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Hotel Rila Borovets

Borovets 2010 Bulgaria
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 35 hotels in Borovets
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Location Hotel Rila is located in the heart of the first mountain resort in the Balkans - Borovets, only 70km from the capital Sofia. At the foot of the ski slopes - 200m from the Gondola lift, 50m from the Martinovi Baraki lift and 100m from the Sitnyakovo Express lift, Rila is the ideal ski-in / ski-out hotel for mountain lovers in every season. For every age and every season Hotel Rila is the place for your vacation, suitable for all ages in every season, offering ideal opportunities for recreation through sports and outdoor and indoor entertainment. In the Winter Rila is the perfect ski-in / ski-out hotel in the bottom of the ski pistes. You can buy your lift pass and book your ski or snowboard lesson here. The hotel also offers rental equipment and a personal equipment storage depot. In the Summer For nature lovers, Rila Hotel offers mountain guides and selected hiking trails, cycling in the mountains, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking and more. The hotel design The design of the hotel, inspired by the French ski resort Les Arcs, incorporates the rich history of the region and current trends and creates the unique modern alpine style of Rila. Accommodation Hotel Rila offers its guests accommodation in SUPERIOR and SIGNATURE rooms, with views of the slopes or the ancient pine forests of the Resort. Restaurants and bars Wide variety of restaurants and bars for every taste - two buffet restaurants: Seasons and Les Arcs; a-la-carte restaurant Samokovi – regional cuisine with modern touch by Chef Veselin Kalev, Champions Lobby Bar & Diner – seasonal menu with home-made pastries by our pastry Chef Gergana Shipochka; and The Terrace Lounge - terrace bar with impressive views of the slopes. Conference center The brand new conference center offers various opportunities for organizing congresses, conferences, trainings, workshops, cocktails, parties and other business and personal events. Rila SPA Recently renovated, the SPA center offers a thermo-zone and the most up-to-date treatments in a soothing environment. For kids The youngest guests can have fun in the renovated ski kindergarten in the winter and the new children's club open year-round. Children's animation program during the summer season - from Friday to Sunday. Services The hotel offers its guests parking, shops and beauty salons, ATM and currency exchange desk, ski depot and many other amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Ski school
Archery offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Ski In / Ski Out
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Room service
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Bulgarian and 4 more
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Mariana D wrote a review May 2021
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Unique hotel, wonderful view, polite staff.Very good swimming pool .There was no outside.The weather was suitable for sunbathing.The restaurant should be free to eat.Television programs were not enough.There were no working shops around. The beds are comfortable. But there was only one pillow.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Mountain View Room
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Response from Svetoslav Manov, General Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mariana, Thank you for your comment! As I understand in general you liked your stay. I would like to invite you to visit Borovets and hotel Rila in the active summers season , when you can enjoy many activities and services in and out of the hotel. About the only one pillow - I would kindsly advise you next time to inform the reception desk for any issues and I am sure that everything will be solved very quickly. Best regards, Yordan Krastev Guest relations
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elisaveta l wrote a review May 2021
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I had an unforgetable time during my stay in hotel Rila, Borovets. The staff was really kind, helpful and friendly. Even, they gave as an extra time to use the facilities of the hotel, which was great! I would definitely recommend hotel Rila!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Svetoslav Manov, General Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Elisaveta, Thank you for your excellet review and kind words! We are doing our best to make the guest feel happy and enjoy their vacation. I would like to invite you to hotel Rila for the upcoming summers season. We have developed interesting active and culinary weekends which I am sure you will enjoy. Looking forward to meet you again! Yordan Krastev Guest relations
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Departure622839 wrote a review May 2021
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Great hotel with the best possible location. (One hand away from the ski and restaurants). Excellent service, delicious food (even buffet food on the breakfast and dinner was high quality and has different variety through the days) , amazing service, very nice spa (big swimming pool, 2 Jacuzzis, very nice sauna (3 or 4) , clean and spacious rooms. Nice activities for little children.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Svetoslav Manov, General Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review and kind words! Its a pleasure to have guests like you and I take the chance to invite you to our hotel for the upcoming summers season.We have developed interesting adventure and culinaty weekedns . Also there will be kids animation from wednesday till sunday. Looking forward to meet you again in hotel Rila Borovets! Yordan Krastev, Guest relations
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radiiiiina wrote a review May 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria1 contribution
The personnel is top ! Base, hotel, SPA - top Food is poor, menu is not good, no traditional food, not much choice, prices - not surprised but dishes are really small - 250-300 gr for 16lev. No sweets in the mini bar. Please help the big palma under the glass roof as it will die and it is beautiful
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Svetoslav Manov, General Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We value each and every comment from our guests because this is the only way for us to improve. I am glad you liked our hotel overall. As far as the F&B is concerned, I’d like to inform you that we have a new Executive Chef this season and he has prepared and maintained a diverse and rich menu for every day of the week. Three times a week we have themed dinners with show-cooking stations. The menus he has prepared are geared towards not having the same meal twice during the week. Nevertheless, I have forwarded your opinion to our Executive Chef and F&B Manager and I am sure that our team will work on improving the diversity and quality of our buffet and a-la-carte offerings even further. Best regards, Aleko Lekov Guest Relations
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Ennie Y wrote a review May 2021
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The rooms are beautiful and clean, the hotel is completely renovated and is very stylish. The breakfast is tasty and offers a lot of variety. The staff is really friendly. There is a SPA with saunas, a big indoor pool, hot tub, Turkish bath, steam bath, and a massage studio. The gym is tiny but very well equipped. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is that although the hotel offers a ton of services (nail salon, hair salon, shops, game room, kids center, etc.) the majority of these were closed because we visited in low season.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Svetoslav Manov, General Manager at Hotel Rila Borovets
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your generous review. Our team is working hard to make every guest feel cared for and special. As to the services you have mentioned, we were not able to provide them because during COVID-19 we had to close some of the facilities for safety reasons. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. I take the occasion to invite you to visit us in the upcoming summer season when most of the facilities should be reopened. We would be glad also to share with you and your family the wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities and animation, as well as our special culinary offerings. Looking forward to welcoming you soon: Best regards, Yordan Krastev Guest Relations
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USD 70 - USD 181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rila Borovets
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rila Borovets?
Nearby attractions include Borovets Ski Resort (0.05 km), Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School (0.4 km), and Go Borovets (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of the mountains, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rila Borovets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sangria Restorante, The Green King Borovets, and Hunters.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Rila Borovets have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Rila Borovets offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Rila Borovets located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Borovets.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Rila Borovets?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Rila Borovets offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.