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LION Hotel Bansko

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a decent, typical Banko ski hotel. Nice, clean and specious rooms. Swimming pool area much smaller than it looks on photos :) You need to pay a rent (not deposit) for bathrobe 8 EUR?! If you rent skis somewhere else (not in hotel) you can not leave it in ski storage, but you must keep it in your...

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LIONHotelsBG, General Manager at LION Hotel Bansko, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Milos, Thank you for your feedback. The cleanness of the hotel is very important to us and we always set ourselves high goals in its implementation. In this regard I am glad the standard of Lion hotels have reached your expectations. The hotel offers ski rental and provides wardrobe storage for the equipment that have been hired from...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lion is officially a four star but for those from the UK it's at most a 3 star. Don't let that put you off just manage your expectations. The rooms are enermous. We had a twin room that could easily have slept another two. The fitting and furnishings are clean but a little dull and not particularly modern. The...

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LIONHotelsBG, General Manager at LION Hotel Bansko, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jonathan, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us. I am truly glad you enjoyed your stay in Lion hotel, Bansko and I look forward to be your host again. Yours Sincerely, Teodora Stoyanova

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel OK. Room Good Size. Travelled with wife and 9 year old accomplished skier. Breakfast Good. Dinner Poor. Mehana bar closed down. Accosted by prostitute in hotel bar, barman was obviously in on the deal. Bansko dangerously overcrowded. Too many hotels. Not enough piste. Two hour queues for gondola. Or pay for taxi to get to the top. Week before...

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LIONHotelsBG, General Manager at LION Hotel Bansko, responded to this review

Dear Mr. OdysseyUk, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the food served during the dinner time. I would like to assure we are open to and we highly appreciate any ideas or concrete suggestions that would help us to improve our guest’s satisfaction. I was...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed 4 nights during 2.2017. The location of the hotel is great with 5 min walk to the main street and the gondola. There is a free shutle every 15 min but we didn't use it. The staff in the recaption were nice but not always helpfull. The 2 downsides of the hotel were the bed...

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LIONHotelsBG, General Manager at LION Hotel Bansko, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Reem, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience in Lion hotel with other travelers. I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. However, I am sorry for the shortcomings you experienced in the SPA. We are currently taking steps to improve the Jacuzzi maintenance as well as checking...

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked Lion Hotel as a last minute deal so did not really have much choice. It was perfectly fine in terms of room and location. Good points - location, pool and spa, shuttle bus. Bad points - security, there are a number of reviews from people having stuff taken by the cleaners. The hotel states that it is guests' responsibility...

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this Hotel, we have stayed at the Lion many times. We always stay Bed & Breakfast as we prefer to eat out for evening meal. The breakfast is pretty good buffet style, it can be very busy at breakfast if you go down when it opens at 7.30 but leave it half an hour and it's more civilised. The...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel was very good, most of the staff spoke English ,the room was clean and tidy. It coud be modernised, but was ok. The food was good and plenty of it. The hotel had lots of children in it, as February is half term in Europe, so don't go if you are not child friendly around this time. The...

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 5 day stay at the Lion Hotel. Rooms are basic yet big and very clean. Free shuttle to the gondola is a huge bonus as we had our skiing gear with us. Breakfast was great! Dinner is average (and very disappointing) so we went out to Victoria Restaurant a couple of times (highly recommended). The open...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First stay at the Lion between 4-11 February. Generally it is a very good hotel for a ski trip - much better than anything I have stayed in elsewhere on ski trips. The spa is excellent (and free) and very welcome after a hard day on the slopes (avoiding the millions of other skiers in Bansko). Staff could be more...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was quite good with lovely spa and reasonable food. Most of the staff were helpful but there were a few 'jobsworth' barmen and receptionists. It was within walking distance to the Gondola station, but beware..... the resort holds way too many people for the size mountain. The runs are dangerous with so many people

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The four star LION Hotel Bansko starts December 2005 in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots of the country - Bansko resort - the newest and most modern ski resort in Bulgaria. Hotel Lion offers a full range of services and amenities to provide you a memorable gateway experience. The hotel has 190 rooms in different room categories: single rooms, double rooms, studios and luxurious apartments, offering comfort and privacy for your stay. Each guest room features private bathroom with a bath-tub and hairdryer, satellite TV, mini bar and direct telephone ... more   less 

Additional Information about LION Hotel Bansko

Address: Georgi Nastev Str., Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Price Range: $61 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LION Hotel Bansko 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Bansko
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bansko
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“Stay at the end of the hotel away from the restaurant or you hear chairs constantly being moved”
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“Go to another resort.”
 of 5 bubbles OdysseyUk, 5 days ago | Read review
“Tell the the hotel or agent exactly what you want.”
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“The higher up the better the view”
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“Higher floor better views always been happy wat we hav chosen”
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