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Katarino Spa Resort review

Sep 09, 2008 1 Comment by

Katarino Spa resort near Bansko gained legendary status amongst Bulgarians when it opened five years ago or so. It was the place to go. Thinking why the hell I should be bothered to go there when Mountain Residence 3 satisfies, I was lucky enough to be offered a trip there as part of a team [...]

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Bansko Royal Towers review

Sep 08, 2008 No Comments by

I had heard a lot about the Bansko Royal Towers development during construction. I have been watching its progress over the last few years as its close to my own Mountain Residence 3 apartment – so therefore I was very pleased that the development sponsored the recent Bansko Jazz Festival 2008. So the Jazz Fest [...]

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Bansko Budget Skiing Tips

Sep 07, 2008 1 Comment by

OK, so budget skiing will be all the rage this year – what with the pound at below €1.3. to £1. So what do I need to do to save money? Here are my top tips: 1/ Before looking at Bansko, you may be unsure about Bansko being able to deliver the goods, then you [...]

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Bansko apartment to rent – 100m from lift

Sep 03, 2008 No Comments by

Sorry to disappoint you, but the Bansko apartment to rent, 30 metres from the gondola, does not exist and never will. The only time you’ll get within 50meters of the gondola entrance is by staying at the Kempinski Grand Arena (about 45 metres) – from ski store door to gondola. Metres from lift is now [...]

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10 Tips for renting Bansko accommodation

Aug 31, 2008 No Comments by

I’ve done it myself, you’re looking where to stay for you precious vacation, decide on the resort, maybe even found some cheap flights and then you hit the internet looking for the right apartment. Then onto the next task – your Bansko accommodation. Choices: Hotel or apartment – closer to town, cheaper, facilities, quieter, gondola [...]

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Rent a Bansko apartment direct & save £350+

Aug 30, 2008 No Comments by

A lot is written about value of Bansko and Bulgaria compared to other European resorts. But what’s the value in renting a Bansko apartment direct from me as opposed to a tour operator online website offering similar accommodation? The comparison is a typical family of four staying (2 adults and 2 children under 12) in [...]

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Self Catering in Bansko

Aug 29, 2008 3 Comments

Sometimes the best nights are spent at home in your Bansko apartment with the company of family and friends. So you decide to cook… but then of course you have the task of shopping for the ingredients. So here goes, the exciting guide to supermarkets: There are several solutions to food shopping. The first, and [...]

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