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Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family

Ikonom K. Chuchulayn 74-78, Bansko 2770 Bulgaria
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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
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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...
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Channel 1
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport Transportation
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews packed lunch every member of staff mulled wine family friendly hotel a wonderful vacation swimming pool family holiday ideal for families breakfast and dinner years eve february half term lift passes underground parking excellent hotel fully equipped kitchen every morning sofia airport
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

We stayed at Pirin river ski and spa twice. Once last year and again this year. The place is great. The hotel picks you up at the airport and drops you off on the way back. You can rent ski or snowboard equipment, book ski...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is the 4th time I’ve stayed at pirin river and can honestly say it’s the most perfect place to stay if your in travelling to bansko. Katarina and Yaro are excellent hosts and can’t do enough to help, or make your stay as comfortable...More

Date of stay: December 2017
5  Thank andrew f
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Came from Israel, heard about this hotel from tripadvisor. It was our 2nd Ski trip, an adult, teenager and a child, the rooms are extremley comforts, the beds are faboulous, pool very nice and bar as well, but the service was extremley good, words cant...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Roy L
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was our fourth visit to Pirin River and it gets better every year. Katarina and her team are always changing things to make the experience even better. The VIP ski passes are the latest addition and made a real difference with the dreaded Bansko...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank villa3blues0
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is the third year that my family and I have come to Bansko and stayed at the Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family hotel. Every year seems to get better and better. The Ski equipment was upgraded and you now have the option of...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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31 January 2018|
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Response from Roma108 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 20 minutes walk, but the hotel does have a shuttle service
2 September 2017|
Response from aurvir | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I had a hall board and I recommend to take it, since after the snowboarding we were to tired to go eating outside. And the food was really good there. All the prices are in website of the hotel. The price of lift pass... More
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"hire the equipment from the hotel"
31 Jul 2018
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"We have stayed in 3 different parts of the hotel over the 3 years. All three were quiet and comfortable."
29 Apr 2018
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"Ask for mountain view"
28 Feb 2018
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"stillness, cleanliness, food, rest"
17 Jan 2018
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US$73 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Pirin River Ski & Spa
BulgariaBlagoevgrad ProvinceBansko
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