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Golden Sands, Bulgaria
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Grifid Hotel Metropol - Golden Sands - Building
1
9,2 Excellent (843 reviews)
R1 741+
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Golden Sands property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nirvana Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Trifon Zarezan Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
7,9 Good
Pros: We stayed in a mini-suite, the room is spacious, with beautiful seaview. Parking is convenient, just in front of the hotel, but you need to ask the reception to open the gate before you enter. All inclusive is convenient, we have a late lunch at the Italian restaurant at 2:30 p.m. which was after lunch hour. The room is clean. The beach is just in front of the hotel. There is a supermarket and many restaurants, shops along the promenade. I think I will come back again if I have chance to go to Golden Sands area. The reception is very helpful, the waiter in the Italian restaurant is very nice and attentive.
Cons: The bed is not good, the double bed is consists of 2 single bed, and which are bumpy, not comfortable, if they would change the mattress and bed, the room will be much better for couples to enjoy. We have encountered some unpleasant experience in the main restaurant, the people who served there seems not the same attitude to Western people and oriental people, when we ordered our dishes, we did not have response nor smile, it made us not know if she hear or not, then we ask, she replied in a poker face said she knew what we ordered, this is not the way we feel we should have in a resort for holiday.
9,2 Excellent
Cons: Bartender at the Sky Bar is a doorknob.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The place
Cons: It is a big difference from last year in a nehative way
8,8 Excellent
Cons: 1. Staff should know how to speak also in English. We had difficulties to talk to some of the staff which knew only German. 2. Menu should have more varied types of food (Mediterranean, Japanese, Mexican,Oriental)
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Clean. Sea front. Goid beach sun beds. Limited mattresses. Clean beach toilets.
Cons: Everyone happy to help.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great service, friendly staff, tasty food.
International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites - Golden Sands - Pool
2
9,0 Excellent (4 256 reviews)
R1 238+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites in Golden Sands, you'll be 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Golden Sands Beach and 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great! Right on top of the beach.
Cons: The surrounding area has questionable security. I had both my wallet and phone stolen, and did not feel entirely safe after exiting the hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Top of the top !
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and clean hotel
Cons: It’s a bit far from the malls
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely nice. Great food. Even as vegetarian, we could find several things.
Cons: Probably if the rooms are free, then they should have upgraded us.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: The room need refurbishment, mouldy bathroom
10,0 Excellent
Pros: It was the Heaven on the earth
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location, good breakfast, nice staff
Cons: Rmrk: A beautiful receptionist girl if I remember named Simona, pretended to call me a taxi for the city and forced me to wait for an hour which I spent drowsing in the lobby and delayed for my future engagements. And some strange confusion occurred when found out that actually taxi was not called even after I was confirmed by another nice girl that taxi will come shortly and the tariff was also announced. Except that minor misunderstanding everything was perfect and time spent successfully :)
Grifid Hotel Arabella - Golden Sands - Building
3
9,0 Excellent (1 222 reviews)
R1 238+
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Golden Sands property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trifon Zarezan Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Nirvana Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
6,7 Good
Pros: Nice, big, clean rooms. Good food, a lot of varieties, for any tastes. Drinks, acceptable, cocktails were nice, very good coffee at bars, not so nice at coffee machines.
Cons: All amenities, except pools and gym, have additional costs which are basically equivalent to any SPA costs. Being all inclusive and full of kids, I would expect that for adults the amenities would be free (sauna, steam room). Every morning at 7.30 before the pool opens there were few man waiting to occupy 4-6 chairs each, so by 8.30-9 AM there is no place left, although there is almost nobody at the pool. Employees don't really speak English, parking is very small and although you pay a lot per day, in case you find an empty space upon arrival, they still try to move your car in a parking that belongs to a nearby hotel. Air conditioning, although appears to be working has no impact on room temperature. TV, has incredible poor signal( but I noticed that everywhere I have been in Bulgaria).
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Good food
Cons: No air conditioning functioning in the room
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms and beds!
Cons: The only remark is that if you pay for sea view you want to sea the sea not the trees in front of the hotel even they are beautiful..
6,7 Good
Pros: The staff and services are quite good. The room was always clean and the food was varied.
