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40 Khan Krum Str., Nessebar 8230 Bulgaria
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#9 of 53 hotels in Nessebar
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
3.8
Value
3.7
The 4-star hotel is located on the very coast and just 150m from the golden beach of "Sunny Beach" resort. The ancient town of Nessebar is on walking distance (about 20 min). Festa Panorama is a modern seaside resort and offers a great variety of services and facilities for amusement. In combination with its perfect location, the hotel is the best place for a fulfilled vacation.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian
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Puffer242 wrote a review Jul 3
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom42 contributions56 helpful votes
My wife and returned on 2 July from a two-week all-inclusive TUI holiday at this hotel. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay but, although advertised as ‘4 star’, the most I would award to this hotel is 3.5 stars, as others have noted. The hotel itself is quite large, spacious, clean and in a good state of repair. Our room (with balcony and view over pool and sea) was spacious and comfortable, with good maid service. There is a large outdoor pool (with ample sunbeds) and a warmer indoor pool and hot jacuzzi. The bar, lounge and other amenities are adequate and comfortable enough. There is very little ‘entertainment’ – aside from the noisy and juvenile antics of the Animation team which interrupted the morning and afternoon sunbathing. The location is convenient for local attractions, with the historic old town about 15mins walk away. Both this and Sunny Beach etc are easily reached by the frequent buses from the stop outside (flat fare of 2 or 3 leva). There are at least two sandy beaches within easy walking distance, but umbrellas and sunbeds must be paid for. The beaches slope very gradually into the sea. It is quite easy to walk along the sand to Sunny Beach – shorter than going by road. The hotel staff are generally friendly and quite helpful, but there is very little ‘tourist information’ provided in the hotel, or indeed elsewhere. Bulgaria does not seem to make much effort to ‘sell itself’. We did find, by happy chance, the excursions run by Vangel Shimov, who operates out of five offices in Sunny Beach. As he is the actual operator, there is no mark-up on his prices as seems to be common through other agencies. Our full-day excursion to Sozopol and Burgas (including lunch and a boat trip in a nature reserve) was excellent, with a very informative guide, at a cost of 56 leva (£25) per head. Pick-up from and return to the hotel was included. The biggest disappointment was the food; we heard a number of complaints. Although a fair range of hot and cold dishes was on offer at breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is very little variety day-to-day and most of the hot food was, at best, lukewarm and rather bland. Why provide a fine range of cold meats and cheeses at breakfast but not to accompany salad at lunchtime? And the rather temperamental tea/coffee machines took a while to master and then to use. On the plus side, ice cream and soft drinks were readily available, and these and burgers etc are also offered by the poolside bar. A stay of a week or more entitles guests to one à la carte dinner (choice of two menus), which proved to be better food but was still lukewarm and in portions too large to be finished. Be careful if changing money into leva. Most ‘Change’ offices only show the higher figure for selling Lev, which is misleading. We found a jeweller in the old town who offered 2.20 leva per pound – about the best available anywhere in the area. And be aware that, although Bulgaria is a ‘cheap’ country, most items apart from food and drink cost at least as much as in the UK. Towards the end of our fortnight, the hotel became fuller and seemed to be gearing-up for high season, with a slight improvement in the meals and some so-called entertainment in the evening. All things considered, a modestly-priced, enjoyable and relaxing break for us but we would not come again as neither the area nor the hotel has enough to offer.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Unless you overlook the car park at the side or the street frontage, all rooms have a good view...
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Alan M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Charlie and The Animation Team have been fabulous. Had a number of fun days and nights with them. Great with the Kids also. Highly recommended 10/10 Bar staff friendly also and got to know our drinks off by heart after going back time after time
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Laurazymb wrote a review Jun 2022
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Booked this hotel through Jet2 and was my kids first holiday abroad (5&7) was promised kids club, entertainment etc etc. Firstly I never write reviews but feel like I need too. The hotel was nice and clean, rooms big and spotless with a good bathroom bath and shower which was very clean. The maids came everyday which was excellent. Now the bad points: There was no kids entertainment during day or at night, so don’t get sucked into believing there is. The animatiors were more interested in getting the adults to play games and most were drinking games.. so so that one of the reps were getting drunk in shift or turning up hungover? Not someone you would want round your children. Reception staff, we’re not helpful at all, a few of them had next to no knowledge of main things like bus stop for water park which was just over the road or where any tours or water sports etc were. ( there’s a shop just up from the bakery if you need this information) Hotel manager a woman with blonde hair shoo’d my daughter out the way when we were standing at reception getting our bands changed as the chip didn’t work. The food was terrible, we had to eat out most nights thankfully it was cheap enough to do so but others book AI so you don’t need too. Cold, new food dumped on top of old food. No fresh juices always fizzy. Pool bar - can’t fault it had snacks from 10-4 ranging from hot dogs burgers and ice creams. we’re tasty and we would eat these as we knew dinner was going to be terrible. ALL IN ALL, if your looking for a cheap get away this would be perfect for you, but I would not advise for kids or family’s. No kids entertainment at all and food selection for kids not great either. This is an honest review, as I said at the start I only write reviews of really bad experiences or good experiences.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tracey W wrote a review Jun 2022
