Apostolite – German style, tepidity and beautiful nature, Sandanski, Bulgaria
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Apostolite means the Apostles. The Apostles lookя like a German house, with a maintained green lawn, it is cozy inside and out, generally a gorgeous place for hot summer vacations and a short weekend break. It opened its doors in the summer of 2019, but as we know, the covid pandemic compressed the time between 2019 and 2021, with a short break in the summer of 2020, and now we are counting it as a new place.
As you travel along the road on which Park Hotel Pirin or Sharlopov is located, but you go quite further, almost to the area of Popina Luka, you notice on the right the bizarre building of family hotel Apostolite. You fall in love with the place at first sight – it’s different and attracts you in every way.
…. The unique architectural design – as I mentioned German style, with alpine roofs, side tilted exterior beams, natural wood in the rooms, well-aligned soft lawn in bright green and attractive, a wooden swing in the middle and a playground for kids;
…. The oxidized metal of the fittings in the bathrooms and toilets – apart from the fact that they are very beautiful, on top of everything, there aren’t any small defects or damages on the faucets, as often happens in hotels;
…. Great view from the rooms to the river and the green hill opposite!
…. Skillfully concealed elements such as water heaters and cables, which could disturb the harmony in the look and coziness of the rooms (seen in the photos);
…. Nice nature pictures on the walls;
…. The mirrors in the rooms are actually TVs. 😊
…. Cosiness – in the rooms, in the restaurant inside and outside, partitioned with movable glass to insulate from the wind or to open for coolness on hot days;
…. One of the coolest things is the ability to adjust the temperature in each room separately – the bedrooms, the bathrooms and the living room;
… Friendly and nice service from the staff, consisting of exactly 3 permanent employees and 2 on call for house keeping – regardless of their small count, they respond very cordially to any requests and wishes- the comfort of the guests is 100%;
…. A small omission – a jar of yoghurt was forgotten in the refrigerator from previous guests, but after I informed the staff, it was immediately removed;
…. Pleasant coolness from the forest and the river – in the summer the place will be very popular;
… There is a complimentary 1 liter of mineral water in the room, although the tap one is mountainous and nice;
…. There are many toys for toddlers, as well as board games for teens and nice books to read, available to guests. I saw the Jack London series, which I read with admiration as a teenager from my parents’ family library;
The area is blessed with gourmet, wine, historical, spiritual, natural, health tourism and with many opportunities for …
… Treatment with mineral baths and improvement of the status of the respiratory system due to the good climate and fresh air…
… Invigorating nature walks with easy routes…
… Visit to Orbelus wineries, Kapatovo, Villa Melnik, Zlaten Rozhen…
… Walk in the beautiful park St. Vrach in Sandanski…
… Shopping on the main pedestrian street of Sandanski…
… Eating and drinking in many restaurants downtown in Sandanski…
… Gastronomic enjoyment in the wonderful fine dining restaurant Sinti…
… Walk in Melnik, with its beautiful nature and old houses-museums…
… Learning interesting historical facts from the very famous recently archeological site Heraclea Sintica …
… Absorption of energy in the area of Rupite or the Church of St. George, where the tomb of St. Stoyna is, near the village of Zlatolist.
(I warn you that both places are quite commercialized and I recommend them only for big fans of spiritual tourism, the road to Zlatolist is mind-and-car-boggling and I do not recommend it for very low or sports cars)
Great variety and movement is a short hike, no more than 30 minutes in one direction, to the chapel of St. Ivan Rilski, which can be seen even from the hotel.
There is a cross installed there, which glows at night. You go along an eco path, a sign for which is visible from the road, after the stone quarry and the abandoned barracks.
On the asphalt road, pay attention to one place on the right in the river, where it is noisiest. A small waterfall forms there. Further along the path to the chapel there is another, a very beautiful one. It can be seen in the video.
…. The roar of the full river Sandanska Bistritsa, which can be seen from the windows, balconies and the restaurant. It is very invigorating for me and its noise does not irritate me in the least;
… For the big fans of the European Football Championship, the restaurant has a TV set on which you can listen / watch or just follow the result.
Movie watching time: 6:07 min.
…. The aromas of herbs in the tea in the morning – the gather them in the area;
…. Appetizing smell of fresh and quality products from the breakfast buffet.
…. Very nice breakfast, varied, in which the pastry is made on site;
Wonderful, crispy fried buns with powdered sugar – a favorite refuge from childhood!
…. Awesome Turkish syruped dessert, also at breakfast;
… The whole a la carte menu is good – the meat is fresh, they load it just before the weekend, the haidouk skewer is juicy, fragrant and tasty;
…. The wine list is mainly from the local Zlaten Rozhen cellar;
…. In the lunch menu – very good tripe soup and moussaka.
How to get to Hotel Apostolite in Sandanski?
Don’t worry about getting to Hotel Apostolite in Sandanski. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:
A: Tremoshnitsa area, 2810 Sandanski
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How to book your stay at Apostolite?
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