Before booking in August 2021, I looked at the reviews on booking: most are enthusiastic, the pool worked. Well, I think I'll go!
Unfortunately, the covid year 2020, when the hotel was not working, was tough on the staff, on the hotel as a whole.
When I moved in in August of this year, to say that I was shocked is to say nothing. Everything is dirty, broken, junk barely works. The mineral pool is not cleaned, flakes float in the water, the tiles around are not washed, dirty. The woman or anyone else looking after the pool is no longer there.
They serve breakfast + dinner. They start half an hour late, because of this, queues are formed to enter the dining room. Once they gave breakfast at 8.30! There was no more of this, we were very indignant that we had come to the sea to relax, but we had to wait for the staff to sleep off. Outrageous! ! But dinner remained at 19.30.
They feed themselves. You can say that it’s not bad, but I’m an unpretentious person.
The room is cleaned only if you ask well, the staff is not enough. Removed once in 5 days.
Why will I come to this hotel again? First, you need to give him a chance. I understand that this year it was rented and served by a family. The entire staff has been changed, and now those who agree to pay less money are working in it. I don't want to say anything more so as not to offend.
Secondly, this hotel is my permanent location at the end of August. The sea is a miracle, what a good + August shopping in Varna.
I was nervous for a couple of days and decided that enough is enough, let others complain and waste their nerves (and complained! ), but I, like a Chinese god, will pass by and rest.
So I spent 5 days: in the morning - walking along the surf line and swimming to Sunny Day and back, in the afternoon - my favorite Varna : ))) And everything worked out. Had a great rest.
Thirdly, why I will return to this hotel: it is an inexpensive holiday. I don't need an all-incl with my lifestyle in St. Constantine and Elena, I have to be in time for the sea, Varna, and the pool. All incl only bothers me, money down the drain. Everything succeeded.
The hotel rested Russian-speaking, Romanians, Bulgarians.
Wifi works intermittently. But when it works - everything is excellent. In the lobby, the truth does not pull at all, only in the rooms.
Advice for those who still decide to go to this hotel: book rooms from x0 to x5 - this is the side with a sea view. Room x6 is also good - side panoramic sea view.
To go to Varna - walk up past Romance and Spa to the highway and take bus 409, it goes from Golden Sands to Varna (bus station, Grand Mall, Varna Mall and Airport). It costs 1.60 leva if it is a Chansfield (with conductor), and 1 lev if the bead is electrified.
We lived on the 8th floor, a room with a panoramic view, it's something! Two walls - glass to the floor, a view of the sea and the city. Resp. two balconies, along the perimeter of these two walls. This is wonderful!
Number. Scoop. But honest scoop. Everything works. Wi Fi with good speed. Air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, everything works. There was no smell!
The towels are clean, the shower is lovely, the stone floor is clean, the water is always hot, no problems at all.
Breakfast. Standard. The rest was bought at the Ezerbil supermarket (next to the hotel) or Chinarite (at the Marek bus station).
A huge advantage of the hotel is its mineral water swimming pool, 25 m long. Free, naturally.
Service. Very attentive staff at the reception, thanks to them, there were problems with the transfer, the guys solved everything, called, helped.
Sea. Nearby. The water is exceptional.
Varna. Nearby. Bus 31A (with entry to Varnitsa) or 409 (up through the parking lot at the Romance SPA hotel).
We liked the hotel so much that we returned at the end of August for another 4 nights.
I write and think, why do I praise this hotel so much? I need it, extra competition when booking a room? But I'm good today : )
the hotel where my wife and I stayed for 12 days. It is called Jolio Curi in the resort area of St. Constantine and Helena. If travel agencies start selling it to you, then immediately close the topic.
By Scoop and our past, I can not say with reverence, but not with frenzy. You can also take a lot of positive experience from Scoop, but if it's a good repaired clean scoop. Hotel Joliot Kuri is the embodiment of all the most vile and nasty in the scoop. It has not been repaired for about 25 years. You will not notice this at the reception, of course everyone was shamanic there, but when you start going up the floors you will begin to smell an interesting smell of urea in the corridors. Roofing felts are local cats, or maybe the scientists, having sat too long at the symposiums, did not have time to reach the rooms, well, you yourself understand (after all, the object was built as a hotel for scientists).
We went up to the 7th floor to the indicated room and I lit a cigarette . . HOP!! ! Shabby room, unrecognizable furniture. The coffee table, apparently out of anger, was burned by someone not with a cigarette, but with a cigar. A small refrigerator stained with something brown (I wiped it with a towel), killed on the carpet, an air conditioner called a fan that fell all the time, a washbasin and a shower like in a provincial hotel in Zadrishchinsk. The TV was also of course bearded years. God be with him. It is not important. The only thing that somehow compensated for this horror is the view from the balcony from the 7th floor to the sea. The view is certainly stunning. There are two sun loungers on the balcony and it pleases.
It can be noted that everything in the room works from light bulbs to hot water in the taps.
Now about nutrition. We took the tour with breakfast. There is possible. Mlyako sour, cheese, egg-fried bread, plastic sausage, even watermelon and melon honey.
In general, judge for yourself. My opinion is to be more careful about the selection of the tour and not to rush to the first seemingly tempting offers. BULGARIA SUPER. HOTEL SUCK. P. S. In Kuri, there are also improved, as they are called, renovated rooms. The Germans usually live there. The travel agency didn't offer them to us. My maid even let me look at one. The difference is significant.
Feel free to take any other hotel in St. Konstantin and Helena. In any case, it will be better, because there is nowhere worse.
The elevator that sends vacationers "to breakfast" and to the sea does not open on its own, but only if you have time to open the iron handle in time. Don't hesitate or it will get stuck and the reseption will ask you to "jump" repeatedly to keep moving, or start picking you out of the elevator between floors.
If you suddenly didn’t get enough sleep in the “quietest place in Bulgaria”, listening to the thumping of restaurant music until 3 am or drunken revelry of weddings in the hotel restaurant - do not despair: at 7.00 you will be awakened by neighbors visiting the shower or toilet, and at 7.30 you can have breakfast...
"Buffet" means nothing more than "complex breakfasts", where you can choose: either a fried egg, or sausage and a piece of cheese, or 1 uncut tomato (called "tomatoes" on the menu). If you have chosen fried eggs with ham - "fruits" (1 apple) will not shine for you! You will probably be lucky, and the neighboring Germans will write a complaint to the hotel management, after which the complex breakfasts will be replaced with a buffet and you will have the opportunity to dig into rotten cherries once every two weeks, but the menu will remain the same, and about any salads and cereals for children do not even dream!
Sorry, there are a lot of impressions, I completely forgot about the beaches and pools! The Julio-Croi beach is a dirty corner, with a dead dolphin decomposing on the rocks for 3-4 weeks, to the great delight of children and the bewilderment of adults. Because of the stones, stench and algae, it is impossible to get into the sea, and you will have to look for a normal beach from another hotel.
If you come to your senses in 10 days, find your compatriots and find that vegetables, berries and fruits grow in the fertile land just for nothing, that the pipe with Healing Mineral Water is 500m away. to the left, and no one turns off this source, as in your pool - nothing will stop you from enjoying the mild climate, the sea and the sun!