My friends and I booked 2 rooms in Lion in February for our 7 day ski holiday. Mixed comments on Tripadvisor about food and noise made us think, but we still decided to give it a try. It wasn't a mistake.
Rooms were big and clean, and so was the bathroom. Only downside was we got the room in ground level with no view. Also our friend’s room next door smelt like some Indians stayed for a month and never stopped smoking while staying. With that said I can't blame the hotel because of the guests who don't respect the non-smoking sign on the rooms. After complaining and a little talk with the manager they promised and changed the room next day because the hotel was full the day we arrived.
Food was fresh, very decent and with enough meals to choose from, but It wasn't very diverse and about 70% is repeatedly served every day. We were on half-board and in my opinion breakfast was better than dinner. Spa center was OK with the sauna, steam bath and pool. Pool was little bit crowded when skiers come back before dinner. Shuttle bus was on time every 15 minutes which is about the same amount of time you need to walk to the Bansko center or gondola. Wi-Fi was free to use and signal in the lobby was fair. We also had some Wi-Fi signal in our rooms.
Our main complaint was that we had to pay extra for the bathrobes ~5 euro/7 days. Being that Lion is a 4 star hotel I think that it should come as standard and inclusive in the price of the stay. Food should be more diverse and some drinks could be included in price of the half-board. All things said, Lion is a good hotel with helpful staff and I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four star LION Hotel Bansko starts December 2005 in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots of the country - Bansko resort - the newest and most modern ski resort in Bulgaria. Hotel Lion offers a full range of services and amenities to provide you a memorable gateway experience. The hotel has 190 rooms in different room categories: single rooms, double rooms, studios and luxurious apartments, offering comfort and privacy for your stay. Each guest room features private bathroom with a bath-tub and hairdryer, satellite TV, mini bar and direct telephone ... more less
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