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LION Hotel Bansko

#13 of 97 Hotels in Bansko
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Georgi Nastev Str., Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are clean but very worn furniture and in need of renovation. Spa is clean. The water in the pool was cold. The restaurant offers a rich buffet. The food is very diverse and extremely delicious. Staff at the reception was nice and helpful. There is a shuttle bus that runs every 15 minutes to the gondola lift.

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Belgrade
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Hotel Lion in 2010, decided to come back, and recommended to two friends. We went for the 8 day ski holiday and did not regret. Location is great, very close to bars, shops, gondola. Shuttle bus to gondola works perfectly, and hotel have two. So no chance to wait for more than 10 minutes. Rooms are big, clean,... More 

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hotel with gentle personnel. Decent rooms, clean and lovely, some good view. Good restaurant with good selection on breakfast, good but less atractive for dinner, due to weak menu selection. Too tight table arrangement. Very noisy lobby area. Too tight table arrangement. Good spa but too noisy from pool and showers and very bright direct lighting is too disturbing.... More 

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Essex
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent 4 nights here with my husband, 2 year old twins and parents and would definitely say it was worth the money. We both had family rooms which were large and spacious, a great size bathroom with full bath and powerful shower, even with 2 extra beds in the room we still had space. The main bed was huge!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from my first skiing holiday. The hotel is in a good location in easy walking distance from the Gondola if you don't want to take the shuttle bus. There are plenty of restaurants and shops near by and the Old Town is worth a visit if you are not skiing every day. I was booked into a single... More 

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Thank Greavez
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a week's snowboarding and found it a perfectly reasonable hotel with large rooms and good facilities. The best thing by far is the spa. I had a Swedish massage and it was excellent (it completely recovered my legs which at one point were in agony from the snowboarding). Staff are polite and friendly, the cleaning is exceptional,... More 

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Thank Emily R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a week's skiing holiday based at the Lion. Staff friendly, helpful and speak excellent English which is useful as my Bulgarian is non existent ! Rooms are very good, spacious and well equipped, with my only area of improvement being the TV which as like something you found 15 years ago in the UK, although there were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk to the gondola or they do provide a shuttle bus. Great location for restaurants/ pubs and shops. The hotel bar is open late and there is also a shop inside the hotel for juice/snacks. Food is nice but always just buffet so can't be too fussy. Swimming pool is large however not heated and the jacuzzi is also... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has a very nice welcome lobby/bar area and friendly staff to greet you on arrival (with a drink for our coach - but I noticed not all got the same, but we were early afternoon when the restaurant wasn't serving). The check in process was quick and our room was clean, modern, and quite large for a ski... More 

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NorthernPioneer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bansko is a great up-and-coming ski resort. The infrastructure is very good and modern, andthe nightlife is very lively. The Amigo pub is particularly good. It is a very good choice for anyone on a budget, as we found we were spending less than expected every day. We were probably there too early in the season and the quite a... More 

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