E26 - Apartment Watson
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our privately owned, one bedroom, mountain facing, third floor, self-catering apartment is brand new and in a fantastic location with stunning views of the Pirin mountains and is only 300m from the gondola ski lift and an easy walk to the lovely old town of Bansko.
The apartment is approx. 79sq m, much larger than most alpine apartments, and comfortably sleeps up to 4 people. Surrounded by the Pirin, Rila and Rhodope mountains and 95 miles from the capital of Sofia, the ancient town of Bansko is a thriving mountain resort with a population of around 10,000.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia Airport|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
The Pirin Mountains are a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, with Vihren (2,914 m high) the highest peak, situated at 41°45'50?N 23°25'30?E. The range extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about 25 km wide. Most of the range is protected in the Pirin National Park. The mountain is named after Perun , the highest god of the Slavic pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning.
Bansko – Dobrinishte, 5km away, Natural Spa and pool – really good day out (www.banskopool.com) - swim
up bar, food.
• Bansko – www.aquapark-bg.com – fun pools and slides – approx 40 min drive away.
• Bansko – Melnik – Rozen Monastery
• Bansko – Rila Monastry is a UNESCO world heritage site - the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox
monastery in Bulgaria
• Bansko – Leshten – Kovatchevitsa village (very old medieval village)
• Bansko – The Yagodinska Cave (one of the largest caves in Bulgaria)
• Bansko – The bear park at Belitsa
• Bansko – Velingrad by the oldest mountain train in Bulgaria and return by car.
• Bansko – Melnik (wine region)
* Aqua Park at Blagoevrad (1 hour away) water park covering approx 10,000m2, wave pool,bar,very clean.
• Biking trips – Various organised biking trips are available with a guide to various local places of interest.
• Mountain biking growing ever popular with a 3 day event in the summer.
• Horse riding is a fantastic way to see the area, some of the best riding is in the Rila and is only a 20 minute
drive from Bansko. They take beginners to advanced, up through the mountains and rivers, and at the end of
your ride, lunch will be served!
• Other activities include: Quad biking, white-water rafting, and go-karting.
* Mountains during the summer - only the main gondola works during the summer so best to take the car if you
want to go higher. For those without the car, the ski lift cost 5 lv per person one way
Availability Your dates are available
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20 Feb 2013
"Good value for money"
We stayed here at the beginning of February and had a great time. The apartment was exactly as the photo shows, it was spacious, clean and modern. We would definitely stay here again. The office in Bansko were very helpful, we were dropped off at the office by our transfer and the lady in the office then gave us a lift to the apartment which is located in the Regnum Aparthotel. The only thing I would say is that you need to be aware that the office is only open certain hours so if you need to check in/out when the office is closed you will have to pay extra for them to come out and meet you, however you are made aware of this before you travel. The apartment is located a 5/10 minute walk from the gondola and there is a free shuttle bus running from the hotel regularly which can take you back and forth if you don't want to walk. Beware the gondola gets pretty busy, it doesn't open until 8.30am but if you want to avoid what could be described as a rugby scrum you need to get there at 8am. The spa was excellent offering a swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as a variety of treatments if you wanted them (although you had to pay extra for these). You had to pay for Wifi in the room however free wifi was available in the lobby although it was a bit slow. The skiing was excellent, with plenty of snow. Lots of places to eat out and very cheap. Would go back again.
23 Jan 2013
spacious luxury apartement inside a 4 star new hotel/spa.
everything was perfect and beyond expectation regarding the cost
We had a wonderful time and many thanx to the owner and the very helpful ladies of the property management office.
We look forward to be there soon
4 Mar 2012
"good night's rest"
It is like the hotel. A great spa. Wonderful staff. Apartments are very good, everything you need to eat. Breathtaking view from the balcony. Snow was a great deal. We all enjoyed it. Would recommend. Diana (Moldova).
8 Oct 2011
"A magical place to have a snowboarding holiday"
Bulgaria is a fab place to go snowboarding. We've been to France a number of times and I'd prefer to return to Bulgaria anyday (infact- we've booked to go back in Jan 2012). The boarding is great, friendly locals, tasty but not too pricey food and good apres-ski!
I would happily recommend Apartment Watson and this is where we are returning to in Jan. It's in a great location, it takes 2 mins to walk to the ski lifts- but if you're super lazy there is a bus that will take you for a small fee (can't remember what now, but it was cheap). The apartment is comfy and warm, comfy bed, good cooking facilities and a good power shower. The balcony overlooks the river- it was lovely to open the balcony doors at night time, hear the river below and look at the moonlight over the mountains!
We paid for breakfast in the hotel on some mornings and it was good value. There is also a swimming pool and sauna- it was so good to warm up in the sauna after a long day on the snow!
Bansko isn't massive, so we weren't really far from any of the amenities (10 mins walk max to some of the lovely bars and restaurants). However, we were far enough away to only hear the river running below at night time (and not noisy drunk people!).
Can't wait to go back! Excellent apartment
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