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Hotel Festa Winter Palace

Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free wellness area
About the hotel
  • Lavishly styled
  • Lobby piano bar
  • Pool, sauna & Russian bath
  • Whiskey & karaoke bar
  • Bulgarian restaurant
  • 100m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 58km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1300m
  • Great value for money
  • Perfect for beginners and improvers
  • Excellent nightlife
  • Good choice for families
  • Short transfer
See snow report

This hotel is truly stunning; it's a mere 20 metres from the slopes and just a little further to the express four-person chairlift and gondola. During the week, you'll be treated to traditional Bulgarian buffet dinners with free wine tastings, and the spa and wellness area is a definite must during your stay.



There's a whiskey and karaoke bar (perfect combo), a piano bar in the lobby, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness room and Russian bath….the list goes on and on! Let's just say you'll never be bored. But if you do decide to stay in your room for a bit, room service will take good care of you.



From the hotel to …

Nearest slopes: 20m

Nearest lift: 100m

Tuition meeting point: 100m

Resort centre: 300m



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



Rest and relaxation

The spa and wellness area at the Festa is free for all guests to use. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, Russian bath and a fitness room.



For a little extra 'me time', book a massage or beauty treatment and really de-stress. These aren't free but can be paid for locally.



Food and drink

The Hotel Festa Winter Palace does excellent half board meals. Enjoy a hot and cold breakfast buffet each morning and a four-course evening buffet dinner after another great day on the slopes.



Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals include a free half bottle of wine per person‚ soft drinks and evening entertainment.




With 66 rooms on offer, the Hotel Festa Winter Palace has really poured a lot of effort into making sure each of them is as luxurious and comfortable as can be.



You have a choice of standard or deluxe rooms, or the stunning junior suites. Each is very spacious and come with satellite TV, a private balcony, a hairdryer and a mini-safe for your goods.



Hotel features

Official rating: *****

Lobby piano bar

Whiskey and karaoke bar

Sauna and indoor pool

Steam bath and Russian bath

Fitness room

BG Mexana restaurant

Gourmet restaurant

Room service



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
24th Feb

1cm expected

Next 5 days

Total expected

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Current Depth

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