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LocationElenite
DescriptionLocation: The four-star Hotel Royal Bay is situated in Elenite Holiday Village - the only Bulgarian sea resort that is fully south-oriented, thus providing plenty of sunshine to its guests. The gently sloping hills nearby keep the air fresh even in hottest summer days. Overlooking the sea, Hotel Royal Bay is an unforgettable experiencefor those who will appreciate the magnificent view, the peace and privacy of this modern and luxurous "all inclusive" hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Bay offers to its valuable guests: 15 suites with bed-cum-living roo , 15 spacious family rooms with screen walls, 2 additional beds optional, 135 double rooms, additional bed optional. All rooms have telephone, SAT TV, mini bar, bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer, air conditioning, fire alarm. Most of the rooms are sea-view, the rest are mountain-view.
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Room Facilities:
Air Conditioner Hair Dryer Minibar Satellite TV Telephone
Hotel Facilities:
Bar Beach Fax and E-mail Services Fitness Center Internet Laundry Massage Center Medical Services Outdoor Swimming Pool Parking Restaurant Snack Bar
Additional Information:
Our guest can enjoy the modern style of the Lobby Bar with its lovely sea-view terrace, opened directly to the beach. One can have a refreshing drink from the Pool Bar while enjoying the sun and the water. A team of 13 professional animators works in Elenite Holiday Village. In the evening (starting at 21:00 PM) the guest can enjoy various stage shows. There is a discotheque for children (8:00 PM) as well as kids shows. Also there is a Night Club in the Holiday Village. The guests have at their disposal: 24 hours room service by multilingual personnel free guarded parking lot medical service 24 hours a day kindergarten - professional child care large outdoor swimming pool with a kids section shopping outlets, currency exchange internet club (in the holiday village).
AddressElinite Holiday Village
Visitor Comments
royal bay - by john and edna on 02 Jul, 2012
fantastic holiday. hotel lovely and clean. it was all great.
contact - by Dagos on 29 May, 2011
hello,
does anybody know hot to reserve a holiday directly to this hotel or Royal Park Hotel? If you can help me pls write on dragosbolohan@yahoo.com.
thanks
weather - by zoe on 04 Feb, 2011
Due to fly out 25th July can anyone tell me what the weather will be like.
Brilliant all round - by Jacquie Allen on 26 Sep, 2010
This was our second visit to this hotel, this time taking my mother and father-in-law ~ arrived in the early hours of the morning in August, was given a goodie bag that had a drink, croissant, biscuits and fruit, which i was very impressed with as no other hotel i have stayed in has done this. The room was spotless with double sliding balcony doors leading to a large balcony that over-looked the sea and beautiful scenery.

The staff were really friendly and would do anything to make you happy, they worked long hours, but were always smiling and one time we dropped a glass bottle and I went to find the cleaner to get a dustpan and brush to clean myself, but she insisted on doing it despite the fact that it had gone midnight.

The food was fabulous and catered for everyone and included an area that it was nice and quite, there was a chef also cooking food to your order, eg omelettes, stir-fry or pancakes with your choice of filling.

To all the people who say that it was dirty are you for real ? the cleaners worked around 16 hours a day (for £64 a month), they mopped the pool sides, scrubbed walls (even on the beach), mopped the rain off the paths, brushed loose leaves up and continuously picked up fag butts, the village was spotless.

The manager and staff are flawless, happy and a real help to us, as my father-in-law died in the hotel of a heart attack and even the cleaners bought us flowers and wore black scarf on the day he died.

