Well. I'm not entirely sure where to begin. To begin with - I had no idea what to expect since the reviews on here are either good or terrible.. So I went with an open mind. Bearing in mind I've never been abroad before, I have nothing to compare this with other than other english resorts. So apologies. We went for 7 days on a B+B board.
We arrived at 3am and the girl on reception was friendly enough. She gave us our keys and told us where our room was. Wierd lifts I must say.. It took me 2 days to remember that the doors dont open themselves haha! Overall there was one girl on reception who was more friendly and helpful than the others but such as life - we didnt need reception all that much anyway. Towels in our rooms were changed at least every other day if not everyday, new toilet rolls and a quick clean - no trouble whatsoever with things being stolen. We did get a safe to keep passports and tickets in cos neither myself nor my other half trusted ourselves to not lose it. The breakfast was ok - again not hot but it was good enough. I had egg on toast most days with some juice. simple but effective since i usually had a hangover haha! I didnt go specifically to get drunk but i am only 23 and we met some crazy people from Hartlepool and ended up drinking and chatting till the early hours. The Hotel Bar was quiet and somewhat depressing but was good enough to sit and chat in and when the pool is all lit up and stuff it's quite a nice atmosphere. The beer is not the cheapest but its cheap enough. 3 lev for 500ml glass.
THE ROOM - I had absolutely NO problems with our room whatsoever. The TV worked. The fridge worked. The bed's were ok (even though it was 2 singles pushed together) the shower and toilet were fantastic (wet rooms are LUSH) the balcony had seats on and we had a sea view and could see Old Nessebar from the room. It was cleaned pretty much everyday. The plug sockets worked and the wardrobe doors didnt fall off. In all, It was a very good hotel.
My ONLY 2 complaints with the hotel are that on our last day it CHUCKED it down.. and due to the rain flooding the lift shaft and the basement the lifts were out of use and the electricity was turned off for about 3 hours but by that time we were out of our room and waiting in the foyer. We got chatting to the Doctors interpreter. Maggie something or other. One of the guys we had been chating to all week had a very bad stomach - he just didnt feel so goood and was throwing up etc so his girlfiend came downstairs.. She didn't tell this interpreter to call the doctor - and here in lies my second complaint. This interpreter went and called the doctor (the lady had not asked her too. her other half was sure it was as a result of his previous stomach ulcer and was taking zantac to reduce the symptoms) this interpreter was adamant that the guy see the doctor "Why comprimise your health" she said. At which point the couple behind us informed us that her boyfriend saw the doctor to get some decongestants for a cold and she packeed him off to hospital after 2 minutes claiming he has pneumonia - when the ambulance arrived they demanded something stupid like 120 lev before carrying on - so they left and refused to pay. Something similar happened to the guy with stomach pains. The doctor took him into the room and when he tried telling her what was wrong both her and the interpreter ganged up on his girlfriend saying she had demanded the doctor be called. They hooked him up onto a drip, took a blood test and by simply holding the blood test up to the light the doctor concluded that this man had apendicitis?!?!? I'm sorry, what now? if she can tell that by 'looking' at blood for 2 seconds she must be bloody good! now before they would continue they demanded 100 lev at whcih point the lady paid it and the gentleman left. after this the doctor and interpreter stormed off and were incredibly rude - meeting an ambulance driver outside? Now that just strikes me as wierd. sorry If I'm being sceptical but thats just ripping people off for the sake of it..
The Area - There are plenty of places to eat around old AND new Nesebar - here are a few of my personal favourites.
Captain Nemo - if u take the left hand road once over the bridge to Old Nesebar you will find it near the top of the hill
Emona - Is right at the edge of Old Nesebar and has the most amazing sea views i've ever seen.
Hotel Oasis (The other Balkan Holidays hotel) has an exceptionally good restaurant and its not expensive. If u attend the meeting with your rep she will give u a coupon for a free bottle of wine at this restaurant. Well worth it.
White Rose - essentially a pizza place but good for either a proper meal or a quick snack during the day. it is situated in the New Nesebar street (When walking from the hotel to Old Nesebar turn left when you reach Boulevard Hotel on the corner)
There is not a great deal of nightlife but some people we met went to Sunny Beach pretty much every night. I much preferred just pottering round Old Nesebar with my boyfriend taking in the culture.
I would recommend this place to a friend in the earlier part of the season, It seems like people dont really care cos the season is nearly over.
Essentially you do get what you pay for and anyone who is expecting 5star quality from this 2star hotel should think twice when booking thier holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Hawaii Hotel Nessebar