Whether you’re drawn to golden-sand beaches, vibrant cities or untamed mountain landscapes, you can find a perfect romantic getaway in Bulgaria. Even better, all of these dreamy hotels are bookable on Culture Trip.
From Bulgaria’s glittering Black Sea coast to its craggy mountain ranges and verdant tangles of forest, the country’s raw beauty inspires romance. A couple’s getaway here can mean ultimate relaxation and indulgence at a jaw-dropping resort, but it can also mean diving deep into Bulgarian cultural heritage together and exploring the country’s ancient roots and long-established traditions. And, if all else fails, there’s nothing more romantic than unwinding with a glass of local wine from your romantic hotel terrace.
Located in the picturesque Rose Valley, in the town of Kazanlak, Hotel Palas offers simple elegance. The hotel’s 45 rooms are spacious, comfortable and all feature a wide range of mod cons including cable TV, air conditioning, minibars and room service. Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the hotel restaurant or relax at the on-site spa. If you’re itching to get out and explore, there is plenty you can learn about the region’s Thracian heritage: visit local rose oil distilleries or if you happen to be here in June, join in the celebrations of the annual Rose Festival.
Another Rose Valley gem, this upscale resort brings health and relaxation sharply into focus. Utilising local mineral springs, Hotel Sevtopolis combines traditional spa treatments and balneology to create relaxing rituals aimed at healing physical ailments. Rooms are modern, stylish and spacious and feature all the amenities you need to make yourself feel at home. It’s the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away where you can focus on each other as well as individual health and wellness.
Located in the heart of Burgas and overlooking the seaweed-sprinkled waters of the Black Sea, DAS Marina Burgas is the perfect place for a modern seaside escape. Rooms are airy and flooded with natural light, offering great views as well as comfort. Though the hotel has a business focus, the nearby 6th Sense Spa Centre and Salini Mediterranean Restaurant have plenty of romantic potential. The hotel’s prime location also puts you steps away from Burgas city centre – start by exploring the Sea Garden of Burgas, perhaps the most romantic spot in the city.
This forest-shrouded hotel in the foothills of Strandzha Mountain is 15 minutes from Burgas and 17 minutes away from Utopia Beach – though we doubt you’ll want to leave much. As a self-contained, well, utopia, this hotel offers a truly unique experience in Bulgaria. Aside from modern, stylish rooms, you will find an outdoor swimming pool, a relaxation area, an outdoor cinema and library as well as a web of hiking and cycling trails around the property.
Overlooking foam-capped waves, this small boutique hotel has a secluded location on the shores of the Black Sea, only 20 minutes away from Burgas. Each of the 21 rooms has a distinct character and all are stylishly decorated in marine shades of blue, white and grey. During the day, you can lounge on the beach, rent a bicycle or strike up a match of tennis. When the sun sets, it’s time for a date at the on-site restaurant where fresh fish is always on the menu.
A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Zornitza Family Estate shows a deep appreciation of Bulgarian heritage. The estate’s boutique hotel and six private villas feature exposed timber beams, red bricks and design-led furnishings, setting the scene for personalised therapies at the Zoma Body & Soul Spa, a beginners golf lesson at the on-site nine-hole course and even individual tours of the estate’s vineyards and eco-farm. Don’t forget dinner at the upscale aEstivum or the more casual Bistro 55, both a perfect finish to the day. A concierge is also available to help you plan romantic experiences across the wider region.
Blu Bay Hotel offers rustic charm and understated luxury in a prime seaside location. All rooms are nautically inspired and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine – our favourite is the sea view double room, with a sun-filled balcony overlooking the marina. For a romantic day out, explore the cobblestone streets of ancient Sozopol before returning to the hotel for a dip in the infinity pool followed by a delightful meal at the on-site Boca Grande restaurant. Finish off with a cocktail in Soho Bar.
A weekend at the elegant Lighthouse Golf and Spa Hotel offers a luxury break that might just have everything you’re looking for. Overlooking the Black Sea, the hotel is in a prime location and offers breathtaking views. It also has stylish rooms, a top-of-the-line Spa & Wellness Center, a signature championship golf course, six restaurants, tennis courts, a football field, volleyball courts, a shooting range and so much more. If you’re looking to find romance on an active holiday, this is the place for you.
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