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Hotel Aurelia
Ranked #102 of 222 Hotels in Sunny Beach
Reviewed 25 September 2008

We stayed at the Aurelia mid September and had a great if not fabulous stay! Our room was very clean, tidy and spacious, and could accomodate more than our 3 selves easily.
Rooms cleaned daily with beds made up and sheets changed , towels changed every 2 days.
Loved the balcony and the air-conditioning was bliss! (no extra charge for that)
Great choice at breakfast, hot and cold varieties. Also you could eat indoors in their restaurant or outside by the pool.
The pool is a great size and private, with a great little childrens area which is the right depth for little ones.
Staff were very accomodating and not grumpy at all! From the reception staff to the restaurant staff we have nothing but nice things to say about them all! Made our stay there a welcome one!
We found it cheaper and tastier to eat in the restaurant than to eat out in Sunny Beach main centre! Our son loved the Ham and Eggs that they serve, huge (filling up the entire plate!!) and tastey and cheap!
In a nice quieter area away from all the hustle bustle and noise! although still close enough to the Sunny Beach main area, it takes about 10-15 to walk (leisurely) and if you dont want to walk the bus is just around the corner, charging 1 lev per person - no charge for kids.
Overall I would go back today if i could!! We all loved it and it made our holiday a fab one!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2007

Went to the Aurelia Hotel on 16th July as a last minute deal. It was really good value due to it being a last minute deal. Not sure about the prices when booking in advance.
Aurelia is a lovely little hotel, based about a 10 minute slow walk from Cacao beach which is a gorgeous beach with some really nice bars. You can easily spend the whole day at the beach. It was 38 degrees when we went and there was a lovely breeze on the beach and the sea was 28 degrees! I would suggest paying for sunbeds on the beach, especially if you're staying for the day, as you can get out of the sun if you want. It costs 18lev for 2 sunbeds under a parasol. When there, you can get drinks from the bars which aren't that cheap but are ok prices, and there are also places to get food. People will come round selling things such as fresh fruit, corn on the cob, chocolate bread and things like necklaces and bracelets.
The hotel is slightly too far from the centre of the sunny beach resort and so you are not able to walk there. You can get a bus for 0.7lev per person to the centre from opposite the hotel Favorit on the main road which is really cheap. However, the bus is absolutely jam packed with no air conditioning! Next to the bus stop is a taxi rank, but the prices are fairly steep for such a short journey to the centre. We managed to get it down to about 12lev, but you really do have to haggle and be firm with them. Don't get in a taxi without agreeing a price first!
The hotel itself is extremely clean. We stayed in a double/twin room which has a bathroom with a walk in shower, satellite tv (not many british channels), a balcony with chairs and a table, a small sofa and air conditioning!!! For the electric to work in your room, you have to leave the card in the slot. I'd suggest leaving the card in there when you go out of the room and to leave the curtains closed as it can get extremely hot.
The pool is fairly small, but large enough to swim lengths and fairly deep. There is a child's bit attached which is fairy shallow with steps into it. Around the pool there are a few sun loungers and lots of tables under parasols which all have waitress service.
The food at the hotel is fairly limited, but what they do serve is very nice. There are plenty of restaurants in the centre with a range of different foods.
To sum up, this is a lovely hotel especially if you are looking to stay in a quiet area of Sunny beach. However, if you wish to be near the bars and restaurants then I'd suggest staying in a hotel closer to the centre.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 13 July 2006

It is a lovely little hotel at the far end of the Sunny Beach resort. Really friendly staff and a nice little resturant and bar which opened late and served good value food and drinks.

Our was lovely - clean, spacious, tv and fridge, balcony overlooking the pool and a good size bathroom.

Just over the road is what I would say is the nicest beach, Cacao Beach. Really good beach bars and is definatly the cooler end of town. If you are into house/techno music then they have summer sessions on Saturday nights (Sasha played the weekend after we left). Was very happy to be staying out of the center of Sunny Beach as it seemed really commercial and we were looking for a quieter stay.

Best way to get around is by the bus (bus stop is just down the road next to the very convienient supermarket!) and is 0.70 lev one way, which is a bargain. Will take you to either Nessebar or into Sunny Beach. There are also buses to Bourgas from there too (main town).

