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“Astera is great and Fatih is awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Astera Hotel & Spa

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Astera Hotel & Spa
Ranked #10 of 111 Hotels in Golden Sands
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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“Astera is great and Fatih is awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

We've just (august 6) came back from a 7 night stay at this hotel.
The hotel was rejuvenated last year, big restaurants areas added (so we didn't experience crowds during the meals),and a new SPA area was added. Great!!!
The rooms are large, clean, food was good, the stuff friendly. If you are not on full board, you can still have free drinks, bevereges and some sweets in the lobby and the pool area.
The animation team was great, and have entertained both the young as well as the elder. Everybody on the team was nice, communicative, and kind, and specially the team leader, Mr Fatih Yeresachan is a very nice person, great dancer, great performer and very handsome man. In comparison to what we have seen in other hotels, the shows were great. Hope he'll be given the proper attitude from his peers and be contracted for the next season as well.
I hope the hotel mamgement will invest in improving the free WiFi service and enable it in the rooms as well. Nowadays communication is a must!!
We intend to revisit the hotel and enjoy it!!!

See you again, Astera !

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Melzo, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

I'm Italian and my partner is Moldavian, on July 2011 we chose this destination on a wise advise of a honest travel agency in Moldova. Well, the hotel was majestic, very clean, beautiful rooms and full of natural sunlight coming by a great balcony which faced right to the sea outlook. Really happy of that choice and of the value! The staff was extremely kind and speaking English pretty fluently! I've been impressed of the happiness the young had while working as service in the dining room! Really my compliments to their team spirit. The food quality was very good and we were on a "all inclusive formula" but I didn't get tired and I would really love to get back there someday. Plus... I'm a customer with mobility handicaps..and I appreciated that the hotel was very close to the private beach. Just 10 minutes of walking by my slow steps. Not very much stairs to do..Just some large ones which let you enter and cross the local market stands.. While I'm writing this review I'm already missing the place :) Aha.. The bathroom are great even if you might have wheelchair, just ask them to assign you the proper room! We also had several breakfast in the room, they managed it with extreme kindness and quality. The WiFi Internet access in the room was not so good and quite expensive but in such a lovely place I won't care so much about these details..unless you are there for business trip.

I didn't write this review before because just today, that I'm booking vacation again in another country.. I would love so much to find even there a "same quality and feel" as I had there at Astera Hotel in Varna!

You really will not waste a single euro if you will chose for this hotel and location! Just remember that if you are looking for silent nights at the Golden Sand.. bring corks for your ears because Varna is always alive and cheerful, you feel the life there.. and it was the best anti depressive solution for each soul.

If you want to enjoy a night in Disco, you'll have one right away near the hotel. Indeed if you want a simple and safe walk around the main streets of Golden Sand, you will be pleased by local cafe, bars, shops, and live performing musicians or painters / artists exposing on the borders of the street. I really loved that, it was my first time to Varna but for sure not the last of my life .

Enjoy your trip at Astera!!! ;-) DGG

Room Tip: ask the reception to have the room which is facing to the sea, where u can see the building of Casin...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

For a family with kids the hotel is a litle noisy from the music entertainment at the pool,wich is at the first floor.
Rooms are clean,big enough,food is ok, not so much variety!
I can not understand why you can not have real butter on the breakfast( breakfast is very poor)
Comparing with Grifid Bolero in Golden Sands,this Hotel and food is a 50% down.
The cofee, even if you pay for is very bad.
The variety of alcoholic drinks is ok.
The sweets is a mess here.
A very big minus is they don't have a courtyard and any place for kids to play outside.
But is a lot of unused space at the pool they can fit some kids atraction...
The internet WI-fi is working ONLY in the lobby , but is good conection.
To find an underground parking place you have to give some attention to the parking man, even if is free parking.Maybe 20 eur is enough.I gave too much so I had a great place to park :)
The beach is quit close, clean and a lot of free chez-long.
Don't expect to be saved by the life guards, if necesay :)They are multifunctional people.They sleep during the day under the umbrelas close to the beach:).
I hate those fotographers on the private beach , they piss you off with low quality photos at a very big price.They takes photos on you even if don't want to or don't know it...
For those who expect for a very good hotel, best service and food at realy for stars chose Grifid Bolero you will not regret!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It is a very, very good hotel. Very clean, plenty of diversified food, private beach.
Even for the parking, very crowded, there are solutions.
Recommended for anyone, who wants to have a nice vacation.
Situated in the center of the resort, on the beach, having all conditions for a confortable staying.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We traveled in 6, 4 adults, 1 child (age 3) and one baby (8 months)....EXCELLENT becouse: Animation Team (Marto, Peter, Tony and Rali) that took care of entertaining us and our children with different games and activities by the pool or by the beach; amazing location (front line hotel, right in the middle of Golden Sands), good food; nice rooms (we had a family room in the new side of the hotel with a beautifull sea view); the best night club in all Golden Sands: Club Arrogance; hotel and rooms very clean; all amenities ....we tried to find something wrong but we couldn't...
Thank you very much for one of the nicest vacation in a long time!!!!

Room Tip: For families with kids (more than one), I strongly recommend a family room....
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

- family room 443: large and clean, with beautiful furniture. Towels were changed daily. The lady who was cleaning the room was making from towels forms on the bed. The room is located at the end of the corridor in the new side of the hotel and the windows were facing to the pool.
- food was ok, not too diversified, but we allways found something to eat up on our taste. Be carreful with the mixed veg and meat food, because can be prepared from the leftovers. A friend of mine got food poisoning and had to go home before his vacation end.
- service was good to very good, Wait staff was efficient and they could comunicate in english. No that good in comunication is the bartender from vitamin bar and loby bar. At the beach bar the boys were outstanding, they were cleaning the beach, refilling the bar, handing the towels and smiling.
Animation team was ok, I could see that they did try to entertain us and kids.
-pools are ok. It is one located outside at the first floor and one inside with warm water.
- beach is ok. From hotel to the sea side in Astera reserved area is arround 200 meters.The way to the beach is through a market.
- parking, is a pain in the ... it is small, so ask to park your car underground (tip the security guy with 5 euro). Do not let your car on the street because it will be towed and you have to pay ~50 euros.
- the resort is noisy and is perfect for teenagers.
- in my opinion the hotel deserve the 4 stars and the price we've paid is ok for what we got.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Location is excellent pretty close to the beach
Food is great, if it's not good enough for you, let me know what you eat at home.
Pool(s) are nice
Animation team tries to get the kids involved...
I would recommend this hotel for everyone.

Room Tip: odd numbers - south side - pool - music during day even numbers - north side - no pool - no music d...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Astera Hotel & Spa
Address: | Golden Sands Resort, Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Varna Province > Golden Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Golden Sands
#4 Romantic Hotel in Golden Sands
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Golden Sands
#8 Spa Hotel in Golden Sands
#9 Family Hotel in Golden Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Astera Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Astera Hotel & SPA is centrally located in Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria among incredible beaches, clean sea-water and bright sun. The combination of aureate sands and nature iniquity of the surroundings make the resort complex one of the most preferable places for spending holidays. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the beach, Astera Hotel & SPA offers an improbable and impressive panorama to the azure water of the Black Sea. The stylish interior, the contemporary architectural decisions and the accents on the colors combined with ultramodern and different design create an unique feeling of coziness and comfort. ... more   less 
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