After the renovation this hotel became excellent. Modern, clean rooms, outstanding breakfast buffet, polite staff and free-self parking. Also great slope-view rooms - very peaceful and relaxing.
Всичко беше на високо ниво - удобства в хотела, спа, отношението на персонала - отзивчиви и позитивни. Храната на закуска и вечеря беше с отлично качество.
Very clean property and great staff. Everyone from the reception to the cleaning personnel is smiling and kind to guests. The rooms are spacious and functional with a lot of storage space. There are many drop-off daytime activities for children and an evening kids movie with popcorn. The breakfast is amazing and the location is central, near lifts, shops, and restaurants.
Very nice renovation, our room was well decorated, with everything you need. The staff was just amazing, from reception desk , on breakfast to housemaids. The breakfast was very rich- in Bulgaria we have never tried such variety of choice. At lounge bar bartenders preparing very good cocktails and the waitresses were attentive and helpful. We spent a great time and we will back.
The kids love this place in the summer. Very clean and cozy everywhere - the rooms, the corridors and the SPA area with the pool. Great service from everyone in the hotel. We feel like at home. Food is amazing and great choice for everyone's tastes. Plenty of activities in Borovets for the summer - walking, biking, horse riding, etc. Highly recommend for families with small children. We will be back for sure.
Positive: Breakfast was a great selection. Staff everywhere were helpful and friendly. Information at check in was detailed. Central location and fabulous roof top views
Gery Portarska 18 Aug 2023
Great hotel, excellent service offered by Rila Staff, good food, comfortable room and great location. I had the best time at Rila hotel, and I would definitely recommend to all friends and family.
Danail Danailov 09 Aug 2023
Thank you for hospitality and professionalism! I was pleasatly surprised how good hotel Rila turned to be. It is totally renewed as interior, also the staff is very polite and professional. I never had the feeling that the hotel is fully booked, all processes went fast and smooth. (Check in/ out, restaurant serveces...) There were interesting activities for kids ( inc. Into the price). The SPA center was clean and well organized. The pool - extremely clean. The Jazz festival in front of the hotel and the jam sessions into the piano bar later was amasing add on to our experience. I highly recommend hotel Rila for any season!
Positive: Great hotel, nice room (family room), very clean, super comfortable beds, nice staff, amazing breakfast, it was an excellent experience for us. We were there in the summer, 2 adults and 2 children. Negative: Nothing.
21 Jul 2023 Svetlin Levashki
The hotel underwent a significant renovation of all the suites and rooms, and there is a noticeable improvement in the interior design and the overall experience. The food offered at e buffet is tasty and abundant. Spa and gym included, as well as complimentary drinks, sports activities and a 10% discount on the massages.
Natalia Krumova 11 Jul 2023
Love the hotel, it's amazing, staff are attentive, food is in abundance and delicious.
First time to vist Bulgaria,Hotel Rila was brilliant, ski in - ski out hotel ,right beside the slops and ski school.staff very friendly and cleans rooms. Food and cocktails were lovely, Will be back next year.
AnastasiaK1281 26 May 2023
The hotel was booked by our company for the business gathering. It was a great experience. Ski resort in May might not be your preferred destination, but Rila is fantastic. First, food is delicious. Second, rooms are modernly equipped and comfortable. And what a view you get in the morning, peaceful and calm, and such a great fresh air! Third, swimming pool is not a small pool but a real 25m pool where you can train. And of course, fourth, the hiking trails and the breathtaking views are great. Finally, hotel staff, from reception to the bar, they were all very helpful, responsive and nice to us.
Excellent location, lovely view, pleasant and very clean rooms, comfortable beds, attentive customer service (special thanks to the manager of the reception team, Ms. Bilyana). We would love to come back and stay again.
