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Pirin River Ski & Spa

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made to feel welcome and looked after by all staff and owners alike. Transfer was waiting and friendly. Hot mulled wine on arrival while bags were taken to room for us. Reception staff were keen and efficient booking last minute ski lessons for us and the owner even got us discount. Never had to wait for ski equipment or the...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Clean, quite, tidy and friendly staff. Stayed with 2 kids (10 and 7 years old). delicious food. It was our second time and looking for to stay next years also. Well located and not far from gondola. Decent suttle in place.

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Thank EdzheBaisa
North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stayed at Pirin River for one week in March and had an amazing time. Right from the beginning of our stay they went above and beyond what was expected! Lovely helpful staff, especially the restaurant waitress, who all helped create a relaxed holiday environment. We picked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Can't wait...

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Thank ashfield2017
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The flat is fully furnished ,very convenient. The owners are helpful and so are the reception ladies. Kitchen staff has a bad attitude, breakfast is good but about dinner, we are vegetarians, so one evening we really enjoyed the meal but the other we didn't. The lady owner is very accommodating. We rented ski equipment in the hotel, it was...

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Thank Yuval C
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We spent two weeks in the hotel - family with a grown up child - it's perfect hotel for the family holiday, satisfying different needs - skiing, relaxing, exercising... Bansko is great place for skiing, and hotel is great for spa - with gym, swimming pool, saunas, massages... It's easy to arrange everything - sport activities, ski lessons, enjoying cocktails...

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Thank Family Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I took my 12 years old girl on her first ski vacation (I skied for the last time 18 years ago!). We chose Pirin River because of a recommendation we got from a family that has been coming there for a few years. I also read the great reviews on TA and then E-mailed Katarina and received detailed and professional...

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PirinRiver, General Manager at Pirin River Ski & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Orit, thank you for your lovely review, I am really glad that you and your daughter had a good time staying with us, especially as it was her first skiing vacation. It was definitely a pleasure for us to have you both as our guests. Regarding every hotel’s dilemma “to buffet or not to buffet”, it is not an...

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Spacious apartment, clean and tidy. Half board with very good food, both breakfast and dinner. Very friendly staff, client oriented. Excellent New Year's Eve party. Ski room and rental in the hotel. Quick transfer to the gondola and back to the hotel. Nice spa (pool, sauna), bar and kids corner. Managed by a nice family; many thanks Katarina for a...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Katarina and team are SO friendly and helpful. From the moment we checked in, we were greeted with grog, given great information about all aspects of our stay - just great. Buffet dinner was good - i hate buffets in general but this was decent. Bus back and forth to lift all day Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have recently returned home from a fabulous stay at the Pirin River. The ability to book everything - the room, transfer and ski hire - through the hotel made for an extremely easy trip. Our flight landed in Sofia at midnight, but within 10 minutes we had met George, our driver, and were on our way to Bansko. It...

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great hotel recommended by friends of ours, rooms are large, staff very friendly good food and very convenient with their own ski hire room. Literally breakfast then into the boot room, boot up, grab skis and out to the minibus they run all day to take you to the gondola. We intend to go back again next February half term...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Pirin River Ski and Spa is TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2015 Winner in three categories - Best Service – number one hotel in Bulgaria, Family (number one hotel in Bansko, number two hotel in Bulgaria) and Bargain (number two hotel in Bansko, number three hotel in Bulgaria). Many wonder – WHY ARE WE THE BEST? Actually, the answer is very simple – we care about our guests and we love what we do. That is why all of us at Pirin River Ski & Spa always do our best to make sure that our guests will have fabulous, fun and carefree holidays. We think that our guests are the ones that can best describe our property. This is what they say.... “…We spent 9 days and every day was special…” “…Amazing service! The front desk was very nice, patient and helpful...” “…If star ratings were awarded on service alone then this hotel would be a 5*…” “…All staff speak English amongst many other languages…” “…On arrival, we were immediately impressed with the hotel and apartment. Both were 'high spec', spotless and modern, yet retaining the traditional Bulgarian style for authenticity…” “…We were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous room we had with a balcony and a view of the mountains. The living / kitchen area is spotlessly clean with a comfy corner couch, a fireplace, dining table, tv and all utensils and cooking facilities you could need. The bed was comfy and there was plenty of storage and a safe. The bathroom again was spotlessly clean…” “…TV stations with dozens of channels worldwide, Internet connection (WiFi) that was awesome and fast…” “…The Spa is really well looked after, 2 saunas, a turkish bath, a nice size pool and a jacuzzi is what you would expect to find at a 5 star hotel...” “…The pool is nice and both our girls loved it. It was always clean, warm enough (in most of the days it had 31-32 degrees C…” “…Massage and treatments were lovely and very good value!...” “…The food.. I have never eaten better food for that money! brilliant!...” “…The breakfasts were really fantastic! A really substantial variety of food to eat. The fresh fruit salads were really good. The eggs and bacon and chocolate pancakes were really great too….” “…Lots of variety with meals and plenty of fruit and vegetables. We were a varied bunch but there was plenty of choice for us all. We've always gone self-catering before but we will certainly be back half board again in this hotel…” “…The hotel has a cozy bar serving amazing hot chocolate and other drinks - the 2 Lev (65p?) bottles of local beer are awesome…” “…The bar man was really lovely too, very friendly and made terrific cocktails…” “…One of the real selling points for this hotel is that you can get your lift pass and equipment at the hotel! If the equipment you want is not available at the hotel then they will arrange it for you with other shops in the town, they were really accommodating to us…” “…There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to the gondola, and we never waited more than 5 minutes for the driver to appear. Perfect with the kids. I didn't have to carry 2 sets of skis far at all!...” “…The hotel organised our transfers to and from Sofia and the drivers were friendly and punctual, and the cars very comfortable…” “…An advantage for us was also the parking…” “…Situated half way between the gondola and the old town it is in a perfect location…” “…I liked the location as it was very quiet, not on a main road or next to any night clubs - however a very short walk to those!...” “…Everything was so easy . We didn't leave the hotel except to ski…” “…You really get there, for a reasonable price, significant utility, quality, simplicity... and a warm atmosphere…” What should we say? Fantastic description! A big THANK YOU to all of you for your kind words! You all are the reason why we love what we do… and an inspiration for us to continue improving… You have not been in Pirin River Ski & Spa yet? Well, maybe it is time for you to visit and write your own story about Pirin River Ski & Spa...right here on TripAdvisor... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pirin River Ski & Spa

Address: Ikonom K. Chuchulayn 74-78, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria (Formerly Pirin Rise Apartments)
Region: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Bansko
Price Range: €107 - €1,044 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirin River Ski & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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#1 Spa Hotel in Bansko
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“ask reception for woods for fire place.”
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“There are apartments with steep stairs, if you have small kids try to avoid those.”
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