Pulpudeva Family Hotel, by placescases.com

Pulpudeva family hotel in the old town of Plovdiv

Rating for Pulpudeva Family Hotel by the 5D Sensograph on placescases.com: 4.5 out of 5.

June 2023

Seen            4 hearts and a half 2022

Felt              4 hearts and a half 2022

Heard          4 hearts rating 129x20         

Smelled       5 сърца 12920   

Tasted         4 hearts rating 129x20   

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You don’t have 3 min to read? See the short movie further below: 1:36 min.

On the hunt for culture and places to stay, in competition with many others wishing to enjoy artistic performances and concerts in Plovdiv, somehow miraculously I managed to book rooms at Pulpudeva Hotel, and almost a month in advance.

For a long time I planned to go and see Diana Dobreva’s play “Silk” at the Plovdiv Drama Theater and finally this moment came.

But what was my surprise when I faced a big problem trying to find a place to stay. Almost everything was booked – from hotels to guesthouses. Only the most expensive 5-star hotels were not fully booked. It turned out that the Francofolie festival, with the participation of the star Imani, was also taking place at that time. Also, for the first time I came across an incredible traffic jam at the entrances of Plovdiv on Friday around 5pm. The festival was starting that evening.

Somehow by chance I managed to book in the hotel Pulpudeva, which turned out to be a very successful choice. The hotel is 2 years old and very neat. Read on what I liked and didn’t like about it.

 See Pulpudeva …

… The hotel is neat, located right at the beginning of the old town, on Petko Slaveykov Street;

… The hotel is new and it shows, it has a slightly retro interior, its lower part is literally dug into a rock. The facade is in the style of the old Plovdiv houses, inside you will see many paintings of Old town Plovdiv;

… I did not like the many artificial plant decorations;

… There is a small refrigerator, but no minibar in the room;

… The deluxe room with a terrace actually has a very small terrace – only for 1 person, who can only sit lightly on a miniature stool.

Feel Pulpudeva

… Very kind hosts – they help with any questions about the cultural program, about sights in the city;

… Convenient parking in front on the cobblestone street, which is closed with barriers  for car traffic;

… Compliment in the room is a 3 in 1 coffee bag, there is also a kettle for heating water if you want to make it yourself, but I personally had no interest in such a thing. I find such compliments a call off duty;

… The king size bed is not actually king size but the pillows are very comfortable.

Hear Pulpudeva

… Quite a loud and startling noise from the shower and the tap when turning on the water from the neighbouring rooms. It is especially unpleasant when some of the guests come home very late or early the next day taking shower or washing.

… Although this part of the city has no traffic in front, as the street is closed and only the cars of the owners and guests of the hotels have access, it is still noisy – all kinds of people walking by and talking loudly. This cannot be avoided unfortunately;

… There is no music at breakfast, but relaxing videos with drone footage of various cities around the world are playing on the TV and some relaxing music is playing almost unheard.

Movie watching time: 1:36 min.

Smell Pulpudeva

… Fresh products at breakfast;

… Toast.

Taste Pulpudeva

… I expected more fantasy from the breakfast – for such  hotel would be a better match to offer home-made things such as pies and pastries (banitsa, mekitsa), not the conventional ham and cheese. However, the products were of good quality.

… The desserts are bought from a store, not home-made, which I also didn’t like, and there was no fruit. The vegetables were only cucumbers.

… Nice espresso but you pay for extra coffee.

I would stay in Pulpudeva again, I really liked its location with the opportunity to walk the cobbled streets on the hill.

I recommend to everyone more visits to Plovdiv, because there is always something to do there, given the rich cultural program that the city offers.

Here are some options for visiting cultural and historical places:

  1. Performance at the Drama Theatre on the Main Street or the Ancient Theatre in the Old Town.
  2. Each of the branches of the City Art Gallery Plovdiv. This time we visited her renovated building at 22 Saborna Street

and also the one with the permanent exposition of Georgi Bozhilov-Slona.

  1. The small and the large Bishop’s Basilica, as chamber concerts are also organized there

  1. Any of the monument houses, this time we were in Klianti.

Other similar ideas can be borrowed from the other articles on the blog about Plovdiv.

How to get to Pulpudeva family hotel?

Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

A: 2, Panayot Volov str, and 3, Petko Slaveykov str. 4000 Plovdiv

T: +359 883 300 990

Check-in: 14:00 Check-out: 12:00

How to book your stay?

You can book your stay right hereFor your convenience, I have added a booking.com box, which refers directly to their site. I guarantee you’re going to use all your genius discounts and privileges they would offer to you and I will get a modest commission. Just enter the dates of your trip, the place, then hit the Search button and voila.


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