Sunny Beach, 8240, Bulgaria
Hotel from hell
The worst holiday we have ever had, PLEASE NEVER STAY AT THIS HOTEL. Food disgusting, rooms terrible sheets never changed, so small and smelling, as for ALl inclusive ***, no air con hired fan all electrics went off till next day, ants running every where including in our pit that we stayed in, not one day did we see a table being cleaned or wiped over that's why the ant were having a lovely holiday! Thank god for the restaurants outside or we would have starved, we may as well have rang a bell saying we had leprosy because every time we went out the local people was saying oh lady we feel so sorry for you, you stay at the pomorie please come in o eat proper food, my god I spent the week with my hands in my pocket! It was rank we had stomach cramps like lots of people in the hotel well they call it a hotel, as for three star no way on this earth is it three star, I wouldn't rate it one star, they was playing hotels, staff looked like thet was just pulled in from outside, and shopping trollys taking the sheets and towels around in restaurant floor all full of spilled food never cleaned could go on for ever, still bad from this experienc and going to claim comp! This holiday cost us over a thousand pounds so it not the fact of you get what you pay for so BE AWARE DO NOT GO TO THE POMORIE PLEASE!
Unique Quality: Just Bulgarie it's self
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Having been to Bulgaria before we could not believe how Balken Holidays even had this hotel in their brochure.
We have just returned from the Hotel Pomorie Sunny Beach and our advise to anyone considering going there DON'T, it was horrendous.
The whole hotel certainly needs attention. There are plenty of wall sockets coming of the walls!! The overall standard of this hotel would struggle to even get a star rating here in the UK, let alone a 3*.
This place is most certainly not suitable for children, even though they have a kiddies club, as there are working girls in the reception bar/lobby in the evenings, and their kiddies club closed in August!!
The food in the hotel is extremely poor. We knew it would be basic as this is normal for Bulgaria, but for the food too be consistently in edible we did not expect.
We most defintley will not be recommending this hotel to anyone and we will be seeking compensation from the tour company.
Good luck to anyone who is unfortunate to visit thie hotel.
Dreadful Hotel - Go at your Peril!
We have just returned from the Pomorie Hotel (Faulty Towers) in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria and the experience was unbelievable!!
We arrived on 3rd May 2008 for our first of 2 week holiday and were treated like an experiment. This is the first time this hotel has done ALL INCLUSIVE - needless to say half of the hotel is all-inclusive and half isnt. The Hotel is in need a colour, decoration and a good clean up. The food was semi-warm and even cold when it should have been hot. ( The chef looked like he has already eaten all the pies - and Gordon Ramsey would run screaming from the 'canteen') No food is cooked on the premises, it is shipped in, lightly warmed up then served to us! When some food has gone - it is rarely replenished, and what doesnt get eaten at Breakfast is served for Lunch, if not eaten and Lunch is served for Dinner. You would love this place if you love Bratworst sausage cos that was diguised in four different ways!.
The first week we arrived the whole resort was closed - with building work all over the place and was swimming in conrete everywhere you trod. The second week was better cos the sun came out - thats it ! The sun was the only good thing to happen during our stay. Balkan airways flew us there and your inflight meal is a ham or cheese sandwich so go prepared!
The Balkan Rep is also unhelpful as they say - "well what did you expect for the price you paid" - I say I expect a 3 star hotel, nothing more-nothing less - I have no clue as to how this hotel has got 3 stars - its basic, badly run, dirty and the food is totally unsuitable. Oh by the way, we got our all-inclusive drinks, but if you like wine, its wine and water, if you like other drinks - dont expect it to taste like what you ask for!! Good luck!
Excellent location and VFM
I stayed at the Pomorie Hotel with my girlfriend in August 2007, and after having read some mixed reviews on this website we were a bit concerned about what it would be like. However we could not fault the hotel in any way. Yes, its not 5 star luxury but what some people don't realise is that you get what you pay for!! The rooms were clean and a reasonable size (on hindsight we probably should have hired a fan as its still very warm in the evening when getting ready to go out for the night). Ask for a poolside view as the front of the hotel overlooks a club where music blares till 3 in the morning. It was a good selection of music though! Breakfast (the days that we made it!) was continental style and there was plenty of choice, contrary to what we had heard.
One of the Pomorie's great selling points is its location. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and stalls nearby and as it is approx 10mins walk from the main strip it does not feel too busy or crowded. The beach is literally across the road and although it costs 18leva per day for 2 loungers and a parasol this is only around £6. Its also spotless and didn't feel too crowded either.
All the restauarants we ate in were superb. We never had a bad meal and were able to eat a large course plus a couple of drinks each for approx £12. Highly recommend the Ocean Restaurant (next to Pomorie), Steak House (down and across from Pomorie), Laguna Beach (on the beach!) and Mamacitas Mexican (in main strip). Buy 1 Get 2 drinks were available in most places and if you don't see this advertised just ask as the guys on the street trying to get you to come into their place will usually see to this. Las Palmas Bar was excellent at night and there are lots of karaoke bars for a good laugh. There's little to do at night other than get drunk but maybe that's not a bad thing!
