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Rila Hotel Sofia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Kalojan St., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at hotel Rila for a few hours before we decided to move to another place. The hotel has never been restored I think since it was built. It's old, dirty, stains on the carpets, the doors barely close and the handles are broken. The sheets on the beds are clean and clean towels but the mattresses bend in... More

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a superb location, close to the heart of almost everything you would want to visit as a tourist. The building itself has obviously seen better days and is not receiving the care and attention it needs to keep it looking and operating as it once must have done. I'd describe it as cheap and cheerful. The... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never go to this hotel. There is an extremely loud music 24 hours and it is impossible to sleep. The rooms have never been renovated – old, dirty and smelling. The wallpapers are peeled off, there are no maids because the room has never been cleaned during my stay, the bed was never made. I had to change my room... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After paying insane rates for out of downtown hotel, finally I found this great hotel at super reasonable prices. Formerly, this was the diplomatic hotel for the communist party, where the highest ranks officials from abroad were staying. I couldn't even believe that now it has such affordable prices. It is in the super-center downtown Sofia, near to all attractions,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First 3 night stay we happy. Left to visit another country, so arranged to stay one more night a few days later. Our new room had an air conditioner that didn't work.......changed rooms and in the process my friend left her expensive pants in the room. When discovered they were gone we found the front desk to be unwilling to... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Horrendously noisy even at late night- theres an bar right outside It's a very very old hotel. Staff is friendly. Room is clean and spacious, but old. Beds are comfortable. Wifi is quite stable. No safe or hair dryer provided.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Beware if this hotel. Reception desk staff is the worst. They do not answer general tourist questions. The stay ended bad when we had to change rooms at 2am because the air conditioner broke. We had to transfer our belongings by ourself. In the process I lost a pair of pants. They said it was my fault. Interesting- if the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The breakfast was poor since most of the days I stayed there they did not offer a buffet and you could only order either scrambled eggs or a plate with some cheese, bread, an egg, tomatoes, cucumbers and a pack of honey. The service was a bit poor. Once or twice they did not bring us any clean towels and... More

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Martindale, New York, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We booked this hotel as part of a package deal for a weeklong stay in Bulgaria. On the flight over we watched the movie The Grand Hotel Budapest - when we arrived we felt like we stepped onto the movie set! The staff are quite pleasant and helpful if not overwhelmingly efficient; the rooms are old, Soviet-style furnishings throughout; with... More

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Durres, Albania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

stayed here three nights, we checked in at 11 pm and the guy at the reception was totally asleep. the hotel reminded me of the old hotels in my country (albania) till 1990 a comunist country where only high politicians or tourists were allowed to stay there, anyway the hotel itself was very frequented as we noticed the next days... More

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Address: 6 Kalojan St., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rila Hotel Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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