|PROS: We were two families travelling to Bulgaria for the first time. Four adults with 6 kids between us. We had booked 3 rooms, with 2 adts & 2 kids in 2 rooms & 2 11yr olds in their own room. The rooms were fine, although the 11 year olds had the best room at the front of the hotel, so much cooler in the afternoon, with a bigger balcony than ours, which we hi-jacked most evenings for our card games!! The hotel was very clean & rooms cleaned daily, with clean towels & bed linen. The hotel could do with aircon, as when you return in the afternoon the heat in the lobby almost knocks you out & our rooms at the back of the hotel were unbearably hot. The food in the hotel was ok, although as most people would agree definately geared to the Germans. Best bet for breakfast probably bread/toast, although the hotel has no objection to you bringing in food from Aldos the local shop. Evening meals were a bit hit & miss, but always a salad bar & at least one good option, meals often tasting better than they look!!!! We ate out a few times & always very good value & nice food. However would not recommend Restaurant Lucky where we had Ice-Cream Sundaes & went down with food poisoning ( not so lucky for us ) The hotel pool was fairly small, but as you have to pay for the sunbeds you might just as well use any pool. We went to The Havana, about 5 mins walk from the hotel, which was fantastic, very clean & a fab restaurant,eg pizzas £1.20 ,really friendly staff & meals for 10 of us about £20.00, so very good value!! Would also recommend the poolside massage, 45mins about £11.00, very good value & very relaxing. Would not recommend booking trips through your rep as quite expensive & they are very easy to organise yourself. We went to Varna & the Dolphinarium, brilliant park in Varna with rides for kids, very cheap, but Dolphinarium a bit overpriced for 20minute show. Jeep Safari a definate waste of money, too much on road & basically a glorified picnic, with a dodgy dartboard & 2 darts & shooting at plastic bottles-don't bother! A trip to Nessabar was great & we used Vessaline & his mini bus, a lovely man who speaks very good English so we learnt a lot about Bulgarian way of life. He drove us around from 11am-2130 for £70.00 for 10 of us & took us to a fantastic restaurant on a hilltop overlooking the sea. A trip to Nessabar booked through the hotel would have cost a lot more & we wouldn't have got all the extras. All in all a good holiday & we would go again, but perhaps self catering as food so cheap to buy & to eat out.