Hotel was lovely, very clean and the staff were very friendly.
Rooms - nice and modern spotlessly clean, lovely bathroom with walk in shower no bath though. The rooms have plenty of electrical sockets and a flat screen TV with English channels, a music channel and a Disney channel which was good. The room had a partician which gives a little privacy. Our room overlooked the entertainment and water park which was great. Overall really happy with the room
Restaurant - There is 1 restaurant, there was always something to eat and it was kept clean and food was always hot but I wouldn't rate the food or choice of it. We got bored quite quickly and started eating out.
Small pool - Good and always plenty of seats, it was clean and lively. They play games all day around the pool which keeps the kids and the blokes entertained. Pool bar, great service and plenty of choice for drinks. The music could benefit from being updated though it's old and they play the same everyday so it gets a bit boring.
Sports bar - Great, it gives a separate feel to the hotel playing music and sport it has a nice atmosphere. Here's a tip though wear insect repellent and when they turn the football pitch lights off (about midnight) get out of there as the bugs swarm in.
Aqua park - love it, love it, love it great fun and great choice it's right on your doorstep. They will let you take in drinks from the hotel but will not let you take in food or bottles and your all inclusive is not valid in there so you pay for drinks. We noticed the park gets really busy so we went in for it opening at 10 for a couple of hours it was quieter then and then sat by the hotel pool the rest of the day.
Entertainment team - great and friendly, they all seemed to really enjoy their job. everything is geered towards the kids and they all just love it. The evening entertainment is kids club, followed by bingo, a quiz then a show. Overall I would say the entertainment was ok.
Location, it's about a 15 minute walk to the centre and sunny beach is a great resort with lots to see and do and it's so cheap. The hotel puts on a free bus on the hour to take you down to town or its 10 lev in a taxi, be careful if you get a taxi back they try and rip you off though someone tried to charge us 30 which I refused to pay.
Their is a swap box in the hotel at the first choice reps room you will see it as you walk in. What a good idea this is, it has stuff people have left that you can use last night when we left there was sun creams, shampoos, buggies, floats, arm bands etc
Money - You can exchange sterling there, but you get a better rate for English notes than Scottish or Irish. So take English notes. The exchange rate is actually better there than here but be careful make sure where you change your money is reputable e.g. In the hotel.
Duty free - Bulgaria is in the EU so you can't buy cigs on the plane or uk airport but you can bring back cigs which you can get in resort or the airport there. Because they are in the EU you can bring back quiet a lot of cigs for personal use and because they don't have the euro they are cheap :-) buying cigs in the shops around the resort where roughly 22 pound for 200 buying them in bourgas airport however was a bit more expensive as they charged euros so it worked out about 25/26 pound. So don't make the same mistake I did, buy them from the resort shops before going to the airport if you have the extra luggage allowance of course.
overall great holiday, wish I was still there!
- Also Known As:
- Aqua Nevis Clubhotel Bulgaria/Sunny Beach