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

  • Tanne Hotel

    Tanne Hotel hotel bansko Superbly located among Bansko hotels, just a few minute walk away from the Gondola ski lift and Bansko town center, Tanne Hotel in Bansko is open throughout the whole year and offers to guests a cozy ambience for relaxing holidays in discreet luxury. Tanne Hotel in Bansko is a traditionally built chalet style hotel with spacious and clean rooms that provide to guests all necessary facilities and also wonderful views towards the mountainous landscapes, at a very distinguished location among hotels in Bansko. Tanne Hotel in Bansko offers a variety of dining options serving local and international cuisine in the hotel's traditional restaurant (Mehana), furthermore daily cooked breakfast takes place every morning in the hotel's breakfast hall, with a magnificent view towards the mountains.

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  • Mountview Lodge

    Mountview Lodge hotel bansko Mountview Lodge hotel in Bansko is centrally located next to Bansko Town center and has a beautiful architecture style which is a blend of alpine with balkan elements, such as the extensive use of wood and stone, with a finish of steep alpine-style roof tops. Bansko Town center center and the gondola ski lift, is only a short walk away, making Mountview Lodge hotel a great option among Bansko hotels, providing a central location, important facilities and services, as well as clean and neat rooms for an exceptional accommodation in Bansko Town!

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  • Lucky Bansko Hotel

    Lucky Bansko Hotel hotel bansko Lucky Bansko hotel is a luxurious 4-star superior hotel in Bansko and moreover the first hotel in Bansko that was designed and built in compliance with the requirements of the global leading hotel standards. Lucky Bansko hotel is consisted by impacted resistant glass in the hotel section and wall-to-wall carpeting in all rooms, making the Lucky Bansko a noise-insulated hotel, providing all hotel guests with the ultimate peace and calmness, among Bansko hotels. If you visit Bansko for its top class ski center or just the absolute spa experience, Lucky Bansko hotel is the right spot for your accommodation in Bansko, where simplicity and hospitality coexist with luxury!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grand Montana Hotel

    Grand Montana Hotel hotel bansko Grand Montana Hotel in Bansko, offers a great on-site recreational area providing with spa facilities and sports center with swimming pool, making for an ideal option for accommodation among Bansko Hotels. Grand Montana hotel in Bansko, provides to all hotel guests 4-star class services, such the free wi-fi throughout the whole hotel, free ski bus shuttle service towards the gondola ski lift and restaurant with local and international specialties, for a pleasant accommodation in Bansko Town. Grand Montana hotel rooms, provide guests with magnificent views towards the snow-capped peaks of Pirin Mountain and Bansko ski center even from inside their rooms. Grand Montana hotel in Bansko, is ideally situated in the most prestigious and quiet district of Bansko ski resort within walking distance from gondola ski lift and offer to guests mid-upscale facilities, services and welcoming personnel, for a wonderful accommodation among Bansko hotels!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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