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Hotels in Bulgaria: What Holidays in the Country’s Resorts Cost

Hotels in Bulgaria: What Holidays in the Country’s Resorts Cost

If you are thinking about a summer trip to the sea then we have good news for you today: Bulgaria has opened its borders to a long list of countries, and for the trip all you need is a PCR test or a vaccination certificate. 

We have studied the country’s popular resorts and found hotels of various price categories for every type of vacation.

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International Travel

  • Borders are open for these countries.
  • A PCR test is required, it must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. If you have a vaccination certificate, then the test is not necessary.
  • Mandatory isolation isn’t required.
  • A number of restrictions are still in place. For example, cafes and restaurants are open from 6:00 to 23:00 and only accept guests in the open air.

The town of Primorsko is the epitome of the Bulgarian resorts with their pristine beaches and soft fine sand. Photo: Martin Georgiev / Shutterstock.com

When to travel

The beach season in Bulgaria starts in the middle of May and lasts until mid-September, but you are unlikely to go swimming before mid-June, as the sea isn’t warm enough yet. The average air temperature in summer is around 27-32 degrees, while by July the water warms to 26 degrees.

Beautiful churches, old white houses with red tiles, narrow cobbled streets, sandy beaches and a romantic harbor – all this can be enjoyed in the Bulgarian Sozopol. Photo: hdesislava / Shutterstock.com

Resorts of Bulgaria

Sunny Beach

This is the biggest and best known resort on the Black Sea coast. Sunny Beach has been awarded a blue flag — international recognition for having the cleanest and safest beaches. And that’s no surprise – this ten-km beach will delight you not only with its golden sand and gradual slope into the water (ideal for children) but also with its absence of fees — the beach is free to use.

Sunny Beach is known for the cleanest and safest beaches. Photo: Stock Pictures / Shutterstock.com

Golden Sands

This is the second most popular resort after Sunny Beach. It has not only standard beaches (and there are a lot of those — young people’s favorites Mojito, Riviera with a gradual slope into the water, and Central — this is the most crowded option), but also nudist beaches — just make your way to the most remote ones.

All the beaches are free to use — you can find a secluded spot to lie down on your towel.

The Golden Sands resort has a truly wide selection of beaches for every taste. Photo: Aleksandar Todorovic / Shutterstock.com

Obzor

Obzor is an alternative to Sunny Beach. It’s a still developing resort, so prices here are a little lower.

Obzor is also perfect for a holiday with kids — the resort village’s coastal line extends over 9 km. The slope into the water is gradual almost everywhere, although in places it has a steeper slope.

Obzor is a developing resort with lower prices, but no less excellent leisure opportunities. Photo: Brenik / Shutterstock.com

Sozopol

This ancient town and resort will be enjoyed by those who want to get away from the busy metropolis and admire the old buildings and picturesque Bulgarian landscapes.

Sozopol is especially good at combining beach vacations and sightseeing. Photo: rustamank / Shutterstock.com

Saints Constantine and Helena

This unique combination of green forests and the sea breeze make the air of this resort truly therapeutic. But it’s not only the air that mends you — Saints Constantine and Helena is famous for their thermal springs. 

We recommend the Aquahouse baths. You can swim not only in the thermal baths, but also in the sea, for example at Sahara Beach.

Saints Constantine and Helena are famous for their unique combination of green forests and sea breezes, as well as thermal springs. Photo: Marina Pochueva / Shutterstock.com

Three-star hotels: from 53€ per night

HVD Club Hotel Bor – Ultra All Inclusive

The hotel is located in a quiet private park in the resort of Sunny Beach, just 150 meters from the Black Sea.

Although it’s officially three stars, the hotel really deserves to be classed higher: 119 standard rooms and 10 luxury rooms, restaurants with a terrace and an open pool with a spa, as well as a mini-club for kids and free parking for guests.

Hotel Grifid Foresta – All Inclusive Adults Only 16+ 

This new three-star all-inclusive hotel is located in the resort of Golden Sands. The hotel includes a Scandinavian style hotel, which provides daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, all buffets.

The hotel has an open swimming pool, as well as its own Grifid beach with free umbrellas and deckchairs, to which the hotel provides a free transfer twice per day.

South Pearl Aparthotel

The hotel is located in the Sozopol surrounding area, near the beach of Kavatzite, which is considered one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful.

The hotel itself is surrounded by a green wood and has a path to the sea, which takes a couple of minutes to reach. The hotel includes an open pool, a fitness center and a spa center. You can stay in standard or deluxe rooms, or in apartments.

Four-star hotels: from 68€ per night

Hotel Miramar – Half board  

Hotel Miramar is located 3 km to the south of Sozopol. It has 98 rooms, from single-person rooms to apartments.

The hotel has an open swimming pool with a kids zone, a games court, a kids center, a restaurant and a bar. It is available half board, serving breakfast and dinner in the restaurant.

DUNE 

Hotel Miramar is located in the Golden Sands resort. Guests have access to a private beach (umbrellas, deckchairs and towels are provided free of charge). The hotel also has an open swimming pool.

The restaurant offers guests Mediterranean cuisine; breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served there. A nanny service is available for travellers with children.

HVD Viva Club Hotel – All Inclusive  

The hotel is located in the Golden Sands resort, around 800 meters from the promenade. It offers guests an all-inclusive system with a full range of services, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, a gala dinner once per week and other attractions.

Viva Club hotel not only has its own swimming pool and entertainers, but a beach with umbrellas, deckchairs and towels. It provides a free transfer.

Five-star hotels: from 65€ per night

Royal Palace Helena Sands  

The hotel is located right on the seafront in the northern part of Sunny Beach.

Built from natural materials, wood and stone, the hotel conveys the beauty and spirit of the Bulgarian Renaissance.

One of the hotel’s symbols is a large swimming pool with a lace cupola, symbolizing the moon and the sun. A clock-tower with four unique clocks and symbols of the eternal ancient Bulgarian calendar rises above the complex.

The hotel includes 153 rooms, of which 114 come with a view of the sea. The territory has several restaurants, a lobby bar and a bar on the hotel’s own beach.

Galeon Residence & SPA Hotel

Galeon Residence & Spa is located in the southern part of Sunny Beach, a few minutes’ walk from the old town of Nesebar. 

The hotel complex territory provides guests with a car park, children’s playground and children’s club, free Wi-Fi, open and covered swimming pools, and a spa center. Rooms are studios and apartments.

Blu Bay Boutique Hotel 

This luxury five-star hotel is located in Sozopol, next to a yacht harbor. Guests can make use of its open swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel includes the Boca Grande restaurant, where you can take lunch on a sunny terrace with a view of the sea, as well as Soho bar where you are offered cocktails and hookah.

All rooms come equipped with a flat-screen TV and cable channels. Some rooms have a separate lounge. Each room has an en suite bathroom and coffee maker. They additionally provide dressing gowns, slippers and free toiletries.


We are coming up to a summer that we really want to spend by the sea. Choose an appropriate resort, book a comfortable hotel and enjoy all the wonders of a foreign holiday.

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