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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Hi, every august (the most amazing time in the year to be at goldensands) me and my group of friends are flying to Bulgaria goldensands, we've been at alot of hotels there but the international hotel is a speciel one! The most good one! I'll start to tell you that the location is awesome! It's in the middle of everything-beach,pools,supermarkets, beachwalk, beach, shops,restaurants(food)...but not like the others..this hotel is really truly on the middle of it!:) the rooms are so big the servese is amazing the workers are so nice the food is very good.. (there is the bigest casino in varna for who are like it) and the best part of it-the hotel going to be bigger and even more great next august so I can't waittt!!!
I would like to tell you to go to the PR club too best time in goldensands there!:)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank Shaked123
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Varna Golden Sands and hotel International.
On 1.sep.2012 we were four days in Varna Golden Sands in hotel International.
Hotel Rated as 5 stars. Rooms are very spacious, and have a safe. The fee for the safe was 20 leva to the period. It's about 10 euro's. Standard shower with good Accessories, towels was no so good. The bath was separately from the toilet.
Our room had two large beds KING SIZE. All closets have only one drawer!
Even by the bed - no drawers.
Good and very quiet air condition.
Our room view was towards the sea and the promenade, and is very nice.
Staff was very kind and tries resolved problems as quickly as possible.
Beautiful pool and access to the pool is from the side of the Hotel.
Opposite the hotel was the beach - about 100 meters. Cross a small road and we are on the beach.
The prices for umbrellas were 5 leva - about 2 euro's, mattresses 3 leva - about 1.5 euro's and deck chair on 8 leva - about 4 euro's.
From the pool you can take a pool towel with deposit of 20 leva for towel.
Meals were not level of 5 stars hotel. Cheese is not always fresh, cakes you can pass up, and small selection of meats. You not stay hungry," but for the taste and smell cannot be argue". At least in end of the meal was good fruit. You cannot bring a drink from outside. You have to pay for the drink .The prices were at 1.sep.2012 was:
Beer- "Heineken" 5.9 leva, - Juice 3.5 leva, - Tea 2 leva, - Coffee from 2.5 to 4 leva.
You can eat lunch and dinner at the hotel's casino for 2 leva (about 1 euro). You have to register to casino in the casino hotel International near the casino entrance. Registration is free. No need to gamble. Go through the casino to the end - go up the stairs to the second floor where you pay for the meal. It is like a buffet dinner at the hotel.
The mini bar prices in the room was: mini bottle of whiskey 7 leva, vodka 5 leva, energy drink 7 leva, beer 3 leva, juice 3 leva, 0.5 liters of water -2 leva.
A price at the supermarket next door to the hotel was: juice -1 leva, beer- 2 leva, sodas -1 leva. The chocolates (chocolate LINDT- 5 leva) and spirits were cheaper here - than in the duty free prices. For example - Irish cream baileys (1 liter) liquor in duty free costs about 32$ and here about 21$.
The bus number 409 to Varna stop at the front of Moll Varna (don't confused with Grand moll) and ticket costs 3 leva. It takes about one hour. Walk to the bus station from hotel take about 10 minutes. This is first stop and you can find seats. But back to hotel, the bus is full and you have to stand all the way to the hotel. At the front of Moll Varna was a cab station and was 19 leva back to the hotel. Consider taking a taxi back, and if you are 4 people take a taxi from the hotel too. There were taxis that take an exorbitant price of 32 leva up from hotel to Moll Varna. The price was 20 leva only. If you do not find a taxi agree with the price - go to the bus station and take a taxi from there. The taxi ride takes about 20-25 minutes.
Warning!!! Pickpocket in buses! They go in pairs or with a small child, and when the child makes himself falling and someone tries to help him up, they pickpocket him. Our travel these four women together and local residents warned us to keep things and wallets safe.
The promenade has facilities for children. The prices were 5 leva each. Cars collide, huge wheel, there are a facility springboard and more.
When we checked prices boardwalk shops, the prices of shoes and clothes were the same price in Moll Varna.
If you love good cakes so go to hotel Admiral (on the promenade close to hotel International) and there's a selection of delicious cakes at about 5 leva for the cake.
For young and young at heart there is a club called "Arrogance" with three rooms with different types of music. The club is on the way to the bus on the right side of the road. Admission was 8 leva.
Exchange rate in September 2012 was:
1 USD = 1.52 leva
1 Euro = 1.92 leva
1 Pound Sterling = 2.38 leva
We exchanged money at a hotel or in a certified changer. Difference between hotel and changer was the 4-6 leva for 100 $.
Warning!!!!
Do not exchange money in the street. They give old leva and they have no value!
Have a nice vacation.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. Outside noise was disturbing.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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13  Thank Yaron_deu
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

petluvr07 said all the thing

specially about juice and Dinner :)

staff were great and helpful

our 1st room were on 9th floor but we changed it bcz our upper stair neighbor had 3 kids and they were playing from 9 am and specially 2-5pm and went to 403 on 4th floor and air condition wasn't work good and we planned not to move on again

we asked for sea view room but I don't know why they didn't give us . we went there by tour maybe bcz of this but even we said we will pay but they didn't accept . I don't know why

but rooms were so clean and quiet

if u want to know every thing about this Hotel read petluvr07 review which is complete.


they sent birthday Card for my BirthDay and it was good memory from there :)
Thanks to : Martina Deneva


we

Room Tip: choose upper floor. above 9 :)
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Shaghayegh C
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We just returned yesterday after staying from 26/7 - 2/8 2012. Suggest others read petluvr07 review it helped us to prepare - with earplugs. We asked in advance for sea view room on high
floor from Marina Elfimova in the Marketing Dept and she said if possible we would be allocated one. Thank you many times once again Marina. The rooms were as advertised and spotlessly clean even
though the furniture in sitting area had seen better times. Admittedly the TV was not 72" with
surround sound but the the picture and sound could be perfectly enjoyed from the beds.The only complaints about room were the music from dischotecques etc which continued to after 0200 *BRING EARPLUGS*, and the reading lamps on the bed's headboard which are not user-friendly. The swimming pool is exterior but didn't see any dogs swimming in it!!
The food - ah the food, was abundant in quantity, excellent in quality, and choices to please
every palate. Just a minor word of warning if you leave food on restaurant balcony tables be prepared for the seagulls to also enjoy your meal!!!
The Hotel staff were very courteous and work long shifts to make your stay enjoyable. In the unlikely event of any complaints you might have, TELL & EXPLAIN to the receptionists, do not shout. Nelia Zhekova with her captivating smile is never tired to help!!!
Would I stay at the International again - DEFINITELY!!!!
Enjoy your vacation and don't forget to tip the waitresses.
A.B.A.

Room Tip: Try to get room on higher floor - above 10th. Sea view better view but more noise. Contact hotel in advance for room preference but remember that it is dependent on availability.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank HappyGuest555
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

i have beent in "Grand Hotel & Casino International" in Varna, Golden sands for one week.
it was 5* hotel and it has a big casino.
but it hasn't a happy atmosphere and you can use your room and restaurant of hotel. the quality of rooms and foods are really good but it was good for old people go there.
for youths and teenager it is really boring beeing there. no animation team, no yard for gathering at night, no relationship between the residents...
as i felt, all of the elderly enjoyed that calm place and like this hotel but for youths and teenager it is not a good place. i found some friends in other hotel and i went to their hotel and enjoy their parties. just for sleeping i came back to my room.
actually i think that this place was a good and big CASINO not a good hotel and owners focus on their casino business.

Room Tip: i was in a sea view room and the view of the black sea was good. i think it was better than park view rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Ehsan C
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