Hello, We would like to express our satisfaction with the 3-day hotel vacation we spent with you. Your hotel's excellent location, friendly staff, and hospitable service really impressed us. First of all, you deserve praise for the cleanliness of your comfortable and modern rooms. The spaciousness and airiness of the rooms made us feel at home. In addition, we were really happy with the meticulous care shown for the daily cleaning and arrangement of the rooms. The taste, presentation, and variety of the food served in your hotel also deserve special praise. The richness of your breakfast and the fresh products that energized us in the morning made us really happy. Thanks to your delicious meals, quality service, and friendly staff, we had very enjoyable moments throughout our vacation. Finally, the other services you offer at your hotel also impressed us. In particular, your spa services and outdoor pool provided us with great relaxation. In addition, the activities and excursion programs offered at your hotel made our vacation even more enjoyable. We thank you for all the services you provided us during our vacation. Thanks to you, we had an unforgettable vacation and we can't wait to visit again. We wish you all the best. Best regards,
peterdavies2015 13 Apr 2023
Fabulous hotel. This was the 6th time we stayed at this hotel, End of ski season so not so many guests at the end of March as in January & February. Rooms have all mod cons as expected in such a hotel. Ski in / Ski out from in front of the hotel. We had half board. Breakfast from 0700 - 10:00. Huge selection of food. Something for everyone.
Hotel is the best in the area. Rooms are clean, services are great , food is delicious. Spa area is very good too with the wide range of treatments. Location of the hotel is perfect too, so don't need to walk too far. Staff was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely book this hotel again.
Our 8th stay at the Rila , we would not stay anywhere else . This year we celebrated a special birthday with with the family. We had a superior slope view room , I had requested it to be central and it was absolutely perfect . The food is tasty and plentiful. Something for every palette as we had some fussy eaters with us this year but they loved it .The staff welcome us back every year as if we are family making us feel really looked after. It’s in the perfect location for the slopes. There is always a great atmosphere in the lobby area allowing friends and family to sit, eat drink and laugh over the adventures of the day . We are booking for next year today which reminded me to leave a review, can’t wait to return.
Great hotel in a fantastic location right at the foot of the slopes. Rooms were modern, clean and warm but maybe a bit small. Food in the main restaurants was lovely, lots of choice, catered well to UK palate and it was hot. Lobby bar served great cocktails, food was good and had live music in the evenings. Spa facilities were included and excellent. Would stay here again if going to Ski in Borovets.
What an absolute delight, this hotel is outstanding in every way. The staff are friendly & nothing seems too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable & most certainly clean beyond belief. The foods great, the amenities are superb, all round- PERFECT !!!!!.
Location 5 / 5
Service 5 / 5
Value 5 / 5
We loved our stay at Hotel Rila, the hotel made our holiday. Having the pool and spa area to be able to relax in after a long day on the slopes, was amazing! The hotel was modern and catered for all. We stayed in a slope view room and the views were stunning. We ate at the hotel bar on our last day before flying home and the food was great. Couldn’t fault the hotel at all. The ski hire was very organised and well ran, I’d definitely recommend to anyone looking to ski in Borovets. In fact, I’d go as far to say it’s a must stay!
Large group holiday with family of all ages! Brilliant facilities, food and incredible staff! Had no issues whatsoever throughout the week. Facilities were incredible, between us we used pretty much all of them. Food and drinks are reasonably priced considering location.
Y9172ACgabrielc 18 Mar 2023
Rila is a wonderful place to stay/ski/relax/have fun. The people are so nice, the food is very good, the facilities are great We have been here 3 times and definetly it is not the last time. Thank you guys for the the wonderful moments we have had there.
M7532XFisabelp 17 Mar 2023
Very enjoyable stay at the Rila Hotel. Rooms are modern and spacious and the hotel is in an ideal location for accessing the slopes. Amazing cocktails in the hotel lobby bar, great food in their ‘Terrace Bar & Restaurant’ and all very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.
