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Hotel Rila Borovets

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are just considering our next ski holiday, and took the opportunity to find out if there have been any improvemnets since last January at The Rila. We have stayed at the Rila three times over the last 10 years. We have seen the downstairs refurbishment first hand, although perhaps the money would have been better spent on the upstairs... More 

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Thank HBliss62
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear HBliss62, Thank you for the feedback! We really appreciate the fact that you took from your valuable time to write us! Your opinion is very important for us in order to improve some shortcomings. Concerning your review, we would like to add that the hotel had a massive renovation of the common areas last year. The refurbishmen of some... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This large hotel plonked in the heart of Borovets is by Bulgarian standards, rather flash. Certainly the entrance area and lower bar/patio reflects a 4 star ambience. The front counter staff were very friendly and buffet breakfast varied enough for any taste. The mattresses however were in need of replacement and tv's need to be replaced for LCD models! This... More 

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Thank Ant P
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs./ Mrs. Ant P, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate when our guests took from their valuable time to let us know how pleasant was their stay in ''Rila'', Borovets hotel! We are happy to read that you liked our hotel service and friendly staff! We would like to note that some of the rooms will... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Sofia and have one day off overnight go to the Rila Hotel . In the morning, just three - four hours can climb to the highest peak on the Balkans - Musala. Great views , a bit extreme tourism will leave an unforgettable impression .

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Thank VZashev
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. VZashev, Thank you very much for your feedback! We would like also to thank you for your kind words regarding your unforgettable impression in Borovets, especially the highest peak on the Balkans - Musala and our hotel. We really appreciate that you advise all TripAdvisor's visitors to have one day off overnight in Rila Borovets Hotel! We look... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the hotel in August, mainly for the Udaya Yoga Festival. Although the yoga festival was fantastic, the hotel itself didn't live up to its four-stars standard. It's an old building and although the lobby and spa center are renovated and very nice, the rooms are old and not very clean. There was plenty of choice at the... More 

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Thank Nadejda K
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Nadejda K, We would like to thank you for the shared opinion! We are pleased to read that you liked the Udaya Yoga Festival and the hotel itself! The Yoga Festival was really fantastic! Regarding the Rila Hotel, it underwent a massive renovation in 2015. The renovated hotel offers an impressive Spa center, a panorama bar “The Terrace... More 

Darmstadt, Germany
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 5 days in the hotel, worked online while recording yoga videos. Great wifi, good general customer service. Very well situated for hiking in the mountains. Good spa , went for 3 massages. Will definitely go back. The restaurants in the area are not very vegan / vegetarian friendly. The hotel food was actually better in this regard.

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Thank Schalk_DE
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Schalk_DE, Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate that you take valuable time to let us know about your comfortable stay in our hotel. Thank you for your positive coomments concerning the wifi connection, the SPA center and the restaurants. Vegan and vegetarian food are not not available in the most restaurants in the area. However, our restaurants... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my wife and my third trip to Borovets. We love the resort and have made friends there. But we do like the experience to be different each time and as we were going with friends we decided on the hotel Rila. Anyone who has ever been to Borovets can't avoid it. Essentially the whole resort is built around... More 

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Clemborules, Thank you for your feedback! We would like to thank you for your wonderful words about our hotel service! We are very glad to know that you made friends here and you had an amazing experience! You are right that everything is more than a five minute walk away including the furthest gondola. Concerning the hotel staff, they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what should I say... Hotel Rila is a decent hotel. Half of the rooms are new renovated and the rest looks like a hostel in the mid 90s. I would give 3 out of 5 points if there wasn't this waiter at the terrace bar who overcharged our group the whole night. You should check the prices in the... More 

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ben D, Thank you for sending your feedback! We truly appreciate costumers who take the time to let us know about their experiences during their stay in Rila hotel. We would like to thank you that you are honest with us and you let us know your point of view. Your opinion is very important for us! We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location , great place to hang around the pool , the sauna or jacuzzi . Good restaurant with lots of selections to choose from . The rooms are cozy and comfortable . I like to visit during the ski season to look at these amazing mountains .

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Thank Jean-Claude R
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Claude R, Thank you for your interest in our hotel! We are so glad to hear that you are satisfied with the hotel service that we offer! Thank you for your kind words about the fantastic hotel location, the pool, sauna and jacuzzi, the restaurants with a lot of selections to choose from! Our main goal is your pleasure... More 

Saffron Walden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I'm not good at flowery reviews so I'm going to list my positives and negatives. We went skiing half term week so it was busy. It was busier on a few of the slopes too because some were closed due to lack of snow. Obviously this was nobody's fault! Positives Beginners slopes right outside the front door, as were some... More 

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Thank Helen G
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Helen G, Thank you for sending your feedback! We really appreciate that you take time to let us know about your experiences in Rila Borovets hotel! First of all, we would like to thank you for the positives you wrote. The location of the hotel right on the slopes and the breathtaking view are the biggest advantages. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I honestly can rate this hotel 2 starts. Rooms have awful decor. AC is not working properly, there is no fridge in the room, carpet is super dirty and it smells like toilet everywhere. Perhaps some issue with the pipes. Staff is super slow and not very friendly. Food is fresh, but no diversity. The first 4 star hotel where... More 

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Thank Yana K
Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Yana K, Thank you for your feedback! We assure you that customer satisfaction is our priority! We always recommend our guests in the case that any of the services in the hotel does not meet their expectations, to immediately contact the hotel manager or manager on duty, so we can respond and make an effort to make the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The four-star Rila Hotel is the most impressive hotel in Borovets. Built in 1986 by the French company Les Arcs it is one of the largest ski lodges on the Balkan Peninsula. The hotel has an excellent location as a ski-in / ski-out hotel at the very bottom of the ski runs and 200 m from the Gondola lift; 50 m from Sitnyakovo Express and 50 m from Quad chair Martinovi Baraki.Rila Hotel provides holidays perfect for any age and during any season and offers ideal leisure opportunities – sports; spa; various restaurants and entertainments; sightseeing tours and cultural programs. For nature lovers Rila Hotel provides qualified mountain guides and selected hiking trips.Rila Hotel was completely renovated in 2001 and today it offer 256 double rooms and 266 standard studios. All rooms and studios have balconies overlooking the mountain with table and chairs. All are equipped with telephone; radio and satellite TV; bath with bathtub and hair-dryer. The studios have also small kitchenette and refrigerator.The hotel spa centre is the place where guests can pamper themselves with aromatherapy massages. At your disposal are heated indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi; sauna; steam bath and solarium. The Pool Bar is a perfect place for relaxation after the exhausting day on the slopes. Sports lovers will be pleasantly surprised with the modern fitness centre and tennis court.Hotel Rila has 2 restaurants – Rila and Iskar with 300 and 200 seats. Qualitative European cuisine and delicious Bulgarian dishes prepared with love and genuine care are served in cozy ambiance.The Lobby Bar and the Pool Bar are the ideal choice for family and friends. With care dedicated to kids; the hotel provides a hall for games and entertainment, as well as ski kindergarten; where children between 4 and 8 years of age will get their first ski lessons.The hotel offers five conference halls with a capacity to accommodate from 30 to 200 attendees and with modern equipment for presentations and seminars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Rila Borovets

Address: Borovets 2010, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Borovets
Price Range: $42 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rila Borovets 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Borovets
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