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

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