# 2 of 186 hotels in Golden Sands

Hotel Grifid Arabella(4 stars)

9007 Golden Sands View on map
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  • A great hotel (6)
    "A great hotel" found in 6 reviews
    • " We have a 5-day short break magnificent weather in a great hotel enjoyed. In particular the staff's hospitality, the spacious room ( complete renovation ... " 
      5.007142857142857
      September 2012
    • " ... as long as we saw). But there are smaller beach sections at the water front, you can use free of charge, therefore best beach towel carry forward (there is also on loan in the hotel). Altogether a nice hotel with lots of extras, the allow, the vacation completely to enjoy. We have us in the days felt ... " 
      5.007142857142857
      September 2012
    • " ... therefore best beach towel carry forward (there is also on loan in the hotel). Altogether a nice hotel with lots of extras, the allow, the vacation completely to enjoy. We have us in the days felt really good and would come back any time go there. " 
      5.007142857142857
      September 2012
    • " Just great hotel " 
      6
      September 2012
    • " Great holiday - definitely again! " 
      5.964285714285714
      September 2012
    • " A completely perfect holiday ! Brilliant atmosphere, really nice and industrious staff, rich drinks-/ food variety, in ... " 
      5.964285714285714
      September 2012
  • Spacious room (1)
    "Spacious room" found in 1 review
    • " We have a 5-day short break magnificent weather in a great hotel enjoyed. In particular the staff's hospitality, the spacious room ( complete renovation planned, from November 2012!) and the free use ( with ultra all ... " 
      5.007142857142857
      September 2012
  • All very friendly (1)
    "All very friendly" found in 1 review
    • " The vacation was the nicest and best I have ever with my partner made all very friendly helpful in the hotel rooms very clean and the entertainers really great " 
      6
      September 2012
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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.8
  • Service
    5.7
  • Location
    5.4
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.4

