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St. Ivan Rilski Hotel, Spa & Apartments ****

Included Services

At a glance

  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Parking spaces
  • Fitness room
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Steam bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Distance: 0.5 - 1 km

Location and facilities

The luxurious 4-star hotel St. Ivan Rilski Hotel, Spa & Apartments is located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains in the resort Bansko. The ski lift can be reached within approx. 1 km, the transfer takes place with the hotel-own shuttle bus. The resort centre is approx. 2 km away, restaurants and a supermarket are to be found approx. 500 m away.

The modern hotel complex was renovated in 2013 and offers a reception, lobby with Wi-Fi access (incl.), lift, TV room, playroom, breakfast room and a la carte restaurant, bar, as well as a ski room. The use of the approx. 1,000 m² large spa area with indoor pool, sauna and steam room is free of charge. If paid locally massages can be booked and the solarium as well as the fitness centre can be used. Parking spaces are also to be found at the house (payable locally).


The comfortably furnished rooms and studios offer a shower/wc, satellite TV, telephone, hair drier, partly a mini bar (payable locally), Internet access (incl.) and some also have a balcony.


Included in the holiday price is a breakfast buffet, and dinner is served in the form of a buffet or menu. The New Year's Eve gala dinner is also included in the holiday price, the Christmas dinner can be booked for a fee in resort.


  • Pets not allowed

Important notes

  • When booking rooms with multiple or additional beds, there is no claim to the additional beds

Available in resort (for free)

  • Use of spa area (as per description)
  • New Year's Eve menu
  • Wi-Fi (in the lobby)
  • Internet (as per description)
  • Shuttle service
  • Children's bed

Payable in resort

  • Should a tourist tax be applicable by the time of your travel, this has to be paid in resort.

Available in resort (optional)

  • Massages, solarium and fitness centre
  • Christmas dinner: approx. BGN 60 pp (children receive discount)
  • Billiards, table tennis
  • Safe at the reception: approx. BGN 5 per day
  • Parking spaces (upon availability)

Travel Info/Map

How does one best travel to Bulgaria? The nearest airports are Plowdiw (to reach Rhodopen), and Sofia (to reach Bagowgrad). There is a train station in the resort of Bansko, and the nearest station to Pamporovo is located in Smoljan. The distances from the different train stations and airports to the resorts are shown above the map. Those travelling by car will find a link to a route planner in the lower lefthand corner of the map. Simply enter your origin location and a route will be calculated for you. Please note, that it is wise to be informed about the closure of mountain passes during the winter months! Please also take into consideration that your car is required to be equipped for winter conditions, and that you will need snow chains with you.

  • By train: Bansko (in resort)
  • By plane: Sofia (approx. 165 km), Plovdiv (approx. 165 km)
Get travel directions here.

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Information about the ski area


Highest point: 2,560 m
Lowest point: 990 m
Altitude ski resort: 871 m
Lifts in total: 16
Tow lifts: 6
Chair lifts: 8
Gondola lift: 2
Pistes in total: 48 km
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Ski routes: 8 km
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Office Hours (UK time)

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed