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Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel

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Budapeshta Street 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I stayed at this hotel 2 nights (was recommended by my partner in Sofia). Rooms are clean and specious. I arrived earlier than check in, still a got a room immediately, which helped me to arrive to my meetings relaxed. The hotel is close to the main attractions in Sofia. I like to run in the morning so I had... More 

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LONDON
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The hotel is nice, in a quiet but central district. The breakfast is ok but it could be better, with a bigger variety. My room had a classic style and no view at all. Separate bathroom and wc. I could not enjoy my sleep at night, due to a noise of the door lift which was facing my room. The... More 

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Karmiel, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Located in a quiet location in the heart of the city Neat clean hotel, breakfast ok, excellent service, would recommend. Closed parking. Archaeological complex inside the hotel, very original and interesting

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Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This lovely 5-start hotel is built on the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. The ruins are accessible to the public which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is in easy walking distance of many museums and old historic buildings. The staff there were fantastic, and the meals superb. The room we were in was very spacious and comfortable and the bathroom very... More 

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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160 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This hotel has it all: historic ruins, clean and comfy rooms with spacious bathrooms (complete with HUGE shower and tub), and excellent service. The location is also fantastic if you want to see the heart of Sofia.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a dinner for about fifteen people for a wedding here (arranged rather last minute) and they were very accommodating. The staff gave us just enough time between each course of our dinner and played along for the funny wedding shenanigans (tearing the bread up, the cake, etc) and even a random birthday! The hotel is located conveniently downtown,... More 

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matan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

we stayed there for 3 nights in the middle of the summer. although the hotel was full we didn't feel it. there is a free basement parking if you come with your car ( and you will need it in Sofia :)) the rooms are big and welcoming. bathroom is big with a separate toilet. bed is very comfortable. don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Good location downtown. Nice size suite with king size bed. Hard to achieve good room temperature for a hot day. A bit of a musty smell permeates the room. An outstanding bathroom but the toilet is on the other side of the suite next door across the living room. No iron and ironing board available. Only one of each threadmill/bike/elliptical... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure how this gets such good ratings. It's OK, but it needs a refurb, carpets are a little threadbare, wallpaper is peeling a bit, and it doesn't have the modern or sleek style that you expect in a boutique hotel. There are two restaurants, I inly tried the ground floor one as the terrace was closed for refurb,... More 

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newcastle,uk
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Spent 3 weeks in this hotel August - September and had a very nice stay. Rooms big and lots of room,great bathroom. Restaurant was very good,great selection for breakfast and meals in the evening were very good too. Great gymnasium and sauna etc. Staff were also very helpful and made you feel welcome,would definitely stay here again.

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