Our unique luxury chalet is set in the grounds of the 4 star Katarino Spa Hotel. Situated ideally for the ski resort of Bansko (complimentary bus every 15 minutes in ski season). Summer guests can enjoy hiking, trekking and mountain biking in the Pirin National Park. Furnished to a high standard throughout, the chalet has central heating and a traditional log fire. Step out onto the balcony and walk down the steps into the private south facing garden and enjoy the uninterrupted views over the pine forests and mountains. All facilities of the award winning Katarino Spa are available to guests of our chalet. These include various restaurants and bars, bowling, tennis, table tennis, children's playground, pool tables, ski hire, fitness suite. The spa has both indoor and outdoor pools (heated to 36 degrees), sauna, steam rooms and solarium. This is an ideal location for those who seek luxury at one of Bulgaria’s top skiing and spa resorts. A fantastic all year round destination.
Special Interest Holidays: Bansko lies at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. In the summer it is the perfect starting point for both treking and short walks in the Pirin National Park.
Cycling - bikes are available to hire from the hotel.
Horse Riding - the Peri Vollas Horse riding center provides qualified instructors and offers riding lessons for beginners, adults and children.
A number of Guided Mountain Treks across the Pirin Mountains and Sightseeing Tours from Inter Sport.
SPA Resort and wellness centre on site.
Few countries can rival Bulgaria's superb mountain scenery, and the spectacular landscape of the Pirin National Park make this an ideal summer holiday location.
Travel: Sofia Airport approx 100 miles 2 1/2 hours by coach transfer.
Car Hire and Taxis are available at the airport. Katarino Hotel Transport can be arranged for airport transfers.
Bargain flights available: Gatwick, Manchester/Easyjet, Luton/Wizz air, Heathrow/BA
Bansko is 5 miles away approx
Razlog is 2 miles away approx
Sofia is 100 miles away approx
Further details: Bansko town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has narrow cobbled streets with stone houses, 120 cultural monuments, museums and permanent ethnographic exhibitions. In the centre is The Holy Trinity church with its 30 m high bell tower and clock, splendid murals and woodcarvings. In summer hiking, climbing and horse riding are popular. Mountain bikes can be hired in order to explore this beautiful region. Local companies can organise trips in the mountains e.g. white water rafting, canoeing, paragliding. For après ski the traditional Bansko tavern ('Mehana'), with their exceptional charm and style offer local atmosphere with their cuisine and good selection of Bulgarian wines. Most of the local 'Mehanas' even offer live folk music. A visit or two to these is a must! Discos and night clubs work without time limit, and usually close early in the morning. As the cost of living is very cheap, your money will go much further here than in skiing resorts in other parts of Europe.