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Community Level 1Wdolidol

Wdolidol

Borovets

Advantagesit's skiing!

Disadvantagesnot enough culture

"Borovets is the second largest ski resort in Bulgaria, an area now open for investment and exploitation of its huge potential due to Bulgaria's recent joining of the European Union. However, beware fellow skiiers that you cannot use Euros, but Bulgarian Levs. Now, the ski resort itself has several parts: The Hotels The food The nightlife The slopes/skiing Facilities/equipment The hotels: There are a vast variety of hotels, which ..." Read review
03.02.2008

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Community Level 1ChemicalAl

ChemicalAl

So good we went there twice.

AdvantagesCheap, cheap cheap and the people are nice.

DisadvantagesFood in the hotels was really bad.

"...Food 3- Apres Ski. The snow in Borovets isn't amazing. They can be reluctant to switch the snow machines on the lower slopes which can be annoying, but if you stay up on the higher slopes there isn't usually a problem. We went last January and got 3 good days of snow. The year before we went in March and there was very little snow on the lower slopes, but was better higher up. This was when we found out they don't switch the snow machines on very ..." Read review
25.03.2004

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Community Level 3winprizes2...

winprizes2000

Live like a millionaire

Advantagesprices, excellent skiing

Disadvantagesnot perceived as glamorous skiing

"Who wants to be a millionaire - we all do don't we. Try a package skiing holiday to this resort and you can get a taste of what a millionaire's lifestyle must be like. The packages to Bulgaria still rank amongst the cheapest skiing around, and once in the resort the prices make your money go slower than a beginner down a nursery slope. Food, drinks (alcohol and soft) and cigarettes are dirt cheap and the night clubs welcome and treat like royalty ..." Read review
16.12.2000

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Community Level 2skimanant

skimanant

Go Bulgar in Borovets

AdvantagesValue, friendliness, superb ski school

DisadvantagesFood bad

"...times or so now, and Borovets without doubt offered me the best value for money of all. About 2.5 hours away by plane, try to fly to Sofia rather than Plovdiv. The airport is a lot better and transfer times a lot shorter. When choosing a hotel, it is well worth paying the extra for a resort "centre" hotel- the hotels Samakov and Rila are the best (1999). The out of resort hotels are cheaper, but can be awkward when there is a lot of snow. Bulgarian ..." Read review
01.01.2001

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Community Level 1Deck

Deck

The Ups and Downs of skiing in the Borovets

AdvantagesThe people, the country, the experience! the value of the pound!!

DisadvantagesThe food, the limited variety of nightlife

"...those more advanced. The Borovets mountains were incredibly beautiful, with some nice mountain swiss chalet style bars and restaurants high up in the mountains. The chair lifts I felt though were a bit rickety looking and quite hair raising. The hotel was great and easily looked after our hired gear, overnight, and very conveniently located. Mainly though - I loved the the Bulgarian people, who, if you get the chance to get to know them, are ..." Read review
19.02.2001

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Community Level 2philltowns

philltowns

Snowhere like Borovets for skiing

AdvantagesCheap, great ski school, faily compact town

DisadvantagesHard to get to, food quality in hotels is low, many queujumpers

"Having visited Borovets ski resort on a college trip in January 2000, I discovered that the place wasn't as bad as I had expected. Firstly, don't be put off by how cheap the holiday is compared to other countires - they keep the prices low to compete with places like Canada, the Swiss Alps, and Hillingdon! (only Londonders will get that). There are two main airports in Bulgaria, and Borovets is roughly in the middle of the two. It has 11 hotels, ranging ..." Read review
10.07.2000

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Community Level 2Hydra101

Hydra101

Underestimated resort

AdvantagesPrices and friendliness.

DisadvantagesIcy slopes

"We went skiing in Borovets in Jan 2005, we were a little apprehensive because of some of the reviews that we'd seen, but we were pleasantly surprised and I would recommend anyone to go there, and I will be going back as soon as I can. We stayed in the Rila hotel, and yes the room was basic, but it was clean and in good condition, I only found one tiny bit of mould in the bathroom, which is less than a lot of places you get in the UK! We had a twin ..." Read review
02.04.2006

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Community Level 5janharper

janharper

Loadsa Money

AdvantagesCheap and cheerful

DisadvantagesDoesn't have all the trimmings of more expensive resorts

"Borovets is a great place to ski and you don't have to spend a fortune to go. We went two years ago and it cost just £590 for the two of us. This included ski and boot hire and liftpasses, plus lessons for me (I still feel better with an instructor!). We stayed in four star accomodation in the Rila Hotel. Its not what you would expect in a four start here but it was clean and there was plenty to eat, especially pasta, cheese and yoghurt. We stayed ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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Community Level 1jomorf

jomorf

Like a prison camp

Advantagescheap

Disadvantagesfood was bad, no snow

"...read some good reviews of Borovets but my experience there wasn't a good one. The hotel was dirty (The Rila). We had a small studio in the hotel itself. The food was terrible. Everything was full of calories. You could get plenty of bread with no butter (it was cheesey stuff), and loads of pasta. Every meal brought yet another dish of the Bulgarian equivalent of spaghetti bolognese. They added the left overs from the previous day to it. it got ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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Community Level 1shloof

shloof

snowboarding

Advantagescheap

Disadvantagessnow not too good at times

"...had a great experience in borovets having snowboarding lessons, by the end of the week i could do jumps and spins.My snowboard instructer was very kind and although he only was supposed to teach us for 2 hours he stayed with us on the slopes and helped us out. The resteraunt food is very good for the price you pay but the food you get with the hotel package is horrible. I advise you not to take the excursions to sophia as the people in charge ..." Read review
28.09.2002

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