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Golden Sands Resort, 9007 Golden Sands, Bulgaria

#42 of 70 hotels in Golden Sands

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Review score

Based on 81 hotel reviews

7.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.6

  • Comfort

    7.5

  • Location

    7.7

  • Facilities

    7.4

  • Staff

    8.5

  • Value for money

    7.8

  • Free WiFi

    6.6

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  • Reviewed: 7 September 2018

    9.6
    A Gem of a place!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Overall impressed, based on what we paid! Only two negatives for the room! Firstly, only 13 Channels and all foreign and second, once again, no coffee /tea facilities! I hate having to stroll randomly round a hotel trying to find coffee before I'm alive and can even manage an legible word!

    Arrived at our all inclusive hotel late in the evening. Reception beckoned us whereupon we were warmly greeted with a lovely smile. I loved how the receptionist seemed to acknowledge without enticement our desire to get to our room and retire to the bar for a well deserved refreshment. Subsequently, a swift intro, keys and a lovely welcome touch of a snack pack, (we'd missed the meals), ensued. Minutes later, bags, receipts for overpriced airline refreshments were deposited in our home for the next week and our tushies firmly planted in the lobby bar! Satisfactorily refreshed we headed out to scout our surroundings and to our delight not only do we discover the beach is indeed a short walk from the hotel! but the streets are abound with 24/7 supermarkets and food so fast you hardly remember swallowing!! All the local attractions, both day and night are within stumbling distance, so I can genuinely say the hotel is in a perfect location! The local stores and fast food joints are all sensibly priced, (Not McDonald's, who charge as if the resort is in an airport), but a word to the wise when it comes to the themed restaurants and bars! Food and drinks, as one would expect for a resort catering to the foreign clientele, are overpriced and many of the cocktails/shots are so watered down it's like drinking Del Boy's Peckham Spring! Back at the hotel it was time to investigate the room! Clean and well maintained with complimentary toiletries, a small fridge, (Empty but then better than a €100.00 bag of sugar nuts!) and the TV. Overall impressed, based on what we paid! Only two negatives for the room! Firstly, only 13 Channels and all foreign and second, once again, no coffee /tea facilities! I hate having to stroll randomly round a hotel trying to find coffee before I'm alive and can even manage an legible word!

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2018

    9.6
    Oustanding staff, good comfort and fantastic location
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The large groups of neighbours you might encounter in high season. They know from which country they come from.

    Good facilities, comfortable beds, decent size swimming pool, but most importantly, young, friendly and charming staff that display outstanding professionalism and helpfulness. Good restaurants and bars in close proximity.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2018

    7.5
    For the short time we were there, the hotel met our needs.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    The hotel room really needs to be refurbished, the hairdryer hose fell off while I was using it. Music round pool much to loud at times but then we aren't in our 20's Differently not a hotel for families Breakfast could have been more inviting

    From the hotel manger Emilia & reception staff, there was always a warm greeting & smile. Reception staff were some of the friendlies we have met on our travels.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2018

    9.6
    Excellent weekend!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The indoor pool was not useable because the water was not warmed.

    The hotel is really big and clean, with an outdoor and indoor swimingpool. The food was really good , tasty and diversificated. The manager and staff were really nice and know how to make you feel comfortable. Even if we were supposed to leave at 12:00, the manager gave us a bonus for our stay, so we got to stay until 15:00. Moreover, the hotel is in the center of the city and really close to all the attractions and to the beach. Highly recommended!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2018

    9.6
    Great for a couple of days
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No complaints.

    I didn't got to the included breakfast because I was hanging out all night. The staff is super nice and speaks good german and english. I wouldn't recommend this to family's because there is a big partying atmosphere. But I would go there again if I'm around.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2017

    4.2
    2** hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sauna - kaput Indoor pool - cold as ice -unusable Outdoor pool - usable only for people who like cold water Drinks quality - water + sugar + and some metilic alcohol Only plastic cups Food without any taste (the pork steak... You'd better eat a bone) The bars don't have ice Coffee was just some water with darkness Got an allergy from pesticides of the vegetables The bed cover has the same age as my grandma We wouldn't recommend it not even to our enemies...

    Parking was ok - safe. We asked for a room with a view and we got it.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    5.0
    The hotel manager was a really nice person, she was really...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The cleaning lady forgot things all the time: like the swiping mop on our table, to take out the trash, to put new towels, to give new toielt paper and to we would have liked if the floor were cleaned a bit too. Also the vacum cleaner made a really loud noise at 8AM in the morning on sunday.

