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Hotel Avalon
El Tepe 4, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #1 of 93 hotels in Bansko
Montana, Bulgaria
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“Great hotel, great burgers !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights with our little boy at Avalon and our stay was great. The hotel was warm, clean and with top location. The owners James and Vanya were very kind and made our holiday just amazing =) We will be back surely next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

came to bansko for my 40th birthday and found James Natalie and the team to be the perfect hosts. hotel avalon is situated just off the main roads but it is centrally located for all of the towns facilities. had a 1hr full body massage for just 30lev (£15). rooms are clean and warm. every week there is a curry night that brings in people from all around.
i am definitely going to come back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The staff and owners make this hotel an amazing stay. We stayed for 7 nights and did not want to leave. Everyone was friendly, welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The rooms were nice and warm, powerful shower, great breakfast, fantastic location with only a 2 minute walk to the main street and a 10 minute walk to the Gondola. James had great knowledge of the area and was always there to give information or advice on places to eat and visit. It was definitely the best place in Bansko and would absolutely stay there again!!

Room Tip: The top floor doesn't get strong wifi but definitely not a problem as the view makes up for it!
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  • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just back from a week at the Avalon. Arrived late on a Sunday Night was greeted by the night porter.(24 hr reception) Got a drink no problem even at this late hour. Rooms warm and basic, very clean and shower was always hot and powerful. Breakfast is continental but more than adequate. Shuttle service to gondola only 45 pence, what more ca i say. Skiing was great, conditions great ques not bad but bear in mind to stay clear of half term!!! Curry night lived up to its reputation. Met a lot of new friends and had my tastebuds revitalised.
The owners James and Vanya where very welcoming and helpful and all staff very pleasant and helpful. Not forgetting the massage after a weeks Skiing. Little over £10 for 1 hour full body massage. You would pay at least £100 at home. All in all a truly memorable stay. Thanks James and the crew. Keep up the good work.Ross, Marcus & Glenn

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

The staff are lovely the room was huge and the value for money was exceptional. There is a restaurant attached that does a wicked curry night and the best burgers I have ever tasted. Customer service was second to no e and I will certainly be coming back. Recessed 10/10 i hate walking and it's not a long walk into the centre but far out enough that you get a peaceful nights sleep (till the cock and goat wake up next door haha) x

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

stayed for 4 nights in January as part of group of 7 guys on skiing trip. all I can say is that the hotel, James and his team are excellent. Great value for money during the whole stay. we arrived on a Tuesday which is 241 cocktails night, which a few of our guys took as a personal challenge to work their way through the list. some nearly never made it up next morning for the first day on the slopes. I shared a twin room with a mate and there was plenty of space for both of us to spread our things out. The bathroom was a little unusual with the shower being open with no cubicle, so everything in there got wet. Once you had got your routine sorted, it was not a problem. There was a tv and safe in the room also, free of charge. We ate a few times at the hotel and were never disappointed. The Curry night on Thursday was great, with 6 different types to choose from, or all 6 if you preferred. Plenty to go around if you wanted seconds. Included all the trimmings of naans, onion bahjis, poppadums and chutneys.
In the basement is a sauna and twin bath jacuzzi which helps ease the aching bones after day on the slopes. they also do massages at very reasonable rates.
It is about a 5 minute walk to the main street for bars and restaurants, Pirin Street.
There is a minibus that takes you up to the gondola station at a cost of 1lev each( 45pence ) which is well worth the cost. It will bring you back also after 3pm
Overall, a great hotel for a short break, with a good team to look after you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A group of seven of us enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Avalon last week. James' hospitality was excellent and he also makes a mean cocktail (Tuesday is 2 for 1 night). The freshly made food was superb, as was the curry night on Thursday. Great value - can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Hotel Avalon

Address: El Tepe 4, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
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Location: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bansko
#3 Family Hotel in Bansko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avalon Hotel is run by an English/Bulgarian family. Based in a quiet residential part of Bansko with great views of the Pirin Mountains, we are just a short walk from the heart of Bansko's old town and the start of the new state of the art ski lift. Family Rooms: We have 4 family rooms, all family rooms have cable TV, fridge, balcony and en-suite bathroom. Our Family rooms have bunk beds and child beds as well as a double bed in an adjoining room; thus can sleep 4 or 5 people. Junior Suites: We have two junior suites with a double bed, balconies, cable TV, en-suite bathroom and great mountain views. Doubles: We have two double rooms on the top floor with great mountain views, double beds, balconies, cable TV and en-suite bathrooms. Twin rooms: We have 5 twin rooms with, cable TV, en-suite bathroom. Triple room: we have one triple room with three beds cable TV, en-suite bathroom. All of our prices include breakfast. ... more   less 
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