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Barcelo Royal Beach
Ranked #12 of 221 Hotels in Sunny Beach
Epsom, New Hampshire
1 review
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“Royal beach Barcelona sunny beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Let's start with the bad points: waiters very slow in lobby bar and only come over once!
Food is basically all the same even though they have themed nights, eg. Indian, which consisted of a pot of curry sauce, spring rolls which they called samosas.
Euro sport on the tv in our rooms was in English however it changed to Bulgarian after a week, we asked them to plug it back in English but they did not.
The toilets in the reception and outside very smelly and not clean with no soap
The staff miserable.
We all had stomached upsets which has never happened on holiday before.
The sheets are too small for the beds.
No tea or coffee making facilities in rooms.
The fridge in rooms are locked and you have to buy something to be opened.
The good points are that the rooms are comfortable and large firm beds, the bathroom was nice although the shower leaked!
This is not a five star hotel, other holiday makers said this also.
Maid service every day.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

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.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We ( wife, husband, 9 year old son) stayed at Barcelo Hotel Sunni Beach Bulgaria for 2 weeks in July 2012. We opted for the All Inclusive programme.
The food was varied and of excellent quality. The chefs are first class. Staff were very friendly and responded immediately to requests.
There were plenty of sunbeds, mattresses and towels in the pool area. There was a separate pool area for younger children which was a real bonus fir them. Life Guards were in attendance and there were security staff on duty at entrances to the hotel. Even an armed police sergeant dropped in daily.
Our room with balcony was spacious and contained 2 large double beds. Entry was novel. Instead of putting the room key in a slot it was scanned by a scanner at the side of the door.
When we arrived there was a large bowl of fruit and 2 bottle of wine.
What was encouraging to see was the Hotel Manager and the Operations Manager walking around the hotel, not sitting in an office. Their hands on approach was unusual and welcome.
A very short distance away was a sandy beach and the Black Sea where umbrellas and seats were available at a charge. The waves were quite exciting and enjoyable.
We hope to return to Bulgaria in the winter for skiing.

Room Tip: Rooms in D Block fourth floor .
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

A group of 32 stayed here in July 2012 for 1 week. The hotel was beautiful the pools were great and the location was perfect. Unfortunately the main talk of the hotel were the security men, 1 in particular. 'Martin Dimitriov' he was constantly a torn in our side for the entire week. Different families within our group had made various complaints to the management regarding this persons attitude. To say he 'harassed' us would be an understatement. After bringing his behaviour to the attention of the hotel, they told us that it wasn't there problem more or less because the security is a different firm!!! We then made another complaint to his 'manager'. He was asked in front of us to apologise to the people he insulted and roared at and he refused point blank!!! Overall this is what we will remember this hotel for which is a shame as it is one of the nicest places we have stayed :-(

  • Stayed July 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Just returned from sunny beach Barcelo. This hotel belong to a reputable chain.
Huge pools and great service, and the best food on Sunny Beach to say the least - the chef is a reason to come to this hotel.
We were misled by the vacation company as for the "real" hotel rooms and "time-shared" private-owned rooms (see note on rooms choice), and discovered the difference on arrival (long walk to outside building, no in room safe), so we upgraded to the main building a day after.
Location in central, and to access the beach you cross a street (~70 meters).

Very nice crew.
Rooms need some maintenance checks as for clogged sink etc.
Spa has variety of services and is clean and beautiful.
Men should wear long trousers in dinner.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks arriving home on 24/07/12. We stayed self catering as we enjoy sampling
different foods and cuisine. The hotel was very impressive but for £1000 each for 2 weeks I expected better.
We stayed in B block level 6, had a good view of pool areas an we got the sun all day shining on our very small balcony.
In my opinion the 2 wings of the hotel would be slightly better than 3 star where as the main block would be at the lower
end of 5 star, don't get me wrong the room we stayed in was good with all the usual facilities, the maid service was
excellent when you tip in advance, However the rooms and the decor in the main block were of a much higher standard.
The rooms were spotless the showers fantastic although the bed was two singles pushed together,not what you expect
for 5 Star,but the bottle of Champagne and Red Roses added a bit of class.
We never dined in the hotel although we heard good reports but the one night it rained we were quoted 50 Lv each to
dine in the main restraint when 2 people can eat elsewhere for less and have a few drinks. The pool areas are great and not
overcrowded,very clean and safe for children and very multicultural. Security kept a close eye on everything and was visibly
stepped up after the explosion at the airport.
Overall we had a very good experience at the Barcelo Royal Beach and would highly recommend it if you like Bulgaria.
We however didn't, good food was very hard to find,the few that did offer decent food were always packed,endless shops &
stalls selling the same tat and a very party orientated night scene. Personally I don't like to be accosted by over eager
restraunt pushers in the street especially when you end up dissapointed by the food, on 2 occasions we had to walk out
because of really poor food and service, not mentioning the dozens of ants which invaded our table.

A few I would recommend, Hawaii on the seafront, Djannay near the gypsy market and Jupitor beside Barcelo Mall for a great Steak.
Hope this helps, personnely we will never be in Bulgaria again..

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Roy R
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Stayed for 4 days, excellent facilities, great customer service and the food was great. I would recommend anyone to book this hotel.

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Property: Barcelo Royal Beach
Address: Sunny Beach, Sunny Beach 8240, Bulgaria
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Region: Bulgaria > Burgas Province > Sunny Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Sunny Beach
#6 Spa Hotel in Sunny Beach
#10 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Beach
#14 Family Hotel in Sunny Beach
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Hotel Class:5 star — Barcelo Royal Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 294
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