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Hotel Smolyan
Ranked #36 of 221 Hotels in Sunny Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Firstly for a holiday for two flying from a regional airport B & B for 7 days for less than £500 we were not expecting much and really just looking for a warm week in the sun. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Hotel Smolian to be clean tidy with fridge and air con in the room, breakfast was fine and to usual standard and the staff were attentive without being overly familiar.
On our last day I left my jacket which with assistance of Balkan Holidays and the staff from the Hotel it has just been returned to me which I think is exceptional service.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

normally stay on the front but decided to have a change this year.clean tidy breakfast had better but had worse as well but buy your dinner lunch etc very good and cheap as well.10 mins from anywhere (bus station front) supermarket 2 mins walk no road to cross .the road outside the hotel is busy but just take your time no problems.or turn left and walk 2/3 mins till you come to a crossing with stop lights. as usual the question is would we stay here again and the answer is yes .

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed for seven nights on room only basis and enjoyed my stay here. Good location, nice staff, nice pool area although not the biggest, good size rooms with a fridge. Two wine glasses in the room but no cutlery or bottle opener to speak of.

The whole hotel was kept very clean in all areas. I didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food but those I spoke to said it was ok. Two supermarkets (one large the other medium size) within a couple of hundred yards and a 5 minute stroll to bars etc.

A nice, not too big three star property.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank azertyuiop
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Spent a week at the Smolian Hotel on half board basis. Bad mistake.
Good points-----. Location was good. Quiet hotel. Clean pool and surrounding area. Room spacious and fridge. Towels changed every day.
Bad points.----- A/C kept going on and off. No hairdryer, no plug for shaver in the bathroom [I didn't need it, just an observation.] The bathroom had no plug in the sink. When we asked for one we were told sinks in Bulgaria don't have them [offered and given a plastic basin]. The shower was marked off with a right angled bit of metal on the floor, the curtain not long enough and hung from the ceiling on a rail partly attached to the ceiling by string. The shower head was not fixed and sprayed water everywhere so it flooded the floor every time you used it . Also water leaked under the shower curtain [too short] and metal angle on the floor
The beds were not changed throughout the week.
Breakfast--laid out on the table, uncovered-cheese/ meats/yogurt/ cereals/tomatoes/.croissants .pre- packed . sausages/scrambled eggs and boiled eggs in a bain-marie. Dinners---poor choice/repetitive no vegetables,badly presented,
If you want cheap and cheerful and bed only , in a quiet area -good choice of hotel.
Anything else ------don't bother.
We went with Balkan Holidays through a travel agent. It was 7 nights half board. We arrived at 3.30 am and check out at 12 midday. by my reckoning that's only 6 nights and only 6 dinners but charged for 7.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony .Get some sun during the day.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ellie W
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

4 of us stayed at the Smolian for 10 days in June... The rooms were spotless & all staff were extremely helpful... There is a busy road at he front of the hotel, however no noise at all during the night & a crossing a short 2 minute walk to the supermarket to cross the road safely... We had 2 rooms overlooking the pool which had the sun all morning. The pool area was fantastic & gets the sun all day.... The food was lovely although the dinner menu descriptions are a bit random... Great location, the pubs, shops a 5 minute walk & the beach 15 minutes... Would recommend Condor travel(beside Condor bar) for booking excursions as they looked after us really well. Will definitely go back to the Smolian..

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
Thank carosand
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel is in a good location and the staff are great. Hotel was clean, food was nice with choice menus. Its a buffet breakfast and a menu for tea if you're half board. Waiting staff very friendly and work long shifts. Pool was rclean and regularly maintained. Room was spacious and clean, not som much of a view since we were in the back room overlooking other hotels wall.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We got back from Hotel Smolian last sunday really enjoyed our stay there. The pool area is really nice,the pool area and sunbeds area are cleaned every morning.Our room was on the side of the Hotel not much sun which was great because it was hot and we had a breeze.It was nice to come back early at night and have a drink by the pool where it was quiet.Our room was cleaned every day ,the Hotel was spotless,The staff were nice we had a great holiday,would definately go back.

Room Tip: Opposite side to the pool no sun and a breeze great when it is hot.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sunny Beach 8240, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Burgas Province > Sunny Beach
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Beach
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Smolyan 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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Smolian Hotel Sunny Beach
Hotel Smolyan Sunny Beach, Burgas Province, Bulgaria

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