Stayed here 2nd week of June, this was our second trip to Bulgaria so we know what to expect. For those of you that haven't been, Sunny Beach is like Blackpool on drugs! Yes it's cheesy, but the main reason that we go is that it's cheap, and the beach is beautiful. Anyway back to the hotel, the Sredets is fine, it's about 5 minutes walk from the beach, reception is a little dated but there was always someone there to help when we needed them. We didn't have air-con as it was cool enough at night to sleep with the balcony door open. We had room 431 which is on the 4th floor and I didn't see any lifts, so you need to like stairs! The carpets need to be replaced as they are quite heavily stained, and when we caught a glimpse inside other rooms as we walked past, they looked equally in need of replacing. Room was cleaned daily, fresh towels and sheets were provided every other day. Breakfast was OK, quite a lot of choice and at least they have a coffee machine which means that you can get a nice cup in the morning unlike other places we have stayed. If you want a full English, then go to one of the many local bars/restaurants where you can pick up a full English for about 7 Leva. Pool area was clean and there are plenty of beds to go around. We had lunch in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was fine and very good value. The beach still charges 8 leva per day per item if you want a sunbed and parasol, but you can buy your own and lay on the beach for free. Would recommend the Red Bar on the beach for a Chopska salad at lunch, if you are heading back away from the beach in the evening, the Bistro Lilia is a lovely little bar with excellent great value food. Djanny's is always worth a visit as well. There are plenty of local bars, as well as the typical Brits abroad bars (if that's what floats your boat) all are open for as long as you want to drink/eat for and there is an abundance of karaoke bars in this area. If you are a bit of a snob about cheesy destinations then give Sunny Beach a miss, but if like me and the other half you want a cheap week relaxing in the sun then give it a try.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sredets Sunny Beach, Burgas Province, Bulgaria