Take one massive waterpark. Throw in a stack of knuckle-whiteners. Sprinkle with a couple of relaxing rides. And voilà – you’ve got the Aqua Nevis Clubhotel.
Set over 24,000 square metres, the brilliant Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has waterslides that range from pulse-racers – stand up Kamikaze and Twister – to more sedate affairs, like the Crazy River.
You’re within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel puts on a free shuttle bus to zip you there even quicker.
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Holidays with unlimited waterpark access
- Unlimited access to the wettest and wildest waterparks
- All parks rated by our expert slide tester
- Kids' clubs at selected hotels
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main buffet restaurant. Late breakfast 10.00-11.00. Snacks 12.00-17.00 from the pool bar. Ice-cream 12.30-14.30 and 18.30-21.30. Afternoon tea 17.00-18.00. Food from the waterpark at a charge.
Local alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00. Drinks from waterpark included.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Alongside family-friendly numbers such as the lazy river and wave pool, smaller visitors are looked after here too. Adventure Island is packed with mini slides and water sprays just for the little ones, and the pool is nice and shallow. Bigger slides like the Boomerango half-pipe and the speedy multi-lane chutes are on hand for thrillseekers to enjoy as well.
Just so you know, you need to be at least 130cm tall for the bigger slides here. There’s no height restriction for the Lazy River or Wave Pool. Food at the restaurant here is at an extra charge, drinks are included. Although the waterpark is onsite, it is open to the public too.
First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Evening entertainment programme
The hotel's entertainment team offers shows on the oudoor stage.
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Family suite sleeps up to 4. With a double bed and a sofa-bed in the separate lounge area with a divide and satellite TV with English channels. Cots available.
family suite with waterpark view
Family suite with waterpark view sleeps up to 4. With a double bed and a sofa-bed in the separate lounge area with a divide and satellite TV with English channels. Cots available.
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We stayed for 10 nights in August 2014 - probably the busiest time of the year for the hotel and unfortunately it showed. Our flight arrived quite late in the evening and so checking in wasn't an issue, our room was great, family room with 2 beds sectioned off for the kids. Our room faced the waterpark which was great. The hotel pool was a nightmare to try and get a bed around - far too small for the size of the hotel in my opinion. We didn't bother after our first morning and instead spent all of our time next to the pool in the waterpark - which in any case made it a better base for the kids to go off and use the slides and tubes. The waterpark pool was lovely, a bar right next to it and lots of activities and games going on during the day. The hotel restaurant was good - lots of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner and my kids both loved the ice creams. Bit of a queue in the morning if you wanted fried eggs or pancakes but we were there at peak time so to be expected. We used the hotel mini bus a few times to get down into Sunny Beach. We had been to Sunny Beach before so knew what to expect - yes it's lively and in parts a bit seedy but we didn't go thinking it was going to be an upmarket resort. Lots of nice, cheap places to eat if you get bored of the hotel all inclusive menu. The waterpark was the biggest highlight for our holiday and the main reason we booked this hotel and it didn't disappoint. Very clean, safe and lots of beds available. Would we return - probably not to the hotel but we would go back to Sunny Beach as definitely feel you get good value for money.More
Second time around........
Okay here we go again. I wrote an extensive review of this property on the 9th of October 2013 under the heading of " Great Holiday , Lovely Property ". That review was written after me and my family had stayed for two weeks in September 2013. I still stand over this review and it is still relevant for anybody looking at this property for a trip this year. We went back last year in June 2014 again for two weeks at the beginning of the month before most kids would be off school for the Summer Break so at the beginning of the season as opposed to 2013 at the end of the season. Last year we had booked again with Falcon Holidays in Ireland online and has requested a Double room , i.e. a room with a double bed and a single bed. In 2013 we were allocated upon booking a standard Family room with a view of the Aqua park next door. Last year we were allocated a room on the 2nd floor on the other side of the hotel, with a view of the " Industrial park " and the shops. I have to say having been there two years in a row with a small child, give me the view of the industrial park and shops anytime. Don't get me wrong the view of the aqua park and the mountains is nice , but come the evening time , forget about it. The noise from the evening entertainment is brutal. Trying to get a small child ( Under three) to sleep with all the racket going on sometimes until after 11pm is to much. I'm glad I lost the battle I had via email with the hotel to have a standard family room allocated to me and was very happy with the room I had overlooking the industrial park. The noise is minimal by comparison in the evening from the Aqua park rooms on the other side.You do hear a bit coming from the entertainment on the Aqua park side but very slight. Yes