Myself and Partner and 12 yr old child stayed here end of June/early July for 2 weeks. Arrived at 3 O'clock in the morning, reception staff were friendly enough and efficient. Room was spacious enough, very clean and reasonably modern with a small enough balcony. We went self catering and possibly because of this kitchen area was quite small but was quite well equipped, coffee maker, kettle, four-hob cooker, reasonable sized fridge and all the utensils, no microwave. We were on 6th floor on E wing. One thing nobody has mentioned is that you shouldn't pull the pull-chord in the bathroom to see what it does :), it's an emergency alarm down to reception and sure enough a few minutes later they rang to see if everything was o.k. :/
Separate Air-conditioning in bedroom and sitting room both worked well and kept us nice and cool at night.
Maid was in everyday to clean and change towels etc.
The only bad thing I have to say about the staff in the 2 weeks was when I needed someone up to the room to show me how to reset the safe. There was no number for reception in the room welcome pack so I had to go down to reception while the girls went to the pool, she told me he had 2 to do including mine, 15 min he'd be there. 1 hour no sign, back down to reception, sorry he's delayed will be up in 15 min, 1 and half hours later no sign. Rang reception spitting fire (because I now had the number), he's on his way, 1 hour no sign, girls arrived back from pool wondering were I was and about 15 min later "Dimitrov" arrives and shows me how to reset Safe, then stands to attention with his hands behind his back waiting for a tip!! Obviously I said "I've been waiting over 3 hours", "You needn't think you're getting a tip off me", "Have a nice day" he said and left. Spoiled my first afternoon there. Anyway sorry for the long-winded story.
We found it pretty easy to find 3 beds together each day at the pool and we were not early risers. There are 3 well-maintained pools altogether (deepest is 1.5 meters) . Fresh pool towels are complimentary (collect at back gate) with a card you receive at check-in on first day. Security is also patrolling constantly.
We actually didn't eat on site as we like to try different places and I have to say we thought the food was excellent as we expected it to be bad from previous reports. There is every nationality of cuisines to try and 95% were excellent.
Sunny Beach itself is a lively resort at night for the early twenties group, organized pub-crawls seem to be popular, plenty of singing but they were doing no harm, just avoid the pubs they use :) Overall though a great atmosphere.
The beach WAS only about 4 min walk away but was full of seaweed so we only went once.
The only excursion we tried was "Khan's Tent" and it's well worth the money (much cheaper from the street kiosks than the rep). Not your usual cabaret style show, a bit different with a bottle of wine each for the adults.
There is a shooting range called Condor within walking distance of the resort, they speak very little English so unless you have a Bulgarian with you it might be a waste of time. I was lucky enough that there was an English speaking cop there who took me under his wing and I got to fire a Makarov handgun and semi-auto AK47 Bulgarian variant.
We also had no problem getting a late stay-on in the room, you pay I think 60 Lev (30 E) until 4 O'clock, 90 Lev (45 E) until 7pm and 120 Lev (60 E) until 11pm, but you should check this early ( the day before) for availability.
We would go back to Sunny Beach and probably to Barcelo but we reckon in June rather that July to avoid the savage heat.
E Block rooms are not as large as other rooms in the hotel/apartments we believe, they face onto the...
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