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Bansko Royal Towers, Very Spacious Apartment close to the Gondola



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Ski Apartment in Bansko Royal Towers, Bansko, Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria - Fantastic Location, Just 150 yards from the Gondola

Location is key to any successful ski holiday and you can't get much closer to the gondola than the Bansko Royal Towers. The modern, very spacious (72m2) one bedroom apartment is tastefully furnished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you need to make your holiday a comfortable stay. The large private balcony gives you breathtaking views of the Pirin mountains and extensive ski runs. You can ski from the top of the mountain all the way back to the footbridge outside the apartment - practically door to door skiing! - then leave your skis at the Rossignol ski shop below the apartment and enjoy some apres ski in the Happy End bar situated next to the Gondola. There is a free to use fully equipped gym with sauna and steam room and heated indoor pool. There are several shops within the development incl. a bank with ATM, mini market, Rossignol ski hire shop. The on-site facilities and price, make this an ideal, exceptional value ski holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in York, England and have 3 children - Oliver aged 11, Amelia aged 15 and Will aged 20. We love skiing and after visiting Bansko a few years ago we decided that it was such a lovely family ski resort that we would like to buy an apartment there. We usually manage to ski in Bansko at least once a season as it's such a safe, friendly experience without the hassle and excessive cost associated with other European resorts. We also love to visit Bankso in the summer when we go mountain biking and make use of the lovely outdoor pool.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic holiday, great apartment - Russ from York.

Happy End bar is awesome! - Brian - Glasgow
Oct 2008
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Great location, large and we'll equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best apartments I have stayed in for skiing in Bansko. Located very close to the Gondola and with a ski hire shop just below. From leaving the apartment it takes 10 minutes to collect our boots and skis and arrive at the Gondola. So nice not having to drive and park. Natasha from Barrow was very helpful, showed us around and helped us park the car in the car park. Supermarket and small shop just a few minutes walk. Will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious accommodation close to the gondola

  • 4 of 5

Good contact with the owner prior to departure and then with agent in resort. Spacious property suitable for family of 4. Perfect location close to gondola and good bars/restaurants. Plenty of hot water for showers and the property is very warm without the need for much heating. Access to the pool, sauna etc was a good addition. Twin beds in the bedroom made into a double. Could do with some fitted sheets as the flat sheets tended to come away from mattress. (the only adverse observation). Overall a good stay and would use again/recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look into the sheets. Thanks. Roger Hannon
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent property ideally located literally 2 mins walk from the Gondola and main night life, bars and good restaurants.

Very clean and well stocked self catering apartment ideal for family's and children.

The Apartment handover was seamless on both arrival and departure.

Great support form from the property owner.

I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be using it again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bright, clean and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Great location as just 2 min walk to lift. Very helpful booking-in staff who are able to resolve any issue quickly.

Clean and good sized apartment (we were 2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 10). Plenty of facilities in kitchen to cook, but we found this unnecessary as so many places close by to eat cheaply.

Swimming pool in fitness suite (1 min walk) was great for kids to have a splash and the sauna was a welcome sight for the adults at the end of the day!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We chose to buy a property in Bansko after visiting the resort a few years ago and falling in love with it. We soon realised that this resort was moving very fast into becoming one of the best ski resorts in Europe. It offered value for money whilst providing excellent brand new modern lift facilities and well designed and managed pistes. The Bulgarians are investing heavily year after year in making Bansko an excellent family ski resort. We also loved the contrast between the modern ski area and the very quaint old town of Bansko with its cobbled streets and churches, you really feel like you are stepping back in time when you take the short walk to the town square.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Mountain biking is becoming ever more popular year on year thanks to a dedicated group of MTB Expats who are carefully mapping and grading trails and downhill runs throughout the region and local area.

Good quality full suspension bikes can easily be hired, contact us for information on costs etc. The owner, Roger, and son Will tried some of the marked downhill routes on hired full suspension MTB in 2014 - best downhill ever ridden!

Will is part of the Newcastle University Cycle Club.


Looking on a map, our apartment is a very long way from a beach but it does have a lovely heated indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool for summer use.

When we use the apartment in Summer, we usually take a few days out and drive down to Kavala in Greece for a few days by the sea. Its only a 2.5 hour drive.


The main airport servicing Bansko is at Sofia International, a 2 hour transfer from Bansko. Flights are available from the UK with the following Airlines:

Easyjet - Gatwick, Stansted & Manchester,

Wizz Air from Luton,

BA from Heathrowe & Glasgow,

FlyBe from East Midlands,

Bulgaria Air from Heathrowe.


Sofia Airport is 95 miles.

Plovdiv Airport is 80 miles.

Thessaloniki Airport is 120 miles.

2 hour transfers from the airports can be arranged with English speaking drivers or you can pick up a hire car and drive to Bansko. It's a pretty straight forward drive and Sat Navs are now available for Bulgaria to assist.

Further Details:

You will be met on arrival buy our English speaking representative who will show you to your apartment and answer any questions you may have. The apartment is a 10 minute walk down into Bansko Old Town where you will find plenty of traditional Bulgarian Mehanas where you can eat and drink with the locals. The best and liveliest apres ski bar is the Happy End bar near the gondola station which has live music on weekend nights. The Pirin mountains have a range of mountain bike trails that are being developed for summer use.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
18 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
27 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning & Linen £50

Booking Notes:
To reserve a booking, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required.
The balance will need to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure.
For bookings made less than 8 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 initial payment. This will be returned to you as soon as we hear from our agent after your departure..

Changeover Day:
We are flexible as to arrival and departure days contact us to discuss your requirements.

Check in is between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on the day of arrival. Later check ins outside these hours will be charged at £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Bansko Royal Towers was our first choice of apartments to buy primarily due to its great location to the ski slopes. You can practically ski door to door. With all the other facilities that the complex offers we feel it makes for a fantastic holiday. We also enjoy the short walk into the old town of Bansko and eating at one of the many Mehanas, prices in Bansko are very reasonable and we feel there is no better value holiday in any other of Europe's ski resorts. Every year there are more and more quality bars and restaurants set up and the majority are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Shower Room has a fixed head shower, WC and wash basin with mirror. Ample shelves and storage and a heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 - Groups up to 10 can be arranged Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is carpeted and has twin beds and a comfortable pull-out single bed, large wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers, mirror and access to east facing balcony with mountain views. New very efficient electric wall heaters.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is very well positioned overlooking the gondola station and ski runs with fantastic mountain views. It is serviced by a lift and is suitable for children. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Outside: Guests have free use of all the facilities on the complex which include large heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi pool, 12 person whirlpool, two saunas, steam room, well equipped gym with new spinning bikes, running machines and a weights machine, spa club with relaxation zone offering a range of treatments and massages, heated outdoor pool for summer use, communal gardens and children's play area. The complex has its own restaurant and bar. Rossignol ski hire shop, bank with ATM and a mini market for groceries and drinks. There is a creche situated in the large shopping mall next door to the Bankso Royal Towers. The shopping mall includes shops selling, clothes, Jewelery,ski wear, supermarket, homewear, there is even a cocktail bar and restaurant on the top floor with lovely views over Bansko town and the mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned before the arrival of each guest and on departure. For all two week stays there is an optional mid stay clean and linen/towel change for a small fee. Other: Very spacious entrance hall with plenty of storage, mirror and coat hooks, and double doors opening into open plan kitchen/lounge creating a very light and modern area. There is also a boot/ski room for further storage. Table & chairs on the balcony.

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