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INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
Ranked #3 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Hotel is located on the golden beaches promenade.
Walking distance to anywhere.
Excellent service extremely clean hotel
And the best food with many types of food
Spacious rooms
Warmly recommended everyone or family to enjoy the vacationing of a life

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is a great gamling hotel. Most of the people spend their time playing cards or others although the hotel is located just by the water (black sea cost) Good girls everywhere. golden beach is just infront of the hotel. No need to stay in the rooms. Well rooms are very big and good enough. View is superb but none opening windows are not good. No freash air.
Breakfast is ok. dine is also good. I Recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank aintzane b
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Big, new, clean and nice rooms. Clean and new bathroom. Very nice and fancy pool.
Breakfast is good, but if you stay more days it becomes boring. Dinner is much better, with lot of choice, good food, ice cream, cookies, fruit...
If you choose room with sea view be prepaird for big noise in the evening from local bars in front of hotel. If you want sea view, try to get room in higher floors, otherwise better choose another side of hotel, music is really loud.
Beach is 1 min from hotel, nice, clean. Negative is that you must pay 15 euro for 2 sunbeds and umbrella. Also other prices for drinks and friut on the beach are very expensive for country like Bulgaria.
Spa in the hotel is also very nice. Parking for the hotel guests if free and secure. (you can look on this like bonus, because in lot of hotels in europe you need to pay parking extra).
WiFI is working good in every area of hotel, except on higher floors.
Overall, it is very good hotel, with good service, nice beach in the middle of everything what you have in Golden Sands.
This kind of hotel in Grecce, Italy or Spain is much expensive...

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

First of all, this is not a 5* hotel, but we all know this anyway. BUT for a 110 Euros per night during high season at a well designed room with sea view and breakfast included is unbeatable anywhere on the Black sea.

The good stuff:

The Renovation - amazing transformation in less than a year. The hotel makes the whole resort look better now. Impressive from every angle, the new rooms are spacious and overall comfortable.
Best casino in Bulgaria - newly renovated and great service
The Pool - 4 out of five but again very impressive. The cheap tiles ruin the whole experience.
The 21 bar - the bar is cool, Ivan is the man when with comes to a good cocktail.
The High Limit restaurant - 4 out of 5. 3 stars for the food and 1 for the view. Good food but the menu is boring. The steak leaves a lot to be desired. A $50 peace of meat should be top class anywhere on Earth. Period.
Location - at the heart of Golden Sands.


The not so good stuff:

Many details have been overlooked during the renovation, which are kind of ok now, but will probably start falling apart shortly.

The Staff - most of them had no idea what was going on. For the 10 days we spent there I haven't had a single day without problems with the service. I know that most of them are new, but there are major issues that need to be addressed.

The buffet - don't even get me started. Considering that there is no other decent place to eat in Golden sands you are stuck.

The parking - It's free for guest of the hotel, but you can't get out with your room key. You have to go to reception every time to validate your receipt.

The pillows - Ouch!

The noise - During high season book a room at the back of the hotel.


Final words:

Weighting the good and the bad, this is the best hotel to stay in the Golden sands. We stayed at Melia twice and if I have to choose, The International offers more bang for your buck and you are right were all the fun is.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Slavena R
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Thats a casino hotel that was found by a travel agent tour to bulgaria in very budget cost. We spend 2 nights but no gamling.
rooms are good size, looks to the black sea, nice view. Location is good to go to beasch of golden sands. Souvenier shops , bars, restaurants are in walking distance. Also bus to varna easy to find.
recommend it if you could catch in budget price :).

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

This hotel is something special. We have just returned home from a stay in the newly refurbished superior rooms. The room was excellent with an amazing view over the whole of golden sands. The infinity pool is really special and really makes this hotel stand out . Defiantly worth a visit!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Joss S
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I have stayed here for 3 nights in mid July in new Tower Suites part, in Superior Sea View room. It was my first time in Golden Sands after i was here last time 6 years ago. I have chosen new part because it has balconies and all is fresh and new. Room was huge and very well designed. It seemed to me that the bathroom was not spacy enough for a 5* hotel, but plenty of amenities. Body lotion is superb! I totally didnt like the bedding, mattress is hard enough and quality of the bed linen itself is not a 5* for sure, i hope they will change it later, its not soft and seems like it wasnt ironed. Hotel is very clean and fresh. Pool area and infinity pool itself are superb! Not expensive bar menu. Everything is very convenient. I hope that synthetic palms will be moved away, because it looks very cheap, i guess it is better without any greenery than this. Service is amazing, staff is always smiling and very polite, it is absolutely best service. We had breakfasts only, i should say it is absolutely bad. Seems like there is a choice, but everything is not tasty. Even simple omelette has no taste. No fruits, except oranges and apples. I was hoping to have watermelons, peaches and melons. Bulgaria is very rich in choice of fresh fruits. Generally breakfast food and coffee were disguisiting. Possibly next season it will be improved. What really made me shocked, is that a housemaid in the restaurant area, has touched cereals with her hands, she just saw that one container was almost empty, and took some cereals from another container and added to half empty with her hands. I didnt want to make a problem of that, because the lady could lose her job. I just hope that management could improve this. Generally i really liked the hotel, the service and the staff! I will definitely will stay here again, superb location and smiling faces of the staff! Thank you for my great vacations!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Golden Sands Resort, Front Beach Alley, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria (Formerly Grand Hotel & Casino International)
Region: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
#3 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#3 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
#4 Family Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range: £59 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The impressive 5-star INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites is located on the front beach line of Golden Sands Resort, only meters from the beach and just half an hour from Varna Airport, the city center and shopping malls. This is the perfect choice for the leisure and business traveler, looking for high-class experience, non-stop entertainment and fine dining. Located in the middle of everything in Golden Sands, the hotel boosts 325 large, elegant rooms with unrestricted sea and park views; the I-SPA Center; 24-hrs live game casino with daily poker cash game; Free indoor parking for 300 vehicles; Skyfall Infinity Pool Bar & Food; Modern conference center with 10 meeting rooms and amphitheater hall; Ballroom for 600 pax in theater; Shopping center. ... more   less 
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Grand Hotel And Casino International
International Hotel Golden Sands
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