A state-of-the-art hi-tech Complex with pitches for motor homes, caravans, tents, glamping huts, motel and SPA Center welcomes visitors minutes away from the center of the ancient city of Plovdiv.
The latest and hottest camping venue in Bulgaria is in the city of Plovdiv. Its name is Glamping Alliance and it claims to be the most hi-tech, top class, five-star city glamping in Europe.
The Complex consists of a camping zone with pitches for camper vans, caravans, and tents, designer glamping huts and a motel with a SPA Center. It is located in an area with a view towards the Rhodope Mountains, yet by public transport it is only 6 minutes away from the absolute center of Plovdiv.
The camping’s capacity is 50 pitches with an area of 100 m2 each, 39 for campers and 11 for tents. All pitches come with fresh water and waste water outlets and 16 A electric power supply. Four pitches have their own private heated WC with shower. 10 pitches have their own shades. Hedges ensure privacy. Lighting on the premises is turned on automatically.
45 fast growing plane trees will provide shade to the pitches in no more than a year’s time. The sprinklers watering the grass plots are also smart: they are activated only on the vacant pitches.
The camper stop / glamping applies the Internet of things concept, relying entirely on technology (no reception, no staff). It applies the principle pay-per-use, with clear detailed prices. Security is ensured with surveillance cameras, supervised by a security company.
The base price for Glamping Alliance includes the pitch, use of communal bathrooms, water, high speed Wi-Fi, pool, sun deck, BBQ, Kid’s corner, carwash. You may optionally add electric power, shade, private WC with shower, laundromat, dryer, dishwasher, party gazebo, SPA center, etc. All bookings and optional services are done and paid online through the website of the glamping which generates a QR code for access to the respective areas.
The electric power is charged on the basis of consumption, showing in real time the voltage, amperage and the sum to be charged.
The heated communal bathroom, with its four ladies’ and four gents’ toilets and eight shower cubicles, is spacious and modern, equipped with dispensers for certified liquid soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and hair dryers. The shower cubicles are very practical, with a dry area for dressing.
The adjacent facility is the laundry room with two washing machines with dryers, located next to the washing-up facility with sinks with hot water, and an optional dishwasher.
Another facility that no other Bulgarian camping site can boast of, is the pets bath.
What you have seen so far by no means exhausts the facilities at your disposal at the glamping. There is a special room for cleaning chemical toilets – manually, or automatically in a machine that disinfects and recharges the chemical toilet cassettes.
Of course, Glamping Alliance has provided for the kids as well. They may play at the outdoor kids’ playground with a jungle gym, climbing wall, swings and slides, parallel bars and gym beam.
If you are a noisy company of up to 24 persons you may wish to book the air-conditioned Party gazebo, equipped with an electric BBQ, cooker hood, WC, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, hot water sink, kitchen top, microwave oven and cutlery.
And since this is a glamping, Alliance accommodates guests in fairy-tale huts, such as the House of Baba Yaga, which stands on one leg amid the pool at the end of a river. You reach it via a suspended bridge, and your breakfast, ordered through room service, shall be delivered via a funicular line.
Another of the glamping huts is a Hobbit Hole. Complete with round entrance door and a roof covered with grass.
One of the numerous jewels in the crown of the glamping, however, is definitely the Royal Suite – the Orient Express carriage furnished in the style of Louis XIV. Voice commands will summon your bed, turn the lighting and TV on and off, draw the blinds, open the door, and even flush the toilet. Quite impressive!
Yet another advantage of the glamping Alliance is that there is also a motel, where one may book a room for one’s friends, or kids, travelling with you. The motel, once completed, will have three single, and 36 double rooms as well as 6 suites with two terraces each, as well as a guarded parking lot for 45 cars and a coach. The façade features a high-resolution screen presenting all the glamping facilities.
The restaurant is part of the motel and will soon welcome its first clients. It will be self-service, featuring a great choice of dishes from the Menu of the day, packaged cold and hot dishes, and desserts. The kind hosts promise to offer national cuisine with fruit and vegetables grown locally without artificial fertilizers, washed down with world famous wines from the autochthonous grape Mavroud from the terroir of Plovdiv region.
A grocery, selling fruit, vegetables, groceries, drinks and basic travelers’ goods store will be opened presently. A modern recreation room with billiards, table soccer, table tennis, rally and golf simulators, as well as a play station for children of all ages.
By the end of the year a unique SPA Center will be opened, featuring an indoor aquatonic pool with 57 water jets; sauna, steam salt bath, ice room with an ice bucket shower and an ice bowl, a designer relax zone and a choice of 20 types of massage.
The outdoor pool is also one of a kind. Its water flows out of a spring into a river expanding into a pool, ending in a shallow pool for children before dropping down a 3-meter waterfall among rocks. The sundeck is next to the waterfall. It is open in the 01/05 - 30/09 and features umbrellas, sunbeds, changing rooms for ladies and gents, as well as for handicapped persons. The access from the sundeck to the indoor spa is via an outdoor elevator suited for wheelchairs.
Having written all this, we can only say: Welcome to a camping / glamping vacation in Plovdiv – the city of art, accumulated in the course of its 8000-year-old history. Finally, there is a camper stop where you can comfortably station your RV, caravan, or tent.
For more information and reservation see: www.glamping-alliance.com.
Photos: Glamping Alliance and Veselin Valev / Camping.bg