Quality 4*hotel offering comfortable accommodation in an enviable location
- Half Board
- Peaceful location surrounded by beautiful views
- Shuttle bus service to and from the slopes
- Wellness area with a jacuzzi, sauna & steam bath
- Wi-fi Available
Located in a picturesque setting, the Hotel Radina's Way ticks all the boxes. It's 2km from the slopes and the resort centre, so you're not too far from all the action, but the hotel itself is quiet. Add in the indoor pool and spa area, and you've got somewhere perfect for relaxing
- 2km to the resort centre
- 2km to the slopes and the nearest gondola
- free shuttle bus to the slopes and resort centre
All rooms have a satellite TV, WiFi, hairdryer, safe and minibar.
Twin/Double Room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults and up to 1 child aged 11 years and under): Twin or double bed, single folding bed, private bath or shower and WC.
Family Room - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults OR 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 11 years and under): Twin or double bed, double sofa bed or single folding beds, private bath or shower and WC.
Suite - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults OR 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 11 years and under): Twin or double bed, double sofa bed, private bath or shower and WC.
Single Room - sleeps 1: Single bed, private shower and WC.
- indoor pool
- spa area with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath
- extra charge for massage
- fitness room
- WiFi in rooms and public areas
- ski lockers
- 2 lifts
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 3-course buffet evening meals (may be waiter-served during low occupancy)
- New Year's Eve gala dinner 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.