# 6 of 186 hotels in Golden Sands

Hotel Riu Dolce Vita(4.5 stars)

9007, Golden sands resort, Varna, BG View on map
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Average
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    5.6
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.9
  • Gastronomy
    4.9
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    125
  • very good
    35
  • acceptable
    8
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.458333333333333

So the hotel is really recommendable! It is the newest in the area. The whole staff is very friendly and helpful, especially at the front desk! The rooms are brilliant. A walk-in shower is wonderful. You need to the beach about 10 minutes and so from the noise exempted. The food is little varied, is a massive selection and the food is freshly prepared and tasted also very good. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.6055555555555556

The hotel is simple, therefore, that we a week after opening there were totally disorganized. The staff seemed listless and unmotivated, every day there were a new problem, whether it's the house-warming party of the hotel was the the guests were not invited and the bass until the wee hours of the morning were irritating, the maids our room not cleaned, towels were forgotten, the furnishing nice is however already after a week half is falling apart! Also …  read hotel review

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Elena
Holidays at Riu Dolce Vita
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Other stay
  • July 2014
The hotel Riu Dolce Vita is very good for young people and I can really recommend it to everyone. It never gets boring at Riu Dolce Vita but it's still a very good atmosphere there! The pool area is great and the food is also good. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Sina
Riu Dolce Vita
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
The Hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. There was just one problem; the wifi was very low and only avaible at the lobby. The room was great and modern. We really enjoyed our stay..... read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    3.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
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Kiernozycki
disappointments
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The room was very small and sparingly and unlovingly furnished. Wash basin fittings were partly loose and even mouldy and the ventilation did not work. After complaining to reception this was fixed. There were also few opportunities to keep busy in the hotel. In the fitness room, the equipment was partly damaged and the water in the hotel pool was much too cold. In the rainy season, water was dripping from the ceiling in various parts of the hotel and the staff had to place buckets underneath. In addition, water was dripping from the ceiling inside the lift and guests ... were afraid to use it. This is not something you would expect of a 3-year-old hotel. After 12am all bars in the hotel closed and you couldn't get a drink or buy one anywhere. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
  • Room
    2.5
    Size of the room
    2.0
    Size of the bathroom
    2.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Location
    2.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    2.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
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Sven
1 week relaxation
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
For a week of relaxation, the hotel is suitable and recommendable. Facilities of hotel are new, the rooms are very clean and furnished in a modern style. The bathroom is also very spacious with a large walk-in shower. The staff is very friendly and helpful. But this is part of the Riu standard, we have never experienced something else in a house of Riu-chain. Now for the downside of this hotel: With the food you had to clear smears The food is carelessly and cluelessly presented. The cooks must definitely do a course, like frying meat on the point, any ... housewife serves not so broken fried and dry meat. But always something was found, it wasn't so bad then. The food did not meet any of our expectations for a Riu House. The location of the hotel is excellent. It is located on the edge of the gold beach, the party place is about 10 minutes' walk away. Thus one does not receive anything from the commotion if you don't want to have it. Beach: The hotel is located in 2 series and, therefore, has no own beach. In cooperation with another hotel is a beach section offered. However, it is required as entry 12 € per day for 2 chairs and an umbrella Therefore we preferred the pool. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Bernd
Highly recommended.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
A very nice hotel, it just has everything properly tuned . The pool could have been a little warmer. Otherwise, you can only recommend this hotel. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Playground
  • Cash machine on site
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Toilets
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Number of saunas: 1
  • Steam room/ turkish bath
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Number of stars/domestic category: 4 Stars
  • Check in from: 14:00
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: open
  • English
  • Early check in
  • Late check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • German
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service