Cons: The holiday with a small child I would never spend there one more time. The music and concerts that take place in the evenings(20:30-22:30) are at extremely loud level, even for an adult. Also every night there were fireworks that were scaring the child. There is no place where to walk with child.
7,5 Good
Pros: Staff have wtitten my requirement for calm and quit room and we exactly this.
Cons: The pool needs repair. Tiles are old and broken.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great,the food very good and diverse,the room,the pool. Hotel is close to the beach and center of the resort. The hotel also has paid parking with guard and barier
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Close to the beach, indoor and outdoor pools, sport facilities, tasty food, nice personnel. Perfect for families.
Cons: Everything was fine.
Grifid Hotel Vistamar - Ultra - Golden Sands - Building
4
9,0 Excellent (613 reviews)
R1 209+
Overview Reviews
Located in Golden Sands, this beachfront property is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Nirvana Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Trifon Zarezan Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and staff were amazing.
Cons: Everything was wonderful, no complaints.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hotel, Staff was pleasant, the location was great and quiet(if your'e looking to relax in the quiet side of the golden sands it's perfect, and only 5-10 minutes walk from the center and the noise). The concept room was amazing- brand new furniture, amazing styling and design and great sea view from the room. The pool on the roof(with a private bar and restaurant) was the best part of ordering the concept room, what a view! Food was great, Italian restaurant in the lobby area was the best, main restaurant was great too.
Cons: All great!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Food was excellent. 2. Awesome personnel. 3. Comfortable rooms.
Cons: 1. Dinners in A la carte restaurant 2. Lack of access to the pool on the roof for other rooms except of Concept rooms. (While booking there was no information about this separation) 3. Bad animation
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great team. Good facilities.
Cons: Great hotel.
Grifid Hotel Bolero & Aquapark - Golden Sands - Bedroom
5
8,9 Excellent (1 679 reviews)
R1 468+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Grifid Hotel Bolero & AquaPark in Golden Sands, you'll be on the beach, just a 3-minute walk from Golden Sands Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Trifon Zarezan Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
5,8 Okay
Pros: The guy from spa is profesional and doing nice massages
Cons: Staff have to speak more english. ( restaurants and room cleaning) On the beach if you don't go early morning won't find beach sunbed anymore.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, kind staff, pools, sport facilities and aqua park are good.
Cons: Тhe bathroom had an unpleasant odor of damp or mold.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The aquapark is great for childs and adults (for childs over 140 cm - without adult or for childs over 130 cm - with adult ). There is a nice mini aquapark also, for little childs. 2 Outside beautiful pools. One for families and onother one for couples. Food is very good and tasty and there are plenty of it. There are some good resturants in the hotel ( free for all include customets ) : Grill resturant, Mexican/Brazilian resturant and Asian resturant. There are all very nice resturants to adults and for childs also. Very nice indoor pool , jacuzi and spa in the hotel. Very good hotel for families. The staff is exellent.
Cons: The rooms are big but little old and a renovation is needed.
4,2 Okay
Pros: The food was good. The karaoke night was fun. The aquapark is small but the rides are fun.
Cons: The room was dark and the floor was cold, it was laminated parket. They started to clean the room in 14 h, when the children were sleeping, entering the room without knocking. There was no ice cream, or not enough for all children, no one restock it. It was a ground floor apartment with no sun light, the towels and the bathing suits were wet the next day - no sunlight. After a late night with cocktails in 8h in the morning the cleaning staff started to dance horo and screaming like crazy just right in front of the windows of our apartment !!! Extremely unpleasant way to wake up!! The children animation was boring! The pool water was really cold! The dark colors of the interior and furniture were depressing.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: relaxation places, staff, cleanliness, variety of restaurants
Cons: Pay for parking. It was a bit expensive (20 leva per day). The bathroom needs some improvements (the towel holder was hanging loose from the door, the flush plate was also hanging from the wall)
7,9 Good
Pros: Aquapark and the food are their big advantages. Nice cocktails. You can have a snack and a drink every hour of the day. Cleanliness is a big plus.
Cons: It's my 5th stay in Grifid Bolero and my 10th in Golden Sands - it's the first time and first hotel when they were cutting my bracelet during check-out process - ECONOMY mode activated :). They are advertising special benefits for returning guests - it's my 5th time in Grifid Bolero (one time I have booked 5 rooms, one time 2 rooms, one time 3 rooms) - but nothing special so far. Entertainment has surely decreased in variety and amount.
