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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The rooms are ok, breakfast is a disaster and in general restaurant management is horrible. Never enough seats for taking the meal. Waiters are making fun of guests in bulgarian language...food is cold on the buffet...if you never tried ice cold fried eggs, than this is the place. For dinner, the food could be very nice if they wouldn't offer...

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We had an extremely pleasant stay at the hotel, my father and I were greeted at the front desk by a kind man called Angel.(who took great care of us) My father and I came to bansko to ski, the hotel is near to all many supermarkets,restaurants,ski stores and rentals and also is only 5-10 minutes away (by foot) from...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Great location. Cosy hotel with a nice decoration. Awful service from the guy (bold) who works at the restaurant, he forgot to serve food (once we had no desert) but he did never forget to ask money even for a bottle of water of course without giving change ,also for some reason at the restaurant we couldn't have room charge...

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Bansko, Bulgaria
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Can't say enough about the hotel, the location (walking distance to almost everything), the friendliness of the staff. Breakfast buffet had a wide assortment of hot and cold items - something for everyone. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I stayed in hotel Friends for the New Year's Eve (4 nights). I consider it was overrated on the internet. The room had access to 2 balconies, imagine it was cold and windy. Bansko's popularity arises from the fact that it is a sky resort! Uncomfortable shower. The breakfast was exactly the same all days. Also on the 1st of...

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Thank Didivicky34
Thessaloniki
Reviewed 4 January 2015

I stayed in Friends hotel for 3 nights this Christmas. This charming hotel is well located , close to the center but in a quiet neighborhood just 500m from Gondola ski lift. Rooms simple furnished but warm and clean . Free wi-fi. Television with big variety of channels. Nice cafeteria and taverna The breakfast was nice as well. In general,...

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Thank Konstantinos P
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Very cosy, clean and nice hotel, perfect for a romantic weekend in the mountains. One could feel warmth and happiness in the air! This is my idea for a modern yet traditional Bulgarian hotel. And also interesting design for a unique spa atmosphere.

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Thank George G
Reviewed 31 October 2014

This hotel has a perfect location right near to the ski slopes and the center has great restaurants around. The staff is very polite rooms are very warm and comfortable. Only the internet was not very strong.Тhe spa is very nice big jacuzzi, sauna and stеam bath. I chose this hotel every time I visit Bansko.

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Thank Viktoria A
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 19 February 2014

after a lot of times been in Bansko this is the hotel i stayed not only once. it is very warm and the rooms are comfortable but with no soundproofing. Great selection at breakfast but they serve it at basement. Jacuzzi is always cold. the place you can have some rest is very warm too.

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Its the third time we have been to Friends Hotel. We asked for a better price,from 120€ to 100€ and they agreed with that. The next day,when we where going to take our breakfast,the receptionist stopped us and said to us "there is no breakfast for you guys". We asked why and she told us beacause of the better price,but...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Friends offers modern and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Bansko making traveling easier with its smart design, authentic hospitality and commitment to our guests. All rooms at Hotel Friends offer comfortable beds, a minibar, TV with cable channels, a phone, a wardrobe, a desk, soundproof windows and doors and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Bathroom provides a shower and free bathroom amenities. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour reception desk, a safety deposit box and laundry/ironing service upon request. Hotel Friends is located in Bulgaria in the beautiful mountain town of Bansko - 150 km from Sofia Airport Hotel Friends is 500 meters from the Gondola Station and 5 minutes walk from Bansko town centre. Hotel Friends arranges transportation to all places in Bulgaria and boarding countries, also offering shuttle service to and from the airport for an additional cost. The main Bus and Railway station can be reached in 2 km. We aim to offer you comfortable surroundings, great food and excellent service to make your stay truly enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Friends

Address: Raina Kniaginia str 2, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Price Range: $50 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Friends 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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#45 Spa Hotel in Bansko
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