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“Friendly attentive staff and large clean rooms. Perfect for a family”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gradina Hotel

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Gradina Hotel
Ranked #10 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Friendly attentive staff and large clean rooms. Perfect for a family”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed for a week here on a trip to Golden Sands. The location of the hotel is perfect for families as it is a short walk to the beach and main strip, but far enough away to have no noise pollution from the many bars and nightclubs which dominate the main Golden Sands strip. The staff were friendly and attentive and I can't speak highly enough of the staff in the pool bar. The only slight downsides were that the pool was not quite big enough, and the lunch was a slight letdown, however breakfast and dinner were both pretty good. I'd highly recommend this hotel to any families who plan a visit to Golden Sands

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Quite a new hotel about 10 mins walking to the centre of golden sands. Rooms are big and very clean with good size balcony. You need to be fit because the elevator doesn't start until the 4th floor (how weird is that) so if you are not get a room on the first floor
Breakfast was ok but it finishes at dead on 10 am and they just switch everything off and clear the place(weird too).
There's a very small swimming pool and an outside bar ( barman Nayden is a great guy and very chatty) where you can get drinks and snacks. All the staff were smiley and accommodating.
Was on b+b so can't comment on the rest of the food. Someone who was there on all inc told me that the bar closes for them at 8.30 pm which is when most people are thinking about having a drink so that was weird too!

Room Tip: I had a room overlooking the pool and it was nice. Quiet too.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Big room, very well cleaned every day.
Food for Half board is ok (but nothing more), except for the available drinks in the restaurant, which were not good. (unless you want other drinks from the bar, which you have to pay extra).
We didn't sleep very well because of the loud music coming from a neighbouring hotel.
The hotel is not far from the bus stop, but it is a 15 min walk to the beach.
Staff in some other restaurants in Golden Sands (or Varna) are not nice to tourists.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

rooms large but 4 flights of stairs before you reach the lift so make sure you dont forget anything as its a long way back to the room very small bar but staff friendly enough food average the usual eggs salad and coffee

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Booked an apartment here for 3 people.
The bedroom had a very very firm mattress - not the most relaxing sleep. For the third person there was a folding armchair - again not very relaxing.
However the rooms were big, clean at check-in, a small kitchenette and a large balcony with a nice view.
The strange thing about the hotel - no elevator till the 4th floor, but there is somebody that will help you to carry the luggage.
Cleaning - only changing the towels - no vacuum cleaner (which I consider to be important for a seaside hotel), no toilet paper
Reception people - polite, but nothing more.
Breakfast was poor - quality and variety - questionable
Location - a 10-15 min walk to the beach

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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stoke on trent
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

The hotel is well placed for bars, restuarants etc and especially for the bus stop.Clean tidy and reasonable bar prices. Friendly staff and adequate breakfast served. Quiet location.
The evening meal is poor both for quality and variety. Much better to go B&B and eat out at the many cheap restuarants. Be wary of the local taxi drivers, their prices are good but they give "duff gen" about the times and frequency of the buses

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sarajevo
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Very very big rooms, nice view from rooms, staff is good. The hotel is located on a good place not to far from the beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gradina Hotel

Property: Gradina Hotel
Address: Golden Sands | P.O.Box 39, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gradina Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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