Beautiful beaches, clean and clear water and blue skys. Make sure you keep your small change though as going to the loo will cost you 0.50 lev a go!! But that usually means they are clean and easy to find.

Go to Nessebar - its beautiful and a real little treasure as its a World Heritage Site. Lots of fake glasses and clothes and lots of resturants and can get busy but great for people watching in the bars.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 12 July 2006

This hotel was lovely. Clean, tidy and comfortable. The staff were fantastic and extremely friendly and helpful. The pool also had a childrens pool area and it was cleaned every day and so very hygenic and safe (even if it was quite a cold pool!!).

We only had our towels changed twice during our stay, but we found out from other guests that this was our fault because if you wantto have clean towels, then leave the old ones on the floor. We kept hanging ours up again.

The hotel manager (tall blonde man) was always hanging around, but he never smiled. On the last day one of the larger guests broke one of the cheap plastic pool chairs by accident as he sat down and the manager sent one of the waitresses over to tell him that he had to pay for it. we all said that the manager should come over to us instead of sending someone else to do his dirty work, but he just kept staring over rudely. The guest did not pay for the chair as he quite rightly refused. The hotel should cater for all sizes and shold claim forthe chait on their hotel insurance.

Also, when one of the other guests sent back their ice cream as they didnt want chocolate ice-cream, they wanted vanilla, The hotel were going to take it out of the waitresses wages!! The guest went to reception and complained and they then said that they would agree not to take it out after all.

On the whole, the hotel is lovely and the staff great. I would stay there again as it was a lovely experience.

The hotel is situated only a short walk from the beach and supermarket. If you walk to the supermarket (called Faverit) you can get the bus outside to Nessebar and Old Nessebar. It only takes about 4-5mins and works out about 25p for a single ticket. the buses run from early in the morning until midnight and run every 10 mins. If you cross the road (opposite Favorit) then you can get a bus to Sunny Beach town centre, which is exactly 4 stops away (4-5mins) and all the other details are the same as the Nessebare Bus.

Sunny beach is extremely lively on the evening with bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, markets, bungee jumping, mini golf, artists painting your favouite photos onto cavas (and doing a fantastic job of it as they are very talented!) hair stusios etc. These are all open til very late.

Old Nessebar if if you prefer it to be a little quieter as it has little taverners, restauants all set around a pretty harbour. it has little shops and markets set in cobbled streets and beautiful ruins.

Taxis are expensive compared to public transport. You have to agree a price before you set off and don't be afraid to haggle with them.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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2  Thank fiestyangel29
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Reviewed 8 July 2006

  • Stayed: July 2006
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Reviewed 6 July 2006

  • Stayed: June 2006
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7  Thank eldiablo72
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2005

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Address: 16 | Kv. Fregata, Sunny Beach 8240, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Burgas Province > Sunny Beach
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 222 Hotels in Sunny Beach
Price Range: £16 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Aurelia, Sunny Beach, opened in the summer of 2005. The three-star (diamond) hotel is one of the best in its category. It is situated in a quiet area in the Southern part of the resort, just 200 m away from the beach. Small and cozy, hotel Aurelia offers all the conveniences you need for an unforgettable holiday, including a swimming pool for adults and children, and a restaurant with garden. The hotel has 12 double/twin rooms, 7 studios and 1 apartment. Each double room has its own balcony, bathroom, minibar, telephone, cable TV and air-condition. The rooms have option for one extra bed. The studio is a more spacious double/twin room with the same conveniences. It has option for 2 extra beds. The apartment has a bedroom and a big living room with a kitchenette, a big and a small extending sofa. It also has its own balcony, bathroom, cable TV, a fridge, telephone and air-condition. There is a free Internet access in the area of the hotel and the restaurant. In the restaurant of hotel Aurelia you can try a wide variety of traditional and exotic dishes prepared by our exquisite chefs or you can simply enjoy a refreshing drink by the pool. The use of the swimming pool, deck-chairs and umbrellas is free of charge for hotel guests. ... more   less 
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