Some brief information for Bansko, Bulgaria

One of the largest winter resorts of Bulgaria is situated on 925 meters above the sea level at the foot of the Pirin mountain – at a distance of 150 km from Sofia and 96 km from Blagoevgrad. Over the years, Bansko gradually established itself as one of the leading winter ski resorts in the country and the region, which attracts many Bulgarian and foreign tourists.

Without a doubt, Bansko is famous among tourists basically as a skiing and a snowboarding destination. The total length of the ski tracks is 75 km, as the longest of them is 16 km long. About 90% of all 16 tracks are equipped with canons for artificial snow for high-quality and long-lasting snow cover. There is also a track equipped with lights for night skiing in the region. An open-air ice skating ring works in the town during the winter season. The highest point of the ski center is 2560. The greatest challenge for the skiers in Bansko is the track Tomba, named after the Italian skier Alberto Tomba. A cabin lift is available for the tourists. It takes them from the starting point of the ski lift station in the town of Bansko to Banderishka Polyana. The town is connected with the ski zone and with a 7 km long ski road.

There are multiple museums and landmarks in the town. 130 architectural and historical monuments of culture are registered, seven of which are of national significance.

More information can be found on Bulgaria Travel Portal

There are several legends about who founded Bansko. According to one of them, Bansko was founded by people who lived in Dobarsko, a village in Rila, itself according to a legend founded by the blinded army of Tsar Samuil. Another legend claims that Bansko was founded by an Italian painter by the name of Ciociolino, hence the existence of the name Chucholin in Bansko.

Still according to another version it was a Slavic tribe called the Peruns, who lived in Pirin and worshiped Perun, that founded the village later to become a town. There are a number of ethnographic texts, legends, prayers and oratories, which lend credence to this legend.

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List of all hotels in Bansko

The most enjoyable hotels in Bansko

  • Lazur Family Hotel

    Lazur Family Hotel hotel bansko The strategic location of Lazur Family hotel in Bansko, being just a 5 minute walk away form the Gondola ski lift and within small walking distance to Bansko ski center, makes Lazur Family hotel a top choice among Bansko hotels. Lazur family hotel in Bansko town is an ideal choice for guests who wish to experience pure Bulgarian hospitality, as the hotel is family run and also because of its traditional restaurant(mehana) as well, where local Bulgarian specialities are served. Lazur Family Hotel in Bansko is open throughout the whole year and during the summer frequent barbeque nights take place in the hotel's garden, where guests can experience a truly Bulgarian hospitality, among Bansko hotels!

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  • All Seasons Hotel Club

    All Seasons Hotel Club hotel bansko All Seasons Hotel Club in Bansko, is a brand new 4 star resort hotel, ideally located nearby the gondola ski lift and the bars, restaurants and shops of Bansko old town. All Seasons Hotel Club distinguishes for its prime location near Bansko old town, the beautiful views, its traditional Bulgarian architectural style, the excellent leisure facilities and the high standards of room comfort, that makes the hotel club property an ideal spot for relaxing spa and ski accommodation in Bansko. All Seasons Hotel Club in Bansko, boasts 400 square meters of the highest quality leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wellness area with sauna, steam room, massage room and a beautifully appointed bar restaurant, for relaxing accommodation in Bansko.

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  • Ida Hotel

    Ida Hotel hotel bansko Featuring a cozy ambience and a homely environment, Ida Hotel in Bansko is supremely located just 500 meters away from the Bansko Gondola Ski List , offering clean and spacious rooms with affordable prices and free use of the spa area and the indoor heated swimming pool. Furthermore, the hotel's spa and wellness area area provides to guests a sauna, a jacuzzi, a fitness centre, a massage room and an indoor heated swimming pool. Ida Hotel is the ideal option for guests who search for quality and inexpensive accommodation in Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria nearby the Gondola Ski Lift with spa facilities and swimming pool.

