Bulgaria, Borovets Reviews
Jan 30, 2008
Im recently back from a Skiing trip to Borovets, Bulgaria. Getting there was cheap enough. They're a reasonably poor country and are trying to attract tourism.
I was warned the star system for accommodation was not to be trusted and the food in the hotels was nothing impressive. Fair enough.
But what i wasn't prepared for was the prices of food and drink once in the resort. They want to make a profit, i understand that. But come on! Over £3.50 for a hot choccy! You wouldnt even pay that with the euro in a mountain resort. If you only bought your food and drink from the local supermarket you would be ok. And the alcohol bought in the supermarkets is cheaper than water!
Your constantly harassed, and i mean harassed, to come into bars and clubs, dispite having your skis on your shoulder and obviously heading for the gondola!
The cultural trips i went on to Samocov town and the city of Sofia were really eye opening and refreshing. It was great to meet local people and find out some history about the country.
If you want to buy your Ski equipment, Bulgaria is definatly the place to do it, they have complete bargains that i dont think you could match in another European country! And carriage home is normally free so dont pre-book!
Im undecided as to wether i would go back or not. They are currently building the Super Borovets project in which 3 mountain towns will be linked to create a huge resort. But this is a long way from finishing.
If they continue to increase their prices in the way they have done in the last year they might not attract the crowds they are hoping for.
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