RESTAURANTS & FOOD
Bulgarian food is close to the traditional European cuisine. Traditional Bulgarian menu includes bread, yogurt and fresh milk, cheese, tomatoes, paprika, potatoes, onions, beans and fruits, grappa and red or white wine.
With their pleasant atmosphere, delicious culinary with traditional menu, big variety of sea delicacies and a rich collection of selected beverages, the restaurant in Albena are capable of satisfying even the most exquisite taste. The tourists are fascinated by the home made meals or the authentic atmosphere of the restaurants located in the natural environment. In addition to a tasty meal, the guests are encouraged to join and experience the live entertainment program. For the tourists, interested in international cuisine, Albena resort offers an A-la-carte program, including: Italian restaurant “Ti Amo”; Mexican restaurant “Tex Mex”; Greek restaurant “Kaliopa”; French restaurant “Ciel Blue”; Streak house “ Poco Loco”; Beach restaurant “Rai”.
The menu includes mostly dishes of both the Bulgarian and the European cuisine. Restaurants are usually open from 07.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Some of them may be open as long as there are guests.
Tap water is chlorinated but completely suitable to drink. Still, better drink bottled mineral water.
MONEY & BANKS
Banks are opened Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will need your passport for cashing cheques or exchanging currency. There are also ATMs at some of the Albena hotels.
The main international credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Access, Airplus) are accepted at the big hotels, shopping centers, the car hire offices and some restaurants. The stickers on the shop-windows or at the hotel entrances will provide you with information as to which credit cards are accepted.
The Bulgarian LEV consists of 100 stotinki. All payments should be made in the national currency. There are bank notes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Leva, and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 called "stotinki".
The exchange rate is fixed at 1 Lev = 1.9553 Euro. It is advisable the exchange of foreign currency to be made at change bureaus or at a bank.
It is recommended to keep valuables and documents in the safe you will be provided at the hotel reception. In case of any loss or theft, please approach your guide. When going to the beach you are advised not to take documents, money or valuables with you.
You may drop your post cards and letters at the Reception desk at your hotel or put them in the post boxes in the resort. Albena's Post Office is situated in the central area.
Shops in the resort are open every day, including Saturday and Sunday. They work from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m.
You may contact the number you want by directly dialing the relevant country and area code from the phone in your room. By using a phone card you can make an international call from a public telephone too.
Usually is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a 24-hour pharmacy. You will be provided with more detailed information at the reception desk in your hotel.
Attention! All electrical appliances work on ~ 220V.