I would not have coped with out the help of the manger, she gave up her time running me to the police station and back and fourth to the hospital and morgue and would take nothing in return for her petrol, we cut our holiday short, but would definitely go back (when the pain has eased) and would recommend to others
Royal Bay Hotel. - by Miss Galvin on 11 Jul, 2010
Well to Christian Hewgill, your expectations are clearly extremely high. You make the place sound like a dungeon. My experience here at Royal Bay Hotel was fantastic! Much better than Royal Park Hotel which we were originally located too, the pool was minut compared to the size of the hotel!
Yes, at the pool bar you are given plastic cups.. FOR SAFETY!! Inside, glass ones are given. The food is the same as anywhere you go and waitors were extremely helpful I found. Maybe you should communicate more?
The resort is small, yes, but people know that - or should - before going so high expectations should not be given. There are bars, many, people obviously do not look properly. I seen atleast 6 when I was there and I didn't examine the area carefully. You get wasps everywhere, no big deal. Put abit of sugar in some coke, pour it by the Germans sunbeds and you're sorted.
I recommened this place to families, couples etc, the place is delightful and anyone who doubts the hotel are probably posh snobs who expect waitors hand on foot and have house cleaners, nannies, bodyguards.. you name it.
You get wasps, walks, waiting, high prices etc to most places you go too.
I love Royal Bay Hotel and would definitely consider going in the future!!
Question about the location - by Margaret on 02 Feb, 2010
There are many reviews about the hotel being in a perfect location with regards to it being on the beach.

Is there a town/any nightlife near the hotel?
if so, is it in walking distance?

thankyou
holidayy - by erin on 07 Aug, 2009
i thought royal bay hotel was a good place to stay the only thing i would say was a bad thing was the food it was the same every dayy and nightt
the water park is good but the half pint is not so good cause boys who dont work there they say to yhuu jst take a look n the push yhuu down
i came flying out ma ring n hurt my wrist
it is a good place to go

erinn xx
Royal Bay Hotel - by Elenitelass on 12 Jun, 2009
We are going to the hotel on 3rd July for 2 weeks, we have for the last 2 years stayed at the chalets in the village and loved them but decided this year to go to the hotel. We have only ever heard good reports about it from people we have spoken to whilst staying at the village. The hotel suits us this year as it is near the kids club and we can use the pool and pool bar at that end of the complex as well as the pool bar in the village and the several beach bars and eating palces around the complex. I am really looking forward to going this year.
Elenite Royal Bay Hotel - by John. J on 06 Apr, 2009
I cannot believe some people's perception of this hotel.

It is a cheap all inclusive holiday what do some people expect from the price they pay?

As for moaning about having to pay for some of your drinks such as cocktails this is just ludacris!! They state that only local produced alchol is included within the price perhaps people should read more into it prior to booking.

Every hotel that is catering for the number of people they do is not going to be fantastic... but then again most places in this country aren't either.