If you're travelling with Balkan the jeep safari was a good day out but make sure you do not miss out on Khan's Tent. A brillinat meal followed by a you have to see it to believe it Cabaret show. We also went to the Action Aqua Park which was an excellent day out.
Overall we would definitely go back to the Pomorie. We wouldn't have wanted to be in the main strip area as it was too busy and a bit tacky but for location the Pomorie was excellent. The food and drink was also a lot cheaper in the area than in the main strip.
pool bar blues
a party of 6 of us have just returned from the pomerie at sunny beach the hotel is a bit dated but its clean and spacious with a good choice of indoor and outdoor bar/eateries the waiters in the hotel were brill,but it was not to be with the poolside waiters who were content to play loud "house and garage" music at full belt with the bass consistently thumping.we asked for the music to be chenged but it never happened, hence the pool bar slowly but surely became empty.overall rating a personal 9/10 will go back
pomerio hotel 2007 aug/sept
had a really good time apart from loosing room key , paid for new one food in breakfast brill best selection iv seen and the price of , well everything in shops pubs/restuarants was fantastic plenty o guys asking if you wanted a meal etc but when said no, not yet they left you alone
1st week weather was so hot you couldnt walk on beach 2nd was cooler but good hardly wore the clothes i took as was in pool or beach most days and bought levis(might not be orignal)7.50
plenty o rolex,s from 3 quid up
and they didnt hassle you to buy
beggers and women selling fruit on street but just said NO and walk away
flights was good and got a meal however the rep at hotel was a bit mis leading asked about taking back a bottle etc , yes no problems , so you guessed it it was taken off at airport
and the bottles were dearer in airport too
did hear music from the disco but not to bad if you can you must either bring a fan, good one or be prepared to hire one as we did with a fridge
you get charged 5 levs a day for sun lounger however go next door to fenix hotel there they are free
6 lev for lounger and 6 for parasol on beach there are 1000s
if you got kids watch out for the broken glass panels in balcony we had one smash when there was a windy day then they took out panel from next door and replaced it as we were on end of block
we was there for 2 weeks looking back 10 days would have been perfect loads o golf cart to hire
and taxis plentiful but didnt use em
local buses was so cheap heard of people got stuff stolen but never seen any ourselves
only take a small amount o local currency with you better exchange rate there and use the crown exchange places if you have a lunch of a burger or chicken kabab then you wont be able for a big meal at night as portions are fantastic and if not advertised ask for a free drink before you decide which restuarant you go for meal they all give a free drink inc pints
dearest pint was about 1.40 pounds but i got 2 happy hour varies from all day to 3pm till end
stayed at the pomorie end of sept / beginning of august.Such a shame there is no air con it lets the place down.very,very clean but no chance of a lie-in cuz the cleaners kept cumin in at 10am!bit of a pain when ure shatterd cuz uve bin listening to the empty club extreme all night from the bed! apart from that the pool was the best one i saw and the staff in the bar/games room were fantastic.very friendly indeed unlike the pool bar staff who aint.would go to sunny beach again but defo need air con.....
Lisa in Stoke-on-trent
All I can safely say about this Hotel is that I would not stay there again if they paid ME!!!!!
The only part of the hotel that was cleaned during my stay (16/09/2007 - 30/09/2007) seemed to be the reception area.
The room was large enough and had a good outlook(if you discount the ferris wheel) but the standard of housekeeping was to be honest non existent,my wife wrote her name in the dust on the mirror in the first week and it was still there the day we left!!
The floor of the shower room was never cleaned in the two weeks we were there and I don't think the cleaners knew what a vacuum cleaner was for.
I realise that we were there for the last two weeks of the season,but having paid for the facilities you expect them to at least be there! In the last three days it was becoming a joke to see what would be left at the end of the day.
I will not comment on the state of the breakfast except to say we used it for corn flakes,milk and hot water for our own tea and coffee.
Lucky for us we went B+B as the food in the hotel was awful and the same every day. There was only one bar for the all inclusives which was the lobby bar and after the Germans had arrived it was too crowded which caused a lot of problems with people pushing in the que. As i say thank God we were B+B, We didn't have them problems.
The hotel was basic but our room was cleaned daily( if we were up at reasonable hour). The staff weren't very friendly and sum a bit rude. If we were to go to Bulgaria again we would probably choose a different hotel but also go later in the year as everything was closed until we were leaving which was a bit annoying.
We spent a lot of money over the 2 weeks but that wasn't helped by eating at the places on the main strip. we did find some great places to eat which were really cheap but mainly excellant food. I would reccommend walking a bit further off the strip, look for the places where there are locals eating and are busy. There are 3 i would reccommend, DJanny's, Condor and Oasis which is only just around the corner.
All in all our holiday was good as we new that Bulgaria was relatively cheap so didn't need to go AI. If any one has any questions please feel free to e-mail me.
