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This is a deluxe resort with extensive facilities that lies close to the popular and lively resort of Hersonissos. The family-friendly hotel has its own section of beautiful sandy beach that has been repeatedly awarded with the European Union's Blue Flag for its crystal-clear waters and cleanliness. Guests will find a number of restaurants, bars, pubs, nightlife spots, shops and tourist attractions in the centre of Hersonissos, some 3 km away.
How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel overlooks the beach
Distance from Airport
Chania airport is roughly 171km away and Heraklion's airport is roughly 23.2km.
The resort consists of 262 luxurious rooms (in bungalow style with sea or garden views) and 2 VIP suites decorated to the highest standard. All of the comfortably equipped rooms come with a balcony or terrace, as well as a private bathroom with shower/WC and hair dryer. On-site facilities include a direct dial telephone, radio-music channels, a safety deposit box, a refrigerator, individually regulated air conditioning and heating, satellite TV and a separate living room for VIP Suites. Bungalow rooms with connecting doors and spacious family rooms are both available upon request.
Food & Drink
The hotel offers half and full-board stays. A buffet is served at lunch and dinner. Wining and dining options on-site include the main buffet restaurant, themed nights with outdoor dining and entertainment, Greek taverna beside one pool, a pool bar, a lounge bar, beach bar and a disco bar (seasonal).
Dress code at the restaurants: Guests are kindly requested to be dressed appropriately for dinner. Smart-casual dress is recommended for all outdoor theme buffets.
Sports & Entertainment
The hotel has 2 large freshwater outdoor pools, 1 heated indoor freshwater heated pool and 2 children's freshwater pools. Guests will also find showers, sun loungers and parasols by the pool and on the beach. The establishment provides beach towels and has its own section of sandy beach. Convenient refreshments can be found at the poolside snack bar and guests can relax on the sun terrace. More active types can head to the gym for a workout and for an additional fee guests can use the hot tub, sauna and massage service (by appointment only). A range of water sports are available on the beachfront for an additional fee, including waterskiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing, banana boating, canoeing and pedal boating. Guests can also go paragliding or play beach volleyball (fees apply). The establishment is also home to 2 tennis courts and offers tennis lessons by appointment, daytime sports-based entertainment, table tennis, pool/snooker (fees apply), giant outdoor chess and electronic games. Furthermore, a multilingual entertainment team offers fun from morning to evening, organising daytime activities and night entertainment and special evenings with live music and dancing by the pool.
This was our second holiday to the Annabelle and once again it was fabulous. There were flowers, wine and fruit in the room on arrival. All the guests were offered a free massage in the spa. The...
This was our second holiday to the Annabelle and once again it was fabulous. There were flowers, wine and fruit in the room on arrival. All the guests were offered a free massage in the spa. The manager Theo and all the staff are so welcoming and friendly especially Irini, Maria and George at the beach bar and Athena up at the pool bar. The staff in the restaurants worked very hard and always greeted us in a polite and friendly manner, providing an efficient service (It helps if guests are polite and friendly towards them too. ) The guests during our first week were mainly Italian and German adults. A large party of Italian guests did have reserved beds on the beach which I believe they paid their tour operator extra for but this had no inpact on the other guests. The second week felt a lot busier even though the hotel was at full capacity both weeks. This could of been due to the English families arriving with children. Food in the buffet restaurant offered more variety for English guests on the second week and also had a cretan theme buffet once a week. The Taverna could be booked offering fish, Greek or Italian menu theme evenings with waiter service. The fish and Greek menus were excellent. The animation team are crazy with so much energy. They work so hard offering fun packed activities during the day and evening entertainment , including an Hawaiian beach party , fire show in the pool, Greece the musical etc . The wifi has improved since last year which is free in reception and bar area but €15 each week for use in the room. Hersonissos old town and Koutouloufari are well visiting. We had lovely meal at the Galini restaurant which was traditional Greek with fabulous views. The hotel is beautiful . Please take no notice of the negative reviews. I can't believe it's the same hotel they are talking about. It's certainly value for money and we would love to go back.
Recently I visited AKS Annabelle Beach Resort for a few days' vacation and I had one of the best vacation of my life. I enjoyed every single thing about this hotel. The friendly staff , great...
