Majestic Hotel & Residence
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Historical Traveler Reviews Majestic Hotel & Residence Sunny Beach
Il pourrait avoir beaucoup pour plaire, mais ...
un hôtel extérieurement magnifique, mais où le service laisse plus qu'à désirer.
on nous a fait comprendre que nous n'étions "que" des clients !
c'est résumé en quelques mots le fait que dans cet ancien pays de l'Est, le passage à l'économie de marché ne se fait pas sans mal.
le restaurant était passable, à vrai dire par rapport à beaucoup d'autres hôtels de Sunny Beach, à peu près acceptable (car ailleurs c'est franchement mauvais !!!).
les piscines (2 grandes et belles piscines) étaient très froides (24° en plein mois de juillet !!!!) car non chauffées. pas assez de chaises longues pour les 700 chambres de l'hôtel.
population jeune et bruyante (si vous aimez être tranquille au bord de la piscine oubliez).
les chambres bien agencées et propres, mais les finitions étaient douteuses (l'hôtel date de 2005 mais montrait au bout d'un an des signes de vieillissement).
l'hôtel se situe dans une partie relativement tranquille de Sunny Beach, au bord de la plage, mais au bout de la promenade maritime, loin des boites de nuit.
si vous ne parlez pas anglais, oubliez : les autres langues sont peu parlées (un peu l'allemand, pas du tout le français).
la plage est très belle et propre (du moins dans ce coin de la station). l'eau de la mer Noire est encore peu polluée (mais pour combien de temps).
un peu tour à Nessebar (accessible en bus devant l'hôtel) s'impose pendant le séjour, même si la presqu'ile classée patrimoine mondial de l'unesco, croule un peu trop sous les marchands de souvenirs.
pas grand chose à visiter sans cela dans le coin. y aller pour des vacances au bord de mer animées.
I love thats why i bought an appartment
we went and stayed in the victoria palace,at the time they were building the majestic,we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it we have bought an appartment in it, the staff are all so nice and helpful,the food is so different from ours so dont go with thought its going to br likr home its not,as people saying there are no good resturants on the main strip i wiil have to disagree they must have been walking with their eyes closed,well i know i will be going back.
Not bad, but a lot of improvement to be done
Just came from a 7-night stay at Hotel Majestic (at Sunny Beach).
My overall impression about the hotel is good (not fantastic), but:
1. the 1st room we were given was in 12th (last) floor and had a communication door to the next room. A continuous low-pitch noise was clearly audible and uncomfortable (maybe coming from technical equipment at the top of the building). Besides, we could distinctly hear our neighbours and specially their 2 babies crying the whole night.
2. next morning we complained to our travel agent and were immediately moved to another room (room 825) with a great seaview and no door communicating to other rooms. Noise coming from neighbouring rooms was greatly diminished. However, the door leading to the balcony of room 823 made a loud noise when it was beeing shut or opened and that noise was intensely audible in our room (fortunately our neighbours didn´t use that door during night). Though I called the attention of the staff to that problem, nothing was done...
3. on the floor of the bathroom near the toilet there is an opening from where a terrible smell of urine was coming. A 'patch' of toilet paper on that opening and a small waste basket over it turned to be an efficient solution. Anyway, that opening was obviously done in a wrong way..
4. food is clearly below average. Bread in the morning was frequently undercooked, with raw parts inside. There was only orange juice that was neither a juice nor made of orange and tasted very bad. At dinner there was no fish most of the days and when there was fish it was really bad.
5. anything you have at the bar must be paid with bulgarian money. No credit cards are accepted, nor will they accept to charge your room bill.
Don't expect to find any alcohol in cocktails, either in the hotel or anywhere else...
Having said that, rooms have a lot of space and light, are clean well equipped and the balcony is quite good. This hotel is very well located, very near the beach and at about 10-15 min walk from the center of Sunny Beach. Pools are quite large and pool area is particularly pretty at night.
Of course Sunny Beach is not a high standard destination, yet it offers a good price/quality ratio, especially if you like beach, swimming, walking, reading...
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Wonderful for familys
I agree with all of the above.
We stayed here for from the 15th of august and had two very nice and relaxed weeks.
Unfortunately there are still not done with the building and it feels not yet complete. In a couple of years from now it will be perfect Im sure. I highly recomend it to familys like us with two teenagers. The energic, excellent animationteam kept the kids busy all day, so good that we had major problems to drag them away from the hotel area!
But I cannot say everything is like paradise... the Majestic restaurant that serve breakfast and dinner buffe´is like a battlefield! If you dont show up early you will be waiting for an hour to even find a table and then fighting thru a massive crowd of people to get something to eat. It really spoiled our apitite. I think they sell more buffétickets then they can deal with. Not so sure about their dealing with the food either, since we got sick a few times after eating there. So, avoid it if you dont like crowds and having to fight for your food. We prefered the A la carte restaurant wich is nice, but we became sick after eating there our last evening... flight home was a nightmare.
Poolarea the same battlefield. I looked out one moring before six a clock and already people had started to put out their towels. It's a race every morning if you want a place by the pool. They should really try to do something about this. The poolarea is so nice that lots of people from other hotels go over and take up places. I found that irritating, even though I would done the same myself :-)
Can,t fault it
Just arrived back after 2 excellent weeks at the Majestic and I must say I can,t fault it.