Chesham, United Kingdom46 contributions12 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a week in this 3/4* hotel in Bulgaria, travelling as a couple. As with any review I write, I try to be as open & honest as I can, from my/our point of view. The reason I say 3/4* is that the hotels rating is 4*, Jet2’s rating 3.5*. I have travelled to many different countries, staying in many different hotels & would honestly rate this closer to a 3*. The hotel has a lovely pool (although pretty cold) with plenty of sun loungers. I’m pleased to say that we didn’t need a 5am alarm in order to get a lounger, whatever time you came down there were plenty available. The pool bar is ace with a good selection of drinks. They also serve “snacks” here from 1100-1600 daily. These are things like hot dogs & burgers which are really good & filling. Had them a couple of times for lunch. They also have ice creams during the same timeframe. The staff here are really friendly & aim to please. Toilets are down lots of steps which isn’t helpful for those with disabilities. I would go into the hotel & use the reception toilets as this was much easier to access. The main restaurant serves buffet for 3 main meals of the day. There tends to be a decent selection of salads, meat/fish & pasta dishes, with the usual chips etc for those less adventurous. The food isn’t always piping hot but there is a microwave to use if needed. There are 4 drinks machines for those wanting tea/coffee, but the cups are all stored at one machine with a huge queue. Grab your cups & head to the other side of the restaurant where three alternative machines can be used instead. The Al ‘a’ carte restaurant is only open Tuesday & Friday & only 2 choices of menu which needs to be pre-booked. It was nice to be able to sit & have the food bought to you instead of having to fight off some of the other guests who don’t believe in queueing, but the food isn’t really the best. 2 other families got up & walked out after the starter - guess they didn’t like what they’d ordered 🤷🏻‍♀️ The rooms are a fair size. Limited storage for clothing etc. The A/C doesn’t really work unfortunately. We had a sea view room. Lovely views but no sun on the balcony all day sadly. This is where you’d be better off overlooking the road if you like to sit on the balcony. There is a small hairdryer in the bathroom but probably better to bring your own as it’s not very powerful. There is a small TV with 2 or 3 English speaking channels (mainly news). A small fridge is also supplied but no tea/coffee making facilities. The entertainment programme is very limited. 3 youngsters (looked no older than teens) giving their best shot to get people joining in throughout the day, but not much on in the evening. The lobby bar has a good selection of drinks and the main bar lady “Inna” speaks limited English but is so friendly & helpful. Really couldn’t do enough to help & worked really hard, long hours every day. All in all, I would say that most of the staff are friendly & helpful. The hotel is in a pretty good location. Short walk to the beach (from street, not accessible from the back of the hotel). The small tourist train stops at the back for rides into Nesebar old town & Sunny Beach, if like me you struggle with too much walking. During one of the bad weather days I had a Turkish Bath & massage in the spa. Highly recommend this if, like me you enjoy this sort of thing. 1.5 hour treatment for €50. Definitely worth it in my eyes compared to what I’d pay at home. For a “cheaper” holiday I would recommend this hotel. Don’t come expecting 4* & you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Margaret M wrote a review May 2022
wirral100 contributions82 helpful votes
Agree with everything amblealan has mentioned in their review, extremely good value, plenty of choice at every meal, lovely room with space and storage and privacy, city facing rooms get sun on balcony until sunset - the rooms you don’t pay extra for with Jet2 bus stop outside the door, flat easy walking locally and in Sunny Beach which is mainly pedestrianised/promenade - not too busy at the moment during daytime, but may not be for everyone in high season, but great to see and massive beach area all very well kept. Had a lovely safe holiday here and would recommend. The Ukrainian women and children on site made the hotel a lot busier than expected for the time of year, neither the hotel or Jet2 gave us any information about the arrangement.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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amblealan wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom31 contributions52 helpful votes
I visited this hotel for 1 week on the 13/5/22 and was not expecting much due to the money i had paid for AI, but what a surprise. The hotel and my room (401) where spacious and spotless. The staff fom the mangeress, reception, bar staff, waiters, bellboy, maids were fantastic, efficent, friendly and would do anything to make your stay pleasent. The entertainment team only consisted of a bubbly, chatty lad and lass, who where great. The hotel position is perfect for walking into old Nessabar, across the road from the main shopping street and an excellent supermarket in among the flats with bus stops just outside for Old Nessabar or Sunny Beach (2 Lev for any distance). Of course there is negatives the entertainment is low key, the food is on the cold side (has a microwave) and the drinks are local most people had no complains, with a extra cost for imports. There is 300 app Ukraine refugees staying there who are leaving the hotel at the end of May which some miserable people complain about, but they did not bother me or effect my holiday one IOTA as they are not involved in the AI services. Hopefully for their sakes they can soon return home but if not i will be still going back to this hotel In a nutshell if you want mayor drink brands, evening entertainment shows, more food options (there are very cheap resteraunts locally) pay extra and go to 5 star hotel but the welcome and service will not be better
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jurgita W wrote a review Jan 2022
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Fantastic place! Waiter Kevin is very friendly and professional :) beautiful views, nice atmosphere and tasty food. For sure we will come back soon and will recommend the place to our friends. See you soon :)
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Festa Hotels, Owner at Festa Panorama
