Grand Hotel Velingrad
Travel Blogs from Velingrad
10 of us jumped into two private buses this morning with our driver, Jorgi again, to drive up the nearby ski resort of Mt Vihen, at around 2500 metres. Our guide, Kraski, was a local ski instructor. He had won three bronze and one silver in the Bulgarian downhill and slalom so a pretty fit character. He took us for a half an hour walk up the hillside to a lake, through the snow.
We thought it was going to be a ...
... The place had about 4 tables of people there and 3 staff running around but by 1.25 Steve was all a panic as no food had arrived. He had to do the bolt back to the hotel in time to join 3 others on the Bear Sanctuary tour. Mandy was left to consumed both meals and delight in a Steve-free afternoon. What to do, where to go? Photo opportunities? No. Checking out the local church? No. Coffee and cake? No. Mandy chose sleep. Sleep is good.
... to the nearby olde worlde tavern for some delicious chicken soup and a massive baked loaf of monastery bread. All the while sitting next to an open log fire, as it was a wee bit chilly in tham thar mountains. Very nice ambience.
We then arrived at the wee village of Gorno Draglishte, pop 1000, and settled into our new hotel. GD is a lovely place and Andie took us on a stroll around the village and showed us where the locals had their fields of vegetables ...
While we still had some skills from our Christmas lessons we wanted to return to the slopes and go it alone. Conditions weren't very god for our first 3 days but then it cooled down enough to make snow that would settle and then it finally started snowing. J ...
... an hour! Not to worry, we still made the first part of our leg and landed in berlin later that night, to stay in a hotel before we flew to Bulgaria! The airport hotel at berlin was 5 min bus ride from airport and had very accommodating staff, bar, communal kitchen, and tasty pizza :) few drinks and into bed! Next morning we were up and off to the airport after a well enjoyed breakfast buffet at the hotel! Once again we were met with delays! After ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service