The village is always being cleaned 24/7 and the staff are friendly and helpful should you just smile once in awhile and say thank you! They're only human, should you be grumpy and moaning of course they will not be so helpful towards you.
bulgarian money - by Mrs caron nelson on 28 Nov, 2008
we had a holiday booked here last August, but had to cancel at the last minute because my daughter broke her foot. We had planned to rebook for next year, but after reading all the bad reviews i don't think i'll bother. I still have my holiday money which i bought last July, at a rate of 2.32 which was quite good. If anyone would like to buy this money back of me at the same rate, please e-mail me at, caron8@hotmail.co.uk. I have £500 pounds worth which i will sell anyone at the same rate. You won't be able to get this high rate anywhere now.I just can't take the risk of having a horrible holiday, when i will be taking 3 kids
Royal Bay Hotel Elinite - by Brian Brain on 16 Nov, 2008
my wife and I went to The Royal Bay Hotel in May (16th) we found the staff very helpful and polite. I have to say that the food wasnt cooked as we cook it in England, but if you wanted it hotter than it was you could ask for it to be heated. I had no problems with the hotel or the holiday village but maybe its because I learnt a bit of Bulgarian before I went, would I go back? Definatly I have already booked for next year Nastravi everyone
Royal Bay Hotel - by Christian Hewgill on 18 Aug, 2008
The first thing that strikes you about this hotel is its location. There really is only one word to describe it. Idyllic. Situated right on top of a beautiful beach, complete with golden sand and crystal waters it couldn’t be more perfect. So it’s a shame really that I’m now going to tell you, that’s pretty much where the positives end.
We arrived after a 26 and a half hour plane delay tired and jaded, but were relieved when we saw the hotel. Being given a lift to the hotel on an electric golf buggy style car was very enjoyable. The enjoyment stopped there. We soon realised that the staff couldn’t have any less enthusiasm for their job if they had to do it blindfolded. They were unhelpful, miserable and had all the charisma of a door stop. There was the odd exception, but those members of staff were few and far between.
Then there was the food. Being one of those old fashioned folk who prefer there meat cooked, I didn’t fit in at the Royal Bay. Not only was it undercooked, but I’ve seen less repetitive clocks, and I’m far from a fussy eater. It was the same old stuff day in and day out. In fact, the whole dining experience was pretty awful. You were told not to bring drinks in from the bar. Instead a waiter would come and offer you one. If I really wanted a drink, I’d still be sitting there now. The table cloths were never changed or even tidied during service, which normally meant it wasn’t just your meal sitting in front of you. The plates were taken away; food was still left on the table cloth. You faced a ten minute quest to get your hands on a clean knife and fork. They were supposed to be put out again after being washed. There was more chance of finding a knife and fork at McDonalds. Instead you had to ferret around the draws they were put in, basically doing the waiters job for them.
If the whole dining experience wasn’t bad enough, it was made worse on some days, when the hotel owners and some of there friends decided to dine at the hotel. They were given knifes and forks wrapped in serviettes, different, better looking food, waiter service AND, the staff even smiled at them. Rub our noses in it why don’t you.
Still at least you could go and get a drink in the bar after, well you could, but often it was at the end of a 20 minute queue. When it did come, ice was considered gold dust and distributed minimally. Soft drinks were served in plastic cups, the selection was small and the solitary barman was more interested in chatting to his mate than serving you. Of course he expected a tip. The drinks themselves were also very basic. There was very little selection.
The pool was a positive. Never hugely busy, and very well cleaned. Shame about the HUGE swarm of wasps that were all too keen to use to as a sun-bed.
And the pool was about the only thing that was kept clean. The cleaners made the beds and replaced the towels and that’s about it. The floor was rarely cleaned and when you lifted up your foot, you could literally see the dirt on it. Proof of that came when one of our friends left a crisp on the floor. It was there for days. Whenever I witnessed the cleaner cleaning she wiped round the bathroom with her cloth, slung it over her shoulder and off she went in to the next room. If the food doesn’t make you ill, that certainly will. We were all extremely ill at various points in the holiday, I won’t go into the unpleasant details, but lets just say after I’d finished with the bathroom, the cloth needed replacing to say the least.
Still, at least you could go into the rest of the Elenite Holiday Village and enjoy yourself there. Well I say enjoy….
• Pizza restaurant – Not really a restaurant, you queue for 20 minutes for a substandard slice of pizza.
• Disco – I’ve seen a better atmosphere at a funeral.
• Aqua Park – Some good slides, some so cheaply made that they hurt. I saw two lads walking round with bleeding backs. Only really offers an hours worth of entertainment.
• Fitness room – It would have kept David Dickinson entertained. Full of antique equipment.
• Mini Golf – I NEVER saw anyone on it due to the extortionate price.
• Safety deposit box – Yes there is a safe, but it costs 100 Leva to use it for two weeks, you only get 10 of that back.
• Regular Entertainment – Sub standard, some you have to pay for
• Ice Cream 10:30am – 10pm – True but it was a 10 minute walk away
• Snacks and drinks on the beach – There wasn’t. The beach bar was closed earlier in the year as it was a pay bar and it was generating no business.
• “Drink at one of Elenite’s many bars” – The only one’s that offered any different to the hotel bar were the Irish Bar, which incidentally was as Irish as Gordon Brown and the Cocktail Bar. The staff were even worse in the Irish Bar, both were pay bars and the Cocktail Bar was very expensive.

