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Sense Hotel, Sofia

Located in the very heart of Sofia, Sense Hotel enjoys a prime location on the city’s main boulevard Tsar Osvoboditel and is just a few steps away from the Parliament and Alexander Nevski Cathedral! Its superb location offers an easy walk to the main sites and plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore. This luxury property, decorated in a modern contemporary design, features 71 spacious rooms and suites with views of the nearby Cathedral or mountains.

At the on-site restaurant, Gastro Bar, guests may enjoy Mediterranean fusion cuisine prepared with fresh and nutritionally balanced ingredients. Sense Hotel also offers a rooftop bar where guests may choose to relax and enjoy premium spirits and fine wines while taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the city.

Guests should not miss the opportunity to visit the Sense Spa where they may enjoy from a variety of massage and body treatments, as well as a sauna, an indoor pool, a steam bath, and fitness room.

Hotel Studio, Veliko Tarnovo

Hotel Studio is located right in the historical center of Veliko Tarnovo, offering close proximity to some of the main cultural and historical sites. This small hotel features 13 comfortable and modern rooms with wonderful views of Tsarevets Fortress and Trapezitsa Hill.

At the on-site restaurant, guests may enjoy traditional Bulgarian cuisine. Hotel Studio also offers a roof top terrace where guests may unwind at the end of the day as it offers a place where one may sit down and relax while taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the city and fortress. Guests who happen to be there during a public holiday, will have the opportunity to have the best view, from the terrace, of the popular Sound and Light show – an audio visual spectacle using music and light to depict the tumultuous history of Bulgaria.

Zornitza Family Estate, Melnik Region

A member of Relais & Chateaux, Zornitza Family Estate, is a beautiful property located in the Melnik Region in Southern Bulgaria. Set within a hilly landscape, amongst an expansive land of vineyards, this boutique hotel features picturesque stone buildings of contemporary design yet built from traditional materials.  A perfect countryside escape, this hotel offers 9 luxury suites and six private villas, all with open views to the surrounding vineyards, mountain peaks, and the sand cliffs of Melnik. Its tranquil surrounding makes it a perfect place to unwind and relax and enjoy the food and wine that this hotel is well known for.

 

There are two restaurants on property. At restaurant Aestivum, guests may enjoy dishes inspired by international gourmet trends, as well as the fresh ingredients and products that are sourced locally and also grown on-site at the eco farm of the Zornitza Family Estate. At Bistro 55 guests are invited to a more cozy and relaxed informal dining experience while still enjoying a menu of Bulgarian and international dishes. For those who have an interest in wine, the estate boasts a wine cellar of around 300 selected labels of all key regions of the world.

 

Guests can relax at the Zoma Spa where they may indulge in a variety of massage and body treatments, as well as a sauna, steam bath, and salt mineral and thermal water indoor pools.

Hotel Promenade, Burgas

Hotel Promenade is a charming boutique hotel located in the center of Burgas, near the Central Beach and the beautiful seaside park – the Sea Garden. Its superb location offers an easy walk to the main city streets, restaurants, bars, cafés, and shops. This wonderful property features an exterior architecture influenced by the French Art Nouveau period of the 19th century coupled with a contemporary interior design. Guests can make themselves feel at home in one of the 12 individually decorated rooms and suites that provide a comfortable and cozy setting with beautiful views of the sea.

 

At the on-site restaurant, Norma, guests may enjoy a variety of international dishes in a relaxed and intimate dining setting.

InterContinental Sofia

Located in the heart of Sofia, the InterContinental is steps away from the Narodno Sabranie Square and offers stunning views of the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Its iconic location puts it at close proximity to the main historical and cultural sites, as well as the popular shopping area. The hotel’s interior, rooms, and suites are modern and decorated in sleek contemporary design.

There are three on-site restaurants. For a sumptuous breakfast, guests may head on over to the Studio restaurant. At Floret Restaurant and Bar, the menu features dishes that combine traditional Bulgarian flavors with the latest trends in gastronomy. For a more casual setting, guests may visit the Club InterContinental Lounge for sandwiches, snacks, sweets, and drinks that are served throughout the day.