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    302
  • very good
    33
  • acceptable
    3
  • poor
    0
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  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (6)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 6 reviews
      • " We have a 5-day short break magnificent weather in a great hotel enjoyed. In particular the staff's hospitality, the spacious room ( complete renovation ... "  read hotel review
        5.007142857142857
        September 2012
      • " ... as long as we saw). But there are smaller beach sections at the water front, you can use free of charge, therefore best beach towel carry forward (there is also on loan in the hotel). Altogether a nice hotel with lots of extras, the allow, the vacation completely to enjoy. We have us in the days felt ... "  read hotel review
        5.007142857142857
        September 2012
      • " ... therefore best beach towel carry forward (there is also on loan in the hotel). Altogether a nice hotel with lots of extras, the allow, the vacation completely to enjoy. We have us in the days felt really good and would come back any time go there. "  read hotel review
        5.007142857142857
        September 2012
      • " Just great hotel "  read hotel review
        6
        September 2012
      • " Great holiday - definitely again! "  read hotel review
        5.964285714285714
        September 2012
      • " A completely perfect holiday! Brilliant atmosphere, really nice and industrious staff, rich drinks-/ food variety, in ... "  read hotel review
        5.964285714285714
        September 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " The vacation was the nicest and best I have ever with my partner made all very friendly helpful in the hotel rooms very clean and the entertainers really great "  read hotel review
        6
        September 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " We have a 5-day short break magnificent weather in a great hotel enjoyed. In particular the staff's hospitality, the spacious room ( complete renovation planned, from November 2012!) and the free use ( with ultra all ... "  read hotel review
        5.007142857142857
        September 2012
Will
A Fantastic Hotel and Holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
My review is a bit late however better late than never. This was our 5th time staying at the Arabella and yet again the lovely hotel manages to impress us and remind us why we love to return. We love the look of the new rooms. Even know the hotel didn’t need a refurb of the rooms the new look definitely a step in the right direction. Lovely and comfortable and as always spotlessly cleaned daily. We were also very impressed we actually got exactly the same room we had 2 years ago. So we could see the difference the ... refurb made. Yet again the food in the hotels restaurants was excellent. We actually had a shift in our favourite A la Carte restaurant this time. Before we favoured the Italian, However mainly because the menu changed and a few of our favourite dishes were no longer there. But hey still a nice restaurant. The Asian and the Bulgarian restaurants impressed us the most this year. A great variety of foods and most importantly a great kids menu for out 2 and half year old son. We loved the lamb in the Bulgarian. The food in the Asian was stunning. We found as we were travelling in a group preparing with a printed copy of the menus very efficient. Therefore we only spent approximately 1 hour 20 minutes in the A La Carte Restaurants, where a previous year we travelled as a group and our only upset was we were in the A La Cartes for 2 hours plus. The buffet restaurant also served excellent food for lunch and dinner. All the staff in the restaurants were very accommodating to our son and he loved seeing the waiters on a daily basis. A massive thank you to Gabi, Anna Katarina and Pavlena. Our son loved you all and especially thank you to Pavlena, your attention to our son was lovely and he loved the daily hi fives. The staff here genuinely care about your holiday and will bend over backwards. Our son got abit fussy on foods and had one too many ice creams and cakes. So when it came to dinner time he want hungry. As a precaution we asked Dani the guest relations manager of the chef could make something special for our son. I asked if the chef could make him a fishermans pie. Dani printed the ingredients, gave it to the food and beverage manager Katarina and the chef made him his own fishermans pie ready for dinner. A little later in the holiday he asked for a bowl of porridge. Baring in mind non of the restaurants were open at this time. Dani rushed of and the food and beverage manager made him a porridge. A massive thank you. We also loved the bars. There was a few nights were probably due to the place being busy the 2 drinks per person rule was enforced however. A minor thing. All the bar staff were excellent and even began to remember what you were drinking. In a fully booked hotel I found this amazing. Our biggest shout outs and thanks go to Alex (male) and Alex (female) Ivan, Dido and Evgeni. You are truly excellent at what you do. Thank you. The entertainment was again really good. Only thing I would say is on the 2nd week the shows were repeated. Where before there seemed to be a 2 week program. However there were some great bands playing too. The manager definitely looks and thinks outside the box when it comes to looking for different entertainment for her guests. George and Hakan the 2 awesome animator’s thank you for keeping us entertained for 2 weeks. Also thank you to Michelle, Poli, Dani and Avlena. Thank you Svetlo for the kebabs and we loved the snack bar. Especially the pizzas and hotdogs. So much great food. 2 weeks just wasn’t enough. Another great stay. We will be back for our 6th time next year. And we will be bringing more friends as if you have not stayed in this hotel, visited the resort of Golden Sands, not had a sing song in Muppets Karaoke bar or a cocktail in the Malibu Bar you just haven’t lived. Thank you Vanya (hotel manager) and Dani (Guest relations manager) you truly run the best hotel in Bulgaria. I honestly believe the hotel could not be run any better than the way you run it. It is so nice to see the manager walking around the hotel, talking to guests and making sure the Arabella remains number one. The only thing the Arabella needs is its own beach bar and area included on the all inclusive and the Arabella would be 5 star. Not a doubt in my mind. 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
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    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
    6.0
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Juliane
For the weather you can't
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
A very clean and high-quality 7 - etagiges hotel Very spacious, modern rooms Three elevators and advancement with the steps possible Free wlan reception in the lobby, in room with paying Ultra all-inclusive services: eat and drink until 2 hours At our travel time there were very many older guests present, many germans, some frenchmen and a group of russians read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    It will become daily daily of the animatoren various deals offered, on darts, bingo etc. As we had bad weather the offers indoors or in the indoor swimming pool, From 21 o'clock gave it the barsaloon a daily funny entertainment and then disco till 2 hours with different sounds We got the indoor pool and have nothing to complain about Outdoor pool we couldn't use it, but he made a good impression Couches could still everywhere and one knows daily from 9a 10 hours and 17-18 hours borrow any bath towel, so that one actually no towel from home have to bring In the outside and in the indoor pool there were showers, where you before and after shower can

  • Service
    6.0

    The hotel staff is very accommodating and very friendly It is quite good german spoken, but also different languages like french and english one can from the staff The rooms are cleaned daily and for a few leva brings the cleaner chic bettskulpturen out Towels, if one prefers also changed daily The hotel has a own child care at the mini-club Our complaints, since our climate was warm, were on the same day removed, the walk the toilet flush was even from the cleaning staff and was on the same day repaired

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    We had all inclusive and i would recommend it to anyone In the hotel there was a main restaurant, in which one daily breakfast, lunch and dinner can enjoy In the lobby there is a bar, in the you to 22 hours drinks and afternoon cakes can eat A bar then from 22 until 2 o'clock, in the whole map of cocktails and other alcoholic and soft drinks highly and down drink At our time there were three theme nights (asian, italian and the gala dinner) The restaurant was very clean, for every person extra places selected It was in the buffet of salads to cakes, of meat and fish every day a variety of different dishes and you could eat as much as you want Drinks are also yourself The atmosphere was very inviting, around midday a little noisy, but at night with the three integrated other restaurants (we didn't visit) very relaxed Since we had all inclusive we didn't need a money on food and drink spending

  • Room
    6.0

    We had a spacious, clean double room with balcony lateral sea location The rooms are modern decorated and were the pictures In the room there is a double bed, next to it there was a small couch with a small table, the you undress could A large closet with integrated hangers and drawers A flat screen tv opposite the bed with about 6 german programs There is a integrated mini bar, which was re-filled every day and a safe which one for about 28 Euro in the week could rent A telephone was available in the room and for an extra charge you could also wireless internet in the room A very spacious bathroom with toilet, bath tub with integrated shower All kept very clean