Road60373160023 17 Mar 2023
5/5 Brilliant Hotel 4 star recommended as a 5 Star. Great bedrooms plenty of space fantastic bathroom robes & flip flops in bedrooms for the fantastic health spa and leisure facilities. Restaurant had delicious food breakfast and dinner first class!
russelledward 16 Mar 2023
This is a fabulous hotel. Great location, ski in and out. Ski hire in hotel. Staff are friendly. Amazing spa facilities. Cocktail terrace overlooking slopes. High standard. Breakfast and evening meal varied, something for everyone. Third visit with a large group. Would highly recommend.
Great hotel, highly reccomended. Fabulous food and amazing location. The staff are very welcoming, the spa facility is very clean and the in hotel entertainment is really good. Has lots of activities for kids and you get your value for money
Brilliant hotel with fantastic service and food, the staff are friendly and keen to help you with anything. Thoroughly enjoying our stay! spa facilities are great and the location is perfect. Highly recommended Room 314
F4798UUstephenh 07 Mar 2023
I would highly recommend the "Hotel Rila" for families looking for a comfortable and enjoyable stay with excellent dining options. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel is easily accessible and offers a range of amenities for guests. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff who were always ready to assist us throughout our stay. The hotel boasts spacious and clean rooms that were perfect for our family, and the beds were incredibly comfortable ensuring a great night's sleep. The restaurant at the Rila is simply outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was impeccable. Overall, the Hotel Rila exceeded our expectations, and we had a wonderful experience during our stay.
We keep coming back here every year! It’s so easy to get here from the Sofia airport and very convenient to enjoy the skiing holiday with kids. There is entertainment for them every day and there are also many ski schools to chose from. Spa is great too! We really enjoyed our stay and we will come again!
I4118OTdebbiem 04 Mar 2023
Fabulous location, food, spa and room. We have been 3 times and have never been disappointed. Ski hire and pass within the hotel. Very safe feeling. Lovely bar area with a variety of food and drinks at reasonable prices. Kids room with soft play, films etc. Ski to door. Borovets itself could do with some updating, it's very different from alpine resorts, quirky. The Ski infrastructure is old but adequate and reflected in the price of the ski passes.
Absolutely fantastic hotel. Great personnel, really delicious food. The pool and the spa facilities are also excellent. I would definitely recommend Hotel Rila to any of my friends and family. I have been coming 4 years in a row with my family and my friends and every year I have been coming twice. The ski wardrobe is also high quality with the hotel been located right next to the piste and the lifts. Absolutely fabulous place!
Nicholas Smith 28 Feb 2023
Perfectly positioned, excellent facilities, high quality rooms and very helpful staff. If you are going to Borovets, stay here
Excellent hotel with great facilities. We had a lovely spacious room with a large window and balcony overlooking the mountain and ski slopes. Helpful, friendly staff. Secure ski and boot room, even has its own lift pass office onsite. The hotel arranged taxi transfers to/from Sofia airport and with a midday checkout we managed to get an extra half-day's skiing on a our final day. First time in Borovets, but it was a great trip and we hope to return, and would definitely stay at the Rila again.
The hotel is everything you could wish for on a ski holiday. Right at the slopes, rooms were great. The lobby bar is very cosy and the people serving very friendly. We had half-board and the food was excellent, there is something for anyone. We will come back for sure.
CarolineB5803 19 Feb 2023
This is our first time in Bulgaria and we are very impressed with hotel Rila. The rooms are great, the ski hire on site is a real bonus and the location is superb. We are very impressed with the range and quality of food in the buffet restaurant too. Highly recommended!
Family friendly hotel, ideal for skiing - stayed with my 10 & 8 yr old. The hotel is clean, well -organised with great food & service. The room was cosy warm with plenty of space. We all slept well. The spa was great after skiing all day. Children loved the jacuzzi. Breakfast was excellent buffet with everything! YORDAN was excellent and all staff were helpful! Highly recommended! Thank you.
It is our third time skiing in Borovets but the first at Hotel Rila. We wish we’d opted for this great hotel before. The rooms are excellent - perfect beds, fab shower and generally very comfortable. We stayed half board and enjoyed the superb breakfasts and buffet dinners - each 3 or 4 courses The bar and spa both excellent too at the end of a day’s skiing. The staff are really very friendly and spot on - so helpful and attentive. Booking again next year !! Thank you Hotel Rila x
WOW, the best location in town, amazing breakfast, comfortable rooms, and the service is incredibly good and welcoming. Parking is free for hotel guests. A lot of things for the kids after skiing time.
