Hotel Iglika Palace Reviews
Stayed here for Xmas, 2007. Lots of snow and a very nice resort - much better than we had expected! The Hotel Iglika Palace was perfectly located extremely close to the slopes, right behind the Rila hotel. Some of the Borovets hotels are a real hike from the slopes which is no fun with boots and skis. The hotel itself was very good especially as we had one of the superior rooms, right at the front of the building on the top floor, with a balcony. The food was better than we had been told. Especially after a microwave appeared after a few days - as the food was not normally hot enough for us Brits! The Xmas gala dinner was a real feast and the food was always edible and hearty. There is a pool in basement which is a bonus. The staff were good and mostly spoke good English. There are restaurants and many bars even exotic ones if that is what you want - much more here than a few years ago, it seems. We would certainly be very happy to go back to the Iglika Palace- and hope to, in early 2009.
Plenty of snow fall though late in the season. The downside of it snowing is that the runs at the top of the gondoler were not available because of upper lifts closure, poor visibility and later on wind, This meant that we were confined to the lifts at the bottom, which was very limiting though the snow was superb. If all runs are open Borevets has a good range of skining, but not enough if weather icloses in and affects lifts at the top, as weather becomes more unreliable, this can be a problem
Apres Ski: 2/5
Accommodation & Value: 3/5