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Spent a weekend skiing. Resort was OK but very busy. Too small a space for the volume of people... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Jim T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Stay away from Bansko

The place is overbuilt with hotels, with very poor infrastructure and bad services. A unique... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Dimiter K
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Ulen, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The place is overbuilt with hotels, with very poor infrastructure and bad services. A unique UNESCO natural world heritage site is damaged for the sake of a single oligarch's profit - the owner of the ski zone. Besides the bad services, every single day of...More

2  Thank Dimiter K
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The owner of Ulen is Tseko Minev, who is also owner of First Investment Bank in Bulgaria. They destroyed everything beautiful and attractive in the area, turned Bansko into a wreck of concrete, spoiled roads, abandoned hotels .. this is a great money laundering company...More

2  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Bansko is an overrrated and overpriced tourist-trap. There's not much left to see there except many many hotels, muddy streets and an awful ski-service. Most Bulgarians have stopped picking this place for a holiday a long time ago, so don't fool yourself to go there.

1  Thank Inna Y
Reviewed 22 March 2018

there's no way i would recommend that place or i ever return there.. obviously banskoski make ur waiting on the line so long lasting to archive their goal to get and build 2nd lift... it never runs with full number of skiers entering the cabins...More

3  Thank Dosio D
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Busy, noisy, overcrowded by ugly hotels and casinos, full of suspicious looking individuals, and the service... the service is horrible. They just want your money

2  Thank Mit U
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The city is overbuilt with terrible huge hotels, the streets were dirty, the prices are too high for what they offer. The nature is very beautiful though. I definitely would prefer Borovets or Pamporovo in Bulgaria or Austria.

1  Thank aglika2018
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The place reminds more like Ibiza than a nice and quiet mountain town as it supposed to be. Overbuild with ugly hotels and resorts it's ruining the idea of a holiday in the mountains. The prices are almost the same as any ski resorts in...More

1  Thank Антон К
Reviewed 22 March 2018

What can I say, I felt like I was in Beijing... it is extremely crowded. There are probably 200 hotels. Cars everywhere, no parking spots. Probably this was a good resort 150 hotels ago. The views are fantastic but if you want a good ski...More

Thank marselhusein
Reviewed 22 March 2018

First of all, expect to waste 1-2 hours every day waiting for the gondola and add 45 minutes to go to the top. When you get there, many hills are over-crowded with many unskilled skiers. On top of that, the level of service is very,...More

1  Thank Natalia I
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Spent a weekend skiing. Resort was OK but very busy. Too small a space for the volume of people. The one gondola was manic in the morning and enough to put you off returning. The lift pass and ski lesson was comparable with France for...More

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Bradley B
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Response from Kez H | Reviewed this property |
2nd week in march is the best time to ski in Bulgaria
20 December 2016|
Response from Leo S |
how long is a piece of string? It depends!