Rose Village Apartments
5 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We arrived in the early hours of the morning and were allocated a lovely 1 bedroom apartment for me and my two children. The complex has three blocks of apartments and our room was on the first floor of block A, the lift didn't stop there so we had to go to the floor above and then walk the few steps back downstairs (the other floors are all fine).
There was air conditioning in the bedroom, though could have done with it in the living area too, but it was free so can't complain....we ended up leaving the door open in the living area to try and cool us down most days. The balcony we had was huge overlooking the larger, more popular pool, but only two chairs were provided so we ended up using one of the dining chairs. There was a tv and leather 3 seater and chair, so plenty of room to sit (though we ended up leaving the settee as a bed because we couldnt work out how it put it back down!)
Kitchen was well appointed with microwave, two ring cooker and large 5' fridge/freezer, but it would have been helpful to have forks!!! A clothes horse, ironing board and iron were also provided. There was a dining table and 4 chairs if you wanted to eat in.
There was a hot water boiler in the apartment, but make sure you don't accidentally turn off the power to this (the switch to ours was outside the toilet and lit up...and it took a while for the water to heat up again).
Maids were eager to come in each morning and empty bins clean the floor, and sheets/towels were changed midweek. I must confess we did end up sticking the 'do not disturb' sign on the door as they came a bit too early for us!
Safety deposit boxes are available at reception at 6 Levs per day.
The Hotel didn't change money, but the Nobel Hotel (straight across the road) does, the booth is in the reception area, just next to the lifts.
There are two pools, with a shallower area in the larger more popular pool, but you have to be quick as most loungers are reserved with towels before 9. The water was FREEZING! (but I suppose thats what you would want in the heat?)
I wouldn't recommend the buffet breakfast (8am to 10am) 6 Levs for an adult, 3 Levs for children. Bread, small rolls, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, pieces of hot dogs, meat balls, cheeses, cold meats and cucumbers....tea, coffee, water and fruit juices.....but make sure you pay at reception before you turn up as you need a card in order to get served.
We ate in the Hotel one night but my chicken wasn't cooked all the way through so was put off staying in the hotel for other meals....the kids really enjoyed the pizza though.
We didn't visit the beach as this seemed to be cordoned off for the users of the bigger hotels where we were, there did appear to be a sliver of beach available at the waters edge and also the area right at the back free for everyone esle...
There are supermarkets within easy reach about 100 yards in both directions, but felt as if the one to the right overcharged us and also asked to search in our bags when we went there straight there from the Aquapark....
We visited the Action Aquapark (30 Levs for an adult) and there was a free bus service at various locations in and around Sunny Beach and Nessebar. Our nearest pickup point was just before the Kotva Hotel (turn right, towards Nessebar, about 150/200 yards, then across the road - there is a bus stop sign, you can't miss it). Be aware that the girl trying to drum up business for the Nessebar Aquapark will tell you she doesn't know of another waterpark in the area, even though she is diagonally across the road from the other pick up point! There was a cafe and restaurant at the park, we paid about 9 Lev for a very large slice of pizza, small box of chips and a drink. Races organised in the afternoon occupied the kids and action photos taken and on sale for 5 Lev. Getting home from the Action Aquapark was easy too, and there pick up points across the road from the Aquapark, and then left.
There is a small train which runs to Nessebar every 10 mins or so, and you can catch this outside the Kotva Hotel (see above for where this is) 3 Levs one way, would recommend visiting Nessebar as it has loads of stalls, shops and places to eat and it is quite pretty too!
30 mins from Bourgas Airport, we were lucky enough to be dropped off first and picked up last, Balkan Holidays were most efficient, with the rep visiting between 9.30 and 10 (but not Thurs or Fri) and an information folder and noticeboard (with departure times) there in case you need them....
Overall a great holiday!!!"
- Travel date: Mon 20th of July 2009
"Rose Village is a lovely small hotel which is very clean and has a beautiful pool which is nice and quite. There is a play area for the children and a restaurant which does great food which is really reasonably price.
