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Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family

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#1 of 98 hotels in Bansko
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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 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...
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Room service
Free parking
Airport transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The hotel is great. The owners are so welcoming and are always around if you need anything. Reception and the bar area smells so nice (trust me, you’ll know what I mean!) The staff are very friendly, the rooms have absolutely everything you could need and are super homely,
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Response from PirinRiver, Owner at Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Dear Jasmine, thank you for your kind words and for your lovely review! Great to hear that you had a good time in our hotel and that you are already planning to visit us next March. It was a pleasure for us to meet you both and to have you as our guests. Regarding the cigarette smoke, we have a very strict non-smoking policy in the whole hotel (all apartments as well as all areas of the hotel), and over the years, I think we have lost some clients due to the fact that you can only smoke in the outside areas of the hotel and because we do not make any compromises regarding this. Also our fire alarms in the apartments are rather sensitive. More likely somebody smoked on the terrace in the apartment under you or next to you or on the street below your apartment and that is how the smell got to your apartment. It is a pity that you have not discussed this with us during your stay, we could have changed your apartment if there was somebody around you smoking on the terrace. When you visit us next time, if anything causes you discomfort, please let us know, that is why we are here – to make sure you have a perfect and carefree vacation. Warm regards from Bansko and see you next year! Katarina
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Hotel's Favorite
The owners of this resort are a part of every detail to make your time here special. We were welcomed by Katarina with a complimentary cocktail for adults & hot chocolate for the kids. The ski rentals on site, shuttle to & from the gondola, lift tickets on site, indoor heated
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Response from PirinRiver, Owner at Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family
Responded Jan 7, 2019
Hi Brandy, thank you for your lovely review and for your kind words! It was really great to meet you and your family and to have you as our guests. We are already looking forward to seeing you all again next year! Katarina, Yaro and all of us at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family
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Short version review: don't think at all of going anywhere else , this is the place to stay in Bansko , if had 6 stars here would give them all Now, the long version review: Wow, amazing, extraordinary - difficult to decide which word will be best to use for describing Our
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Response from PirinRiver, Owner at Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Dear Dori, thank you for the fantastic review and for the time you have taken to write all the details. From our part, it was really a pleasure to meet you and your son and to get to know you both. Warm regards from all of us and we are all looking forward to having you here again next winter! Katarina
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The food was amazing and very varied which made me excitement with new tastes, the atmosphere was incredibly friendly and the staff were always trying to do what is best for the guest. The equipment was a bit old but still trustworthy and the instructors provided were very
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We chose this hotel because of the excellent reviews, and we were not disappointed. All the staff are super friendly which is really what makes it....the airport pick up and drop off from the hotel were efficient. The all day mini bus on hand to take you to the slopes is
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$101 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Pirin River Ski & Spa
BulgariaBlagoevgrad ProvinceBansko
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