Varna

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is third in population after Sofia and Plovdiv and the second largest city in Bulgaria. Varna is a major tourist destination, a starting point for all resorts in the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine. The urban area features 20 km of sand beaches and abounds in thermal mineral water sources. The central sea baths and the beach are situated below the Sea Garden. The hotels in Varna are numerous and diverse in categories and prices. Three 18-hole golf courses (Thracian Cliffs, Lighthouse Golf and Black Sea Rama) are located to the north of Varna in the vicinity of Balchik and Kavarna.

  • Varna resort

    Location: Varna is the largest seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Varna is 3rd in population after Sofia and Plovdiv and the 2nd largest city in Bulgaria. It is called the seaside capital of Bulgaria. The town of Varna is situated 470 km north-east from the Bulgarian capital - Sofia, 80 km from the town of Shumen, 78 km from the town of Burgas and 45 km from the town of Dobrich.

    Varna is a starting point for many resorts in the northern part of Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Varna is a major tourist destination, seaport, university and business centre. It is a headquarter of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

    Beach and climate: The urban area of Varna features 20 km of sand beaches. Varna abounds in mineral water springs with temperature 35–55 C. The beach and the central baths with mineral water are located below the Sea Garden.

    The town of Varna features subtropical climate with continental influences. The summer season starts in early May and lasts until early October. The average temperatures in summer are 25–35 C during the day and 15–20 C in the night. The temperature of the seawater in summer is about 22–27 C.

    Accommodation: The hotels in Varna are numerous and diverse in prices and categories. The nearby resorts – Golden Sands, Riviera, St. St. Constantin and Elena offer also possibilities for accommodation. Check out the hotels in Varna in the left menu, book online or contact us for more information.

    Bars and restaurants: There are numerous seashore restaurants, snack bars, pizzerias, taverns, beer-houses, fast food cafes, clubs and bars. The waterfront promenade is dotted with beach clubs and bars with different kind of music.

    Entertainment: Varna is popular for the Sea Garden - the largest and oldest park in the town. In the park area are located an open-air theatre, the Navy Museum, the Seaside Baths, the Museum of Natural History, the Astronomical Observatory, the Planetarium, the Aquarium and Dolphinarium, etc. One of the richest fine arts galleries in Bulgaria is located in Varna. In St. Atanasius church (18th c) there is an exposition of icons painted in the Age of Revival.

    The largest Roman bath on the Balkan Peninsula /7000 sq.m/ is located in Varna.
    The Ecological Park of the University Botanical Garden is situated in St. St. Constantin and Elena resort close to Varna.
    Kamchiya natural reserve, the Aladzha rock monastery and the Palace of Balchik are located also close to Varna.

    Sport: Various water sports can be practiced on the beach – jet skiing, beach volleyball, boat trips, diving, surfing, banana boat rides, etc. Varna hosts international competitions and national events in several sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, sailing, motocross and auto racing.

    Three 18-hole professional golf courses (Lighthouse Golf, Thracian Cliffs, Black Sea Rama) are situated in the vicinities of Kavarna and Balchik to the north of Varna.

    Transport: Varna is one of the largest Bulgarian transport centers. Varna is accessible by air (Varna International Airport), railway (Central railway station), by sea (Port of Varna Cruise Terminal), by car and by 2 bus terminals.

  • Comments on Varna  (30)
     
