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Rachev Hotel Residence
Rachev Hotel Residence lies peacefully at the heart of one of the most famous spiritual places in Bulgaria - the idyllic village of Arbanasi near Veliko Turnovo - and straight on the path of the unique and purifying air current coming directly from the Aegean Sea down south. Seen from a distance, this luxury 4-star hotel complex resembles an enigmatic monastery where guests can find tons of pleasant surprises. Appearances can be deceiving, right... well, certainly not in the case of Rachev Residence.
The design of the hotel is not a mere imitation. Rather, it is an actual recreation of a traditional medieval Bulgarian monastery both in terms of architecture and location. All the construction materials used are environmentally friendly and of the highest quality possible. They include ashlar blocks, oak, clay slabs, etc. The classic exterior design of the complex is matched by its modern interior in an outstanding way. Each of the hotel's 42 double rooms, 5 studio apartments and 2 suites is defined by contemporary comfort and splendour and packed with mind-blowing sets of amenities which include air conditioners, mini bars, satellite TV and free high-speed wireless Internet.
If you prefer to spend your holiday in a tranquil atmosphere, we strongly advise you to explore Rachev Hotel's amazing 3000² -metre-wide inner court. Just leave your kids on the playground and marvel at the fragrant flowers and plants in the neat little green garden while listening to the mesmerising songs of the birds, check out the gorgeous fountain and the small pond full of fish, or simply relax by the great 20-metre-long outdoor swimming pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand.
The gourmet restaurant at Rachev Hotel Residence seats approximately 140 people and serves delicious traditional Bulgarian specialties, as well as a wide range of European and Mediterranean meals. Alternatively, you can try some tasty Italian pizza and mouthwatering meat dishes at the hotel's summer barbeque restaurant or skip dinner altogether and enjoy a drink or two at the lobby bar or the wine-tasting room. The cute gym awaits all the guests who are keen on getting some physical exercise, whereas the spa centre is yet another ideal spot for relaxation. It comprises a sauna, a Turkish bath and a massage parlour.
Thanks to its incredible features, Rachev Hotel Residence has become a preferred place for traditional weddings and other special occasions. The hotel even boasts a small chapel where marriage ceremonies are performed. Many prestigious corporate clients choose to organise their events and meetings at the hotel, too. That's because Rachev Residence boasts a fully equipped conference hall with a capacity of 180 people that meets all their needs and requirements.
Naturally, there is plenty of fun stuff to see and do outside the hotel as well. The surrounding area abounds in beautiful monasteries and churches, emblematic historical sites and important monuments of culture.