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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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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