3rd may for two weeks a i with my husband and 2 kids the food was terrible the staff were rude the pool side was dirty cups and plates left out all nite it rained a few days and it was cold the hotel would not put the heating on there was a lot of o a ps there we went to bed with sweatshirts on we ate more outside the hotel than in we were sent to early one shop and one restarant open it was like a building site outside terrible i would go to sunny beach again but not this hotel we feel very let down and spent a lot of money
When we arrived [4am] people were coming up to us telling us how dreadful it was so we were dreading it. We soon came to realise that they were AI we were only B&B but didn't bother trying the breakfast as food was so cheap in restaurants. The rooms are very basic & tiny [heard the family rooms were a lot bigger & better] but we were hardly in it anyway. The pool is lovely and Elisabeth [pool barmaid] is really lovely! We had one complaint all week and that was the pool area hadn't been cleaned, we complained to our reps and it was sorted in minutes. Rooms were cleaned everday. I would suggest to anyone going here not to go AI as from what i heard the food is not even edible, if you're just staying here though it is ok. Must agree about the balkan flight meal, the rolls were dreadful!!
my parents are going to stay at the Hotel Pomorie in S/B on 2nd August. This day is also my Mums Birthday so i would appreciate it if anybody could recommend a nice restaurant for my Dad to take her to. Somewhere not too far away and not over expensive. Just somewhere nice and romantic.
Also if anybody has stayed at this hotel plz could you let me know what it is like and if it has air conditioned rooms.
Any help would be great, many thanks
RE: Help plz!
I’ve been looking at the map of SB and the Pomorie Hotel is not far from the Maritza Hotel, were we stay. The restaurant Piccadilly, just opposite the Maritza is very good and very reasonable on price and only 200/300 meters from the Pomorie Hotel. On leaving the Pomorie turn right and head away from the beach, follow the road to the end and directly opposite is a narrow road with shops bars etc, walk to the end of this road the Maritza is in front of you and the Piccadilly is on your left.
Hope they have a wonderful time.
RE: RE: Help plz!
Thank you so much Dave!
RE: RE: Help plz!
The 'Gypsy' show at a nice restaurant called something like Justi Nosht is excellent and might be enjoyed by your parents. It is a full cabaret show. You only pay for your meal and drinks at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is between the main boulevard down to the sea and the Breeze Apartments. It is on the opposite side of the road from most of the built up part of Sunny Beach.
Here's wishing your mum a very happy birthday and an enjoyable holiday!
Re: Help plz!
hi we have an apartment in sun village not far from where you are. we went to a restaurant up in the hills overlooking all of the bay.excellent food,realy good entertainment on par with silver service but only cost about £50 for 4 of us. the taxi cost £6 its the only one in the woodland, but can not remember the name but all the taxi drivers seem to know it. have a good time bye.
Anyone Have Any Ideas For Day Trips And Places To Visit In Sunny Beach !?
Hello , I Am Going To Sunny Beach On The 26th Of July And I Was Wondering If Anyone Had Any Ideas For A Good Day Out ! I Have A 12 Year Old Daughter And She's Dying To Know If There Is A WaterPark CloseBy!Also,If Anyone Has Been To Hotel Pomorie , Can You Please Tell Me What It Is Like So I Don't Get A Big Shock ! I'd Be Very Happy If Anyone Has Any Comments On Sunny Beach ! Thank You !
RE: Anyone Have Any Ideas For Day Trips And Places To Visit In Sunny Beach !?
I think there will be plenty for you and your 12 year old to do in |Sunny Beach, I have only been yo Golden Sands and that is just a smaller version, take a look at my Bulgaria page for more info, happy holidays
RE: Anyone Have Any Ideas For Day Trips And Places To Visit In Sunny Beach !?
Your daughter is in luck. There is a good aquapark actually in Sunny Beach and a new one has recently been built nearby between nearby Nessebar and Ravda.
Make sure that you visit the old town of Nessebar. It is very quaint and has many craft stalls and restaurants. You can catch a boat from Sunny Beach or get a taxi. The bus fare is incredibly cheap but if you are a walker like myself the walk will take between 20 minutes and an hour depending upon the position of your hotel. Do not book trips from your travel company. Book them from the little tourist offices which can be found in Sunny Beach. These are much cheaper. Ignore the scare stories told by reps. You will get air conditioned coaches and your guides will be English speaking. The trip to the Rapotama River game reserve is worth going on (my spelling may be wrong!). There is a good trip to the Blue Mountains but you need a head for heights as you go on a ski lift. The jeep safaris are fun. Sozopol another ancient town is also worth visiting. If you go to Varna catch the bus from the bus station. The return trip will probably cost less than £3.00. It is a beautiful city with good shopping but bewarew of pickpockets near the cathedral. Try Khan's Tent for a good meal and cabaret show. Another good cabaret is at the Jushti Noshti Restaurant(spelling?). You only pay for the meal.
Enjoy your holiday
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Address: Sunny Beach, 8240, Bulgaria