Best Spa Hotels in Bulgaria

Strimon Spa Club

The five-star Strimon Spa Club hotel in Kyustendil was opened in 2006 and was awarded the title of “Spa Hotel of the Year”. The balneological center at the hotel combines water treatment and physiotherapy. There are colonohydrotherapy rooms in the center, a detoxification apparatus and treatment with weak currents. Also in Strimon Spa Club are treated problems of infertility and cleansing from toxins of the body. Only highly qualified physiotherapists carry out procedures with visitors of the hotel.

Guests of the hotel can use the services of a classic Finnish and infrared sauna, visit the fitness room, go to the beauty salon, the room for manual therapy, go to a classic, relaxing, Ayurvedic massage and massage with aromatic oils, lie in a mud bath, go to the spa-capsule and take a Cleopatra milk bath with fruit. In the existing Roman bath offer soap massage and hydromassage, there are two pools for contrast baths. In addition, the hotel has developed a kind of “health package”, consisting of SPA and healing procedures, taking into account the features of the local mineral water.

The hotel has several swimming pools, as well as a swimming pool with thermal mineral water. A conference room and a restaurant serving Bulgarian and Mediterranean cuisine can be provided. There are also several lobby bars offering to try the collection of vintage whiskey, there is a winery and a pool bar. The ground floor of the hotel is fully designed for the needs of people with disabilities. Rooms are spacious and feature a minibar, safe and internet access.

The hotel provides 7, 10 and 15-day programs of stay, which include wellness procedures and SPA. The owner of the hotel, Ivan Lesev, said that staying from seven days in a hotel using procedures will cost about 500 euros.

 

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Park Hotel Pirin

Five-star hotel Park Hotel Pirin 5 * was opened in the resort of Sandanski about two years ago and has the title of “the best spa complex in the Balkans in 2007”. The hotel is not high with different levels of height, it seems that it is glued to the mountain. Rooms with balconies offer views of either the well-kept courtyard or the mountain scenery with a small waterfall. The concept of the hotel includes spa and wellness. There is also a children’s room and babysitting services in the hotel, they entertain the kids while their parents rest.

The huge courtyard is divided by a glass gallery into two parts. In the first there is a pool with thermal mineral water, in the second part there is a recreation area with a soothing murmuring fountain. Also inside the spa center of the hotel there is an indoor swimming pool. There is also a small hydrotherapy pool with heated sunbeds, a bath for underwater massage, a Roman bath, a hammam, a Finnish sauna, a fitness room and physiotherapists’ offices. Procedures are prescribed on the advice of doctors of the center. Visitors can go for many types of massages and beauty treatments. In the evenings, the yard is beautifully lit.

The lobby has a friendly staff, of which there are many, so that no one will be left unserved. The rooms are wide and comfortable. The bathroom has all the amenities the guest may need. The total number of double rooms in the hotel is 76, there are two luxury apartments, four VIP apartments, there are also two presidential rooms.

The hotel has two restaurants. One is “Balkan” and the other is “Mediterranean”. There is also a piano bar, a patissee bar in the lobby. The hotel has an area with computers with wireless internet, which is also available to anyone in every room. An hour of Internet costs 3 leva, which is about 1.5 euros. In addition, the Park Hotel Pirin offers the services of several conference rooms, the largest is designed for 260 seats. There is a casino.

 

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Interhotel Sandanski

The four-star Interhotel Sandanski is located in the park area of Sandanski. It is a large complex that was designed by Austrian builders in the 1980s. It is considered the oldest major hotel in the city of Sandanski, it is designed for 600 seats. This renovated hotel has 181 standard rooms and 82 suites, as well as 22 apartments of various categories. There are also rooms with a special anti-allergenic coating on the floor.

The hotel has several restaurants, Bulgarian mechana and confectionery. There is also a night bar with a variety show program, a lobby bar and a pool bar. The hotel offers several meeting rooms for business travel.

Nowadays, the Interhotel Sandanski has the largest hotel medical building in Bulgaria. In this place come at least 7 days, but the doctors of the complex recommend ideally spend in the hotel, treated for about 20 days. This is a specialized medical center at the hotel, primarily it is engaged in the treatment of pulmonary and skin diseases. Doctors say that after a couple of days in the city of Sandanski in combination with the medical procedures offered at the hotel, asthma sufferers refuse inhalers. The hotel has everything you need for recovery and prevention. There are physiotherapy and massage rooms, swimming pools, baths and solariums. The Interhotel Sandanski already has regular customers who come once a year, the treatment they have carried out here is enough for the next year without lung diseases.

