Penthouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This apartment is part of the Montain Dream complex, which is an all year round resort. Great for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The gondola passes close by, with access to the ski road through the woods making it a 3 minute walk from the on-site secure ski locker.
GREAT FOR LARGE PARTIES - We have 2 other apartments in Mountain Dream complex, so including this one, we can accommodate up to 18 guests!
The apartment is one of the very few 3 bedroom apartments in Bansko and offers an exclusive 2 floor set-up with magnificent views of Bansko town and the mountain ranges beyond. The master suite is simply wonderful, being accessed from the main floor via a spiral staircase and having it's own en suite bathroom and private balcony.
Each of the bedrooms has a private balcony along with a further balcony off the lounge/dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped including built in units, a 4-ring ceramic hob, oven, sink, draining board and fridge/freezer.
The lovely lounge fireplace is great for burning logs and gives a warmth to the whole room.
There are 3 WC's, a shower room and a full en suite bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 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, Log fire, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The site has all the facilities you would expect from a luxury resort. A particular feature is the secure ski & boot storage, which means with a 3 minute walk to the ski road you can ski down to the gondola and head to the top!
Also availailable on-site to unwind after a day on the slopes is a restaurant and bar, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, beautiful indoor pool and much more.
|Further details outdoors|
The Mountain Dream complex is a 3 minute walk to the ski road or a 10 minute walk to the gondola and the edge of town.
For evening entertainment it is a comfortable downhill walk into town and the many restaurants and bars that oldtown Bansko has to offer. A quick taxi ride will get you home after your apres ski.
The skiing conditions in Bansko are excellent. Well-groomed tree-lined slopes, an efficient and modern lift infrastructure, and plenty of excellent and abundant snow are what you can expect. The ski season is from Christmas to Easter. Bansko provides a unique holiday where you can have excellent ski conditions and virgin natural beauty in addition to experiencing the atmosphere of a quaint Bulgarian country village - the best of both worlds!
The owner has 2 more aparments in the Mountain Dream complex, a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom, able to accommodate up to 6 people and 4 people respectively, meaning large groups of up to 18 people can be accommodated in all 3 apartments.
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is situated in the south west of Bulgaria, about 160km from the capital, Sofia.
The town of Bansko is situated at the foothills of the beautiful Pirin mountain range, and surrounded by the Rila and Rhodope mountains, making it an idyllic scenic mountain setting. Parts of the Pirin mountain range and are a national park and world heritage site..
The mountains are ideally suited for skiing in the winter and mountain trekking in the summer with three peaks towering over 2900m.
In the local vicinity, as well as skiing and trekking, it is also possible to fish, mountain bike, rock climb, pony trek and walk in beautiful alpine meadows.
Mountain Dream Complex is one of the best equipped resorts in Bansko and claims the best indoor pool in town. As well as it's excellent location on the southern end of the town and within the Pirin National Park, it has great on-site facilities to make your stay more relaxing and enjoyable.
More information about the Mountain Dream complex can be found on the website www.mountaindreambg.com.
The old town centre is steeped in history and has a truly established feel, with old classic town buildings and churches amidst cobbled streets.
Many traditional Bulgarian restaurants and bars/tavernas called "Mehana" can be found here. They combine lovely tasty Bulgarian dishes and local wine/beer with lively non-stop entertainment, including folk music, discos and all-night clubs.
There is a new floodlit outdoor ice rink opened in 2008, which if you haven't had enough exercise on the slopes, provide more opportunity to burn those calories!
History and Culture
There are well over 100 important cultural monuments still remaining in Bansko and it's nearby vicinity attracting tourists from far and wide.
The archeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. There are several housing structures at the outskirts of the town, which date to 100 BC.
Until 5 October 1912, Baniçka (Bansko's former name) was a part of the Ottoman Empire, but enjoyed a quasi self-rule autonomy granted by the sultan. The town was ruled by an assembly of the elders, while justice was administered by the Ottoman judge in Razlog. It was incorporated in Bulgaria in 1912 as a result of the First Balkan War.
Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has nowadays become a centre of winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity after the start of the annual Bansko Jazz Festival and consequently the annual Bansko pop-star concert featuring top pop stars. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs.
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26 Mar 2014
"Enjoyed our stay"
Good location clean good showers spacious nice viewCouple of dogs barking at night but comfy beds and slept wellPool area and jacuzzi ok hotel bar very cheap and friendlyThe Balkan hotel office has no… More
6 Jan 2014
returning to Bankso for 1st time in 7 years, who the place has grown and changed. I couldn't find Balkan PMS offices, so they met me at the apartment with the keys. firstly I thought I should hav… More
7 Mar 2012
"Great location , views, amenitiesbe even better when no noisy stray dogs"
Everything went smoothly , no flight delays , transfer pick up waiting ready for when we left plane, had 2 vehicles as 13 of us but great drivers for a 3hr trip, large cash deposit £200 seemed alittle high to leave for key collection and extra £30 paid for tkeys to be collected on leaving. Great location, lovely apartments couldnt get fire to light despite getting wood, one of the apartments had dishwasher other didnt but we mostly ate out daily so not bothered, hotel facilities and drinks great , most ski runs closed dueto world cup so never got best out of skiing but most definately return and would recommend to others ... had fab time with family highly recommended
7 Jan 2012
"OK For Larger Groups, Could do with a 'spruce up'."
On arrival at the apartment, we were a little disapointed. The rooms were all very cold and felt a little damp; it seemed that the apartment had been un-occupied for a while. It would have been nice if the property management company had maybe turned on some heating and hot water a little in advanced so that it was more welcoming. Overall the apartment could do with a general 'tidy'. It seemed tired in places, some stains on the chairs and sofas, walls were a little scruffy in places and there were several DIY issues. Door handle kept falling off, shelves in the bathrooms were not straight and so items fell off and some of the taps kept dripping. We also found that the ventilation was terrible from downstairs, especially with cigarette smoke and cooking smells, everything they did came upstairs into our rooms. We tried to relieve this by investing in an air freshner but it did not help. We did inform the management company as they had made it very clear that if the room smelt of smoke then we would be charged £50, we wanted to be clear that the smell was not coming from us!!! For the size and cost of this apartment, it would also have been an added bonus to have some games or at least something for evening amusement, usually we have found properties accommodating larger groups are better equiped in this area, additionally resort and apartment information provided was out of date. The overall cleanliness was OK and the hot water was great. Also by middle of the week the apartment had warmed up but we did have to suffer a few nights of blankets wrapped around us. We could of course purchased some wood from reception for the fire but it was very expensive for a small amount. Location of the apartment was great, and was above the 'smog' that seemed to hang around the main town all day. Swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room were all an added bonus but you do have to pay 10 Lev a day for using (approx £5). The Mountain Dream restaurant was also very good and very reasonable prices, much better than anything in town. The ski bus into town from the hotel was not free, we did not use this though so cannot comment on the price charged. There is an issue locally with stray dogs, we were quite often woken by these as they seem to stray freely around the complex and barked early in the morning.
Overall we had an enjoyable holiday, we would not return to Bansko though as the town was just to large and commercial and the queues were far too long for the 1 gondola up the mountain, sometimes as much as 2hrs and this is being generous.
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