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“Hotel Gurko - a Bulgarian 'Must'”
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Hotel Gurko
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Veliko Tarnovo
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Spent 6 nights in this delightful small, family-run hotel. Renovated to modern standards, spacious room, international TV, i/net, minibar, comfortable bedding, everything worked! Breakfast very generous, evening meal choice local and satisfactory, personnel more than helpful and charming. Would return anyday. Paid 40 Eur/night for double, incl breakfast, plus laundry done for free if staying more than 3 nights.... a real plus on our road-trip. Hotel parking facilities very appreciable in old-town narrow street.

Room Tip: Can only say : try this hotel if you are in Veliko Tarnova and prefer hotel to hostel.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

You can't beat the location and view of this place and the rooms are oversized, giving you lots of space, but... Supper was excellent and the breakfast typically European (you can special order as well but they don't advertise). Coffee could be improved on though. The BUT has to do with general cleanliness. On check in, the room was very dusty to the point you could see the dust on the floor when walking. The bed, although a king, was not comfortable. So, this is a Bulgarian 4 and probably still one of the best in VT, but it needs a little more care!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
4  Thank emandernie
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Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Charming city inn. Very clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was sparse and some rooms more spartan than others. Easy walk to old town center. Rooms with a view tend to be more spartan but the view is worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Initial greeting was unfriendly, followed by unhelpful, slow and unsmiling restaurant service when trying to order meals. Nothing special about the meals or their quality, just acceptable. Felt I was more of a hindrance than a paying guest. Departure was equally unfriendly. Breakfast was excellent and the room was clean. Bed was nothing special. Stayed 4 nights but would not stay again. Plenty of other hotels nearby either cheaper or the same price with views. I stayed at another hotel 2 years ago which was cheaper by 10 euro a night and the service was better, with good rooms and a view over the fort.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank h c
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Hotel Gurko is a wonderful hotel at one of the best parts of Veliko Tarnovo. It is Located at an ancient narrow street, on the hill-side above the river crick – offering amazing view (ask for a room with a view !).
The building of the hotel is a traditional Bulgarian house, made mostly of wood. My room was very large with large beds. The room is furnished with traditional hand-made wooden furniture – very beautiful. The room has big windows facing the amazing view, and also had a nice sitting area.
Although the hotel is antique and the emphasis is on tradition – it is combined perfectly with modern comfort: there is an elevator, the room has air condition (which is not so common in Bulgaria…), the toilet and shower are modern and very clean (although my shower had drainage problem).
The staff was friendly and helpful.
The hotel also has a traditional Tavern at the ground floor. It is a very nice place to sit in, especially outside. The food is o.k. but not wonderful and the service was slow. The hotel serves breakfast at the tavern - breakfast was good.
I recommend this hotel - it is not very big and crowded, it gives a nice local authentic feeling and at the same time comfortable and up to date.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stayed here as part of a cycling group. We arrived wet and grimy after a rainy, long day - some hotels get a but snooty in these circumstances but not this one.

Clean, spacious room. I didn't get a balcony but had a lovely view over the gorge.

Enjoyed excellent lunch and dinner; breakfast less so as prefer a breakfast buffet - I'm a hungry cyclist.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed in Gurko Hotel for three nights. The hotel is quite close to the most beautiful part of the city. Our double room was clean, ample and had a balcony with a great view. The breakfast was huge and delicious (the best we had in all our journey around Bulgaria). As we stayed 3 nights, laundry service was free for us. The staff was always willing to help, even those whose English was not very good.
We also had dinner in the restaurant twice, and the food was also great and not expensive at all.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Gurko Str. 33, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Veliko Tarnovo Province > Veliko Tarnovo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Veliko Tarnovo
Price Range: $55 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gurko 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Gurko Hotel Veliko Turnovo

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