Hotel Pirin River Ski, Fun & Family (former Pirin River Ski & Spa) is the Winner of TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award for five consecutive years, leading the categories for Best Service and Family hotels in whole Bulgaria.

TripAdisors' travelers awarded Pirin River Ski & Spa as:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bansko
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bansko
#1 Family Hotel in Bansko
#1 Best Service Hotel in Bansko

About Golev and Golev

GOLEV & GOLEV Ltd. is a family-owned business operating in Bansko, Bulgaria, specializing in hotel management, real estate and property-consultancy.

 We revived our family-company which was successfuly doing business in the region and in Europe since the 17-th century. At that time Bansko was in the Ottoman empire. Our predecessor German Gole founded a trading house, which prospered in trade with different merchandise, but mainly cotton and poppy seed for household use with Vienna, Venice, Dresden, Leipzig, Belgrade and Thessaloniki. In the beginning of the 19-th century Lazar German donated a land plot and a substantial part of his wealth for the building of the famous Bansko church and another became a famous Serbian diplomat and set up different companies in Austria, Serbia and Romania. Later on the family business switched to trade with tobacco, cheese production and commodity store, before being closed during communism.

Before starting our own company we worked in the area of diplomacy, politics and foreign investments and we decided to use our knowledge and experiences to successfuly take up again our family's business tradition.

At the moment we are managing the most popular apart-hotel in Bansko - Pirin River Ski & Spa, which offers accommodation in 44 luxuriously furnished apartments in a classy modern building with indoor swimming pool, spa with steam bath and sauna, fitness, restaurant and underground parking. We are also offering real estate consultancy at highest level as well as high quality after-sales services, including surveying, furnishing, management and rental of properties.


Jaroslav Golev

I studied history, international affairs and business in Bulgaria, the USA and Europe. For five years I worked as Chief of Protocol of the President of Bulgaria where one of my responsibilities was organizing visits and events on highest level. For four years I was Bulgarian Ambassador to Slovakia representing political and economic interests of my country. I also worked as a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Consumer protection thus gaining extensive experience in consumer affairs as well as numerous contacts all over Europe. I speak Bulgarian, English, Russian, French, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Serbian and Croatian, as well as some Polish and Greek.

Katarina Golev

I studied international affairs and diplomacy, financial business and languages in Slovakia and in the USA. For four years I was Vice-President of the European Liberal and Reform Party (ELDR) as well as Vice-President of one of the Slovak government political parties thus gaining not only extensive experience in politics and international affairs but also numerous contacts all over the Europe and world. One of the areas I specialized in was European and EU affairs. I also worked in the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency where I was responsible for direct contact with foreign investors and businesses and promotion of Slovakia. I speak fluently English, Slovak, Spanish, German, Bulgarian as well as French and Czech.

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