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Hotels of Balchik
A hotel in Balchik is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Balchik hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Balchik are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Balchik hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Balchik hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Balchik have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Balchik
An upscale full service hotel facility in Balchik that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Balchik hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Balchik
Full service Balchik hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Balchik
Boutique hotels of Balchik are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Balchik boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Balchik may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Balchik
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Balchik travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Balchik focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Balchik
Small to medium-sized Balchik hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Balchik traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Balchik hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Balchik
A bed and breakfast in Balchik is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Balchik bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Balchik B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Balchik
Balchik hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Balchik hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Balchik
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Balchik hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Balchik lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Balchik
Balchik timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Balchik often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Balchik on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Balchik
A Balchik motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Balchik for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Balchik motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Balchik (Bulgarian: Балчик, Romanian: Balcic) is a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. It is located in Dobrich Province and is 42 km northeast of Varna. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea.
The town is named after the medieval ruler Balik, brother of Dobrotitsa, after who is named the city of Dobrich.
The Balchik Botanical Garden
Founded as a Thracian settlement, it was later colonised by the Ionian ancient Greeks with the name Krounoi (renamed as Dionysopolis, after the discovery of a statue of Dionysus in the sea). Later became a Greek-Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress. Under the Ottoman Empire, the town came to be known with its present name, which perhaps derived from a Gagauz word meaning "small town". Another opinion is that its actual name derived from that of a local noble - Balik.
After the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, Balchik developed as centre of a rich agricultural region, wheat-exporting port, and district (okoliya) town, and later, as a major tourist destination with the beachfront resort of Albena to its south. The ethnic composition gradually changed from mostly Gagauz and Tatar/Turkish to predominantly Bulgarian. According to an estimate by Bulgarian historian Rayna Gavrilova the Bulgarian population before 1878 was only around 10%. According to the latest 2011 census data, Balchik's ethnic composition is the following:
Bulgarians: 7,916 (72.9%)
Turks: 1,715 (15.8%)
Gypsies: 954 (8.8%)
Others: 191 (1.8%)
Indefinable: 79 (0.7%)
Undeclared: 755 (6.5%)
After the Second Balkan War, in 1913, the town was renamed Balcic and became part of the Kingdom of Romania. It was regained by Bulgaria during World War I (1916–1919), but Romania restored its authority when hostilities in the region ceased. In 1940, just before the outbreak of World War II in the region, Balchik was ceded by Romania to Bulgaria by the terms of the Craiova Treaty.
During Romania's administration, the Balchik Palace was the favourite summer residence of Queen Marie of Romania and her immediate family. The town is the site of Marie's Oriental villa, the place where her heart was kept, in accordance with her last wishes, until 1940 (when the Treaty of Craiova awarded the region back to Bulgaria). It was then moved to Bran Castle, in central Romania. Today, the Balchik Palace and the adjacent Balchik Botanical Garden are the town's most popular landmarks
During the inter-war period, Balchik was also a favourite destination for Romanian avant-garde painters, lending his name to an informal school of post-impressionist painters – the Balcic School of Painting - which is central in the development of Romanian 20th-century painting. Many works of the artists composing the group depict the town's houses and the Turkish inhabitants, as well as the sea.
Held each year since 1991, "The Process – Space Art Festival" is an annual international festival of Contemporary Art, which takes place over two weeks in June.
Balchik is becoming well known internationally as a golfing destination. There are three 18-hole championship golf courses within the local vicinity, two designed by Gary Player - Thracian Cliffs GC and BlackSeaRama GC; and one designed by Ian Woosnam - Lighthouse GC. A fourth 18-hole golf course is currently in the planning stages.
Francis Ford Coppola spent 11 days at the Balchik palace shooting scenes of Youth Without Youth.
Balchik Ridge, in Antarctica, is named after the town.
The currently unused Balchik Airfield is envisaged to be prepared for low-cost airlines, especially from Russia.
Famous Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet wrote his well-known poem "Mavi Liman" (The Blue Port) in Balchik.
Balchik: Twin towns and sister cities
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Bulgaria
Balchik is twinned with:
Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia
An Orthodox Church in Balchik
Aerial overview of Balchik
The Coast of Balchik
The gardens of the Balchik Palace
The Baths of Balchik Palace
Balchik's main street going down the harbor
A costal view of Balchik's private hotels
Balchik: See also
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Balchik.
Decree of Dionysopolis
Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
(English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
An inventory of archaic and classical poleis By Mogens Herman Hansen, Thomas Heine Nielsen, Kobenhavns universitet. Polis centret Page 932 Buy book ISBN 0-19-814099-1
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Gavrilova, Raina:"Bulgarian urban culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries" p.47.
(Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute Archived September 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived 2013-04-05 at WebCite (Bulgarian)
Balcica Maciuca, Balcic, Editura Universalia, București, 2001