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Grifid Hotel Arabella
Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
Certificate of Excellence
London
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Fantasticly amazing & absolutely stunning”
Reviewed 24 June 2009

We arrived on 12 June 09 to the Arabella in Golden Sands.
Rooms are absoultely fantastic, spacious and so clean. In the room you have a mini bar containing 2 beers 2 fizzy drinks and bottle of water. REFILLED EVERY DAY!!!

Reception staff are fantastic and cant do enough for you. Thank you Dimitrova for all the info on arrival much apprechiated.

Bars are excellent, Deyan and Carlos at the pool bar / lounge bar are amazing remembering your drinks when theres 400 + pax in th hotel.

Saloon Bar is fun. lovely place to enjoy a dance. Its great because no rooms are near here so theres no noise.

Ultra all inclusive is amazing. Local alcholic drinks and exported sprits and champaign are included on the Ultra All Inclusive.

By both pools you have some self serve facilities. Beer, local wines, coffee tea, cuppachino, water and fresh orange juice. During the day drinks are given in small plastic cups. Safety first. By the pool bar is where you get the spirits from the fantastic bar staff..

Restaurants can be described in one word "YUMMY"
You have a main buffee restaurant which has a great variety. But you also have 3 A LA CARTE RESTAURANTS.
Italian
Oriental
Bulgarian.
In most hotels you have 1 meal in an a la carte restaurant here in the Arabella you can eat in any of the a la cartes as many times as you like. You can have your all inclusive drinks here. If you want some other wine you can purchase it there. These need to be reserved with Dani guest relations manager. Also an excellent member of staff..

Our cleaner Elena was excellent and great at her job. All the staff here are very friendly and helpful. Cant do enough for you.

Now the best till last
The Animation team

Ivo, Milly, Milne, Vlado and Petya the best animation team ive ever seen.
Offering so many different activities going on you will be kept entertained. Shooting, darts, shuffel board, bowls (botchi) football, and loads more.
LET THEM ENTERTAIN YOU!!!

If you want quiet relax by the small pool or even the in door pool.

The small pool is very quiet and is where you can have lunch if you dont want to go to the main bufee restaurant. and snacks are served here too..

An amazing hotel
fun for everyone.

WE WILL BE BACK..

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Liverpool
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2009

This was our first taste of an all inclusive holiday so we were not sure of what to expect.
To say we were delighted would be an understatement, The hotel staff were so friendly and helpful, even when the towel room for fresh towels was closed they opened up for us. The room was spacious and clean, The food was plentiful and very tasty with plenty of choice. I would advise all prospective travellers to take the sea side rooms as you are in the sun all day. The entertainment was fine and the entertainment staff put everything into it especially for the children. There were plenty of sun loungers and umberellas by the two outdoor pools. We are definately going to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2009
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bucharest
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2009

The staff of the hotel was very friendly. They solved all the problems right away. Very clean and spacious rooms, but the furniture look like a 3 star hotel. This is a minor thing. The food is also great and very different every day.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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hassy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2009

Service from all the staff was excellent, friendly, helpful and always curtious. Hotel was spotlessly clean in all areas, plenty of space everywhere. Food was exceptional. Bedrooms spacious,clean and comfortable, housekeeping was a credit to the management. Bar staff were always obliging. Resort Golden Sands has something for everyone.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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west midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2009

Enjoyed our stay at Arabella but was really surprised at how very few english people were there not that was a problem, but how many rude younger foreign children were there with what it seemed like single families.I think the next holiday i book .will be adults only.Tthe children licking the bottles of sauces on self service buffet were off putting not to mention them picking their nose and wiping it under the table !

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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samstheman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2009

We stayed at the Arabella with our 10 yrs old grandson. The hotel is really nice, The staff are very friendly and they loved the children, They couldnt do enough. Our 10 yr old found it had stuff for him to do but I believe it is better in warmer months as there are more kids to play with. The food was tasty and hot there was plenty of variety. Our stay was for one week. We are looking to return again in July.2009

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Wigan England
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

My family and I have just spent 2 weeks at the Arabella and what a great time we have had from start to finish. The rooms were big,with plenty of wardrobe space and cleaned very well every day.( THANK YOU TO THE MAIDS) The food was plenteyful and it would be really hard not to find something you liked as they offered so much.(Well done to the KITCHEN STAFF) The entertainers were really, good they made every effort to introduce themselves to everyone no matter what age you were, Stayco the main entertainer was out of this world, he just had the gift to make everyone feel special, and he was loved by everyone at the hotel (KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Stayco and gang. The bar staff were really friendly they made every effort to serve you with a smile espeiciely Carlos,Tanya,Victor,and Stanley.(WELL DONE BAR STAFF) If there was anything bad to say it would be you do have to get up at 6.45am to get a bed, but that is no different to any other hotel l have stayed at. Thank you for a great holiday Grifed Arabella and keep up the good work Diane & Gang xx

  • Liked — Location and friendlieness of staff and other Guests.
  • Disliked — getting sunbeds at 6.45am in the morning.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Grifid Hotel Arabella

Property: Grifid Hotel Arabella
Address: Arabella, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Golden Sands
#1 Luxury Hotel in Golden Sands
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#1 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
#2 Family Hotel in Golden Sands
#2 Romantic Hotel in Golden Sands
#8 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grifid Hotel Arabella 4*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grifid Hotel Arabella is conveniently situated in the heart of Golden Sands resort, only a few steps away from the half mile-long sandy beach. All 292 rooms and apartments at the hotel are modern and tastefully furnished: bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, carpet floors, sofa, direct dial telephone, central air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary mini bar service (mineral water, soft drinks and beer, refilled daily), safety deposit box (at a charge), pillow menu, balcony/terrace. You can benefit from the extensive Ultra All Inclusive Grifid Hotels offer with a wide choice of buffet and a-la-carte dining options. No matter if you choose our main restaurant with a range of international and traditional cuisine or you undertake a gourmet journey in the welcoming atmosphere of the three a-la-carte restaurants: Bulgarian, Italian and Asian, your palate won't be disappointed. You can also unwind at the Grifid Arabella spa center. Our wellness specialists will take care of you in the elegant zone dedicated for massage, Hammam, sauna, beauty parlour and hairdresser's studio. Two outdoor swimming pools, one of them with a whirlpool, as well as a heated indoor pool are at your disposal daily. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grifid Hotel Golden Sands
Grifid Resort All Inclusive Arabella
Grifid Hotel Arabella Bulgaria/Golden Sands

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