Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A lovely one bedroom ski apartment in the UNESCO listed bulgarian town of Bansko. The apartment is in the Fortuna Apartment block - just a few minutes walk from the ski lifts.
The Fortuna apartment block is in a great location and is one of the closest blocks to the gondola in bansko at only THREE MINUTES WALK- so do not to worry about your tired ski legs. The Fortuna block has its own swimming pool and sauna and a lively bar and restaurant. And as the bar is on the ground floor and the apartment is on the top floor you can enjoy the bar when you want to or have a peaceful night in if you have clocked up too many snow miles out on the mountain.
Our apartment has everything you need for a comfortable ski holiday including a fabulous view from the balcony.
- Sleeps 4 – twin bedroom and double sofa bed in living room
- Balcony with great views of Bansko town and the Pirin mountains - a great spot to catch the morning sun with a glass of juice
or enjoy an evening drink under the stars
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, hob, toaster and all utensils
- Cable TV and DVD player
- Bath & Shower
- Wifi in the building
- Ski and boot storage in the basement, or you can keep your equipment on the balcony
- 5th floor apartment, but don't worry about your aching ski feet there is an elevator.
Everything you need is in the apartment including linen, towels and all kitchen equipment .
Bansko is a picturesque town nestled at the base of the Pirin mountains at an altitude of 950m. There is a modern hub around the gondola station and a lovely old town centre with cobbled streets and cosy bars and restaurants. The resort has pistes for all abilities, offers ski and snowboard lessons in a variety of languages and has great affordable mountain food. The pistes are well groomed and there are extensive snow making facilities guaranteeing a full winter season of skiing and snowboarding. The resort hosts a dance music festival in the winter and jazz music festival in the summer.
IN ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW COST AIRLINES WE ACCEPT MID WEEK BOOKINGS
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia Airport 150 km|
|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, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Fortuna building has a bar and restaurant downstairs. Nearby, outside there is a takeaway pancake, pizza and hot chocolate cabin during the high season.
Peak weeks Christmas New Year and Easter full payment required.
All other weeks GBP £99 non refundable deposit required . Full payment required 4 weeks before departure.
Upon arrival GBP £99 refundable deposit required (breakages etc ) returned on departure .
There is a 24 hour reception at the Apartment Complex
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
The Pirin mountains (the ones you can see from the balcony, just out of town) are excellent in the summer for exploring whether walking, cycling or by car. There are many scenic trails in the hills up to the Virin refuge, although you can even drive or take a cheap taxi to the top once the snows have gone. There are many such mountain refuges in the Pirin mountains, and it is fairly easy to organise many days hiking, even going over to Melnik, some 50kms away. Hot springs,waterfalls, lakes and a bear sanctuary are other highlights of this beautiful region.
However, the skiing and snowboarding are what it is all about in the winter. The lift system in Bansko is probably better than ones I have used anywhere before (and I speak as a formerly addicted to enormous French resorts snowboarder). Fast, new and efficient. At the moment (2007) there are over 20 runs, and even when there isn´t much snow around, the snow cannons keep almost all of them open for use. Again, better than I would have expected in the Alps. Unusually for Balkan resorts the runs are very long. From the top lift back to the resort (without any lifts inbetween) is around 1500m of descent.
Bansko town itself is a traditional and stunning Bulgarian town full of cobbled streets and old buildings. There are many traditional restaurants and bargain prices for food, beer and wine.
Surrounded by The Pirin, The Rila and The Rhodopa moutains. Bansko is a world class mountain resort. Enjoy the fabulous scenic walks and beautiful lakes ' Moratovo Lake' 'Valeavishki Lake' ' Popovo lake'.
The town itself has 120 cultural monuments and is home to several museums and permanent ethnographic exhibitions. The Holy Trinity Church with its 30m high bell tower boasts splendid murals and wood carvings.
Bansko is not only a ski resort but it is host to the traditional summer Jazz Festival, Bulgarian Folk Festival and numerous other cultural events.
*Highest lift 2560m.
*Km of piste 65km.
* Longest run 16Km.
*Cross country trails 9Km.
*Beginner slopes 8 (blue)
* Intermediate slopes 11(red).
* Advanced slopes 1 (black).
*Lifts 15 ( 1 gondola, 7 high speed chairs, 7 drags)
* Night skiing
*Over 30 snow cannons.
*Auto-chip lift pass system (no queues).
*Webcams on slopes.(visit www.banskoski.com)