Bansko records incredibly high season

Bansko records incredibly high season

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Bansko records incredibly high season 2004- 2005. 400 000 tourists have visited the resort and this number is almost doubled as it was the previous season. The high tourism flow and the perspectives for the development of the resort were commented by the head of the Tourism Council in Bansko Ianka Rahova, the mayor of the municipal Alexander Kravarov and the director of the ski zone Ivan Obreikov. Alexander Kravarov: We welcomed more tourists and we are going to invest 9 more million for the reconstruction of streets and new roads. The past season is completely different from the previous one. Firstly- several new hotels were opened, which increased the number of beds in the resort and this made it possible to host 400 000 tourist compared to the 250 000 from the previous season. The second prerequisite which attracted twice as much tourists are the improvements in the ski zone. New ski pistes were opened from Jelezen most to Banderishka polyana, new lifts as well. The shooting ground on the biathlon tracks was completed. For the incoming season 2005- 2006 Our goal is to renovate the piste on Cerna Mogila with all of the necessary equipment. The concessionaire of the ski center- Ulen Joint stock company, this summer will work on the cultivation of all of the pistes, according the requirements of the ministry of environment and waters. The number of beds in the hotels will become more than 6000. The number of tourist will be even higher, because one should have in mind the so called vacation apartments which were sold. In the town the major works will be for the improvement of the infrastructure. The main streets have to be paved again. The streets with heavy traffic will be repaired- Glazne,Bulgaria, Patriarh Evtimii, Otets Paisii, Drama and Tsar Boris. The street from the starting lift station to the Strajite hotel will be covered with new asphalt and will have three roadways. A 6 kilometer ring road will be also constricted, which has to reduce the traffic in Bansko. The municipal also made agreements with Ulen concessionaire for the supply of mini- buses which will carry the local people and the guests of Bansko for free during the high periods around Christmas, New Year, and Students holiday. This would cause a rise of the price for the lift card with one BGN. A new bridge on Glazne River in the region of the starting lift station is another precaution for the problems with traffic in Bansko. Part of the investments for this project and for the ring road will be taken from all of the businessmen in the town. Each of them will give 2 BGN per square meter of the total built- up area in their construction site. The municipal has 9 million BGN for the recovery of the infrastructure of the town and for quittance for the owners of lands. The municipal also relies on investments through different programs. The ski zone will be enlarged in the region of Cerna mogila and Banderishka polyana. The municipal council of Bansko did not accept the proposal of Ulen for the construction of new pistes in the region of Damianishki Dial. We expect to start a new cabin lift from Bansko to the ski pistes for the next season. Almost 10 kilometers will be the new pistes and the equipment for the new 2005- 2006 season. Ianka Rahova: the fears that we wont be able to fill the hotels are useless. At the beginning of this season we were worried that we wont be able to fill the holes. It turned out that all that fuss was in vane. During the high periods the beds were still not enough and this is an index for a positive growth.
     