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena, Sofia

The Kempinski Grand Arena is a five-star luxury hotel that is beautifully situated at the footsteps of the Pirin Mountains, offering magnificent landscapes and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel features 157 Alpine-style rooms and suites decorated with wood furnishings and bright color schemes creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for guests. All rooms feature a private balcony with balcony furniture.

There are three on-site restaurants; fine-dining restaurant Come Prima features an open kitchen plan and serves Mediterranean cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. During the summer months, guests may enjoy al fresco dining at the restaurant’s open terrace. The Gallery is a buffet style restaurant that serves a wide array of cuisines from all over the world and during the winter months they host a variety of themed buffets. Open during the winter, the Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki Grill offers guests a delightful show as the chefs showcase their skills while preparing traditional Japanese specialties. There are a few bars on premise where guests may relax while grabbing a quick bite to eat and/or enjoying a nice cocktail or glass of wine.

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena also features a wonderful spa, one indoor and two outdoor pools, and an extensive fitness center.

Arena di Serdica, Sofia

Arena di Serdica is situated right in the heart of Sofia. Its central location offers an easy walk to the main cultural and historical sites, restaurants, bars, and shops. This boutique property, features 63 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms and suites, and houses a historical treasure – the exposed remains of the roman amphitheater of Ancient Serdica, dating back to the 3rd - 4th century, which have been integrated in the hotel lobby.

There are two on-site restaurants. The Tribuna Restaurant & Garden is the hotel’s main restaurant and offers international dishes as well as traditional Bulgarian specialties. The other restaurant, La Terrazza di Serdica, features select Italian regional dishes that bring forth the most authentic culinary traditions of the Italian Peninsula. Guests may enjoy their meal while taking in the panoramic views of the city and the Vitosha Mountain.

At the Arena di Serdica Wellness Club, guests may relax in the sauna or book a spa treatment. There is also a fully equipped gym available.

Zornitza Estate, Melnik

For a truly unique luxury experience, a few nights at Zornitza Estate should be added to your itinerary! With fantastic scenic views all around the property, the interior of each room and villa at Zornitza is designed to provide the ultimate luxury stay with your privacy and comfort in mind. The interior and exterior were both created to make their guests feel as if they were at a Tuscan getaway.

Inside the boutique hotel there are nine suites and located separately on the property are six private villas. Each features a large terrace with fantastic views, free Wi-Fi, a walk-in shower, and a luxurious king size bed. Inside the villas, there is a fireplace that you may utilize during the cooler months.

Located on the property is their Zoma Spa. The spa has a variety of options to choose from, such as different therapies, massages, sauna, a salty mineral pool, a warm water jet pool, and a cold-water bucket. They have a heated indoor pool with areas you can utilize for relaxing and a fireplace. The indoor pool also has a pool bar that offers either cold or hot drinks. There is a mineral pool located outside that you may also use as well depending on the time of year. The fitness center offers plenty of equipment and has a wonderful view of the estate.

Also, on the property is a miniature farm. Not only do they grow their own vegetables and truffles, they also have a variety of different animals on property! Their vineyard surrounds the entire property, where the harvest begins in the middle of August and lasts until the end of October. Over 17 varieties of wine are created on site, and if you are interested, you may enjoy a fantastic wine tasting and a visit to their cellars. The estate is within close proximity to the border it shares with Greece and other outdoor activities such as hiking, beach days, and rafting.

Residence City Garden, Plovdiv

Located in the city center of Plovdiv, the Residence City Garden hotel is situated in close proximity to the Tsar Simeon Garden, giving guests a quick break from the hectic city as they find tranquility amidst the greenery and beautiful landscaping of the garden. This elegant yet modern boutique property features 24 spacious and comfortable rooms decorated in gentle neutral tones and lavish furnishings. All rooms have a private balcony overlooking the garden or the city.

The on-site restaurant, Nobel, is the creation of Bulgaria’s celebrity chef Tanyo Shishkov. On the menu, guests will find an array of original recipes, created with an emphasis on the evolution of taste.

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