Hotel Shipka

Hotel Shipka

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3.5
#14 of 113 hotels in Golden Sands
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.6
Value
3.8
Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Golden Sands does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Shipka Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning,refrigerator and hair-dryer. Guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. The property also offers indoor and outdoor swimming pool, SPA facilities like sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath- all included in the package. Free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable, and also varieties of other packages. If you are driving to Shipka Hotel, free parking is available. If you do not want to leave your pet alone - we are pet friendly too. If you’re looking for a barbeque restaurant, consider a visit to Havana Steak House, Steak House Old Oak Staria Dab, or Shipka Steak House, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Shipka Hotel. Shipka Hotel puts the best of Golden Sands at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Kids pool
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Bulgarian, German, Macedonian

Location

Golden Sands Beach, Golden Sands 9007 Bulgaria
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Varna Airport
11.3 mi
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles454 reviews
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Hotel Shipka receives commendation for its pristine rooms and the friendliness of its staff, who are celebrated for their attentive and efficient service. Nestled in a location that delights guests with its scenic vistas and beach proximity, the hotel stands as a favored destination for tourists. While the jacuzzi and pool add to the charm, the dining area's ambiance and room furnishings garner mixed feelings. Opinions on value for money diverge, but the range of amenities, including a children's playground and sauna, are generally appreciated, despite calls for updates.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Outdated
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Helpful
Amenities
Satisfactory

