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Hotel Lion
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Borovets
Certificate of Excellence
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is good value for a week skiing. The staff is polite, the room are clean, large and warm. The insolation is not very good, a lot a noise from the corridors...Facilities are good. Food can be the down side but you can always find something you like. It was not perfect but we had a nice enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed at Lion in January 2013 and had wonderfull times.Food was good,wide range of meals.Rooms are spacious and really good quality,wifi in every room.I will risk and say that Lion is the best Hotel in Borovets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Pytek P
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Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were not sure what to expect of Borovets, having always ski-ed in Austria and Switzerland before, for many years.
And we did not expect the 4 stars awarded to Hotel Lion to be "really 4 star"

But in both respects, we were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms were very good indeed for the price paid. Well appointed and very clean. Bathroom was especially sparkling!

The food was typical of this sort of hotel but the service was excellent

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank jcurrey
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Birmingham England
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stopped here for one week ant the end of March, I know it was late in the season and there were not many people staying in the hotel but the free bus service was none existent the first three days it should have been running every 20 minutes and then changed to every hour for the rest of the week but in reality only ran when the driver could be bothered to get off his @rse. The hotel itself is fine but is located too far from the resort. If you wish to enjoy the night life that Borovets has to offer I would recommend staying closer to the main resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank perkisc104729
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here at the end of February on a snowboarding holiday. The hotel is quality, rooms are spacious and clean, take your shorts and flip flops as the hotel is very warm and you can just chill by the bar with a beer or coffee enjoying the Internet and relaxed atmosphere.
The sauna and pool is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend the spa. I paid for 2 sports massages and a Turkish bath which were unbelievable. Heisbo and Kate are brilliant.
Food is buffet style and good.
The shuttle bus is regularly every 20 mins from morning until 6pm.
The snowboarding is wicked.

Go on give it a go .................... :-)

Stayed February 2013
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Shiplake
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We visited Borovets for the first time and was surprised at the number of bars there were, we honestly didn't expect much from the resort at all having read lots of other reviews. Hotel Lion was a great find. The hotel has a spa, with a nice swimming pool. It has a comfortable lounge/bar area where you could enjoy chatting to others, sit by the fire and sip your wine or take your coffee whilst reading your book or watching sport on tv. It has a very relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is large, the food is buffet style and there is always something on offer to please. This is definitely not 4* food but equally it is perfectly acceptable when you consider the cost of your holiday and you can eat as much as you like. Our bedroom was spacious and warm (too warm) and the beds were comfortable. It is true to say that parts of the hotel are a tiny bit tired but this is purely cosmetic and should not interfere with your enjoyment of your holiday. The staff are friendly and do speak English, the free ski bus runs every 20 mins and works well. The only downside is that you can't charge anything to your room, you pay cash as you go, so just make sure you take enough cash with you. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ShiplakeMaz
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s. wales
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Just spent a week at the Lion, and to be honest, we could not fault it. Food very good, hotel very warm, pool very nice. The hotel is about a 10 or 15 minute walk from the resort, but they run a free shuttle bus every 20 minutes or so, and they have 2 minibuses.So good , were going back next year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank pontytoby
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Additional Information about Hotel Lion

Property: Hotel Lion
Address: No. 21, Borovets 2010, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Borovets
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Borovets
#2 Best Value Hotel in Borovets
#5 Romantic Hotel in Borovets
#6 Family Hotel in Borovets
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In one of the more peaceful spots of Borovetz at the Rila Mountain, the renovated Lion Hotel Borovetz offers an indoor pool and a free shuttle service to the lifts.Each hotel room features a TV, a minibar, a telephone and private bathroom with a bathtub.You can work off some excess energy in the fitness center or relax in the sauna.Fine cuisine is served in the Lion Hotel's 2 restaurants, including a traditional 'Mehana' where you could sample Bulgarian food and drinks. Alternatively, the many fireplaces of the lobby bar make for an inviting sight after a day out in the mountains. ... more   less 
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