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Hotel Balkan

82 Rousse bld, Pleven 5800, Bulgaria
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We spent a nice weekend and slept on the 11th floor with great views towards the developing thunderstorm. The rooms were nice and hot water in a second. Easy access to the center by walking. Free WiFi anywhere.

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the west
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133 reviews 133 reviews
29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are from some places west of Bulgaria you might not consider this a "very good" hotel but I rated it very good because it is better than average by the standards of this part of the world. It is the tallest hotel in the vicinity which makes it easy to find if you are walking around. It is... More 

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Graz, Austria
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The name fits: this hotel is Balkan all the way. Built in the style of the Communist era and could count as a period piece: pseudo-elegance gone a bit shabby with time. The staff are friendly, polite and helpful, speak some English. The room and bath were clean enough and everything was in reasonable working order. The hotel is quite... More 

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Pleven, Bulgaria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The first impression comes from the friendly people that are very polite and friendly. The tall building and the view from the top floors is incredible, you can see the amaizing city.As a bonus to that it is very cheap and have a restaurant.

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stayed one night in dbl room on 11th floor. This is large socialistic hotel with renovations. Higher floors give you good panoramic view over the town. Rooms are large with standart decor. There is panoramic restaurant on the top floor. I stayed before in another hotel in Pleven, but there is big difference between two hotels. I recommend Balkan... More 

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Sofia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
70 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

From your first breath you can feel the history of the hotel- build as fansy socialistic building, today the hotel is equipped with a/c, free wifi everywhere and polite staff. But it is still oldish. The rooms are combination of soc tales in the bathroom and LCD tv in the room. The best part is the price, so the value... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Very tall soviet block of a hotel. Staff friendly enough with good english . Room renovated a few years ago and pefectly acceptable. Breakfast typically cold buffet and adequate.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Old hotel and the prices a higher than other much better hotels in Bulgaria.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

You would not expect excellent hotel in Pleven I agree. But there is a lot of room for improvement on this one. It's kind of cheap (50 euros) but also so depressing, with its beyond the iron curtain architecture... The staff is friendly, the breakfast is untouchable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

The hotel has 4 different kinds of rooms- renovated or non-reno, and air-conditioned or non-ac. The non-reno/non-ac are obviously the cheapest. We got a non-reno with ac room, but the ac didn't work. Fortunately it was a cool night for August. The non-reno rooms are really old, but clean. I'm sure the reno rooms are nice. The elevator is super... More 

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