The room is not big, but cozy. Of the shortcomings, one side of the bed can be approached from the side, and the other must be climbed from the foot. Good quality wooden furniture. There is a kettle, microwave, a set of dishes and cutlery.
The bathroom is quite small. Shower a la hole in the floor, no curtains, everything around is wet.
Bed linen is changed once a week, towels - on request.
WI-FI is good, just a couple of times there were problems.
Took half board. As it turned out, you need to go to the nearby hotel Sveti Nikola, reviews of which we did not read because we did not know that you could eat anywhere else.
Breakfast - a buffet of a very small assortment compared to other hotels in Bulgaria (not a small experience), besides, it's all put on one small table and people are forced to line up to collect plates. in the middle of the rest, the coffee machine broke down, there was coffee in it, or rather there was slop and was in no hurry to fix it - the end of the season, you already paid the money anyway - we don’t care. Therefore, after a paid breakfast, you still need to go for an additional fee to look for where to drink coffee.
Dinner menu. The portions are so small that it was impossible to eat them. For a man, it's not a portion at all. A small salad, a little meat and a side dish.
From the pros:
The presence in the room of a microwave oven, a kettle, an iron, a refrigerator, a set of dishes for two people, WI-FI, an LCD TV and an air conditioner (the remote control, however, did not work).
Small balcony with clothes dryer, table and two chairs.
On the floor there is a table with books (novels) in several languages, you can, if you wish, take a read.
In the yard there is a summer kitchen under a shed with a large dining table, a single-burner gas stove and a sink. We did not use it, but a couple of times we hid from the rain.
Compared to other hotels in Bulgaria, where we rested in this guest house, there was the most comfortable mattress (hard) - a board and 5 cm of foam rubber, in other villas 30 cm of foam rubber, from which in the morning "legs pulled" from inconvenience.
The guest house is attached to the hotel "Elena", and is located near the beaches, 5 minutes to a small one and 1 minute to a large one.
Of the minuses:
Very creaky bed, it was scary to roll over at night - everyone woke up.
The doors of the closet and bedside tables also creaked very strongly.
On the first and basement floors, as we understood, lived the Bulgarians, who had their own apartments there. So these Bulgarians gathered very often in the summer kitchen, in large, cheerful companies, and laughed until two in the morning, which made it difficult to sleep with an open balcony.
Since we were in no hurry to be the first on the beach, we woke up only at 9 o’clock, an hour was spent for breakfast in the room and fees for the beach. At 10, the hostess already knocked on the room or tried to open it from the other side with her key with the words “are you still here? . . sea, sea... cleaning, cleaning... ” That is, leave the room soon, I need to clean.
The furniture was very dusty, you could draw patterns under the bed. Daily cleaning, as I already wrote, was present, but, again, one name is “cleaning. ” But every day they disinfected the toilet and took out the trash. A week later we changed bed linen and towels. Towels can be changed earlier if necessary.
In general, the hotel is not bad and pulls its money. Having a microwave is worth it. You can buy ready-made food in the supermarket (there is a choice from side dishes to desserts) and reheat when needed.
If you actively spend the whole day at sea, on excursions, shopping, restaurants, then all the shortcomings can be skipped. Sleep soundly at night and hear neither the screams of the neighbors nor the creaking of the bed. And dust - well, where is it not *)
I'll start from afar : ) My husband and I chose a country for a summer vacation for a long time: we wanted to go to the sea for 2 weeks, in the high season and not expensive : ) Therefore, we chose Bulgaria, and did not regret it.
Now in order.
1) City: Very nice. I was especially pleased with the old city - if you leave the crowded streets, then it's just a delight. Beautiful houses, silence, beautiful churches, shops, restaurants on the waterfront. Well done, in a word. There are places to spend evenings. New city - hotels, new cottages, shops. Carefully, neatly.
2) Beach: there are 2 beaches in the city - Central and in the New part of the city. From the hotel to the "New" beach - half a minute walk. Around the beach there are many cafes with reasonable prices. Sunbeds, umbrellas are paid, but there is a part of the beach where you can sunbathe with your umbrellas. But we liked the Central Beach, because it is located in a beautiful bay overlooking the Stray city. It is really very shallow, but the water is clean, and the kids (of which there are simply darkness in the city) still swim near the shore. There are no fish, but this is not surprising : ) The sand is clean. Every day they clean it with a special machine.
3) Meals: we booked a tour without meals. You can eat in numerous cafes, restaurants, catering. We often bought fruits (oh, what delicious honey peaches : )) and pastries from local bakeries. Our favorite is kurabiyka (it's such a small cupcake). Food prices are almost the same. In the Old Town, the interest is 30% higher (but the cuisine is better there, and higher-level establishments are already restaurants). It was very tasty to have dinner while admiring the panorama of the city. . . It is also quite possible to cook at home. All necessary food is served in shops and shops.
4) Entertainment: the main message - do not look for bright clubs in Sozopol. For them you need to go to Nessebar - Sunny Beach. In Sozopol, from beach activities - catamarans, zorbing, on the New Beach - scooters, parachutes, etc. In the evenings - walks around the Old City, in the New City there are also a couple of clubs, as well as a small amusement park.
5) Surroundings: tour operators offer many excursions. We went to Nessebar on our own (the trip cost us 18 lev (the road from Sozopol to Burgas, and from Burgas to Nessebar by bus - buses run exactly on schedule - you can check at the bus station). The tour operator asked 55 lev per person. Decide for yourself. But I strongly do not recommend going on Sunday - there are a lot of tourists. We walked around without any problems, had lunch, bought souvenirs. A beautiful old city - sister of Sozopol : ) We also rode a boat on the Rapotamo River (also by bus about 20 minutes to the river). also 3 times cheaper than the operator. Beautiful river, rich flora and fauna. If you are going to go on your own - it is better after lunch, so as not to burn yourself in the sun.
6) Hotel: oh. . . frankly, Paradise is not a 3* hotel, but a licensed 2* apartment. But there are no pretensions. Clean, every day light cleaning, change of towels - on demand, linen - once a week. The room, of course, is small, but cozy, + there is everything you need. The furniture is new. Balcony (take higher rooms, you can see the sea from the balcony : ). It is important to understand that this hotel is far from expensive, the price is more than acceptable. Therefore, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. In the courtyard there is a gazebo where you can cook food, there are dishes. Those. everything you need for a comfortable stay, but no frills. So don't expect pools, leather furniture and 50 sq. meters : ) Read the conditions carefully and ask the operator for everything. But frankly, in this price range, almost all hotels offer almost the same conditions.
What else to add... We were very satisfied. Great vacation, 2 weeks of sun, sea. . . What could be better?
So have fun and good luck : )