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

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