Grifid Hotel Vistamar

Grifid Vistamar is an All Inclusive hotel on Bulgaria's Golden Sands Beach. The hotel is backed by the wooded hills of Golden Sands Nature Park and overlooks the Black Sea, so you'll have beach views while relaxing by the pool. The resort of Golden Sands is a short walk away. The outdoor pool area is surrounded by a sun terrace and gardens, there's also a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool. At the outdoor pool area, you'll find a pool bar where you can cool off with a drink or an ice cream. For something more substantial, you can visit the hotel's two restaurants or café, where you can have a cup of coffee and a snack. During your stay you can also eat at the à la carte restaurants in the neighbouring hotel, Grifid Bolero. In the daytime, the hotel runs activities including Pilates and aerobics. Alternatively, you can have a game of table tennis or make use of the darts. Grifid Vistamar also has a gym if you don't want your holiday to interrupt your workout routine, and there are tennis courts you can use at Grifid Bolero. The hotel staff organise evening entertainment several nights a week.

Golden Sands Beach has a Blue Flag award and is popular with tourists for its calm waters. The centre of the resort is 1.1km from the hotel, where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to discover. You could spend an afternoon shopping here, take a trip to the water park or visit the hot springs in the Golden Sands Nature Park. If you like hiking, you can explore the national park behind the hotel on foot. The port city of Varna is 18km away. Here, you can visit the preserved Roman ruins and go to the Varna Archaeological Museum.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the buffet restaurant, while in the à la carte restaurant you can choose between Italian or Bulgarian food. Soft drinks, local beer and wine are served with lunch and dinner. In the bars, international and local alcoholic drinks are available.

You can head to the spa to take advantage of the relaxing treatments available, while children can enjoy the activities at the kids' club.

Two pool bars, one of which is a swim up bar. On the beach below the hotel are two sun loungers and a parasol per room. Hotel guests have free entrance to the waterfront at the hotel Grifid Hotel Bolero (200-300 meters from Vistamar). To try the bigger water slides, you must be at least 140 cm long. The water is open during June-September, subject to change.

You can enjoy a drink from the minibar on your balcony. All rooms have air conditioning, a TV and Wi-Fi.

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Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria

Address: 9007, Golden Sands, Golden Sands, Bulgaria

Phone: +35952394972


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229 reviews


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Most disappointing “ultra “ all inclusive

Aug 2021 | MagdaG243

Pro : 1. the suite looks very good and the cleaning is proper . The hotel also looks good and is well maintained . 2. The food is good and the restaurant staff is helpful and polite . Con : 1. We started the bad experience with the parking situation . They have like 20-30 parking spaces for hundreds of guests . When we arrived we had to wait for like an hour with the car on the road because we didn’t have where to park . With a correct “tip “ finally we managed to find a spot on the street. For which they charged us 20 leva per day saying it was a parking spot. 2. “Private beach “ . The beach serves not only Vistamar but 2 other hotels . The sun-beds can only facilitate maybe 30-40% of the guests , And I am being kind saying 40% . You can have a spot on a sun bed if you go at 7- 8 maximum in the morning . The first days , when I went to the beach , all of the sun beds were “reserved “ with towels even though the policy of the hotel says you can’t . The beach stuff said they couldn’t touch the personal belongings because they will have problems with the manager . The next day they said they touch them but after 9 am . LOL . No toilet in the beach . You have to go the the pool toilet or hotel reception . 3. Cleanliness on the beach - non existent . 4. Pool - same thing with the sun beds being “ reserved “ with towels , even tough the policy says not to . Anyway , nobody of the staff or manager pays much attention to your complains because the next day is the same thing . Plus the pool is so well designed that after 4-5 is shadowed by the hotel so no sun . If you have a kid you have to move to the beach , if you have where to stay . 5 . Beach bar - the beach bar closes at 5 . 6 . Tip : if you are adults only and you select the concept rooms , they are worth it . They have access on the roof where is an infinity pool and private terrace . Also a private beach with even a toilet on the beach ( the luxury !! ) . If you have kids is a big no . In conclusion : worst “ultra “ all inclusive I have ever been too . Don’t compare with Turkey or something similar because you will be greatly disappointed.


Aug 2021 | badalaa2021

We spent 3 nights at Grifid Vistamar. The hotel is beautiful, modern with spacious rooms. We travelled with our 4 years old girl and she really enjoyed the animation program. The girls from animation team are really nice and friendly, encouraging all the kids to join them . Our daughter spend more time with Ana, the romanian girl from the animation team. Ana was very attentive and did her best to help our daughter enjoy spending time there. We tried to make a reservation for a la carte restaurants and we were told the restaurants are fully booked in advance, which is not fair. The reservations must be done in the morning, for the evening, not at the beginning of the holiday. After we discussed with the manager from guest services and asked her to explain this policy , she made a reservation at a la carte restaurant, for one night. There is a problem with the private beach, the sun beds are not enough for all the guests and the drinks from the beach bar are low quality ( even water had a weird taste, we preferred to buy bottles from supermarket). I think Vistamar is one of the best hotels in the area so , please try to keep the standards high, cause I think they have been lowered! Thank you.

One of the worst experiences ever

Jul 2021 | serbyp

We had one of the worst experiences ever in this trip regarding one of the employees who spoke very but very rudely to me and my girlfriend all of a sudden while we were enjoying our vacation at the pool. I took it to the reception, I wrote on their email. Of course, nothing happened, not even an apology and that employee is still there. I wish I remembered his name.If there was a camera on me at the time the guy would be jobless now. In 2019 we stayed in Encanto and it was very very good so this is not just a random rant

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