Hotel Tsarev Vrah

Hotel in Rila Monastery

On land owned by Rila Monastery, the Tsarev Vrah has functional though unexciting rooms; most balconies offer forest views, but you can request a monastery-view room. The hotel cooks up tasty Bulgarian cuisine such as grilled river trout (mains 10 lv), best enjoyed at the leafy garden tables. It’s signposted about 150m from the monastery's Samokov gate. Breakfast and other meals can be purchased at the restaurant.