Apt 223, Bansko Royal Towers
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This apartment has been finished to the highest standard and houses a large lounge area, large double bedroom with double wardrobe and dressing table, bathroom finished in Italian tiles with shower and a fitted kitchen with Dining table for those holiday dinner parties and an additional Breakfast Bar. There is also an entry phone system to the main entrance.
We have Sky TV, DVD Player, PlayStation 3 and a variety of Films and games for all ages. We also have a PC with full Internet access in the apartment for your use. There is a book exchange in the apartment which you are welcome to use, with a variety of books for all tastes.
There is a flat screen TV in the bedroom with additional DVD player.
The 24 hour reception means that you have assistance when you need it and you will be met and greeted by an English couple upon arrival who also offer an emergency contact number 24 hrs a day. The staff are friendly and professional and your apartment will be clean and freshly laundered for your stay with all towels and linens provided.
Additional cleaning may be organised mid week if required. There is an indoor and outdoor pool together with luxurious Spa Centre where you may relax or enjoy specific beauty treatments or a Jacuzzi/Sauna after visiting the gym! We have seating on the balcony and the gardens are beautifully maintained with additional BBQ areas and decking for the summer evenings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 160 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, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
- 3 minute walk to the gondola lift station
- 2 Min walk to the fantastic Happy End Disco Bar.
- 15 minute walk to the Town Square where markets, shops and Mehanas (local inns) can be found
- Mountain biking available within 5 mins
- 5 Min walk to the new ice skating rink
- Casino and bowling alley within walking distance
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful kept gardens and area with room around the outdoor pool for the families to enjoy.
- The apartment is close to the lift that is only shared by close apartments.
- No pets allowed unfortunately
- The apartment is No Smoking and is fitted with smoke alarms
- There is a PC in the apartment with full Broadband access for Email - available for guest usage
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is Bulgaria's premier ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre of all Bulgarian ski resorts. During the recent years a multi-million euros investment in the brand new skiing area has been made and this, combined with the fact that Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec - 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts means that you can be assured of a great holiday.
Bansko is just 160 kilometres away from Sofia and 6 kilometres from Razlog. The new motorway construction from the airport will greatly reduce the transfer time and, as Bansko has developed into a favourite ski & snowboard destination, these services will continue to meet the needs of its customers.
The Winter season lasts for almost 6 months in Bansko. In addition to the mountains and Pirin alpine scenery, you can find the Pirin National Park just south of Bansko which is listed in the UN list of National Parks and Reservations. The park covers over 27,400 ha and is famous for its lakes, waterfalls, caves, century-old trees and historic sites.
You will find a mixture of nature, skiing and beauty throughout the year in this region and offers both a summer and winter resort for all ages.
The ski facilities are state of the art with variety for all types of skiers, off piste and x-country skiing.
• 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)
• Mtn Restaurants: 10
• Lifts: 15 (1 Gondola, 7 High Speed Chairs, 7 Drags)
• Night Skiing
- Height of the resort: 925 m
- Highest skiing area: 2600 m
- Total length of ski runs: 65 km
- Direction of slopes: North
Bansko is alive with history, beautiful architecture and tradition – combined with all the shops, Mehanas (local taverns) and entertainment that you could want. The town square is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Apartments where many of these can be found and you will walk down Pirin Street, which also offers traditional and modern shops, supermarkets, ski shops, banks and Post Offices.
The unique combination of a well developed mountain resort and a living historical town turns it into an elegant place for entertainment. Virtually every house has its own story to tell, which indeed can turn your vacation into a journey to the Bulgarian traditions. The traditional Bansko taverns (called "Mehana"), with their exceptional charm and style offer local atmosphere by their cuisine and good selection of Bulgarian wines. Most of the local "Mehanas" even offer live folk music. Many local cafes and bars offer refreshments. Discos and night clubs work without time limit, and usually close early in the morning.
