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“Good value hotel in a central position”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shipka Hotel

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Shipka Hotel
Ranked #36 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good value hotel in a central position”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Shipka is in a central position for all activities in Golden Sands esp. the nightlife. Everything starts there. It is a good hotel where u can find everything (supermarket, gym, a clean pool, spa, exchange service, etc.) And not far away from the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Staff can scream at you.... woman can be treated as someone from the lower clas. They will take away your coffee or juice even before you have finished your breakfast, just to show that it is time for you to leave the table. If you go to beach and leave the key in the reception, key will be given to you only after you will show the passport... which, of course, is in your room. All your holidays will be spoilt just with staying in this hotel. Don't choose this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Hotel location is a nice about 200m from the beach
Small and clean pool
Friendly stuff
But the hotel is a little basic almost clean, very used cover bed sheets ...
The food is acceptable.
Ps: we booked a double bed with an extra bed room, they gave us an apartment with 2 rooms and 4 beds :). Thank you Shipka

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

The location if the hotel is in the most busy area in Golden Sands. Its near to everything and it has everything.
The rooms are well prepared but more amenities should be added. Night clubs and restaurants just in 2 meters away from the hotel entrance, the beach is within 2 minutes walking. Good place to be accommodated in.

  • Stayed September 2012
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3 Thank Rabih M
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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

It depends on what U want to have. I've chosen a normal hotel for being not an expensive one. It has only 3 starts but as far I understood from comparison of my friends' 4 star hotels, it seems to be the same. The one thing that is different from 4* hotels is that towels and bedlinnen are changed once in 3 days.
One more thing. One of the reasons of selecting Shipka is a HB as we wanted to have only breakfast and dinner. The food is also OK. You can choose easily what U want to eat. My girl(1.8 year) likes the short path hotel-beach because there are a lot of shops with interesting souvenirs. Shipka is also a non-noisy place with comparison of different Golden Sands hotels. U can find in their site that they have no airconditioning, hairdrier and internet while they have all of them. Please note that Wifi is poor in rooms I don't like room service because I was forced to ask for a shampoo and shower gel every time. I think, that it is not like another European country 3* hotels but the same is true for other hotels too. Generally I liked my rest in Golden Sands and Shipka.

Room Tip: Rooms of new building's back site are not so noisy and trees are protecting from sun
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank annavar
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Have been going to this hotel for five years and know what you get,can do with a bit of refurbishing.overall hotel is nicely situated,can be a bit noisey young people out on the razzle all night but if you have your balcony door closed it cuts down on noise.Breakfast is adequate with your usual eggs,toast,fruit juice etc. on offer.Cleaning of rooms was adequate also fresh linen was suffice.We have never had a problem with anything in this hotel thats why we keep returning.

Room Tip: Rooms with pool view and being up around 5th and higher cuts down any noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank KarenandDave610
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Room were dirty, cleanliness was done on the surface and fast. The MOP is something unfamiliar to this hotel's housekeepink service - total disaster) Even after we tipped the housekeeper and showed her where to clean (there was a big cofee/hair spot near the bed) she did not do it. I had to do a general cleaning in the room with my wife like home. TV very old , For the Air condition remote you have to make a deposit of 20 Leva(approx 10 Euro).
The good things is the location , the Front desk manager and team , the pool guard , BOBY from the exchange desk and....that's about it. The bartender from the pool (red hair woman - not lady) is absolutely unprofessional: instead of upselling from the bar she insisted on highlighting that I am not all inclusive (pathetic...get rid of her). The personnel from the restaurant is SOOOOO lazy. After I asked nicely to have the tablecloth changed from a previous guest I become the enemy and one skinny lady looked at us like I asked her to bring me something from the moon. The bartender from the breakfast/dinner restaurand had the same attitude as the one from the pool. I poored some water from the exposed water machine and she almost slaped my hand telling me that is for ALL INCLUSIVE only.

This hotel is to be avoided especially due to the lack of maintainance and service. You can see as you enter that money are not reinvested at all.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Shipka Hotel

Property: Shipka Hotel
Address: 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 Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#24 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shipka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 228
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