My wife and I just got back from this hotel, where we stayed for one night this week-end (city break). We went to Golden Sands resort without any reservation and searched for available rooms at different hotels there. After 7-8 hotels which were either fully booked or way too expensive, we found this hotel which was about half the price of others (about eur 45 per double room, B&B). We had stayed at another Primasol hotel in Golden Sands 5 years before (Excelsior), and we had been very pleased with our experience then, so we were glad we found this room available and for such a good price. The hotel is very good for a 3 star hotel, the furniture and appliances are about 5-6 years old (they used to be very modern in 2005, they were the same as those at Primasol Excelsior in 2006, now they are a bit outdated, and some of the furniture is beginning to show signs of usage), I think a little renewing of the rooms and some touches here and there could turn the hotel into a 4 star one. There were some luxury rooms which had more elegant doors and different numbering than the normal ones (starting with thousands instead of hundreds) but we don't know how they looked inside or how much they costed. Our room was clean, the bathroom was nice and pretty modern, we had air conditioning, and a small CRT TV, but we liked it, it felt warm. The breakfast was incredible for a 3 star bulgarian hotel: buffet with lots of delicious kinds of food, everything of very good quality. The hotel offered also all inclusive system to those who wanted, but we only chose B&B, because we also wanted to go out for lunch and dinner (LOTS of resaturants and terraces in Golden Sands, one more appealing than another). The hotel also has WI-FI in the lobby area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa area, and free transport to their private beach, once an hour (except for the WI-FI we didn't get to use any of that due to the short time). About the reception staff we had mixed feelings: one of the girls at the reception was very nice and helpful at check-in and check-out; another gave me a very angry look when I asked her if the hotel offered the late check out facility, for extra cost, and how much it would be. She was obviously annoyed about me asking this and answered me in very angry tone that it is only possible to stay two hours past check-out and that it costed EUR 20 (almost half of the price of one night). Overall, this incident didn't change my opinion about the hotel, and the good price and fairly good conditions made up for it, but if I had stayed for more days and came across this kind of attitude more, I would have given it a lower mark, deffinately. Two more things: the hotel has an entertaining team which puts up different shows for the guests at the hotel's terrace, but very loudly and between 2 and 5 pm, and at evenings, until 10-11 pm, so if you plan on getting some rest... I think you should be aware of this aspect. the other thing is that the hotel has "twin" rooms, connected to eachother two by two (we had the same thing at Primasol Excelsior in 2006). The door was locked, but we could hear EVERYTHING the other family spoke in the other room.... another thing to consider. Honestly, I don't knnow why they built the hotel(s) like that... I almost forgot: the hotel is about 10 minutes from the beach, and you have to climb to get to it.Overall, I rated the hotel a 4 because, for the money we paid, we were satisfied... I think Tripadvisor shoud introduce the possibility to mark the hotels with stars and a half, if the system allowed me to, I would have marked it 3 and a half.
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