The Apartments are half way between Nese Bar and Sunny Beach so it's location is ideal. There is a free shuttle that stops along from the hotel which goes to a large water park and there are plenty of bars / restaurants / shops near by.
The Apartments are very new, clean and spacious and modern.
Would reccomend a stay at this hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of July 2009
Best holiday ever!!!
"What a great place...... When we arrived it was 1am and dark, went out on the balcony and we were on a very busy main road. When we woke in the morning WOW what a view it was over looking the dunes a pirate ship and the sea. It took 2-3 minutes to walk to the beach. There was a small train that took you to the centre of Sunnybeach that runs every 10 mins and the other way takes you into Nessebar. Both great places to spend days or nights. 2 weeks later and i did not want to come home!!
The Apartments looked liked we were the first people to have stayed in them, even though we were told the place opened 2005!! Leather suits, Kingsize bed.....all the self catering bits and bobs you need. The cleaners came in every day and washed up, we felt like we had our own maid. I had my 3 year old little boys toys all over and they were even all set out on the table, ready to be played with! The reception, security and pool side bar staff were lovely. Two pools......oh i could go on forever, you wont be disapointed in a holiday if you stay there.
I must mention the only thing that DID anoy me and eveybody else we spoke to........The Germans.....they never smiled, even at there own childen!! They never acknowledge anyone. Good job there was lots of friendly Scott's and Irish and of course us from the North east lol....."
- Travel date: Fri 18th of July 2008
"This is a lovely family friendly hotel which is very clean. There are 2 swimming pools and a childrens play area. There is a bar and restaurant over looking the main pool which does a huge selection of foods all of which are reasonably priced and tastes good. (you have to try the spit roast chicken which they cook fresh each day outside). The apartments are spacious which good facilites... free air con which is great becasue it gets very hot out here. This hotel is about 10 mins on a bus into the main strip of sunny beach where you can find all the night clubs, bars, restaurants. Then about 10 mins on a bus the other way to Nesse Bar which is where you can have a quite day / night surrounded by beautiful sights, quite restaurants and little shops. Beach is just across the road and it's lovely. Can walk out quite far as the sea is clear and shallow and there is some lovely bars on the beach which serve food and drinks. Loads of activities for the children (covered play area) bouncy castles. "
- Travel date: Mon 20th of May 2013
wonderful and relaxing
"We have just returned from staying at these lovely apartments. Everything we read about them was true...they were spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful as was our rep elizabeth. Our room was on the 6th floor(we asked for a high floor) and at the front. It was a little noisy from traffic before midnight and after 6 in the morning. We did get used to this and think it bothered us because it is so quiet where we live. The view from the balcony more than made up for the noise. We did two trips with balkan holidays. One to the blue mountains which although you are on the bus for a long time the scenery is lovely. The other one was the 3 in 1...i'm not so sure about this trip ..you went to a flea market first for an hour, which was really just an ordinary market you see anywhere at home..then you visit sozopal which was the main reason for us doing this trip but we didn't feel we got long enough there..you then get a couple of hours in bourgas which is ok but just really a shopping street to walk up and down. I don't feel i can recommend the trip but you may have different ideas of what you like then us. We also went on a trip to varna but that was with a tour company based in the street opossite to apartments..think was called express. They were fine and did similar trips to balkan but cheaper. Eating out and drinking is cheap and the quality is very good. I must recommend a bugarian resturant which you pass on the way to the penny supermarket. It is just past the bus stop and looks a bit like a wooden shack. The food was lovely and the staff and owner very friendly and helpfull..it was also very cheap...we had 3 courses with a good bottle of wine and coffee for between Â£20 and Â£25. As i said we have just got back (23 sept) and i really wouldn't go any later as many of the shops and bars/restaurants where closing...they had even taken most of the sunbeds off the beach and were dismantling the beach bars. As said before nessabar is a must and the buses are an experiance not to be missed. All in all we really enjoyed this break and think there is something for everyone here.
- Travel date: Fri 28th of September 2012