The selection of medical staff in the interhotel Sandanski is very careful, as we were told by the chief doctor of the center Yanka Khalacheva. Doctors develop special treatment programs, the spa offers treatments for rejuvenation and relaxation. When carrying out procedures, Bulgarian peat mud impregnated with radon water and dead sea mud is used.

The Interhotel Sandanski has a kindergarten, fitness room, tennis courts and petanque courts. It is possible to rent a bicycle.

 

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Medite Resort Spa Hotel

The four-star Medite Resort Spa Hotel is located on a picturesque hill with a beautiful view of the town of Sandanski. The hotel was opened in 2004 and presents a modern building in the shape of a cube with many glass walls. It has 13 double rooms,17 suites, three studio apartments, a luxury apartment and a VIP apartment. The rooms in the hotel are small but well equipped.

Terraces of different levels in the hotel look attractive. The hotel has a tennis court and a field for mini-football. Bicycles can be rented. There is also a children’s playground and a beauty salon. The Medite Resort Spa Hotel offers a conference room for 30 people, a lobby bar and several restaurants.

The comfortable SPA center in the hotel can offer thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, all kinds of massages, even honey, there is an outdoor and indoor swimming pool with many sun loungers around, baths and jacuzzis, cosmetic procedures for the face and body are carried out.

 

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Katarino Spa Complex

The four-star hotel Katarino Spa Complex was opened in November 2005 and acquired the title of “building of the year” and “the best resort complex of 2005”, in 2006 the hotel became the “best spa-center” according to the Bulgarian Association of Beauty and Health. This four-storey multi-level building has 118 double rooms,four of them suites and 21 apartments. Located on the territory and 46 cottages, which are designed for family holidays, the houses have two bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace and a kitchen. The bansko ski lifts are a 15-minute drive away by the hotel’s convenient bus. The town of Razlog can be reached in 5 minutes by car or 30 minutes on foot, this town is very beautiful and has a new golf course.

The hotel has spacious rooms, from the balcony you can admire the stunning view of the snow-capped mountain peaks, which are sometimes covered with clouds. The huge hall of the hotel is decorated with antiques and trinkets, there is also an old piano, you can play on it in the evening. Thanks to the huge fireplace in the hotel creates comfort. The main building is surrounded by open terraces where you can drink coffee while admiring the mountain scenery.

The hotel has a school that teaches skiing. But those who do not like skiing will not be bored. Guests can play tennis and table tennis, go to the hall for playing cards, play bowling and billiards, visit the Internet café, ride horses, organize a bike ride or go to the golf club. The hotel has a couple of restaurants, a confectionery-café and three bars. The hotel offers two conference rooms for 70 people each. All this makes this complex attractive for business tourists.

The hotel has an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, all year round there is a water temperature of 35 to 37 degrees. The spa center at the hotel has an area of 1000 square meters. Guests can be offered the services of baths and saunas, hydromassage and aeromassage baths, circular showers, thalassotherapy and reflexology rooms and beauty salons. Children can be left under the supervision of nannies on the playground.

 

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Spa Club Bor

The four-star hotel Spa Club Bor is a new hotel in Velingrad, it is located in a pine park on the slope of the mountain, from this place offers a beautiful view of the city located below. The capacity of the hotel is 140 rooms, 45 double rooms, 35 single and 60 two-room furnished apartments and storage spaces. The interior of the rooms is pleasant and discreet. The room has a good mini-bar, LCD TV and Internet access, it will undoubtedly appeal to guests. The only drawback is that the equipment is placed strangely – the air conditioner occupies part of the balcony, and the shadow hangs over the toilet.

Spa Club Bor has two restaurants and a couple of bars. A children’s room is also available. Free facilities include a steam bath, hammam, sauna and jacuzzi. A solarium is not included in the free services.

The hotel was built on old Roman baths and therefore uses the mineral springs located there. Mineral water comes directly from the faucets in the rooms. The hotel has two swimming pools for adults, among them indoor and outdoor, there is one children’s pool. In addition to the swimming pools, there is a fitness room, a “beauty clinic” and a SPA center, which offers treatment programs.

The cost per room varies from 78 leva (single) to 97 leva (double).

