Last visit with family in September 2017.
Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:
5D score: 3.6 out of 5.
…. Old Bulgarian houses style- the carpet, the bed covers, everything as it was in old times, like the name of the hotel;
…. Impressive view to Belintash from the upper parts of the hill;
…. Another hotel in front, hiding the nice view to the mountain;
…. Flower pots all around.
…. A separate dining room next to the apartment, with a separate entrance to the toilet of the apartment, very comfortable if you want to gather for dining with friends;
.… Difficulty to lock the apartment door, causing vexation every time we try to leave;
…. One of the TV sets not working – we did not use the TV much but if there is one, it better be working;
…. The constant puddle which was forming every time someone takes a shower – the personnel tried to fix it but the situation did not change much;
…. Impossibility to close the door of the bathroom;
…. The mold on the wall close to the floor;
…. Too weak WI-FI;
…. Too high prices for the region, no match to the quality of rooms and service (EUR 60), while breakfast is not included.
…. Traditional Bulgarian folk music in the restaurant.
…. Unpleasant smell in the bedroom, I think the cause was the bathroom;
…. Extraordinary scent the home-made herbal tea, prepared from local plants;
…. The enchanting smell of herbs from the home made rakia.
…. Stanimashki sarmi, minced meat wrapped in sour cabbage leaves- very small and tasty;
…. Very good breakfast (not included in the price)- banitsa (traditional pie with cheese and eggs), mekitsa (traditional fried pastry, served with jam or sugar), sandwiches with ham and cheese, home-made yogurt or cheese;
.… Patatnik (traditional Bulgarian pie made of potatoes and cheese), very delicious with nice spices.
If you want to visit the ancient Thracian sanctuary at Belintash, a legendary place in Rhodope mountain in Bulgaria, one of the best places to stay is Guest House Old Times 2, close to Vrata village. The truth is that in this remote mountain region the options are not great, so it is a decent choice. There are extras like pool, that we did not use (it looked dirty and it was cold) and tennis court, which was quite good looking.
Although I have some remarks for improvement, I would visit again Old Times 2 if we plan to go there again.
Address: Municipality of Asenovgrad, Vrata village, Old Times 2
Tel: +359 878 20 20 13, +359 878 20 20 18
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