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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bariakov Family Hotel

    Bariakov Family Hotel hotel bansko Just a short walk away from the Gondola ski lift of Bansko with a beautiful view towards the Pirin Mountains and Bansko Ski Center, Bariakov Hotel in Bansko enjoys a privileged location just a stone's throw away from Bansko old town and Bansko Gondola ski lift. All rooms of Bariakov Family Hotel in Bansko, provide guests with all necessary facilities such as private bathroom, TV, hairdryer, mini-fridge and free wi-fi. Furthermore, the attentive staff of Bariakov Hotel in Bansko can help to plan excursions to various points of interests and picturesque towns such as Melnik, Dobarsko Belitsa, Rozhen and Rila Monasteries. Transfers to Sofia, Plovdiv and Thessaloniki Airports, all set 160 km away can be arranged by Hotel Bariakov for an easy transport and a comfortable accommodation in Bansko, Bulgaria.

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  • Elegant Lux Hotel

    Elegant Lux Hotel hotel bansko The outstanding location of Elegant Lux hotel in Bansko, provides to hotel guests easy sightseeing and ski in/ski out experience, as the hotel is conveniently located near Bansko old town and the Gondola ski lift as well. Elegant Lux hotel in Bansko, charms all visitors for the kind hospitality of the personnel and the hotel's elegance as it combines luxury with simplicity, for an ideal accommodation in Bansko. All hotel rooms offer spectacular views towards Bansko ski center and furthermore Elegant Lux hotel in Bansko provides guests with a free shuttle bus towards Gondola ski lift and back during the ski season, distingushing among Bansko hotels.

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  • Vikoni Family Hotel

    Vikoni Family Hotel  hotel bansko Traditionally built with modern interior design and rooms with balcony overlooking the mountains and Bansko ski center, Vikoni Family Hotel in Bansko town, offers clean and cosy rooms at truly competitive rates among Bansko hotels. Delicious dishes are daily served at the hotel's folk style restaurant (mehana), varying from regional to european recipies, in a relaxing and homely ambience right next to the hotel's fireplace, ideally after a long day on Bansko ski center ski slopes. Vikoni Family Hotel offers to all hotel's guests a very hospitable enviroment at a peaceful location near Bansko town center and just 800 meters away from Gondola ski lift, which is further enhanced by the free shuttle service provided towards Gondola ski lift, for a unique accommodation in Bansko!

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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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  • Rahoff Family Hotel

    Rahoff Family Hotel hotel bansko Conveniently located in a quiet district of Bansko town, just 250 meters away from the Gondola ski lift and just a 10 minute walk towards Bansko old town, Rahoff hotel in Bansko is a cozy and comfortable hotel with beautiful panoramic views towards Pirin mountain and Bansko ski center. Rahoff hotel in Bansko offers to guests important recreational facilities such as the hotel's sauna, jacuzzi, fitness area and massage room, for a reviving accommodation in Bansko.

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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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  • Redenka Palace

    Redenka Palace hotel bansko Redenka Palace 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 Palace 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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  • Chalet Elegant

    Chalet Elegant hotel bansko All hotel rooms of Elegant Chalet hotel in Bansko provide hotel guests with balcony and beautiful view of the mountainous landscapes of Bansko and furthermore they contain a fully equipped kitchen for self catering service. The hotel reception operates 24 hours a day and there is a free ski storage space for all hotel guests and moreover, Elegant Chalet hotel in Bansko provides with free use of sauna jacuzzi and fitness center, for a relaxing accommodation in Bansko. Elegant Chalet in Bansko offers to hotel guests free wireless internet access throughout the whole hotel property, a restaurant with Bulgarian and international dishes, as well as a supreme location among Bansko hotels!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dumanov Hotel

    Dumanov Hotel hotel bansko Enjoying a superb location just 150 meters away from the Gondola ski lift, Dumanov Hotel offers affordable accommodation in Bansko for guests who wish to combine comfort with good hotel rates and a great location, within small walking distance from the Gondola skil ift and Bansko Town center, where all cafes, bars, restaurants and shops are located. Dumanov Hotel in Bansko, Bulgaria provides to guests free use of the hotel's steam bath, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre, wireless internet and private parking lot as well. All rooms of Dumanov Hotel in Bansko provide balconies and come equipped with TV, minibar, private bathroom, hairdryer and free toiletries. Dumanov Hotel has been traditionally built with strong elements of wood and stone, creating a very cozy ambience and is the ideal option for guests who look for hotels in Bansko that are centrally located and offer comfortable and inexpensive accommodation in Bansko, Bulgaria!

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  • Vihren Palace

    Vihren Palace hotel bansko Vihren Palace spa hotel, is a luxurious ski-in ski-out hotel complex in Bansko, strategically located just 80 meters away from the gondola ski lift and just a 5 minute walk away from the town center of Bansko Town. Decorated in a traditional bulgarian style, Vihren Palace spa hotel in Bansko offer numerous important facilities and services, such as hairdresser salon, shops, children's playground, private garage, ski wardrobe and a fully equipped spa/wellness center, making Vihren Palace spa hotel an ideal choice for skiers and winter sport fans who look for luxury accommodation, among Bansko hotels. Furthermore during the ski season, there is a free shuttle bus at 08:30 09:30 and 10:30 that goes directly to the ski slopes Shiligarnika and Banderishka, which is a very important service to all hotel guests, that distinguishes Vihren Palace Spa Hotel, among Bansko Hotels!

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  • Elegant Spa Hotel

    Elegant Spa Hotel hotel bansko Elegant Spa Hotel hotel in Bansko is strategically located among Bansko hotels, just a 2 minute walk away from Gondola ski lift and a 7 minute walk away from Bansko old town, offering stylish apartments with kichenette and spectacular view towards Pirin mountain and Bansko ski center. The excellent spa and recreational area of Elegant Spa hotel in Bansko, ensures for total relaxation to all hotel guests, who can experience a luxurious and fully equipped spa centre with recreational area that offers aromatherapy, massage therapies, wellness therapies, cosmetic studio, indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and fitness center, for a unique accommodation in Bansko.

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  • Winslow Elegance Hotel

    Winslow Elegance Hotel hotel bansko Winslow Elegance is an apartment hotel in Bansko ski resort, Bulgaria consisted of two buildings and a big, lush garden. Located just 800 meters away from the Gondola sk lift, combines a central location, yet in a quite neighbourhood far away from the noise of the town. It also features an indoor spa and wellness center with jacuzzi / sauna / steam bath / massage services, a cold plunge pool for after sauna use, a fitness room, a game room and a bar. Winslow Elegance hotel in Bansko, boast elegant and roomy apartments, decorated with paintings and equipped with premium-grade furniture. Winslow Elegance hotel provides central and affordable accommodation in Bansko and is a very good value for money option among Bansko hotels.

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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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  • 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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  • Bisser Family Hotel

    Bisser Family Hotel hotel bansko Overlooking the gorgeous mountain of Pirin and the ski slopes of Bansko ski center, all rooms of Bisser Family Hotel in Bansko are neat and cozy containing all necessary facilities and amenities, including free wireless internet throughout the hotel. Located between Bansko Town center and the gondola ski lift, makes is it easy to discover the greater area of Bansko Town on foot, moreover guests can use the hotel's regular free shuttle service towards the gondola ski lift, for visiting Bansko ski center. Important facilities such as the free use of the sauna and the hotel's rustic restaurant "mehana" (traditional tavern) offering local and international specialities by the fireplace, is an important added value for choosing Bisser Family Hotel in Bansko, for your accommodation among Bansko hotels!

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