Where to stay on a Sunny Beach escape

Bulgaria is going through somewhat of a tourism renaissance as more and more people are choosing this corner of the Balkans for their big summer holiday.

The country boasts a wonderful, picturesque coastline hugging the Black Sea which has become a huge favourite among tourists. With days of endless sunshine, a host of affordable hotels and a currency which makes eating and drinking much cheaper – Bulgaria could be the perfect destination for you this summer.

Recent research by Post Office Travel Money, named the Bulgarian resort of Sunny Beach as the best value destination in Europe outstripping traditional favourites such as the Algarve, the Balearics and southern Spain by some considerable distance.

So, with that in mind here are our some of our picks of the best hotels to stay in Bulgaria’s most popular Black Sea resort.

Diamond Hotel 4* (Sunny Beach)


One of the top sellers on Sunny Beach, the sprawling Diamond Hotel has everything holidaymakers could wish for. This 4-star, All Inclusive hotel is just a short walk from the beach and is within easy reach of the wealth of bars, clubs and restaurants that populate the resort.

Spend the day relaxing on the spacious sun terrace beside one of the outdoor pools. Perk yourself up with a refreshing cocktail or book in at the on-site spa to receive a series of rejuvenating pampering treatments. No matter if you’re travelling as a family or couple, you’ll feel right at home here.

Hotel Marvel 4* (Sunny Beach)


While the majority of Sunny Beach will be alive to the sound of music into the early hours every night during the peak summer season – enjoy chilled out vibes at Hotel Marvel. Situated in the quieter northern part of Sunny Beach, this 4-star hotel offers a little retreat from some of the craziness further along the coast.

This contemporary All Inclusive hotel has opted for a more modern approach with stylish, boutique-style rooms which offers views over the resort. Kids and grown-ups will enjoy chilling out by the pool or choosing from the range of dining options at the various restaurants. Best of all, the beach and other amenities are a simple stroll away.

Zefir Hotel 3* (Nessebar)


If you want to wake up every morning with the sound of the ocean lapping on the shore then the Zefir Hotel is for you. This 3-star hotel is a stone’s throw from a pristine white sand beach so you can start your day the right way – by having a dip in the Black Sea.

The hotel is at the southern tip of Sunny Beach, close to the ancient city of Nessebar. Perfectly situated for exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, take in the culture of one of Bulgaria’s most beloved areas. There is plenty to do at the hotel with a large sun terrace and pool while there is a great selection of Bulgarian and international cuisine at the restaurant.

Ivana Palace Hotel 4* (Sunny Beach)


We’re heading back to the northern part of Sunny Beach for our next pick – the Ivana Palace Hotel. This colourful 4-star complex is a 5-minute walk from the beach and a stroll along the main road into the heart of the resort.

Rated as one of the best value for money hotels in Sunny Beach it offers everything you could wish for in a 4-star hotel. Plunge into the swimming pool while the kids play in their designated pool, work out in the fitness room, indulge in beauty treatments at the spa and sit down to a menu of great food. The Ivana Palace Hotel has it all.

Imperial Resort 4* (Sunny Beach)


Our final stop on our tour of Sunny Beach is another huge favourite – The Imperial Resort. This elegant 4-star hotel is located right on the beach at the resort’s southern tip and is only a 20-minute walk from the heart of Nessebar’s Old Town.

Split into two buildings, it boasts stylish, modern rooms with spectacular views over the Black Sea. Spend your days trying out the excellent facilities such as the two large pool areas with adjoining bars, the Paradise spa where you can experience an authentic Turkish bath, the beach volleyball courts and, of course, the fine dining restaurants – Casablanca and Alexandria.

Choose the Imperial Resort and spend a week or two in the lap of luxury.

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