Hotel Samokov, Borovets

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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Half Board
Flights Included
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Hotel Samokov

Should you wish to check out the town, the Samokov is well placed for a wander. It’s less than five minutes’ walk to bars like Sunny’s, White Magic and The Harp, or dine at Resmi Bistro, the Happy Duck BBQ or Vicky’s Pizza.

Overview - hotel description - Hotel Samokov description

The Samokov is in a great location - nestled among old pine forests, near the resort centre and opposite the main Yastrebets gondola.

It’s a short walk to shops, bars and restaurants, but there’s so much on-site, you may find yourself rarely venturing out after a day out on the slopes. There’s a huge indoor swimming pool, plus a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness centre. You can also visit shops, bars, a nightclub, bowling alley and games room with billiards and table tennis.

The rooms are basic but they've got great views of the town and mountains.

You can also enjoy the views while browsing the breakfast and dinner buffets. For a special touch, upgrade to Superior Dining to enjoy four-course dinners from the à la carte menu. There’s also a barbecue terrace and bar next to the pool, a sports bar beside the fitness centre and a lobby bar for snacks and drinks throughout the day. Even if you want to go out, you don’t actually have to go out of the hotel, as there’s a nightclub on-site.

It’s not all après though, as the hotel runs its own ski club for children aged between 4 and 7 years, getting them having fun while learning the sport.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Samokov Ski Kindergarten
The Hotel Samokov runs its own children's ski club, aimed at giving kids aged between 4 and 7 years various challenges and fun memories of their holiday in Borovets.


  • Playtime in the snow
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sleigh races
  • Ski lessons for 1-2 hours daily, with all equipment included
  • Lunch is included
Childcare options: Daily care between 8:30am and 4.30pm.

Please note: Proof of your child's ID, like a passport, may be required. Please request at time of booking - services are confirmed and paid for locally.

Facilities - Hotel Samokov features

· indoor pool · extra charge for wellness area with fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, Kneipp bath, Hamman, spa treatments, beauty parlour and massages · hairdresser · free WiFi throughout · extensive choice of bars and cafés · Panorama à la carte restaurant on top floor · Samokov buffet restaurant · sports bar, pool bar and lobby lounge · nightclub · bowling alley · kids' club · ski store · lift to all floors · 262 rooms

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

All rooms have a cable TV, hairdryer and radio.

Twin room - sleeps 1-2: twin beds, private bath and WC.

Twin room with balcony - sleeps 1-3: twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath, WC and balcony. These rooms are also available with an upgrade to Superior Dining.

Meals - food and drink in Hotel Samokov

· welcome drink · hot and cold buffet breakfast · 3-course buffet evening meals with vegetarian options · extra charge for all drinks including water · Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala dinners included (drinks included on New Year's Eve)

Superior Dining: 4-course waiter-served evening meals with a choice of menu, taken in the top-floor Panorama restaurant.

We update Hotel Samokov's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Hotel Samokov dates & departure airports

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This package holiday to Hotel Samokov in Borovets, Bulgaria departs Saturday 12th January 2019, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.

Resort - about Borovets - about holidays in Borovets - about ski holidays in Borovets - about ski holidays in Borovets Bulgaria

Lively après ski Bulgaria’s oldest resort 3 ski centres

In Borovets, Bulgaria’s oldest ski resort, you’ll find a ski destination with the ability to transform from a historic village steeped in culture by day, to a booming party capital by night. Ski on deep, fresh powder at the top of the Mount Musala before making your way back to the charming village, meandering through pine forests, and you’ll understand why Borovets keeps bringing people back.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Beginners Groups Après ski

Borovets webcam

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Snow History: December average depth 26.33cm

Borovets trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Sofia75km, 1.5 hours
Region:Bulgaria, Rila Mountains
First opened:1896

Borovets lift pass price last reported as £133 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Samokov.
Night skiing: Yes
Borovets has N, NW, W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1300m
Top of slopes: 2560m
Bottom of piste: 1300m
Vertical drop: 1260m
Total length of trails:24 runs 58km
Longest piste:12km
Do you dream of skiing down the same mountains where Bulgarian Kings of old once hunted? Oh, right. Just us then. Well how about a ski holiday at a snip of the price you’d pay in France or Switzerland, with exhilarating views, booming après ski and large doses of sunshine? That’s more like it. Here in Borovets you’ll experience a resort steeped in tradition and culture, and of course the fantastic skiing opportunities you’d expect to find at Bulgaria’s 1st ski region. In the charming village centre yo...
Young skiers will love Borokids Park, where the magic carpet, carousel can help them get to grips with the snow. The message to beginners from the lovely people at Borovets’ Chili Peppers bar is ‘more beer = less fear!’ however we’d highly advise against skiing under the influence, and instead suggest lessons with one of the local ski schools like Hunters and Yanakiev and the Sitnyakovo Royal Residence Ski Way’s wide, gentle slope for some cruisey confidence building. Each of the 3 ski areas offer int...
In spite of Bansko’s up and coming popularity, Borovets remains the party capital of Bulgarian ski resorts, with vibrant nightlife guaranteed as soon as you’re off the slopes. The ever friendly bar hosts at places like Bobby’s and Samokov offer unbelievably cheap local beer, and once the Bulgarian Rakia shots start flowing, you’ll understand why people are back in Borovets year after year. However, in spite of the après ski festivities, Borovets is far from just another ‘lads holiday’ ski destination. I...

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