Nessebar – an illustration of a fairy tale
The seaside town on a rocky peninsula is called the pearl of Bulgaria. Why do tourists love Nessebar? Learn about the best beaches, hotels and attractions of the resort. Tips for vacationing in 2022.
Impressions of Nessebar
In reviews of Nessebar vacationers write about the extraordinary beauty of the Old Town. Colorful streets with old houses and churches are like illustrations to fairy tales. There are a lot of flowers and stores selling souvenirs, paintings, antiques and clothes.
The new part of Nessebar is also impressive. At the Bulgarian resort there are luxurious hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants. Everything is neat and thought out to the smallest detail.
Irina: “I love the island of Nessebar! I go often, but it is always the most beautiful for me, even in winter, when it’s deserted, it’s cool to walk through the empty streets. Every time there is something new. It’s colorful, bright, modern with elements of antiquity. You can go every day, it is not boring.
Nessebar. Photo: windujedi / Depositphotos.com.
Best hotels in Nessebar
According to reviews, recreation in Nessebar is quite budget-friendly. Tourists are offered maximum comfort for reasonable money. Prices in 2022 for a double room with all-inclusive meals start from 129 €. Some hotels are in historic buildings that were built 150-250 years ago. Find a hotel in Nessebar on Hotelluk.
The best hotels in Nessebar, according to tourist reviews:
Effect Villa Azzura 3* is a cozy hotel in the Old Town of Nessebar for guests over 16 years old. A room for two people costs from 50 €.
Elizabeth Dy Boutique Hotel 3* – a modern boutique hotel 100 meters from the sandy beach. A double room costs from 61 €.
Aphrodite 4* – a comfortable hotel with spa and wellness center on the south beach of Nessebar. A room for two people costs from 73 €.
Aparthotel Paradiso 4* – resort apartment is 1,4 km from the historic part of town. During the high season a double room costs from 82 €.
Arsena Beach 4* – a comfortable hotel with a private beach and two swimming pools. A room for two with all-inclusive meals costs from 129 €.
Sol Nessebar Palace Resort & Aquapark 5* – an excellent all-inclusive hotel with aquapark. A double room costs from 245 €.
According to tourist reviews, the sea off the coast of Nessebar is transparent, clean, beautiful turquoise color. The sandy strip between Nessebar and the seaside village of Ravda in Bulgaria received the highest award – the Blue Flag.
In the old part of Nessebar are mostly stone beaches. If you go only for a beach holiday, it is better to settle in a new part of the resort, near comfortable sandy beaches. As in Sunny Beach, almost all beaches in Nessebar have a gentle entrance to the water.
Morraa: “The town is quiet and nice, at least in early June and September, but for a beach holiday is not suitable, because the beach is not as such, only a narrow stony strip of coast. It is good to come here for a walk, but to swim on other, comfortable sandy beaches, of which there are so many in Bulgaria.
Slava: “The beaches are sandy, but sometimes they are stony. The beaches belong to the hotels, the entrance is free. But you still have to pay for a chair and an umbrella, as there is no room for your towel on the sand. Therefore, they can be called only conditionally free.
If you go only for a beach vacation, it is better to settle in the new part of the resort, near the comfortable sandy beaches. Photo: nspasov / Depositphotos.com.
Attractions of Nessebar
The Bulgarian city is one of the oldest in Europe. The old Nessebar is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On a small piece of land measuring 850 by 300 meters there are cobblestone streets, old houses and 40 churches! The oldest Metropolitan church was built in the V century. The part of Nessebar that went under water can be seen from the boat in good weather.
Besides the old town we suggest you to see other sights: Turkish bath, windmill, sand dunes and fancy white rocks. You can also visit the ethnographic and archeological museums.
Elena: “It’s beautiful and atmospheric! I love the old town. It’s cozy here. Great cafes and restaurants with a view of the sea.”
The old windmill at the entrance to the Old Town. Photo: dechevm / Depositphotos.com.
Holidays with children
Families with children choose Nessebar in Bulgaria, because it is a quiet resort with good beaches and clean sea. There are children’s billiards, bowling, a small amusement park and Aqua Paradise water park. Not all parents were happy with the rest, so there are negative reviews about the resort.
Anya79: “We didn’t like it. We had two children in Nessebar. There is no infrastructure for children, poor playgrounds at hotels and apartments. On the beach there is nothing for children, except the sand.
The old town of Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: bortnikau / Depositphotos.com.
When to go
Nessebar lies in the influence of temperate and Mediterranean climate. The beach season in Bulgaria begins in May, but in late spring the water temperature in the Black Sea +19 … +20 ° C. More comfortable conditions for swimming are in the second half of June, July, August and September.
In summer the weather in Nessebar is hot. In July and August the thermometer rises to +28 … +30 ° C, and the sea water is heated to +24 … +26 ° C. Parents with young children and tourists in age like to come to the resort during the Velvet season. The water temperature in September is +21 … +22 ° C. At the end of the month is cooler, but in the windless days you can swim in early October.
Polina Solovyeva: “I was just passing through Nessebar. There is nothing to do here in March. Listen to this: during the low season the resort lives a quiet and carefree life. Most stores, cafes and entertainment centers are closed. There is no infrastructure in early spring.”
Conclusions: is it worth to go to Nessebar
Bulgarian resort is suitable for beach holidays, families with children, older tourists and diving enthusiasts. According to reviews, Nessebar has a good choice of 2-3* hotels with budget prices. Problems with food, too – on the coast there are many cafes and restaurants. The taverns in Nessebar cook delicious seafood dishes. If you want more entertainment, you can visit the neighboring resort – Sunny Beach!
Reviews about the hotels in Nessebar
The location is very good. You can drive in and unload your car, near a large paid parking lot (not expensive). The beach is also very close. Disadvantages : The staff is probably very happy tourists, but very thorough. Read more
A good place for a holiday with children. The beach is 5 minutes from the complex, the shore is sandy, not deep.On the territory of the pool is located. Very helpful staff. Cons : Poor internet connection. Read more
The location is great and the scenery is amazing. The hostess is very friendly and helpful. Cons : The water in the bathroom drains badly and there is a slight smell. One bed. Read more
We were just passing through with a stopover at the hotel. The hotel is located on the first line, 20 meters to the sea, excellent restaurant and bar with sea view, decent breakfast, and very attentive staff! I would like to give my best to the hotel. Read more
The location of the hotel is gorgeous and the staff was very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and the balcony overlooked the sea. Parking lot next to the hotel , there is also an underground parking lot – for a fee. Read more
The beautiful location gives it the status of a quiet hotel. Nice location giving my hotel the status of a quiet hotel. No hangers in the room. Read more
Large comfortable room. Clean. First line, large pool, lots of restaurants on site, store. Did not like : Booked room late at night, arrived an hour later. The security guard is inadequate. Read more
Arrived a couple of days ago, well what can I say. Pros of the hotel: nice well kept area, lots of activities, varied and tasty food, friendly staff, good rooms. Cons of the hotel:poor cleaning service. Read more at
The staff was extremely nice and very helpful. The animation guys: Egor, Vicky, Lily and Victoria were great. Read more
It’s been almost a year since we were at Sol Nessebar Palace. I am very sorry I did not write this review before, if something is bad people write reviews before they even left the hotel, and the good ones are. Read more
I have never been to this hotel before and it is not good. The hotel is very good! Read more
Tasty varied breakfast. The location of the hotel is excellent, very close to the beach and road junction. Separate parking space on site. Read more
The room is great, beautiful view from the window! The host was very friendly and had a very nice breakfast. Read more
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