Pirin Street 98,
2770 Bulgaria

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Discover the beauty of unspoilt mother nature, magnificent landscapes and endless relaxation at the footsteps of the majestic Pirin Mountain – a UNESCO World Heritage environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, an oasis of luxury, comfort and mountainous tranquillity in Bansko and the most modern winter resort in the Balkans. Our five-star hotel is open year-round and comprises impressively decorated Alpine-style rooms and suites, superb conference facilities, lavish dining services and an award-winning spa centre.

As soon as you set foot in our hotel, you will find yourself surrounded by a cosy and caring ambience created with the genuine desire to make you feel most welcome. Aiming for excellence, we will make sure that our services align with your personal preferences at all times.

To make your stay during the winter most enjoyable, we offer exclusive VIP ski passes for fast and easy access to the gondola lift station that are only available for hotel guests, which can be purchased by the operator of the ski area.

Explore Alpine nature and rediscover yourself.

  • Accessible
  • Dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Pool
  • Ski
  • Spa
  • Wifi


Bansko is a rare combination of immensely beautiful landscapes and Bulgarian national revival atmosphere. Guests of the town have the privilege to experience the pure authenticity and the unique culture of the town. Throughout the entire year, the resort offers opportunities for mountain and wellness tourism.

Ski activities
It is no surprise that Bansko is known as the winter capital of the Balkans. The ski resort offers excellent slopes and unrivalled opportunities for skiing and snowboarding during the winter. Come and experience it for yourself!

Along with the beautiful Pirin Mountains, the town of Bansko offers many sites connected with the history of the dwelling, as well as numerous spots of natural beauty. Just a few of the places that must be seen are the Bell Tower, the museum-houses of Neofit Rilski and Nikola Vaptsarov, the Velyanova House Museum, the monument of Saint Paisius of Hilendar and many more.

Holy Trinity Church
The “Holy Trinity” Compound Temple is one of the greatest historic and cultural landmarks of the town of Bansko. The church presents a masterpiece of beautiful synthesis between architectural space, woodcarving, frescos and icons. Its impressive silhouette is in perfect harmony with the 30 m high bell tower built in close proximity.

Pirin National Park
Pirin National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site within close proximity to Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko. The national park was established in 1962 and received UNESCO World Heritage status in 1983. Pirin National Park covers around 40,000 ha and gives tourists an amazing opportunity to discover Bulgaria’s natural beauty. Climb the mountain and enjoy a unique and breathtaking view over the valley or fall in love with the untouched nature at the famous Pirin National Park.

Lake “Okoto”
There are 186 lakes in the Pirin Mountais and Lake “Okoto” (The Eye) is one of the most impressive. It is the closest lake to the hotel and is relatively easy to access thanks to a mountain road. This glacial lake has its deepest point at an impressive 5.4 m. Lake “Okoto” provides ideal conditions for a summer picnic outing from Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko!

Baykushev’s Pine
The oldest coniferous tree in Bulgaria is situated in the Pirin Mountains. It is approximately 1,300-years-old. Baikushev's Pine is named after Mr Kostadin Baikushev, the forester who discovered it. Don’t miss out on visiting this famous tree during your stay at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko.