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Hotel Rila Borovets

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of the hotel is excellent for skiers. It is situated right in front of the slopes, chairlifts, skiing school, with a lot of small restaurants nearby and a wonderful view to the mountains from your balcony. It is also convenient that you can rent skiing equipment and pay for ski passes right at the hotel. The lobby of...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location of the hotel is excellent - few steps from the entrance are the lifts for Sitnyakovo ski zone. The food was also very good, high quality and great variety. The common areas are renovated recently and are very nice and cozy. The parking is also a big advantage for the hotel. The SPA area is very crowded all...

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the second year we have stayed at the Rila . The ground floor bar area is modern and comfortable . Bar staff hit and miss . Some lovely others rude. Reception staff the same. Bulgarians don't generally queue , you need to be assertive if you want attention and there are a few people at reception. Swimming pool...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic location, loved the lounge area and poolside spa . Very good accommodation for what we paid . Food was very good on half board , and food in lounge excellent. Going to book this hotel again . Best view from a hotel in a long time

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Midlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting the earth, because I got a really great deal. Check-in: 5* Fast, friendly and we were given a 3rd floor room with a view of the slopes, without asking. Porters on hand to help with our bags. Issues: 5 * We had a dairy intolerant person with us, the manager couldn't do enough for us. All food...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I stayed at rila for 1 week. Been to borovets previously and had an amazing time on both visits. Definitely an improvement on the iglika palace but food cold and no vegetarian options. A microwave is needed in the restaurant to warm the food. Very warm room and although basic was really clean. Bed and breakfast would...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first review on here and I have been prompted to write it as I'm returning to Bulgaria In February and would just like to thank the staff there who with out me asking brought a birthday cake to our room on my wife's birthday which she was over the moon about. The Rila is a large hotel...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Progressive improvements year by year. Food was 5 stars, restaurants and lobby bar very modern and spacious, swimming pool clean and warm , reception staff very pleasant and helpful , position = excellent , the best in all resort !!! Hardly wait for next year surprises !!! Dalibor

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bucuresti
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a big hotel right at the base of the slopes (Martinovi Baraki chair lift )There are two more starting points for ski: Sitnyakovo Express 3 min walking, and Yastrebetz Gondola 5-6 min walking. It have a slight vintage look especially at the corridors, elevators and rooms. Excellent refurbished lobby, good looking a-la-carte restaurant. Regular dining area is big,...

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Powys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never skied before I couldn't fault the location or facilities. We were on a half board basis. Breakfast was fine. Evening meal substantial but not very warm!!. Rooms adequate and very clean. Would go back.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $105 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rila Borovets 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Borovets
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“mountain view, corner suites are even smaller, there are bigger and more expensive rooms on the 10th floor”
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“End of corridor rooms; the higher the better.”
 of 5 bubbles RockAria, 5 days ago | Read review
“Ask for one that looks out the front great for watching people come down the slopes of a night”
 of 5 bubbles 188garryf, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pay for a Piste View room...well worth it”
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“chose a room facing the tracks”
 of 5 bubbles 502peterz, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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