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  • Saint Ivan Rilski Hotel

    Saint Ivan Rilski Hotel hotel bansko Situated at the most prestigious area of Bansko ski resort among luxury hotel properties and within just a 15-minute walk towards Gondola ski lift and Bansko Town, Saint Ivan Rilski hotel and spa is a top choice for accommodation in Bansko among luxury hotels. The 4-star Saint Ivan Rilski hotel in Bansko stretches over an area of 13,000 m and its highlight is the 1,000 m health and sports centre, which includes a luxurious spa and an indoor swimming pool, which is illuminated with natural light and features a wide relaxation area. The free access to swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, gym and the free shuttle to the Gondola ski lift makes Saint Ivan Rilski a top choice among Bansko hotels for an affordable luxury accommodation in Bansko!

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  • Pirin River Hotel & Spa

    Pirin River Hotel & Spa hotel bansko Pirin River Ski & Spa hotel in Bansko, is centrally located just a 5-minute walk away from Bansko main square and only 450 meters away from the Gondola ski lift, providing hotel guests with important free services such as: wifi, private parking, spa use and transportation from/to Gondola ski lift. All studios and apartments of Pirin River ski & spa hotel in Bansko, are clean and comfortable providing to hotel guests a fully equipped kitchen and free wireless internet, whilst most of them feature fireplace as well. Pirin River hotel in Bansko offers to guests and families a big garden with chaise-longues for relaxing and a playground with swings and slides for children, whilst the fully equipped spa center ensures for the ultimate relaxation among Bansko hotels!

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  • Fantasy Apartments

    Fantasy Apartments hotel bansko Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk away from Gondola ski lift in Bansko, Fantasy Apartments in Bansko town offers to guests clean and spacious apartments with balcony or terrace and furthermore, a sauna and a fitness room. All hotel apartments at Fantasy in Bansko contain a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker and living room area, for a comfortable accommodation in Bansko. At the restaurant of Fantasy Apartments in Bansko, hotel guests can enjoy a selection of local dishes and fine wines, whilst the owners will help organise for horse riding classes, hiking tours and any information you may need for skiing, at the ski center of Bansko!

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  • Snowplough Apartments

    Snowplough Apartments hotel bansko Snowplough hotel is situated in a quiet district of Bansko town, within an approximate 15 minute walk towards the gondola ski lift and about a 10 minute walk away from Bansko town center, where all important tourist attractions are located. Snowplough hotel is an ideal choice among Bansko hotels, for skiers and winter sport fans, who seek for clean and comfortable self catered apartments at good hotel rates and within easy access to Bansko ski center!

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  • Premier Mount Resort

    Premier Mount Resort hotel bansko Premier Luxury Mountain Resort a newly built 5 Star luxury hotel in Bansko, Bulgaria and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, located at the foothills of the majestic Pirin Mountain offering luxury accommodation in Bansko. Each one of the hotel's 114 spacious rooms is beautifully decorated and designed to be a place where distinctive style and luxury create an enjoyable, relaxing environment, making Premier Mountain Resort one of the best hotels in Bansko town. Along with the luxury accommodation, Premier Hotel in Bansko is ideal for after ski activities at Bansko ski center, with its two restaurants, "Ambrosia" a la carte restaurant serving greek and mediterranean cuisine and "Dionysos" buffet style restaurant and furthermore hotel guests can also enjoy superbly made drinks and cocktails at the hotel's lobby bar, "Nectar"

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  • Redenka Lodge

    Redenka Lodge hotel bansko Redenka Lodge hotel in Bansko, is one of the 3 luxurius hotels that are located inside the modern hotel complex Redenka Holiday Club, located approximately 8 km away from Bansko ski resort and 2 km away from Bansko golf course, overlooking the gorgeous Pirin mountains on the south and the Rila mountains on the north. Furthermore, Redenka Lodge hotel in Bansko, offers important services and facilities such as childrens' playground, heated indoor swimming pool, private parking, ski storage room and conference area, making it an ideal choice for accommodation among Bansko hotels. Situated next to the golf course of Bansko, the hotel complex Redenka Holiday Club is a great accommodation choice for golfers, as well as skiers and winter sport fans, who can relax after skiing on Bansko ski center slopes, in the recreational area of Redenka Holiday Club hotel complex, that provides fitness center, wellness/spa center, restaurants and cafe/bars!

