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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mont Blanc Hotel

    Mont Blanc Hotel  hotel bansko All apartments disposed by the hotel are clean and comfortable, whilst the central location of Mont Blanc hotel in Bansko, being just 600 meters away from the Gondola ski lift, makes for an ideal accommodation in Bansko among skiers and winter sport fans. Furthermore, Mont Blanc hotel in Bansko offers a well-organized recreational area as well, with sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and gym. If you look for well-equipped, spacious and clean apartments on a good location and at reasonable prices, then Mont Blanc hotel is a top choice for your accommodation among Bansko hotels!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bansko Castle Lodge

    Bansko Castle Lodge hotel bansko Located in the peaceful district of Saint Ivan, Hotel Bansko Castle Lodge provide guests with private chalets and Villas in Bansko Ski Resort, Bulgaria. Consisted of 18 cottages, Bansko Castle Lodge is the ideal option for guests who look for private accommodation in Bansko Ski Resort, Bulgaria. All of these Chalets in the hotel Bansko Castle Lodge have been constructed up to the highest standards and differentiate from the typical hotels in Bansko, as they offer private chalet accommodation in Bansko, ideally for families and couples.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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