Region: Western Rhodope mountains
We speak: English, Русский, Български
Hotel Mursal, built in traditional Bulgarian mountain style is nestled in the hearth of West Rhodope Mountains. It is near to the city of Devin and two hour’s drive from the city of Plovdiv where the newly built Thrace motorway (A1) leads to Sofia or Burgas airports. Local birdlife features a good array of woodpeckers including Black, Green, Grey-headed, White-backed and, with luck, the extremely rare Three-toed species. In spring, the coniferous forest and surrounding rocky meadows are alive with the songs of Sombre Tit, Crested Tit, Ortolan, Rock Bunting, Yellowhammer, Crossbill, Serin, Firecrest, Wood Lark, Tree Pipit, Rock Thrush, and Ring Ouzel. Crag Martins breed under the eaves of the hotel, whilst Tawny, Pygmy and Tengmalm’s Owls, Nutcracker, Capercaillie, Hazel Grouse and Pallid Swift are also present. Golden Eagle, Honey Buzzard and Peregrine are among notable raptors and Dipper is a resident along mountain streams. Balkan Chamois can be spotted on the cliffs around the hotel.