During the ski season, there is no shortage of ‘Apres Ski’ to suit all tastes. The ‘Happy End’ bar is just at the base of the Gondola and you can relax there with a drink or a coffee after coming down from the slopes. This becomes a busy night-time bar in the evenings. If you prefer a quieter evening, there are countless Mehanas where you are welcome to come in and have a drink or a coffee and children are also welcome.
Within Bansko Royal Towers itself, there is a restaurant and bar and comfortable lounge area – or of course you can simply relax in your own apartment with a selection of DVDs and games.
If you fancy a night at the Casino whilst in Bansko, there are now two – one at the ‘Strazhite Hotel’ opposite the Lion Bar on the main road from the Gondola and the other half way down Pirin Street on the right as you walk to the town centre. You can play Roulette, Black Jack, Poker and a selection of Fruit Machines. Just remember not to spend it all on the first night!
This is again at the ‘Strazhite Hotel’ next to the Casino. There are also pool tables, a bar/café and mini arcade machines and is suitable for children of all ages. The lanes are not full sized but are neon-lit which adds to the fun of playing to the lights!
Ice Skating Rink
This rink is new to the 2007/2008 season but is an amazing, new, state of the art rink for all abilities and with a large amount of arena seating. It is situated about 10 minutes walk from Bansko Royal Towers
FOOD & DRINK
It is extremely easy to eat well and for a very reasonable price – all over Bansko. The local eating places are called ‘Mehanas’ and there are almost 100 in the area. Often you will find that these have been created from old family homes and the owner is also your waiter – therefore, they are proud to present their dishes and happy to recommend a menu for you. The menus are nearly always translated into English but be careful …. the translations can be a little misleading on occasion! However, we have never had a bad meal and have found that the Mehanas are very child-friendly and welcoming.
It is worth noting that the Bulgarians will not necessarily serve the entire meal at the same time – you may find your vegetables arriving and then the rest of your main course a little later! However, they are happy to accommodate your requests if you make it clear when ordering. It is also worth noting that the Bulgarians traditionally serve food at luke-warm temperature – although we have noticed this changing as more western European influences appear.
Meals can cost as little as £5 (14 Bulgarian Lev or €7.10) per head, with a pint of beer at approx 50p and an excellent choice of Bulgarian Merlot and Cabinet Sauvignon wines. The local drink is ‘Rakiya’ – beware!! Naturally, meals are more expensive within the Hotels where an impressive, fine dining selection may be also found.
Local dishes include the ‘Sache’ which is a sizzling stone plate brought to your table with meat, vegetables and spices – often shared by 2. Also the ‘Kapama’ and ‘Banski Starets’. Meat is often pork but chicken is nearly always available too. Children’s meals are not offered but the options will keep little ones happy too!
SHOPPING IN BANSKO
There are many different kinds of shops in Bansko – from the old, traditional gift and trinket shops to modern supermarkets and banks. The shops are spread out all over town so you will be able to shop as near, or as far, from your apartment as you wish! There are also a selection of ski related shops within the Bansko Royal Towers complex where Rossignol ski equipment may be purchased and you will also find Salomon, Atomic, Burton, North Face and Quicksilver in town.
Many of the craft shops contain traditional wood items as well as some items that may prove difficult to take home such as a selection of knives and ornamental guns! There is a selection of traditional knitwear on sale as well as the normal Bulgarian trinkets, bracelets and china. You will also see older ladies selling knitted items in the town square.
You are also able to purchase popular branded clothing such as Diesel, Von Dutch, Levi, Adidas and Nike. Be careful – although the price of everything is extremely reasonable, those brands that are very cheap may be imitation and there are often a number of Channel copies for sale!
The number of English-speaking shop workers is increasing and they sometimes try very hard to appear helpful which can appear pushy to some. However, they are genuinely happy to help you and will often negotiate on price so it is worth a try if you are spending a fair amount!
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