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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 Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel

· ski-in, ski-out · opposite the main gondola · 15 minutes' walk to the resort centre

Overview - hotel description - Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel description

For the ultimate luxury accommodation in Bansko, look no further than the Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel. It was voted Bulgaria's Best Ski Hotel in 2013, 2014, 2015 and again in 2017 by the World Ski Awards, and also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 for the fifth year in a row.

Bansko’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel enjoys the best location in resort - opposite the high speed cable car and a short walk from the centre.

This high-quality hotel has luxurious rooms that are impressively decorated in modern Alpine style, with wooden furniture and bright colours that create a comfortable and cheerful atmosphere.

The facilities at the hotel couldn’t be better too – including the state-of-the-art ski room, free kids’ club and shopping boutiques.

If you like to properly unwind after a day on the slopes, the Kempinski is the perfect choice – it has been named Bulgaria's Leading Spa Resort by the World Travel Awards three years running. The lavish wellness facilities include indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, a snow room and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Plus, there’s a whole range of indulgent massages and treatments on offer, including the unique AlphaSphere – a boat-shaped chair said to bring ultimate relaxation.

The Kempinski also has one of the best reputations for food. Try the flagship Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki Grill for authentic Japanese cuisine; the Come Prima Mediterranean Restaurant for modern dining with Italian flair; or the Gallery Restaurant for breakfast and dinner buffets with themes ranging from traditional Bulgarian to American and Oriental.

Looking for a lighter meal or an evening drink? Take advantage of the stunning views from the La Veranda Bar and Lounge; have a game of billiards in the Bella Vista Bar; treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Lobby Bar; or enjoy a night of live music in the Piano Bar Sing Sing – the options are endless.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Kids' Club
The Kempinski offers free supervised daycare for little ones aged between 3 and 12 years, offering them uninterrupted playtime and exciting child-appropriate activities that are guaranteed to keep them smiling and laughing.


  • Arts and crafts
  • Origami
  • Kids sleigh tournament
  • Imagination games
  • Puzzles
  • Educational games
  • Free play
Childcare options:
Open daily from 9am-6pm and on Fridays and Saturdays there is also evening childcare from 6-9pm.
A babysitting sevice is also available, for an extra charge.

Facilities - Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel features

· indoor pool and heated outdoor pools · fitness room · spa centre with Finnish and Bio saunas, and Hamman and Aroma steam baths · extra charge for massage and treatments · AlphaSphere · snow room · Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki Grill · Come Prima Mediterranean restaurant · Gallery restaurant with themed buffets · Bella Vista Lounge and Terrace · Lobby Bar · Piano Bar Sing Sing · Vitamin Bar with healthy drinks and snacks · 24 hour room service · shopping area · hair salon · state-of-the-art ski room · hotel-run kids' club (free for 2-12 years, 9am-6pm) · extra charge for babysitting service · pool table and darts · free WiFi throughout · lift to all floors · 157 rooms

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

All rooms have a cable TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, safe and bathrobes.

Deluxe Double Room (town view) - 38m² -sleeps 1-3 (max 2 adults): Kingsize bed, single roll-out bed, private bath, shower, WC and balcony.

Deluxe Twin Room (town view)- 38m²- sleeps 1-3 (max 2 adults): Twin beds, single roll-out bed, private bath, shower, WC and balcony.

Deluxe Double Room (mountain view)- 38m²- sleeps 1-3 (max 2 adults): Kingsize bed, single roll-out bed, private bath, shower, WC with balcony and mountain view.

Cots are available to hire, free of charge, request at time of booking.

Meals - food and drink in Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel

· hot and cold buffet breakfast · buffet evening meals taken in the Gallery restaurant · other restaurants in the hotel are at an additional charge · Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala dinners included (not including drinks)

We update Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel'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 - Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel dates & departure airports

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This package holiday to Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel in Bansko, Bulgaria departs Saturday 19th 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 Bansko - about holidays in Bansko - about ski holidays in Bansko - about ski holidays in Bansko Bulgaria

Ski World Cup slopes Traditional architecture Bulgarian ‘Mehanas’ cuisine

Experience the exhilarating skiing and vibrant après ski that is making Bansko one of the fastest up and coming ski resorts in Europe. Sample some of the best of Bulgarian food and soak up the traditional architecture, before making the most of the efficient ski system and admiring the breathtaking views.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Beginners Night Skiing Cheap ski holiday

Bansko webcam

Snow Report: Top 97cm, Bottom 60cm

Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 26.33cm

Bansko trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Sofia163km, 3 hours
Plovdiv171km, 3 hours 15 mins
Region:Bulgaria, Pirin Mountains.
First opened:2003

Bansko lift pass price last reported as £109 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Grand Arena Kempinski Hotel.
Night skiing: Yes
Bansko has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – May.

Town altitude: 936m
Top of slopes: 2600m
Bottom of piste: 936m
Vertical drop: 1664m
Total length of trails:75km
Longest piste:16km
Sitting at the base of the mighty Todorka peak in the Pirin Mountains, lies Bansko, Bulgaria's newest resort which is quickly becoming one of the country's most popular ski destinations. Given the rustic mountain charm, fantastic skiing on offer and lively après ski, it comes as no surprise that the resort is continuing to draw in and churn out happy skiers. And in case this wasn't enough, you'll pay a fraction of the price of a similar holiday in France or Switzerland. Don’t let the resort’s popularity pu...
Bansko has in recent years been home to the FIS Alpine World Cup, which can go some way in demonstrating the quality of the snow and the condition in which they are maintained. If it’s good enough for the pros, it’s certainly good enough for us! Beginners are well looked after here, whether this is your first time skiing or you’re a couple of ski sessions left from the reds. New skiers, especially the little ones, can make the most of the Pirin or Ulen ski schools, before venturing out onto the gentle blue...
A living and breathing town, Bansko is the liveliest of the Bulgarian resorts, so you can bank on great après ski here, whether it’s the great local cuisine and wine or something a bit different if you fancy a day off the slopes. Le retro will give you your own little piece of France, or if you want a taste of the Orient go to the Kempinski Hotel’s sushi bar and Teppanyaki grill; but for a true taste of traditional Bulgarian grub, head for one of the many ‘Mehanas’ in the village. A Mehana is the Balkan ...

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