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Superior Apartment with Shared Heated Pool



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Ski Apartment in Bansko, SW Bulgaria and Ski Resorts, Bulgaria - Excellent Location, round corner from Gondola, could not be more convenient.

Our apartment is one of the closest to the Gondola station and is ideal for those returning from skiing or walking in the mountains as it is only 1 minutes walk. Situated on the second floor away from the bar and restaurant, the apartment is larger than most in the area, has it's own WiFi and is tastefully furnished to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. For your convenience, there is a elevator in the reception area.

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About the Owner

R Clarke
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Good location to gondola and all amenities, reasonably priced

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a good holiday. Bansko is a lively ski town with plenty of options for family dining and also apres ski to suit all. Having said that skiing there isnt for the faint hearted...not because of the actual runs...but the skiers using them. We've skied in various european resorts and this was definitely the craziest. A lot of skiers and boarders on slopes that they shouldnt be and a lot of serious accidents. This wasnt helped by the fact there hadnt been a good snow in a few weeks though and higher slopes were quite churned up and icy. Also- be prepared to either queue for the gondola/free bus or pay for a private taxi every morning. Its worth invesigating the fast track pass for the gondola or seeing if you can negotiate transfer from your hotel or ski hire shop.

Our property was reasonably priced and in a very good location to both the gondola and nice restaurants: salt and pepper, log house and the bears. It's attached to Penguins restaurant which is a bit more anglicised but great for families (we brought our 5 year old).

The apartments have a gym and small pool open between 2-7pm daily. It's quite clean, nice for a dip after the slopes and nice to have without going to a hotel. Theres also a sauna- but this isnt set very hot. The pool was quite cold on a few days so this would have been nicer if it had been warm enough to contrast to the pool.

Our apartment was clean- just a few dust bunnies and grease on grill pan- nothing major. Heating was great - we were able to get stuff dried easily -however be warned the hotwater tank is small- you wont get a bath out for an adult out of it (we added quite a few kettles and saucepans of hot water) ...but our 5 year old managed bathtimes ok. Just make your showers quick. One downside is that you get 1 towel and 1 hand towel per guest for the full week with no laundry facilities. This was tough going with a family using the pool and shower daily. Given the tight baggage restrictions and amount of clothing needed for skiing, it would be nice if towels were changed at least once during a week long stay.

All in all, an interesting trip. Fortuna apartments great especially if you are on a budget. There were 2 adults and 1 child in our party so the apartment was spacious enough- 4 adults might have been cosy as one of the beds is a sofa bed in living room.

Go for this option if you want proximity to gondola, restaurants and ski hire shops at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab apartment, close to everything you need!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was situated close to all the bars, restaurants and the gondola station/ski hire shops. It was generally well equipped. few let downs-not enough linen for 4 people and we didn't know who to ask for more! Also there was no one to meet us to let us in or give the key too when we left, so some on my feet thinking was needed. Overall could have been better organised.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location with everything in easy walking distance.

The apartment is furnished to a high standard and contains everything you need for your stay in Bansko.

There are lots of bars and restaurants around the property and the bar adjoining to the property is excellent for food and drinks. On arrival the heating was on for us so the apartment was lovely , cozy and warm.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As they say, Location, Location, Location.
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Sveti Nikole

Great location, good price, nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment is just great, could hardly be better. It's just around the corner from the gondola and near, or more precisely "within", the stores and restaurants area. Because of this I had to park my car in a nearby parking lot but it was right next to the building and it was cheap. The building has about 15 parking spaces and around 80 apartments which means there's no parking space in busy periods.

The apartment itself was very nice - large comfortable bedroom and a decent living room with a very good kitchen. The bed in the living room is smaller than a regular double bed, but we still found it comfortable enough for two adults, although not as good as the one in the bedroom. The apartment is very well equipped - it has everything you need, especially the kitchen which had everything we could think of.

WiFi was excellent. The signal was very strong and the speed was very good.

The water in the pool was hot and clean. There's also a steam bath (which was not working during our stay) and a sauna that we used often.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm,well maintained one bedroom apartment very close to gondola,shops and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment ,warm, clean and as described with beautiful white towels and crisp bedding.

The manager was very friendly, helpful and welcoming

The owner is prompt at answering emails and is very helpful and informative.

The apartment is very close to the gondola station,fantastic restaurants and loads of shops

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic opportunity to spend your winter holidays

  • 5 of 5

We have been several times in Bansko , but this stay was absolutely the best.

Location of the apartment is more than great , just a hundred meters from the Gondola. Nearby restaurants and bars

just a few steps away from the building. You must visit Penguine bar situated just next to the entrance, Amigo bar 20 meters away and The Bears just across the street. You may visit a plenty of national Bulgarian restaurants which are in max. 3-5 min.walk from the place.

Apartment itself was very clean and very well equipped with all you need for your stay. Responsible person for the apartments

Mrs. Zorka was very helpful with all informations you need , she also organized us a free parking under the building in the garage. Pool and sauna were at our resposal every day , also free of charge . Amazing !

We will surely come again at this apartment and will sincerely recommend it to all our friends and relatives.

Thanks Ray for letting us use your apartment and amazing easy correspondence with you about all questions we have

had before we went to Bansko, you are just a fantastic person, will be in touch again.

Vesna & Dragan Najdenovi

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Nearest Restaurant : Car: not necessary


There are three airports that are usable for Bansko, Sofia, Plovdiv and Thessaloniki in Greece.

Direct flights to Sofia are available by British Airways and Hemus Air from London Heathrow, Easy Jet and Air Bulgaria from Gatwick and Wiss Air from Luton. Air Bulgaria also fly direct from Manchester.


Sofia Airport is 95 miles.

Plovdiv Airport is 80 miles.

Thessaloniki Airport is 120 miles.

Transfers from the airports can be arranged with English speaking drivers or if you are adventurous, you could take a train or bus, these are cheap but tend to take much longer.

Further Details:

You will be met on arrival buy our English speaking representative who will answer any questions you may have.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Season
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
3 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Season
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve a booking, a £80 non-refundable deposit is required.
The balance will need to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure.
For bookings made less than 6 weeks before departure, the full payment will be required at time of booking.
A deposit of £100 against damage or loss is required to be paid with your final payment. This will be returned to you as soon as we hear from our agent after their inspection.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day in this and most ski resorts, however, we will try and accommodate other days on request.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds, other currencies accepted.
Booking of 2 consecutive weeks, less 10%. Longer term bookings could be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with bath and shower over, washbasin and WC. There is also a heater, shower curtain and mirror.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) fold out settee in lounge Notes on bedrooms: Large double bed, triple wardrobe, dressing table, Hair drier, TV, chair, bedside draws and door opening onto balcony.


  • Balcony


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • Notes on accommodation: There are wall hung electric heaters in all rooms and double glazing to windows. The balcony, which can be accessed from the lounge or bedroom, has the sun on it all morning and two outside chairs are provided. Outside: There is a communal BBQ area within the grounds of the 'Apart-hotel' for use in the summer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed at the end of each week. Mid stay changes can be arranged for a small charge and paid locally. Other: There is a separate entrance hall with doors to the living room, bedroom and bathroom. There are coat hooks for your outside cloths, a storage cupboard and a mirror.

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