Responded Feb 8, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Festa Panorama! Thank you for choosing us as your preferred holiday destination in Nessebar. We are delighted to read that we exceeded your expectations during your time with us, and you thoroughly enjoyed the stay. We are grateful to you for your lovely comments towards us. Certainly, this feedback will inspire our team. We look forward to welcoming you back once again to create another wonderful experience for you. Best regards, Hotel Festa Panorama Team
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Atanas S wrote a review Sep 2021
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland44 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed for more than a week in this hotel. It is very nicely located between the old town of Nesebar and a very short walking distance from the beach (10 km long or more). The hotel was very clean and maintained in very good condition. It needs to be put into more up to date state regarding the furniture and the overall feel of the rooms and the restaurant. The swimming pool is great and the whole kids and garden area are very nice. We only ate the breakfast, which was kind of industrial type and I did not enjoy it. The hotel was extremely crowded. The staff were nice, except at the reception where they could be more smiling and warm. The parking was a complete chaos and even if they say that you have a free parking, that is not true if the parking is full and you have to leave your car in a pubic parking and pay a charge. Basically, there is no management of the parking space and I saw some irritated people, including myself. The views from the balconies are very nice. Overall, this is a good hotel which can become excellent with some better management and some investments in the rooms and the restaurant.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Festa Hotels, Owner at Festa Panorama
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Dear Atanas, Thank you for staying at Festa Panorama and for your review. We always appreciate when our guests give us feedback on how their stay went, this helps us improve the overall experience at the hotel. We are sorry to hear that you had some problems with the parking and that you did not enjoy breakfast. Your remarks are taken into consideration by our management. We would love to have you again as our guest! Kind regards, Festa Panorama Team
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VVK wrote a review Jul 2021
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We have stayed as family of 4 for a vacation. Facilities have been regularly cleaned and looked after. Staff is polite and professional. Great choice of freshly cooked food to suit every taste. George and entertainment team kept everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. Great place to stay overall!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Festa Hotels, Owner at Festa Panorama
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Dear guests, Thank you for your kind words and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Guest satisfaction is our key priority; therefore, we always try to offer the best experiences and service to our guests. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Festa Panorama Team
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Eileen S wrote a review Sep 2020
Pernik, Bulgaria1 contribution2 helpful votes
We arrived shortly after 5 pm.The receptionist looked on her computer screen and said"this has been cancelled ,I replied "No it has not "she took my confirmation and went out of the back leaving an empty desk and a queue forming,when she came back she told me that my bank card was invalid!!!!(I had paid my last hotel bill with the same card earlier that day)this was all said loud enough for the 10 or so people waiting at reception to hear,my friend then asked for the manager,the manager arrived and again she repeated that my bank card was invalid I told her it was not ,she went off and was gone for about half an hour when she came back ,she said that she could offer us rooms,and I could use the card.At no time was I offered an apology,but was asked to pay straight away,which I did this,the following day we went to check-out and was asked to pay again!!!.Quite clearly the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Not an apology in sight
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Festa Hotels, Owner at Festa Panorama
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Dear Eileen, Thank you for your review! We would like to apologize for any inconveniences that were created for you while you were at the hotel. We are also grateful for the feedback; this helps us a lot to improve the quality of our services. Of course, we hope that you might visit us again, so we can change your opinion about us and offer you a better experience! Kindest regards, Festa Panorama Team
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PRICE RANGE
$86 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
festa panorama hotel nessebar, iberostar hotel festa panorama, iberostar hotel nessebar
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Iberostar Festa Panorama
LOCATION
BulgariaBurgas ProvinceNessebar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
247
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Frequently Asked Questions about Festa Panorama
Which popular attractions are close to Festa Panorama?
Nearby attractions include Museum Ancient Nessebar (0.3 miles), Bedroom Beach Club (0.6 miles), and Mini-Aquapark Pirates of Caribbean (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Festa Panorama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Festa Panorama?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Festa Panorama?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Festa Panorama?
Yes, paid public parking on-site, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Festa Panorama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kanela Bar & Grill, Mario Cafe, and Foyer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Festa Panorama?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Festa Panorama have airport transportation?
Yes, Festa Panorama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Festa Panorama located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Nessebar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Festa Panorama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Festa Panorama?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St Stephens Church (1.0 miles), Old Nessebar (1.0 miles), and The Old Fountain (1.1 miles).