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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in July'16 for 6 days, after spending a couple of days in Sofia/Plovdiv. I was in desperate need of a peaceful retreat and this place delivered just that, in fact it was beyond my imagination! The bus journeys from Sofia were smooth and the final one hour's drive was a lush, scenic route into the Rhodope mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in July 16, combining a city break in Plovdiv with some down time in the mountains. Transfers We arranged these when we booked and were collected from and dropped back in Plovdiv. The drive was an experience, particularly as you get into the winding mountain roads. The views are spectacular and the location is well worth the trip.... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

You cannot beat this mountain retreat, the hospitality of the hosts are outstanding. They moved there 7 years ago from the UK and run a lovely modern guesthouse. The food serviced is both organic and homemade. They have learn't to speak Bulgarian and have a host of knowledge about the area and places to visit. They have made their own... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I wanted to go to the Rhodope mountains to visit Perperikon, a pre-Greek temple complex which is still being excavated. I don't drive or speak Bulgarian but didn't want to go with a tour group, so Melanya seemed the perfect and indeed the only choice. But the reality exceeded my expectations. Not only Perperikon, although that was worth the trip,... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are looking for a stunning, remote rural retreat, to understand something as to how mountain village life is still being lived, while in the company of two of the most hospitable people, then this is your experience. Janet and I stayed for 3 nights in the middle of September, superb walks and bike rides, glorious scenery, sitting on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Came to Melanya on the 10th of August for 3 nights and had the most amazing visit. Me and my boyfriend came last year too and returned as we loved it that much! Lee and Melly who own the place are absolutely lovely and gave us such a warm welcome! Always clean and tidy, beautiful apartment and stunning views! It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We loved our stay in the mountains. Its as remote and peaceful a place as you'd want - great views, great accommodation, great food, great hosts. The care and attention to detail provided by Melly and Lee overall was fantastic: leaving hire car safely locked up in village, abundant bathroom supplies, vegetarian dinners, signed local walks, etc. Really can't recommend... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stunning location, food, wine, welcome - can't recommend Melanya highly enough. Many places talk about being off the beaten track but this is genuinely the case. Total relaxation for 4 days with the added spice of hitting golf balls off the side of a mountain on Lee's special golf holes (as natural as it comes) and taking some unique photos.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Melanya is a lovely, peaceful house, deep in the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. The landscape, flora and fauna are fabulous. Lee and Melly organised a holiday for us at the last minute when our previous plans collapsed, and it was great. They are wonderful hosts, very generous and nothing is too much trouble. Outstanding food and plenty of it. Go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you want a holiday where you can relax, forget everything whilst taking in superb mountain views, this is it. I stayed there for 7 days. You have the run of a 2 bedroom self catering apartment. The view from the balcony is just stunning. You can sit there for hours on end reading, relaxing and taking it all in.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Melanya Mountain Retreat is a beautiful guesthouse nestled high in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Guests enjoy spacious, private accommodation and local organic food with the knowledge that they are contributing to sustainable tourism for the region. The accommodation is a self-contained apartment with self-catering facilities, comprising 2 double bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people plus 2 additional single beds available. Breakfast is included with optional extras of a stocked kitchen and/or home-cooked evening meals. Activities include walking, fishing, cycling and unique photography opportunities together with watersports and swimming on two local rivers and Bulgaria's largest lakes. Or simply enjoy a romantic hideaway and private sunbathing in the peaceful garden. Excursions available to a number of local attractions and transfers to and from airports/hotels can be arranged. The Rhodope Mountains have a rich cultural heritage including ancient Thracian sites such as Perperikon, medieval castles, churches, monasteries and picturesque villages with traditional Bulgarian architecture from 18th and 19th century. This exceptional European region is home to a diverse array of wildlife and is renowned as a bird watchers haven. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melanya Mountain Retreat

Address: Village Lyubino | Kardzhali, 6796, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Kardzhali Province
Price Range: $82 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melanya Mountain Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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