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California Hotel

30 Bigla St, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I agree with what other reviewers have said that this isn't the greatest and most wonderful hotel in Sofia but it is exceptionally good value for money. It is well located just a few stops on the metro train to the city centre. On the first night we walked into town and whilst it isn't a ten minute stroll it... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing food, large variation of fish and salads. Really great room service with good coffee. Rooms were spotless and comfortable. Jacuzzi bath tubs. The staff were always warm and friendly and happy to help out.Situated right by a metro a few stops from the centre. Lots of close by bars and shops. Couldn't have chosen a better hotel

Rishon Lezion
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited only once this hotel and sorry but do not intend to visit it again, perhaps only because of me and not so the fault of the hotel. First of all became dizzy on seeing the stairs that I had to go down to reach the hotel. Had to go all the time with the elevator in order to reach... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have stayed in Hotel California twice on my business trip to Sofia. Let me tell you that you wont find amazing rooms its very basic but everything you need will be provided to you.The TV's are the old and cheap ones also the cable TV quality is very bad. The best part about this Hotel is that its in... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We paid around 40 euros per night for the room(but we had a Bulgarian local book the room for us) The hotel rooms have definitely seen better days and décor is not modern as such. But the room is very clean and the coffee they serve is delicious. The staff is very friendly and I think it is a family... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have stayed in quite a few hotels in Bulgaria now and this one is by far the best for the money. It is clean, comfortable and most of all in a nice quiet area. After staying in several places that made you think your room was millimeters away from a major motorway or 24 hour tram line I was... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stayed in de luxe room. Very good hotel at a very good price. Location is fine, not downtown but metro station is 5 mins walk away,about 7 minutes away from city center. The room was big enough and very clean .In room there is always soap, shampoo,clean towels. Free WIFI in the lobby and rooms. The hotel staff is very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

A nice but whacky hotel. It has no end of lights and switches in the room. Quite a few don't work anymore. We had a balcony. It is located in a quiet area, leafy suburb. The staff was very helpful and spoke good English. Our shower was one of those pods. it was old and the only thing that worked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I've stayed in this hotel when I was in Sofia to see FIVB World League Finals 2012. Room was spacious with balcony. Surrounding area was very quiet but it was quite far to the centre and to the buses. On the other hand tram stop was close and taxis in Sofia are cuite cheap. Bathroom was ok but I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

It was our first trip to Bulgaria - and heed the warnings to get a licensed taxi from the airport or you may be stung with a 50euro trip instead of a 5euro trip. This hotel is located in a residential area - walking distance from a large shopping centre (where you can go see movies in English with Bulgarian... More 

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