We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pirin River Ski & Spa

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Pirin River Ski & Spa
Pirin River Ski & Spa
Panoramas (12)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 236: English reviews
Start your review of Pirin River Ski & Spa
 Click to rate
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Family Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OritN
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...

Bucharest
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MD_33_Bucharest
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Vickymoose
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zisheng
Istanbul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, good food, close to town center. The owners made us feel welcomed from the moment we checked in. The staff are very friendly. The hotel has a charming bar. The town center is about a 10 minute walk. We chose Pirin River Ski & Spa because it was reviewed number one on tripadvisor. We thought it had well...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kerim_mk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was kind and attentive, were very helpful on several occasions and went out of their way to assist us. The food was fresh and delicious, and the logistics around ski equipment and transportation were perfect. Will return next year - highly recommended!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing ski trip it has been! :) We booked at this hotel thanx to its reviews and everything its been exactly how they described it not to say even better! The apartments are cleaned daily, very comfortable, warm and cosy. The food is fresh, a lot of verities and cheap, in the bar plenty of choices and the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Agim M
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked after reading revues and 100% spot on. Fantastic hotel and staff. Very helpful after mix up with our airline and made to feel very welcome. Food great, room spotless and homely. Will defiantly be back next year. Thank you to all the staff for a great week we had with you. Martin & Chanya

 Report
Helpful?
Thank martinpcp

470 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (105)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (48)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (266)
Viewed
Amenities (31)
Viewed
Classic Studio (32)
Viewed
Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment (41)
Viewed
Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment (53)
Viewed
One Bedroom Comfort Apartment (38)
Viewed
Pool (10)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (99)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bansko hotels
1.2 km away
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort, Bansko
1.8 km away
Saint George Palace
Saint George Palace
#4 of 96 in Bansko
259 reviews
1.2 km away
Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Elegant Hotel
Elegant Hotel
#11 of 96 in Bansko
56 reviews
1.1 km away
Lucky Bansko Aparthotel
1.3 km away
St. Ivan Rilski - Hotel, SPA & Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: ₹ 3,973 - ₹ 4,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirin River Ski & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bansko
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bansko
#2 Family Hotel in Bansko
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bansko
#4 Best Value Hotel in Bansko
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pirin River Ski & Spa staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Pirin River Ski & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Quiet rooms with a view to interior garden”
 of 5 bubbles MD_33_Bucharest, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are apartments with steep stairs, if you have small kids try to avoid those.”
 of 5 bubbles igalvo, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't choose the two floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Gideon Friedmann, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take all advices the staff tells you with 2 hands and do not think twice.”
 of 5 bubbles 586saars, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor”
 of 5 bubbles jkomahony, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5