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AVEL Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   40 Letostrui Str. | Poduiane, Sofia 1836, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fantastic guest house, would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Sofia. Close to the center and the airport, and with a 24 hour shop on the same road, it has everything you need close by. The rooms are well equipped, clean and comfortable, and the owner is great. He can arrange to pick you up or drop you off... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I picked well in the end, i liked the idea of Avel being close to the airport but also fairly close to all things in the center. it is clean, comfortable and relaxing whatever your stay there is for! I was there for a week and Yordan the owner was friendly, a great nothing is to much attitude and was... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a low cost guesthouse which we booked due to its close proximity to the airport in Sofia. The place was exactly as described so didn't disappoint - the owner (Yordan) was exceoptionally friendly and helpful, booking a taxi for us, ordering us a pizza to eat in the hotel (early start the next morning) and generally checking we... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Avel Guesthouse is a simple and well-run place to stay and the closest to the airport. Everything functions as it should, and the owner/manager is extremely helpful. The place is small, so anonymity is not an option, but the service is warm without being overbearing.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

It is very nice guest house. The room is very comfortable, clean with all the facilities you need. Free wi-fi and lovely garden. The owner is very kind and helpful. It is very near to the airport and about 15 minutes to the city center. The owner ordered me a taxi to the airport for a cheap price even without... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have stayed at a fair amount of hotels and guest houses in Bulgaria over the past few months. I have found on the whole that accomodation in Bulgaria is set to a high standard of cleanliness and well thought out furnishings for very reasonable rates! The guest houses seem to be a much better choice as they not only... More

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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

a good place to stay if you are on a budget. rooms are nice and clean. staff is friendly.the bathroom is too small and had no shower tub there is no private parking, but if you can park on a nearby street

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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Considering the price, it's a very good value for money. It's situated a bit "nowhere"m yet at 10 minutes with trolleybus 1, from the centre. The rooms were simple but clean, but the important fact is the couple running the hotel/hostel are trying their best to help out, ie, by me they changed my money, got me an extra fan,... More

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We've only been here for one night and our primary focus was to stay the night close to the airport. We couldn't have picked a better place. Not just because it was, as expected, a 10 minute drive to the airport. First off, the room we had was spacious, clean and modern. We've gotten used to the Bugarian-style shower, but... More

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Address: 40 Letostrui Str. | Poduiane, Sofia 1836, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — AVEL Guesthouse 3*
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Our guest house AVEL offers fully equipped twin rooms with Sat TV, Wi-Fi, minibar. It is located close to the center of Sofia, just 5 minutes from the airport.AVEL includes seven double, hotel type and size rooms. There is also a room equipped with self service kitchen where guests can prepare their own food or just relax. We also have a 24 hour reception, exchange and tours desk. All rooms have a separate bathroom, sat TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, radio clock, etc. There is a BBQ area in the back yard. We also offer additional services like airport pickup, car rental, bicycle rental, city and country tours, etc. ... more   less 
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