Hotel Poseidon - Golden Sands - Building
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9,2 Excellent (42 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Poseidon in Golden Sands, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 5-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Nirvana Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Golden Sands? This hotel has facilities measuring 258 square feet (24 square meters), including conference space. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Good people,good food.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Anton and Tania are the best! They are very kind and popular, they are friendly. I totally recommend. Also the food is tasty. Anton îs a good Chef. I think that if i had more time, I would have made a real friend.
Cons: If you are a lazy person, you should know that the beach is not far at all, but you have to Rise some hills on your way back. But that is not Bad at all.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Anton was truly an amazing person, so helpfull. and the place was so beautiful .The food was delicious. We Will Come back. <3
8,8 Excellent
Pros: This is a villa, not a hotel. You can reach the beach by foot but you have a little to walk. There is a shortcut but is really not for everyone, especially small kids. The food is good, is prepared for you on the spot. The room we stayed was not very big but enough to enjoy our stay, the bathroom was a little small but it has everything you need. The host is very friendly
Cons: it was a little too far from the beach as we imagined.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Really nice, very pleasant and accommodating. Anton and Tanya very willing. Excellent breakfast, owners cooked what we wished- very good Bulgarian cuisine. The beach is not far, but the swimming pool was also useful.
Cons: Maybe the space of our room. Too small.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. The owner and his wife were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the bar well stocked. Good value for money and kept very clean. Highly recommended. Golden Sands is a great resort. Paul
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Food was great and the owners were very kind and helpful.
Cons: It took a very long time to get to the main beaches and restaurants.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: - very nice owner - great food - was open pre-season (beginning of may) - separate space for our motor cycles - everything very clean - 10 minutes to the beach by walking
Cons: Nothing
Cabacum Beach Residence - Golden Sands - Building
7
8,8 Excellent (502 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cabacum Beach Residence in Varna, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Cabacum Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
5,8 Okay
Pros: There was enough space. Nice furniture. The sofa was comfortable.
Cons: I was not informed that the last price from booking is different... They told me that i have to pay extra for parking. There is nowhere information that is not included in the total price and the hotel makes extra charges.There was no sleepers.we have to step on cold floor.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The location is near the beach. You could just go out, have a small walk and you are on the beach. As my stay was in November I can't say anything more about that. It was clean (especially the bathroom). The apartment was cleaned and everything was in place - you feel like you are at home. Silent, nice place for this time of the year.
Cons: Did not like the quality of internet - e.g. signal strength, coverage, speed. Lack of any useful signs how you could go to your apartment. I small map for new people would be nice - e.g. map of complex, facilities that can be used. I struggled about 10 min., to find a way how to get in the entrance. I did not like that the underneath parking had water leaks (I believe these can be fixed).
5,0 Okay
Pros: Apartment was very clean, the furniture are just perfect. Location of the building is just perfect, it only lacked supermarket. Although there’s a very small grocery store just opposite the entrance. If you are to enjoy this place during winter you need a ride.
Cons: I didn’t see any washing machine, building like this place is suppose to have a washing machine. The internet too is very poor, best to arrange your own connection when coming. Apart from that, the place is a very nice residence.
7,9 Good
Pros: Customer service was very good, the view was very nice, the pool is great and the beach is very close.
Cons: The only thing that borhered us was the fact that the wifi didn't work in out appartament. It only worked at the pool. They brought us a router, but the problem wasn't solved.
Havana Casino Hotel & Spa - Golden Sands - Building
8
8,6 Excellent (885 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Havana Casino Hotel & SPA in Golden Sands, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Aladzha Monastery. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel had been upgraded. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The pool was clean and in excellent condition.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Large room, very comfortable beds and pillows, clean bed linen and towels. All meals were very good, the food is not very diverse, but it is well cooked and delicious. Parking place in front of the hotel, with enough places. Although the hotel is in the older part of Golden Sands and not so close to the beach (about 10 minutes walk) it is in a quiet area. All in all a relaxing holiday.