 

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Rich

Hotel Rich in Velingrad has four stars and is always filled with guests. The hotel is located in the city center and offers a truly “rich” atmosphere to those who feel like a king on vacation. The interior of the hotel can be described as pompous. The hotel has 52 rooms, including three apartments with Jacuzzi.

The hotel has two bars and a popular among residents and tourists tavern “Omar”, which offers an everyday show program. Guests can use the outdoor swimming pool with mineral water, vip-terrace with hammocks and Jacuzzi, underground garage, souvenir shop, and beauty salon services.

The hotel is built on a mineral spring, its water temperature is 65 degrees. Next to the hotel there is a sauna. The SPA complex offers visitors a variety of massage rooms, a sauna with infrared radiation, a relaxation room that looks like an unlit cave. The spa complex of the hotel is open 24 hours a day.

The owner of the hotel organized a cozy park at the hotel, in which there is a children’s playground, its access is allowed to be visited by all citizens.

The hotel provides guided walking tours, you can organize a trip to barbecues in the mountains or horseback riding, you can rent a bicycle.

 

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Grand Hotel Velingrad

The four-star Grand Hotel Velingrad is located on a picturesque hill in the Chepino district of Velingrad. The hotel is equipped with 66 double rooms, four luxury apartments with Jacuzzi, four junior suites and four standard apartments. These rooms are very comfortable and equipped with everything you need to stay, even internet access.

Guests can use the services of a children’s room, a beauty salon, two shops where you can buy clothes, cosmetics and jewelry, billiards and other entertainment. The hotel has a classic restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a Bulgarian mechana and lobby bar, a cafeteria, a cigar smoking room and a pool bar.

The Grand Hotel Velingrad specializes in business events. The hotel offers the services of three conference rooms, which are equipped with the latest technology.

The SPA center has an area of 1200 square meters and is divided into two parts. One is free for guests, and the second offers paid services. Guests without payment can go to the Finnish bath and bio-sauna, there is a free ice room, a steam bath, you can relax on heated sunbeds or go to a relaxing shower, you can work out in the gym. Paid services are considered to be different types of massage, including honey and massage with volcanic stones, you can visit the hammam, aromatic baths, Jacuzzi, Cleopatra bath, chocolate therapy, thalassotherapy, Ayurvedic procedures and solarium. In the spa center there are pools with mineral water, of which two are closed and represent children’s and adults, and two open, one of which contains hot thermal water.

 

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Spa Hotel Hissar

The four-star Spa Hotel Hissar was opened in Hissar about six years ago. It arose as a result of the successful reconstruction of the sanatorium, which stood here since 1973 and was intended for the rest of the party elite of Bulgaria. The hotel has 166 rooms. Also this hotel has a medical complex built on a mineral spring, it is equipped with the latest technical innovations. The complex is located in a separate building of two floors and is connected to the hotel by a covered passage. In the medical complex, urolithiasis, peripheral nervous system, musculoskeletal system, endocrine system and gastrointestinal tract are treated. Also, the complex belongs to a unique equipment with which acute purulent inflammatory processes, otitis and sinusitis are treated. The head physician of the medical complex Alexander Alexandrov uses personal patented techniques for the treatment of guests.

The rooms look modern, they are spacious, have large balconies, they offer a picturesque view of the mountain slopes, overgrown with forest. Not so long ago, a new building was moved to the hotel, in which there is a free guarded parking for cars.

The hotel has an indoor six-track swimming pool, whose length is 25 meters and there are pedestals for diving, outdoor and children’s pool, fitness room, two tennis courts, halls for table tennis and billiards, bowling alleys.

Guests can use the services of the wellness center, which has a steam room, hammam, ice room, infrared sauna, various showers and massage rooms.

Business events can be held in the hotel’s three conference rooms.

 

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Spa Club Central

The four-star Spa Club Central hotel is located in the center of Hisara and is a new building in a classic style, which has large windows and elegant balconies. This hotel is small and equipped with 19 double rooms, two single rooms, seven studios and three suites.

The design of hotel rooms can be considered exquisite, they are equipped with all the attributes for a comfortable stay of guests.

The hotel has a restaurant with access to the garden and a lobby bar, provides its services with a modern conference room. Chic spa complex has a variety of treatments. The hotel’s swimming pool is filled with mineral water.

 

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Alina Abramova

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