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Pirin River Ski & Spa

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent hotel and wonderful experience! From the moment we arrived our unforgettable time at the hotel started! Warm welcoming, quick check in, cozy apartment with small welcoming gift, fire place ready - all of this make us feel expected and welcomed! A welcoming drink makes you feeling that you are coming back to a family and makes you relaxing and... More 

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Thank Marta D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I’m not much of a reviewer but after staying here back in February I’ve been meaning to post one, but never seemed to have had the chance to get around to doing it sooner. We were 3 friends that stayed here from 23rd - 29th Feb. We were really impressed with everything, and really saw why they are rated #1.... More 

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Spain
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

It was a very pleaseful staying at this hotel. The atmosphere and people make the difference. Me and my husband really enjoyed all the services of the hotel and the food as well. We reccomend it for relax, the beatiful spa and the people.

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Thank TrAd73
Surrey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was our first family ski trip and after reading reviews we decided to stay here, and we are so glad we did, Katarina and her staff are so helpful and welcoming, the apartments are clean and well furnished and the facilities are excellent. The food was fantastic, the children were well catered for and were made to feel very... More 

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Thank Kvc1313
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our first family ski holiday and we will be returning to Pirin River River next year! Katarina and her fantastic team went out of their way to help us have our favourite family holiday ever! From the very beginning when we first started to plan our trip we had help with transport from the airport, ski equipment hire and lessons.... More 

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Thank 49mark19
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

What can I add on top of the excellent review? This is for sure the best hotel to stay in Bansko. -Huge and clean rooms, Warm pool, Steam room and Sauna -Great food -Best service in town! -Feels like home -Easy transfer to main elevator - Amazing ski service and shuttle it was great family vacation behind every expectation. Katerina... More 

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1 Thank Sharon H
County Donegal, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Carlsberg don't do holidays but if they did they too would stay at the Pirin River Ski & Spa. : ))) If you want a first class holiday then stay at this hotel .... you will not be disappointed. Katarina and Yaro (and their briliant staff) provide a service that I have yet to experience elsewhere. The accommodation is spacious... More 

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Thank Melissa Q
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We spent an amazing sunny skiing holiday in Pirin River Ski & Spa. Even before we arrived, communication with Katarina exceeded all expectations. The apartment was great, cleaned every day. Breakfast buffet remarkably good, dinner buffet was great, but sometimes we ate in mehanas in old town and liked that a lot too. Ski school can be organized through hotel,... More 

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Thank Riina V
Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

A group of 6 guys stayed stayed at the Pirin River at the beginning of March for 4 nights. On arrival the lady on reception at the time Magdalena couldn't of being more helpful and informative explaining everything we needed to know. The Hotel is very clean and modern looking. We hired our ski equipment through the Hotel, the guy... More 

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Thank pad66
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Pirin River for 1 week while skiing in Bansko. Everything was perfect ☺ Staff very helpful. Our kids loved the buffet as did we. The packed lunch was a nice touch that saved us a good few quid up the mountain. The room (2 bed apartment ) was really spacious and comfortable ☺ Recommend 100% for families

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM281 - RM831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirin River Ski & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bansko
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bansko
#3 Spa Hotel in Bansko
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bansko
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“Rooms with the fire place”
 of 5 bubbles 347martad, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book the popular apartment, it had a beautiful view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles jaspreetbhangu, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not hesitate to contact the hotel manager or stuff to get their recommendations - they'll fit your needs with pleasure.”
 of 5 bubbles Mark_Rudek, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Mountain view rooms have limited view of the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles jdhoogervorst, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Borivoje, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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