Cons: The first 4* hotel where we ran out of toilet paper. Completely unacceptable. All that he cleaning lady could say the next day when we told her was: "no problem". The bathrooms need to be renovated as they are quite old. We did not use the spa area as it looked unclean and not really prepared for clients. I think the spa does not directly belong to the hotel, but to some other company though.
7,1 Good
Pros: Good pancakes Beautiful room
Cons: Very cold pool. Staff wasn’t friendly at all and we had a problem at the casino( they gave us broken 20€ bill) and we didn’t see until the next day, when we went to tell them they said and I quote “yesterday was yesterday today is another day I can’t accept your money back”. Also, we played the bill at one machine that accepted it and we won it back. One of the ladies there came and opened the machine to give us the broken money back. In the end we solved the problem by asking to show us the video of the day before when they gave the broken bill to us. The drinks were poor. The bar closed at 10:00 pm The food was not good. Very bad coffee.
7,5 Good
Pros: clean room, clean bathroom enough good food, although not of immense diversity, at least one bar always open. good service nice pool location is nice. not too close to clubs, so chill place.
Cons: horrible music: all time edm music everywhere, non stop. not enough sound proofing for the room drinks of medium quality horrible gym: nothing actually works. the only usable things are the weights expensive casino
7,9 Good
Pros: Pool Food overall Cozy room, air conditioning, daily cleaning of the room Very good hot chocolate Friendly & funny bartenders
Cons: Unserious casino staff
Morski Briag Hotel - Golden Sands - Bedroom
9
8,6 Excellent (264 reviews)
Overview Reviews
If you want to escape the bustle, to wake up from the morning sunlight and fall asleep under the sea waves sounds, to enjoy the wonderful views of the Black sea and relax on the beach, to eat freshly prepared food and delight selected drinks on the sea coast – THIS IS YOUR PLACE! Family Hotel “Morski briag” is situated directly on the beach and offers its guests rooms and family suites with beautiful sea view. All rooms are equipped with an air conditioner, cable TV, private bathroom and toilet, free Wi-Fi. The hotel is located at the beginning of Golden Sands resort and 13km from the bulgarian sea capital Varna. What can you visit close to us? Medieval rock monastery Aladzha monastery, Ancient Roman Baths, The Stone Forest, Botanical Garden in Balchik, Cap Kaliakra, The Sea Garden – the symbol of Varna, Dolphinarium, Aquarium, Aquapolis
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The scenery is fantastic. You can't imagine how close the hotel is to the beach. it is amazing. There is so much love in it. We loved it! E.g. the trees, the stone seated bar on the beach, the trees surrounding the hotel and the sound of the sea. And last but not least every room has seaview!
Cons: Nothing despite the huge concrete la her apartment buildings surrounding them.
7,5 Good
Pros: The view
9,2 Excellent
Pros: I loved the sound of the shore, very relaxing. The view is magnificent, especially in the morning. Breakfast was simple but lovely. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: The stairs to the main road, especially at night time. Didn't like them at all.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Great place to be if you want to hear nothing but the waves. friendly family atmosphere, you'll feel like home by the sea. All rooms have sea view. You go down few steps and you end up on the beach. You go up again and you find a cold draft beer. The owners are great, multilingual and always there to assist. Restaurant with good food, bit limited in options but I trust any restaurant where the owners eat what is in the menu together with you. Everything was fresh, well cooked and you can get prossecco by the glass ! I saw comments about the stairs. That's right, the access is down some stairs (come on guys... we did it with luggage and 2 children of 2Y and 5Y...no big deal) but if you have any walking disability give it a second thought. In a wheel chair is a complete NO.
