It was half term the weather’s sunny and temperature 20 degrees so I went out for three nights 27/29th October 2006.
Stayed in my apartment at Aparthotel Grenada to primarily check on the installation of the furniture I bought and check on the snagging.
I was told it would be quiet but boy was I surprised, There were only three hotels opened namely Delta Palace, Hotel Nobel and Grenada.
We were the only guests at Grenada bar some agents who were using two other apartments. And when I say open the only facility was a security guard and the bar (regularly serving circa 5-6 young locals)
I did not go into the Delta Palace but went into Hotel Nobel two nights running to eat and had the peppered steak twice it was so good and their reception staff were very helpful (credit where credit is due)
The whole town was a building site with most of the hotels being modernised the old one where you pick the train to sunny beach up was being modernised. Even Grenada looked like it was being re-built in certain areas (I got the impression that they finished Grenada regardless of standard of workmanship to meet the completion date and are now revisiting works even the front of the hotel soffit has been removed and is being replaced.
The pools were left full and the water was green with all metal railings covered in plastic
No Taxis, nowhere to change your money even the telephones were removed and only two supermarkets, Karolina & another by the Nobel Hotel.
I think a lot of people will be surprised when they return in April when the Karolina complex is finished as it runs the length of the street where the Karolina restaurant is.
Even the Karolina restaurant is being refurbished out goes the old charcoal burners and new kitchen equipment was ready for installation along with a new tiled kitchen area.
The good thing was that I never felt the need to go to sunny beach central and discovered the delights of New Nessebar cheap shops and feeling like a shortcut to the long boring road adjacent to the seashore (take the first right along the Nessebar road and keep walking past the shops and old nessebar appears straight in front of you)
Went to Old Nessebar on Saturday quiet but circa 50% of the shops & restaurants open. A ship had docked and the place was full of tourists (from England of all places) and a group of about 50 motor bikers on their Harley Davidsons)
P.S. Posted some photos