Rila - Borovets42.2652256150995, 23.6069369316101
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Spa Hotels in Bulgaria
Rila is a 9-story hotel in a leisure area of Borovets within a 15-minute walk of Bulgaria on Horseback offering cozy rooms along with a tennis court, a sauna and a beauty salon. Founded in 1986, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.
Borovets center can be reached within 10 minutes' walk. This impressive property is located in the center of Borovets.
The hotel offers a convenient location close to a valley and mountains.
It will take a 60-minute drive to get to Sofia airport.
Rila Hotel features 523 guestrooms with heating, Wi-Fi, cable television, a wardrobe and a stereo system. Some rooms at Rila Hotel have a view over the park. Guests can make use of a shower, dressing gowns and toiletries.
Eat & Drink
The small restaurant offers fine meals. At the large café bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea, coffee and cocktails. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Happy Duck and Sunnys Bar are about 50 meters from the property.
The hotel offers a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier together with friendly staff.
Rila Hotel pampers guests with a night club, a casino and an indoor swimming pool. Mountain biking, snow skiing and lawn tennis are provided on site.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of floors: 9. Number of rooms: 523.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
On-site car park
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Paid airport shuttle
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Pedal boating
- Ski school
- Horseback riding
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Billiard tables
- Table tennis
- Paid airport shuttle
- 24-hour room service
- Bicycle rental
- Ski equipment rental
- Dry cleaning
- Ski pass vendor
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- Restaurant with air conditioning
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Free breakfast
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Children's buffet
- Children's play area
- Kids club
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- Spa & wellness centre
- Turkish bath
- Garden view
- Mountain view
- Park view
- Slope view
- Air conditioning
- VIP room facilities
- Connecting rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds
In the Room
1 King-size bed
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Double bed
In the Room
good facilities, big hotel. pool is big and water is hot, also free jakuzzi.
envelope for bribe in the room, small balcony, deffinetly a 3 star hotel , not a 4 star.
The room was excellent, warm, and always clean, and there was always warm water. Aboaut the hotel itself, in general it is very good with excellent facilities especially its swimming pool. It was my pleasure to relax in the warm water of the pool. The food also was excellent.
The flow of the water in the bath was poor.
Position for ski piste is good.
The room it was to small and to expensive for confort.
Location and reception lounge bar with woderfull view of the slopes.
The hotel are 3 star not 4.Food are very very poor,and the confort of the rooms.
There was yellow water coming out of the pipes and I with my wife could not take a shower becoyse of it!we could not drink or use the water for nothing!
Perfect location of the hotel, good value for money.
They provide secured storage room for bicycles. Big rooms.
Location, just in front of the lifts
The sheets, and blankets from another era.. The breakfast of poor quality.
I visited Borovets in the summer, and found that Hotel Rila was good value. The rooms are a bit old school with their green tint, but my room on the seventh floor facing the mountain came with great views and sunsets. The showers have pressure which is greatly appreciated after trekking or snowboarding int the mountains. All in all it's a fine place to stay considering that you're not here for the hotel, but only to accommodate your stay while having fun in the spectacular mountains.
Breakfast was the same everyday. After four days that gets boring; I like variety. Also the pool and hot tub closes too early at 19h.
location, close to hiking annd ski terains, value for money, pool
beds, small tv, rude impolite rececionist at 2 o clock room was not ready
A very nice hotel which was clearly renovated as I know it is one of the oldest in the resort. The room was quiet, well furnished and cozy. Extra wool blankets were provided and they were very nice and warm. It is located near the major cable cars in Borovets. Reasonable dinner.
It seems to be a family hotel - it may not be the best for a quiet getaway of 2 (I visited in July). The breakfast was not varied enough - if you avoid fried foods it would be difficult to choose what to eat - you may end up eating the same for days in a row. The wine provided at dinner was of suspicious quality - tried it only 2 nights and stopped trying.
The bathroom was clean.
Since the communist years in Bulgaria many things in this hotel have not changed - the personnel is helpful but not very friendly, the rooms have been partly and cheaply renovated (and the non smoking "studio" which was actually a bigger room had a permanent cigarettes smell), the breakfast was the poorest one I have seen since long time ago. Given this, the prices of the rooms and at the lobby bar and the pool bar are among the highest in the resort.
Excellent location (sitnyakovo ski center) / 300m, easy walking to the gondola, free pool and jacuzzi, great breakfast, free, guarded parking, many facilities in the hotel (bar, casino, stores, playroom, spa, gym) in good prices, clean towels everyday
There were no free ski depot, we had to pay 9leva/day/person or take them to the room with us and walki around with our boots, staff at the front desk not friendly (everyone else ok), first day the pool was really cold
spa center,many choices of restaurants,
the reception staff was cheeky. Check-in was 2,5 hrs late and not well organised.
Hotel Rila is a good place for the skiers and for relax as well. It locates near from chair lift and has good spa facilites including fair swimming pool.
The staff don't take enough care for the good condition of the of the bathroom facilites.