Cons: Not a posh place. No caviar, big mess with high heels, no disco nearby. We did not need it but maybe you do ! You have to climb some stairs to get to your room, hard to do if you get wasted by too much rakya (similar to grappa) and Bulgarian wine. And with a bottle of good wine at 15E (that was the expensive one !) it is very hard to keep sober.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location very close to the sea, quiet and friendly atmosphere of the hosts. Fresh and good food at the restaurant. In the price paid there was also a sunbed and umbrella
Cons: There were stones in the water that made you uncomfortable, if they were removed they would be excellent. There was no sign or advertisement to find the hotel.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: - location and staff - nice restaurant in Hotel, good breakfasts - close to different beaches
Cons: - noisy sea - stairs from street
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality and service was excellent - very friendly and helpful managers. The location being right on the beach was very special and so was the uninterrupted view of the sea! Perfect place to watch the sun rise...or so I'm told! The patio areas are lovely - full of plants and greenery with plenty of trees to provide shade if needed as well as free sun loungers to use on the beach. The stone and wooden balconies in traditional Bulgarian style is what makes this place much more pleasing on the eye than other (more expensive) neighbouring resorts and hotels...it's the simplicity of Morski Briag that is the best thing about it and the very reasonable room rates. Oh...and my kids really enjoyed the chips and the ice cream!
Cons: The breakfast was good - the only disappointment being that the jam wasn't local Bulgarian and the coffee was instant. (psst...and the wallpaper needs to go. Sorry... but someone has to say it ;)
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The view and the beach were breathtaking. I felt like i was in Greece. The room was super cute.
Cons: Everything was okay.
Kini Park Hotel - Golden Sands - Building
10
8,5 Excellent (873 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hotel Kini Park is situated in a beautiful oak forest at the beginning of the Golden Sands tourist resort, only 250 metres from the beach and 1 km from the resort's centre. The property is an ideal place for family holidays and for all who seek calmness and peace. Plunge into the cool of the pool while your children have fun in the kid's corner. Guests can enjoy a wide terrace, accompanied by pleasant live music in the evening hours. The 4-storey building offers spacious and comfortable double rooms, a bar and a fine restaurant with a non-smokers hall, money exchange, a souvenir shop, billiards, medical assistance and much more. The closest bus stop is 300 metres from the Kini. Restaurants, bars and shops, as well as Golden Sands Promenade, are reachable within a 15-minute leisurely walking. The attractions of Riviera Beach are 250 metres away.
7,9 Good
Pros: Comfortable beds, good shower in bathroom, large clean pool, secluded location with woodland surround, quite at night, good selection of drinks (expect only one beer), dinner food had good variety and some items quite tastey. Overall very nice stay and good value for money.
Cons: Staff were a bit abrupt/not very friendly, room facing pool got extremely hot when at sunrise (September) and curtains did not block out light which made it difficult to sleep. Some drainage smell from bathroom which we believe is common in the resort. Location was a nice distance to centre, however, the hill to the hotel becomes difficult even for able walkers.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very tasty
Cons: Not adapted for non-smokers
8,3 Excellent
Pros: It was clean and the location was good
Cons: It smells like mildew in the room
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Everything was very good.The food varied: contains every type of meat, also for vegetarians, for the kids , with good deserts. Staff were very kind,polite and helpful. The room was very clean, they clean and give the facilities before 10 Am. If you have any problem, they check and answer immediately. The parking place was good enough. The pool is clean and has clean and enough sun beds, umbrellas and towels.
Cons: Only the location and the way until the beach. About 10-15 minutes by walking.It has the stairs and for coming back, going up makes it difficult.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Food was super:)
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything couldn’t find any faults with it
Cons: Nothing
Royal Beach - Golden Sands - Building
11
8,4 Excellent (194 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Royal Beach in Varna, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Trifon Zarezan Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
7,5 Good
Pros: - good breakfast, lots of choices - the rooms are pretty big with comfortable bed - free parking provided
Cons: - pretty far away from the centre of Golden Sands - the room had some spider webs, didn't look that clean
2,5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: We had to ask several times for someone to clean our room. They changed the bed sheets only in the 5th day of our stay. Furniture was old and falling apart. Breakfast with very few options and similar every day. Beach was far. The closest one seemed deserted and not arranged.
6,7 Good
Pros: only this woman
Cons: wc ind aria
6,7 Good
Pros: Friendly staff and clean rooms
Cons: The hotel is not located in Golden Sands but outside the resort. We were misled by the description as it says 2,4km from city center. However it is not at all! You need your own transportation to Golden Sands or you can use the bus which passes every 15min. The ride to the resort is about 15min per direction. Breakfast is nothing impressive, croissants were super hard and impossible to eat. In general, the disappointment from the location ruined our vacation.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good view on the sea from balcony. Clean room, friendly staff. Good breakfast and the hotel has a free parking.
