Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
How has this resort rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TripAdvisor Reviews Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
Travel Blogs from Bansko
Today we visited a gorgeous, serene monastery in the lush mountains of Bulgaria. It was so nice to be in nature after spending an entire month just in cities. In addition to the great landscape surrounding the monastery, the architecture and decor of the structures was ...
... a balloon artist and made a donation, that apparently was worth quite a few balloons. I really just wanted one, but he insisted that I take more, so I did. I walked a block or so until I was out of sight, and then found a few kids that looked like they might want balloons and gave them away.
Next, I started looking in shop windows to see if there was anything I needed. Unfortunately, it was a Sunday and a holiday (St. Cyril and Methodius Day, a ...
... we were now due back at the minibus. The problem had been sorted - great. It took us further on, further up the mountain, to the special cave.
To get to the cave we hiked through the forest up the side of quite a steep gorge, so you can imagine how spectacular the scenery was! After about 10 minutes we came across a look out point, with an information board giving a list of the wildlife that lives in the area; this included wild boar, deer, and at least ...
... what would be the main route for skiiers visiting in the winter from all over Europe with huge new complexes being built and signs lining the road 'luxury spa suite hotel' etc... As we pass an elderly woman using a waking stick moving a donkey along the road... Something amiss here perhaps... Just before dark we (after a few more diversions) find the monastery town, and quickly realise this is not the famous on in the book... And what promised ...
... centre of a valley while towns dotted its edges.
Gas station break at 1415 for 20M. No self serve here. Bought an ice cream bar [2.5]. The name of the town where we stopped was Gotse Delchev, a national Bulgarian revolutionary hero. We saw his mausoleum at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Skopje.
Climbing again removed all vestiges of civilization but the road. Bansko is at 900m. It is a ski resort town. We were into the Park Hotel Gardenia by ...