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Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Balchik
Kent, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We only visited for a lunch, which isn't cheap by Bulgarian standards, but the food..like the hotel...was 5 star, delicious. The staff spoke perfect English and we cannot praise them enough for their attentiveness! The restaurant is uber chic and overlooks the large swimming pool with bridge over it.Would highly recommend and we will go again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Location is very good, near Balchik and the view is spectacular. Stuff is very friendly, and I was impress of English they spoken; rare thing in Bulgaria. The place were the complex is located is very large (few square miles) and you can enjoy every meter of freedom. The golf terrain is very good for the lovers of this sport; one of the best in my opinion. Food was variate, services very good. One minus .. point is the distance of the seaside shore.. about 4 kilometers; this fact is compensated with a very large pool in front of the main hotel. Overall is a very good place for a business meeting and a team building

Room Tip: Sea view rooms at top floors is best choice if you want a success vacation.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan T
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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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527 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went there for a weeding
The hotel is located in an amazing place it's beautiful
The rooms are large, get disappointed with the bathroom not very nicely equipped for a 5stars hotel
If i can give you advice ask for room with sea view otherwise you will enjoy the noise of the technical building not very nice
Breakfast is nice with large choice
The staff is eager to help but you can feel they are missing the 5stars touch
As an example 1 young man escorted us to a room but didn't give a hand to carry suitcases or bags!!!

Room Tip: Sea view is a must
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg L
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Bucharest
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We rented a 3 Bedroom villa in the resort for 3 nights and it was what we needed: quiet, clean,good beds, big dining area, well equiped. So, all I can say is: it's good to know such places exist so close! We will definitely try to come back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jurmala, Latvia
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We have stayed in the villa in July 2013. The resort, together with 2 other golf courses (Black Sea Rama and Thracian Cliffs) makes very enjoyable experience for golf lovers. 3 courses are different and I would recommend to play in the following order - Lighthouse, Black Sea and Thracian Cliffs, with the last one being especially difficult but breathtaking course. Courses are generally quite, so you can find tee times easily.
Resort service is 4+, not 5 stars. From time to time you will encounter strange decisions or not so polite staff, however, if you insist, things will be done your way (as in Russia), which is not always my way of having relaxed holidays. For example, the first villa that we were shown was not in the best shape, with spider nets being visible and no water in the poll by the villa - when we requested another villa, it was given in 30 minutes and turned out to be very nice. Breakfast buffet was very good, also dinner buffet is good.
As regards the Lighthouse resort, if you stay in villa and prefer to cook sometimes, you need to have a car (take it in the airport). Then you can visit Balchik, which is some 10 km away and buy all necessary fruits, vegetables and other things. Apart from that there is not much to see around.
The hotel has a big swimming pool, but did not have beach access in July - its own beach was closed (due to road damage) and the beach that they have offered to visit was a joke - with big stones and no proper entry to the sea. In Thracian Cliffs you have very good access to the beach (as far as you can see from the golf course), but dining options there are very limited and a bit more expensive (as confirmed by our friends who stayed there).
Climate is very good also in July - it was rarely above +30 and with sea breeze the weather is very enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Konsultants
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Bucharest, Romania
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I stayed with my adult children for one night at the Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort in Balchik in August 2012. This hotel was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed there a few months earlier. The hotel is fairly new. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and offer a nice view over the pool and the Black Sea. We had an excellent dinner at the poolside restaurant.

So far for the good points. Now the bad ones.

As soon as we arrived we went to the pool. We were told by the reception that the staff there would provide us with towels. There was however nobody to be found at the poolside. We asked the staff at the poolbar but they didn't know about this. Finally we found the guy in the fitness room adjacent to the pool where he was apparently having a nap !!

