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“Clean, quiet and nice cheap bar!” 4 of 5 stars
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Budapest Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   92 A Budapest Street | ul. Kozlodui 4, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #12 of 125 Hotels in Sofia
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet and nice cheap bar!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here for a football game, having based on location, price and reviews.

Lovely clean rooms, nice bar area near reception and bar staff happy to call a taxi for you!
It's slightly too far to walk into the city centre, especially if you're dressed to go out. but it only costs 5 lev and cabs are plentiful.
There is a shop to get provisions called Top Gun nearby which we found handy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The hotel is in a slightly run down area but has lots of local shops, 10 minutes walk to centre and near metro (Lavov Most)and bus and train station. Also on tram route 4.

Very clean and modern. Stayed there twice and would again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I'll never understand how Europeans can shower without an enclosure, getting everything in the bathroom wet. Do they not go back into the bathroom to dry their hair or put on makeup? Anyway, after 2 hotels in a row without a shower enclosure, I was so happy to have a real tub with a real shower and a DRY bathroom floor! Another plus is that the service was excellent. We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was very good; also was a nice selection at breakfast. However, the hotel is not close to anything you would want to be close to -- I don't mind walking, but there are not always sidewalks and the drivers do not yield to pedestrians! The air conditioning was broken the whole time we were there. The main disappointment is that the electricity only works when you put your room key in the slot to turn it on (when you are in the room). Therefore, the fridge never gets cold. We like to have cold drinks in the room, especially since there was no air conditioning!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just returned from a 2 week stay in Sofia with a group of 30. during that time the temps were in the upper 90 Fahrenheit 35 to 38 Celsius and their ac went out on Saturday night. So the staff went out and bought fans and gave each of us one for our rooms since it was going to take 2days to fix. They are very friendly and speak English well. The restaurant is excellent also and the continental breakfast is great, with a large selection of choices. The hotel is a bit of a walk from the main area of downtown but it is still readily accessible, and if you prefer the #4 tram stops a block away. I stayed on the 6th floor (actually 7th since they start with 0) and would recommend 607 because it is away from the tram noise if you do open your window. It is also close to both the Train and Bus stations and only 4 blocks from the metro.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My family of 4 stayed in one of the 7th floor apartments for 3 nights in June. We arranged for an airport pick up through the hotel, as we didn't want to deal with fumbling through figuring out public transportation. Dido, was awaiting us at the airport and took us to the hotel. Check in was smooth, and everyone spoke English.
Our room was very large and clean, with a great view. The air condition was a great plus, as it was hot out.
The breakfast was very nice with a great assortment of fresh fruits and pastries.
We did eat at the restaurant twice and it was delicious both times.
The Budapest Hotel is not in the center of town, but all the sights are a short 7-10 minute walk away. I highly recommend this hotel, we had a wonderful experience with it. Their staff is exceptional all around.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was great. Very modern - very convenient. We stayed on the top floor in an apartment which was clean, spacious, and all around superduper. The staff were very helpful and all spoke much better English than I expected to find so far east. Remember, Sofia is a long way from the West, and it's been a tough road back from communism. Sofia has a bright future, but be patient with the city's progress. Signs of modernization and development are everywhere. The Budapest Hotel is one of those signs.

Dido, one of the employees, was above and beyond. He seemed to be involved in every aspect of running the hotel, and a helpful, friendly smile never left his face.
I hope his boss reads this and realizes that they have a wonderful asset in Dido.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaskalevTr, Director of Sales at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear bgatewood,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with all of us!
We are very proud with our employees and Dido is surely one of the excellent examples as he is dealing with his work in a very professional manner and never forgetting his smile at home!
The whole management team will think of a way to send your gratitude to him and of course we have plans for his career promotion!

With best regards,

Trifon Paskalev
Director of Sales & Marketing.
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed at hotel Budapest for 2 nights. Initially we caught a bus into the centre thinking we could walk there but gave up thinking we had walked the entire Budapeshta street and not seen anything. The oksupertrans taxi took us there in the end (really cheap) and it turned out that the street continued beyond a dual carriageway. The hotel staff we very helpful in lending us change to pay the cab driver as all we had were 20 lev notes drawn from the cash machine at the airport.

Being 15 minutes walk away from the sights is probably not ideal for visitors who are probably doing an afternoon whistlestop tour before moving on. However, the bonus in this location is that it is not far from the bus terminal where we caught a bus to go to Veliko Tărnovo (5-10 mins walk).

The rooms are modern, almost felt designed for the business traveller. The taps and the showers In the bathroom were very sensitive to switching from hot to cold and the pressure was more than adequate. The breakfast buffet was a decent spread, I cannot comment on the restaurant as we decided to venture down the road to Hadjidraganovite kashti.

Our room was on the 5th floor facing the road so we could hear the trams pass by but this didn't stop us from having a good nights sleep.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 92 A Budapest Street | ul. Kozlodui 4, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#11 Best Value Hotel in Sofia
#16 Business Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Budapest Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named after the small street running throughout almost the whole downtown of Sofia on which Budapest Hotel is located and at the same time with walking distance to important transportation and business venues.The hotel consists of 31 standard rooms, 22 deluxe rooms, 6 corner rooms, 3 studios and a Presidential Suite. ... more   less 
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