vibe of a mini "W"
by Vesella, on 2010-03-02 06:48:36
My Fiancee and I went to Varna and Modus looked like the best bet online. We were not disappointed. We quickly discovered the Modus has a very good location literally less than a minute walk for the main walking mall area or the seashore and it is an Eco Hotel More significantly, the Hotel is gorgeous and super-clean. It has the vibe of a mini-"W" Hotel. It is exactly what a small ultramodern boutique hotel should be (frankly, it is so small, only about 30 rooms, I don't know how they can afford to build such a nice place and stay in business). We stayed in the largest suite, the "Bebe Gilberto" suite (she wrote a love note in marker on the wall!) and it was amazing. In-room jacuzzi, huge shower and bathroom, enormous deck overlooking the park and Black Sea. This is a suite where you should throw a party and impress your new friends. While it was probably one of the most expensive rooms in Varna, at US $330/night, but it had to be less than one-quarter of what the same room would have cost anywhere it western Europe or the U.S. Best of all the service at Modus was extraordinary. We made a major last minute change in our travel schedule, and needed to buy a flight out of Bulgaria to UK the day before leaving. The Modus staff were absolutely wonderful in helping us to make all the complicated travel arangements in a country where it's still not quite so easy to get around as in EU points west. The general manager in particular (it's been six months, or I'd remember his name) was amazing and went way above and beyond, driving us himself in his own car to a shopping mall outside of town to buy our plane tickets, because there was no other way to place to get them the night before our departure. He made many, many phone calls for us, trying to arrange our flighs and travel. The overnight desk staff even packed bag breakfasts for us for the pre-dawn drive to an airport hours away. To top it all off, the manager even recommended and booked a fabulous hotel for us in London at a nicely discounted rate, again at the last minute. I very, very highly recommend this hotel if you are in Varna, or thinking of a Black Sea vacation an you want more of an urban, cultural experience.