I travel to Sofia quite often for business and stay at this hotel every time. I used to book rooms at Hilton and Kempinski before I discovered this wonderful little hotel situated in the heart of downtown Sofia. For almost half the price of Hilton and Kempinski you receive quality service, clean and neat room with modern and spacious bathroom, and most importantly friendly staff. In my opinion it is truly a great vale! I love their staff - from the cleaning ladies to the receptionists - everybody does their best to make you feel at home. The only drawback is the fact that they don't have a gym. I generally get a 10 day membership in Kempinski - their gym is great and it also has an Olympic size swimming pool. To get there I get a cab from the hotel (about 4Leva - ~$3) but coming back I normally walk – it’s about 15-20 minute stroll.
The location of the hotel is unparalleled!
In your leisure time, you may take a stroll through the wonderful streets of downtown Sofia, partake in the weekend promenade on Vitoshka Boulevard where the folks come out to walk shop and have a cup of coffee in one of the numerous cafes alongside the boulevard. If you are jetlagged and hungry and it’s past midnight, you may find a 24h grocery store called “Mandarin,” which is located about two blocks from the hotel on the same street, “Khristo Belchev.” You may also walk couple minutes longer and find a wonderful little joint called “Supateria” that serves soups and salads – it is open 24/7. The food is very cheap and tasty. The place is located on “Graf Ignatiev” – across from the book market and the McDonald. I can go on and on, but you get my point.
If you are planning to travel to Sofia anytime soon, call their front desk and ask for the manager - Ms. Dobreva - she will take good care of you.
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