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Hotel Rila Borovets

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

LOCATION This hotel is the best location in Borovets should you wish to ski the beginner slopes. FOOD The food buffet was good, a nice selection. Very clean and well presented. SERVICES The bar is great and prices still cheap, however pay for drinks as they come out. The waitress lied to our faces (bill was in Cyrillic Bulgarian) until...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed as a group of 10 people across 3 family rooms (twin beds/double and bunk beds). Weekend stay at the Rila was good, staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful, the hotel reception area is lovely and has really had a good makeover - open fire, nice bar, comfy seating. The terrace bar is also good if the sun is...

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England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Rila two weeks ago and I have to say that we weren't expecting much having read the previous reviews. However the hotel is perfectly acceptable, very clean, very busy, excellent location with plenty of facilities and space. There are a couple of things to mention. Take a travel kettle with you and don't expect to much...

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Liphook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Bulgaria, Borovets, about 2 years ago and loved it and had a fantastic time. We made some friends and all decided to come back again this March. The hotel is great and perfect location wise, it was just the food and the management staff that let it down. On the first night 12 of us went...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a week in March for out first wedding anniversary, based on the reviews I was not expecting much so were happy to accept what we paid for and I think the review echoes many before us but we will be back regardless. Pro's: Locations for skiing and boarding is perfect Ski depot was very friendly and...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Make sure you head to the Terrace Lounge on a sunny day. It is wonderfully modern with fantastic views of the slopes and has some chilled tunes.We enjoyed fabulous cocktails (mojito Royals and White Russians) and had a few bites to eat. The food was great quality ( we had the gravadlax bruschetta, tempura prawns and fries which were all...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my hubby booked our holiday through Thomas Cook /Neilson. It was our first skiing holiday and complete beginners. We booked half board at the Rila and complete ski package.  After our welcome meeting we was told to meet at a Boro Sports deck just by the Rila the following morning, collect our skis and wait to meet our...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at this hotel for a week......entrance is extremely impressive and the bar with the open fire really sets the scene. Below are some pro's and con. Pros of the hotel It's on the slope Good variety of food (although lots of people would disagree with me) Bedrooms are clean Ski hire is in the hotel Receptionists are helpful Nice...

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Pardesiyya, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice hotel The lobby and pool area was nice Rooms were a little bit old fashioned but not that bad This is NOT a luxury hotel The only thing I like the most was the location- once you step out the lobby you have .the ski lift access that can take you to the top of the mountain Wifi was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is in the heart of the resort. Just put your ski on and after a minute you can be on the slope. Great renovation of everything except the rooms. Spectacular lobby bar and open lounge bar with amazing view. I've been almost everywhere in Bulgaria, but this is my favorite place for ski.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The four-star Rila Hotel is the most impressive hotel in Borovets. Built in 1986 by the French company Les Arcs it is one of the largest ski lodges on the Balkan Peninsula. The hotel has an excellent location as a ski-in / ski-out hotel at the very bottom of the ski runs and 200 m from the Gondola lift; 50 m from Sitnyakovo Express and 50 m from Quad chair Martinovi Baraki.Rila Hotel provides holidays perfect for any age and during any season and offers ideal leisure opportunities – sports; spa; various restaurants and entertainments; sightseeing tours and cultural programs. For nature lovers Rila Hotel provides qualified mountain guides and selected hiking trips.Rila Hotel was completely renovated in 2001 and today it offer 256 double rooms and 266 standard studios. All rooms and studios have balconies overlooking the mountain with table and chairs. All are equipped with telephone; radio and satellite TV; bath with bathtub and hair-dryer. The studios have also small kitchenette and refrigerator.The hotel spa centre is the place where guests can pamper themselves with aromatherapy massages. At your disposal are heated indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi; sauna; steam bath and solarium. The Pool Bar is a perfect place for relaxation after the exhausting day on the slopes. Sports lovers will be pleasantly surprised with the modern fitness centre and tennis court.Hotel Rila has 2 restaurants – Rila and Iskar with 300 and 200 seats. Qualitative European cuisine and delicious Bulgarian dishes prepared with love and genuine care are served in cozy ambiance.The Lobby Bar and the Pool Bar are the ideal choice for family and friends. With care dedicated to kids; the hotel provides a hall for games and entertainment, as well as ski kindergarten; where children between 4 and 8 years of age will get their first ski lessons.The hotel offers five conference halls with a capacity to accommodate from 30 to 200 attendees and with modern equipment for presentations and seminars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Rila Borovets

Address: Borovets 2010, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Borovets
Price Range: $91 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rila Borovets 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Borovets
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“ask for a room at the rear, away from the noisy bars.”
 of 5 bubbles RJGGJR, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Right hand side as facing - away from the noisy bars.”
 of 5 bubbles D8978CCjohng, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps upgrade from the studio room if you like a little more luxury”
 of 5 bubbles Flashpacker_1987, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the slope are quieter and have better views, a humming noise may be the fridge which can be unplugged in the next cupboard.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelgL7982KT, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Even rooms are loud”
 of 5 bubbles Emsie222, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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