from Romania, 12 August 2009, 06:10
Comment: stayed in Lilia for the first time in 2006. I was very happy with the hotel so the next year i recommended it to my father and this year i stayed there too.
So, with the help of our travel agency in Romania, we stayed for at Lilia.
A very good choice. Clean rooms, very close to the beach(50m), a pool(not used by me), very good meals(a lot of variety in the evening). It is also a good hotel to relax. The staff speaks very good English . I recognized some of the same faces i saw in 2006(this is a good thing for me).
They have there a exchange office, recommended if you don't want to be fooled by the exchange offices on the street.
from Romania, 30 July 2008, 05:04
Pluses: It's clean, close to the beach, pretty quiet, the buffet is good (there's a lot of food, for all kind of tastes, including vegetarians; two meals per day are more than enough), the stuff is normal; and that's all I liked.
Lacks: Refinement, style.
I didn't like the notes they put on each table of the restaurant, warning not tot take anything from the buffet in the room (I mean food); the fine was 500 bulgarian leva (i.e. ~255 euro)!!!
The room was pretty small for a 4 stars hotel, the colours were ugly (some kind of depressing blue in the room and an ugly green in the restaurant), the towels were poor, no style, no refinement! The TV extremely small and very hard to connect (I think we were the first ones who succeded to connect the cable :-), the walls are pretty thin...
They also give you a set of petty rules (in addition to the one above, with the food), for example: you are not allowed the bring guests (friends) in the room, you are not allowed to use the iron, you are not allowed to take any towel on the beach, etc., etc., etc. (the premise of all those rules is that any guest of the hotel is a potential thief or offender)!
It is a good hotel, but certainly not a 4 stars one!
from England, 10 August 2007, 16:23
Comment: This is the 3rd time we've stayed in Bulgaria and would recommend this hotel to if you require a fairly quiet location with no reps bothering you to join in day time activities.
The rooms are very spacious but basic, clean and safe and cleaned everyday without fail.
The mini bar in your room are very reasonably priced and the maids refill and keep a check on what you've have had throughout your stay.
In this hotel there is no entertainment and not much goes on in the disco either. However close by there are loads of resturants/bars etc to entertain you and the family..
The staff in the hotel are very friendly and we experienced no rudeness from staff (like a previous review). The staff in the resturant went out of their way to cater for the english and my father who is allergic to gluten. They prepared extra meals and even served them directly to his table andthen kept checking everything was okay. The staff advised is you dont see anything you like to ask and they will make it for(especially at breakfast.
The downside to this hotel is the breakfast, they do seem to cater for Germans, Swedes, Dutch, Russians etc (mainly sausages) but to be honest if you asked they made you other things.
The food in the hotel is very good, which varies everyday. My children are 16,12,11 and tried everything and enjoyed the food. As for the sweets, these always went down well. No funny tummys at all.
The pool service is great and as long as you give your pool card to the attendant he will bring you hotel towels and take you to a bed (or find you one). However, we spent most of the time at a swimming pool straight across from the hotel which hs a inflatable trampoline(in the water) and water slides.
The beach at this part of the resort is great and not as crowded at the other end. There are always beds available at a cost of 6/7levs each for a bed/matteress and parasol.
Things in Golden sands have increased in price since joining the EU but the prices are still cheap -large beer is 3.(£1) levs and cocktails are 6levs(around £2) and happy hour tends to be very popular now(last year not so many doing this offer).