A real gem offering exceptional service and facilities in a welcoming atmosphere
- Half Board
- Tucked away in a peaceful pine forest
- Shuttle service to and from the slopes
- Modern, stylish bar & lounge with open fireplace
- Excellent spa and wellness centre with an indoor pool
- in a quiet wooded area away from the main town
- 1.8km to Borovets centre
- 2.4km to ski lifts and slopes
- free shuttle buses to and from the resort centre - approx. 7 minutes drive
- The shuttle service runs from the Euphoria to the resort centre every 30 minutes from 8-11.30am and from Borovets to the hotel from 2-5.30pm.
- A taxi to Borovets centre costs approximately 10 leva each way. We recommend taking a taxi at night rather than walking, due to poor street lighting.
All studios and apartments have a flatscreen satellite TV with UK channels, free WiFi, hairdryer, safe, slippers, fridge, minibar and kettle, and are non-smoking.
Type B studio (35-38m²) - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private shower, WC and balcony.
Type B one-bedroom apartment (49-67m²) - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults and 1 child aged 11 years and under OR 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 years and under): double bedroom, living room with double sofa bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.*
Type D two-bedroom apartment (77-90m²) - sleeps 3-5: double bedroom, living room with double sofa bed (suitable for one adult or two children), mezzanine with twin beds, two bathrooms with private bath or shower and WC, and balcony.
*These rooms can fit an extra single folding bed suitable for a child up to 11 years only.
- morning and afternoon shuttle service to and from the slopes
- indoor pool
- wellness centre with sauna (for an extra charge), steam room (for an extra charge) and whirlpool
- extra charge for massages and beauty treatments
- à la carte restaurant
- lobby bar and lounge with open fireplace
- sun terrace
- wine cellar
- extra charge for room service
- extra charge for pool table and arcade games
- kids' play area
- extra charge for dry cleaning and laundry services
- ski storage room
- underground parking
- free WiFi
- 24-hour reception
- lift to all floors
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 4-course set menu or buffet evening meal with a choice of main course
- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners are included
Eastern Europe's biggest ski resort (58km), Borovets suffers from many of the usual complaints about this finance-friendly region. Most commonly associated with budget-conscious skiers and beginners, Borovets has an excellent ski school, a fine snow record, cheap prices (especially for beer and spirits), lovely scenery - and it's only 90 minutes from Sofia. On the downside, there are unattractive buildings, skiing for better intermediates and advanced skiers is no more than average, the lifts and piste are kept poorly and there is the constant threat of theft, boring food and bad queues.
But, many people regularly return. Why? Most veterans talk of the great teaching they have received and the low prices, as well as the varied nightlife available. You'll have to forfeit western creature comforts, but it can be well worth it. It's skiing in a very different culture and is, joy of joys, half the price of the Alps. If the skiing doesn't interest you, there are always site-seeing trips to Sofia and other historic sites to keep you busy, although the archaic transport systems can make this rather time-consuming.
Overall, Borovets is a place to go to learn if you have a tighter budget. You also need to have a sense of humour and adventure, as it is very much the poor relation to Western European skiing. It isn't going to replace Val d'Isère as your venue of choice, but it does successfully cater to a completely different clientele.