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“Too much German trash. Never again Noisy Sands.”
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Astera Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
Reviewed September 6, 2011

The hotel is pretty ok, although the finishings started decaying. Not all staff speaks English, but you can get along with them. Restaurant and food are ok, although a fresh orange juice is NOT included in the so-called Ultra All Inclusive! Jim Beam and Grant's do.

Many German tourists in the hotel and the resort. Very noisy and uncivilized. Made noise in the lobbies, in the resort and all night long in the streets. We got pretty upset by that German "education" and "civilization".

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank Bogdan M
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed in August with our 8 months old daughter. We loved it and she loved it :).
We were kinda stressing that this is a young's resort, so it will be a lot of noise and it won't be proper for a family with child. We were wrong :) There were so many children, every table had at least one children.
The sea and the beach are great, simply great! The sand is very smooth, and the sea offered us some waves so we played a lot, it was great!
Ups:
-The family rooms are quite large
-Every room has sea view
-The food is very good
-Staff is friendly and the cleanliness is ok
-The drinks (whiskey, bear) are ok. The juice however and the coffee...not so good.
-The pool is nice, fairly sized
-Private beach with sun beds and umbrellas, included drinks

Downs:
-no apartments
-the idiots and the elevators (it's not that the elevators are not enough, it's the idiotic people that push both up and down; thus, one lives at the 3rd floor and wants to go downstairs...well, instead of pushing only the button for down, the idiots pushed both buttons and then went into the elevator going up, please imagine that they were unhappy that they stopped each floor going up and then, when the elevator stopped again at the 3rd floor and no one appeared they were in shock-their little brains did not comprehend that the elevator stopped there because they pushed the button for down also)
Overall, very satisfied! We stayed in Bulgaria before and frankly did not expect much, so Hotel Astera was a nice surprise!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank sleepy1914
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Astera is the best hotel in the golden sands , foods are very delicious , rooms are so clean and the important things about this hotel is all the rooms have see view , and it is so close to the beach and it has private beach with exclusive buffet , and best club and disco "Arrogance" is under this hotel ,and the hotel staff are very polite and friendly , the only problem in this hotel is the elevator you have to stay about 5 minutes to go downstairs or upstairs

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mahyar_rj
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

I really enjoyed this hotel ...we spent there 2 weeks in August 2007
The location was great, food even better (we were having breakfast and dinner there) rooms were clean and comfortable. next to the beach, sea . Most of the hotels in Golden Sands Bulgaria have a very small pool, because of lack of territory, but hotel Astera has a large pool on the second floor of the building with a bar and a cafe. also there is a casino.
Really enjoyed my time there. I wanted to spend there my summer vacation this year but unfortunately they've raised the prices i guess, so that's the only minus for me :P In general i had there a good-quality time.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lilit M
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We went for the weekend to Astera, revisited after 5 years, the hotel was very good, all inclusive concept for Bulgaria is not the best, but is a good start! Pools great, food OK, sunbeds free on the beach, the view from the room great, overall a good place to spend a short vacation! I would not choose however for my only vacation of the year! Black Sea is OK but you can find better!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank ella_manta
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We have enjoyed our stay at this hotel. we stayed here in July 2011 with our 2 year old son. in the first day the lady that cleans the room changed the towels and took one of ours too. also in the first day we have found on the room floor, right after the lady had presumably cleaned the room, pieces of broken glass. I had found this unacceptable for a 4 star hotel especially because of my son that used to walk around with bear foot.
we stayed at the first floor, which was very convenient because the outdoor pool was on the same floor and we didn't had to use the elevator which was very crowdie all the time (they have only 2 elevators, insufficient for the no of rooms the hotel has). but the downsize of this was the fact that you could hear the noise from the street and you could not see the sea.
the food was good, but if you arrive late you may not find all the courses.
the hotel is located very close to the beach and they have a private beach with free chairs, animation team for kids and beverages and snacks all day.
the indoor pool is very good, with 3 different spaces with different depths, very good for kids and for rainy days.
overall we have enjoyed the vacation and we would recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Antenutza
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I've been last month at hotel Astera. The four stars are for real. People were nice, hotel, inside & outside pool were clean, ultra all inclusive is worthing! Food was very good, various and tasty! For sure we'll be back again!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank lazaridis
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Address: | Golden Sands Resort, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
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Location: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Golden Sands
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#7 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
#8 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Family Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range: $94 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Astera Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Astera Hotel & SPA is centrally located in Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria among incredible beaches, clean sea-water and bright sun. The combination of aureate sands and nature iniquity of the surroundings make the resort complex one of the most preferable places for spending holidays. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the beach, Astera Hotel & SPA offers an improbable and impressive panorama to the azure water of the Black Sea. The stylish interior, the contemporary architectural decisions and the accents on the colors combined with ultramodern and different design create an unique feeling of coziness and comfort. ... more   less 
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Astera Hotel And Casino
Astera Hotel Varna
Astera Hotel & Spa Golden Sands, Bulgaria - Varna Province

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