The Hotel Rila has a prime position in Borovets, right at the foot of the nursery slopes and opposite the chairlift - so you can virtually ski back to the doorstep. That also means it’s centrally-located for all the resort’s restaurants, bars and shops.
Having undergone a major renovation recently, you can enjoy impressive wellness area with four saunas, a steam room, cryo cabin, Turkish bath and relaxation area; as well as a variety of treatments on offer. There’s a new panorama bar with stunning slope views from the outdoor terrace, plus a modern nightclub, a stylish restaurant and relaxed lobby bar.
The large indoor pool and two hot tubs are free for all customers, or for an extra charge you can treat yourself to the spa, sauna or steam room to really unwind after a day on the piste.
In the evening, enjoy a meal in the buffet-style Seasons restaurant, while looking out on the mountain in the moonlight. The Les Arcs restaurant is open for breakfast and occasionally for dinner, also serving buffet-style meals. For an extra charge, try the à la carte Samokovi.
At lunchtime, you can grab a hot chocolate and a snack from the Champions Lobby bar and, in the evening, stop for after-dinner drinks at the alpine-style Terrace Lounge. Those looking for the livelier après that Borovets is famous for need not venture far – the Rila has its own nightclub, After Eleven.
A popular choice with families, the hotel runs its own nursery, ski kindergarten, so parents can make the most of their holiday knowing their kids are having fun too.
From the hotel, it’s just a few steps over to the beginner’s Rila draglift and Martinovi Baraki chairlift, or a minutes’ walk to the Sitnyakovo Express quad chairlift, which will whisk you up to 1780m and several different piste difficulties. The gondola is less than five minutes’ walk away, opening up the Yastrebetz side of the mountain. There’s also night skiing on the nearest slopes to the hotel.
There’s so much choice within the Rila that you may never need to venture out for dinner or drinks, but if you do, there’s a huge amount of choice nearby. Try Pizza Napoli or Restaurant Victoria for delicious food, or the White Horse and White Magic for a night cap or two.
Indoor pool and two hot tubs · extra charge for sauna, steam room, Turkish bath and fitness room · shops · hairdresser · Seasons and Les Arcs buffet restaurants · Samokovi à la carte restaurant · pool bar · Champion's Lobby bar · Panorama Terrace Lounge · After Eleven nightclub · Recommended by Crystal - Hotel-run kids' club · free WiFi in lobby · lift to all floors · 530 bedrooms
Hot and cold buffet breakfast · 3-course buffet evening meals · Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gala dinners included · extra charge for all drinks · optional upgrade to superior dining which includes 3-course à la carte meals at either the Samakovi à la carte restaurant or Champions Lobby Bar & Diner (drinks not included)
All rooms have a cable TV, telephone and a hairdryer.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Twin beds, single sofa bed (chair bed), private bath with shower attachment, WC and balcony.
Superior twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony.
Superior twin room with piste view - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony with piste view.
Superior family room - sleeps 4 (max 2 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, single roll out bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony.
Superior family room with piste view - sleeps 4 (max 2 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, single roll out bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony with piste view.
Superior suite- sleeps 4-5 (max 4 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, double sofa bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony.
Superior suite with piste view - sleeps 4-5 (max 4 adults): Refurbished room with twin beds, single sofa bed, double sofa bed, minibar, private shower, WC and balcony with piste view.
Interconnecting rooms are also available in superior twin rooms.
Hotel Rila Nursery and Ski Kindergarten
The Hotel Rila offers a Recommended by Crystal independent nursery and ski kindergarten for children between 1 and 6 years old. The nursery is for little ones between 1 and 3 years that aren't on the slopes and are cared for by nannies based in the hotel. The kindergarten is aimed at children from 4-6 years from across the resort.
Hotel-based childcare for the smallest children which includes indoor and outdoor activities, lunch and snacks
2 hours ski tuition for the older children including all equipment, lunch and snacks, and afternoon games and entertainment
Open everyday from 8.30am-4.30pm. A lift pass is not required for ski kindergarten. Nursery and Ski Kindergarten must be pre-booked.