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“Good hotel bad Spa”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Admiral

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Hotel Admiral
Ranked #13 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
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318 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Good hotel bad Spa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

The hotel is situated in the very central part of the resort very close to the beach.m It is a luxury hotel, clean and nice. The rooms are good and well furnished. The service is good. The view from the rooms is beautiful. The spa is strange. Nothing to do with a normal spa.

Room Tip: Take a room to the beach
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in the month of September 2013.First of all i was very pleased with the location of the hotel and the cleanliness of the room,also it had a very nice view to the center of Golden Sands.
I stayed on the 8th level and the street noise from the disco bars was present till 1-2 am in the night.
On the bright side the hotel has a well balanced breakfast and lunch.In the morning the staff made fresh pancakes and in the evening it wast time for stakes and sausages.
I fell the need to mention also the extra costs -10 euros per day for parking and 15 euros per day for 2 sunbeds at the beach.Do try the Vienna Cafe bar situated at the ground floor -its packed with cakes ,fresh roasted coffee and cocktails.

Room Tip: Rooms on the last levels are the best because the noise from the street it's attenuated.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank StefanN25
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Bucharest, Romania
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200 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

.we stayed for 1 week in august 2013. The hotel is beautiful , good location, and has the infrastructure of a 5 star hotel.
However the staff were lacking experience and good knowledge of the English language. First of all I did not see anyone at the reception older than 35 years.Several times i requested information and the quick reply was ¨¨I dont know¨¨ .Also to find a chinese restaurant they took 2 days of googling , found the restaurant but did not find the address.
I wanted to return to Bucharest by bus and since it was my 3 rd visit i knew there were DAILY regular services and several bus companies.after several reminders they informed me that on my departure date and even following day, there were NO bus services....meaning either i depart i day before and lose i night paid in advance or spend 2 more nights at the hotel.
I WAS VERY SURPRISED SINCE Romania is a neighboring country and lots of tourist spend their holidays here (just across the border).I googled and found the bus to Romania timings , and one of the bus pick up points was it STOPS AND PICKS UP PASSENGERS IN FRONT OF ADMIRAL HOTEL.
ORDERED (THE NIGHT B4) FOR BREAKFAST IN THE ROOM:came 30 mins late, the waiter dropped the croissant on the floor, he forgot the toast,tea,yogurt and brought me items i did not ask for( some mix up )...consequence i had to re order the breakfast and wait another 30 mins...i had a non smoking room as were all the others on same floor..HOWEVER, my neighbours arrived and were smoking while we were relaxing enjoying the fresh breeze from the sea..we quickly retreated to our rooms

Room Tip: sea view is awesome but try to get on a higher elevation than 5th floor..because some nights the ¨¨a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank yellowsubmarine117
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Bacau, Romania
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the best hotel to stay at if you plan a trip to the Bulgarian seaside... Its location is perfect, the hotel services are premium, the pool is small but great, there is also a indoor pool, spectacular view of the sea... Don't forget to try the sweets cafe located at the ground foor on your way to the pool!

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank Andrei C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

From my title,
U will find that its really the best place to be accomodated when you visit goldens sands, the best resort in the area, whatever u think about a facility u will find it here.
The golden sands beach is a few meters away. Few seconds walking. The busy area of Golden sands is just under ur window. If i can add more stars for this hotel i would do it.

Thank u Admiral for such a stay

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank Rabih M
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Burgas, Bulgaria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Me and my wife were guests of the Admiral hotel in the summer of 2013. I will start by saying that we are very well travelled and have a lot of touristic experience around the holiday destinations throughout the world.

First the positive features - the hotel looks luxurious both from outside and inside and one gets a sense of superiority as soon as he enters. The location is perfect, right in the center of Golden Sands, on the main pedestrian alley along the beach. There is a very nice gym and a good jacuzzi in the indoor pool. The food is normal - becoming but nothing special and nothing that will make you say wow. The room is well equipped, most of the rooms are with a sea view.

Now the negative part. Well, an extremely bad impression makes the fact that you cannot charge your drink at the pool bar to your room number. There is a swim up bar and you are supposed to carry Cash in your pockets! Ridiculous!
Next, the beach towels are very small and cannot cover even half of your body - and we are regular-sized. The balconies are very close to each other and you can play practically play bridge with your neighbour through the balcony. The girl at the reception had almost not heard of a Shaving kit when she denied having any at disposal in the hotel and when asked about an iron, she said they offered only ironing service for the price of 3 lv per item. For security reasons. The coffee at breakfast is not drinkable and if you order espresso, it is charged (this is by the way a bad practice in many hotels but not in those that are meant to leave a nice taste in your mouth). Generally, one stays with the impression that the hotel management tries to milk every lev from the optimistic and hoping guest. This combined with the frowing faces on the part of the staff (in the Wiener salon, at breakfast, at the swimming pool at the reception) makes me think twice before recommending the hotel to a friend. They've got a lot to catch up, if they want to reach a really high standard.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bobster30s
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Irvine, California
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Hey travelers, i wanna just tell you 1 thing:

if you wanna enjoy of your trip to Golden Sands, you should choose ADMIRAL HOTEL.
The location and rooms are really number one. you can reach to waling street in golden sands and shopping and restaurant and everything very fast. enjoy of your stay in this nice hotel

TRUST ME.
With sea view

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Morteza T
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Additional Information about Hotel Admiral

Property: Hotel Admiral
Address: Varna | Golden Sands Resort, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Golden Sands
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
#11 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Admiral 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-star round-the-year hotel of unique architecture and exclusive interior design in immediate proximity to the beach, a perfect place for holiday, entertainment and business meetings. ... more   less 
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Hotel Admiral Golden Sands, Bulgaria - Varna Province

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