St. Ivan Rilski Hotel, SPA & Apartments

  • Sun terrace
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The elegant, contemporary style St. Ivan Rilski SPA Hotel is conveniently situated on the outskirts of the popular ski resort of Bansko at the foot of the Pirin Mountain. Opened in ... Continue reading

The elegant, contemporary style St. Ivan Rilski SPA Hotel is conveniently situated on the outskirts of the popular ski resort of Bansko at the foot of the Pirin Mountain. Opened in 2008 on an area of more than 16,000 m2, the luxurious hotel has Alpine style architecture with Bulgarian touches and features a large spa area as well as a typical Bulgarian style tavern. The ski-lift is just a 5-minute drive away; the centre of Bansko can be reached within a 15-minute walk. An excellent choice for a ski holiday.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Hammam
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis

Other facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Mini-market on site
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non smoking throughout
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • VIP room facilities

Price Overview

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Payment Options

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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Activities

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.

Restaurants

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.

Nightlife

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.

Shopping

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.

Negatives

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

Partly Cloudy
26°C Low 6°C
Today: Sun 28 Aug
Light rain shower
25°C Low 6°C
Mon 29 Aug
Patchy rain nearby
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Tue 30 Aug
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27°C Low 7°C
Wed 31 Aug
Patchy rain nearby
27°C Low 6°C
Thu 01 Sep

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