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“Simply Terrible (unless you are 17)”
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Bonita Hotel
Ranked #62 of 110 Hotels in Golden Sands
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Simply Terrible (unless you are 17)”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Stayed here from the 27th July 13 for a week and returned today home, the hotel is basic but clean, the staff, rude and unhelpful and the majority of the other guests are teenage Germans who sleep all day and party all night; they treat the place like a doss house! And with good reason: the hotel is situated in the rowdiest part of Golden Sands, although the reception is staffed 24 hours it is essentially an open house to bring "guests" back for "parties". The hotel staff don't give a damn about the minority of guests as it is clear they survive on the income from the rowdier guests, as does the whole of Golden Sands, prices are expensive compared to other parts of Bulgaria, no doubt in small part to pay for the cleaning operation required across the pitch every morning.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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notts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This hotel is very clean.-ROOMS are cleaned every day+ptowels n sheets changed every day we were there for 2 weeks each morning we came down to hand the key in i smiled said please n thank you in return they all were very plesant and could not do enough for you-nothing touched in our room they dare not take any-thing as for the food we were only b/b as every one should be as there are very few 5*hotels where you can get reasonable food let alone a 3 star,breakfast there was allways something to fill you, pool area small=beach across road look for admeral hotel just across the road theres a bar with a guy outside with a cowboy hat on --have a steak there they r to die for [PRIMA] if you need any more info please contact me-----this was our 2nd year in g/s

Room Tip: high up 11th floor looking away from g/s------south side
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed here for a week from 5th july 2013. Firstly the good point it is very clean. Now the bad points. All the staff are very impolite apart from the cleaners. It's like a german youth hostel running up and down the corridors banging on doors all night . Urinating from the balconies into the pool. On our last day a lady was checking out an was told by staff she had to pay 45 leva for stuff she had used from the minibar even though she had not used it . Then we we're told we had to pay 60 leva for a bit of make up on one of the bed sheets (which would've washed out) I asked to speak to the manager and all I got was "I don't know what it's like in your country but here you pay" Also if you get anything from the bar they never have any change so all the prices are rounded up. However the resort itself is fantasic lots to do and good prices and the people are lovely. Would recommend going to gerana's traditional bulgarian restaurant the food is great and very good prices and the staff can't do enough for you. We will definately be going to golden sands again. But NOT to this hotel

Room Tip: Go to a different hotel
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

The location is fine and I can't comment on breakfast because it was only served until 10am and due to the noise going on by other guests 24-7 this made it difficult to get out of bed until midday. I decided to eat out at 'Ambasador' which is on the left as you walk up the street this hotel is on, the food here was the best and Wi-Fi is readily available...unlike the hotel where there was no signal and even if there was you had to pay... no thank you!
The rooms where not cleaned every day and as I like to have a shower once sometimes twice per day I requested if I could have a towel exchanged (not extra towels!) daily...it seemed this was too much trouble for them.
Don't leave anything valuable in your rooms either as I found the (cleaner when she did eventually clean my room) had gone through personal possessions in an area which quite obviously didn't need cleaning.
What also annoyed me was the telephone call I recieved on the final day of my stay. There was no polite tone only a ''You have to leave your room.'' lol
I'd genuinely advise anyone against staying here and found the 'International' looked the nicest accomodaton available on the resort. Whatever hotel you decide to choose I hope you have a nicer time than I had.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs! ;)
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We arrived at Hotel Bonita on Saturday 29/06/13 on a bed & breakfast package, check-in was very fast, and they do keep your passports until the next day. We had room 415, which overlooked the beach side of the resort. The room is very basic; two single beds pushed together, which I prefer, the sheets are a little too small for the beds, but it was clean. The mattresses looked relatively new, were clean, and stain free. We had a small TV, a bar fridge, which had water, wine, beer, spirits, coke-cola, nuts, and chocolates. Just keep a tally of what you use as we were overcharged by 4 Lev. We had air-conditioning, which did work. The bathroom was ok, shower is powerful, but the stench from the drainpipes was very nauseating. We did not find breakfast very enjoyable. Breakfast consisted of: - hardboiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried Bulgarian type of sausages, small deep fried sweet dough balls, salad leaves, tomatoes, olives, sweet biscuits, a variety of Bulgarian processed cheeses, paté, a wide selection of bread and bread rolls which seemed to be stale but perhaps that is how the bread is in Bulgaria, fresh oranges and watermelon and a selection of cereals. The coffee and tea is from a vending machine - this was not nice at all. Perhaps many other visitors enjoyed the food. We never used the pool but it looked lovely.
Having a street/beach facing room we found the noise overbearing, loud music plays until early hours of the mornings, load of drunken youths returning from the beach parties being loud. The view from our room was lovely. There is not much to do in Golden Sands other than go to the beautiful beach. The charge for a sun bed is 8 lev, mattress for the sun bed 3 lev and an umbrella 8 lev; unfortunately, you end up paying 30 lev to hire this as they come as a package. There are separate sun beds, which are on the edge of the beach so when the tide comes in you are in the pathway of the water. There is an abundance of street vendors/shops. Plentiful of restaurants who all sell similar food on their menus. The best restaurant by far is Ivan’s Place, the restaurant was spotless, had a few problems with our orders but that’s due to the language barrier.
You must visit Jerry who owns Hurry Ramsden’s Fish & Chips, this is across the road from the hotel. Most English & Germans visit him till late at night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

just got back and had a great time . clean and attentive staff very quick check in .the staff are very friendly ,the location is right across the road from the beach ,i would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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alexandria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Went here from 2-16 June-can't believe I went back, I obviously didn't read my own review from last year! However, it was a lot better this year, due to the fact that it was slightly out of season for the majority of young folk who can't handle their alcohol consumption.Can't complain about the price of the holiday, £582 for 2 weeks for 2 people, flights and transfers included!! The hotel is clean , rooms are cleaned every day, towels and sheets changed daily.The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The pool is too small for the size of the hotel and I think you would have to camp out overnight to be first in the queue for one of the 19 loungers!! I recommend the Megapark Dolphin, about a 5minute walk from the hotel.If you ask for an all inclusive day there you get a sunlounger, all drinks at the bar and a meal in the restaurant for the fantastic sum of £10 a day-only downside is you pay for the toilet (which you use frequently because of the free bar)!I would return to this hotel if the price was as low as this .

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the high floors facing the beach as the noise from the street side is very loud at...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bonita Hotel
Address: Golden Sands, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #62 of 110 Hotels in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonita Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bonita offers spectacular views over the Black Sea coast with its splendid beachfront location in Golden Sands. The hotel is situated right on the lively main resort promenade and offers easy access to the numerous bars, restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. The rooms in hotel Bonita are both modern and comfortable, and the sandy beach is just 20 metres away. ... more   less 
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