Cons: WiFi with connection every time, does not possible in a hotel where sad about free WiFi. At first day we had problem with a door in a bathroom. Everything was done nearly three hours but no apologies.
7,5 Good
Pros: Hotel is very clean. Staff is very friendly and professional. Pool is nice and clean. Room was dark and chill, which was perfect for sleeping.
Cons: Location is disappointing. Neighbourhood is far away from any good beach or places of entertainment. Prices in the restaurants and stores around are same high as in Golden Sands centre, but the area doesn't have anything in common with famous resort
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel/room were very clean and the staff was very nice and hepful! The hotel offers free parking and outside pool. For a 3 stars hotel the services were excellente!
Cons: The wifi in the room was not working, only the one at the reception, but you can buy a sim card with internet from the local store (Casa Ole), they have minimarket and a restaurant (you can ask more info regarding the location of the store at the reception).
8,8 Excellent
Pros: nice staff, very good breakfast
Cons: bathroom -shower water drifts to the door
Hotel Lotos - Riviera Holiday Resort - Golden Sands - Pool
12
8,3 Excellent (202 reviews)
R1 838+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Lotos - Riviera Holiday Resort in Golden Sands, you'll be by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Golden Sands Beach and Trifon Zarezan Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
6,3 Good
Cons: There were died insects in the bathroom.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Greatest place at Varna Region
5,0 Okay
Pros: The hotel is very close to the sea, nice view from the balcony, big nice territory
Cons: The hotel is far not 4*, food and drinks are of very low quality. Very old rooms, no refurbishment done since Soviet time. Carpet and curtainsare so old abd dirty. Not worth of money paid.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Location was wonderful, green and quiet, with private beach, also within walking distance from the animated area of Golden Sands. The hotel is located in a well maintained park, where you can enjoy a walk or relax in front of the sea , with direct beach access. All rooms have sea view and some have large balconies. Our room was very spacious. The parking lot is conveniently placed behind the hotels belonging to the Riviera chain. We paid a fee but it was guarded and close so totally worth it. We received free sunbeds on the beach strip belonging to the hotel. We had half board and we consider there were plenty of food choices for everyone.
Cons: The most intriguing and unpleasant fact: no water available for dinner, or other drinks. Only at breakfast they provided water, juice and coffee. In a decision difficult to understand, the water dispenser was covered with a cloth and it was thus made unavailable for dinner. If you wished, you could purchase any beverage from the bar, which I found cumbersome and umpleasant, you would be carrying bottles and glasses between bar and dinner area. But my argument is that I believe that water is such a basic beverage and such a low cost one (plenty of water springs in Bulgaria with low cost water available in stores) that it should be supplied, even if this means an increase in the price paid for this meal option-and to be honest, how much this increase could be? Most probably insignificant. It is a shame they do this. I saw other guests mentioned this in their reviews, maybe it is time for the management to take action. The second issue not so good was that the sunbeds and umbrellas are old, some are rusty and sharp ends could be dangerous , as there are many families with small children using them.
2,5 Mediocre
Cons: I reserved specifically with sea view and on the reservation was written PANORAMIC SEA VIEW. In reality any view was blocked with trees and there was no option to change the room. They refused to compensate in any way.
5,4 Okay
Pros: Amazing and private location ,surrounded by lots of trees ,rooms are very specious and comfortable ,food is very good Staff at reception are very polite ,qualified and helpful.
