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Rila Hotel

Address: Semkovo ski resort

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 42.00983695695694
Longitude: 23.53024404998905

Location: Hotel Rila is a comfortable and spacious complex huddled between venerable pine trees in the center of the small mountain resort Semkovo.

Accommodation: The hotel offers 90 rooms each with WC/ bathtub and an incredible view towards the mountain. The rooms in the hotel are warm and cosy and offer magnificent views to the venerable pine trees that surround it.

Facilities: The hotel offers a spacious atrium style lobby with games, restaurants, coffee lounge indoor swimming pool, sauna, hydrojet, massage, gym, ski depot, extensive convention facilities including 4 multi functional medium sized conference rooms and the Semkovo conference hall with a capacity of 250 seats.

Wine and Dine: A spacious restaurant with incredible mountain view offers great choice of healthy food. Friendly and professional staff will take care for your complete comfort.

Apre ski: After a long day on the slopes you can just sit in the spacious lobby and relax in comfortable armchair before wide panoramic window. You can also have a drink in the panoramic day bar that faces the beginners piste just behind the hotel. Party lovers will definitely find their place in the night club of the complex.

Sport & Recreation: The sport and recreation center offers spacious gum with basic fitness equipment and a dancing hall for aerobics, ballet and etc. There is nothing better than a hot hydroget followed by a relaxing massage after a long day in the mountain. The sauna will also make you feel fully relaxed. Tourists who like to swim can do it in the spacious indoor swimming pool of the complex.

Convention Facilities: The hotel offers spacious conference hall with a capacity of 250 people that can host different business or official events. 4 multi functional medium sized conference rooms are providing additional comfort for small meetings.

Mountain activities: The hotel is a starting point for mountain hiking routes to the stupendous scenery of the Rila National park.

**Hotel rooms may vary in size and style. Guests can be accommodated in a different room from the images shown here as examples only.

