Stara Planina Hotel

Stara Planina Hotel

Stara Planina Hotel is newly built 4 stars facility on Stara Planina Mountain, in southeast Serbia, which represents the first „all seasons resort” in the Balkans.  The Stara Planina Hotel is located on the Jabucko ravniste point, one of the most beautiful parts of Stara Planina Mountain in Serbia, at the altitude of 1350 meters. The Stara Planina Hotel is surrounded with breathtaking ranges of Babin zub peak /from where starts ascent toward Midzor peak, 2169 meters/, as well as wonderful beech and pine forests, meadows, pastures and slopes of gorgeous Stara Planina Mountain, after which it is named.

The central range of Stara Planina Mountain is 550 km long and spreads from Zajecar /Serbia/ to Black Sea /Bulgaria/, making a natural border /or bond/ between Serbia and Bulgaria. The western side of the Stara Planina Mountain massif features precipitous cliffs, among which is 200 meters high Babin Zub peak, which is true challenge for mountaineers and climbers. Stara planina Mountain is almost five months covered with snow, featuring peaks and slopes between its 1100 and 1900 meters altitude, providing excellent conditions for ski and winter sports. The Babin zub peak is surrounded with tiny and picturesque villages of Stara Planina Mountain – Ravno Bucje, Aldina Reka, Janja, Mezdreja, Crni Vrh, Custica, Balta Berilovac, Stanjinac, Sugrin, Mirkovci, Zaskovci, Topli Do which preserve and cherish traditional architecture, original way of life and customs of southeast Serbia.

Stara Planina Mountain is protected area of exceptional importance and I Category Natural Reserve on the surface of 114000 hectares. Stara Planina Mountain is mountainous area with exceptional natural richness and biological diversity. The Serbian part of Stara Planina has at least 1742 growing plant species (including 41 indigenous orchids), of which 160 (9.2%) are locally or regionally endemic. Stara Planina is one of the richest plant areas of Serbia, with about 1,190 plant and 51 moss species, equivalent to 34% of the nationally identified plant species. The main vegetation formations are forests, shrub vegetation, grasslands (cutting meadows and grazing pastures) and bog plant associations. Endemics are the most threatened category and also the most important floristic element of the biodiversity of Stara Planina Mountain. 224 bird species are found on Stara Planina Mountain. In forests and on lush pastures of Stara Planina live foxes, wolves, roe-deers, eagles and semi-wild horses. Ancient forests of Stara Planina are home to large carnivores such as wolves and brown bears. Stara Planina Mountain is very rich in waters, mountain streams, river canyons, collossal rocks and waterfalls. The area of Stara Planina has a typical sub – Alpine climate with a considerable number of sunny days, heavy snowfall… On Stara Planina Mountain you can find snow about 120 days per year. Slopes and peaks of Stara Planina Mountain make true challenge for remarkably endurance climbers and mountaineers. Stara Planina Mountain also have excellent terrains for mountain biking, canyoning, trekking, endurant rides and gliding…. One of the hiking route includes transfer to the “Babin Zub” Mountain hut, from where visitors hike for 8 km through the intact nature of unreal beauty to the Topli Do village and further for next 6 km to the wonderful waterfall. In the village of Topli we make a break for visit to the local producer of the famous cheese of Stara planina, as here was in the past the first and the only one milk school of Serbia !

The Stara Planina Hotel boasts 146 comfortable rooms with balconies, many of them first-class mountain view. The Stara Planina Hotel boasts following accommodation and room structure – 68 standard rooms, 31 standard rooms with sofa, 10 superior rooms with sofa and living room and gallery, 27 junior apartments with living room and separate bedroom, 9 senior apartments with living room and two separate bedrooms, of which one is situated on the gallery, and a de luxe apartment. Coffee and cream dominates the color palette, with luxurious fabrics like suede adding the finishing touches. All rooms of the Stara Planina Hotel are equipped according to most modern international standards, with comfortable furniture and pleasant illumination and amenities, spacious beds which can be separated into two beds if needed, or designed with sofa which is very convenient for a good sleep. Standard equipment in each room of the Stara Planina Hotel includes working tablet, mini bar, LCD TV, phone, WiFi, private safe, hairdryer, toalet accessories in beautiful bathrooms. In „Balkan” Restaurant of Stara Planina Hotel, with panorama on the ski gondola, guests enjoy rich choice of extraordinary delicious traditional and international food, while delicious Italian food is served in Gondola Pizzeria.

Fitnes and Spa Centar of the Stara Planina Hotel spreads on 1000 s q m and contains indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi baths, sauna, steam bath, relax zone with deck-chairs and fitness with most modern equipment. Massage par-lour provides various massages and treatments for affordable charge.

Thanks to fully equipped congress halls, with natural light, of total surface from 40 up to 100 s q m, named after significant cultural and historical sites of Stara Planina Mountain, as well as various opulent and interesting spaces, the Stara Planina Hotel represents an outstanding venue for successful meetings, events, team building programs. Advantage to organize an event in the Stara Planina Hotel is premium opportunity of combining the most modern facility with various natural, cultural and ethnographic wealth of Stara Planina Mountain, which, along with support of the professional congress organizer skills and knowledge – provide exceptionally rich and imaginative contents and memorable experiences for both participants and organizers.

Ski lovers on the Stara Planina Mountain are welcome to rent entire ski equipment in the Stara Planina Hotel, or engage professional ski instructor, or maintain and repair their ski equipment. Special excitement for guests staying in the Stara Planina Hotel are surely outdoor skating and night skiing available in ski season. Other Stara Planina Hotel amenities – 24 hours reception, pastry shop, bar, cash machine, luggage storage, garage with capacity for 147 vehicles, children playground, ambulance, shops and stores, souvenir shop, pharmacy.

The Stara Planina Hotel & Spa is 70 km away from town of Niš, 50 km from Knjazevac and Pirot, 330 km away from Belgrade and 120 km far from Sofia. When booking your stay in this wonderful facility, make sure you have asked us for our special entertainment programs and trips, which will surely enrich your vacations !