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Golden sandsChristopher | 2 out of 3 found this review helpfulI've read all the reviews so far and i can confirm all the negative ones. This is NOT a 5* hotel, mainly because of the rooms, so do not expect even 4* comfort. I have friends that tried other hotels,4 or 5*, and they all arrived at the same conclusion. After this bulgarian experience i'll surely go someplace else for holidays, even though it will cost more.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsbethany | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfuli would just like to say it was a beautiful hotel with fair sized rooms lovely sea view lots of activities to do. the beach was lovely too but the prices of the sunbeads were disapointing. the kids loved it aswell. lovely staff. the food was not very optional everynight they had chicken, pork, viel and fish with veg and different deserts. also the breakfast was the same every morning too. i would defanatly go back. i would just like to say katie what you have said is the oposite of what it was like you were just pushing it because it was lovely. all i recomend is dont ([+]view more) fly with bulkan airways. they sent us to newcasle then to manchester on the way back and we spoke to a couple who were at the hotel and they flew to ireland and then to bulgaria on the way there it happend to everybody that flew with bulkan airways so beware. Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsKatie | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulWe went here a month ago and were really disappointed. For a 5* hotel, I think it only got its *'s for the facilities. Where do I start ... the mattresses were worn, to the point where you could see a massive dip. The bathroom smelt of damp, due to the tiles on the floor being really uneven, that when you had a shower the water bounced of one wall to another and flooded the room. The walls were paper thin, so we had surround sound from our neighbours. It didn't help that they had children, who were slamming doors and running up and down the room and screaming - it sounded ([+]view more) as if they were in the same room. The food was very monotonous and bland, but was not any different to the local restaurants. The breakfast was terrible! We booked to have a full body massage and my husband’s therapist turned up like he was going into an operating theatre and my therapist was in shorts and a t-shirt! The room was like a swimming pool changing room and between us was a plasterboard divide, with a shower curtain at the entrance. You couldn't get a sun lounger for love or money. Probably 50 beds crammed in, to 500 odd guests! We went to the beach one day and there were dead fish the size of your hand washed up on the shoreline and floating, I dread to think why! The nightlife was how I imagine Benidorm to be, but I have to point out that there are prostitutes everywhere, which was quite shocking! On the plus side the staff were friendly, but didn't make up for our disappointment, we won't be going back!Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsBerta | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulHospitality was excellent, very clean and great quality rooms, nice bars such as the mezzanine bar. All round good hotel except the cold swimming pools and small pool side area.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsLouis N | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulgreat hotel. spotlessly clean. helpful staff. food is nice although seamt to be almost the same thing everyday. will be returning 2006.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsS. Brannan | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulI went to the Marina Grand Beach hotel in August 2005, and I would recommend this hotel to people visiting Golden Sands. It is in a very convenient location, just across from the beach, and stalls of the resort. On a negative note the pool was nice but the sunbeds were always taken very early in the morning. Therefore we found a private swimming-pool just off the side road for a small price of about 4 lev each, which included a sunbed, and it was very pleasant. Excellent views from the Sky Bar, serving cocktails on an evening. Also it was a nice view from our room. ([+]view more) We are hoping to return to Marina Grand Beach in August 2006.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsjo | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulWe stayed at the marina hotel in august 2005 and had a great holiday. The food was good and the staff are very friendly. The only fault we could find is the lack of space around the hotel pool. We never managed to get a sun bed in two weeks and although the management say it is not allowed if you want a sunbed you would have to put your towel out very early to secure a spot. The hotel is just across the road from the beach though where you can easily get a sunbed. The rooms are cleaned every day and each day we came back to a work of art with towels by the maids swans, ([+]view more) boats etc which the kids thought were great. Would definitely reccomend this hotel.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsMIKE JONES | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulA TRUE 5 STAR HOTEL,THE STAFF WERE BRILLIANT,THE ROOMS WERE SPOTLESS AS WERE THE HOTEL TOILETS AND BAR,THE STAFF ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON THEIR FACES, NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE, OUTSIDE THE HOTEL THINGS WERE JUST THE SAME, HAPPY PEOPLE NO HASTLE, THE FOOD WAS VERY REASONABLY PRICED, 2 ADULTS 2 CHILDREN WERE EATING OUT FOR ABOUT £12 INCLUDING A FEW BEERS AND GLASSES OF WINE,WE HAVE DECIDED TO RETURN 2006 BUT IN JUNE RATHER THAN MAY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, JUST A BIT CHILLY IN THE EVENING, (TAKE A COAT) ALL IN ALL A HOLIDAY WELL WORTH HAVING.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsAlex | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulWe visited Bulgaria, Golden Sands in August 2004 and must admit we found the country a breath of fresh air. The resort was very friendy with an assortment of night life and lively atmosphere. However i can see the resort becoming very commercialised over the next few years. The hotel was very nice, with excellent service and hospitality. Although the swimming pools were very cold and it lacked great variety in the buffet, these were the only things we could fault. But i would recommend being only half board or bed and breakfast as there are lots of nice places to eat ([+]view more) out at with low costs.
We are returning to Golden Sands this year in anticipation of another great vacation!Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsangela | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulStayed in marina grand beach golden sands bulgaria july 2004. the hotel service food rooms everything was great. One point people allowed into the dinning room in the evening in just a pair of trunks and nothing on there feet, no dress code inforced. It turned a beautiful dinning room into a cafe. However seems to be the norm in bulgarian hotels even 5 stars. so dont pack your cocktail dress or your little black number because it will never leave your case. Resort really nice, noisy at night but the rooms are double glazed so you cant hear it. Everything is really cheap. ([+]view more) 3 adults in our party and we spent £700 between us in two weeks and came home with clothes for that. Really great holiday just booking up for next year.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsHarry Dale | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulJust returned from the Marina and it was excellent. Despite poor weather we enjoyed our stay and would return to both Golden Sands and the Marina Grand. The service was excellent the staff faultless. Plenty of selection in the food department. Plenty to do in the Hotel if you wanted it.Was this review helpful to you? YesNoGolden sandsCarla Hudson | 2 out of 2 found this review helpfulStayed at Marina Princess in June 2003. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. After staying in Europe for the last 5 years (sometimes twice/year), Bulgaria was a breath of fresh air & we will definately return in the next couple of years & will be staying again at the Marina Princess, beautiful hotel, lovely staff & made our stay so much more enjoyable.Was this review helpful to you? YesNo