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Hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family is located in a quiet location on the river, a 10-minute walk from the main square and from the gondola. It offers fast lane ski passes, own ski and snowboard school and rent, where guests can book special discounted ski packages and special children's equipment, free shuttle from and to the gondola elevator, as well as a modern spa area. There is free WiFi in all areas and underground parking. All studios and apartments have LCD TV with cable channels, DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen. All apartments have a separate living room with a sofa and most of them have real-wood fireplaces. A full range of Duck Island Toiletries as well as bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge. There is a wide range of amenities for children and babies, including baby cot, baby bath, child stools, playing and changing mats, bathrobe and slippers. Hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family has an indoor heated swimming pool, a steam room, 2 saunas and a fitness area, which can be used free of charge by the guests of the hotel. Guests can enjoy a wide range of massage therapies for body and face with high-quality professional cosmetics as well benefit from discounts for special massage packages. The on-site restaurant serves buffet breakfast with home-made specialties and varied buffet dinners with traditional and international dishes, offering also vegetarian and vegan options and kids’ meals. A separated cozy space in the restaurant is equipped with games and toys where children and families can play before and during dinner and where various activities for children are being organized. The hotel features also a bar, specializing in cocktails, coffee specialties and stocking 15 brands of beer. The hotel has a free shuttle to the gondola, which is going nonstop during the day. There is an underground garage which is part of the hotel and can be used for additional charge, as well as free public parking in front of the hotel. Transfers from and to Sofia, Plovdiv, Kavala and Thessaloniki airports are provided on request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Bansko, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Private Parking Available On Site

Ski-to-door


Availability

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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.8
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.8
Comfort
9.8
Value for money
9.8
Location
9.3
High score for Bansko
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nick
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Visiting Pirin River was like coming to visit friends. The staff can't do enough for you, always friendly and happy to go over and above to help you. We booked lessons with Kalo and we would highly recommend you use the instructors in the hotel,...
  • Kylie
    Malta Malta
    The host are one of the most welcoming people one can find in the whole of Bulgaria!!
  • Becca
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Amazing stay all round. Katarina, Yaro and the whole team were so welcoming and nothing was too much to ask. Very easy shuttle bus to the gondola and a great location for local bars and restaurants. The buffet breakfast and dinner in the hotel...

Managed by Katarina & Yaro Golev

Company review score: 9.8Based on 11 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

Hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family (former Pirin River Ski & Spa) is TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Winner in the category of Best Service and Best Family hotel. It is also member of TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame and TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the past five years. Many wonder – why are we the best? Actually, the answer is very simple – we care about our guests and we love what we do. That is why all of us at Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family always do our best to make sure that our guests will have fabulous, fun and carefree holidays.

Languages Spoken

Bulgarian,Czech,German,English,Spanish,French,Croatian,Italian,Russian,Slovak,Serbian

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant Ambassador
    • Cuisine
      American • British • Italian • Mediterranean • Mexican • Pizza • Tex-Mex • German • Local • European • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Private Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Skiing
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs BGN 9 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Soundproof
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Sauna
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Activities
  • Archery
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
Transportation
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Kids' club
  • Playground
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Miscellaneous
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
Languages Spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Croatian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Serbian

House rules

Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

Check-out

From 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
BGN 45 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
BGN 45 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club Cash Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Fast lane (VIP) ski passes are available for purchase at the property only to the guests of the hotel.

Please note that discounts for hotel services included in some of the rates do not apply to the fast lane ski passes. The discounts apply for ski and snowboard rent, ski lessons, airport transfers and underground garage.

Hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family has its own ski and snowboard rent and its own ski school and guests of the hotel can benefit from special discounts. However, please keep in mind that both these services are subject to availability and need to be booked and confirmed in advance.

Please keep in mind that buffet dinners are offered only until February 25th, 2024.

During winter period all prices include also transportation to and from the Bansko station of gondola from 7:30 till 17:30.

For your own comfort, please inform us before your arrival if you have any special dietary requirements and/or food allergies and/or allergies regarding the accommodations (e.g. allergy to feathers, allergy to perfumes).

Please note that the swimming pool, the spa center (including massages) as well as the Restaurant Ambassador are working only during the winter period from 15th of December, 2023 until 13th of March, 2024.

For a better comfort of our guests, hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family is keeping quiet hours between 23:00 and 7:00. Failure to respect this and subsequently causing discomfort to other guests during the night might result in a cancelation of your reservation, in which case the prepaid amount will not be refunded.

Please note that an early check-in and/or a late check-out must be confirmed by the hotel in advance, as they are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please note that smoking is strictly prohibited in all apartments and inside areas of the hotel. Smoking is allowed in the outside areas of the hotel including the garden and terraces of the apartments.

Please note that the quoted prices are for the standard room occupancy, shown on your confirmation. If you travel with more adults, children and/or babies than you had booked for, additional charges will apply in accordance with hotel policies. Please note that in some apartments, baby cots can be provided only in the living-room.

In the event of an early departure, the property reserves the right to charge for the whole booked period.

All our studios and apartments have fully equipped kitchens with hob with ceramic plates, oven and small fridge with freezer box, kettle and toaster, as well as with all kitchen utensils. However, please keep in mind that these are foreseen for light cooking, as the smell from heavy cooking and/or baking can bother other guests.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

License number: Б3-ЖИЧ-9ТЮ-В1

FAQs about Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family

  • Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Kids' club
    • Live music/Performance
    • Themed dinners
    • Archery
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming pool
    • Locker rooms
    • Beauty services
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Facial treatments
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Fitness

  • Yes, Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family on this page.

  • Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family is 2,300 feet from the center of Bansko. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Ambassador

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family on this page.

  • The prices at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Pirin River Ski, Fun and Family (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 3 guests
    • 4 guests
    • 5 guests
    • 6 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.