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Golden sandsjohn jones | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulwe stayed in aug 06 and i can tell u i will never ever go back to this hotal we asked for a double bed and got 2 singles pushed togather the room was dirty the toliet had a bad smell the beding was dirty the pool was not clean the sun chairs were all broke there was nothing to do in this hotal i would tell u if you have booked in this hotel i would try and change but the worse thing off all was the food.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsjulian andersen | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulwe have just come back from a great two weeks in bulgaria. I only have one gripe about the dana palace is the doctor who said was trained but i'm not too sure now. After being charged 60 quid for an ear infection and still being in pain two weeks later i have cause to disregard his judgment. if your ill go to a hospital not to the local quack. apart from that we had a fantastic time and if you want tatoos doing go and see pepe and emile at the mambo supermarket they are the cleanest and most chilled out lads we met there.
Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandslauren | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulit was my first time to bulgaria and after two days there i was telling my dad that i wanted to come back next year. i stayed in Dana palace and it was great. oggy was a help and always there to have a joke with. My fav bar was sirena cocktail bar the barmen were really nice. we made good friends with one of them he was called georgi. our fav place to eat was leonardos and it is right next door to sirena so not that far to get something to eat. overall bulgaria is a fantasic place to go and i woulg reccomend it for all ages.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsGayle | 1 out of 1 found this review helpful Altough the hotel was very nice and spacious, we were concerned about the level of safety both in the hotel and the pool area. The pool itself is not marked at deeper levels and the entrance to the kiddies pool is very slippy and we saw lots of falls whilst around the pool. We also had money taken from our room and the manager didn't seem too bothered! Took three days to get to speak to his deputy. Food is very continental and they don't seem to cater for the English very well. Try getting an English breakfast!!!!!!
We found there were very little staff who understood English so must have had a big turn over in staff to new employee's. Surrounding area was notall that clean although not too bad.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsTore | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulHey I just wanna thank Dana Palace for a great week!! I come home yesterday and now I just wanna go back!! I will never forget the beutyfule people we met on the Hotel and the good service. But there is a but=) the woman so cleaned my room was not good! I will thank Dana Palace for the week me and my other 2 friend from norway had. I fucking promise I be BACK!!!Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsJason and Paula | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulMy partner and I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Dana Palace Hotel and we think its a great place. Our room was of a good size with contemporary stylings. The balcony was a nice size and very pleasant to sit overlooking the pool, with a drink and a book. It was cleaned every day but the towels only changed 2-3 times in 2 weeks. The pool area is a great suntrap, and with 2 bars and attentive waiting staff it's certainly not underused. My only complaint of this area would be the music policy; maybe 30 different songs, played over and over for two weeks is not my idea of fun ( I hate that bloody frog)! Occasionally, there would be different music playing from 2 bars ([+]view more) and if you were sat in the middle of them it could easily drive you to insanity (imagine the crazy frog in one ear and Phil Collins in the other, oh the agony).
The bar area is okay but nothing special, staff were lovely, though. The restaurant was pretty good but nothing special, although the staff were usually smiling and attentive and the area kept clean and tidy. We thought an outdoor barbeque in the garden/dining area (not uncommon in Bulgaria) would draw people from the outside and make residents around the pool very hungry and more tempted to eat at the hotel. Again, the only problem I had with this area was the house band. They played very loudly, very badly, very often. In fact, I believe they put people off from eating and drinking at the hotel. Either get a decent band (there's no shortage of them in Golden Sands) or employ a DJ that can play for a wide range of people. In fact, a peruvian panpipe quartet playing Guns and Roses would have been preferable to the tone deaf duo playing Una Paloma Blanca, especially as there was no escape from it, even with closed, double glazed sliding doors.