    The hotel manager was a really nice person, she was really helpful and kind.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    7.5
    The Manager Emilie was great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Safe deposit is at reseption and not free. It should be free. Internet is only at reception. It should be also in the rooms and free.

    The Manager Emilie was great. Very Professional and helpful and takes care of customers very well.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2018

    7.5
    Not my kinda place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    It was as expected. The manager was very helpful

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2017

    8.8
    Staff very helpfull and friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Staff very helpfull and friendly

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    7.1
    Not good food and not good WI-FI
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Not good food and not good WI-FI

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    6.7
    Manager!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Gandaci! Bugs!

    Manager!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2017

    10
    The Beaumont or Mandarin would be Fortunate to have a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The Beaumont or Mandarin would be Fortunate to have a manager such as Emilia.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2017

    7.1
    The manager was amazing!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The manager was amazing!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2016

    8.3
    Very good value for money.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Adjacent to the "party street". (pro, if you come to enjoy nigthlife)

    Very good value for money. Big up to the lovely and helpful hotel manager Emilia and her stuff!

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2015

    8.3
    Great staff, especially front office and Emilia, but also...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel need some investment in logistics, but you have to think also on the low rates that they are using, so the quality/price ratio is more than fair.If you have big expectations, think again how much you pay.

    Great staff, especially front office and Emilia, but also the bartenders from the lobby bar made our stay a confortable one.

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    8.8
    The staff were mostly friendly, they were no problem except...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I was stuck without air conditioning one whole night after notifying staff that I couldn't get it to work(I had no key). It was also quite difficult to arrange an iron for my shirt. I didn't like drinking coffee from a small transparent plastic water cup in the morning.

    The staff were mostly friendly, they were no problem except when there were more than one available it meant that no one knew who was in charge and you were talking to more than one if it was not busy. The manager Emilia was brilliant though and gets things done. The room was clean enough and the facilities were good.

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    8.3
    The personnel was very nice and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Parking was very small, and once I have parked, I couldn't go out with my car again, because they couldn't guarantee me a place no more. Wi-Fi was very slow Breakfast was awful

    The personnel was very nice and helpful. The hotel location is pretty good. Beds were really comfortable for sleep.

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    7.1
    Personalul amabil, mancarea suficient de diversificata /...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Parcarea mica si aglomerata,curatenia in camera, turistii galagiosi/ too small parking place, the rooms shall be cleaned in each day, too noisy tourists

    Personalul amabil, mancarea suficient de diversificata / the personal was nice, the food was good

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    4.6
    Clean rooms and comfortable beds
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    - food was horrible; - the pool was dirty; - the water in the pool was old, didn't seem to have been changed recently; - wi-fi was less than horrible, never worked for more than 10 minutes without dropping; - the cleaning lady smelled like a sewer, she left a horrible smell on the halls and rooms after cleaning; - TV had only 10-15 working channels, all bulgarian - both our doors got broken and didn't lock, we had to wait for than half an hour for someone to come fix it.

    Clean rooms and comfortable beds

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    5.8
    This is a hotel which mostly caters for all-inclusive guests...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is a hotel which mostly caters for all-inclusive guests therefore it has a very budget feel to it. The room was quite worn, the parking arrangements were poor and the facilities outdated.

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2015

    6.7
    I like the location was at the heart of golden sands.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The dinner wasn't good enough. The wifi was slow. Very nossy you can listen everyone who pass from the room and when they talk at the pool. Next time i will visit Greece islands

    I like the location was at the heart of golden sands. Nice staff and a nice manager who cares..

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    7.9
    Educated and pleasant staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It seems to be a trend in Golden Sands hotels to keep guest's passports or IDs until they leave. This is not ok, folks. You cannot leave people undocumented in a foreign country, it's basic logic.

    Educated and pleasant staff.

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2015

    7.5
    Amazing management, great food, environment for young people...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Noice in the night, pool bar was not so clean (so many drinks on the floor :)

    Amazing management, great food, environment for young people, never boring

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2015

    8.8
    Greeted on arrival and departure.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A little noisy at night due to location and mainly younger adults staying there than families, although not really a big problem.

    Greeted on arrival and departure. Very nice staff and the manageress was very helpful. Not far from the beach and good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    10
    The hotel manager is the friendliest, most accommodating...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel manager is the friendliest, most accommodating person I've met in quite some time. Emilia made sure that my stay was comfortable and even allowed me to stay past check in time. The hotel is located near the beach, about 5-10 minute walk.