Recently I visited AKS Annabelle Beach Resort for a few days' vacation and I had one of the best vacation of my life. I enjoyed every single thing about this hotel. The friendly staff , great management , amazing restaurants with great variety , excellent quality and service ! The pools, the seaside and all the surroundings are excellent spots to relax and the hotel has not only the 5* facilities but also the 5* atmosphere in every single aspect. Great rooms , beautiful gardens , a truly unique animation team with great energy and ideas and again , because it is worth mentioning twice , great food. I'd love to go back as soon as possible. I enjoyed it a lot and so did my kids . Congrats people of Annabelle for a great , great job an thank you !!
We stayed here for 10 nights all inclusive. We arrived around midnight very hungry as we hadn't eaten, but we were not offered any food and were shown to our room. So basically we went without a meal...
We stayed here for 10 nights all inclusive. We arrived around midnight very hungry as we hadn't eaten, but we were not offered any food and were shown to our room. So basically we went without a meal that night. The hotel grounds and rooms were lovely and kept tidy and clean. The hotel is a 30 min walk away from the nearest town. We were told there were buses but there is only one at 9:15am and the others don't start till 5.30pm! The animation team were great and full of energy, also really friendly. They tried their best to keep everyone entertained. The bar staff were mainly friendly but seemed to have their off days. The food seemed to be the same every day for lunch and dinner, which after a week became very repetative. Because of this, we went out a couple of times to eat. Though saying that, their al la carte restaurant provided quite possibly one of the best meals i have ever had. It would be nice if they could focus some of that attention to the main restaurant. English are the minority at the hotel. They seem to favor the Italian guests. This was evident when we saw a couple of coach loads arrive one day to refreshments and sent straight to the restaurant, complete opposite to the welcome we got. From the next day half the restaurant was reserved for these guests and other guests were told to move if they were sitting in these seats. Also half the beach was reserved with sun loungers for them with a tape separating them from other guests, which the majority weren't being used. Not something you expect to see at a resort. We approached the manager one night to express our concerns over this, and to see why the Italian guests seemed to be getting special treatment over the other guests. We were simply told he treats every guest the same, but the manager insinuated (not in so many words), that if you were were with a package holiday, (like Thomson), then you would be treated with more seniority then those who have booked holidays themselves. All in all, the hotel and facilities were nice, they just need to work on their food menu and possible have themed nights. Also to really focus on making sure they don't treat any one guest different from another!!
We loved staying at Anissaras beach resort. The staff were very friendly and genuinely wanted to help you if you ever approached them with questions. Theroom was always very clean, cleaning lady...
We loved staying at Anissaras beach resort. The staff were very friendly and genuinely wanted to help you if you ever approached them with questions. Theroom was always very clean, cleaning lady came every day and always left local flowers in our room, even taking care of removing the pollen stems, which i particularly appreciated. The shower in the room was exceptionally good. The breakfast buffet is amazing: milk, yoghourt with fresh fruits, every type of cereal you can want, the usual fry-ups, as well as other med treats. At first we had booked for bed and breakfast, but as there arent many restaurants close by, we upgraded to half-board (you get the food but pay extra for the drinks). The food was delicious, always fresh and spoilt for choice. There are 2 restaurants: buffet and a la carte. Tip: If you want to use the a la carte restaurant, you need to book at the reception desk at least 2 days in advance. The grounds are very pretty, lots of vegetation: pay attention the red ones that can be found everywhere in the hotel, as the close up once the sun goes down. Our room/bungalow (017) was located right by on-site church, although the size is more like a 'capilla'. We were lucky that, if we were tired and wanted to turn in early, the music from the night activities didnt reach us our room loudly. The hotel has an on-site mini market, though its more of a boutique. Outside the hotel there is a local supermarket. If you want to use the swimming pools, you must collect the towels from the hut near the beach. We kept ours for the whole stay. The only niggle was that most guests were hogging the parasols and sun beds, so: Tip: if you want to make sure you get a parasol, get up early (Like 7-8 am) and put your towels (and perhaps a hat) on your chosen location, as leaving it later will disappoint you. There is an area dedicated for the use of tour companies (near the spa). You will find folders in various languages of a number of tours available. The folders tell you what days/times the chosen company's rep will visit the hotel, so that you can speak with them and book a particular tour. As the weather in crete is very hot and sunny (no cloud in sight) i recommend taking an umbrella and bottle of water for the tours, as you would very likely spend a lot of time walking out and about. Considering the current economic climate, the hotel was superb,The food was amazing and the staff professional and friendly.. for us it was well worth the money. i deff recommend it.