Overall, I would say this a good 3 star hotel with shiny, happy staff, in a nice quiet location. Unfortunately, if you find walking up a hills a difficulty I would say avoid this place as its at the top of one, maybe 10-15 minutes away from the front. But there's always taxis.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandspatrick easton | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulIt was my very first time abroad and will surly be the best place i will ever visit in my life. the staff were very polite like Oggy who worked at the bar and actually used to work at sheffield ski villiage. the rooms were nice and all had a balcony with a good view. Eveything was cheep. i went to a place called aquapolis as did loads of people which was fantastic. overall i rate the dana palace and bulgaria 5/5Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsmrs j Warby | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulIt was our first time in bulgaria dana palace was alright we went on allocation. the hotel was very clean the staff were friendly well sometimes, the bar staff were the best. The hotel is up on a hill not good if you can not walk far. there was no entertainment and not much to do if you want entertiament you need to go into the resort But be ware at about 8.00 every nite the main street is home to about 40+ street girls selling them selves this was very off putting considering it is suppose to be a family resort it was tolerated by the locals but not good for the people on holiday I do not think I will be going there again.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsAndrea Brown | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulMum and Dad stayed here in September 2004 after finally arriving at the hotel at 1.30 in the morning they checked in. Within the first 5 minutes of being in the hotel they were mugged by a person the locals describe as a "gypsey woman". So much for the 24 hour security. Not only did she take all their holiday spends she badly injured mum and dads friend who had to have hospital treatment and have her leg in a brace for the whole of the holiday. Not a nice place to visit the markets were rife with muggers and thieves. Please be aware if you are thinking of staying here. My mum and dad are in there 60s and dont need this when they go away.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsLaura | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulall i can say is 'great stuff' this was mine and my b/friends first holiday together and we both thouroughly enjoyed it, i am 19 she 23 and it was just right for us clubs 5 min away lots of cocktail bars, cheap only thing was no children entertainment but will be soon they say and sky sports comin soon and food not great so wouldnt reccomend all inclusive but it is cheap enough to eat out anyway we loved it!!
Have a good holiday
say hi to oggyWas this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsLisa Smith | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulFirst time to Bulgaria and the hotel and staff were great made me feel so welcome as I travelled on my own. The staff spoke very good english and could not fault the service. Even through this was suspposed to be a three star+ I actually think it should be a five as the location is perferct not to near the centre but can be reached within 5 mins walking distance. Oggy and Danni were really friendly and nice people they actually taught me how to speak a little Bulgarian so all I can say is blagodarya vi mnogo (thankyou very much) see you in next year.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsdarran partridge | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulwhat a great hotel the owners are great allways around so the staff are allways on form every member of staff from manager to the cleaners are great me and my wife both like a drink and you could do it at this hotel its location is perfect as when you want to sleep you can the bar in the lobby is great as are the poolside bars every one who visits this hotel should go for a massage downstairs rooms are of western standards or i should say better forget spain bulgaria is the in place 10/10Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsmrs m walton | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulwell what can i say about the dana palace, what a beautifull hotel, staff very helpful, and oggy at the cocktails bar will look after you he is really good and knows his job, the rest of the staff are very pleasant and helpful as well. the rooms were big plenty of space to move about in. nice pool area and clean and tidy. very family friendly no load banging music and no mucic after a certain time at night. i would recommend it to all my friends and family.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsemma | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulReally clean and frienly staff, lovely hotel ... didn't want to leave. The cocktail bar is fab, Oggy will look after you and Nicky makes the strongest cocktails... FAB! Don't miss out on their milkshakes and cake either!!Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsAnja | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulHey Früchtchens!
It was the best holiday I (and the other girls) ever have had... The hotel is really great. On the one hand it's perfect for families, on the other hand also for party-people. The atmosphere is good for relaxing and you can reach the discos, bars, restaurants and clubs fastly... All people from the hotel are very nice and I enjoied talking to them!!! The only thing that have been bad is.......................
that we had to leave after such a short time! I was sad when we arrived in Germany... This hotel is the first one I could imagine to stay forever. Hope to come back one day. CiauWas this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsVictoria | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulDana Palace (I stayed there last week of August, 2003) is a really nice place - new, clean and a very good located - short way to everything ? sea, bus stop, bank. I recommend it for people who prefer to sleep at nights or rest with small children, as night music from the center alley, which is also close, cannot reach this place. Staff is quite professional, friendly and nice like all Bulgarians in general.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsAlbert McCulloch | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulJust back from Hotel Dana Palace - 24/8/03 - had a great time - hotel really clean and rooms really nice.
Dani and Niki at the bar were really pleasant and certainly very helpful. Resort was bigger than we expected and weather was great - would definately recommend Dana Palace as it was a little back from the main centre but short a short walk away from all the biz.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsDancy | 1 out of 1 found this review helpfulWow!!!It's really great! Staff is very good, pretty boys, good, kind, comunicative. Big Boss is COOL!!! It is the best plsce to relax, we enjoy it. Specially thanks to Cvetan, Uliy, Niki(bar), Niki(reception), Angel, Pepi, big Uliy, with Love to Plamen.Was this review helpful to you? YesNo