The staff were all friendly,the food was excellent with plenty of variety.the animation team did an excellent job at entertaining and the Kids club was very well run.
There are 2 large well maintained pools and the location is good,straight out onto the beach.
All in all I would definately recommend it and for sure will be going back
Ok if you like blackpool and cold food
Stayed at the Majestic for 7 days in July- unfortunately no reviews to read before we left.
If you are going to stay at the Majestic, please read the other reviews too, I agree with everything thats been said so far.
Not a bad hotel in itself, clean and very spacious, best one in the area (including the quietest) and nice cocktail bar opposite right on the beach. Pool was lovely, guys who did massage by the pool side were polite and really good at their job, loads of choice for food and great place for cheap rip off Diesel stuff.
However, food cold and bland (even though there was a large variety of it!), towels on the sun loungers was a real pain, no decent places to go out at night (unless you adore Europop and a Euro mix of the birdie song!!), courtesy room on last day a nightmare and staff didnt seem to care, nothing much to do apart from lie in the sun.
Lovely Hotel, Shame Its Still Not Complete
Just returned from a week at the Majestic hotel in Sunny Beach. We had read some scary reports on this hotel, in particular block 2, so when we checked in and were given a room in block two we were worried. The Porter showed us to our room, and we were pleasantly surprised, we had booked a twin room, but had been upgraded to a suite.
If you are going to this hotel with Thomsons you should have no worries, we were told that they get the best rooms as they are the Majestics biggest customer, although we did hear of some complaints of leaky air con, and incompleted rooms; we appeared to be one of the lucky ones!!
As for the food, I am a vegetarian and my husband is not, yet we still managed to both get food poisoning. We only ate at the resturant and were careful with water, ice cubes, etc, so can only assume that there was something wrong at the hotel. We met other couples who were having the same problem. The food is all laid out and the tongs were getting mixed up - I ended up with some ham in my cheese pasta, quite horrible really for a veggie!! Also, leftovers from the night before's dinner kept reappearing at breakfast the next morning.
The pool area was beautiful, if you want a sunbed I suggest putting your towel down before you have breakfast then going back. Not a nice thing to do but we were forced to do so in the last few days as there were no beds left by 9.30am.
We had turkish baths in the spa, which I highly recommend as the staff were very professional. I suggest you have one at the start of the holiday as it sets your skin up for some serious tanning.
SB itself appears to be more aimed at tourists from scandanavia and the balkan countries, most pubs & clubs only played europop dance music. One place I can highly recommend is LAZUR. Its a nightclub which has a beach, swinmming pool and slides and was the busiest place we found. You pay 4lev to get in (£1.60) and until 12.30am, drinks were BOGOF. It cost us 6Lev for 4 drinks (£2.30). Take loads of insect repellant as it rains a lot so mozzies are a plenty.
We got most of our advice from the Thomson reps, who were really nice and not too arrogant, they told us where they went when they were not working.
if you have teenagers stay clear food is fine if you like boiled egg in the morning and pizza in evening at the bar they charge triple the price of local produce staff are fantastic never a dirty room more than enough for kids under ten gets to quiet after ten pm plus dinner menu needs to be catered more for the english than the other countries we like sausage overall holiday was brilliant not as cheap as everyone tells you though enjoy from liverpool couple
Loved Majestic, Sunny Beach, so, so
The Majestic is a nice hotel, very clean, pools large and great, staff very friendly, if only it was somewhere other than Sunny Beach!
The pools are by far the best in SB, in fact that good, they were used regulary by guests in different hotels, which caused towel wars and major over crowding, if you wasn't down with your towel before 8am, you didn't get a bed. The hotel decided to address this on our last day by removing unattended towels on beds, so hopefully this will improve. Food is ok, very bland, but enough to keep most content. The animation team work bery hard from 10am - 12 midnight to keep all entertained, the Thomson reps should really take note of the enthusiasm shown!
SB is a man made tourist trap, with everything aimed to get your money. Imagine a poor mans Blackpool, a narrow strip, which goes on for miles, lined with huts selling fake clothes, sunglasses and watches, candy floss, doghnuts, fast food huts, bouncy castles etc, you get the picture, you've seen one shop, you've seen them all. You can find nice restaurants amongst these if you search hard enough.
We took our 4 yr old, , the Majestic is in the quieter area of SB, which was fine at night, but I tended to avoid the much busier and crowded centre, as I never always felt at ease amongst the numerous bars, clubs and lap dancing.
Beware of stray hands in your bags and pockets, never leave anything valuable in your room (use the safe!) or by the pool, it is a very poor country, and as nice as the people can seem, they will not hesitate to take!
I wouldn't go back to SB, but I'm sure the real Bulgaria has a lot more to offer, SB is an experience, not all bad, but I've had much better, enjoy!
I went on a girls holiday to Sunny beach last month and it was awful! There were 6 of us staying in the majestic hotel. The Hotel was lovely actually - new, modern, HUGE! But the people and the food and the place was awful! It reminded me of like blackpool! seriously! we only found 1 nice restaurant in the whole place.... the rest were all fast food style - chippers and kebabs! nightmare! No shops only stalls with [----] stuff. bouncy castle all along the main strip. Really tacky!
We wanted a relaxing classy holiday - sun bathing during the day - dinner and drinks at night! We were afraid to go out to the bars because it was so rough there! and the restaurants were all picture menu fast food places.
i would never go back!