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Gela Hotel & Spa
Seven hamlets, 98 inhabitants, 10 goats, 20 cows and 200 sheep - this is the dull statistic report about the village of Gela. On the other hand, however, Gela is one of the most appealing places in the beautiful Rhodope mountain, a place, where traditions and authentic Bulgarian spirit still rule.
Hotel Gela & Spa offers a superb blend of the local style and customs and modern hotel comforts. The hotel is situated in the center of the village in the converted old school building and features a good choice of rooms and apartments, all clean and spacious, some with balconies with stunning views of the mountain. Looking for a more secluded alternative lodging? Gela Hotel & Spa offers a chalet, a 2-storey log cabin with a grass roof, fireplace, 2 bedrooms and an authentic Russian banya (sauna).
The mehana (traditional restaurant) is open from 8 a.m. till 12 p.m. and serves traditional food , chiefly local Rhodope specialties. They use largely organic ingredients produced locally, therefore the menu changes through the seasons. The food is slow cooked, cooked to order, it would be better to preorder if you have a schedule to follow.
The Spa center offers a wide selection of body and facial treatments. The Russian Banya and the milk or wine bath in 'a wooden barrel' are the 2 biggest attractions on the list.
Gela hotel and Spa organizes various trips and activities in the vicinity - from hiking and horse riding to hot spring bathing in the open.