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Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family

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Ikonom K. Chuchulayn 74-78, Bansko 2770 Bulgaria See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Hotel Pirin River Ski and Spa is TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2015 Winner in three categories - Best Service – number one hotel in Bulgaria, Family (number one hotel in Bansko, number two hotel in More Bulgaria) and Bargain (number two hotel in Bansko, number three hotel in Bulgaria). Many wonder – WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Actually, the answer is very simple – we care about our guests and we love what we do. That is why all of us at Pirin River Ski & Spa always do our best to make sure that our guests will have fabulous, fun and carefree holidays. We think that our guests are the ones that can best describe our property. This is what they say.... “…We spent 9 days and every day was special…” “…Amazing service! The front desk was very nice, patient and helpful...” “…If star ratings were awarded on service alone then this hotel would be a 5*…” “…All staff speak English amongst many other languages…” “…On arrival, we were immediately impressed with the hotel and apartment. Both were 'high spec', spotless and modern, yet retaining the traditional Bulgarian style for authenticity…” “…We were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous room we had with a balcony and a view of the mountains. The living / kitchen area is spotlessly clean with a comfy corner couch, a fireplace, dining table, tv and all utensils and cooking facilities you could need. The bed was comfy and there was plenty of storage and a safe. The bathroom again was spotlessly clean…” “…TV stations with dozens of channels worldwide, Internet connection (WiFi) that was awesome and fast…” “…The Spa is really well looked after, 2 saunas, a turkish bath, a nice size pool and a jacuzzi is what you would expect to find at a 5 star hotel...” “…The pool is nice and both our girls loved it. It was always clean, warm enough (in most of the days it had 31-32 degrees C…” “…Massage and treatments were lovely and very good value!...” “…The food.. I have never eaten better food for that money! brilliant!...” “…The breakfasts were really fantastic! A really substantial variety of food to eat. The fresh fruit salads were really good. The eggs and bacon and chocolate pancakes were really great too….” “…Lots of variety with meals and plenty of fruit and vegetables. We were a varied bunch but there was plenty of choice for us all. We've always gone self-catering before but we will certainly be back half board again in this hotel…” “…The hotel has a cozy bar serving amazing hot chocolate and other drinks - the 2 Lev (65p?) bottles of local beer are awesome…” “…The bar man was really lovely too, very friendly and made terrific cocktails…” “…One of the real selling points for this hotel is that you can get your lift pass and equipment at the hotel! If the equipment you want is not available at the hotel then they will arrange it for you with other shops in the town, they were really accommodating to us…” “…There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to the gondola, and we never waited more than 5 minutes for the driver to appear. Perfect with the kids. I didn't have to carry 2 sets of skis far at all!...” “…The hotel organised our transfers to and from Sofia and the drivers were friendly and punctual, and the cars very comfortable…” “…An advantage for us was also the parking…” “…Situated half way between the gondola and the old town it is in a perfect location…” “…I liked the location as it was very quiet, not on a main road or next to any night clubs - however a very short walk to those!...” “…Everything was so easy . We didn't leave the hotel except to ski…” “…You really get there, for a reasonable price, significant utility, quality, simplicity... and a warm atmosphere…” What should we say? Fantastic description! A big THANK YOU to all of you for your kind words! You all are the reason why we love what we do… and an inspiration for us to continue improving… You have not been in Pirin River Ski & Spa yet? Well, maybe it is time for you to visit and write your own story about Pirin River Ski & Spa...right here on TripAdvisor... Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Ski-In / Ski-Out
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Ski-In / Ski-Out
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
44
Price range
$73 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Pirin River Ski & Spa
Location
Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
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We stayed at Pirin river ski and spa twice. Once last year and again this year. The place is great. The hotel picks you up at the airport and drops you off on the way back. You can rent ski or snowboard equipment, book ski lesssons (the owner Katarina makes sure you get the best
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Came from Israel, heard about this hotel from tripadvisor.
It was our 2nd Ski trip, an adult, teenager and a child, the rooms are extremley comforts, the beds are faboulous, pool very nice and bar as well, but the service was extremley good, words cant describe, for example: in
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This was our fourth visit to Pirin River and it gets better every year. Katarina and her team are always changing things to make the experience even better. The VIP ski passes are the latest addition and made a real difference with the dreaded Bansko gondola queue.
The hotel is
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This is the third year that my family and I have come to Bansko and stayed at the Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family hotel. Every year seems to get better and better. The Ski equipment was upgraded and you now have the option of premium or standard skis; depending on your skiing abili
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This is our fourth visit in a row and we are booked for a fifth next year. It is the first thing that goes on our family calendar and a highlight of the year. Katarina, Yaro and her amazing team take care of everything.

We were picked up at the airport with a transfer sorted by
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Skiing in March 2019 - I have a genuine question. The reviews are great and I am wanting to come out in March but I'm a solo skiier and am wondering if anyone knows if other solo skiiers go to this hotel. It would be great to buddy up with others... any pointers would be great...
Hello, What's the distance between Bansko gondola and the hotel? Thank you! Dana
It is about 20 minutes walk, but the hotel does have a shuttle service
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Hi, Do you do half board? How much extra would this be? And how much is a 6 day lift pass? Thank you! Karen
Hi, I had a hall board and I recommend to take it, since after the snowboarding we were to tired to go eating outside. And the food was really good there. All the prices are in website of the hotel. The price of lift pass depends on the season/time you you are coming there. Cheers, Aurimas
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What is the apres ski like in and around hotel ?
Dear Tezza, after the day on the slopes you can relax in our spa. We have a swimming pool (30-32 degrees), two saunas, steam bath and fitness, the use of all of which are free for our guests. Our massages are terrific and we are preparing many new therapies for the next season. In the evening you can relax in our bar over a cocktail or a cup of hot chocolate or if you prefer, you can go out. We are located 10 minutes by foot from bars and restaurants, but if you do not want to walk, the taxi will take you there for 3-5 EUR. All our apartments have TVs with many international film programs, also each apartment has a DVD, we have also DVDs to rent and we have a free-of-charge library with many books, mainly in English but also in many other languages. If you are planning to visit us with your children, we have a huge apartment for children to play full with toys, which you can use free of charge. Also, next to the Restaurant, we have a stylish bar with toys and games for children (not automats but the conventional ludo, snake and ladders, mikado, card, chess and such), so you can relax while your children play. So all in all, I am sure you will not be bored. Looking forward to seeing you next winter, Katarina
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Hello, do you offer child care? or is there this facility on the hill? if so what do you do with the children? my son is 20 months old.
Dear Marcus, as far as I know, the ski kindergarten as well as any ski school will not take children under the age of 3 years old. Being a mother of 2.5 year old and thus knowing the challenges of "vacationing" with a baby, I made sure everything in our hotel is equipped to facilitate families with babies. Our hotel offers many amenities and entertainment for families with babies and children, you can read all of them on our website. Alas, in case of babies, all activites involve one of the parents being with their baby. Personally, I think it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to find short-term baby-sitter in Bansko for such a small baby. Having said all this, I can assure you that if you decide to visit us with your son, we will do our best to make the challenging concept of vacationing with a baby as fun and as carefree as possible for you and your family. Kind regards and I hope that we will have a pleasure to have you as our guests, Katarina Golev, Manager
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"hire the equipment from the hotel"
"We have stayed in 3 different parts of the hotel over the 3 years. All three were quiet and comfortable."
"Ask for mountain view"
"stillness, cleanliness, food, rest"
"We had 2 rooms on the top floor - it was like our own private part of the hotel."
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