The 10 storey Pliska is situated in Golden Sands ( not our choice of holiday ) stands approx 300 m from the beach. 142 double rooms 6 single and 12 suites all with balconies, WC and bath with shower. It has two pools sauna massage and jacuzzi. All sounds very nice but it does have one big drawback................Paperthin walls, we spent most evenings sleeping with everyone who was on our floor if you get my drift!!!!! Snoring, grunting you name it we heard it!!!
typacally tourist hotel
When we arrived I thought " not bad " on the whole it looks really nice. Two pools, one indoor, sauna massage and jacuzzi. Buffet style breakfasts with great choice, night club underneath. What more could I ask for, THICKER WALLS!!!!. It was as if we spent the entire time with our next door neighbours, even to sleeping with them.!! Snoreing from every direction, it was horrid. People upstairs wearing heeled shoes sounded as if they were coming through the ceiling. And as for closing doors, I dont think anyone in the place could close a door quietly, BANG!!!!!! The only outstanding quality I think this place had was too allow all the local " ladies of the night " in at any time of the day or night and they were quite open about it!!!!!!! OPEN MINDED OR NOT THIS i THOUGHT WAS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
On our second trip to Malaysia we took a Balkan air flight, and had to stop in Sofia. Without any notice we had to wait for 4 hours on the airport in small hall, with toilets that were flooded, and no place to eat or drink.
The pilot of our connecting flight was also waiting there with us, and had no clue what time we could continue our flight!! On our returnflight we had to stay over one night in hotel Pliska, and everything was better arranged then. We even had time to do some sightseeing in the city center.
There I bought the BEST peaches ever , which tasted like I have never tasted before. !!
Sofia has the buzz of a capital city and the convenience of a compact center where all the main sights can be visited on foot.
Small street markets, such as the Rimskata Stena Market, are a picturesque sight in summer, as piles of colorful vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs are sold.
Rapidly the city's image changed from an Oriental, to a European. Today many streets, buildings, parks, and even whole neighborhoods preserve the architectural style from the turn of the century. Between 1879 and 1939, the population of Sofia grew from 20 000 to 300 000, while today 1 250 000 people live in Sofia.
Sofia' s skyline is dominated by the gold domes of the Alexander Nevski Memorial Church, built in honor of the 200, 200.000 Russian casualties Bulgaria's War of Liberation of 1877-78. Its lavish exterior is surpassed by the frescoed interior and splendid iconostasis. Craftsmen and artists worked for thirty years to create this enormous church, where nearly 300 mural paintings and decorative finishes in marble, onyx, alabaster and gold can be admired. In the crypt beneath, a large exhibition of icons from all over Bulgaria is effectively displayed
Drinks from the hotel bar. For free :)