  • Location
    5.0

    To our time a very quiet area, since the high season was over Invited much to walking on the beach and on the promenade Through a staircase and 2 minutes walk of the beach of Arabella to reach, are there for about 16 leva for rent, very clean and soft sand and clean sea The varna airport is approximately 30 minutes away from the hotel For shopping, the promenade, where one in small stalls selling different things can buy For evening parties in the many small bars a There are three integrated restaurants in the hotel, in which one asian, italian and bulgarian dining can Outside the hotel there are also some restaurants, the unfortunately had already closed From the hotel you can find a taxi to hire, that drives to varna, but also a bus for the travel after varna offered

  • Hotel
    6.0

    A very clean and high-quality 7 - etagiges hotel Very spacious, modern rooms Three elevators and advancement with the steps possible Free wlan reception in the lobby, in room with paying Ultra all-inclusive services: eat and drink until 2 hours At our travel time there were very many older guests present, many germans, some frenchmen and a group of russians

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Oksana
! Overwhelming!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • October 2013
Beautiful large bright rooms. Modern decor. Large balcony. Large bathroom. Everything to feel good! Everything looks new and it was cleaned every day if need be. Wi-fi in the lobby with good range. All-inclusive was also all-inclusive ok, you had to rent the safe. Minibar was filled every day. à-la-carte restaurants also included. With vorbestellung. Everything was there of ages but in this hotel you feel very comfortable. German vacationers are in the majority. Evil faces we didn't discover! None of the meals we had waiting times. Everything and always available. Fantastic organization. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    We stayed in this season the last guests which is not to remember is. All the staff was always polite and helpful. Foreign languages as ours were no problem at all. Kids care was taken over by the entertainers and entertainers with overextended. Miniclub on site. Kids disco until 8:00 p. m.. Daily room cleaning with towel crafts! We had no complaints. Doctors are always available.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Daily entertainment. Whether darts, water aerobics, Bocce and so on. Condition of the bath and sonnenutensilien was great.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    3 à-la-carte restaurants. Bulgarian, chinese, italian. 1 main restaurant. 2 bars. Quality/quantity of the food was super! Something for everyone. It was just everything available. Whether yogurt or beer depending on meal just. Absolutely amazing! Tables were after use newly set. Everything best fine. Never as the alter wartesaal comfortable. Pleasant atmosphere. Tips as you wanted in a container collected which in ausgangsnähe was. Was no duty and was never mentioned.

  • Location
    6.0

    Distance to the beach 100 meters about the next big town was varna, the 3. largest city of bulgaria in 30 kilometer distance. Airport 32 kilometer. in the season a party mile. At all corners you can eat and drink. Taxis nearby, buses somewhat further however easily accessible on foot.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Beautiful large bright rooms. Modern decor. Large balcony. Large bathroom. Everything to feel good! Everything looks new and it was cleaned every day if need be. Wi-fi in the lobby with good range. All-inclusive was also all-inclusive ok, you had to rent the safe. Minibar was filled every day. à-la-carte restaurants also included. With vorbestellung. Everything was there of ages but in this hotel you feel very comfortable. German vacationers are in the majority. Evil faces we didn't discover! None of the meals we had waiting times. Everything and always available. Fantastic organization.

  • Room
    6.0

    Large bright new rooms. Flat screen tv, telephone, minibar, safe. No coffee maker. There was at each corner drinks. Large clean bathroom with bathtub, hair dryer and telephone and, of course, a toilet.

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Matthias
I'll be back!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • October 2013
Despite bad weather I felt unusually good. Good atmosphere, excellent food, excellent service. I'm definitely coming back! 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
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    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
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • 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
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Anne
Top hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
The hotel is lovely. The rooms are very modern and new furnished. Daily cleaning of the room and nice figures out of the towels folded. The universe insclusive offer was very good. Above the hotel there is a fitness room, which could be used for free. Furthermore, the animation also plenty of sports facilities offered, as Zumba etc. The food there was also nothing to complain about. It was so much choice, we had never had so much food. The restaurant in the hotel offered, was very nice. Special food was every day, (sushi, mussels, squid, pizza, noodles and so ... on. You cannot list everything. If you didn't find, is your own fault. Very caring and attentive staff with very good german. As we ask us, we are still Bulgaria?-) I would give this hotel 100% and i would definitely stay there again. Unfortunately we had only the weather a line by the calculation made. You can not change. But still a great holiday.! read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0

    Right on the beach, with shopping, restaurants and clubs, bars! Top

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The variety was incredible. Something for everyone!