So to conclude, to say I wouldn’t recommend this resort let alone this hotel is an understatement. Everyone cheered when the bus drove out the gates, a man sarcastically shouted “same time next year” and the thought of rainy cold England never looked more appealing. I spoke to many people in my two weeks in the resort, not one said they enjoyed it, not one said they’d come back and one said and I quote “I’ve been on 13 all inclusive holidays; this is by far the worst”.
water activities - by michele on 18 Aug, 2008
Hope you read this in time.....there are banana boat rides available on the beach but payable. Did'nt see any paragliding. The water park is free to use..only pay for sunbeds 5lev per day and the bar here is payable. The water park is really good and should provide plenty of entertainment. Enjoy!!!!
Royal Bay Hotel - by Caroline. on 17 Aug, 2008
Hello, I'm due to fly to Royal bay hotel on 15th sept. Can anyone tell me what the weather is like entertainment and such as we're a very young couple (17,18) Also the food etc. Much apperciated. x
royal bay - by tommy on 08 Aug, 2008
what is the weather like there now as
i am going on the 22.8.08 with 2 kids.what are the water activities like there is there paragliding, banana boats etc there. please will someone post a comment back as my kids are nagging me silly
rpyal bay hotel - by mandie on 08 Aug, 2008
Is there an actual launderette on site or near this hotel as i will be going there soon with 4 kids and don't want to spend all my spare time hand washing.If anyone can help me with this query it would be greatly appreciated.
royal bay - by martin on 06 Aug, 2008
the royal bay is totally amazing only thing that we had to complaing about was lack of entertainment for the kids at night and the food was not the best, other than that a gr8 holiday and the staff r very freindly
hotel royal bay - by tommy on 30 Jul, 2008
is the mini bar included in all inclusive or do you have to pay for what you use
Don't worry - by Zoe on 25 Jul, 2008
Came back from a 2 week stay at the Royal Bay on Monday. It's very close to the Royal Park hotel but it's nothing like it. We did pop into the Royal Park and the resteraunt area looked vile. We were there during the salmonella outbreak and people were taking bread up to eat in their rooms as I think thats all that was safe to eat!

Make sure you only drink bottled water (you can buy that from the shop on site cheap enough). I was drinking from the large refillable water tanks and got a bit of a funny tummy so I'm assuming they fill them up with their tap water.

Food nice, very GENEROUS drink sizes!!! Rooms clean, view beautiful.

Only bad thing is the wasps. You can't get away from them.

