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Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Bansko
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Our stay in Pirin River&Spa was in August 2012. We spend our time as good as we can! In the hotel we found excellent conditions for our family holiday. In the appartment where we was staying everything was fully equipped and with very comfortable furniture. Our apartment is situated to look in the indoor yard and it was very good for us becouse our children were playing in front of us, also they are in safe in the yard. Every morning we were having a breakfast in the restaurant - very delicious and different plates with cheese, meat, fruits, vegetables, sweets, bakeries. The hotel is near by mountain, the cabin lift and the river - the choices to spend free time are too many. There are a swimming pool with warm water, good music, sauna and fitness hall. And I forget - the service is perfect! Thanks a lot!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Pirin River is a fantastic hotel in which we really felt at home. The studios and apartments are bright, clean and furnished, with everything necessary for a relaxing stay. The kitchen, living room with a fireplace, the simple yet tasteful furnishing give it a home-like feeling. Bansko is a place where you can never get bored; however the satellite TV with many channels, DVD movies and books are things that were a nice surprise. Here we took the opportunity to try out what the hotel offers: the excellent breakfast, the swimming pool (which isn’t very big but is good for a quick swim), indoor and outdoor parking, as well as bicycles for rent. The hotel’s staff is helpful with personal attention directed towards every guest - always ready to help without this being intrusive. The overall atmosphere in the hotel predisposes towards a calm holiday. The hotel’s location makes it easy to get to the town’s centre since it’s only several minutes walking distance and the access via car is very convenient. In my opinion, given the proportion between price and services, this hotel deserves the highest star.

Room Tip: Some of the apartments have a view towards the inner garden that has a playground. This is an advant...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel is perfect.. close to the center and the ski area. The apartments are lovely, clean and complately equiped with everything you may need. The garden was just awesome for our kid. The service - perfect. Strongly recommending this hotel :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Apartments are great in every way! Clean, comfortable with excellent set kitchen. The staff and the owners are very nice and helpful people. The food is good and cheap. It is a little far from the sky gondola, but in winter they offer a free shuttle bus.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

In my opinion the hotel is what you need to feel like you bring the mountain at home.The stuff is very friendly and at your door if I can say that at any moment.The rooms are bigger than i was expecting, completely wear you like a glove,I mean it fits perfectly to your needs.For sure I will come back soon when I'll have the possibility. I know the resort Bansko and though I have been here in summer for sure there is no problem in the winter even they have a shuttle to bring you at the gondola.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

great hotel and great place, good breakfast, nice staff, rooms quality great, we were very glad and will come back...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed at Pirin River for 2 nights and loved the place. The apartments are perfect for families with kids. They are spacious and clean. The kitchen was nice though we did not need to use ours. The bathroom was big and comfortable. The yard has an above the ground pool and some swings, etc. There is no air-conditioning but I suspect it is not needed for most of the year and certainly not in the winter when they get most of their tourists. We would definitely stay there again if in Bansko.

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Address: Ikonom K. Chuchulayn 74-78, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria (Formerly Pirin River Ski & Spa)
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Location: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Bansko
Price Range: $70 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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... ... more   less 
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