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Hotel Admiral
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Golden Sands Resort | Golden Sands, Administrativ Building, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #11 of 105 Hotels in Golden Sands
Southeast Romania, Romania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here 7 years ago and it was great.
This summer it wasn't.
Every thing looks very old and not so clean..
Viena Cafe still keep the quality.
I think that it is the last time when I will come in Golden Sands

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located in the center of Golden Sands resort, and very close to the beach, parking, pool, spa ... however I had view to the parking.... but is not 5 stars, old room, ugly, relatively small, not very clean

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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22 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Far better than any other hotel in Golden Sands. Opted for an ocean view and while the room was fine, the view made it better. Hotel is right across from the beach. We used their pool, which is free for guests. On the other side of the pool is the sea. Renting an umbrella and chairs on the beach gets pricey after a while, so we didn't bother. Turns out it really isn't needed. 1 minute walk from the pool to sea worked fine.

We booked the buffet dinner as part of our package. Food was excellent most nights, and changed daily. One thing did bother me...they do not offer complementary water or juice. All drinks must be purchased.....and the water was 4 times the price compared to the store across the street. I'm paying a lot for the room and meal....why 'nickel and dime' me for water? Just found it tacky.

For lunch, I recommend the seafood restaurant Magdalena. It's at the far side of Golden Sands....Berlin Beach, but best food and prices. Well worth the trip! It was packed for lunch every day awhile nearby restaurants had few guests.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed 1 night as we had a social event at a hotel nearby. The room was comfortable and spacious but a little tired and dark. The ventilation in the bathroom didn't work. The outside pool and bar area looked fabulous but the barman wasn't around when we went there so we went somewhere else. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful and the bell boy parked the car for us which made life much easier. Parking is quite expensive but we were told that there is free parking for people with disabilities about 500 metres away ,so next time we will use this car park. The breakfast was nice with a good choice in the hot and cold buffet. We would stay there again for a few days break at the end of the summer.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The location is perfect but

Staff should be trained more in terms of honesty, being more friendly and able talk in English language!!!

I had the last room and almost 70 meters far from lift!!
the wifi connection in room was terrible.
the shower was broken( i should keep it with my hand and wash myself with another hand!!!
and worse ; when i asked them to change my room first day, they took note my name and room No. and told me tomorrow we will change but after 3 days nothing happened.

breakfast wasn't good as you expect from 5 star hotel. very simple and limited.
staff were mostly grumpy!! even when you're smiling.

considering amount of money you pay for 5 star hotel and the service quality you get, i don't recommend it!!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very good excepting the buffet diner.
Food was so crap that i dont even recomend to my enemy !
Breakfast was just fine.
Spa was excelent, the seaview as well.
bar is great.
Lobby is lovely !!!
We need a boiling water machine for tea or coffee in rooms, it s a minimum for a 5 stars.
Otherwise i recomend that hotel. It was really cool. Close to everything.


  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Perfect location. Staff r Ok. Not that helpfull. Food s fine. When u book sea view it s not a must to give u a full sea view. If u have a late check out they ll not be cooperative with u to extend ur check out. Honestly if I ll be back to varna I may come back again:)

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Golden Sands Resort | Golden Sands, Administrativ Building, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Admiral 5*
Number of rooms: 288
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Also Known As:
Admiral Hotel Golden Sands
Hotel Admiral Golden Sands, Bulgaria - Varna Province

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