BEWARE - There are two Ralitsa Hotels on the same site, The Ralista and The Ralitsa Superior.
We stayed in the Ralitsa Hotel. We travelled as a family of two adults and one nine year old child. We paid £1600 for an all inclusive holiday for 1 week.
The transfer from the airport to the hotel was 3 hours, in a cramped minibus with no air con, the driver drove like a rally driver and spent a lot of the journey on the wrong side of the road.
The rooms are really basic, there were two single beds and a chair which pulled out as a bed, the room was very cramped. The pull out bed was so uncomfortable our daughter would not sleep in it so we had to push the twin beds together and let her sleep with us.
All rooms have air conditioning at a price! You have to pay 28 Lev to get the remote control to activate the system. All rooms have satellite TV - the only english channel is BBC world News! Our room had a balcony - it overlooked the car park, it was mouldy where the air con unit was continuously leaking, there was bags of rubbish underneath which attracted flies and wasps, when we advised our reps of this the rubbish was moved - two apartments along.
No safe in room, safety deposit box available behind reception for 30 lev.
No fridge or tea/coffee facilities available in room.
Childrens club available - at 10 levs per session. A session is a morning or an afternoon.
Rooms are cleaned daily, you are given 2 large towels and 2 hand towels which are only changed every other day.
The restaurant is open for breakfast dinner and tea, Good choice on first day, but choice is same all week. Very Basic. Snack bar is open when restaurant closed. Choice of food is chips, pasta, vegtable pizza and sausages.
Whole family came down with upset stomachs as did most of the people we met.
All local drinks free - Up till 11.00 p.m. Only soft drinks available are pump fizzy orange, pump sprite, pump coke. Juice has to be paid for.
On a good note, the swimming pool is large and clean. If you want a sun lounger you need to be at the pool by 9.00 a.m.
Beach 800m - As the crow flies yes.
Free Bus available to beach, you are crammed in like sardines, not good in 35 degrees.
There is a mini train available to get to the beach for 2 lev each. For 3 of us 12 lev round trip.
Would we return to Bulgaria? Yes it is a beautiful country.
Would we return to the Ralitsa Hotel? NEVER.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PrimaSol Ralitsa Superior Aquaclub Hotel is situated in peaceful green surroundings 850 metres from the beach in Albena. In 2014 the hotel became part of the German chain 'Primasol'. It offers comfortable accommodation in 285 luxuriously modernized rooms and 15 villas, corresponding to the European standards for category 4 stars. The lobby bar, the restaurant, the foyer and the hallways are completely renovated. All guests staying at the hotel receive free entry and access to the water attractions of the adjacent aqua park Aqua Mania. The Hotel offers Ultra All-Inclusive services with beverages served 24 hours a day. The guests can enjoy 2 outdoor pools for adults and children and an indoor pool for free. At their disposal are a main buffet restaurant, Rai Beach Restaurant offering lunch, 2 a la carte restaurants, a snack bar, lobby bar, currency exchange, playgrounds, tennis courts, parking and more. Rich animation program is offered in the hotel six days per week. A fridge and a safety box can be rented at at additional charge. Free shuttle bus on every 30 minutes to Rai Beach Restaurant is available for the guests. 1 free umbrella and two sun beds per room on the beach are available for the guests. Free Wi-Fi at 1 Mbps is available in the hotel lobby and public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ralitsa Hotel Albena
- Ralitsa Albena