St Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments

  • 1Km to town centre

The St. Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments is located in Bulgaria's most famous ski resort, Bansko, 160 km from the capital Sofia. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of the ... Continue reading

The St. Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments is located in Bulgaria's most famous ski resort, Bansko, 160 km from the capital Sofia. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of the Pirin Mountain. A shuttle bus service operates to the ski lifts. This hotel has a SPA centre, delightful guest rooms and 4 luxury apartment houses and was built in the distinctive Alpine architectural style. St. Ivan Rilski offers 3 restaurants, 1 bar, a pool and 3 conference rooms and is an excellent choice for your winter ski holiday, a green summer holiday, for conferences and events, corporate training, weddings and family celebrations. Book a touch of luxury and splendour in the mountains.


  • SPA Centre with swimming pool with natural light
  • Solar terraces
  • Sun-shades and chaise-longue
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Massage
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Beauty treatments
  • Ice room
  • Relaxation rooms, and a gym


A fantastic Spa option and the skiing's not bad either!


Children's play area.


Restaurant offering good European cuisine with Mediterranean accents, the Tavern and a Lobby Bar.


Room facilities

All accommodation in the hotel have cable TV, mini fridge, direct telephone line, high-speed internet, luxury bathroom with a bath and hair dryer, hypoallergenic soft blankets, and electronic door-locking system. A large selection of guest rooms and apartments have balconies with views of the mountains and large windows, letting in lots of natural light.

Other Information

15 minutes walk to the ski lift and centre of Bansko.

Minimum durations may vary over the Christmas and New Year period

Reception and house-keeping, ski wardrobe, mini market, covered garage in two levels, laundry, ironing & dry cleaning service, transfers, rent-a-car, tourist services, 3 conference rooms and the common parts of the hotel offer free WiFi internet access..

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the St Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments in Bansko. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

All these options at no extra cost.

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at St Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments in Bansko easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book St Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Tucked into the foothills of the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria, the ski resort town of Bansko is charming and historic against its stunning alpine backdrop. Bansko's alpine skiing, hiking, and rock climbing opportunities are extensive, and its culture and history, stretching back to the 10th century, is rich and vibrant with traditional taverna-style cuisine and colourful folklore. The traditional stone and wooden buildings are an integral part of its charm and character and many relics and monuments survive from its past. While bansko is well-known for its alpine skiing, the town is near the resort of Shiligarnika, which boasts Bulgaria's best downhill skiing.

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The holiday resort of Bansko does not offer many diversions in winter apart from good skiing and snowboarding, but the area is well known for its thermal hot springs and these together with several excellent swimming pools, which also have saunas, turkish baths and fitness rooms alongside them allow for a relaxing experience off the slopes. There are a number of sights in the area around Bansko that are worth visiting, like the historic Rila Monastary, the town of Melnik and its sandstone pyramids, Yagodinska Cave, and The Dancing Bears Rehabilitation Park.


Bansko is not short on cosy eateries, with hundreds of taverns in the town serving up hearty traditional Bulgarian cuisine, holidaymakers will not be disappointed. Don't expect to find McDonalds here, though! A few of the better restaurants include Ethno Restaurant, Kasapinova House and Chobanov Han.


The nightlife in Bansko is not as wild as Bulgaria's other popular holiday resorts at Borovets and Pamporovo. This small old-fashioned town takes its tone from the quiet locals, who prefer to while away the evenings in the large selection of low-ceilinged taverns and pubs before a roaring fire. Two of the favourites are Dedo Pene and Molerova Kushta. Most offer entertainment in the form of local musicians or folk orchestras. There are some low-key discotheques offering dancing, also frequented by the local youth who have a reputation for hot tempers.


Holidaymakers shopping in Bansko will find plenty of souvenirs in the form of local handwork, especially embroidered goods. Many shops focus on skiing equipment, but on Sundays there is a market that offers fresh produce and a variety of locally-made goods.


Bansko is quiet and not suited to 'party animals'. Expert skiiers may not find enough challenge on the skiing slopes, which are best suited to beginners and intermediates.

Essential Information

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Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: German,

This week's weather forecast

Light rain
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Patchy rain nearby
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Sat 30 May
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Sun 31 May
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