Cons: Staff in the restaurant are not qualified and unprofessional,the rooms are not cleaned properly
Hotel Aqua View - Golden Sands - Building
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8,3 Excellent (178 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Varna, Hotel Aqua View is within a 15-minute drive of Euxinograd and Aladzha Monastery. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7,5 Good
Pros: Small hotel. If you arrive by car google maps works, yes as others have mentioned last 100 metres is a dirt track but is ok. Bus 409 goes from Varna airport past hotel for 2.3 lev per person (£1 or 1 Euro !), need middle of the three bus stops in Chayka. Bus 409 also goes to golden sands for 1.3 lev from road below hotel. The bus stop is less than 1 min walk but you do have to go up some steps otherwise have to walk around road way. The bus runs from around 6am till 2300pm every 15 minutes . See Varna bus website timetables. Stayed half board food very good. Receptionist helpful. Nice room. Chayka has a medium size relatively quiet beach with range of water sports and beach bars. If you get a taxi from Varna or the airport expect around 25 lev.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant hostess, can’t do enough for you, very friendly and helpful staff, good choice of food. Very good location. Rooms clean, comfortable and spacious
8,3 Excellent
Pros: 1. The hotel has a nice design 2. The room was spacious, clean and had a great view: sea and forest in the same time
Cons: 1. They hardly speak any languages except Bulgarian: no Romanian, no French, 1 lady and 1 girl spoke English, 1 guy spoke German and that is it! 2. Paid parking at the hotel is a mess 3. Breakfast is way to basic for a 4* hotel 4. Remote location
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: NOTHING
Cons: 1. Staff: very poor English. 2. Pool: I have seen tubs a bit bigger 3. Parking: not available for more than 4 cars with very tight & difficult access 4. Bathroom: SMELLY!!! 5. Breakfast: poor
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The rooms, the bathrooms and the view(sea view- top floors) are great.
Astera Hotel & Spa - Golden Sands
14
8,2 Excellent (1 205 reviews)
R1 403+
Overview
The hotel has ideal central location, toghether with immediate vicinity of the beach.
Hotel Exotica - Golden Sands - Pool
15
8,2 Excellent (280 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Exotica in Varna, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Cabacum Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: Very good!
Cons: garbage on the street, no have shops only a few boutiques.
7,1 Good
Pros: Located in a quiet part, not far from a small beach with restaurants and beach bar Very basic room (old interior). The staff at the bar was pleasant
Cons: It could be some more clean in the bathroom. Daily we found some tiny creatures running around the drain hole on the floor. The first receptionist we meet could not so much English. Very basic breakfast (no juice)
Prestige Hotel & Aquapark - Golden Sands - Bedroom
16
8,1 Excellent (1 029 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This family-friendly Golden Sands property is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Golden Sands Beach, Trifon Zarezan Beach, and Nirvana Beach. Cabacum Beach and Aladzha Monastery are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. The room was tidy and clean. The food was tasty and the service was excellent.
Cons: -
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We were with kids and really liked it. I would recommend this place.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Everything was almost as we expected.
Cons: Evening parties were not so good as last year. This time was only for kids.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable room!Friendly staff.The food was fresh and delicious!Nice view and perfect location!
10,0 Excellent
Cons: The hotel is located in the Central part of Golden Sands. Lovely hotel with Aqua Park, excellent service and delicious food.
7,5 Good
Pros: good meals with various options (vegetables, cheeses, cold cuts hot dishes, etc) nice pool and water slides good entertainment program (especially for kids)
Cons: the firs two days we had pancakes at breakfast made on the spot and they were great, the next four days they closed the pancake station :-( could have been somewhat cleaner
6,7 Good
Pros: I liked the food, the pool, the sauna.
Cons: The interior pool was like bathing in chlorine. The staff was nasty and they promise me rooms with sea view, but we got none.

Best rooms in Golden Sands

Grifid Hotel Metropol - Golden Sands - Building
1
9,2 Excellent (843 reviews)
R1 741+
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Golden Sands property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nirvana Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Trifon Zarezan Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
7,9 Good
Pros: We stayed in a mini-suite, the room is spacious, with beautiful seaview. Parking is convenient, just in front of the hotel, but you need to ask the reception to open the gate before you enter. All inclusive is convenient, we have a late lunch at the Italian restaurant at 2:30 p.m. which was after lunch hour. The room is clean. The beach is just in front of the hotel. There is a supermarket and many restaurants, shops along the promenade. I think I will come back again if I have chance to go to Golden Sands area. The reception is very helpful, the waiter in the Italian restaurant is very nice and attentive.
Cons: The bed is not good, the double bed is consists of 2 single bed, and which are bumpy, not comfortable, if they would change the mattress and bed, the room will be much better for couples to enjoy. We have encountered some unpleasant experience in the main restaurant, the people who served there seems not the same attitude to Western people and oriental people, when we ordered our dishes, we did not have response nor smile, it made us not know if she hear or not, then we ask, she replied in a poker face said she knew what we ordered, this is not the way we feel we should have in a resort for holiday.
