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“Nice, welcoming, and good value” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Town Hotel
2 Knyaz Boris, Vidin, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Vidin
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“Nice, welcoming, and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

Planning to stop the night in Vidin during a road trip through Romania and Bulgaria I decided to try and contact the main hotels in the town I had managed to locate online in order to check availability, prices and so on. From the hotels contacted by email (a number of the emails just bounced straight back), this (Stariat Grad?) was the only one to reply, providing all the information requested in a timely and corteous way.

With the driving on the Romanian side (at least on the route I took) proving challenging, to say the least, it soon became apparent that my expected time of arrival at the hotel was getting later and later, so called the hotel and explained the sittuation and asked if it would be a problem to check in late. They very kindly reassured me there was no problem.

After crossing the Danube on the ferry from Calafat in Romania, reached the hotel quite easily. It is just inside the old town walls by the main (modern) square of Vidin. Sure enough there was someone there when I eventually arrived just before midnight to show me to a very nice room and reassure me that I could park just on the road outside the front door of the hotel and wouldn't have any problems.

The hotel was very nice, even though the wallpaper may appear a bit dated to some. Really nice bathroom, very clean, lovely bed, very quiet location and premisses.

After a very restful sleep, woke up to a nice breakfast that included boiled eggs, nice ham, two kinds of cheese, some nice bread and honey, butter and a descent espresso, some yoghurt and fruit and some not too bad fruit juice. Not having had a proper dinner due to the later arrival it was very welcome.

Before heading out the proprietor and her husband, who spoke good English, were very helpful, telling me about the town and where to get stuff and what to check out.

I would unreservedly recommend this clean and friednly hotel to anyone planning to stay in Vidin. It is walking distance from the shores of the Danube and the various places one might want to visit in the town. Being also within walking distance of the station it is convenient for those traveling by rail too.

  • Liked — Friendliness
  • Disliked — Slightly restricted breakfast area
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rakovitsa, Vidin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2007

We stayed in the hotel while we were looking for property in the Vidin region. A great deal of work has gone into making the accomodation pleasing to the eye, as well as clean and comfortable, and the location is ideal - a few minutes walk from the Danube and right next to the main square and one of the old town gates. But it's the owners that really made our stay.

We found the family that run it, as well as the rest of the staff, to be friendly, cheerful, warm, and helpful. Everyone worked very hard to make our stay as pleasant as possible, and when they weren't running around making sure the hotel was perfect, we had many opportunities to talk to them about Vidin, Bulgaria, and themselves. Without meaning to gush, we can't say enough good things about them.

Stayed January 2007
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Cornwall
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2006

The lovely Old town hotel, Vidin, Bulgaria is a four month old hotel next to the old city gates and walls.

IT is a bespoke hotel and run with passion for family service in a setting overseen by the owners Irene and George.

The hotel is just yards from the shops, parks and the fantastic river Danube.

George oversees breakfast and it is a delight to be in his company.
The hotel staff are great nothing is to much, and with them being English speaking, it is added value if it is your first visit to this fantasic location

  • Liked — very clean, central and family freindly
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Tips/Secrets — ask hotel staff where to eat or eat where local eat and you will get fantastic value, about £5.00 each for starter and main course with drinks
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 2 Knyaz Boris, Vidin, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Vidin Province > Vidin
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Vidin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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