The Euphoria Club Hotel and Spa won Trip Advisor's coveted Traveller's Choice award in 2014, and they really deserved it! It sits on the outskirts of Borovets in a really peaceful spot with some pretty stunning views of the surrounding pine forest and the impressive Rila mountain range.
Even though you're far out, you're not isolated. The hotel puts on a free shuttle bus that runs regularly to both the slopes and the resort centre. Enjoy a night out in Borovets and head back for a quiet and restful night's sleep.
The hotel has some lovely features. The indoor heated pool and the spacious, light-filled rooms which come with beautiful hardwood floors and tasteful modern design should be savoured during your stay.
Families have access to a children's play room to keep little ones entertained. A spa and wellness centre decked out with sauna, hot tub and ‘emotion showers' are the icing on your holiday cake!
The hotel also offers massage and beauty therapies to keep you feeling particularly pampered. And you'll be surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the mountains, whether you're in the à la carte restaurant, or having a glass of fine Bulgarian wine at the lobby bar.
From the hotel to …
Hotel-run shuttle bus stop: Outside the hote;
Nearest lift: 3 km
Tuition meeting point: 3 km
Resort centre: 2 km
About the resort
Borovets is a bustling resort sat amongst the stunningly gorgeous pine forests of the Rila Mountains. It's particularly well-suited to beginners, improvers and families as it has wide-open slopes, fantastic coaching from friendly, English-speaking instructors and a dedicated kids ski area. There's also night skiing if you don't get your fill during the day.
Off the mountain, the resort is fairly compact and has two main pedestrianised areas that are jam-packed with cafés, bars, live music venues, tourist shops and more. It's quite the bustling marketplace.
You can't come to Bulgaria without trying an evening meal in a Mehana - a traditional Bulgarian tavern with fantastic local food and entertainment. Also, don't miss taking a traditional horse and cart trip around the resort, or head into the nearby town of Samokov for a taste of authentic Bulgaria - all for incredible value.
Area size: 58km
Skiing altitude: 1300m - 2550m
Number of runs: 18
Range of runs: 40% green/blue, 50% red and 10% black
Lifts: 9 drags, 4 chairs and 1 gondola
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 18km
Snowmaking: 60% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Food and drink
The Euphoria Club Hotel and Spa does half board meals. Look forward to a fairly extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning, and a buffet dinner every night. There's nothing better than a good buffet after a full day on the slopes. No need to stick to one dish - you can have a bit of anything that takes your fancy.
Luxury accommodation is what you'll find in the hotel's 101 rooms which are made up of a mix of apartments and villas. All of the modern studios and apartments have private ski storage, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a minibar and comfy bathrobes and slippers at your disposal.
The two bedroom suites are perfect for families or groups of three to five people. Their third floor location means they offer magnificent views too. Plus you'll find that a second bedroom is hidden away in the attic, with an additional twin bed.
Families and kids
There's a bright and cheerful children's playroom which is chock full of things to make sure the little ones are having a great time, just like the grown ups! There's a playground too, plus a children's menu at the restaurant and even child minding services can be booked at an extra charge.
Official rating: ****
À la carte restaurant
Indoor pool and sauna
Spa and wellness centre
Children's play room
Free shuttle bus to the slopes and resort
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Sofia
Flight duration: 3 hours
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
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