Me and two of my friends recently went on a package holiday with Thomson to the Hotel Palazzo. As it wasn't in the height of season the hotel and resort were relatively quiet, however in our opinion there was a nice amount of people about.
The hotel in itself is beautiful and is definitely a good deal considering the price of it. The room was cleaned everyday and the public areas like the pool and bar were always spotless. We had problems with our sofa bed which was missing springs to hold it in place and had the thinnest mattress so was near impossible to fall asleep on. As there was only 3 of us we all shared the two twin beds, as this didn't particularly bother us we didn't push the hotel to sort it out and although we reported it nothing was done. After talking to other people around the hotel I think it's safe to say that this problem must of just been in our room though as everyone else seemed to find it alright.
We chose to go self catering but did eat at the hotel a few times. We met a few groups who were half board and said that they never made breakfast as it was 8-10. The pizzas and pasta were really tasty but we weren't overly impressed with the burgers. There aren't many restaurants around the hotel, we tried one called 'Siena' and really did not like it, however by the strip there are loads of nice looking ones. We went to an Indian called 'Bombay Grill' at the bottom of the strip which was absolutely delicious, we also tried one called 'Djannys' that was recommended by a local, which had the widest choice of food we'd ever seen and was so good!
As we were with Thomsons we had the option to pay for 2wentys events through the week, we paid for everything other than the boats. After paying we realised what waste of money this was, we paid about 150 lev and pretty much did bar crawls around the same bars every night. There are a lot cheaper ones you can pay for on the strip, or you can please yourself and walk around the bars. We realised on the 2nd last night that groups of girls can pretty much drink for free every night if they go to the right places. A bar called 'Oxygen' for example does a free bar for girls 10-12 every night. By the end of the week ourselves and people we had met decided not to go on any more of the events and ended up having a really good night going it alone.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Hotel Palazzo, we had our problems with the hotel but for the price it is you're getting your money worth and more. If you go expecting 5* service you will be let down, just take it for what it is and if you're up for having fun and meeting a lot of people of a similar age it's worth going to!
- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Hotel Sunny Beach
- Hotel Palazzo Bulgaria/Sunny Beach