more for you. Nice rooms clean and tidy, food good if a little unco-ordinated but always beautifully presented ,fresh and hot.
When I asked if moussaka was ever on the menu, the next night we had our own personal dish of moussaka cooked especially for us, beautiful,
Yes an older persons hotel but it's nice to be cared for by kind and thoughtfyl staff

Room Tip: We were over the swimming pool, we had upgraded.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 7 March 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.

On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
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Annabelle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

All the other reviews are accurate, nice place, good location, food is fine and we had a good time. However, this is not a great hotel for the under 60's. If you're not a pensioner, you should probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 8 April 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.
On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
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Annabelle
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Wales, UK
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

first visit and I am staying at the Annabelle. Very nice. Excellent food. The thing that made it for me were the cats - so friendly. Sharing breakfast with me, then coming up on the lounger for a cuddle and a kip. The cats made the holiday.

Room Tip: The cats are sweet natured. Make a new friend or two - it doesn't cost.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 8 April 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.
On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
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Annabelle
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Rye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Just returned from Paphos, two weeks full board with third week bed and breakfast, staying at the Annabelle and booked with Mercury Direct.You can't go wrong, how do they do it?
The hotel claims to be five star and in the main I would go along with that. the double room was comfortable but at the end of the summer it could have done with a lick of paint. The reception and lounge area was very smart and comfortable, there was various types of musical entertainment every evening piano, harp and singing duo. (no bingo here)
The buffet style restaurant was well presented and there was a good selection with a different theme each evening. I enjoyed the various salads the most of all.
We did not use the restaurant every day in the first two weeks and ate out for a change of venue.
Bar prices were not cheap but if you stayed for twenty one days or more you received a twenty five per cent discount, I thought this was a nice touch.
The staff in this hotel are all five star, they were friendly, helpful and polite, what more can you ask for?
The Annabelle is within easy walking distance of the harbour, bars, restaurants and shops.
We have stayed in Paphos many times before but not in this hotel, I hope to stay here again if they will have me.
The only improvement I would like to see is a good shaving mirror in the bath room, this does not only apply to the Annabelle, getting older it is a job to see for some of us in darker bath rooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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George K, Manager at The Annabelle, responded to this review, 8 April 2015
I am delighted to inform you that since your stay with us in 2013, we have newly renovated our sea view rooms: the final phase in our property-wide upgrade. It’s a source of enormous pride for us to have been working with the same artisans since Annabelle’s inception: an inspirational team of local craftsmen based here in Cyprus, who custom-build all furniture to our bespoke designs. The new rooms respect Annabelle’s classical colonial style, yet infuse a fresh modernity with cool white walls, updated wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors.
On another note, we would love if you could join us for the 30th Anniversary of Annabelle this year. A full programme of events will take place in 2015 to mark 30 years of wonderful memories! #30yearsofmemories . Annabelle may be celebrating her 30th anniversary in 2015, but she is looking better than ever! We do hope you will visit us for our celebrations this year and that we will have the chance to welcome you back soon to

Georgios Kassianos
Operations Manager
Annabelle
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Property: The Annabelle
Address: 10, Poseidonos Avenue | 10 Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Paphos
#11 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#17 Family Hotel in Paphos
#19 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Annabelle 5*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sincere welcome awaits at Annabelle, a family-run oasis set within six acres of lush gardens on Paphos' Mediterranean sea front. Cool, peaceful interiors, understated design and warm, caring service combined with 5 star luxury to create a distinct atmosphere of unpretentious elegance. Four restaurants and five bars showcase seasonal produce, delicate local wines and traditional Cypriot charm, with live music almost every night of the week. Glittering waterfalls reflect the tantalising blue of the Mediterranean; swaying palms slow life to a blissful pace and languid days roll into leisurely nights with impeccable ease... Welcome to Annabelle: luxury for the soul. ... more   less 
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