Excellent choice to explore the popular resort of Borovets!
- Half Board
- Fantastic location on the slopes, opposite the main ski lift
- Indoor pool & wellness facilities
- Bar, café & nightclub at the hotel
- Wi-fi Available
The Hotel Ice Angels has bright, spacious rooms furnished in contemporary style. It's ideally located on the edge of the slopes, just a few metres from the main four-man chairlift in the heart of the resort. It also offers an indoor pool and wellness area to really help you relax after a day on the mountain.
- fantastic location on the slopes, opposite the main ski lift
- 2 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
- All rooms have a satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar, hairdryer and radio.
RoomsTwin eaves room - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private bath and WC. Sloping ceilings.
Twin room - sleeps 1-3: twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath and WC.
Superior double room - sleeps 2-3: double bed, single sofa bed, private bath and WC.
Type D4 apartment - sleeps 4-5: double bedroom, twin bedroom, living room with two single sofa beds, private bath, WC and balcony.
- indoor pool
- extra charge for whirlpool, sauna, steam room and Turkish bath
- free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- lift to all floors
- 38 rooms
- welcome drink
- buffet breakfast
- 4-course buffet evening meals
- 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.