We stayed here only one night during our tour of various places in Bulgaria. Our only regret is that we didn't arrange to stay somewhat longer.
This is a beautiful 19th-century traditional Bulgarian house, fully renovated by its current owners. The exterior and interior decoration is just perfect, with extensive areas of wood panelling on the floors, walls and ceiling. The apartement in which we stayed has 2 separate rooms, one including a traditional stove, and the bathroom is quite large - and modern - with no shortage of hot water.
You can take your meals in the basement restaurant, which again is in traditional style, or on the tables in the courtyard. The dinner which we had was just perfect: trout caught that very same day and perfectly cooked. The salad with which we started had some tomatoes from some of the owners' neighbours. So much better than what you can buy from the supermarket. There is also a large selection of Bulgarian rakia, beer and wine available. (Personally, for beer I would recommend Zagorka).
From the windows of the apartment there is a lovely view over the village of Koprivshtitsa, with the sounds of the country drifting through the air. It was so peaceful that we slept until almost 9am. Apparently this is normal for guests in this hotel! In any case, despite our lateness we were still able to get a simple and freshly-prepared breakfast, which again we took outside.
The owners of this hotel provide a really friendly and personal service. After spending a night in Sofia after arriving at the airport, this was like a completely different world.
If you have a car, be aware that there are only two spaces within the hotel's courtyard itself, and it's up a steep and narrow cobbled street. Getting the car out backwards is quite challenging.
If we get the chance we would definitely not hesitate to come back here. What it does, it does perfectly.
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