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Hotel Ela

Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
About the hotel
  • Lobby bar
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Great value for money
  • 50m to the lifts
  • Very convenient location
About the resort
  • 58km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1300m
  • Perfect for beginners and improvers
  • Excellent nightlife
  • Good choice for families
  • Short transfer
See snow report

This hotel is on the small side by Bulgarian standards, but that just adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The recently renovated rooms and friendly staff make the Hotel Ela a happy little place. A sauna and steam room are available to use for a little extra if your legs need some TLC.


Kids will love the playroom, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel too. Head to the lobby bar for a drink but be sure to nab a seat by the open fireplace.



From the hotel to …

Nearest lift: 50m

Tuition meeting point: 300m

Resort centre: You're in the centre



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.


Resort stats

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 Hotel Ela offers half board meals, so you'll find a hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning and a buffet evening meal to refuel. And refuel you shall as it includes a salad buffet, starter buffet and a dessert buffet - you'll be spoilt for choice!




The Hotel Ela has 76 rooms, all which have been recently renovated and are fitted out with cable TV, a minibar, free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathroom.



Families and kids

The hotel also has a spacious and light children's playroom to keep the little ones happy when you aren't all on the slopes. There are plenty of toys and tables for creating mini-masterpieces to take home and pin on the fridge.  



Hotel features

Official rating: ***

Lobby bar

Recently renovated rooms

Sauna and steam room

Free Wi-Fi

Children's play room

Table tennis

Ski storage

Fitness room



Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Sofia

Flight duration: 3 hours

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Borovets snow report

Snow due
1st Mar

9cm expected

Next 5 days

Total expected

Depth upper

Current Depth

Depth lower

Current Depth