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Overview of Lion

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Indoor pool
Minibar, WiFi, wheelchair access


4 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Explore the area

    Popular LocationYanakiev Ski and Snowboard School4 min drive
    Popular LocationTsarska Bistritsa6 min drive
    Popular LocationBorovets Ski Resort8 min drive
    AirportSofia (SOF)83 min drive

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About this area


Lion is located in Samokov. Borovets Ski Resort and Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Seven Rila Lakes and Iskar Reservoir.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School - 4 min drive
  • Tsarska Bistritsa - 6 min drive
  • Borovets Ski Resort - 8 min drive
  • Malyovitsa Ski Resort - 43 min drive
  • Musala Peak - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Kostenets Station - 33 min drive
  • Sofia (SOF) - 83 min drive


  • Happy Duck Snackbar - 12 min walk
  • Vicky's Pizza & The Harp Bar Borovets - 12 min walk
  • Hunters - 12 min walk
  • The Red Dragon - 13 min walk
  • Cool Runnings - 15 min walk

About this property


4-star hotel near Borovets Ski Resort
This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool and a nightclub. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 157 rooms provide minibars, room service and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and phones.
Lion offers 157 forms of accommodation with minibars. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge), Wired Internet (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer


  • TV/satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Phone

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Lion Hotel Samokov
Lion Samokov
Lion Hotel
Lion Samokov
Lion Hotel Samokov

Frequently asked questions

Does Lion have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Lion pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Lion?
Self-parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Lion?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Lion?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Lion located?
Situated in Samokov, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Borovets Ski Resort. Tsarska Bistritsa is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 20%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a 3 night stay here and couldn’t have asked for more the rooms We’re clean and comfortable the breakfast and dinner buffet was great with lots of choice, the wine beer and juice is a good bonus.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice food, very accomodating staff and great facilities. Spa and ski shuttle were excellent!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good 3 star ski hotel...far from city noise but with good connection (5 min with hotels bus) to the ski lifts...very warm rooms, good spa and nice food.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Food was incredible for half board, this also included free alcoholic drinks with dinner. Swimming pool was beautiful but too busy with children in the evening when you’ve just come back from skiing, they should have an adult only time slot. Overall staff were lovely except a few abrupt staff at the bar and shop. Please note that the shop does not take card and the closest cash machine is by the slopes. Bar staff also weren’t impressed by us asking to use card or put our drinks and lunch on the room bill.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

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