THE LOCALITY “HORLOG” AND THE PARTICULARITIES OF THE REGION
The Castle HORLOG is finished in December 2014. The furnishing is in “retro style”. It is located just before the picturesque Rhodope village of Trigrad, at the locality called “HORLOG”, which is where the name of the hotel comes from.
At the locality “HORLOG” are situated also the caves “Devil’s throat” and “Haramiyska” cave
The Castle Horlog is in fact the nearest tourist site to those caves – at 300m to the “Devil’s Throat” and at 150m to the “Haramiyska” cave.
It is situated at the foot of the Trigrad Gorge, between mountains and rocks and right by the river Trigradska.
Directly from the balconies of the hotel there can be watched typical for the region animal species /wild goats and roe deers, and if you’re lucky even bears/.
Horlog” is also, the only place in the world where one can directly observe an extremely rare animal species- the bird Wallcreeper. It inhabits the cliffs and precipices in the mountains, and a majority of its seats for brooding are at alpine height, therefore the possibility for bird watching in a populated place is not typical and in fact quite unique in the world.
Countless eco routes can lead you to peculiar and strange places- the protected area “Chairite’, the reserve “Kazanite”, the reserve “Shabanitza”, the reserve “Kastrakliy”, the locality “Trigrad-Muslaitza”, the village of “Chamla”..
It is without doubt that the “Horlog” locality at Trigrad is mostly famous with the legend of the underground kingdom, the gates of which are believed to be somewhere in the “Devil’s Throat” cave.
Many people believe, that the area is possessed by a magical energy of unearthly origin, which helps a man to unlock the power of his energy field and clear his body and soul.
It’s not surprising that the region is a preferred tourist destination for Yoga practice.
Over the last few years village of Trigrad develop ornithological turizam. In the region man can observe endangered birds such as the ‘straggler falcon’, Wallcreeper , eagles and others explain speleologists. Аnnually in Trigrad arrive groups from different European countries to observe rare species of birds. About 40% of tourists in the region of Trigrad in the summer are foreigners. In the area come also groups interested in biological tourism . They are attracted by the presence of more than 20 endemic species - Silivryak (Orpheus flower) , “Mursalski” tea (Sideritis scardica) , Rhodope rye and others.
The nature around Trigrad
THE AMENITIES IN THE CASTLE – HOTEL
The castle is built on two floors plus а ground floor.
On the ground floor there are the reception and the restaurant.
On the first and second floor are situated the accommodation rooms.
The total capacity of guests in the building is 25 people. The maximum capacity with the use of sofa and chair–beds is 33 people.
The restaurant is currently with the capacity of 40 people, and in the ending of summer there will be an enlargement of the covered area with about 40 more seats and a terrace for another 40 seats or overall the capacity of the restaurant is estimated to reach 120 seats by September, this year. In this period it is is expected the construction of a barbeque in the garden of the restaurant, a SPA center and a kid’s corner.
The accommodations are as follows:
- Four double rooms;
- One luxury double room with sofas and a dining corner;
- Two apartments on two levels;
- A luxury two-level apartment with a bedroom and a living room with a fireplace;
- A deluxe two-level apartment with a two bedrooms and a living room with a fireplace.
Each one of the accommodations has its private bathroom and a toilet. The rooms share a common terrace, with a view over the river. The place has an inner common balcony for smoking and relaxation.