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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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The weekend revellers are absent in the morning and we enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool set-up in peace... no pumping music and only a few other punters. Hilli reads, dozes in the sun, crochets and swims. Guy combines reading, scribbling and the occasional dip with visits to an equally quiet spa area. Lovely. The hotel runs a bus-shuttle service to a beach it advertizes as its own... the 'lighthouse beach'. Guy decides to investigate on ...
We drive to Balchik itself on a road which stays about a mile in from the sea along mostly limestone cliffs. It winds down through the town until it reaches a small harbour area. On one side of the harbour are rather decrepit industrial workings plus old fishing boats and, on the other, is the face of capitalist Bulgaria doing its best to mimic an Aegean village. We get a drink in a cafe just up from the tourist drag before setting off to try to find Queen Maria's Balchik ...
... fifty miles short of Constanta we suddenly encounter our first proper river in Romania. It has a bank on the far side which can lay claim to being seriously elevated ground. Vines are growing densely along both sides for a while until the plain takes over again. The Black Sea then appears with little warning and with even less to recommend it than the plain. The Romanian Black Sea coast is truly awful! But, soon after, ...
... for that price.
So, we were pleasant to meet other party-people and having awesome nights with them.
I also went to Varna, 1. to go shopping in the Grand Mall (highly recommendable) and 2. to have a walk in the park. I wasn't that impressed; it was nice.
... they're fresh, right from the shoreline of your chosen Pectopaht.
The Black Sea is almost completely landlocked. In places it is crystal clear and it is teaming with seafood. Even though there was terrible flooding in the area just before we arrived (we had to take the long route to the beach - the hardship - as the steps were largely washed away) it was beautifully clean with hardly anything on the horizon to spoil the ...