About the hotel
The history of the hotel
After the Liberation
The first projects and initiatives to change the appearance of Bazhdar were implemented after the Liberation. With the assistance of Todor Burmov, the first Prime Minister of the Principality of Bulgaria, the Gabrovo municipality was granted 1,650 gold leva by the government to organize a fire brigade (“tulumbaci” brigade) with horses and pumps.
The fire brigade in Gabrovo was founded after the examples of Odesa and Bucharest. It was housed in the inn’s premises, which was eventually transformed into a police station.
At the end of the 1950s, the inn was demolished and construction of a hotel began in its place. On August 2, 1962, Balkan hotel-restaurant opened its doors.
Hotel Balkan, as an event hotel in Gabrovo, gives you the opportunity to hold business meetings, seminars, congresses, and team building activities. You can do it in the conference hall, which has a capacity of 45 seats.
You will discover in us a reliable partner for organizing business events. We can support you with experience and skill equipment to ensure its successful implementation. We provide a multimedia projector, whiteboard and sound equipment.
A palette of flavors and aromas
The Balkan Hotel’s restaurant will provide you with a cozy and elegant setting. It is a suitable location for both family and business celebrations. It features 300 indoor and 150 outdoor seats.
Our chefs will make sure you enjoy delectable specialties and an experienced DJ will keep you in a good mood.