The 10 Best Places to Stay in Bansko, Bulgaria
Bansko is most crowded in winter when skiers and snowboarders from around Europe arrive eager to enjoy its ski runs. But the small mountainous town is becoming more and more active in the other seasons too, with events like the International Jazz Festival Bansko keeping the place alive year-round. No matter when you come to Bansko, you can make the most of your stay by choosing a hotel or a guest house that offers more than the usual accommodation. Here is a pick of the best places to stay in Bansko.
Balkan Jewel Resort
This resort complex is located in a valley between three mountains—the Rhodopes, Pirin and Rila, with gorgeous views, including to the nearby golf course designed by Ian Woosnam. Most rooms have a fireplace so the winter nights are warm and filled with a homey atmosphere. As the resort is out of the way, you can take the scheduled free shuttles to the gondola lift at Bansko, to the town of Razlog or to Pirin Golf Complex. The relax area of Balkan Jewel Resort features a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, and a spa center.