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Hotel Universal

Hristo Grancharov 1, Dupnitsa 2600, Bulgaria
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dupnitsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Universal in Dupnitsa on the assumption that it would help reduce the drive time to Rila Monastery. While we guessed correctly (it's about a 45 minute drive to Rila, as opposed to the 2 hours it would take from Sofia), let it be known that there is absolutely nothing to do in Dupnitsa itself. No quality... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dupnitsa in general is in a pretty miserable state. Maybe the organized which has stained the town for so long is to blame. Regardless the Universal Hotel is a nice exception to this. The rooms are clean and modern as is the hotel in general. Get the rooms on the top floor as they have a nice balcony and are... More 

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Dupnitsa is one of the Bulgarian towns that was unlucky enough to have stayed for a long time without any serious improvement, failing infrastructure is obvious everywhere. Dirty streets, full of holes roads and if it wasnt near Rila Monastery, the city of Sofia and the town itself attached to the main road coming in from Greece....there would be no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We visited Dupnitsa for a wedding and didnt really know what to expect from a small, hidden city in Bulgaria. But everything turned to be perfect and the hotel was wow when we arrived. Only thing i cant understand is the number of stars bur it doesnt really matter! Would definitely recommend the hotel for everyone.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is an excellent hotel in the heart of a beautiful area of Bulgaria. The staff were very friendly and extremely accommodating, some of the best of my time in Bulgaria. My room was modern, very comfortable and had a balcony with mountain view. The hotel is easy to find and in an excellent location for exploring the town by... More 

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Schoten
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed here for one night, nice and silent room, great bathroom, free internet in the room, and english speaking reception staff. However breakfast was minimal, made selection on A4 paper, and needed to ask for cup of coffee for breakfast.

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47 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stayed at this hotel after spending the night at the RILA MONASTERY and before moving on to Sophia to fly home. The hotel was great. The room was the most modern that I experienced in 3 weeks in Bulgaria. The reception staff spoke very good English and were very helpful. The location could not have been better. On the... More 

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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56 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Had occasion to stay in Dupnica overnight and this place ticked all the boxes. Nice modern hotel with restaurant. Rooms very big with fast wi-fi connection and bathroom with huge shower! Ate in the restaurant and whilst the food was excellent the courses came out in the wrong order, which spoiled things somewhat. Most of the staff spoke at least... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The rooms are great! Very clean and crisp with great bathroom! The location is ideal for seeing all the nearby attractions. Rila Monastary is less than an an hour away as are many other attractions. There are many bars and shopping venues right next door. Several banks within walking distance as well with posted exchange rates that are a bit... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We need to sleep over for one night during our Rila weekend. Were pleasantly surprised by the spacious room and comfortable bed. The rooms and common areas were clean and tidy. We ordered room service from the restaurant and the food was delicious and on very good price. Breakfast was ok. Overall the service - very good. Strange decision on... More 

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