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Art Otel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   44 William Gladstone Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Schoenenbuch
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What I liked: Very helpful and friendly reception. Rooms relatively small, but this was not a problem for me. Very fast and smooth wireless internet. Hotel in short walking distance to most sights and amenities (restaurants etc.). What I didn’t like: Elevator a bit slow. Difficult for taxis to come to hotel (one way street).

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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Yes, I agree with other reviewers lobby is smokey (you feel it since you first enter), but then- you have a hotel really in city center for 45 euro/day!!! Room was very big (just compare with any hotel room in center of Paris/Wien??), clean, bathroom huge also. Breakfast lousy- but you do not have to pay for it, and you... More

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oslo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have stayed here many times. All main museums, art galleries, restaurants and shopping all within a few minute´s walk. Staff very friendly and helpful. Carpets a bit shabby and the place is a bit funky, but I like that....

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Bucharest
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am regularly in Sofia for business and until now stayed at the Art'Otel. It wasn't perfect, but it was well located and not too expensive. Staff were friendly. It's been noticeably going downhill on my last visits. The breakfast is now pretty poor and the rooms look outdated and dark. My previous trip sealed the deal - there was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I had a really horrible, threatening experience here. The hotel itself is adequate but gloomy and stinks of stale smoke - not surprising when friends of the receptionist hang out all day in the foyer smoking- but the staff were threatening and scared me. When I went to check out I was told the credit card machine wouldn't work. I... More

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Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Good location about 50 meters from Vitosha boulevard. The breakfast was excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
93 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

'Art' doesn't describe the tasteless decor of this shabby, ill-managed, den. Frayed carpets, smoke-smelling foyer, cheaply-fitted rooms, inexpert service, all create a rather low-glamour ambience. You would be better off elsewhere at no greater expense. I complained about the smoke in the foyer, and the receptionist said it came from the hotel manager. If you want 'black' tea for breakfast,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

I had the name Arte Hotel, a lone taxi driver at the bus station who had no clue where that might be (I had forgotten to write the address down) but he looked something up and took me to Art Otel instead! Which fortunately had rooms. Very lovely surprise. Comfy room but a cold day so staff gave me a... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

I have stayed in this hotel over a number of years for period ranging one night to a month. On this occassion I returned for one night on business after a gap of a year. I am pleased to report it is still a good small friendly hotel. It is in the heart of Sofia and provides good value accomodation... More

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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

I've stayed at this hotel numerous times in the last three years. During my last stay, I noticed that the service, the breakfast quality and the room quality has diminished. My room was like a cave with improper lighting. The breakfast was terrible. The once charming hotel is making cuts while keeping its price point. This is NOT a four... More

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Address: 44 William Gladstone Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Art Otel 3.5*
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