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An Esoteric Quest in Bulgaria: At the Crossroads of the Mysteries

In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the Oldest Living City in Europe
August 22-27, 2019

Accommodations

During our Esoteric Quest in Bulgaria, we have rooms reserved at the hotels featured below. We are offering both basic and upgraded accommodations during our Pre-Conference, and basic, mid-range and upgraded choices during our Main Conference.  All accommodations are available on a first come basis; limited quantities exist for a number of options. Our registration director, Andrea Lomanto, will confirm your reservation in your Welcome Packet.

Most of these boutique hotels do not have elevator access; be sure to inquire if you have any special requests.

Please note that accommodations for our Post-Conference Journeys in Bulgaria and Romania will be provided in their respective itineraries in our Welcome Packet, available closer to conference time.

PRE-CONFERENCE

SOFIA
The first night of our Pre-Conference will be spent in Sofia.  All participants will stay at the following hotel this evening:

Hotel St. George


Located in a residential part of central Sofia, this modern, boutique-style hotel offers lovely, comfortable, rooms with en-suite baths and work desk. Each guest room opens onto a private balcony; the hotel’s restaurant opens onto a garden.

The St. George is a 20-minute drive from Sofia Airport. An airport transfer can be arranged through the hotel for a modest fee. Hotel check-in is at 2:00 pm.

Amenities:

  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour reception
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Massage services (available for an additional fee)
  • Laundry services (available for an additional fee)
  • Baggage storage
  • Room service

STAROSEL
The second evening of our Pre-Conference will be spent in the area known as “The Valley of The Thracian Kings”.  All participants will stay at the following hotel:

Hotel Starosel Spa and Winery


Hotel Starosel sits at the foot of the Sredna Gora mountains, on the outskirts of the village of Starosel. The hotel is built and adorned with wood, stone, wool, handmade furniture, and combines traditional Bulgarian décor with modern facilities and en-suite baths.

Also in keeping with its respect for the forces and fruits of the natural world, Starosel’s working vineyard and winery continue the environmentally-friendly practices of centuries of Thracian wine production.

Finally, Hotel Starosel’s spa boasts a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and mineral baths filled with water from nearby hot springs known for its healing properties.

Amenities:

  • ATM on site
  • Free Wifi
  • 24-hour reception with English-speaking staff available
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Spa access
  • Massage services, including wine therapy treatments (available for an additional fee)

Price for the two night’s accommodation of the Pre-Conference:
20th of August 2019 in Sofia
21st of August 2019 in Starosel
Basic double room: $90 per person
Basic single room: $145
Upgraded double room: $110 per person
Upgraded single room: $180


MAIN CONFERENCE

PLOVDIV
During our Main Conference, participants will choose from a number of our lovely hotels in Plovdiv, available on a first come basis. Many are located in the Old Town or in the Kapana arts district; all are within walking distance of our conference site.

BASIC ACCOMMODATIONS

Famous House


Located on a quiet street and facing a park, the Famous House is a two-minute walk from our conference site and a stylish yet economical choice of accommodations.

Amenities:

  • Elevator
  • 24-hour reception
  • Room service
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry services (available for an additional fee)
  • Free Wifi

Five nights’ accommodations
Mid-range double room: $255 per person
Mid-range single room: $375


MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATIONS

Old Plovdiv House


The Old Plovdiv House is a contemporary guesthouse in a century-old building in the heart of the Kapana arts district. A five-minute walk to our conference site, the hotel features cozy and well-appointed rooms, including some with terraces.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna, steam room and fitness center
  • Massage services (available for an additional fee)

Five nights’ accommodation
Mid-range double room: $255 per person
Mid-range single room: $375


UPGRADED ACCOMMODATIONS

Boutique Guest House Coco


The Coco is an elegant guesthouse located in the Kapana arts district. Rooms have a clean, classic design. Each one is uniquely furnished; all of them are a cozy combination of luxury and comfort.

Boutique Guest House Coco is a 10-minute walk to our conference site.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms

Five nights’ accommodations
Upgraded double room: $330 per person
Upgraded single room: $500


Hotel Hebros


Situated in Plovdiv’s Old Town, the Hotel Hebros occupies a 19th century Renaissance house on a cobblestoned side street. Its individually decorated rooms range from the relaxed to the lavish; the romance of the building extends to its gardens and its grand piano in the lobby.

The Hebros is a 10-minute walk to our conference site.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Jacuzzi and sauna available
  • Laundry services (available for an additional fee)

Five nights’ accommodations
Upgraded double room: $330 per person
Upgraded single room: $500


Hotel Evmolpia


Boutique Hotel Evmolpia is set in a Bulgarian Renaissance house in the heart of Plovdiv’s historical Old Town. Rooms are comfortably furnished with authentic antique beds and wardrobes, traditional carpets and large windows; the overall feeling is one of warmth and ease.

The Evmolpia is a 10-minute walk to our conference site.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry services (available for an additional fee)
  • Complimentary homemade lemonade and espresso available

Five nights’ accommodations
Upgraded double room: $330 per person
Upgraded single room: $500


Hotel 8 ½ Art Guest House / Villa Antica


Close to the Roman Odeon and the main pedestrian thoroughfare, the Art Guest House / Villa Antica is a modern boutique hotel in a century-old building. With exquisite attention to detail and stylish design, the hotel provides a welcoming environment to guests.

The 8 ½ Art Guest House / Villa Antica is a 15-minute walk to our conference site.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry services (available for an additional fee)

Five nights’ accommodations
Upgraded double room: $330 per person
Upgraded single room: $500

 

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