Excellent location, food and facilities - everything you could want to make your holiday special!
- Half Board
- Fantastic location just 50m from the lift and 100m to the resort centre
- Indoor pool & wellness area with sauna, steam room & fitness room
- Bar, lounge & lively nightclub in the hotel
- Wi-fi Available
- less than 1 minute's walk from the nearest lift and close to the ski school
- 1 minute's walk to the resort centre
All rooms have a flatscreen TV with UK channels, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, and free WiFi. Extra charge for safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Room service is also available.
Twin/double room - sleeps 1-2: twin or double bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.
Double room - sleeps 2-3: double bed, single folding bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.
Junior suite - sleeps 2-4: double bed, double sofa bed or two single roll-out beds, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.
Cots are available to hire free of charge.
- indoor pool
- wellness area with sauna, steam room and fitness room
- extra charge for massages and treatments
- nightclub with pool table
- games room
- extra charge for laundry services
- ski storage room
- free WiFi
- lift to all floors
- buffet breakfast
- buffet evening meals
- Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala meals 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.