The Best Romantic Places to Stay in Varna, Bulgaria

You’re never far from a relaxing beach in Varna, Bulgaria
You’re never far from a relaxing beach in Varna, Bulgaria | © Alexey Stiop / Alamy Stock Photo
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11 June 2021

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. It’s an important cultural centre and holiday destination with wide, tree-lined boulevards, National Revival architecture, golden beaches and charming places to stay. Whisk your loved one away to one of these romantic hotels in the Pearl of the Black Sea – bookable with Culture Trip.

Staying in the heart of Varna will put you within walking distance of beaches, cafes, restaurants and cultural sights such as the Varna Archaeological Museum. Alternatively, book a romantic holiday in one of the other resort towns nearby, with Saints Constantine and Helena being the best known, and take a short day trip to explore Varna’s landmarks.

Boutique Hotel Oasis

Boutique Hotel
Oasis Boutique Hotel
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From $171 Per night per room

Boutique Hotel Oasis is one of the five hotels within the Riviera Holiday Club, 15km (9mi) from Varna. A natural park bordering the Black Sea surrounds the whole complex. Resembling an aristocratic Mediterranean villa, the hotel has indoor and outdoor swimming pools filled with mineral water from the club’s thermal springs. For an exclusive treatment, book an apartment with a spacious terrace overlooking the infinity pool and the seashore.

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Villa Chinka

Villa Chinka
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From $246 Per night per room

Designed as a modern interpretation of a fortress from the Middle Ages, this exclusive villa rises above the sea on a beach in Saints Constantine and Helena, only 8km (5mi) from Varna. The 11 well-appointed suites feature wood and marble flooring in a minimalistic style. The Villa Chinka Restaurant combines traditional seafood recipes by old Bulgarian fishers with modern Mediterranean accents – the turbot soup is a must-try.

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Primorski Hotel

4.7/5 (29 Reviews)
Primorski Hotel
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From $54 Per night per room

Very close to the beach, this hotel in Saints Constantine and Helena is part of the Primorski Center, 10km (6mi) outside Varna. The multifunctional complex for trade, services and entertainment lies around a large garden with shops, galleries and cafes. Primorski Hotel sits next to the Aquahouse Thermal and Beach, where you can find the latest trends in balneotherapy and wellness procedures.

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Graffit Gallery Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (221 Reviews)
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From $96 Per night per room

The Graffit Gallery Hotel is an art lover’s dream in the heart of Varna. As part of its Graffiti Tour programme, you can choose a different room every night; each of the four floors has a distinct design, with rooms on the 4 Elements floor having terraces with panoramic views. Its on-site gallery has rotating exhibitions and hosts various events too.

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Modus Hotel

4.7/5 (135 Reviews)
Modus Hotel
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This modern boutique hotel with expansive sea views is a five-minute walk from the beach and the centre of Varna. Upgraded suites provide whirlpool tubs, and the chic, on-site bistro with a garden terrace is a perfect place to unwind in the evenings. Enjoy the unlimited coffee, and don’t forget to try the fresh-poached whole salmon and delicious eggs benedict for breakfast. The hotel provides bikes free of charge, perfect for romantic rides around town.

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  • Hotel Ventura

    Boutique Hotel
    4.7/5 (6 Reviews)
    Hotel Ventura
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    From $40 Per night per room

    An imposing stone facade and an impressive industrial brick chimney are the hallmarks of the renovated Hotel Ventura. The stylish interiors make liberal use of Italian oak parquet, ceramics and wrought iron. Don’t miss the hotel’s brewery, where you can witness the production process while having a romantic dinner at the on-site restaurant. The hotel is 6km (4mi) from Varna’s city centre, in the quiet Asparuhovo neighbourhood, where there are bungee-jumping opportunities and a beach on nearby Varna Bay.

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    Dallas Residence Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Business Hotel, Spa Hotel
    4.8/5 (28 Reviews)
    Dallas Residence Hotel
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    On the edge of Primorski Park, this boutique hotel is in the tranquil oasis of Sveti Nikola, a short walk from a small hidden beach and 5km (3mi) from central Varna. It sits inside a private converted mansion, complete with lush tropical gardens and a mosaic-tiled pool with a swim-up bar. Beautiful handmade furnishings and ornate drapes make this place look like a museum. This luxurious property also has a sauna, a jacuzzi and a steam bath, perfect for a romantic getaway.

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    Hotel Hi

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    Hotel Hi
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    This boutique hotel occupies a National Revival architectural gem from the 19th century. The interiors feature crystal chandeliers, antique furniture and paintings, as well as marble floors and warm colours. In a lively central district in downtown Varna, the hotel is near the ancient Roman baths and intriguing museums, including the Naval Museum, and it’s only a 10-minute walk to Varna Beach.

    Tevi Apartments

    Boutique Hotel, Serviced Apartment
    3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
    Tevi Romance Apartment
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    Plamena Georgieva manages studios and apartments in the centre of Varna, near the sea and dozens of attractions. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, a living area and one or two bedrooms. Tevi Sea is the perfect studio for a romantic short stay in Varna, while Tevi Centre has two sun terraces with sea and city views, perfect for morning coffee with your loved one.

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    Boutique Splendid

    Boutique Hotel
    4.4/5 (153 Reviews)
    Hotel Boutique Splendid
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    With more than 100 years of history, the classic silhouette of Boutique Splendid stands in one of the main junctions in the city centre of Varna, within walking distance of central landmarks. The four-storey building features a renaissance style. Book a studio or a double room if you fancy scenic city views. Head down to the gym to get the adrenaline pumping; for night-time entertainment, request board games at reception.

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