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Pirin River Ski & Spa

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Istanbul
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great service, good food, close to town center. The owners made us feel welcomed from the moment we checked in. The staff are very friendly. The hotel has a charming bar. The town center is about a 10 minute walk. We chose Pirin River Ski & Spa because it was reviewed number one on tripadvisor. We thought it had well...

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The staff was kind and attentive, were very helpful on several occasions and went out of their way to assist us. The food was fresh and delicious, and the logistics around ski equipment and transportation were perfect. Will return next year - highly recommended!

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

What an amazing ski trip it has been! :) We booked at this hotel thanx to its reviews and everything its been exactly how they described it not to say even better! The apartments are cleaned daily, very comfortable, warm and cosy. The food is fresh, a lot of verities and cheap, in the bar plenty of choices and the...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Booked after reading revues and 100% spot on. Fantastic hotel and staff. Very helpful after mix up with our airline and made to feel very welcome. Food great, room spotless and homely. Will defiantly be back next year. Thank you to all the staff for a great week we had with you. Martin & Chanya

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this was by far the best organized pleasurable Ski trip I have been on, to date. The ease of booking, the hotel transfers, the welcome, the hotel itself and staff, have been superb. Can't recommend the Pirin River Ski and Spa more highly.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

It was our first time in Bansko and for sure not the last. All thanks to this great hotel and the most welcoming staff. It was a perfect vacation, we were picked up from the airport, welcomed at the hotel by Katarina (the manager) with hot wine and hot coco. She took the time to explain about the hotel, the...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Just had the chance to snowboard in Bansko, Bulgaria. We stayed at the Pirin River Ski & Spa. The staff there are exceptional and made sure we felt welcomed and informed. We got to our room very late at night and we're pleasantly left with a huge pot of delicious chicken Noodle soup with bread and a bottle of wine....

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is our second year in a row returning to Pirin River and it was as friendly and clean as I remembered from last year. The staff are all attentive and helpful and Katerina the owner is very welcoming and always on hand to speak to about any issues you have (not that we had any). The food was tasty...

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a weeks skiing in Bansko. We chose to stay at Pirin River based on trip advisor reviews. From our initial enquiry, Katarina was amazingly helpful and was an absolute fountain of knowledge for us - a family embarking on their first ever ski holiday. The apartment had mountain views, was bright, warm, spotless and cleaned everyday. The...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was our third visit. Simply amazing. Everything is sorted from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. I cant imagine a better set-up. Food was great, rooms spacious, staff fabulous. Perfect! See you next year!

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Pirin River Ski & Spa

Address: Ikonom K. Chuchulayn 74-78, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria (Formerly Pirin Rise Apartments)
Region: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Price Range: $166 - $1,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirin River Ski & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bansko
#1 Spa Hotel in Bansko
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