Oh, and the breakfasts are terrible! Of all the variety of vegetables in Bulgaria, there were Tomatoes (Which taste like ours in winter - none, where do they get them in the season then ?? ), Cucumbers (they are still nothing) and salted olives - AND THIS IS ALL for all 10 days ! ! The rest - This is the cheapest cheese of 3 types, sausage, sausages with 2% meat, pasta and scrambled eggs, well, and little things. And fruits of course in a wide range - Plums and apples. Nothing has been added in 10 days. Oh, and there was buckwheat for 1 day. How sad.
A sandy beach within a five-minute accessibility, part of which is rented by a company from Sofia that has set up its umbrellas and sunbeds for 10 levs ((True, there are zones free from them where the bulk of tourists are located.
We lived in a 3* room. It has air conditioning, refrigerator, small TV. The hotel also has simpler 2 * rooms without air conditioning, as well as a 3 * + building. For the sake of interest, we asked to see rooms 3+. They are significantly different from the usual 3 * - better decoration, furniture, more area and rooms, and bathroom. Some rooms, we were told, have kitchens, but I did not see them. The building looks much cooler: Otis elevator, carpeting on the floors, beautiful leather furniture at the reception.
Now about our 3* room. In the bathroom there is a large mirror on the entire wall, in the hallway there is another one, and another one on the dressing table. On the balcony there are 2 chairs and a low table - it's nice to sit in the evenings. There is also a dryer on the balcony. The room is simple but nice: dark blue carpeting, light furniture. The walls are whitewashed, but whitewashing is not taken. Minus - our double bed consisted of 2 mattresses.
The rooms were cleaned daily and quite thoroughly.
I would not say that it is very large, but larger than many other hotels. For example, in 4 * Meridian, which is located nearby, the territory is much smaller and it seemed to us from the side that everyone was sitting on each other's heads. The territory of the Continental is open, but not passable. The buildings are located at a small distance from the road. Our balcony overlooked a small lawn with young fir trees, behind which there were 2 tennis courts, and only behind it was the road. The balconies of two more buildings overlook the pool, another one overlooks a pine plantation (this planting is located on the territory of the hotel), another part of the rooms has balconies overlooking the hotel parking lot.
Our room was quiet enough to sleep with an open balcony. There were no mosquitoes.
In the courtyard there is a tall apple tree from which we ate apples. Near the pool - 2 fig bushes, from which we (together with half the hotel)) ate figs. Since there were also apples and sweet peaches for breakfast, we hardly bought fruit.
To the sea
In front of the Continental is Tiara Beach (we had windows overlooking it), in front of it is an apartment complex, and in front of it, almost on the beach, is the Burgas hotel. But it’s not long to go to the sea, on the way they sell all kinds of street food, clothes, souvenirs, things for swimming.
Consists of two parts: for kids and for everyone who is older. The depth is different in different areas. The water is chlorinated, but the smell is heard only when you are in the water, and then only slightly. The skin does not tighten after bathing. The only thing is, when water enters the nose, it is rather unpleasant. Next time, we'll probably take some nose pegs with us. The pool seemed spacious enough to me, I have never seen it crowded.
Near the pool there is always an employee who catches with a net any flying leaf. Jumping from the side is officially forbidden, but everyone jumps. True, the employee monitors the children's jumps, and if it seems to him that they are jumping dangerously, he blows the whistle.
All staff speaks Russian. Even the cleaners understood us. The hotel staff are very friendly, answered all questions, smiled, and in general we are satisfied.
At Turpravda there were complaints about the monotonous breakfasts. I’m telling you what they fed us, so that you can decide for yourself how monotonous it is. Every day, the buffet was served: buckwheat or vermicelli, fried bacon or boiled sausages, as well as sliced ham or smoked sausage. Once there was pate. Plus: mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and some other red sauce, cherry yogurt, plain yogurt, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, white sliced bread, white and black rolls, boiled champignons, beans in tomato sauce, olives and black olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, vegetable oil for salad, butter, sliced hard cheese, jams, sweet pastes (one dark, one light), empty croissants, several types of cereal, cake, apples and peaches.
Drinks: tea, nectars - multivitamin, orange, pineapple and some other (something like diluted juice, I don’t drink that, but for some reason nectars were popular among vacationers), milk, coffee, as well as ready-made coffee with milk .
There was also a large toaster where you could make yourself some bread toast. It seems to be everything. By the way, coffee with milk went great with sweet peaches)
The restaurant had baby feeding chairs.
We went for one breakfast, but then decided to go for a couple of dinners. If you pay them at the hotel, they cost 16 leva per person (about 8 euros), and if you just come to the restaurant from 6 to 8 pm, then the entrance to the buffet costs only 10 leva. I can’t list in such detail what was served for dinner, because we were there only 2 times, and the menu changes every day. I can only say that this is a paradise for meat lovers. Pork, beef and chicken dishes were served - above the tray with the dish were pictures with a painted cow, pig or chicken. Also had french fries, wider selection of vegetables. In general, both times we overate a little and decided that at such a pace we would not soon enter the door) My husband and I are prone to fullness, so such buffets are contraindicated for us))) Food in cafes on the street, of course, is even tastier - slightly fried whether not in front of your eyes. However, an average meat dish in a cafe costs 16–25 leva, but here the whole dinner costs 10 leva per person. And the food is delicious!
There are many foreigners in the hotel, especially British and Germans. There were also French and other guests who spoke languages completely unknown to me. There was also a Russian-speaking audience, but not more than half, I think.