Conveniently situated offering quick & easy access to both the slopes & resort centre
- Half Board
- 1 minute's walk to the resort centre, lifts and ski school meeting point
- Indoor pool and wellness facilities including sauna, steam room and whirlpool
- Supervised kids' play area, and games room
- Wi-fi Available
The Hotel Flora is set in an ideal location, with the resort centre, lifts and ski school meeting point just a minute's walk away. The lobby and à la carte restaurant are stylish - a look that flows throughout the hotel. The rooms are small, but comfortably furnished and most have balconies so you can wake up to crisp mountain air. There's simple local and international fare available in the two restaurants on site, and you can relax in the lobby bar with a coffee or cold beer.
- 1 minute's walk to the resort centre and lifts
- 2 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
All rooms have a TV, fridge and safe.
Twin room - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private bathroom with shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 1-3: twin beds, single sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, WC and balcony.
Type B1 studio - sleeps 2-3: double bed, single sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, WC and balcony.
Type C apartment - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 11 years): double bedroom, living room with double sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, WC and balcony.
- lobby bar
- à la carte restaurant
- indoor pool
- fitness room
- extra charge for sauna, steam room, whirlpool and massages
- extra charge for pool table
- supervised kids' play area with toys (3-8pm)
- free WiFi
- lift to all floors
- 120 rooms
- welcome drink
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 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.
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