  • Tommyboy From Scotland
    Sent on 07 April 2018
    5th time skiing in Bansko, have been here over Xmas period and Easter break, hasn't always been a lot of snow but enough to ski for five days. It is a good value for money skiing holiday for those on a budget, food very good value and varied depending on taste, some restaurants better than others, again depending on personal taste. Not to sure what the nightlife is like as we stay in our timeshare resort The Balkan Jewel which is 3 > 4 miles out of Bansko, they operate a free shuttle bus but the last one back from town is at 4.30pm therefore going back into town would require the use of taxis. I am sure we will be back in the future.
  • Mitko From Bulgaria
    Sent on 28 February 2018
    Dear all, Borovets is a nice place to be, but it is risky to ski there. The slopes for advanced skiers are crossing the slopes for beginners and the slopes are negligently prepared with icy spots and snow heap places. This all is a precondition for accidents. The ski lifts are maintained all on the surface, they stop frequently and the gondola had to be scrapped years ago. So be careful when skiing in Borovets!
  • Lene willsea From N.i
    Sent on 28 February 2018
    I love Pomporova. Its our home from home.We first went in 2008, the airport was a portacabin and the lifts were a dangling wooden chair.. The place improves year on year. I would highly recommend it. VERY CHEAP once ur there. But with all upgrades the prices to travel are clinbing. Jumped 200 in two yrs.
  • Neo From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2018
    The hotel it’s a brilliant idea however there are aspects you would be surprised to stumble upon We arrived late at night about 10pm. Greater by a very polite hostes she kindly provided us with prepacked sandwiches as the restaurant closed at 9pm ( we called in advance to ask if such is possible especially when you have young ckranky from long travel hours in multiple travel vechicles The room very spatious. Bed cover had some suspicious sticky stains that absolutely horrified me at the thought that my children could possibly put their tiny hands on to that. One of the bath robes provided had a black stain on its back, the other bath robe had its pocket thorn out and just hanging. There was a massive flaky, mouldy, damp patch in the corner on the ceiling. The toilet was leaking on the floor. Breakfast food was cold and rancid with a queue for pncakes quite long and very impatient as pancakes was the only food that you could have still warm. Boiled eggs were cold and so hard the yolk was dusty . Fried eggs were dry... won’t even go to details about the rest of the food. As the drinks offered to be purchased by the restaurant aren’t the healthiest of choice for children (all the juices on choice contained added multiple preserving agents and colourants) we asked if possible to have some tap water. It proved to be a terrible mistake, we were told that yes but we would have to pay for it, then told that if they bring a jug for us everyone else will be asking for it, then he brought a manager who was more rude than the server and plainly put it that even if we have children asking for water we would have to buy bottled water and she is not prepared to give us water for free, unnecessarily often stressing the ‘free’ word. There are far more many good things that are good about this hotel. It’s main let down it’s restaurant staff who are poor hospitality professionals and frankly plain rude.
  • Nigel Buckle From United Kingdom
    Sent on 17 December 2017
    I have stayed at the Orlovetz for 6 out of the last 8 years and will be returning in 2018 for another week. It has become my 'Winter retreat'. A modern hotel that stands out due to its prominent position and its design. The rooms are comfortable and warm with plenty of wardrobe space and an area to relax. The safe is in the wardrobe, which is really useful for your valuables. There is a decently equipped gym, a small pool (though you can also use the larger pool in the Perelik as well) a Sauna and massage treatments, great for those aches from the first days of skiing ! The restaurant was made larger a couple of years ago and now accommodates more guests. Both breakfast and dinner are buffet style, the food, in general, is of good quality and there usually at least four different options at dinner. There is a small bar in the lobby area and a Piano Bar on the top floor that has stunning views across the surrounding district. As it is the sister hotel to the Perelik there is a tunnelway that links the two and saves you going out in the snow if you choose to use the alternative facilities provided there. One of them being 'The Pub' (previously known as the Pampi Bar) plus a couple of night clubs and a bowling alley. Also as the Orlovetz is just across from the Schnezanka it is only a short walk to Daks Bar, often used as the first mornings meeting place for your ski passes etc.,which is a lively night spot with live music and very popular. In all a great Hotel within a great small town, try it , Pamper yourself !
  • Liz From England
    Sent on 19 November 2017
    I went with my daughter January 2018. I was a cheap half board flights included and we wasn’t expecting much.... but what a fantastic week we had!! Stayed at the Lion hotel which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the slopes/town. A free shuttle is provide by the hotel. The hotel and staff are lovely. The food was always varied and hot. My daughter and I are vegetarians and in only two nights were we disappointed with the choice - but we heaped up on pudding so didn’t go hungry. Am lucky enough to be going back in 2018.
  • val From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2017
    group of us just back from borovets.we arrived 4th feb 2017 and departed 11th feb.had a great time.hotel rila was fab.great gym and spa.food was good.ski school was great.we had a really good instructor Martin Hristov.he was really good with everyone took time to try and learn everyone.we all had a great time thankyou.will be back next yearx
  • Alison From England
    Sent on 15 January 2017
    I wonder if the poor review is really about the Winslow Elegance. We have been going for years. It does not serve food and never has done. However, the spacious accommodation is for self-catering. We have always found it to be clean and we have always found that the reception staff can not do enough for you. We are looking forward to our next visit in February, 2017, Bring it on!!
  • RobJ From UK
    Sent on 01 January 2017
    Had a great week over xmas there - Hotel Lion was great, didn't see any lift queues but I did get there early. Easy blues for the most part, not loads for the advanced skier but great for beginners and families. I had more fun here than Chamonix last year at the same time. Bottom line ...manage your expectations... it is more than value for money but don't expect Whistler.
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
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