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  • Winslow Highland Hotel

    Winslow Highland Hotel hotel bansko Winslow Highland hotel in Bansko provides 60 apartments in a compact building, specially designed to preserve a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere during the ski season. Winslow Highland hotel in Bansko, features a modern spa centre (available at an additional charge) with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and a well-equipped fitness area. Winslow Highland is the ideal option for travellers who look for affordable hotels in Bansko with a good location and spacious rooms, for a comfortable and relaxing accommodation in Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria.

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  • Belmont Hotel

    Belmont Hotel hotel bansko Belmont Hotel is a brand new 3 star hotel in Bansko, offering 50 neat and clean apartments with a living room, bedroom, kitchenette and studios that are equipped with modern facilities so as to make for a comfortable accommodation in Bansko Town. This hotel in Bansko is open throughout the whole year, providing guests with luxurious facilities such as the indoor swimming pool & its bar, fitness center and a lobby bar as well, ready to welcome hotel guests at any time of the day for a refreshment or snack. Accommodation in Belmont Hotel, is ideal for staying in a very vibrant area of Bansko Town and easy to explore Bansko and its life on foot, which distuingishes Belmont Hotel, among Bansko Hotels. Moreover, being so close to the gondola ski lift, Belmont hotel in Bansko, offers an almost ski in - ski out experience for skiers & winter sport fans, who can end their day in the relaxing area of Belmont Hotel where the sauna, jacuzzi and steam room are provided for the hotel guests' recreation!

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  • Kalistrina House

    Kalistrina House hotel bansko Situated near Bansko train and bus station within 5 minute walk away from Bansko town center, Kalistrina Family House offers inexpensive accommodation in Bansko town, Bulgaria and features panoramic views of Pirin mountains and Bansko ski center. Kalistrina Family House in Bansko town, offers a wonderful garden with barbeque facilities for outdoor dining and special events. Important facilities and services such as the ski and snowboard equipment shop, as well as the ski school that are provided by the hotel, distinguish Kalistrina Family House among Bansko hotels, in Bulgaria!

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  • Grand Hotel Bansko

    Grand Hotel Bansko hotel bansko Grand Hotel Bansko is a luxurious hotel complex located in Bansko ski resort, offering 2 large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped spa and wellness area with gym and a casino as well. Furthermore, Grand Hotel in Bansko is distinguished among Bansko hotels, for its vibrant amusement, as it provides with a lobby bar, a pool bar, a night bar, a night club with frequent live shows and a casino with classic roulette tables. Staro Bansko is the hotel's traditional Bulgarian restaurant offering a cosy, local atmosphere. The Grand Hotel Bansko complex offers a great variety of services, including transfers to the ski centre of Bansko and the village of Dobrinishte, ski rental, ski instructors and mountain guides. Grand Hotel in Bansko is a top choice for accommodation in Banski ski resort, Bulgaria as it offers exceptional high class services at value for money rates.

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  • Royal Towers Hotel

    Royal Towers Hotel hotel bansko Supremely located just 100 meters from the Gondola ski lift, Bansko Royal Towers Hotel, is an absolutely ski-in ski out hotel in Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria, offering clean, comfortable and affordable apartments with all modern facilities and amenities. Royal Towers hotel in Bansko is situated right next to Glazne River and all of its apartments provide beautiful views towards the river or the snow-capped mountains of Bansko ski center. The premium location of Bansko Royal Towers Hotel just a stone's throw away from the Gondola ski lift and just a short 10 minute walk from the historical centre of Bansko Town with the cosy bars and taverns plus its very competitive rates, makes it one of the best hotel options for accommodation in Bansko, Bulgaria!

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  • Banderitsa Hotel

    Banderitsa Hotel hotel bansko Centrally located in Bansko Town, next to Glazne river and within walking distance from the gondola ski lift, Banderitsa Hotel & Spa offers stunning views of mountain Pirin and the ski slopes of Bansko ski cente, for a wonderful and relaxing accommodation in Bansko. Banderitsa Hotel outlets, such as the irish pub and the cafe-restaurant, add relaxing moments to guests' accommodation in Bansko and the opportunity to try tasteful local specialities and drinks. Starting the day in Banderitsa Hotel & Spa, with a rich buffet breakfast and a free shuttle service to gondola ski lift, guarantees for good stamina on the ski slopes of Bansko ski center and for a superb holiday, among Bansko hotels!

