We stayed at the hotel in Jan 09 and were chuffed with near enough everything. To keep it simple, I will do bullet points:
Great Location - literally 2 min walk from shops, bars, restaurants, ice rink. Also 30 second walk from the bus stop for the slopes (5 min bus journey). THE BUS STOP IS THE 1st STOP OF 3 SO YOU ARE ALMOST GUARENTEED A PLACE ON THE BUS. The bus will drive past other stops if they are nearly full, so being located near to stop 1 means no long waits for buses!
Great Condition - the hotel is only a couple of years old, so the condition of everything is lovely. It looks great everywhere. We compared to Perelik and even hotel Pamporovo and the condition beats them hands down
Bedroom - Lovely, spacious room. Loads of cupboard space. Gorgeous bathroom (with speaker in bathroom playing whatever is on the TV...nice touch. Great views on balcony of mountains. Beds were V comfy (had to push 2 singles together though). Big bonus - complimentary safe in room. Didnt have to pay deposit to use it and brand new electronic keypad style, so dont have to lug key around with you! (also complimentary robes to use whikle staying...nice touch)
Food - Couldnt knock it. Bulgaria like to serve luke-warm, but the heat was fine. There was even a microwave for those who wanted it hotter. Breakfast choice was repititive (bacon, sausage, cereal, eggs, toast) but what do you expect at breakfast...you eat the same thing every morning at home!
Tea was fine. Great choice - steak, chicken, soup, moussaka, veg, chips etc etc. Could not fault it!. Reasonable prices for drinks with evening meal too.
Spa Centre - V V nice (think posh hotel as supposed to local swimming baths). The spa pool was cold but dont think any hotel has heated pool. Lovely sauna and steam room. Great views of the mountains.
Piano bar - up on the 6th floor. Not many people visit it and clear from cigeratte smoke. Good prices and nice to chill out in
Reception - Happy to look after your passports etc. Little goody bag of basic food on arrival
Staff - Not the happiest. Not sure if it is bulgarian way of work, but rarely saw a smile.
Well, thats it. If you have read this far, I would go and book to stay here. We had tours of Hotel Murgavets and Hotel Pamporovo and neither matched the quality of this. We talked to guests at the other 2 hotels and the all preferred our hotel. It is worth the extra £50 to stay here. Not just for the 5* (which it is) but for the location. (Hotel Pamporovo is on bus stop 3 so V hard to get a ski bus!), food (friends at other hotels winged about their food) BOOK THIS HOTEL...YOU WILL REGRET IF YOU GO FOR THE CHEAPER OPTION!!
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