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St. Ivan Rilski - Hotel, SPA & Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sveti Ivan Area, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #11 of 95 Hotels in Bansko
Pristina, Kosovo
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I was suprised in a positive way what this hotel offers. Large rooms, clean, comfort, excellent spa facilities, and ot to forget food.
Girls who works in children's club are very polite and friendly....
The only negative thing was wi-fi that doesn't work inside the rooms.but if you really need internet you can go to loby or downstairs the hotel and find internet......

I woud recomand to everyone this hotel

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The hotel is situated in a peaceful place, only 10 minutes walk to the gondola.
Large fully equipped rooms, very warm and cleaned every day. They even change the sheets and towels every day.
They have excellent large lobby bar, and the food in the restaurant is very good and various.
The pool is large, clean with warm water.
The car is secured, parked at underground parking.
The staff is very polite, so what else do you need? :)
Definitely a hotel to visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice hotel. Very warm. Nice and friendly staff. Good SPA facilities, although a swatter in the pool should be a bit warmer. Rooms spacious enough. Do not rent ski equipment and instructor in the shop on the entrance of the hotel garage, because it is a rip off and it is not a hotel service. It is independent shop. Hotel management should not rent their shops to crooks.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited this hotel teh last year, during Christmas holidays.
Our impression of all hotel's facilities and services was satisfactory, apart of the staff of front desk, who they were let say "cold".
Nevertheless, we decided to visit again Bansko and we booked two rooms in the same hotel.
Our impressions are the same or worse.
Staff of front desk = COLDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Price for new year galla dineer = 80 euro / person and the food was disaster!!!!
Cleanless of room poor up to acceptable.
Parking of the car only on the main road.
We arrived at 15.00pm and our room was occupied!!!! We were waiting about 45 min, in order the room to be emptied and cleaned.

Exception was the staff and the food of Mehana restaurant.

Probably all these was due to excessive ammount of customers.
However, a 4 stars hotel must manage such situations.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Big, clean and warm rooms
Excellent breakfast and dinner
Very polite staff
Good location with nice view
Nice spa
Underground parking without charge, mini market and ski rental inside the hotel at very good price

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sofia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed there for two nights beginning of November. We were a group of colleagues - about 20 people
The good things:
- nice and spacious rooms
- very clean - the rooms and the pool area were perfectly clean
- very quiet
- good food, although it was the same every day
- there is a small supermarket in the hotel


The things we did not like:
- no heating - it was ok it the rooms, but in the restaurant the temperature was about 18 degrees!
- the pool was cold - 25-26 degrees, although advertised as 30-31 degrees
- half the SPA was not working
- the road to the hotel is very bad and there are no signs as to where you should be going
- the bed was very hard, pillows very soft; we had a big double bed with two separate covers, the sheets for which were 15cm shorter than should be...
- the staff were nice and attentive, but quite inexperienced
- the third "bed" in a triple room is an armchair-bed which when you lie on it folds and you end up in a yoga position you have not previously mastered...
- poor WI-FI connection

All in all we had a nice stay, but I would not recommend it to friends and would not go stay there again. It is just not worth the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The hotel offers great view over the mountains, big rooms (main building), rich buffet breakfast, private parking (2 levels underground), big indoor pool with amenities, friendly staff. It was a short stay on transit to Greece, but I'm sure the hotel would be a good option for a longer stay as well. A bit far away from center of resort, it could be hard to reach without car.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sveti Ivan Area, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 95 Hotels in Bansko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Ivan Rilski - Hotel, SPA & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious „St. Ivan Rilski” SPA Hotel is an excellent choice for your winter ski holiday, green summer holiday, for organizing conference events, corporate trainings, corporate events of various formats, weddings and family celebrations.The Bulgarian hotel chain FPI Hotels & Resorts selected the best and the most swiftly developing ski resort in Bulgaria – the beautiful Bansko for the location of its winter holiday site – the four-star „St. Ivan Rilski” SPA Hotel, which was officially opened at the end of 2008.One of the indisputable advantages of this hotel is its location. It is situated on the outskirts of the Pirin Mountain close to the lift and near Bansko's ski tracks.5 min drive to the ski-lift15 min walk to the centre of Bansko160 km away from Sofia50 km away from the Greek border ... more   less 
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