Centrally located, 150m from ski lifts
- Half Board
- 150m to slopes
- 150m from ski lift
- Centrally Located
The Iglika’s got that modern alpine look, mixing minimalist wooden décor with pops of classic gingham print. You’ll be in the town centre, close to all the best restaurants and bars, while still only a short walk from the slopes. The hotel is between the Yastrebets gondola in one direction and the Sitnyakovo Express chairlift in the other, which opens up both sides of the piste map to you.
When you’re back from the slopes, help yourself to a well-deserved pastry and warming cup of tea or coffee from 4-5pm. For some chilled-out après, you can swim some laps of the pool or breathe in the relaxing scents of the herbal sauna. There’s a play area for kids too, with crafts and story times on most evenings, plus a games room with table tennis, darts and a PS5.
In the resort centre
6 minutes' walk to the Sitnyakovo Express chairlift
8 minutes' walk to the Martinovo baraki chairlift and the ski school meeting point
8 minutes' walk to the Yastrebets gondola
All rooms are non-smoking and have a flatscreen TV with English channels, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, safe and tea and coffee making facilities, with coffee and tea available for an extra charge.
Double room - sleeps 1-3: Double bed or twin beds, chair bed, private bath, WC and balcony.
Double room - sleeps 1-3: Double bed or twin beds, chair bed, private shower and WC.
Studio - sleeps 1-4 (max 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old): Double bed or twin beds, double sofa bed, private shower and WC.
Cots are available to hire, free of charge, on request.
Bar and lounge area with fireplace
Restaurant with à la carte menu (extra charge)
Lounge area with fireplace
Heated indoor pool
Spa with Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, steam room and relaxation room
Extra charge for massages and treatments
Games room with board games, darts, table tennis and a PS5
Kids' play area, with hotel-run activities like crafts and storytimes from 5-10pm
Lift to all floors
Offered on a half board basis, breakfast will include a selection of hot and cold options
including cereals, fruit, yogurts, freshly baked breads and pastries, fresh coffee and tea.
A freshly prepared evening meal is provided with a good selection of local and internationally inspired dishes.
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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Hotel Iglika Palace
• Iglika Hotel & Villas, 2010 Borovets, Bulgaria
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