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Sofia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on a conference, that was quite well organized, but at evening food was nasty and rooms are quite old-fashioned and bath is dirty. The lobby is more than OK, WiFi is free. So if you don't have better choice you can use this hotel.

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MarketingDepRil... h, Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Lubo G, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor and sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear, that you are satisfied with the organizing of the conference. Thank you also for your positive comments about the lobby of the hotel and the Wi Fi service. We have shared your comments...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

incredible business atmosphere combined with spectacular views and alpine style .Many good and adequate service. suitable for hiking, winter fun and also a spa. Just the best place for best price. Incredible

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MarketingDepRil... h, Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Stanislav S, Thank you for your feedback ! We assure you that customer satisfaction is our top priority Thank you also, that you appreciate our efforts, to offer to our guests quality service and to make the stay of our guests comfortable. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity again to welcome you as guest in our hotel. Kind...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is one of the oldest hotels in Borovets. It's renovated, but the owners could spent some additional small amounts to put LCD TVs and some chairs on the balcony. The sports bar is nice as well as the night club. The staff is friendly.

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MarketingRila h, Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Peter Z, We would like to thank you for your review. All kinds of reviews about our hotel are very important to us and help us significantly to improve our product and the quality of our service. We would like to thank you for all your positive comments about the sports bar, the night club and the staff....

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel looks pretty nice, the breakfast room has a beautiful view, the swim pool is perfect for swimming and the staff is nice an helpful. The lounge has a beatufiul fireplace and a welcoming bar. I just mentioned the pool because I love swimming, but there are 2 hot tubs waiting for you to relax and and some saunas...

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MarketingRila h, Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs/Ms. Fabiana A, Thank you for sending your feedback! We truly appreciate costumers who take the time to let us know about their experiences during their stay in our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We would like to thank you for all your positive comments about our hotel, bars, service,...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The hotel is recently renovated and everything looks fresh and new. We had breakfast and dinner and the food and the service were good. Twin room was spacious, with big balcony. The location is also great - in the heart of the resort, next to some of the slopes.

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. MadiYo, Thank you very much for the positive review! It is a pleasure for us to know that you are satisfied with our hotel service! Your amazing holiday is our missioin! We would like to invite you again for another wonderful stay in our hotel! Have a nice evening! Kind regards, Rila Borovets Team

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We are just considering our next ski holiday, and took the opportunity to find out if there have been any improvemnets since last January at The Rila. We have stayed at the Rila three times over the last 10 years. We have seen the downstairs refurbishment first hand, although perhaps the money would have been better spent on the upstairs...

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear HBliss62, Thank you for the feedback! We really appreciate the fact that you took from your valuable time to write us! Your opinion is very important for us in order to improve some shortcomings. Concerning your review, we would like to add that the hotel had a massive renovation of the common areas last year. The refurbishmen of some...

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This large hotel plonked in the heart of Borovets is by Bulgarian standards, rather flash. Certainly the entrance area and lower bar/patio reflects a 4 star ambience. The front counter staff were very friendly and buffet breakfast varied enough for any taste. The mattresses however were in need of replacement and tv's need to be replaced for LCD models! This...

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs./ Mrs. Ant P, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate when our guests took from their valuable time to let us know how pleasant was their stay in ''Rila'', Borovets hotel! We are happy to read that you liked our hotel service and friendly staff! We would like to note that some of the rooms will...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you are in Sofia and have one day off overnight go to the Rila Hotel . In the morning, just three - four hours can climb to the highest peak on the Balkans - Musala. Great views , a bit extreme tourism will leave an unforgettable impression .

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mr. VZashev, Thank you very much for your feedback! We would like also to thank you for your kind words regarding your unforgettable impression in Borovets, especially the highest peak on the Balkans - Musala and our hotel. We really appreciate that you advise all TripAdvisor's visitors to have one day off overnight in Rila Borovets Hotel! We look...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel in August, mainly for the Udaya Yoga Festival. Although the yoga festival was fantastic, the hotel itself didn't live up to its four-stars standard. It's an old building and although the lobby and spa center are renovated and very nice, the rooms are old and not very clean. There was plenty of choice at the...

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Nadejda K, We would like to thank you for the shared opinion! We are pleased to read that you liked the Udaya Yoga Festival and the hotel itself! The Yoga Festival was really fantastic! Regarding the Rila Hotel, it underwent a massive renovation in 2015. The renovated hotel offers an impressive Spa center, a panorama bar “The Terrace...

Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 5 days in the hotel, worked online while recording yoga videos. Great wifi, good general customer service. Very well situated for hiking in the mountains. Good spa , went for 3 massages. Will definitely go back. The restaurants in the area are not very vegan / vegetarian friendly. The hotel food was actually better in this regard.

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Nevena K, Director of Sales at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Schalk_DE, Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate that you take valuable time to let us know about your comfortable stay in our hotel. Thank you for your positive coomments concerning the wifi connection, the SPA center and the restaurants. Vegan and vegetarian food are not not available in the most restaurants in the area. However, our restaurants...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The four-star Rila Hotel is the most impressive hotel in Borovets. Built in 1986 by the French company Les Arcs it is one of the largest ski lodges on the Balkan Peninsula. The hotel has an excellent location as a ski-in / ski-out hotel at the very bottom of the ski runs and 200 m from the Gondola lift; 50 m from Sitnyakovo Express and 50 m from Quad chair Martinovi Baraki.Rila Hotel provides holidays perfect for any age and during any season and offers ideal leisure opportunities – sports; spa; various restaurants and entertainments; sightseeing tours and cultural programs. For nature lovers Rila Hotel provides qualified mountain guides and selected hiking trips.Rila Hotel was completely renovated in 2001 and today it offer 256 double rooms and 266 standard studios. All rooms and studios have balconies overlooking the mountain with table and chairs. All are equipped with telephone; radio and satellite TV; bath with bathtub and hair-dryer. The studios have also small kitchenette and refrigerator.The hotel spa centre is the place where guests can pamper themselves with aromatherapy massages. At your disposal are heated indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi; sauna; steam bath and solarium. The Pool Bar is a perfect place for relaxation after the exhausting day on the slopes. Sports lovers will be pleasantly surprised with the modern fitness centre and tennis court.Hotel Rila has 2 restaurants – Rila and Iskar with 300 and 200 seats. Qualitative European cuisine and delicious Bulgarian dishes prepared with love and genuine care are served in cozy ambiance.The Lobby Bar and the Pool Bar are the ideal choice for family and friends. With care dedicated to kids; the hotel provides a hall for games and entertainment, as well as ski kindergarten; where children between 4 and 8 years of age will get their first ski lessons.The hotel offers five conference halls with a capacity to accommodate from 30 to 200 attendees and with modern equipment for presentations and seminars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Rila Borovets

Address: Borovets 2010, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Borovets
Price Range: RM271 - RM1,067 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rila Borovets 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Borovets
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“chose a room facing the tracks”
 of 5 bubbles 502peterz, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms looking onto the slopes offer stunning views but are noisy. If you need your sleep opt for rooms at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles HBliss62, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look for room with view to mountain. It is perfect=”
 of 5 bubbles VZashev, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The south facing part has the mountain views.”
 of 5 bubbles Ogy_Kovachev, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I wish, ask for a view of the Piste.”
 of 5 bubbles PdV_on_tour, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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