Our room was quiet and kept very clean, as was the whole hotel complex. Cleaners were always visible and they were the only friendly people at the hotel. The reception staff were officious, arrogant, rude and totally unhelpfull, even bloodyminded. We arrived at 6 am and were told off for being late!!!! This created problems when the 'Dine Out' option was used. We had to be there seven nights to use this and our late arrival caused the computer to reject any reservations. After lengthy arguments, it took half a day to inform the computer that we were booked for 7 nights, even if it registered 6! Then the restaurant we had chosen (Poco Loco) had red stickers on the food we could order which was extremely limited, and was awful!
If you are a veggie, then the food may suffice as the meat was nearly always undercooked and posed a real health hazzard as well as being cold and lukewarm at best. Perhaps that's why there's a microwave? The hotel was full of rude, crass and ignorant Russians, along with their ruly, disrespectful and similarly ignorant children who ran amok most of the time and pushed in when queueing for food. The 'Security' at Borgas airport was the final straw. Officious, rude and stupid in the extreme. Logic was not a word in their vocabularly. They even looked inside my purse and lipstick!!! They also made a full hand 'feel' both back and front which was very near the mark and really sickened me. I didn't even register on their body scanner either!! There's nothing to see but poverty in the interior (we hired a car for 3 days to get away from the place and 1600k's later still saw nothing to talk about) but would suggest hiring one to go to Nessebar as it is cheaper then the 'trip'. There's nothing there anyway except shopkeepers trying to sell crap for 3 times what is costs at home. I would need a frontal labotomy to return, or sectioning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The All-Inclusive Magnolia Hotel is situated on a green slope in the upper part of Albena, about 1,300 meters from the beach. It provides 340 well-furnished, air-conditioned rooms with balconies and great opportunities for recreation, away from the noise and intensity of the central parts. Safety-box and fridge can be rented at Reception. There is a main buffet restaurant serving a variety of local and international cuisine, lobby bar, snack bar and pool bar where guests can enjoy refreshing drinks. Guests can enjoy thematic and barbecue evenings and live-cooking throughout the week. Lunch is also offered on the beach at Dorostor Restaurant. A sun umbrella with 2 lounge chairs at the beach are available per room. A free shuttle bus service is available daily on every half an hour, driving guests from Magnolia hotel to the beach and back. Rich animation program is offered in the hotel six days per week. Free Wi-Fi at 1 Mbps is available in all public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Garden Albena