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2015

    6.3
    Clean hotel with friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor food quality and not that many choices, if something finished, was not replaced. Small parking in front of the hotel, always full. The second parking is somewere in the woods and it doesn't look safe, even if they tell you that someone is always there. By foot is very close but by car it takes 15 min ride. A lot of noisy teenegers, drinking all day long.

    Clean hotel with friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    8.3
    Very clean and amazing and very present manager open to help...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not a big variety of cocktails or drinks and the barmen's English was quite poor, but all in all it was a good service

    Very clean and amazing and very present manager open to help and offer clients the best experience that they can have.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    7.5
    Emilia, the hotel manager tried her best to please us, but...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Being all inclusive was a bad choice for us. Nothing edible except pancakes. The food was so poor quality that we had to eat everyday in our friends hotel...Atlas...same 4 stars...another galaxy compared with ours. Being a summer hotel no heating was available and we froze to death until Emilia sent us a heating fan who saved the appearance. But why open the hotel in May if you cant provide a good customer service ? The bar was mediocre at best. The parking was usable only the second day because i didnt want to park my car 1 mile away in a different spot away from my sight. All in all, i could give it another chance maybe summer time if they decrease to 3 star hotel and range the price accordingly...this is definitely not a 4 star hotel.

    Emilia, the hotel manager tried her best to please us, but you can't substitute a lack of everything a 4 star hotel must offer with a few moments of kindness.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    10
    My friend and I choose this as a last minute random trip to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We personally didn't have a bad experience at all but I think some people would be likely to complain at the lack of dessert available and also perhaps the fact that the drinks were mixed with machine soft drinks not real juice but if they are fussy they could order just straight vodka or whatever and buy a carton of juice from the supermarket opposite :)

    My friend and I choose this as a last minute random trip to Golden sands from Bucharest for the long weekend. Several people at our work basically said not to expect much , it was likely to be noisy , not clean and simple food but we just needed a place to sleep. We choose the all inclusive plan as we have never been in a hotel with one and thought it would be easy for the first night at least. When we arrived it was busy as a group was checking in but the young man suggested we just sit , have a drink and wait . When it was my turn I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by name by the Manager , checked in smoothly, apologies given as it was a little cold but offers of extra blankets etc were given . The room was very clean and comfortable and view was nice. The quality and quantity of the food was very impressive . As I don't eat meat , often I don't have much choice but there where lots of fresh ,tasty salads ,delicious fish , one main vegetarian dish (loved the Ratatouille). Other dishes were freshly cooked on a griddle , like chicken etc and my friend enjoyed them. Breakfast and lunch were equally good - lots of choice. I liked the fact that the selection was carefully monitored to ensure there was plenty but never too much wastage/dried up food as in many places- more hotels should follow suit! We were also given free use of the sauna, steam room and indoor pool as it was the first holiday but the think prices were reasonable . All the staff are friendly , cheerful and helpful and it was nice to see them eating the same food as the guests. This was the first weekend of the summer season but I do believe that the lovely Ms Emilia will endeavour to keep the same standards throughout season . She really came across as an efficient manger and a lot of places could learn a lot from her and the rest of the family - We hope to return again - Thank you - tell the man in the restaurant this is from the BBC girls!!

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2016

    9.6
    Personal was very nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Personal was very nice. Location was OK, very close to the beach.

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2015

    7.5
    I liked very much the hotel manager, Emi.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The food and beverage.

    I liked very much the hotel manager, Emi. She is a nice person, trying to offer the guests all the best.

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2015

    10
    The service at reception was perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    breakfast was not good:not fresh and the variety wasn't big. Coffee was horrible!

    The service at reception was perfect. Facilities were also good.

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2015

    8.8
    Amabilitatea personalului, condițiile de cazare.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    All inclusive slab diversificat, lipsa salteluțelor pentru șezlonguri.

    Amabilitatea personalului, condițiile de cazare.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    10
    Good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Good location. Very good price for 3 night accomodation and all inclussiv. The staff,especial the manager of the hotel were very friendly.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    10
    Hospitality, kindness and professionalism received from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Hospitality, kindness and professionalism received from hotel manager Emilia I have never seen before...

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    9.6
    Nice place and very very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nice place and very very friendly staff. The most pleasant manager that I meet :)nice room the rapport price/quality is very good.

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