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George I wrote a review Jul 2023
Bucharest, Romania5 contributions
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good impression about the reception personnel who are very kind and willing to help at any time and they are doing a good job . Is ieasy to comunicate with them and you will be served . You need to ask for anything you feel is missing : cleaning the room, replacing the towels , asking for a spoon in the dinning the room but they are going to do it . Very good that they have a jacuzzi and a small pool with different deepness of water . Good thaT they have a small playong ground for the kids but is should be extended and they should have an entertainer for them. We had 2 small kids and we had to run everyday after them because no one was entertaining them . Parking in front of the hotel for 20 BGN per day (10 EUR) . Not so good impression of the rooms and the food . The room might feel like is under 2 stars and sometimes have smells due to the sewage . The dinning rooms can be improved in terms of being more friendly ( you feel like in the 80`s in terms of the design but if the personnel is kind ) . The food is enough and the time frames of the breakfast , lunch and dinner are enough long to satisfy a long range of people good but they are missing the diversity . The bar of the pool and the one in the hotel are looking bad . The drinks ( coffee, juice , water etc) are served from the automatic machines and they taste either too sweet or strange . The drinks outside of the dinning room are served in plastic glasses that are very small and can get easly spilled . The view is nice and close to the beach . If someone needs a less crouded beach they should go to Panorama beach ( 10 min with the car to Balcic) .
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Emi M wrote a review Jul 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates141 contributions177 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For sure, not a 4 stars hotel, but a pretty decent one.
Strong points - not faraway from beach, free parking, free wi-fi (not very good, by romanian standards), pretty good food, generally nice and helpfull staff (with some exceptions).
Weack points - the maids are not very present at duty, food not so diversified, the reception bar need urgent upgrade, the furniture in the rooms is outdated.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DariusAvarius wrote a review Jun 2021
18 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
“+” - good location (close to the restaurants, shops, 200 m to the beach) , rooms are cleaned everyday, towels changed too. Nice staff in reception, also very nice lady who clean the rooms . Not bad pool.
“-“ - it isn’t 4* quality . I think 3* not more. No animation team in this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Mario Beluci wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In this review I'd like to express the pleasant experience I had in this hotel.
To begin with, this is one of the few hotels in Golden Sands where a person could get such good value for the money. Parking is free of charge and secured for guests of the hotel. The staff is very nice and friendly, and always ready to help with the best they can. There is a variety of food in the restaurant and I was very happy to notice that they tend to keep the menu diverse - even a week later the meals differed from the previous week. What is more, the quality was excellent.
The rooms were kept clean and tidy during the whole stay. Excellent service. In addition to that, higher floor rooms offer a breath-taking view of the sea and Golden Sands. Speaking of which, the beach is no more than 2 minutes away on foot. However if you are not fan of sand going anywhere around your body, there is a swimming pool at the hotel which is perfectly suitable for children too. Lifeguard can keep track on the kids, while you're taking the advantage of that all inclusive package to have some free shots at the pool bar. And in case you'd like some alone time with your soulmate, there is a pool table by reception where you could send the kids to have fun... again, free of charge!
To conclude, this is one of the best choices you could make.
Stay safe
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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ellen b wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel as a solo traveler for 5 nights and 6 days in August of this year and enjoyed every day! Starting on the first day when my bus arrived before check in time, I was allowed to leave my suitcases in a secure room and got to enjoy the amenities even before checking in.
Once I checked in, I really liked the room: the bed was nice and the furniture was fine, even though some people on here said that it was old and awful, that was not the case with what I have seen. The bathroom was clean, there was soap and shampoo available. The best part was that the room had a balcony with a sea view, a bit far away but still an enjoyable view. Because of tre way the hotel was built, it is always cold and cozy there even on a hot August day.
The food was great: the vegetables and fruits were very fresh, the food was well cooked, I would feel full after every meal. The sea is a short walk and quite clean, and both pools in the hotel are enjoyable, and same for the sauna.
All the staff was spectacular: I would always see waiters clean up the empty plates from the tables before one could even ask them to do so, there was always someone cleaning the hotel premises. It felt nice to stay in such a hotel.
Big thanks to the entire team working at the hotel, they made my vacation better. I'd like to separately thank Tatiana who works at the reception. She is extremely nice and helpful and made my stay even better!
I will be coming back to this hotel in the future and will recommend it to everyone as well as families with kids.
10/10
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Александр С wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this hotel for a week. Everything was very good. We liked the food. It was delicious and quite varied. Rooms were cleaned frequently and well, towels changed and shower gel and shampoo provided as well. Often visited the pool and a couple of times the jacuzzi. I liked it very much and was pleased with the cleanliness. The room was good on the 9th floor. There was everything you need for a comfortable stay. The view is also very beautiful from the terrace. Reception workers are very nice. Helped in all matters, including with the transfer. The hotel itself is in a very good location. In the vicinity there is everything you need: restaurants, bars, supermarkets. The sea is also very close. The hotel itself also has a fitness, playground, terrace, sauna, there is something to do. Next time we will come again. Thanks for a great vacation!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marta Daniel S. wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Poor quality of everything! Starting with check in, the room wasn't clean, they gave us another room with bad smell in bathroom. After waiting 2 hours, we got the same dirty room. Food is miserable and poor, we didn't came for food, but if it was paid, we expect at reasonable and variety menu. Cleaning in the room is not existing, we went almost everyday to reception to ask for toilet paper :)). Very bad experience never come back to Golden Sands!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alain R wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay here once a year at least for 2-3 weeks. Staff is always friendly. Very clean. Have never had a bad experience and it’s right next to the beach.
This is a beautiful hotel! It’s clean and has a lot of comfort items to make you feel at home.
Beautiful atmosphere inside and outside around that part.
The best stay ever. The environment was pleasant and welcoming. Both check-in and check-out were professionally handled and easy.
The most amazing owner who use to stay around the guest and to check if anyone need anything and to make sure that nothing is missing
Thank you see you next summer
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Илона Д wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have returned home and would like to share our impressions of the Shipka hotel. We can safely say that it was the most soulful place we have ever been. We loved all the staff. Communicating with them was great. Very nice, friendly people. In addition, there are employees at the reception who also speak Ukrainian. It was a very pleasant fact for us. As for the rooms, we were also pleased with their cleanliness, quality, and a beautiful view from the balcony. We came as a family, so leisure time was very important for us. The hotel has two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, a sauna, bars, a terrace, a children's playground, and a gym. There is even billiards. And all this is free. This is a huge plus. The food is varied. We liked everything.
Generally satisfied with cleaning, bed linen and towels were changed often. There is a 24-hour supermarket near the hotel, we are frequent visitors there. I think they remember us there) Everything you need is nearby. We will recommend this hotel to all our friends and thank you very much for the warm welcome in such a difficult time for us!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Аля Л wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to all the staff and administration for these wonderful days. Everything was great from first day. We were very pleased to be there. The reception staff immediately accommodated our requests for a room on a lower floor due to our grandmother. It was very nice. The room was good, everything was enough for us. One of the advantages of this hotel is the view from the terrace due to its excellent location. Everything is also good with cleanliness in the rooms, hall, corridors. In addition, we had All Inclusive, so we used the bar quite often)) The drinks are very tasty. Thank you for this! The staff of the entire hotel is very friendly, it was very nice to communicate with you. Thank you and we promise that we will return to you from Ukraine!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Les N asked a question Apr 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
how many sockets [electric] are in the rooms please
Amirson asked a question Aug 2019
11 contributions18 helpful votes
Hi, Shipka has safe box and hair dryer for all rooms?
Answer from faezeh
Munich, Germany12 contributions2 helpful votes
We were in 6th floor and the room had hair dryer. Safe boxes are in the lobby and you have to pay 35LV for 7days to use them.
Answer from Nada E
Varna, Bulgaria
Dear Stevecarr1975, I hope my answer does not come in too late. But at least will give information for the others interested. Hereby, I will list the amenities, which guest could use free of charge and may be seen as an entertainment depending on the choice. The hotel has two swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and fitness. There is also pool table(biliard), air-hockey and mini-football, as well as table tennis, as games on site that could be played. We also have a selection of books on site for the guest to enjoy whilst on their holiday. The bar is open from 10:30-22:00h. For those who are having children- both swimming pools have kids sections and there is also a playground for them to play. Golden Sands is part of a National Park, so there are some nice trails to walk around. In addition, as already said, by renting a car or hiring a taxi, you could see the nearby sightseeings like Kaliakra Cape and Balchik. Varna City is only 15min drive and it is worth the visit too. Best wishes, Nada El Droubi Operations Manager
graham williams wrote a tip Sep 2023
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom136 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"the staff and shops in general staff are rude and make no effort to be polite"
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George wrote a tip Sep 2023
29 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family avoid this Hotel, mens club in the building with cheap girs."
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Чайный L wrote a tip Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"excellent hotel"
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Karmen wrote a tip Aug 2021
Estonia12 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the time when gym, pools and saunas are open. Breakfast is quite monotonous. "
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walid f wrote a tip Aug 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"see view is amazing"
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PRICE RANGE
$34 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shipka hotel golden sands
LOCATION
BulgariaVarna ProvinceGolden Sands
NUMBER OF ROOMS
228
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shipka
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shipka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Shipka?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shipka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shipka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Shipka?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Shipka have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Shipka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Shipka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Shipka offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Shipka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Bulgarian, and Macedonian.
Does Hotel Shipka have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Shipka accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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