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Arda Hotel
Ranked #91 of 221 Hotels in Sunny Beach
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
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“never again”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

all i can say it never ever again..it was the worst place we have ever stayed in..im easy to please and so is my husband...when we got off the bus we didnt know were the front door was then when we found it it looked ok.as we walked in my husdand said it smells bad in here i said it might just be from food been cooked...but my husband said no its not that we got our key n went in the lifts they smelt aswell...when we opend our door i just took 1 look and wanted to leave....but didnt have any extra money to do that with.....the matters well if u can call it a matters was that thin the sheets had holes in them..and the bathroom well more like a wet room as u had a shower everything got wet so you couldnt put your towel in the bathroom with you....we never got any clean bedding for the week we were there just toilet roll...the room was so depressing i didnt want to go back there all day or night we left on the mornings to walk around and would stay out till bout 12pm before going back....the pool was the best part but the seats were unconfitble to lay on but that might have been because i suffer from a bad back

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Before we went to Bulgaria i read the reviews about this hotel, and was very apprehensive..the reception area wasnt bad although there was a smell of sewerage as soon as you entered the building... we wer told by travel agent that we would have a tv and fridge but here was neither in our room .the sheets werent changed at all during our stay and the beds were not even made!!! we had to ask for a change of towels each day!! the beds as you have read from other reviews were exactly that 2" thick mattress, very uncomfortable....the shower / toilet room always smelt of sewerage, and the hot water was only hot at certain times of the day....... i have exactly the same photos of the ones shown on here please take notice...... Bulgaria was a lovely holiday for us, but ruined slightly by the awful hotel, i would love to go again but never again will i stay in this hotel, i cant understand the travel agents offering this hotel as it doesnt do their reputation very good

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We decided to get a late cheap deal to somewhere with sun and sand. We decided Bulgaria as the price of living was very cheap. The resort of Sunny Beach is very tacky and reminded me of the programme Benedorm but this is what is expected of a cheap holiday. It was approx. £1 for a 500ml beer (local) and very nice it was. Meals cost approx. £5-10 for a good size main course but you can get cheaper if your are not a big eater. The hotel we stayed at was a 2 plus star. We expected basic but clean and fresh. Waht we got was a wet room from the 1980's witha toilet that took 2 minues of holding fown the leaver flush until the deposits were gone. The shower and water pressure was poor with limited hot water as peak times. We resorted to showering at 1230 am in order to get any hot water out of the shower. The hot tap simply did not work. The wet room had a smell of sewage that came and went. It would be difficult to say we slept on a mattress as it was 2 inches of lumpy foam. It meant that we dreaded going back to the hotel room at night. Breakfast was cheese toasties with some sausages and melon, cereal (but milk is sooo watery that I didn't have it again. Rubbery scrampled egg and fried egg, soggy fried bread, horrible coffee, tea and orange juice.
I would suggest spending a bit more on a hotel so you enjoy your holiday. We will be looking at 4* and above from now on as it reduced the enjoyment of our holiday.

Room Tip: Don't go to this hotel - book a 4* or above as their star ratings in bulgaria are not what we ar...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

I stayed here for 11 nights with my partner and our 2 kids, on a bed and breakfast basis.

We booked 5 weeks in advance for our 1st trip to bulgaria, on arrival the hotel lobby was clean and presentable and bar area and pool was also fine, then we got to our room.................... oh dear.

we booked a 2 star room so wasnt expecting a great standard, but was mortified upon entering the room. The front door was difficult to open and close, with plaster falling from around the door frame everytime it was used.

Bathroom was tiny and had a toilet that didnt flush properly and often smelled of stagnant water from the drain in the floor.

the room itself was shabby, threadbear carpet, worn out furniture that looked as if it came out of a skip, really uncomfortable beds and tatty sheets. the lights were hanging off the wall and the decor was unchanged from early 80's.

I did complain to staff but got nowhere (language barriers).

the staff in general were pretty good (i.e) receptionists, pool tender, gardner, however there was one pretty miserable woman behind the bar who was quite rude.

The restaurant area was clean and tidy, rather more than could be said about the food. it was the same every day and was poor, only toast and eggs were edible to be honest, and the staff rushed us to finish, even once taking a cup of tea from my partners hand which wasnt finshed. we were to gobsmacked to say anything at the time.

all in all it was a decent holiday apart from the room and the breakfast experience.

On the plus side there are decent amenities close by with shops, bars and restaurants only a few yards walk from the hotel.

one bar in particular really stood out, a little irish bar called Ivans, 100 yrs walk from the hotel, just tucked away from the main road, good prices, and well laid out and above all it was quiet. Run by Ivan and his dad paul who were excellent service and great with the kids.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

on arrival reception very clean staff ok but then you go upstairs to your room and get the shock what a difference dirty and old. beds are so hard and sheets were not changed all week . we had the towels changed once.carpets were so dirty and furniture damaged it didnt even rate a 2 star. pool ok clean just a pity they dont look after the rooms the same way.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Me and 3 of my friends stayed at the Arda July "11 for ten nights and would not stay there again. Our first impression of the room was okay but a little out dated. The beds was clean but the towels even when they give us new ones seem to have mucky marks on them so i was lucky that i took my own! The beds only got changed on first night there and our last which i would of liked them changed more regular. We booked bed and breakfast but might as well of gone self catering because we didnt eat the breakfast in at all as we tried it the first morning and the egg wasnt cooked properly and was ice cold, my friend got a cooked breakfast which was also freezing. My other friend the same morning tried a bowl of cereal and his milk was warmer then what was meant to have been cooked food. The pool was cleaned everyday so no compaints there except there could at least be a little music playing around instead of it been dead quiet, but i suppose it depends what you like. The staff where very miserable except the young lad who worked behind the bar and the drinks where a little on the expensive side compared to the other local bars. I also wouldn't fly with Balkan again eother as the flight was very loud and plane was very old but a part from all that i would definately go back to Sunny Beach but would make sure ill stay in a 4 * this time.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

only pay for room,breakfast isn't too good and heard from other guests that the evening meals are terrible. my wife and i used the 100% family restaurant which is 50 yards from hotel for breakfast(excellent english breakfast) and all other restaurants in the area are very cheap.

Room Tip: get air conditioning and fridge for room,small charge but well worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Arda Hotel
Address: Sunny Beach 8240, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Burgas Province > Sunny Beach
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Ranked #91 of 221 Hotels in Sunny Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Arda Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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