10 Bulgarian Guesthouses with Spectacular Views

Courtesy of Art M Gallery and Guesthouse
Courtesy of Art M Gallery and Guesthouse
Maria Angelova

Bulgarians love to emphasize the hospitality of their nation, and even if it’s not so obvious in the big cities and high-end hotels, you will definitely feel it if you visit small towns or simply stay at guesthouses. Read our guide to discover ten guesthouses with great hosts and equally great views.

1. The Clay House, Leshten

Eco Hotel, Eco-Lodge

Leshten is among the favorite mountain villages of Bulgarians. Its tiny central square gets busy on weekends with both locals and foreigners. For the best view over Leshten, you will have to walk to the hill at the end of the village and stand on the porch of the Clay House. This guesthouse is made of clay but has the full range of amenities inside.

2. Art M Gallery and Guesthouse

Hotel, Guesthouse

Art-M Gallery & Hotel, Tryavna
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Tryavna is a small traditional art town with cobblestone streets. There’s no better place to stay than Art M Gallery and Guesthouse – you will feel both the artistic atmosphere of Tryavna and the friendliness of the locals upon meeting the owner. The guesthouse is in the very center of the town, and the bonus is the excellent food at its restaurant.

3. Arkan Han

Hotel, Guesthouse

Arkan Han Guesthouse’s windows offer a magnificent view of the Rhodope Mountains and an even better view of the billion-star sky at night, since you are far into the mountains and there’s nothing to pollute the air. This guesthouse is situated at the end of Trigrad village, famous for the variety of adventures around – caves to visit, horses to ride, via ferrata to cross, bears and birds to see, and gorges to explore.

4. Peychevi Guesthouse

Hotel, Guesthouse

Malyovitsa Peak
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This family guesthouse in Govedartsi village is nestled at the foot of the Rila Mountains and close to Malyovitsa Valley. It’s a perfect hub for hikers because it near the Malyovitsa Peak trail, and it’s a one day hike to the Seven Rila Lakes. Wherever you’ve been during the day, come back for dinner at Peychevi Guesthouse, because the food is excellent.

5. Han Madona

Guesthouse

Han Madona Guesthouse is located in Falkovets village, exactly where the impressive natural phenomenon of the Belogradchik Rocks starts. The view of the strangely shaped rocks will make you contemplate the power of nature, but it will also inspire you to explore it more closely. Your hosts at Han Madona will be happy to organize an adventure tour for you, be it cycling, caving, climbing, hunting, or kayaking.

6. Bialata Kashta

Hotel, Guesthouse

Kovachevitsa village
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Kovachevitsa is a village with traditional old-style houses where the best view is that of the village itself. Bialata Kashta Guesthouse (which translates as the “White House”) will offer you this opportunity because of its perfect location in the upper part of Kovachevitsa. Stroll up and down the cobblestone streets to remember what perfect tranquility means.

7. Old Plovdiv

Hostel, Guesthouse

Boutique Hostel Old Plovdiv
Courtesy Old Plovdiv Guest Housse
The most impressive area in Plovdiv is the Old Town, and as there are not so many places to stay there, being able to wake up with a view of the traditional houses is a luxurious experience that doesn’t necessary cost a fortune. Old Plovdiv is a boutique hostel set in a house built in 1868, furnished with restored antiques.

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