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Hotel Samokov

Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
About the hotel
  • Large & spacious
  • Huge indoor pool
  • À la carte 'Panorama' restaurant
  • Cocktail bar
  • 10-pin bowling alley
  • 75m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 58km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1300m
  • Excellent nightlife
  • Good choice for families
  • Perfect for beginners and improvers
  • Great value for money
  • Short transfer
See snow report

The Hotel Samokov sits in a really fantastic central location and opposite the Yastrebets gondola. It has a big swimming pool and wellness area to help you work on tired legs, and a bowling alley to help you mix it up in the evenings. It's very family friendly too with a range of facilities targeted just to families, and interconnecting family rooms as well.


The cocktail bar is a great place to unwind in the evenings, and table tennis and billiards will round off your leisure activities when you're not checking out the sauna, whirlpool, and steam room. Be sure to give the à la carte 'Panorama' restaurant a go as the views are pretty good!



The spa centre has a lovely indoor pool with lots of natural light courtesy of some huge floor to ceiling windows. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of the public areas so you can Facebook and Instagram to your heart's content.



From the hotel to…

Nearest ski lift: 75m to the Yastrebets gondola

Tuition meeting point: 300m

Resort centre: 50m



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

Your half board meals include hot and cold buffet breakfasts each morning and an evening four-course buffet meal. One dinner in the à la carte ‘Panorama' restaurant is included for Neilson guests during their stay too. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are included and smart casual attire is requested.




The Hotel Samokov has 265 rooms and all of them bright and funky with twin beds, a sofa bed, TV, a fridge, a hairdryer and an en-suite. Twin or double rooms with a balcony, rooms for sole use and interconnecting family rooms are also available. 



Hotel features

Official rating: ****

Cocktail bar

À la carte 'Panorama' restaurant

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

24 hour reception

Bowling alley

Table tennis and billiards

Free use of indoor pool

Sauna & steam room (local charge)



Extras & offers

Free child ski tuition for seven to 12 year olds, or free ski kindergarten for four to six year olds when two adults pre-book ski school with us


Free child helmet hire when you pre-book equipment hire with us


Free child equipment hire when two adults pre-book equipment with us



Travel information

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

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Current Depth

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