Stoichkov promised hotel and a new stadium for Smolyan

Stoichkov promised hotel and a new stadium for Smolyan

24 hours, Valentin Hadjiev, 31.10.05

The construction works will start next year in April I will invest not just a lev or two, but millions. Hristo Stoichkov announced a few days ago, before he became an honored citizen of Smolyan. The trainer of the National Football Team will personally invest and will look for partners for the construction of a hotel, stadium and a villa site in Ezerata site, nearby the town. I have the support of the local politicians to give permission for Stoichkov to invest in the old stadium of the town and to co- operate him for the permission for the construction of a hotel by the stadium, announced the mayor of the municipal Dora Yankova. Smolyan stadium was built in 1961, but in 1985, but official matches were never played on it. The local club Rodopa uses September stadium in Raikovo neighborhood. Smolyan stadium is situated on a very nice site and it would be good to modernize it. It smells like football here, said Stoichkov, after the local administration offered him to invest in the town. The old stadium will soon become new, said Stoichkov. At the moment the junior formations are playing on the same stadium. Al least half of the grass is missing. The tribunes for the audience are weedy. The tubes below the drainage are blocked and in heavy rains the playground is filled with water. The municipal has deserted the stadium and nothing was done for it for years, said the ex- football player of Pirin- Stanko Dinev, who is taking care of the maintenance of the facility. I dont think that it will happen so easy, more than a million are needed for the repairmen of the stadium, claimed Dinev. Stoichkov wants to build a hotel near by the stadium on the place of the now existing changing- room, where teams from Bulgaria and foreign countries will be accommodated. Even in these bad conditions of the sport base, at the moment from Rodope Mountain are coming teams from the lower divisions of Turkey and Greece, and elite clubs from the country during the summer. Close to the stadium is situated a subsidiary football playground and beach volleyball terrain and a swimming pool. Stoichkov announces his intentions during the summer, even before Dora Yankova offered him to become an honored citizen of the town. The offer surprised the local parliament. 13 people from the opposition even posted empty bulletins during the vote. The new that Stoichkov is going to build a small village with several villas. The area is 15 decares and is very close to the St Spirit chapel in Ezerata site, north of Smolyan. Stoichkov together with two businessmen engaged a team of specialists, to work over the project for the future complex. The land which was bought by private persons and is situated close to the main lift station of Ezerata chalet to Snejanka Peak, which offers good connection links to all of the pistes in the resort. The owner of the lift- Pamporovo Joint Stock Company plans to change the now existing lift with a brand new speed for- seat lift next year. Stoichkov will be close to the new resort Perelik. A nice road will lead to his mention, which was built this spring for 3, 1 million euro. South of it is the picturesque Ezerovo neighborhood and Smolyan will be just 4-5 kilometers below Stoichkovs villas. The famous Slomyan lakes are close to Stoichkovs property. They are on a landslide region. In the past they used to be 20 now they are just 7. It is still not clear what kind of buildings will be constructed by Stoichkov, but most probably they will be small villas. The football star is a neighbour of Valentin Zlatev- a head of Look oil. The petrol boss planned to build a hotel and a holiday home in the region. Several small, chalets, rest homes and holiday homes in the village of Ezerovo will be competitors of the football star. The interest towards Ezerata is huge, claim property brokers. Stoichkov will start the construction works starts in April, when the regulation plan of the Ezerata will be ready. The municipal will be ready by the end of the year. The problem is that this region is a water shed zone and the land is coming down.
     
  • 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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