We Travelled to the Lion Hotel as a last minute gettaway. Having looked at the Hotel just before I went on Trip Advisor I was extreemly worried. My advice would be is to dont go with too high expectations, not just of the Hotel but Sunny Beach itself. If if you look at the top hotels such as the Majestic and Barcello beach, yes they are very nice, but even they are not going to be of the same caliber as the top hotels in the Caribean, Sharm el Shiek or even Turkey for that matter. Sunny beach itself is like a nice seaside town in the sun with lots of bars and a bit of construction work going on. It is not the place for a romantic, or exotic gettaway but it is a good place to chill out which not going to kill your bank balance in these hard times. There are alot of vendors trying to sell you things but generally you are never going to pay the same sort of prices as you do in other holiday destinations. One of the previous reviewers has left an idea of what everthing costs which is accurate.
The Hotel is located a small walk from the beach I found this to be ok as some of the top Hotels are situated right on top of the promenade where crowds of people are walking past and the Lion Hotel is out of the way and quite peaceful. A little a bit of noise from Sun City next door but nothing that disturbed our sleep.
I can understand people's complaints about the food there is not much choice that's true and we have had much better food at all inclusive resorts and this was half board but then we paid alot more to stay at the other 5 star resorts that we have been to. However it is really not that bad, the breads were nice, there was plenty of meat and veg and we never went hungry. If you are a seroius foodie though I would not reccommend Sunny Beach in general as most of the bars and restuarants and hotels serve simple meats, veg and junk food. The lunch time menu at the hotel was pretty good and we found the pool side service to be not bad at all. We never found the staff to be miserable or unpleasent. If you give out good vibes you will recieve them back. There are 2 small pools and a small bar outside.
The room was clean, and had good basic amenities. The house keeping was good.
Considering we paid less £650 (not each but for the 2 of us combined) this was pretty good. Its not the sort of place that I would book my one and only a holiday that I have been wating for all year for ! or my honeymoon ! but for last minute gettaway it was good. To sum it up, this Hotel is basic but good and reminds me of a decent Premier Inn standard Hotel in the sun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LION Hotel SUNNY BEACH opened at the beginning of July 2005. The hotel offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation in wonderful surroundings. Ideal for unwinding with a drink at the pool bar or a walk to the nearby sandy beach or the resort center. This stylish, modern complex is located in the north part of Sunny Beach resort 300 m from the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- LION Hotel Sunny Beach Burgas Province, Bulgaria