I have been to the Guinness Hotel three years running.
Years 1 & 2 - I just wish to forget the experiences.
Year 3 - what a massive change around. The whole hotel has been taken over by a company called MPM. They have re branded the hotel "MPM Hotel Guinness" ... in line with (apparently) all their other hotels.
The staff where very helpful and from the minute we walked through the door to the minute we left nothing was too much hassle or an issue.
I have to say at last this hotel is now a "real" hotel run by "real" hoteliers ... what more can you ask for.
The rooms are clean and tidy, and come with a kitchen.
We did not eat in the hotel as we have learnt that you can buy food a lot cheaper in the local restaurants and indeed self cater with snacks etc in the room when required.
I cannot stress enough how much this hotel has now changed, very close to the ski lifts (approx 100m) and very very close to all the various shops etc ... amazing views from the room too over the mountain slopes.
I've booked for next year already!
Just before I left I spoke to the manager (Evangeli I think his name was) and asked him why he took on the Guinness, he explained to me that his company was good at what they do, they work in a niche world of taking on flagging hotels and bring in strong teams to run them. They are able to breed success this way and people who use MPM hotels for their holidays know what to expect no matter where they are in Bulgaria. He explained that the hotel is now on the radar of a number of large tour operators and that he expected it to be a busy season this Summer and Winter (2013).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The modern MPM Hotel GUINNESS is situated in a serene and quiet area only 200 m. from the Gondola lift. Comprises of 120 spacious and stylishly decorated studios and apartments with magnificent views of the surrounding mountain and ski runs. The hotel offers an elegant restaurant, authentic Bulgarian tavern (Mehana) and an unique atrium lobby. The spa areas features heated swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, massage and a large number of treatments. A modern, 100-seat, conference hall is also available. The open air parking lot is free of charge for the hotel guests and the heated garage is subject to a local charge. The hotel offers also free Wi-Fi in the public areas, game hall, billiard and table tennis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guinness Hotel Bansko