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Lilia Hotel
Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Golden Sands
windermere
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“lovely stay”
Reviewed June 19, 2010

Hotel Lilia is very clean and very close to the beach. The staff are ok, the food is ok, the bar is ok. The swimming pool on the roof is lovely and the free main pool was nice too. The room was nice enough, we didnt have a sea view so couldnt comment on the views. Its not a 4* by English standards but its still nice and we dont stay in the room for long, just somewhere to sleep really!
Golden sands is cheap to eat and drink so b+b in this hotel would be good as dinner wasnt anything special and we ate out most nights but not a problem for us. Mamma mia's restaurant is lovely, very nice staff and good food, as is Casablanka's and Karaoke/restaurant bar near the hotel. we also loed the white lady bar near the hotel and the toilets are free there! All in all a very good, sunny, boozy holiday!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2009

I stayed in Lilia for the first time in 2006. I was very happy with the hotel so the next year i recommended it to my father and this year i stayed there too.
Innitially we booked two rooms at Kaliakra Palace, but there we were very dissapointed.
So, with the help of our travel agency in Romania, we stayed for at Lilia.
A very good choice. Clean rooms, very close to the beach(50m), a pool(not used by me), very good meals(a lot of variety in the evening). It is also a good hotel to relax. The staff speaks very good English . I recognized some of the same faces i saw in 2006(this is a good thing for me).
They have there a exchange office, recommended if you don't want to be fooled by the exchange offices on the street.
P.S. I intend to go again this year to Lilia.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2008

It is not 4 star hotel,that is for sure.I have been in beter 3 star hotels,much better....Rooms were ok but not 4 star,noting you can remember there...Breakfast is more 2 star than 4 star.The water in the pool should be 25 degrees(it said on a board next to the pool) but it wasn't,was really cold.I went there once or twice for the 10 days staying in this hotel.And i like pools and staying in them!!So we end up paying for another pool every day.By the way I spoke with the pool boy about the water and he told me ,of course is not 25 degrees,they don't heat the water in the pool,the man who owns the hotel doesn't want to spend money on it.And this the same man was having drinks there very proudly.If i owned this hotel and kept it in that way and charge for 4 star i wouldn't show my face there,would be embarrassing for me.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2008

It is a good hotel, but certainly not a 4 stars one!
Pluses: It's clean, close to the beach, pretty quiet, the buffet is good (there's a lot of food, for all kind of tastes, including vegetarians; two meals per day are more than enough), the stuff is normal; and that's all I liked.
Lacks: Refinement, style.
I didn't like the notes they put on each table of the restaurant, warning not tot take anything from the buffet in the room (I mean food); the fine was 500 bulgarian leva (i.e. ~255 euro)!!!
The room was pretty small for a 4 stars hotel, the colours were ugly (some kind of depressing blue in the room and an ugly green in the restaurant), the towels were poor, no style, no refinement! The TV extremely small and very hard to connect (I think we were the first ones who succeded to connect the cable :-), the walls are pretty thin...
They also give you a set of petty rules (in addition to the one above, with the food), for example: you are not allowed the bring guests (friends) in the room, you are not allowed to use the iron, you are not allowed to take any towel on the beach, etc., etc., etc. (the premise of all those rules is that any guest of the hotel is a potential thief or offender)!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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West Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2007

We stayed at the Lilia Hotel the last two weeks in Sept,
The Hotel was very clean and the breakfasts were very good,
a lot of choice......Pancakes.......omlette...... and all the usual continental breakfast stuff.
Our room was looking over the Black sea and it was great if you are thinking of staying here it is worth just paying a little bit more and having a sea view.
We stayed bed and breakfast although we were talking to people that were half board and the said the evening meals were only OK.
The hotel has two swimming pools one to the front and one on the roof, we went to the one on the roof a few times and the views from the top were worth the trip in the lifts.

  • Liked — The Cleanliness the rooms were spotless.
  • Disliked — Few British staying here
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2007

This is the 3rd time we've stayed in Bulgaria and would recommend this hotel to if you require a fairly quiet location with no reps bothering you to join in day time activities.

The rooms are very spacious but basic, clean and safe and cleaned everyday without fail.

The mini bar in your room are very reasonably priced and the maids refill and keep a check on what you've have had throughout your stay.

In this hotel there is no entertainment and not much goes on in the disco either. However close by there are loads of resturants/bars etc to entertain you and the family..

The staff in the hotel are very friendly and we experienced no rudeness from staff (like a previous review). The staff in the resturant went out of their way to cater for the english and my father who is allergic to gluten. They prepared extra meals and even served them directly to his table andthen kept checking everything was okay. The staff advised is you dont see anything you like to ask and they will make it for(especially at breakfast.

The downside to this hotel is the breakfast, they do seem to cater for Germans, Swedes, Dutch, Russians etc (mainly sausages) but to be honest if you asked they made you other things.

The food in the hotel is very good, which varies everyday. My children are 16,12,11 and tried everything and enjoyed the food. As for the sweets, these always went down well. No funny tummys at all.

The pool service is great and as long as you give your pool card to the attendant he will bring you hotel towels and take you to a bed (or find you one). However, we spent most of the time at a swimming pool straight across from the hotel which hs a inflatable trampoline(in the water) and water slides.

The beach at this part of the resort is great and not as crowded at the other end. There are always beds available at a cost of 6/7levs each for a bed/matteress and parasol.

Things in Golden sands have increased in price since joining the EU but the prices are still cheap -large beer is 3.(£1) levs and cocktails are 6levs(around £2) and happy hour tends to be very popular now(last year not so many doing this offer).

I would go back to golden sands again next year but we have aleady booked for Turkey (5*) may come back the year after that. The weather was between 86 - 107 during the day (there was a heat wave )and cool at night (needed jacket/cardigan). great for everyone for sleeping

love Golden sands(harbour side), the beach the weather, loads of places to go to eat and drink.

I would recommend this for family's/couples. if you want more to do you can get the mini train to the opposite end of the resort(remember to get the train from the far end of the fishermans village as its get very full by the time it reaches this hotel)


  • Liked — it was on the beach
  • Disliked — the breakfasts
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2007

We stayed at this hotel from 1 June 2007 to 15 June 2007, this was our first time in Bulgaria so we were a little aprehensive. The first impressions of the hotel were good spotlessly clean. Reception staff okay without going overboard. Room kept excellently by the cleaning staff. We did have a problem with a leaky shower which they did try to fix with limited success.Food at the hotel was okay but never in your life is it 4 Star food and I never want to see a german sausage again, the restaurant staff apart from 1 young girl were lazy and did very little to help you. The entertainment at the hotel is NIL, but it did not matter as there are plenty of bars nearby with lots of entertainment. The beaches at the resort are second to none absolutely great. The pool was good with a very good pool attendant. Nobody used the rooftop pool apart from us whilst we were there. Overall our impression of the resort is excellent, eating out and drinking is very reasonable and we have booked up again this year but to a different Hotel namely The Park Hotel odessos hopefully this will be a better 4 star??

  • Liked — The Outdoor Pool
  • Disliked — The restaurant staff and food (seemed to cater mostly for Germans)
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Lilia Hotel
Address: Golden Sands, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
#15 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lilia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 230
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