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Hotel Riu Dolce Vita(4.5 stars)

9007, Golden sands resort, Varna, BG View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    5.7
  • Service
    5.5
  • Location
    4.9
  • Gastronomy
    4.9
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    120
  • very good
    34
  • acceptable
    7
  • poor
    0
  • 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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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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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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Jasmin
All in all, very good and recommendable ☺
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The size of the room was great and the cleanliness was good. The pool was however at the end of of september a bit chilly, but the indoor swimming pool one could also use! At the time when we were there (beach holiday, young couple) were almost only germans there, and retirees, but it didn't bother us. Every day there was entertainment and you had options table tennis, volleyball or similar to play. The only drawback is the gym (equipment are relatively old and partly unusable for this young hotel). read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    The staff was very friendly and always helped. There were no problems with communication, as all of the employees also spoke english and german spoken.

  • Location
    5.0

    Good proximity to the beach and to the party mile at the gold beach. Excursion possibilities were more than enough!

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Activities and sport was every day on the program if you wanted! Beach chairs were also plentiful available and every day a fresh towel.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The size of the room was great and the cleanliness was good. The pool was however at the end of of september a bit chilly, but the indoor swimming pool one could also use! At the time when we were there (beach holiday, young couple) were almost only germans there, and retirees, but it didn't bother us. Every day there was entertainment and you had options table tennis, volleyball or similar to play. The only drawback is the gym (equipment are relatively old and partly unusable for this young hotel).

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The meal in the hotel could (what meat it) a bit more varied, but it was always very tasty and especially the breakfast was great. From half past 8 in the morning to in the evening at 22 o'clock gave it thus nonstop food and until 24 hours also had all the bars open. You can also two specialities restaurants in the hotel's free to use! In my opinion there were only the cocktails in the hotel's surroundings.

  • Room
    4.0

    Room was very large and had everything you need. However, i would have hoped, that the free safe is for a 4 star hotel and the water in the minibar standard would be. However you could every day for the room at the reception get a bottle of water. The room cleaning was very clean and tidy!

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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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Stefan
Once Dolce Vita always Dolce Vita
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
It was our first vacation in Bulgaria and everything was simply beautiful. We can recommend the hotel with all conscience. We would definitely book again. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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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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Thomas
Great Riu
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Very modernly furnished hotel. Unfortunately, we had bad luck with the weather, but it was very comfortable in the room. Also the hotel itself is spacious and modern furnished. Free of charge wi-fi in the lobby read hotel review
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    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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Wolfgang
Great holiday at the end of the season in great hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Very nice location, great lobby, modern and luxuriously furnished. Your bags are brought to our room. Both pools have good quality. Massages for small money and allows an upscale vacation, since the area a nice atmosphere embodies. The hotel offers a compensation for the party at the gold beach. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.0

    The service was Riu quality, but not always at the table service, but it was certainly because of the fact, that the hotel had at the 06 october 13 goes into the winter break. Top notch for example, the young ladies at the reception, always very, very friendly. My first room was very nice, but just to the side of the road. The wish for a new room the next day was fulfilled, it was even bigger to the entrance, morning sun and sea view. Thanks again. The cleaning lady got me daily Dollar on the bed and of course the nice, friendly waiters at the bars that are well deserved. The largest part of the guests was from Germany.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Very nice location, great lobby, modern and luxuriously furnished. Your bags are brought to our room. Both pools have good quality. Massages for small money and allows an upscale vacation, since the area a nice atmosphere embodies. The hotel offers a compensation for the party at the gold beach.

  • Room
    6.0

    The room decor very good, partly with a shower and bathtub, a really good 4 - star quality. Noise from the neighbors and hallway i rarely not heard, is a very good of build.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Entertainment at the pool, reserved, if one did not want. And very important: all of them were always friendly, always a smile or a good mood.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was of good quality, but i have a little more choice expected. Was probably at the end of the season. Stomach problems are here rather the exception. The cooks always very friendly and ready to help.

  • Location
    4.0

    You could reach the Dolce Vita about 40 minutes from the airport. Across from the private beach is good. If a sunbed or buy an umbrella, one could lie there for nothing. Go a bit further up, you got to a bar on the beach, the Karibik resembles. There you can also very good for walking, and escapes the party when necessary. If one at the 'party' along to the beach down, you will find many bars and also a market, in which one many souvenirs could be bought. In the bars the cocktails are really very cheap.

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Helmut
RIU Dolce Vita a super hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The size and the the number of rooms were in order. The hotel was very quiet. The condition and cleanliness, and inclusive services were very good. The guest structure, it was from the young to older generatinon, everything available. I found the fit very well. Nationalities: german, belgian, luxembourg, a few russians, no english. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    The friendliness of the staff was super, german was understood everywhere and if not it was in english. The room cleaning, we didn't have any complaints, everything was clean, towels change was also reasonable, all in all a great place. Handling of complaints, we had no.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Leisure facilities: well the animation was not the best, it was not all too much, as you had to work. The pool area consisted of 2 pools, the upper pool had trains marked as in the swimming pool, thus for each of the are trains want to swim, was great. The lower, i should say, was more for leisure. The umbrellas were ok, the beach chairs were good, but one should from time to time the screws konrollieren. Showers at the pool okay.

  • Room
    6.0

    We had an apartment with view of the pool, it was perfect. The condition and the size, simply super. We had the apartment, 2 flat screen tv, one in the bedroom and one in the living room, 2 toilets, a very large bathroom, everything in great condition. The cleanliness in our apartment was outstanding.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The size and the the number of rooms were in order. The hotel was very quiet. The condition and cleanliness, and inclusive services were very good. The guest structure, it was from the young to older generatinon, everything available. I found the fit very well. Nationalities: german, belgian, luxembourg, a few russians, no english.

  • Location
    5.0

    The distance to the beach were about 500 meters. The beach chairs and umbrellas at the beach, for a fee. To the airport it was about 45 minutes The next big town was varna, about 30 minutes Shopping is in varna well possible, there's the shopping mall. To restaurants nearby i cannot say anything, didn't use it. Night life is given, the party mile, with Bierkönig, Megapark and musikantenstadl, for the younger generation. The we at the days considered, we were already a bit older. Public transport, i should say, they were around the corner.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There was the main restaurant, a China and a bulgrisches. The bulgarian and the chinese we didn't use. Why no chinese, we were in Bulgaria. In the main restaurant, there was once the week topic evening bulgarian, was very tasty. The food was excellent, as well as the cleanliness and the hygiene. The quantity was up to every. The kitchen style was typical of the country, we were very satisfied with it. Tips were everywhere general, in a tip box, we found very good. In the bars were all local drinks, from 10 to 24 hours.

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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

  • Shower
  • Writing bureau
  • Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • 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