Have fun!!!
help worried - by Maxine on 25 Jul, 2008
Im going to the Royal Bay on the 4th August with my two children i have read & heard some terrible reports about the Royal Park.Is the Royal Bay the same?Anyone with resent reeviews
Satellite TV - by Zoe on 14 Jul, 2008
2 english speaking channels. One of them is music. Occasionally you will find the odd film that hasnt been dubbed over.
Satelite television - by Daisy on 12 Jul, 2008
Just a quick question, a satelite television is available in every room but does it offer English speaking channels?
september 2008 - by gina on 10 Jul, 2008
has anyone been here recently and have things improved?
ELENITE - by Dennis Barker on 11 Jun, 2008
At this time of year does one need to wear a cadigan or jumper in the evenings.
water park - by helen green on 03 Jun, 2008
yes the water park is free to get in for the royal bay but you have to pay for drinks on sunbeds
waterpark - by susan on 01 Jun, 2008
is the water park included in the price at the royal bay i no it is at royal park
Royal Bay Hotel - by Nicky Creed on 22 May, 2008
Just like to say this was the best holiday that I have been on! Hotel fab and very very clean, staff all very friendly! Will deffo be going back hopefully this year!
greet hoilday going back again this year - by Mr & Mrs S Arnold on 29 Mar, 2008
hi to all at the Royal Bay my wife and i have been 3 time's now and going again on the 2 june this year if any one would like to ask or know more you can e-mail me at shane2376uk@hotmail.com hope to see you all soon shane and sue
weaher - by jill on 24 Feb, 2008
The weather is very hot in the end of May went last year going again this year
weather - by lisa on 13 Feb, 2008
im due to go end of may with my parner can anyone tell me how warm it is then ?
royal bay elenite - by c elliott on 22 Jan, 2008
2 weeks here august 2007 with 3 grand children best holiday ever hotel is spotless staff and cleaners very helpful medical centre roght in the middle of the resort needed this when grsndson cut his head on the waterpark seen to straight away trying to book again for this year cant wait to go back
Royal Bay Hotel - by Antony Hawkins on 16 Oct, 2007
Hi - require some advice - booked a holiday for the last week in August 2008 - just wondering wether holiday will be worth the wait and wether entertainment will improve for 2008 (along with the food) - also, what currency is best to take ..
royalbay hotel - by janet west on 10 Oct, 2007
if you want a relaxing holiday this is the place to go . we went with friends and all thought it was great. the hotel was clean as were the rooms. staff are friendly if you are .food and drink from morning to night if you want. no entertainment at hotel but plenty in village.small pier were a boat will take you to nezebar (a must see)from there you can take boats to other resorts. will be returning hopefully next year.
Royal Bay Hotel - by Geoff on 02 Jul, 2007
Returned from Royal Bay about a week ago. Perfect setting right on the beach. The room was provided an excellent view of beach and surrounding area. Beach was excellent with good bathing. Staff were friendly and hard working . I think it is true to say that food lacked imagination in many cases but was certainly edible. You have to be willing to at least try some more local dishes. However there should be more variation on daily menu. Resort was very good and we certainly found the hotel extremely relaxing. You have to walk a short distance to the other part of the resort for more entertainment.
Royal Bay Hotel 18th - 25th June 2007 - by Alison on 26 Jun, 2007
I have just today come back from the royal bay hotel in Elenite bulgaria and have to say it is the best hotel i have ever stayed,the cleaners are none sstop cleaning they are constantly sweeping and mopping. The food is ok it was to my taste but not others. I have to small children and i was worried that they would not eat the food by reading previous reports but that was far from the case. I went to the hotel in fear of what to expect becuase of what i read before going and it was far better than what i expected. With regards to the entertainment which many have complained about, not far from the hotel is the animation hall which is where all the entertainment happens first half is mainly for children and from 9.30pm there is a show every night which we found very enjoyable and my 4yr old son loved it all. so if you want to stay in the bar area great, but there is entertainment to be had if you want it and you dont have to put your hand in your pocket for any drinks either (bonus)!All in all great experience in Bulgaria and am booking for next year same hotel.
royal bay hotel - by Tom on 03 Jun, 2007
have just returned from royal bay hotel.We found the staff friendly but english speaking was not their strong point.Hotel was clean and rooms were bright and cleaned every day.A little fridge was included in the room. The hotel is literally right on the beach.Sunbeds & parasols on beach were free although they are chargeable in water park.Food was not the best i have had but certainly not the worst.We never went hungry!.The downside i would say was the lack of entertainment at the R.B.There is alot of work going on in the resort so next year it may be better.In conclusion,If you just want to sit and unwind and do nothing and you can get it cheap go to royal bay.If you want designer shops and nightlife go somewhere else.
room - by ron '@ june on 26 May, 2007
my wife@i booked room with seaview all wehad a view of was great big wall in front of balcony took four days to get another room food rubbish my advice stay away no way four star
2008 holiday - by Catherine on 06 May, 2007
thinking about going here in aug 2008 quite afew negative reports is it good or really bad had a isaster last year dont want a repeat would appreciate a truthfull coment.
TYhanks
Cath
fun places - by [x] . lucy . [x] on 09 Apr, 2007

hiya my name is lucy and im 14 this is the first tym to Elenite bulgaria. im wnting to no what the water park is like behinde the hotel or where the best places to the a good tym are. eg water park theme parks or a nice place to have a look at or shop:) markets. thnk u x.x

we like your hotel - by Emily and Emily on 10 Jan, 2007
We like you hotel very much but we thought that your receptionist was very rude and ugly!!! the end! :)
royal bay - by Brian on 05 Jan, 2007
plenty of coments here about this hotel....http://www.holidaywatchdog.com/3048-Elenite-Royal_Bay_Hotel-Holiday-Review.html
hotel enquiry - by diane wood on 05 Jan, 2007
looking for feedback
review on the royal bay hotel - by william cloud on 04 Jan, 2007
we have booked a one weeks holiday at the royal bay hotel and was interested on peoples comments who have stayed there. many thanks
royal bay hotel - by garry on 17 Sep, 2006
hi am staying at above hotel for 2 weeks from 25th just wondered if anyone out there has been there and has any feed back

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