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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We simply love the hotel! The only thing is that rooms need renovation. The lobby is great, staff extremely pleasant, the pool excellent and it is very hot inside. The food is great. We were with half board and enjoyed it! The most important tip for families is pick a room with view to the parking since it is terrible... More 

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

Dear marice81, Thank you for choosing the Rila Borovets Hotel for your stay. We are happy that you are satisfied with the service at our hotel. We assure you that customer satisfaction is our top priority! We would like to thank you for your positive comments about the lobby bar, the pleasant staff, the excellent pool and the great food.Concerning... More 

Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The one thing nowadays that every hotel in the world should have is wi-fi. This hotel in theory has Internet. However you have to pay for it. I paid 25 Levs for one week of Internet. And guess what??? IT DOESN'T WORK. Did I mention that it can't be refunded. Also, the stores in the hotel will sell cheap ripoffs... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Stayed January 2016 Lovely hotel, staff very helpful. Food very tasty and always plenty. Great location right in front of the slopes. Room was huge shower and wc spotless. Clean towels every day and staff called every morning to clean room. Will stay again!

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

Dear Mrs. Beverley S, Thank you for your shared opinion! We are glad to hear that you had ''an amazing ski trip'' in January 2016! Thank you that you find our staff friendly and very helpful, the food tasty and always plenty and the rooms huge and clean. We would like to thank you also that you appreciate our efforts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We like the new modern look of the hotel lobby and restaurant. It is situated on very panoramic place, you can observe skiing. The hotel has renovation and it is surprising good! I think the rooms are not renewed, just the lobby and the restaurant.

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

Dear Mrs. Jenia S, 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 Borovets hotel! We would like to thank you for you kind words about the renovated areas and panoramic location. Yes, you can observe skiing while drinking coffee at the lobby... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I was very excited to see the newly renovated hotel Rila, following my visit from 2008. The off-season trip with my corporate colleagues was the best team building activity so far. The reception are and the lobby bar are made of timber wood and it make it so fresh and cozy. The views from the room were amazing as well.

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

Dear Mr. Ogy_Kovachev, Thank you for you positive review! It is a pleasure for us to know that you like our new alpine style! It is also an honor for us to read that the off-season trip with your corporate colleagues in our hotel was the best team building activity. We are happy that you find the reception and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Early June 2016. This ski-resort-hotel was a good place to have a 3-day business-conference. The hotel Feels new and spacious (staff said: recently renovated). I got to the venue about half a day before everyone else, and had a good look at the hotel and had the spa and pool all for myself for an afternoon. The rest of Borovets... More 

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

Dear Mr PdV_on_tour, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay at our hotel. Thank you that you appreciate our efforts to offer to our guests quality service and to make the stay of our guests comfortable. We are glad to know that you had the spa and pool all... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $43 - $106 (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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