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Leisure activities are offered. And it's worth it to use.

  • Service
    6.0

    Friendliness 100%, language skills 100%, the room cleaning service was 100%. Zusatzbetreuung ( kinderbetr, entertainment) 100% Top top top!

  • Room
    6.0

    To 3. was no problem in a room. Modern facilities, with a tv, air conditioning, balcony, telephone, safety deposit box, hair dryer, etc. Super well-kept and clean.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is lovely. The rooms are very modern and new furnished. Daily cleaning of the room and nice figures out of the towels folded. The universe insclusive offer was very good. Above the hotel there is a fitness room, which could be used for free. Furthermore, the animation also plenty of sports facilities offered, as Zumba etc. The food there was also nothing to complain about. It was so much choice, we had never had so much food. The restaurant in the hotel offered, was very nice. Special food was every day, (sushi, mussels, squid, pizza, noodles and so on. You cannot list everything. If you didn't find, is your own fault. Very caring and attentive staff with very good german. As we ask us, we are still Bulgaria? ;-) I would give this hotel 100% and i would definitely stay there again. Unfortunately we had only the weather a line by the calculation made. You can not change. But still a great holiday.!

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< 200 m < 50 km
  • What the hotel offers
    The Hotel Grifid Arabella is nestled in an ocean of tranquility among green trees in the Golden Sands resort. Both the sandy beaches of the Black Sea and the bustling resort center lie on its doorstep. The hotel is a true all inclusive hotel with everything you need catered for. This includes 6 bars and restaurants, 3 swimming pools, sports facilities including outdoor sports and a fitness center, Entertainment program for adults and children and a meeting room with 60 seats for business travelers.
  • Location
    Located in the heart of the Golden Sands resort this hotel is just 50m from the golden beaches along the Black Sea coast. The Golden Sands resort is a selection of hotels surrounded my luscious forests, stunning scenery with superb beaches and a clean sea.
  • Accommodation
    The hotel has 292 rooms and apartments. All apartments have a sea view. All rooms are carpeted, with a sofa and a bathroom with bathtub. Direct dial telephones, central air-conditioning, safety deposit box, satellite TV, a balcony or terrace and a complimentary mini bar are all included.
  • Food and Drink
    The Hotel Arabella has 4 restaurants and 2 bars. The main restaurant serves buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also 3 a La Carte Restaurants; one Bulgarian, one Italian and one Asian. The bars offer free local and international beverages as well as soft drinks and cocktails. The Lobby bar overlooks the pool and Bar Salon hosts a disco every evening.
  • Leisure
    Sports facilities include a floodlit tennis court, football, basketball and volleyball. The fitness room has a sea view and Techno Gym equipment. There are 2 outdoor pools, one of which has a Jacuzzi, as well as an indoor pool. The spa offers massages, facials, body treatments and body warps as well as a sauna and hammam for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. There are various daytime leisure activities on offer and evening shows, disco, and live music. There is a mini club for the children.
  • Family
    The Children’s animation team run a mini club which offers children’s activities during the day and a mini disco at night. Children’s shows with guest stars and a children’s playground and pool are sure to keep the little ones busy.
  • Other facilities and services
    • Thematic evenings and Gala dinners • Minibars refilled every day • Conference facilities
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    Grifid Arabella Hotel is situated in the heart of Golden Sands, only a few meters from the kilometer-long sandy beach. You can benefit from the extensive all-inclusive offer. The offer includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as afternoon snacks and pastry and a wide choice of alternative dining options at 3 à-la-carte restaurants. They serve Bulgarian, Italian or Asian cuisine. There is a professional animation team at the hotel. You can also unwind at the Grifid Arabella spa center.
  • Location
    Located in the marvelous sandy coast of Black Sea, in the seaside resort Golden Sands, separated only by an animated promenade from the elegant beach.
  • Accommodation
    292 hotel rooms all to the side of the sea and mostly with direct sea view -bathroom with shower and bathtub in all rooms; hairdryer in the bathroom; international direct dialing phone; central air conditioning; carpet floor (some junior suites also with laminated floor); complimentary mini bar; satellite TV; in-room safe (additional charge); balcony
  • Food and Drink
    ULTRA ALL INCLUSIVE
  • Leisure
    Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Center, Games Room, Spa & Wellness Center, Massage, Children's Playground, Billiards, Table Tennis, Darts, Hot Tub, Hiking, Cycling, Turkish/Steam Bath, Indoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Other facilities and services
    Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Bicycle Rental, Car Hire, Fax/Photocopying, Entertainment Staff, Nightclub / DJ

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free minibar
  • Minibar: unalcoholic
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of slides: 1
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids clubs (10-13 years)
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • English
  • Early check in
  • Late check out
  • Airport transfer
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service