Borovets Journals

Borovets in the Summer

An August 2006 trip to Borovets by Timone

Quote: A journal to show the delights of Borovets, essentially a Bulgarian ski resort, in the quieter summer season when there is still much to see and do.

Borovets in the Summer

Overview

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The mountains are amazing with countless hiking opportunities throughout the thickly forested slopes and with stunning viewpoints overlooking valleys. Several of the gondola's and chair lifts work on several days of the week so you can be whisked to the top for photos and a picnic and then walk back down if climbing up the mountain isn't your thing.Quick Tips: Don't drive here unless you have to, they are crazy drivers and think nothing of overtaking on blind bends, weaving straight at you to miss a pot hole or just driving straight at you because they can. Even pedestrians have to be careful as cars are rarely on the side of the road they are supposed to be, so take extra care crossing roa...Read More

Hotel Rila

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Hotel

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You can't miss the Hotel Rila, it is probably the biggest hotel in Borovets and is centrally situated overlooking the mountains. As you come up the road from Samokov, you pass the Hotel Samokov on your left, take the next left and Hotel Rila is in front of you. The hotel reception is smart and the staff efficient. The rooms are adequate, we had one overlooking the mountain and chair lift. It had a small balcony area which sloped forward (a bit scary didn't fancy falling over the edge from the 6th floor). The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom clean and compact. The room staff were very good and helpful. Food was on a half board basis and was a bit of a scurry as everyone arrived at the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 22, 2006

Hotel Rila
Borovets
Borovets

Harry Potter Steakhouse & Grill

Restaurant | "Harry Potter Steakhouse & Grill"

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This restaurant is situated at the base of the mountain opposite the reception area of the Hotel Rila. The menu is extensive and the grill is situated outside the front door of the place so you can watch your food being prepared. The service is efficient, polite and quick. After a morning's walking, try the mixed grill, you'll get a huge fresh meatball (resembling a home-made burger), a pork chop, a sausage, a long kebab style sausage and a kebab. All the meat is cooked for you and can be ordered with a salad, chips or sauteed potatoes, the latter are fantastic, not sure what they do to them but they are delicious. It is well worth trying to get a seat in this busy restaurant for a lunch or even d...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 22, 2006

Harry Potter Steakhouse & Grill
Borovets

Black Rock

Attraction

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The walk from the Hotel Rila to Black Rock takes just over an hour. It's not that it is very far but it is uphill for most of the way. First you head out of the hotel reception to the left and follow the road past a semi built hotel and keep to the right of the building. The path continues past a vigorously barking Alsatian safely behind a fence and then descends slightly before meeting a road (rough mountain track). Continue up the hill for some time until you finally come to a bend that has a break in the trees and allows beautiful views of the valley towards Samokov. After a photo shoot, continue on until you reach a selection of picnic tables and take the path to the left which descends quite st...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2006

Black Rock

Borovets, Bulgaria

About the Writer

Timone

Timone
Warwick, United Kingdom