Beautiful views and idyllic location
- Half Board
- 2000m to slopes
- Beautiful views & idyllic location
- 4 Star Luxury Hotel
- Fitness centre, indoor pool and spa with sauna, solarium & Turkish bath
- Daily shuttle bus to and from the slopes.
Set amongst Borovets’ beautiful old pine woods, Festa Chamkoria is a peaceful retreat perfect for both families and couples looking for a quiet getaway. A free daily shuttle bus to and from the gondola is provided, which will take you up to the highest ski centre on the Balkan peninsular, Markudjik. On half board, you can enjoy a buffet of international and Bulgarian cuisines at the main restaurant.
- peaceful location
- free daily shuttle bus to and from the slopes
- 30 minute walk, or a short taxi ride to resort centre
All rooms are non-smoking and have a flatscreen television, hairdryer, telephone, slippers, bathrobes. and free WiFi. Minibar and safe available for an extra charge.
Twin room – sleeps 2: twin beds, private bath (with shower attachment) and WC.
Family room – sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 years and under): twin beds, sofa bed, seating area, private bath (with shower attachment), WC and balcony.
Cots are available to hire, free of charge, on request.
- indoor pool
- ski storage room
- free WiFi
- free daily shuttle service to slopes
- extra charge for laundrette
- games room with pool, darts and computer games
- mini market onsite
- spa onsite with sauna, steam bath, and relaxation zone
- extra charge for massage and beauty treatments
- indoor kids play area and outdoor play equipment
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- buffet evening meal
- Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve gala dinners 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.