* photo credit – When Woman Travels and Villa Vuchev
Bulgaria may be popular as the most affordable destination within the borders of the European Union, but luxury travel in Bulgaria exists and it is packed in an original and somewhat unique ‘packaging’.
Villa Vuchev is one of these few places in Bulgaria where luxury means comfort but also exclusive services and unforgettable experiences.
Luxury Travel Bulgaria: About Velingrad
Velingrad is named the spa capital of the Balkans. As much this sounds like a cliché, there is a good reasoning behind the title.
I myself was amazed that there are more than 80 mineral water springs in this small town sitting comfortably in the soft embrace of one of the most beautiful and culture-rich regions of Bulgaria – the Rhodope Mountains.
Luxury Travel Bulgaria: About Villa Vuchev
Villa Vuchev is a boutique villa that welcomes guests all year round.
I have stayed there in the beautiful autumn month of October when the mountain has all the colours – from the lavishly green to the rubiginous. You may think that October is not the best time to stay at a place with an outdoor pool but you are mistaken!
The villa, as all hotels in Velingrad, uses the mineral water deposits to fuel their spa facilities.
The classic interior design of the villa makes it feel like a peaceful and relaxing place to be. The rooms are classy, bathrooms spacious and kitchen – fully equipped.
The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in and the quiet place where the villa is situated makes your snooze time untroubled.
The core of the villa is its dining room. It’s where all the parties, lunch, and dinners are held and where the whole company staying at the villa gathers together.
Although its style is not my style, the large table with a crisp white tablecloth is inviting and the staff serving the dinner is very kind.
As regards the food, you can preorder dinner as it is not usually included in the service. You have a choice of different meal options and don’t forget about the wine – there are some very good local ones!
Spa & Pool
My friends and I stayed at Villa Vuchev in October, a time that unfortunately sun is not enough strong to have a sunbath. However, the availability of mineral water makes it possible to enjoy the outdoor pool even in this season.
Next to the pool, you will find a Jacuzzi. Inside, there is a sauna and indoor Jacuzzi too.
As an additional treatment, you can ask the villa’s personnel to arrange a massage for you.
The attraction point in the outdoor area of Villa Vuchev is undoubtedly the pool. However, the garden has other charming corners that will make your stay pleasant. Let me start with the dining room at front of the fireplace. In beautiful sunny mornings, this is the spot where you want to have your breakfast! Just around the corner, there is another table and a barbecue. And for your relaxation time to be well spent, few sunbeds are waiting not far from the view of the beautiful yellow roses.
Luxury Travel Bulgaria: One-day Trips from Velingrad
And when you get tired of sitting all day long on these sunbeds, sipping cocktails and enjoying the spa facilities, you have a choice of numerous activities in the area.
For nearby places, check my previous post about Velingrad and its many possibilities for tourist activities.
This villa is for you if:
This villa is for you if you like less touristy places that embody luxury feel and calm atmosphere; if you travel with large company of people – friends and family; if you travel from Sofia or Plovdiv (the nearest airport cities); if you are a person who values good service and upscale amenities; if you look for authentic places and spa destinations that have proven their quality.
Have you been to other places for luxury travel in Bulgaria? Can you share your experience?
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When Woman Travels was a guest of Villa Vuchev and nonetheless my opinion is always my own and the information shared here sincere.