9,2 Excellent
Cons: Bartender at the Sky Bar is a doorknob.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The place
Cons: It is a big difference from last year in a nehative way
8,8 Excellent
Cons: 1. Staff should know how to speak also in English. We had difficulties to talk to some of the staff which knew only German. 2. Menu should have more varied types of food (Mediterranean, Japanese, Mexican,Oriental)
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Clean. Sea front. Goid beach sun beds. Limited mattresses. Clean beach toilets.
Cons: Everyone happy to help.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great service, friendly staff, tasty food.
Hotel Exotica - Golden Sands - Pool
2
8,2 Excellent (280 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Exotica in Varna, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Golden Sands Beach and Cabacum Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: Very good!
Cons: garbage on the street, no have shops only a few boutiques.
7,1 Good
Pros: Located in a quiet part, not far from a small beach with restaurants and beach bar Very basic room (old interior). The staff at the bar was pleasant
Cons: It could be some more clean in the bathroom. Daily we found some tiny creatures running around the drain hole on the floor. The first receptionist we meet could not so much English. Very basic breakfast (no juice)
Grifid Hotel Arabella - Golden Sands - Building
3
9,0 Excellent (1 222 reviews)
R1 238+
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Golden Sands property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trifon Zarezan Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Nirvana Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
6,7 Good
Pros: Nice, big, clean rooms. Good food, a lot of varieties, for any tastes. Drinks, acceptable, cocktails were nice, very good coffee at bars, not so nice at coffee machines.
Cons: All amenities, except pools and gym, have additional costs which are basically equivalent to any SPA costs. Being all inclusive and full of kids, I would expect that for adults the amenities would be free (sauna, steam room). Every morning at 7.30 before the pool opens there were few man waiting to occupy 4-6 chairs each, so by 8.30-9 AM there is no place left, although there is almost nobody at the pool. Employees don't really speak English, parking is very small and although you pay a lot per day, in case you find an empty space upon arrival, they still try to move your car in a parking that belongs to a nearby hotel. Air conditioning, although appears to be working has no impact on room temperature. TV, has incredible poor signal( but I noticed that everywhere I have been in Bulgaria).
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Good food
Cons: No air conditioning functioning in the room
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms and beds!
Cons: The only remark is that if you pay for sea view you want to sea the sea not the trees in front of the hotel even they are beautiful..
6,7 Good
Pros: The staff and services are quite good. The room was always clean and the food was varied.
Cons: The holiday with a small child I would never spend there one more time. The music and concerts that take place in the evenings(20:30-22:30) are at extremely loud level, even for an adult. Also every night there were fireworks that were scaring the child. There is no place where to walk with child.
7,5 Good
Pros: Staff have wtitten my requirement for calm and quit room and we exactly this.
Cons: The pool needs repair. Tiles are old and broken.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great,the food very good and diverse,the room,the pool. Hotel is close to the beach and center of the resort. The hotel also has paid parking with guard and barier
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Close to the beach, indoor and outdoor pools, sport facilities, tasty food, nice personnel. Perfect for families.
Cons: Everything was fine.
Grifid Hotel Vistamar - Ultra - Golden Sands - Building
4
9,0 Excellent (613 reviews)
R1 209+
Overview Reviews
Located in Golden Sands, this beachfront property is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Nirvana Beach and Golden Sands Beach. Trifon Zarezan Beach and Cabacum Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and staff were amazing.
Cons: Everything was wonderful, no complaints.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hotel, Staff was pleasant, the location was great and quiet(if your'e looking to relax in the quiet side of the golden sands it's perfect, and only 5-10 minutes walk from the center and the noise). The concept room was amazing- brand new furniture, amazing styling and design and great sea view from the room. The pool on the roof(with a private bar and restaurant) was the best part of ordering the concept room, what a view! Food was great, Italian restaurant in the lobby area was the best, main restaurant was great too.
Cons: All great!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Food was excellent. 2. Awesome personnel. 3. Comfortable rooms.
Cons: 1. Dinners in A la carte restaurant 2. Lack of access to the pool on the roof for other rooms except of Concept rooms. (While booking there was no information about this separation) 3. Bad animation
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great team. Good facilities.
Cons: Great hotel.