Scenic location, just 5 minutes' walk to the resort centre. Free shuttle bus to and from the slopes. Popular with young groups. Café and bar with open fireplace and occasional live guitar music.
- Half Board
The rooms are simple but comfortable, and many also have fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
Great for groups, the hotel has plenty of ways to relax and rejuvenate after skiing.
Refresh yourself with a swim in the large indoor pool, unwind in the sauna or treat yourself to a massage.
If you've still got the energy, you can go throw some shapes on the disco’s dancefloor.
The spacious restaurant serves a variety of simple fare, with generous portions. Or you can try out Bulgarian favourites in the hotel’s own tavern, which is decorated in authentic Rhodopi style. And for a post-dinner tipple, try the café bar in the lobby, where you may catch some traditional live guitar music.
What's Nearby· central location surrounded by beautiful scenery · 5 minutes' walk to the resort centre · 10 minutes to the slopes via a free shuttle bus
LocationNestled amongst the pine trees in the lower part of resort, further down the mountain it’s named after, the Snezhanka is still just a short walk from a range of restaurants, supermarkets and bars.
All rooms have a cable TV, hairdryer and fridge.
Small twin room - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): twin beds, single sofa bed, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3: twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath and WC.
Twin room with balcony - sleeps 1-3 (max 2 adults): twin beds, single sofa bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Type C1 apartment - sleeps 2-4: double bedroom, living room with double sofa bed, kitchenette with hob, fridge and sink, private shower and WC, and balcony.
Family room with balcony - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults): twin beds, double sofa bed, private bath, WC and balcony.
Facilities· café and bar with open fireplace · indoor pool · extra charge for sauna and massages · traditional tavern · disco · free WiFi in rooms and public areas · ski storage · lift to all floors · 67 rooms and 18 apartments
Meals· welcome drink · hot and cold buffet breakfast · 3-course evening meals with a starter buffet, choice of 4 mains, salad buffet and dessert buffet · free small beer, glass of wine or soft drink with evening meals · Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
As with Borovets, Pamporovo suffers from many of the age-old complaints about skiing in Eastern Europe - dull food, lousy accommodation, thefts, bad queues and poor maintenance of lifts and runs. The list of whinges goes on and, unfortunately, they are largely true. But that misses the point… These resorts aren't catering for the Swiss Brigade - they aim to attract people on slimmer budgets who want to learn to ski inexpensively. And they are successful. Pamporovo has an excellent ski school and a good crèche, while the runs are best suited to beginners and lower intermediates (25 km). The queues aren't too bad and the scenery is quite impressive. The resort itself has everything you'll need, although it is very basic. Most people stay in the two main hotels, Perelik and Moutgaret, which are fine by Eastern European standards.
Overall, Pamporovo is a very cheap place to learn, with low prices and limited skiing. If you can smile and ignore the many faults, it makes a perfectly reasonable place to visit for a first-timer, although the snow can be unreliable, particularly late in the season.
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