The hotel has a very nice location - facing the beach, and the rooms with sea view are great. The amenities are just enough for a standard beach vacation. The hotel is more of a family hotel, not very good for couples and young people. The food in the restaurant is not very good, they often put rotten fruit and vegetables for guests, and the choice of drinks is poor, too. The overall service is also quite poor, very few people trying to really be nice to guests. Our hosekeeper was very good, but the next day we had awful cleaning. The older lady cleans well. The front desk was also like that - some people working very good and caring for guests, the others not even bothering to listen to you.
Last day we had this very bad situation with the taxi to the airport. We checked out and asked the guy to call a taxi to Varna airport. Then we asked, how much would it cost. When we came from the airport, we only paid 20 euros. So we left ourselves 45 leva (a little bit more than 25 euro) for the way back. The guy told us it would cost 30 leva. But when the driver came, I just intuitively asked him to confirm the price: he said 65 leva. Ridiculous! We went to reception only to see that the front desk agent did not hear us saying the word "airport". Yeah, well, like we decided to go for a walk in Varna with our suitcases :)
The driver was very rude, and was almost yelling at us. While we know how much he spent on petrol, as we took a car for two days. So my advice is when you leave Golden Sands, try to avoid these taxis. Just search for a normal taxi company or get in touch with the driver who brings you from the airport.
All the rest except for the fact we could not play table tennis, because animators take the balls, and they had day off when we asked, was fine. :) In general, if you avoid paying too much attention to what is called 'good service', you can just enjoy yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marina Grand Beach hotel is a 4-star hotel, just 30 m away from the sandy beach in Golden Sands resort and 18 km away from the beautiful Bulgarian city Varna. This All inclusive Plus- hotel features excellent facilities and services, original atmosphere and spectacular views of the Black Sea coast. Marina Grand Beach hotel offers 186 modern furnished double rooms and 48 Suites, from which 5 Suites Deluxe, impressing with their style and finesse. All spacious double rooms and suites, most of which overlooking the sea, are comfortably furnished with stylish furniture, balcony, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, Wi-Fi, cable TV, safety deposit box, bath, bathrobe and hair dryer. The dining at Marina Grand Beach will delight the guests with pleasantly relaxed atmosphere and delicious cuisine. The main restaurant serves from healthy breakfast to hearty dinner. The guests can enjoy their drinks in the unique ambiance of the lobby bar, mezzanine bar with a terrace, pastry shop and pool bar. They can use free of charge natural sunlight indoor swimming pool and fitness center, squash and table tennis and relax by the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Marina Grand Beach hotel offers varied entertainment program for adults and children. Professional animation team takes care of the youngest guests. At their disposal are children`s buffet, separate children`s pool, children`s playground and mini club. The SPA center at Marina Grand Beach hotel offers a wide range of wellness, SPA procedures and treatments, performed by therapists with extensive experience. The clients can relax in the sauna, jacuzzi or steam bath, combined with a snow room and salt room. The special care, together with professional knowledge and personal attention, given to each guest, create atmosphere of coziness and comfort, contributing to entirely memorable experience for its visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Grand Beach Hotel Golden Sands, Bulgaria - Varna Province
- Marina Grand Beach Golden Sands