Tutto Hotel Mavrovo Jance village

Tutto Hotel Mavrovo Jance village

The Tutto Hotel is an unique tourist and ecological 3 stars facility in the heart of the Mavrovo National Park, in the small mountainous village of Janche on the west slopes of the picturesque Bistra Mountain. The Janche village is positioned on the banks of the Radika River in northwest Macedonia, close to the beautiful Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery. The Tutto Hotel in the tiny and remote Janche village was created from the dream of a dedicated owner Tutto-Tefik Tefikoski working abroad for decades who decided to come back to his village and bring here his professional expertize in reconstruction of old houses by usage of natural materials – stone, wood and mud. The location of the Tutto Hotel in the tiny Janche village /150 inhabitants, elevation ca 780 meters/, in the Mavrovo and Rostushe Municipality provides visitors unique climatic and cultural invigoration and enjoyment in every moment of their stay throughout the year. Every season has its advantages so the Tutto Hotel features extraordinary panoramic view over the wild Bistra Mountain that surrounds it, and the Valley of the Radika River, as well as the sleepy Janche village adorned with highly attractive original red-roof houses built of stone and wood, some of them fantastically refurbished and restored along the traditional architecture.

The Mavrovo and Rostushe make one of the three largest municipalities in Macedonia. Mavrovo – Rostushe borders in the north with the Gostivar Municipality, and in the east with the Kičevo Municipality, in the south with the Debar Municipality, in the west with Albania and in the northwest with Kosovo and Metohija. The Tutto Hotel in Janche Mavrovo is amazingly and entirely in harmony with the gorgeous natural surroundings, and from the spacious terrace in the heart of the beneficial nature guests can enjoy in the pure clean and clear mountainous air, along with the “music“ of the Radika River which flows through this village.

The Tutto Hotel is newly built comfortable eco facility, completely designed and furnished along the international eco standards, as it was built exclusively of natural materials in order to provide visitors related natural feelings of pure nature, blue sky, endless mountainous greenery, steep rocky peaks, lush pastures and emerald – green Radika River and its tributaries and streams. Here mornings and nights are fresh and pleasant, while days are filled with the scents of the pure and untouched nature and various herbs, mountain teas and forest products, and mushrooms found in abundance all over here. Nights are quiet and perfect for resting in the mountainous tranquility. The Tutto Hotel in Mavrovo is ideal choice for family vacations of nature lovers holidays and for all visitors keen to take part in cultural and outdoor activities, also cooking classes with the mushrooms and vegetables, sports, horse back riding, birds safari or market tour, as well as for guests who want to experience full tranquility and special experiences of true lifestyle of Macedonians.

The Tutto Hotel boasts seven comfortable, perfectly clean non-smoking double/twin rooms and few suites with balconies, equipped with comfortable retro-style furniture made of wood and wrought-iron, air conditioning, refrigerator, satellite TV, free WiFi and modern bathrooms with bathtubs or showers.

The restaurant of the Tutto Hotel and its perfectly professional staff welcome guests cordially and warm, confirming the special feature of this facility. The restaurant has 250 seats, and even 400 seats on terraces as it covers the entire floor of the Tutto hotel. Likewise the Tutto Hotel, the restaurant is also built of mud-earth, stone and wood, and its interior boasts various historial items and details of everyday life of local population and numerous dry herbs, that best describe and represent the lifestyle and the area you visit. Guests have possibility to taste the finest traditional food prepared fully under Slow Food principles, that again best represent the spirit of this beautiful region of Macedonia. Variety of fantastic tastes and smells of homemade mouthwatering food fully contribute to the guests’ experiences, as all produces and ingredients are entirely natural and locally grown or come from own production. Here are served fresh tasty salads of tomato, carrot, beet, cucumber, peppers, ayvar prepared under family-honored recipe, „pindzur”, pickled cabbage, various cheese and spinach pies, sheep /shepherd/ cheese, ”urda“, forest mushrooms, hominy, sarma, slowly-roasted lamb or beef with herbs and potato, turli tava, original sweets of the Balkans…. Gourmet enjoyment is guaranteed !

Enterprising and tireless owner of the Tutto Hotel, Mr Tutto-Tefik, is the founding member of the Slow Food Macedonia Organization, and his unique commitment and willingness and respect for natural environment, tradition and biodiversity of the Mavrovo National Park greatly influenced the business policy of the Tutto Hotel and the Janche village, which is slowly becoming the competitive and attractive tourist destination, recognized for its natural and cultural beauties and numerous investment options. Mister Tutto-Tefik is expert in restoration and refurbishment of houses, so few old houses of the Janche village gained the completely new appearance, retaining their former spirit and energy, thanks to the efforts and skills of this diligent man. Since many years, long before the eco-building trend begun, Tutto-Tefik started building using ecological and natural materials – stone, wood, straw and earth. He successfully rediscovered and gave new dignity to the old structures and traditions of Mavrovo, by using the natural earth loads for outer and inner walls, which are breathable, waterproof, durable, reviving the former simple way of building houses, that are today very lovely and beautiful, adjusted to the modern way and demands of life, simultaneously providing health to all who live and stay in them. Mr Tutto-Tefik and his followers believe construction of houses should come back to its origins of a deeper relation with the surrounding environment, in order to achieve a better sustainability, decrease the use of pollutant materials and gain a winning combination of new solutions and ancient traditions. During their stay at the Tutto Hotel in Mavrovo guests have variety of activities awaiting them, in assistance with kind staff and professional guides and outdoor instructors – mountaineering and hiking along well-marked hiking trails, mountain bike ride, kayaking, picking up herbs and forest products and mushrooms, culinary workshops and classes, classes of restoration and refurbishment of old houses, fishing, horse riding, sun bathing on the terrace, visit to the Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery, the waterfalls and caves, visit to the Galichnik village and its famous Galichnik Wedding within the Mavrovo National Park….

…. “When you talk about Slow Food, you talk about the normal life of a common person in Macedonia. It doesn’t represent just the food, but also the lives of the people who live here and their passion for tradition,” said Tefik Tefikoski, the founder of the Macedonian chapter of Slow Food and owner of Hotel Tutto in Janche. Thanks to kind recommendation of our great partner Emilija Macedonia Travel, our visit to the Tutto Hotel in December 2016 was memorable highlight of the Macedonia tour and  confirmed us why Macedonia is emerging as the center of the Slow Food in the Balkans !!!