Slovakia: this a 3-star hotel in the Kosice region between the lowlands and the mountains. This is a great option for relaxing and having a massage after birding the woods and forests not far from the hotel. Just behind the hotel there is a wood where it is easy to see Black, Green, Great Spotted, Middle-spotted and Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers, Hawfinch, Eurasian Jay and Wood Warbler among other species. Half an hour away are the Senianske Rybniky wetlands, magnificent for herons and bitterns as well as Ferruginous Duck, Barred Warbler, White-tailed and Eastern Imperial Eagles. A 40-minute drive away is the Vihorlat volcano, a fantastic beech forest with White-backed and Grey-headed Woodpeckers and Collared and Pied Flycatchers.
The rooms tick all the boxes for a hotel of this standard: they are very comfortable and fully-equipped. There is also a swimming pool and a great restaurant with delicious food. Prices are relatively affordable compared to the quality on offer.