The Best Hotels in Varna, Bulgaria

Treat yourself to a stay at Astor Garden Hotel in St Constantine and Helena, just outside of Varna, Bulgaria
Treat yourself to a stay at Astor Garden Hotel in St Constantine and Helena, just outside of Varna, Bulgaria | Courtesy of Astor Garden Hotel / Expedia
Ashira Morris

You could easily pass your time in the port city of Varna on the beaches and in the Sea Garden park running along the coast of Bulgaria’s seaside capital. But why not explore beyond the sand to experience museums covering the country’s history from ancient Roman times to Communism and visit chalga music clubs for a true Bulgarian experience? To make the most of your time in Varna, book your stay at one of these hotels.

1. Graffit Gallery Design Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A dimly lit art gallery with wood floors and art displayed on the walls at Graffit Gallery Design Hotel
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A stay in one of Graffit’s creative, modern rooms channels the hotel’s origin as a contemporary art space. There’s still a gallery onsite, and you’re only a block away from Varna City Art Gallery. Plus, you can get your own inspiration by changing scenery, with the option of sleeping in a different room every night — each floor has its own unique design.

2. Hotel mOdus

Hotel

Leather seating, potted plants and candles nestled in rocks on the wall in a trendy room at Hotel mOdus
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Craving clean lines and modern touches? Hotel mOdus is a small boutique spot that pays attention to the details, down to the complimentary green apple that matches the hotel’s accent colours. To ride around town, hire one of the free bikes. Don’t miss out on dining at the glass-roofed garden bistro and sampling the grilled sea bass with Bulgarian wine.

3. Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel Varna

Boutique Hotel

The tiled floor and tiled showers in the spa area at Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel Varna
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From Rosslyn’s sleek glass façade, gaze out onto the Sea Garden and ocean from your room. The stylish suites come with a fully stocked minibar and a hydro-massage bathtub. Beyond, the on-site Maya Vita Centre is a great place to relax and enjoy spa treatments — there are a salt room, a finnish sauna and an aromatic steam bath.

4. Cabacum Plaza

Hotel, Apartment

Umbrellas and sunbeds at the outdoor pool at Cabacum Plaza ApartHotel, overlooking the sea
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Just outside of Varna, settle into an apartment of your own at Cabacum Plaza, perched on a leafy hill overlooking the Black Sea. Floor-to-ceiling gold and purple curtains frame the seaside view, and even the studio rooms have a tiny kitchen, perfect for a longer stay, where you can feel like you’re living on the beach. Downstairs, enjoy the outdoor pool right on the water’s edge.

5. Hotel Capitol

Hotel

A bed, desk and potted plants, with a sitting area separated by curtains, in a hotel room at Hotel Capito
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Step back to the era of Art Nouveau architecture and bellhops in cherry red uniforms at Hotel Capitol. Pass through the lobby, with its hand-painted skylight, as you leave for the opera, or sink into a plush white couch for a nightcap, and you’ll feel the timeless glamour that permeates the hotel. Make sure you spend at least one evening at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, which has an excellent wine list.

6. Astor Garden Hotel

Resort

The exterior of the Astor Garden Hotel across the outdoor pool, which is lined with sunbeds and umbrellas
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Unwind in St Constantine and Helena, the oldest Black Sea resort in Bulgaria, just outside of Varna. Astor Garden is the kind of hotel that has lush greenery climbing up white grecian columns near a pool, where you can relax in a sun lounger under an ivory umbrella at the beach bar. Book a restorative massage at the onsite spa, or make use of your complimentary pass to the nearby Aquahouse Thermal and Beach, with its fourteen pools filled with thermal mineral water.

7. Primorski Hotel

Hotel

A bed in a spacious hotel room at Primorski Hotel, with a dividing wall between the sleeping area and a sitting area on the other side
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Find calm in one of Primorski Hotel’s classy neutral rooms and crisp white linens. The balcony view looks out onto trees, but you’re only a few minutes away from the beach. The hotel is part of the broader Primorski Center, so you can step outside to the tiny town centre (complete with clock tower) for shopping and dining. Opt for the Small City Cafe for your morning cappuccino, which you can take back to your private balcony.

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