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The School Hotel

Rila Monastery, Pastra 2631 Bulgaria
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Welcome to The School Hotel, your Pastra “home away from home.” The School Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Guests have access to shops and express check-in and check-out while staying at The School Hotel. In addition, The School Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Pastra trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Han Dqvolski Vodi, one of the barbeque restaurants that can be found in Pastra, which is a short distance from The School Hotel.

The School Hotel puts the best of Pastra at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Nik N wrote a review Dec. 2016
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OH my goodness, this review is LONG overdue!! Stayed here in the summer. LOVED it. Decor is cool and funky. There's art all over the place, awesome furniture...rooms are comfortable, equipped with en suites and TVs. Food is delicious! Setting - breath-taking. Set in the Rila Mountains, with the Rilska river lulling you to sleep at night with it's soothing sounds, it's just gorgeous. I just sat in the garden, taking in all the beauty I was lucky enough to encounter at this place. Hotel owner - one of the coolest people I've ever met, hands down. She made me feel like a friend, instantly. We even went on a day trip together to the Rila Monastery and the mountains. She also has a gorgeous husky which, for a dog lover like me, is a win! I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
alansou72 wrote a review Aug. 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We are from France, couple, go around Bulgaria in August 2016. We spent a night here. The staff is very friendly, helpful, clean room, warm atmosphere, excellent food, soundproof housing, ... What else ??
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SarusBT wrote a review Jun. 2015
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at this hotel to visit Rila Monastery. The rooms are really nicely decorated in a range of different styles, and the place is filled with unusual artwork. The people there were very friendly and helpful, and even entertained our nearly-2 year old daughter while we were eating. The restaurant has reasonable local food and a good range of options, although not everything was available. Everything was excellent value, from the price of the hotel to the cost of food.
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Date of stay: July 2014
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jincognito wrote a review Jun. 2014
Gainesville, Florida632 contributions214 helpful votes
This is a very unusual hotel. Just off the road to Rila Monastery (they claim 10 minutes, but 15 is a better estimate to the monastery). It is very enthusiastically renovated school, stuffed full of interesting furniture and artwork of every kind. It has TVs in each of the many common areas, and you could keep yourself occupied for hours looking around. However, I only give it 4/5 because I think they missed some practicality in their efforts to make a unique environment. We had a great arty coffee table, but we had to put the luggage on it because there was nowhere else. There were two wi-fi systems, but both seemed weak. We were asked "what time do you want dinner?" on arrival. The menu was huge, but only a fraction was available and it took 45 minutes to get the food. The breakfast, similarly, was really good but slow, and the girl had no idea how to handle my American credit card (I paid in Euros to get on the road a little quicker). I really want this place to succeed - they have invested huge amounts of time and energy making this place - but I do worry about their business model. It is really good value. Still I recommend it as a memorable place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BulgariaKyustendil ProvincePastra
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Frequently Asked Questions about The School Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The School Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aqua Park (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The School Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The School Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The School Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The School Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Han Dqvolski Vodi, Centaur Mehana, and Restaurant Valdis.
Does The School Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The School Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The School Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Pastra.
Are there any historical sites close to The School Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rila Monastery (9.1 km).