things get busy in the Industrial park at 9am , ish , but if your sleeping in holidays and not out in the good weather , then stay at home. During the day we did have music blaring from under our room from speakers surrounding the pool area with the Entertainment Team blaring out music and shouting on a microphone , but a quite word at Reception and they managed to turn the two speakers off under our balcony. Problem Solved. You will hear the od Idiot coming drunk out of there minds in the small hours , but that's it . We did think we would have problems with people coming back in the small hours from the Sports bar at the end of the road , which is part of the complex as the World Cup was going on while we were away and England were playing . With the time difference it made for late kick offs , but as England didn't win a single game , there was peace and quite . You could have heard a mouse squeak on those nights and the following morning you could go down late and have breakfast as none of them were up early . Bonus. Word of advice re Mosquito bits . Last year in June it was the worst for Mosquito bits in years in Sunny Beach . I never have problems with them , but I did last year, Especially down at the sports bar and sitting out in the evening. The hotel really isn't prepared for it at all , so my advice is get those small anti Mossie candles in the small glass jars the green or yellow ones , they look like large shot glasses with candle type wax in them and pack two or three of them in your suitcase. You will never get them in Sunny Beach. Lots of people have tried and got nothing. Bring industrial strength spray , I believe Holland and Barrett are doing stuff . I brought stuff for all of us but it was to late.If you do get caught over there get to a chemist, there is a good one along the front road that the free shuttle will bring you down to the drop off spot of Flower street . About half way down on the bus on the right hand side you will see a big building with orange and red banding around it . Its a supermarket . To the right of the main entrance to that building there is a good Pharmacist. They gave us a very good Gel called PSILO-BALSAM 1%, its a 20 gram tube of gel . Its very good for taking out the itch. They also gave us a really good anti Histimine called Desloradine Teva 5 mg . The food side of the Hotel / Package Experience is very good and you can find out all you need in my previous review. It is a franchise from the main hotel. If you have problems with the food etc etc or picky kids , food allergies , I would bring it to the Managements attention at the Restaurant. I wouldn't be bothered going to the Reception staff at all . I'll get onto them in a minute. Diliana ( Di) is the Restaurant Manager and Constantine is the Assistant Restaurant Manager. Di is the best in the world and is great with guests . She was great with our little boy and recognized us straight away when we returned last year .Another member of staff that made our holiday great was Ginja the Waitress. My little lad fell in love with her last year , he still talks about her. Krasi , or as everybody knew him as Mr.Ice cream , hes the lad that does a steller job making up ice cream cones for everybody at the bottom of the Restaurant. The kids love him , hes like the Pide Piper of Ice Cream and of course the two lads who make the Pancakes and Omlettes in the morning, always up for a laugh and very friendly with the guests. There is a kids club that is run by members of First Choice staff at the back of the Sports Bar . We used it last year as the First week of our Holiday had great weather , very hot , but the second week we had very heavy rain , thunder and Lightening strikes, i.e. very bad weather for the whole second week. Believe me there is nothing to do in Sunny Beach when the weather is bad . The Aqua park will shut down and you will be asked to leave. Its not rocket science , its health and safety .Don't take it personally , just go along with it. I have to say the Queen of First Choice staff at this property is Kelsie, she runs the show at the kids club. She is worth her weight in gold . Great with the kids and Adults. Dont think twice putting your little ones in , for a break for yourself or a break for the kids if she is there this year, she knows what shes doing. We found he great. Our little boy Kian still talks about " Crazy Kelsie" , nearly a year later. The first choice rep we had last year at the hotel I have to say was pathetic . She was very young , she had worked in Greece the year previous but God help her she was out of her depth. She couldn't pronounce any of the Bulgarian names of other cities and place names that she was trying to flog trips to clients . She seemed out of her depth and totally scared by her Boss , Barry from First Choice who in my opinion is a Bully and runs at the first sight of a Customer having a problem. You will be told from the start at the welcome meeting that you must book any trips quickly as you can as they book up fast. Don't believe a word of it . Take your time , have a look at the information your being given and talk to other guests around you to see if they have been on the same trip and get advice from them. We did two trips again last year , we did the shopping trip into Bourgas with First Choice and we went to Nessabar ourselves this year. There is plenty of Booze Cruise stuff available , not for us though. Suits a certain type. I would recommend if you want to do it yourself going to Nessabar getting the boat from the main dock in Sunny beach over to Nessabar and spending a few hours there and busing it back or getting the boat back. Its cheaper than booking it with First choice and a lot more enjoyable . Boat ride takes about 30 minutes ish , weather dependent