For those of us who are not blessed with our own home SPA, going to one is usually the highlight of the holidays. But! Isn’t it frustrating having to share this precious time with total strangers? Full of energy children jumping in the pool one after the other. Individuals with questionable hygiene. Or the worst: a bunch of semi-drunk boys or girls on a bachelor(ette) party. We’ve had a “taste” of this and in all honesty, it was disturbing (mildly put).
And because we know what is a bad SPA experience we can recognize a good one in seconds. In a few simple words:
a SPA villa with cooks and maids which we had to ourselves and only!
Got your attention? There’s so much more!
I have to say that both of us are quite cautious when people talk about luxury. We’ve come to realize that the understanding of this term has as many varieties, as there are people on Earth.
What we dislike is the kind of in-your-face luxurious places. Golden faucets and toilet seats, overly decorated spaces, a bunch of needless objects… Ugh.
What we love, however, is comfort. The kind of luxury that allows you to completely ignore any worry. The luxury of having all the necessary amenities and a little bit of spoiling. This is what Villa Vuchev is about. No wonder they won the “Boutique Villa of the year” award!
Upon arrival, we were nicely surprised by the fact that we will be having the entire villa to ourselves.
This was the time my mind clicked. I knew Villa Vuchev was my new “it place”. Reserve even 1 out of the 8 gorgeous rooms in the house and you are in control of the entire place. Along with the staff. And the sauna. And the hot mineral water swimming pool. No other guests will walk in. I kid you not!
Step 1: finding our room
We had the pleasure of visiting the villa along with several colleagues from ASTOM. The first task upon entering was to pick a room.
Each room in Villa Vuchev has it’s own style and personal charm. Although they look alike, neither is precisely like the next one. Finally, we opted for the gorgeous ceiling and bathtub equipped bedroom on the top floor.
Step 2: getting coffee
Coffee, fizzy drinks, a selection of the finest teas you can imagine. And as much beer as you want. Finally! Someone, who understands, that the whole concept of luxury means not looking for your wallet every two minutes! What a relief! Yes, it is included in the price of the stay, and no, no one questions how much you consume.
Step 3: trying the swimming pool
One toe carefully touches the water and quickly comes out. Excuse me, what is the temperature of the water? Forty-one degrees Celsius? Oh, it comes straight from the mineral water spring! Nice!
Naturally, I don’t need to explain that we ended up spending quite some time in the pool… You can tell by the pics, right?
Step 4: ordering dinner
One of my most favourite things about Villa Vuchev is that you get it along with the staff. What’s even better is that they can prepare your dinner or lunch. For a rather symbolic fee, you can have your meal served hot exactly when you want it. The only thing you have to do is tell them what you’d like to have.
If you and I were close friends…
I’d like to take a second here, and although we may have never really met, I’d like to address you as a friend. If you were in my immediate circle of close people and asked me for a recommendation, I would have sent you to Villa Vuchev. After returning back to reality, I couldn’t help but notice how much time consuming this whole food thing is. Even going to a restaurant involves picking one, and putting some decent clothing. And this does not apply to Villa Vuchev. You can have your lunch or dinner in your swimwear or in the soft hug of one of the fluffy bathrobes you’ll find hanging on your very own bathroom door.
And what about our stay in villa Vuchev?
Well, I won’t disclose the spicy details, but let me tell you that this is the last picture on which we were all decently dressed.
Before you imagine anything nasty (which I assure you, didn’t happen), let me tell you what did happen. First, we tried a few of the bottles from this bar:
Then we decided it’s too early to go to bed, changed into our swim wear and jumped into the hot swimming pool! And just to make sure we won’t be cold after leaving the mineral water, we had the chimney burning…
As for the rest of the time…. Well, even travel bloggers are allowed some privacy, right?
But don’t you worry. We will soon tell you about few absolutely lovely things you can do in Velingrad and the area. As for now, let us leave you with a few more pictures from this beautiful place. And to answer the most common question “Is it worth it?“, we say “HELL YEAH!“. If you really want to have a quality holiday, wonder no more. Head off to the Villa Vuchev’s website and take a look at everything they offer (because we didn’t even mention the Finnish sauna and the jacuzzi). Then book your holiday. You’ll thank us later.
P.S. Why hidden before your eyes you may ask? I don’t know about you, but we had no clue this fantastic concept exists in Bulgaria. And we’ve even been to Velingrad before…