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Shipka Hotel
Ranked #36 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hello”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2010

We were very satisfied with our two week stay at the Shipka hotel. We made a list of good and bad things.

Good things:

* good location ( close to sea and the main street )
* not so noisy
* cleaner all the day ( they cleaned our room in the afternoon when we woke up late)
* fridge in room
* pool indoors and outdoors
* atm right outside the hotel ( use it instead of exchange offices )
* nice reception
* bath good for two - but we are not so big :)
* wide stairs - if you need it :)
* nice view - We could see the sea
* internet ( but only one computer though so it might be busy )
* big lobby
* hotel bar
* hotel looks quite nice

Bad Things:
* no manual balcony light (it went on and off automatically and for quite a short period )
* drunk Germans singing "give me dope joanna"
* trash was not emptied one day
* no weather forecast - other hotels had it so we went there to check
* only separated beds ( but can be combined manually if you want )
* pool only to 17/18 (indoor/outdoor)
* breakfast to 10:30, we are not morning people so we could have imagined eating breakfast at 12 :)
* no toilet paper first day
* strange color of balcony light (very artificial)
* poor pool bar selection ( they did not have many drinks that was in their menu )
* a bit poor breakfast selection

We did not eat lunch or dinner at hotel so we don't know the quality of that.

But all in all the bad things were minor and we would very much recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to stay in golden sands.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2009

I payed 64 euros/night bed and breakfast for me and my wife and the conditions inside where good for the money they asked. the food was ok and enough, they had many fruits in the morning and so on. Sometimes I had the feeling that the food where not so fresh.
The rooms are a litle bit dated.
Our friends found the closet dirty in the rom when they check in and they where wery unsatisfied.
to be onest , to rate this hotel with 3 points is a litle to low so, 4 points is a lile to much but, I will give them a 4.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2009

This hotel was one of the worst we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in a few!)
The staff were rude and unhelpful, the rooms were OK but the balcony doors didn't close properly and we needed an extra duvet but the staff were just not interested so we made do. We saw the rep once and her English was so appalling we just didn't understand a word she said..
The pool was nice, but on the first day we forgot to take a towel and a few inflatables up to the room, we weren't allowed back into the pool area to get them, then the next day they had disappeared. After that we saw the pool guy taking the stuff people had left behind every evening from our balcony - we guessed that he probably sold it back to the local traders to sell again as we bought a bucket and spade set that was full of sand from one of the traders outside the hotel!!
The restaurant was nicely laid out but the food was a bit dismal - in fact the nicest thing about the hotel was the pizza restaurant next door.
Its a shame because we love Bulgaria and have been many times, this hotel is in a great location (although a little loud as its right on Party Street) but it is let down by the unfriendly staff and crap customer service

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2009

The Hotel is located in the party street.
5 minutes to the sea and near pubs and restaurants.
The Hotel has the basic requirements for cleanliness , food.
If you are not of kind of people who stay most of their time in the hotel, it will be a nice choice for u .
Some Hotel staff are friendly others not like bulgarian people in general.
Asking help in Bulgaria is not an easy task. so be trained on the self service like
descending to the reception to get toilet paper !.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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tehran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2009

we stayed at shipka hotel from 8 to 14 Aug 2009. Nice hotel,
the location was good. near the beach & bars & shopping places.
our room was on the 9th floor. although the room was small but the new & clean MDF cabins was provided every where inside the room ,so there was plenty of places for keeping baggages, cloths, shoes & ..
room & bath was quite clean & the balcony had a nice view of black sea. pools were clean & big enough. staff were friendly.breakfast was also good.
to tell u in brief : it really worths as much as you pay...

only negative point : although all the rooms had double-layar windows, the sound of music of round bars can be almost heard in the midnight.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Derbyshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2009

The lifts are small, slow and sometimes dont turn up for ages when you press the button. Kids left free to play on gym equipment which is bad parenting and bad location from the hotel. The room we stayed in was ok but dirty. Dirt on the back of the door and also on the fridge door, carpets filthy and bed shirts and towels were also filthy. We stopped for 4 nights and neither the dirt or carpets were cleaned, they didnt change the bed sheets either and as it was hot they got very sweaty. The shower was broke but we managed with it. As for the food it was the same everyday and they dont lable anything so for some things its pot luck what you get. Staff were friendly and helpful though.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Buzau
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

I'was dissapointed about this Hotel , from many way :
1. the elevators are too smalls, and was very hard to take one , in special in the morning ( breakfest time) .
2. the room was nice , but be carefull with Your personall staff ! the ladies what was cleaning almost everyday the room , always was stollen from shampon...
3. the food was the same always, and not very fresh .
4. the parking lot was not very big ...
5. the pool was ok .
SO... They never will see me again !

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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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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