    • anne john from United Kingdom
      Sent on 18 July 2011
      A group of 20 of us stayed at the hotel in July 2011, we expected dirty rooms, poor service and awful food more of a 2* standard than 5*, we got a slightly dated but beautiful, clean large hotel with huge bedrooms and pleasant staff. Yes the carpets were slightly worn and there were a few stains, yes the hot water was unreliable and yes the hairdryers were useless but overall the rooms were fine. Not enough hangers and the thinnest pillows I have ever slept on. The restaurants were ok , queuing of course, but that is all-inclusive for you, the Romanians, and there were a lot of them, obviously do not believe in waiting their turn! Food was ok , bit repetitive especially the breakfast that never changed, not even the variety of fruits available, a big criticism is the way to reserve the specialty restaurants, we failed to book even when queuing up at 8.45, it would be much better to have a first come first served basis. There seemed to be empty tables during the evenings even though we were told they were completely fully booked. There was some confusion about the all inclusive option at the other hotels, bars and pools within the Grand Hotel Resort, there were people with different colour bands using the pools and bars in our hotel but we were refused in some of the other hotels even though some staff in our hotel had told us we could use facilities in any of the resort hotels...confusing. No ice cream at our hotel either , you had to go to another hotel... not much good for the children! The children's pool smelled of urine, parents should make sure that babies and toddlers wear swim nappies... ours did!! Value for money.. excellent Would we go again, definitely! Watch out for the mosquitoes in the evenings!
    • Susan Smith from England
      Sent on 04 July 2010
      Hotel very clean, centrsl to all tourist attractions, not a large choice for half borders, and if you miss a meal although you have already paid in advance, this is not liked at all by the staff, permission then has to be granted, to eat the next day, no mini bar although there was a fridge, was not advised about stairs leading to the main part of the hotel, not suitable for anyone with disabilities, would i go again, no.
    • Amy Allison from USA
      Sent on 14 December 2009
      I slept in this hotel for a few days. Very clean and cozy. Inexpensive. I definitely recommend it.
    • Riviere Alain from Luxembourg
      Sent on 17 March 2009
      2nuits Varna. Hotel extrmement bien situ, chambre spacieuse,propre,lumineux et renov dans le respect du style ancien. Accueil (en anglais)chleureux la rception. Personnel aimable et qualifi. Je recommande avec plaisir cet tablissement.
    • Riviere Alain from Luxembourg
      Sent on 17 March 2009
      2nuits Varna. Hotel extrmement bien situ, chambre spacieuse,propre,lumineux et renov dans le respect du style ancien. Accueil (en anglais)chleureux la rception. Personnel aimable et qualifi. Je recommande avec plaisir cet tablissement.
    • L.B. from US
      Sent on 13 September 2008
      Hotel is new, staff are rude, you cannot have guests in your room, staff will chase you down, air-conditioning was not working. Bad attitude of all personel, and I will never recommend this Hotel to any one or visit again.
    • Gergana Lagro from United Kingdom
      Sent on 04 September 2008
      5 star - no way, 3 star at the most! Very messy all-inclusive with bad food and particularly bad coffee. For a week I could manage to get my allocated towels once! If you are lucky to get a room with a sea-view don't get excited, you will be tortured by the hard boom-boom music of the pool-bar until at least 2AM, even when there are no clients in the bar (the personell loves to party alone). And try to communicate with management or personell - all you will get is a grumpy reaction. Smiles are in a very short supply! Will never go there again.
    • Dorin Marc from Romania
      Sent on 22 August 2008
      DO NOT go there! This a very dirty hotel rooms with walls mucegaiti, very big mess, all inclusive very weak. If you want good food and drink must be purchased. In conclusion, the hotel looks like one of 2 stars.
    • Kremi McCabe from UK
      Sent on 16 May 2008
      Please recommend the best places to visit
    • David Houston from UK
      Sent on 09 April 2008
      I have stayed in most hotels in Varna over the lasy 4 years- some good some not so good. It was a pleasuer to stay in Impala hotel - recomended = YES The staff make the Hotel - well done and many thanks David H
     
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  • Recommended hotels

    The hotels in Varna are numerous and diverse in prices and categories.Most of the hotels are located in the sea park or in the central part of Varna. Hotels in Varna offer all necessarily facilities for a beach holiday.Browse the recommended hotels in Varna, choose the one that suits you best, fill in the booking form and our representative will be in contact with you shortly.

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      Grand Hotel London      
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      Grand Hotel London (ex. Musala Palace) is a historic hotel, situated right in the centre of Varna city. The hotel is located in close vicinity to the Varna Archaeological Museum and Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral are not far from the...
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      Dallas Residence      
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      Dallas Residence Hotel is situated 200 m from the beach in Varna city. The complex is set on an area of 6000 sq.m. of stunning gardens and covered parkland on the Black sea...
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      Golden Tulip Varna hotel     
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      Golden Tulip Business Hotel Varna is located within a short walk from all cultural, historical sites and administrative buildings in the central part of...
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      Aqua Hotel     
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      Aqua hotel is located in the heart of Varna next to the central pedestrian area. The hotel is just 1.5 km from the beach and the Primorski Pool...
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      Divesta hotel     
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      Divesta hotel is located in the centre of Varna, next to the Cathedral, 200 m from the pedestrian area with numerous shops, bars and restaurants, 700 m from the Sea Garden, 300 m from the Opera and the Theatre of Varna and at 15 minutes...
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      Panorama Hotel     
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      Panorma hotel is located in the center of Varna, right next to the beach. The hotel offers a splendid view over the Marine garden and the Black...
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      Best Western Prima Hotel    
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      Best Western Prima Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the city centre, next to Marina Garden in Varna. Main shopping street and city's highlights are within walking distance. The beach is just 300 meters away. Varnas sights such as the...
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      Oceanic Casino and Hotel    
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      Oceanic Casino and Hotel is situated on the Nezavisimost square Varna downtown, close to the shopping area, to the Cathedral of Varna, the Opera House and the Festival...
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      Reverence Hotel    
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      Reverence hotel is situated in Varna downtown, 500 m from the Sea Garden and the beach, within 1 km from the Festival Centre and Varnas main places of...
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      Margarita Hotel   
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      Margarita Hotel is located in the Trakata region, 5 km away from the centre of Varna. The hotel is located in a quiet area between Varna and St. Constantine and Helena resort, 12 km away from the Golden Sands...
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