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Hotel Rila Borovets

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A group of 5 friends stayed at this hotel in February this year fir a skiing trip. We chose this hotel through recommendations as it was a ski in/out hotel pretty much located right at the bottom of the slopes. Location is ideal. I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else if you wanted to be right next to the slope. It...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was clean, nice and cheep. We stay there for 2 weeks in May, and luckuly great weather. I am Bulgarian but the nature in Rila Mountain is amazing. Little rainy but it's normal for spring. Hope that me and my family will come back soon.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay here, had a slope view room which I enjoyed very much . Lovely ,clean comfortable room .food in restaurant nice with plenty variety . Modern , warm recieption area a great place to spend time after a day on the slopes.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a skiing holiday and had a fantastic time. We stayed at Hotel Rila and wasn't expecting much given the reviews. However I was pleasantly surprised The rooms are spacious. The beds did have thin mattresses compared to what I was used to but that didn't stop a good nights sleep. The hotel was clean and through the...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern, well furnished hotel, in a great position in Borovets. Mealtimes can be slightly chaotic, mainly due to the large numbers, but on the whole food was good and plentiful. Stafff aren't overly friendly, but given they were dealing with a horde of (mainly) Brits, they did pretty well. We spoke with a number of people that have been regular...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Rila has the best hotel in Borovets but beware if you are at the front as it can be very noisy early into the morning. We stayed in a Deluxe maisonette on the 10th floor which was lovely, comfortable beds, large recently refurbished bathroom and a downstairs wc. Coffee and tea making facilities and great maid service. Hotel was...

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Nurnberg
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed in the Rila Hotel for a short ski break - recommended by friends and to be fair -exactly what one would expect from a hotel of this nature . Pretty dated and somewhat shabby but acceptable . Some issues with the water pipes - lets say that they could do with an upgrade! The food is basic -...

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Rila H, Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets, responded to this review

Dear Sharon C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at hotel Rila. It is only through such feedback that we can constantly improve our service and facilities to ensure all our valuable guests are satisfied with their stay. We are sorry to hear that you have had an incident in our steam...

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a fabulous stay in Borovets and stayed in RILA. Rooms were very basic but very clean and the breakfast and dinner buffet choices on offer were much better than I had expected - although with the very reasonable price of eating out we only ate dinner here once. I found most bar staff to not be as friendly...

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to try The Rila hotel in Borovets for our family skiing holiday, we were not disappointed. The hotel has had lots of refurbishment and it was apparent. The staff very very obliging and friendly nothing was an issue, the basic rooms were clean and well maintained and the view of the mountain was amazing, we will definitely visit...

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Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I wanted a hotel close to the slopes, Rila is excellent for that. The hotel itself is getting a bit tired looking but most importantly the beds are so low to the floor and the mattresses need replaced as they are very uncomfortable. I asked to change my room but they said they were all the same which wasn't true...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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
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  • Room Service
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 3,893 - ₹ 4,606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rila Borovets 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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Rila Hotel Borovets
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Borovets
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“All rooms has exellent view.”
, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Try for a room over the swimming pool. It's a bit away from the bars, however these weren't really noisy.”
GlynOld, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe Maisonettes are lovely”
89AlanP, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Steer clear from the front - a lot of après ski so incredibly noisy - this is a challenge when you have kids .”
sharonc190, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“High floor to front of hotel”
VIncent210949, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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