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  • Redenka Chalets

    Redenka Chalets hotel bansko Redenka Chalets is a chalet-style hotel in Bansko and part of the 3 luxurius hotels that are located inside the modern hotel complex Redenka Holiday Club, located approximately 8 km away from Bansko ski resort and 2 km away from Bansko golf course, overlooking the gorgeous Pirin mountains on the south and the Rila mountains on the north. Furthermore, Redenka Chalets, chalet-style hotel in Bansko offers important services and facilities such as childrens' playground, heated indoor swimming pool, private parking, ski storage room and conference area, making it an ideal choice for accommodation among Bansko hotels. Situated next to the golf course of Bansko, the hotel complex Redenka Holiday Club is a great accommodation choice for golfers, as well as skiers and winter sport fans, who can relax after skiing on Bansko ski center slopes, in the recreational area of Redenka Holiday Club hotel complex, that provides fitness center, wellness/spa center, restaurants and cafe/bars!

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  • Sunrise Park Hotel

    Sunrise Park Hotel hotel bansko Conveniently situated on the east side of Bansko town and within short walking distance from the gondola ski lift, Sunrise Park & Spa hotel in Bansko, offers comfortable apartments with all modern amenities and facilities. Sunrise Park hotel & spa is surrounded by a large garden, ideally for strolling among wonderful landscapes with a barbeque area to use on special days, making the hotel a top choice for accommodation in Bansko. Sunrise Park hotel and spa offers to hotel guests important services such as free wireless internet in the hotel's public areas, private underground parking, fully equipped spa center and ski wardrobe, making for a wonderful accommodation among Bansko hotels!

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  • Kralev Dvor Hotel

    Kralev Dvor Hotel hotel bansko Kralev Dvor hotel in Bansko town, is named on one of the most beautiful peaks of mountain Pirin and is one of the most charming family hotels in Bansko, having been awarded with the best family hotel prize, by the mayor of Bansko town in 2009. Conveniently located in quiet road of Bansko town center, Kralev Dvor hotel is ideally based among Bansko hotels, for visiting the historical center and Gondola ski lift within 15 minutes walk, however there is a shuttle service to Gondola ski lift provided as well. Kralev Dvor hotel in Bansko town, is an ideal hotel establishment for relaxation and accommodation in comfort, providing with spacious, shiny clean rooms and warm hospitality from the hosts to all hotel guests. Kralev Dvor hotel in Bansko Town, has been certified with a "Green House" diploma, for using economically water and energetic recources , recycling the garbage , supporting actions for saving the nature and is active representative of the regional culture and regional food products, provided to all of its hotel guests in Bansko town!

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  • Valentina Heights Chalet

    Valentina Heights Chalet hotel bansko Modern and luxurious, Valentina Heights Hotel in Bansko offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, located just a 5 minute walk away from the Gondola ski lift. The welcoming staff of Valentina Heights hotel in Bansko can help organising airport transfers, ski equipment hire, ski lessons and excursions, for an unforgettable accommodation in Bansko. Conveniently located only a few minutes walk from shops, bars, restaurants, Bansko old town and the nightlife of Bansko town, Valentina Heights Chalet, is a top choice among Bansko hotels!

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  • Emerald Spa Hotel

    Emerald Spa Hotel hotel bansko Emerald Spa hotel is a ski in ski out hotel in Bansko town with spectacular views of Mountain Pirin and the ski slopes of Bansko ski center as well. Located just a 5 minute walk away from the gondola ski lift that transports skiers and winter sport fans to the ski slopes of Bansko ski center, Emerald Spa hotel in Bansko, offers stylish and spacious rooms with superb views of Bansko mountainous landscapes. Emerald Spa Hotel is a premium hotel for accommodation in Bansko, as there is a wide range of apres-ski recreational facilities for skiers and winter sport fans, such as the indoor heated swimming pool, the spa center and the welness center offering various treatments and massage as well.

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