Comments Rila Hotel in Semkovo

  • claire Diana Murphy From united Kingdom
    Sent on 07 January 2010
    we had spent xmas and new year here skying with our children when they were much younger and enjoyed it, it's in a great postion and catters for every one, we are now looking to return 2010 new year with our sons and now there wife, lets hope we have another great time, hope this helps
  • jackie jones From u.k
    Sent on 02 April 2009
    stayed at the rila for 1 week in feb and really wished we,d booked for 2.had a fantastic time,skiing was great,the people were the friendliest iv ever come across,mama mia,s steakhouse was lovely and the staff were so funny.the hotel was very busy but if you are looking for a quiet hotel this won,t be for you.after a few runs on the slopes each day,we,d stop at the silver fox for a few drinks,frank who works there was great,he was helpful when asked about the area,can,t wait for next year.
  • Jamie Collins From Brighton, England
    Sent on 28 February 2009
    Stayed in Rila in 2007 with a group of 21. Ideal, some of us liked our sleep, some of us liked our night life so it depends of what side of the hotel your luck draws you on! If you want some peace and don't fancy a battle with hotel staff then get chatting to people on quiet half and explain your plight, they might offer to swap. Or if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Kareoke bars are so much fun. It's great for beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders as the instructors meet you outside the hotel. They are great. You will always get the odd instructor in every resort that tends to pay more attention to the pretty one but that's just men for you! My boarding instructor spent the whole week with with me and my group even though the snow was scarce (Jan 07). He took us to the ice rink in Samokov, met us on his days off and has just added me on facebook as I'm going back in 2 weeks. If you want to save money, book Half Board, and once you get bored of the food treat yourself every other day and eat at one of the great surrounding restaurants. The best restaurants pretty much surround The Rila. With everything in life, you get what you pay for, however when I did a price comparison with the same package in Tignes, France I got 1500 all in. Rila, I'm getting 480 all in, with advanced boarding lessons. Last time I took 150 spending money and that did me right until the return flight with an extra Saturday boarding due to 5pm transfer pick up. French resorts are getting away with 10 and upawards for a vodka mixer at the mo, so anything in Bulgaria has got to beat that! Take your old mobile phones, bribe the locals or instructors, enjoy yourselves. I've not had my Borovets experience beaten by any French or Italian resort and can't wait to get back there on 12th March. Don't be British and complain, just co-habit and enjoy the beautiful mountains and friendly resort. A smile goes a long way in any country, and The Rila is the best hotel for standards and location.
  • Claire Worrall From UK
    Sent on 08 February 2009
    Stayed at the Rila with Husband and two children. Food was good generally - plenty to choose from, but a little bit disappointing for "picky" kids - generally pizza and chips most nights. Breakfast choice good - pancakes cooked fresh to order. Rooms definitely not 4* - a little bit tatty round the edges. Stayed in a studio, but the "kitchenette" is not a realistic option, so don't bargain on preparing a meal! Word of warning - the rooms facing the bars are VERY noisy at night - till 1/2am at least, so be prepared and ask for a room facing the other side of the hotel!! The hotel staff didn't smile much, and some were even rude; I can't say they went out of their way to help. The location of the hotel is fantastic - couldn't be better. Drinks in general in the hotel and the bars are expensive, so take advantage of the supermarkets for soft drinks for your days on the slopes. Best slopes are at the top of the Gondola.
  • Finella White From England
    Sent on 28 August 2008
    Stayed at the Rila in March 08 for a family ski trip and not in a mad rush to go back there. Had 2 nights opposite the disco (so no sleep) and staff were reluctant to move us and kept showing rooms on the same side of the hotel - duh! Rep not much better, so after wrangling did get an ok room (not UK 4 star standard). Food was really good and pool nice, but that's all I can say really. Probably suit couples or singles better!
  • Lee Wright From england
    Sent on 26 February 2008
    i will start with what was my first concern about staying in the hotel which was the food. well what can i say!!! An excellent choice of hotel, so much choice of good food for all meals varying from full fry up to cereal to fruit or just plain toast for breakfast and let's not forget the fresh pancakes cooked to order. the evening meal is just as varied catering for vegetarians as well as meat eaters with a choice of several main dishes and plenty of side dishes every night. the accomadation room wise is good with everything you need for the week, fresh towels and the room cleaned every day. the pool and 2 yes 2 spa's are excellent after a long day skiing with plenty of room for everyone wishing to use them. plenty of other facilities were available casino, fitness room but we ran out of time before using them. the location is excellent ,all the ski schools meet outside the rila every day so you have minimal distance to go first thing in the morning. the staff we encountered were always polite and cheerfull and willing to help. the only negative thing about the hotel i would say is the cost of drinks they are more expensive for less drink than most of the rest of the resort but then you only have to go a few steps outside and the prices drop drastically in the many available bars and resturants. overall the place is excellent we have already started booking for next year at the rila
  • anna hunt From ENGLAND
    Sent on 10 February 2008
  • Aylish Gray, 12 From UK
    Sent on 17 January 2008
    Went to Borovets Jan-Feb 07. Stayed at HOTEL RILA. I was very impressed with the hotel as it had a few indoor shops, a small game room and a nice lobby and bar. The hotel had excellent balconies were you could view the slopes. Night-life was good. Many places to go. Would recommend going to the karaoke place - its a good laugh after a hard day of skiing. SLOPES - There are quite a good range of slopes. there is a green one which is a sort of spiral shape. good for beginners but is fairly flat so you might need to push yourself down the slope for some of it. There is also a black run which doubles as a nursery slope(the bottom of the black) and there is night-skiing which is really good! Would recommend buying a 'dustbin lid' (bought in RILA hotel in one of their small stores for 20 lev, approx 8 pounds) or toboggan. Great fun for night skiing! The resort includes 1 gondola, 2 chairlifts and several button lifts(or drag lifts) . There was plenty of snow so would give resort 5*s!!
  • allison From uk
    Sent on 16 January 2008
    stayed in studio side of rila was not happy could hear every one in the rooms round about us through the vents on the walls. spars on bed were broken so sunk into the middle. lots of noise in the corridors was most disappointed, will not be returning.
  • nikola From macedonia
    Sent on 08 January 2008
    i like to come to Semkovo , I am from Macedonia Skopje, iskam da dojdam vo Bulgarija kolku struva za 4 persona za polupansion i dali moze da mi se dade telefonskiot nomer od hotelot. As beh vo Semkovo vo 2006 godina i iskam pak da dojdam. Pisete blagodarja.

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* Children reductions are applicable for children 2-11.99 years valid at the time of the reservation (check in time).


  • safety deposit boxes
  • information
  • money exchange
  • conference rooms
  • outdoor parking lot
  • shops and boutiques
  • restaurant
  • cafe/bistro
  • disco/night club
  • non-smoking room
  • luggage storage
  • 220v/ 50Hz voltage
  • mini-golf
  • park
  • fitness centre
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • massage
  • hydrojet

Room Facilities

  • cable/ satellite TV
  • work desk
  • bath/WC
  • bathtub
  • balcony
  • sound-proof windows
  • non-smoking rooms

The region is suitable for

  • relax
  • tourism
  • walks
  • sport in the mountain
  • mountain biking

Attractions in the region

  • mountain
  • beautiful nature
  • away from industrial centers
  • forests
  • natural reserve

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