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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Panorama Albena
Travel Blogs from Albena
... Use of the hotel card is needed to pass down a private road which snakes down the cliff towards the sea. At the bottom, however, it meets a public road which bears an even more uncanny resemblance to a Norfolk country road than the one on the top of the cliff. After a couple of miles it arrives at a rather run-down old-fashioned camping-cum-beach-chalet area with a stretch of tired looking sand. The inevitable beach cafe is pouring ...
... explain the abandoned building-site back towards the town. The house is full of atmosphere and has been converted back to its former state as a royal retreat. It's very clearly a place which meant a huge amount to Maria. On our return it's a swim/pilates for Hilli + gym/sauna for Guy and then a beer and supper. We're very entertained by the selection of people appearing at the hotel. Loads of Romanians arriving for some sort of conference... as well as a couple of girls ...
... a switch gets thrown, we pass into Bulgaria and, although the contours of the land remain dull, a far greater sense of care and organisation is clearly in evidence. It has a sort of Norfolk coast feel to it but with straight roads! Population is sparse and yet we pass a road sign directing us to the 'Lighthouse Golf Resort', our booked-in destination. And, sure enough, ten miles further on, there's a road to the left ...
... is also absolutely glorious to swim in. We were very lucky with the weather actually. It rained on our first day and there was a big storm with incredible lightning out at sea, but after that it was hot and sunny.
So what else did we do? We sat about a bit. We swam in the pool, which was a little 'fresh', and read our books. We swam in the sea and topped up our tan (yes, I've got a tan, it's true!!). We wandered down to the ...
... settlement with castle and some Roman ruins but it's now mostly a nature reserve. It's probably most famous for the 40 virgins who tied their hair together and threw themselves off the cliffs rather than being ravaged by the invading Ottomans...
We have really enjoyed this bit of Bulgaria. The weather could have been kinder but in the summer this area could be a really nice holiday (if your a golfer!).