I have just come back from a weeks stay at this hotel and all I can say is its average.
Reviews about the miserable reception staff are correct. The waiters had a job to smile too. Apart from the promoters trying to get you in the bars all the Bulgarians were miserable. We took a bus into Bourgas, and no one was smiley and helpful, just lots of grunts. It must be their culture! Strangely enough the only naturally friendly smile we received was from the cleaner in the corridor! We had no issues with things being stolen but we did keep most of our belongings with us as a precaution. The cleaners did do a good job keeping the rooms clean and we had towels folded into butterflies and swans which was a nice touch.
The hotel itself is nice. There's a lovely pool area, lots of beds but a shortage of parasols so get there early if your skin isn't up to being cooked all day.
The food was ok. Not great, not bad. It was all cooked well but a bit bland at times. There was always a few meat and fish options cooked fresh in front of you by the chefs. We didnt have any dicky tummies so thats a good sign.
There are 4 lifts two of which hold 4 people, two hold 6. So constant queues to get anywhere. The restaurant is on the 11th floor so walking up is for the fittest.
Location was great, its a 10/15 min walk to the centre or catch the train for 3 levs. The centre was like Blackpool. Very busy, flashy lights etc. So our location was more laid back with lots of nice bars and restaurants around, it must be an age thing! There is a great bar on the corner of the hotel called The Corner bar (spooky that!) and they put on entertainment every evening. The drag show is a must see.
This hotel looked by far, one of the better ones in the area. All in all it was ok. For every plus there is a minus hence why I said it was average.
If you do choose this hotel, just go there with an open mind and low expectations and you wont be disappointed
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