The other disappointment was the transport to and from the beach, and the beach itself. The hotel is located on top of a cliff and provides complementary transport to the beach. The beach is a big disappointment. It is not a private beach and if you don't have very thick rubber shoes you cannot go into the water because of the very rocky underground. You cannot even swim in it. So we could only have a suntan on a very narrow stretch of beach. When we left the beach to get the transport back to the hotel (we arrived at the rendez-vous point 5 minutes before the scheduled time) there was no bus to be seen. We waited for 10 minutes but still no bus. I finally called the reception of the hotel. They told us that the bus had waited but that we had been late at the rendez-vous. This was totally untrue. I insisted that we needed the bus back to the hotel. They finally send us one but we lost 1 hour. Due to that my daughter missed her appointment at the hotel's spa ! When I complained about this to the receptionist he told me that he was aware of the situation but that he couldn't do anything about it because this transport was not under his control. There was no manager available for a complaint.

So, some good experience and some bad (which you should not have in a hotel of this class and price).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Innsbruck, Austria
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203 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Lighthouse for 2 weeks. The room itself was not huge but very comfortable beds nice bathroom and a stunning view to the sea. I personally think the best place but just for golfer. 3 golf courses within 10 KM ( Lighthouse ok, but nothing special, Black Sea Rama very nice course like Tuscany and Thracian Cliffs my favorite the best I played all over the world). The best no crowded. We played alone at any time. I've never seen before. However the hotel should improve a lot. I personally think the staff is no skilled and is lazy. However the staff was not unfriendly even attentive sometimes but not used to working hard. The food overall was nothing special. The dinner was boring and very strange sometimes. We went to another places although we have had half board.
The breakfast was ok, but not a 5 stars standard.

Still we are ready to come back. Of course for golf and hope to see a lot of improvements.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex L
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Property: Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
Address: 5 km after Balchik on E87 road, Balchik 9600, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Dobrich Province > Balchik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Balchik
#2 Luxury Hotel in Balchik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort is new resort which aims to be comparable with the very best that Europe has to offer. It is a strong ambition, upheld by the magnitude of investment and the qualities of the team assembled, to deliver one of Europe’s premier resort destinations. Situated at the heart of Cape Kaliakra on the top of towering cliffs overlooking the clear deep Black Sea, Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort is the perfect place for the unique and tailor made vacation you deserve, offering wide range of facilities and activities such as 18-hole signature golf course, golf academy, state of the art Spa & Wellness Center, exclusive beach with beach bar, variety of bars and restaurants, and beautiful surroundings.Both contemporary and elegant, the resort is a haven for supporters of luxury and comfort, offering means to navigate away from the stresses of everyday life.The Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort features the luxurious 5 stars Lighthouse Hotel with sweeping views over the Black Sea, the golf course and natural landscapes. The hotel offers deluxe double, single rooms and club suites, two haute cuisine restaurants, indoors and outdoors swimming pools, specialized Whiskey & Cigar Lounge fitness and beauty studios. In addition, on site there is also a choice of luxurious private villas and apartments.You can enjoy a round of golf on our 18-hole signature golf course right next to the hotel, designed by world famous Ryder Cup ex-captain Ian Woosnam, including Golf Academy and Clubhouse. Challenging, yet generous, the Lighthouse Golf Course offers beginners as well as the experienced player a chance to test their golf skills and at the same time please their senses. This prestigious golf ground is of the type “links”. The long-established design combined with the naturally beautiful landscape is the signature feature of one of Europe’s premiere sport, leisure and holiday resorts.If you seek relaxation and retreat from every day stress Lighthouse Spa & Wellness Centre is the place for you, located in the Lighthouse Hotel and stretching on an area of over 3000 square meters. The Lighthouse Spa and Wellness Centre is a special place. A peaceful haven created to offer a calming getaway from everyday stress. Inside cares and anxiety slip away and a sense of peacefulness descends. It boast with hydro pools, 7 specious treatment rooms, Steam bath, Hammam, Laconium, Infra-Red Sauna, Finnish Sauna, Cooling showers with Ice, Jacuzzi, Tepidarium, Caldarium, Fitness Studio, and Relaxation Room.Easily accessible- just 35 min from Varna International Airport, Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort invites you to experience one memorable vacation defined by diversity. ... more   less 
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