Borovets is one of the Bulgarian ski resorts that are located close to Sofia, the capital, and it offers a wide range of slopes and opportunities to practice winter sports. If you have chosen it for your next ski vacation, make sure to choose the accommodations that best suit your needs. Here’s a list of the best hotels, spa hotels, apartments, and guest houses to choose from in Borovets.
Hotel Yastrebets Wellness & Spa
Hotel Yastrebets Wellness & Spa is all you could want from a ski hotel because it is set directly at the Yastrebets ski slope, and the lift for the private Yastrebets 3 ski slope in front is free of charge if you stay at the hotel. Choose your room carefully because some of them have a Finnish sauna. After a long day out, you can relax in the spa center (including a steam bath, a Finnish sauna, herbal therapies) or unwind in the piano bar. You can switch seasons hopping from the ice fountain to the sauna and back to the hot tub. Hotel Yastrebets is open in the summer as well, when you can enjoy the greenery of the pine woods and practice yoga, mountain biking, or archery.
Festa Winter Palace Hotel & SPA
Lion Hotel Borovets
If you want to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Borovets and enjoy peaceful evenings by the fireplace, Hotel Lion is the perfect place for you. This recently renovated hotel has an indoor swimming pool with a large window that overlooks the snow outside, as well as a sauna and an assortment of exotic massages at the Zen Spa Center. If you haven’t experienced the beneficial effect of the herbal sauna, now is the time to inhale aromas from nature. The lobby bar has many fireplaces, so you can enjoy one to yourself, and the hotel has a traditional restaurant with Bulgarian cuisine and a special program showcasing Bulgarian traditions and dance.
Hotel Festa Chamkoria
Festa Chamkoria Hotel is tucked among beautiful old pine forests, less than a mile from the Borovets ski center and the gondola lift. The rooms and suites are styled with “summer” and “winter” décor reminiscent of the two seasons. The fireplaces at the lobby and the heated indoor pool add to the cozy and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel. If you travel with your kids in tow, you can be sure they will be taken good care of at the kids club while you hit the slopes. The hotel is open year round, so consider returning in summer to explore the pine woods by hiking or mountain biking.
Villas Jagoda & Malina
Just a five-minute drive from the center of Borovets, you will feel as if you have been dropped into a fairytale forest. The wooden villas Jagoda & Malina (literally translated as “strawberry and raspberry”) are the perfect place for families. They are surrounded by meadows and pine woods that you can admire from your terrace. Ten of the forty Jagoda villas are luxury accommodations and have a private sauna. The Malina Villas are 28 wooden two-story houses. You can taste Bulgarian cuisine at the on-site restaurant or cook your own meal in the kitchenette.
Royal Plaza Hotel Apartments
If you prefer to stay at a self-catered apartment during your ski trip, Royal Plaza offers vacation accommodations for rent. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a fridge, a kettle, and all you need to cook a basic meal. The aparthotel is located right near the Borovets Ski center and one mile from the Yastrebets Express Lift. You can rent ski and snowboard equipment or use the ski storage service for maximum convenience.
Radina's Way Hotel
At this hotel in Borovets, they will try to keep you fit and healthy with organic and homemade food served at the restaurant and a wellness center in which to relax and stretch your body after a day out. The hotel is set among beautiful pine woods, less than two miles from the gondola lift to Yastrebetes Peak (you can use a free shuttle bus). Its sunny terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of hot tea with a view of the Rila Mountains. This is one of the best places for families in Borovets for its homey atmosphere and creative playground area.