and goes from the dock from 10.30am .The boat leaves when it full or nearly full. The captain decides. Now onto the Reception staff at the Hotel. The girls on Reception are very pretty and spend a lot of time preening themselves and dealing with specific queries from clients like safety deposit boxes etc etc. They are per-programmed by the Front Office Manager to deal with queries inside the building , ie the four walls . They haven't a clue about anything outside the building , i.e where the local pharmacist is . Where is a good restaurant to eat out in the evening , what time the boat leaves from the main pier in Sunny beach to go to Nessabar and how much it costs. Not a clue , do they have . Don't expect much here . I went and got the Reception staff most of the information that "Normal " guests would look for lat year. Not everything exists inside the hotel in Sunny Beach. The Reception Management on the Front Desk need to take responsibility to Educate the staff as to what a service is and have them deliver that to the Guests. Its not good enough to look pretty , there has to be something in those heads . I did use the Spa which is in the hotel . I had seen it the previous year and wasn't bothered but last year I had a problem with my lower back toward the end of the holiday , so I got a deep tissue relaxing massage with a female masseuse that lasted 40 minutes. Best money spent on the holiday. That lady had the hands of a spider and really knew her stuff. I was knocked out by her skill . Cheap at the price and would have no problem in recommending this to anybody . I have been to this property twice now . I can safely say hand on heart , for the money I have spent I have gotten the best service and product and would have no problem in recommending this as a great family holiday. The Hotel has rightly gotten the Travelers Choice award from Tripadvisor for this year . Its no wonder. You never know I might be back .........More
DarinDublinIreland, Dublin Ireland
The hotel is a nice family hotel with a good variety of food, which included theme nights throughout the week. The evening entertainment lets it down a little, good for children but abit boring and repetitive for us. There is a sports bar right next to the hotel which is part of the all inclusive, great for watching footie and having a few cocktails of an evening if you don't want to go off site. The waterpark makes the whole hotel, great fun and when the weather was good you could spend days in there. We went the end of September so the weather was abit of a mix, we had a few days were the weather was gorgeous but the rest was quite over cast. You can walk to the centre and beach but there is a free bus thats great and is probably better than walking. The town can be quite busy and is quite lively towards the evening and night time so its good for people that are looking to go out and party :) good choose of restaurants too. The hotel does tend to look in the middle of no were which is good if you want to be away from the centre but doesnt look the best. There is a supermarket literally over the road that great to use. If you are going to book an excursion i would definately recommend the Khan's Tent. Great entertainment and food definately worth the money. Just ask one of the reps and they will sort it for you. Overall a great family hotel with not many negatives! More
Modern, clean family orientated hotel which is a 10 minute walk from the resort center, which is good thing at night as it can get quite wild!! The actual resort is nice & the beach is good & clean but unfortunately its got a reputation for being wild at night, but the resort is large so you can avoid all the drunkenness if you have children!! Hotel is very family friendly & with the water park on your door step its perfect for kids. We traveled as family of 4 & went all inclusive and our fears about the quality of food we totally unfounded as it it fantastic. There is a large buffet style restaurant with hot & cold food choices, desert display, with wide choice of fruit, and a separate children's serving area as well. If there is nothing on the buffet there are 2 hot plate cooking areas where staff will serve u a freshly cooked choice of the day from either meat or fish or the pasta counter. We had a quite spacious family room with a separate children's sleeping are that is divided by sliding doors, with air conditioning. The staff are very friendly & always serve you with a smile at the bar, tips are expected but they give you generous measures, included drinks are local & you can pay a little extra for a branded drink. The water park is great fun with lots of good slides to keep the kids occupied & the ques aren't to big.More
Not Mediterranean weather. Horrible Resort.
Stayed at the Aqua Nevis from end of May 2014 for 10 days. Positives: The Aqua Park was good when the weather was ok and it was open (Appeared to close whenever it rained). The staff seemed nice and friendly and the hotel porter was very good. Negitives: Worst holiday ever. Don't believe any hotel responses to the posts placed on Tripadvisor. Weather was terrible. Only had one day of complete sunshine and a couple of half days. Most days were wet and cold. Apparently it has been like this at this time of year on several occasions. Relations staying in Spain at the same time has nice weather and arround 30 degrees. Ours was wet and cold in the evenings and occasionally during the day. Sunny Beach itself is horrible. Brash, somewhat crude and unattractive. Hotel was fair to moderate. Typical 3 star all inclusive. You get what you pay for. Advise: Don't bother with Bulgaria. Go to the Med or somewhere else instead.More
Kevin_Coles, Devizes, United Kingdom
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