This group of newly built residences lies about 5km from Borovets town centre and ski resort.
The original plan was that the ski resort was going to be extended to this area, with a new ski gondola, extra pistes, and even a new village with shops and restaurants. However, this plan never materialised, as the company financing it pulled out in the end. So unfortunately you are left with a group of lovely chalets and apartments in the middle of nowhere.
The residence itself is almost faultless. The staff are full of smiles, all speak good English and are happy to help. They will arrange airport transfers for you, ski hire, and shuttle you to Borovets centre in the minibus several times a day. There is also a basic mini-mart on site, a small but cosy sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool, a restaurant bistro (which does decent food), and a beautiful reception area with log fire.
The apartment itself was of good quality too, lovingly furnished, clean, and had facilities for self catering, with a kichenette, dining table, lounge area and real log fire. Rooms were either double or bunk, and of adequate size.
If you could take this residence and move it 5km closer to Borovets, I would have no hesitation recommending it whatsoever. However, its location and the now failed plans to connect it to the main resort means that you rely on either its shuttle bus (which stops around 7pm in the evening) or taxis (costs around 30 lev each way) to get anywhere. If you tried to walk the snow track, it would probably take an hour and a half, and that certainly wouldn't be possible at night on the unlit track.
If you are a real fan of the quiet 'retreat' then you may like this place. If you are here to ski, or are planning at least a few trips to the lively Borovets bars, restaurants and apres-ski, then I would suggest staying somewhere a bit closer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chamkoria Chalets is a complex of luxury accommodation in Borovets with ski chalets & a large selection of apartments. The complex has a spa centre, massage area, mini-market, restaurant & bar. Chamkoria Chalets is located in a tranquil location at the edge of Borovets surrounded by forest with stunning views of the Rila Mountains & Borovets ski pistes.The complex has its own private shuttle bus to bring you directly to the ski gondola in Borovets centre. The apartments & chalets have open-plan kitchen/dining/living areas with full self-catering facilites. All of the chalets and some of the apartments have fireplaces. Whether it is skiing or hiking you enjoy Chamkoria Chalets is comfortable accommodation all year round in a relaxing location. ... more less
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