Just spent a week here on half board basis. Travelling 2 families consisting of 4 adults and 3 children (9, 9 and 6). Wasn't going out there to expect a palace after reading some of the reviews on line. However, we're pleasantly surprised. Compared to a lot of similar hotels the Iglika comes out on top. There's reviews that criticise the food......choice at breakfast and evening meal was more than adequate. Kids ate well and didn't turn their noses up. Coffee wasn't that bad really. Although we always had it from the urn on the left. Think the right one had different coffee which wasn't too nice. All meals are buffet with plenty of choice. Lovely salads and hot cold buffet at breakfast. Yep there is a microwave but if you get to dinner early 6.30 it's all piping hot. Bar is nice and relaxed and service was first class. Some reviews criticise the staff as being a bit grumpy. Basically if you smile and say hi the staff respond straight back. Possibly some people may have taken the staffs respectfulness as being grumpy. One thing is you can't buy a drink in the bar and take it through to the restaurant. The Waiters in the restaurant take your drink orders (same price as bar).
We took a 4 way extension lead with us which was a godsend as there was only one plug socket available in our room. The room was huge (310A) with a bath, second floor up by the staircase. We had no noise from the bar. Only issue here was some stupid teenagers that had a few too many drinks in the town and were far too noisy on their return to the Iglika. Hope they felt rough the next day.
If you like tea and coffee on tap then take a travel kettle too. The decor in the room was OK. It could do with a lick of paint in a few areas and there was a bare patch of concrete on the ceiling of the bathroom. But on the very positive the hotel and room were extremely clean and kept so throughout our stay. The pillows were like bricks but we just got them changed. Oh, and there was a rather strange art deco style bedside lamp with a spot light bulb and no shade. We found this quite amusing. The room did have a tendency to get a little hot but hey, just open a window. Always plenty of hot water available which was needed as the bath was huge. Typical for Eastern European countries, no shower curtain.
We travelled with BalkanSki and they advertise as free wifi in the rooms. This is however very intermittent. The Hotel advised us there is not wifi in the rooms but we managed to get hooked on most evenings and mornings.
The hotel is 150m away from the main drag but his really is a positive. No bar noise and a stones throw from the slopes.
What you need to remember is that the holiday isn't expensive compared to the likes of France and Italy etc but the service you get when considering this and the fact that you are in an Eastern European country makes the IP a great choice. We have no complaints at all. The reception staff even let us look at 3 other rooms on our arrival to allow us choice. We stuck with 310A for the size really.
Negative points...... Rock hard pillows and tired towels but clean everyday. Positives........put it this way we'll be returning next year.
If you're looking at ski packages we went to Hunters. Booked passes and lessons up about 4 weeks before going. We took our own equipment out so the cost for us wasn't huge but we never had more than 5 people per group. Whereas those who had booked through their tour operators had Borosport. We saw groups of 10 plus snaking down the slopes. No thanks.....
Could go on and on about things so will give close there. Enjoy and remember where you are going and how much you have paid.
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- Also Known As:
- Iglika Palace Borovets
- Hotel Iglika Palace