The hotel itself is the best you can get here, the food in the actually hotel for me is better than the near by restaurants, more international food. The housekeeping service are full of lovely ladies. -The Rila Spa, the spa is also a joy, I don’t ski so I enjoy some treatments here while the kids and hubby are out so very relaxing for me. In all I would definitely rate Rila an excellent choice, all I ever get a good service. Thanks Rila.
Lovely modern ski in/ski out hotel in a great central location. Great activities for kids in half term. Lovely food. Lots of ski schools for beginners but there are also some difficult runs about for the more advanced skiers. Long queue for your skis/poles on the first day but this is common so just be prepared! Bottom of the slopes stay open at night for sledging which the kids loved. Also a big swimming pool! Very central location.
I had the best time at Rila, The hotel was so clean. Powerful hot showers in the room which are great after 6hours of skiing. We had great views of the mountains from our room. Great selection of food at the buffet for breakfast and dinner. The swimming pool area is nicely decorated in plants and the spa has a very relaxing vibe. The slopes are fantastic for both myself (first time beginner). We also did some fun activities such as the forest walk, snowboarding and the skidoo up the mountains. Very good fun and made the best memories. Would def recommend to all friends and family. Thank you Rila!
Ski Hire in hotel and only 2 minutes to the drag/chair lifts. Buffet breakfast is extensive. Fantastic Hotel in every way this is the 6th time of visiting. Worth the extra cost for the Mountain view. I have been to numerous Ski resorts in France Italy and Austria and mostly I find them a rip off to some degree. Food at Rila very high standard in Italian style and cater for vegatians. Difficult to beat
We stayed in February half term with our family and we had an amazing holiday. The hotel and staff completely exceeded our expectations. They were very helpful before and during our stay and our family room was amazing. Go for a slop-side if you can. It wont dissappoint. The views are amazing and it truely is a ski in/ ski out hotel. You can lie in bed and watch the night skiiers. We stayed half board and the food and drink was amazing. The extensive buffet catered for even the pickest of children. The ski school and hire were brilliant, very friendly and a pleasure to ski (and snowboard) with. We cant wait to return. Ideally suited to beginner and intermediate skiiers. You have to wait a bit for the lifts and the slopes are a little busy mid morning and afternoon but its definitely the best ski resort we have been to.
We are loving it here. Borovets is amazing but it’s been made even better by our stay at rila hotel. The breakfasts are superior and the the dinner is so tasty. All the staff are v friendly and helpful. The spa is fabulous after a day on the slopes. It’s ace here
I2244PHangelah 17 Feb 2023
Great trip all round! We shared a room with our two kids (7 and 5) and it has been great. We’ve been so busy skiing all day, sledging/drinking til late that sharing a room is not a problem. Buffet breakfast and dinner great for the kids, plenty of choice for us. Right outside the ski school pick up and ski hire so easy in the mornings. Def recommend! Pool and hot tub great for tired legs at the end of skiing!
Everything was perfect:the view from the room of ski slopes was amazing, food, location and also the staff was very kind and responsive. We will definitely be back again, because you are the best hotel.
Holidaysleeds 20 Feb 2023
The Rila is in a great location, perfect location opposite the nursery slopes and chair lifts into the mountains. Service is fantastic, the staff are really helpful. Food is very good with lots of choice. Couldn't fault it at all. Clean, modern hotel with lots of facilities so something to do even if you are not a skier or only ski part of the day. A visit to the Terrace is a must!
Tracey123Tracey 20 Feb 2023
Clean hotel & friendly staff. Rooms are spacious & very clean, Conveniently located to the slopes & places to eat, Plenty of activities available with the hotel too. We are looking forward to return for another visit next year.