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Block 531 Aparthotel
St Anna Ahmatova, Block 531, Sofia 1729, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #15 of 97 Specialty Lodging in Sofia
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Best Priced Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel before. On this particular trip there was only one room remaining which was their cheapest and smallest room. The prices was 20 Euros for one night (38 Bulgarian Leva). This is exactly the same price as the EasyHotel in the centre of the Sofia. However, the room at Block 531 is at least twice as big, the bathroom at least three times the size, the Television is free (and has many channels, including CNN) and the Internet is free, making this hotel actually much cheaper and better than EasyHotel. The metro (subway, underground) railway to Sofia is close by (500 metres/yards away) and fast, meaning that access to all the city of Sofia is quick and cheap ( 1/2 Euro; 1 Bulgarian Leva). The hotel is clean,the furnishings are in good condition, the beds were comfortable. This is the fourth time I have stayed in this hotel and the fourth different type of room. Each stay has exceeded my expectations for the extremely low price. If you use a taxi always use OK Supertrans (731-2121) they are honest! Restaurants in the area are inexpensive (they cater to the locals, not the tourists). There is a big supermarket just five minutes walk from the hotel (Billa) and a local grocery store just 20 metres/yards from the hotel. The staff is limited in their ability to speak English, but if you speak slowly (and simply) they understand almost everything. Next year (2015) the metro (underground/subway) will reach to the airport, so the trip to the airport will be 4-5 minutes and 1/2 Euro (plus 1/2 Euro for each large bag). However, for two people with bags a taxi will be only 3 Euros.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ioannina, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We booked the two bedrooms apartment located at the top floor of the building. The apartment was really big, with a big kitchen,living room and toilet on one floor and via an internal staircase there were two bedrooms and a toilet on the 2nd floor.
All the rooms were very clean with simple yet nice decoration. The heating of the apartment left nothing to be desired. The price was 50 euros for five persons per night which we considered to be a very good price.
The Hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood, about 7 minutes on foot from the nearest Metro station. It can be considered a disadvantage that it was quite a bit far from the city centre.
We arrived late at night and there was some staff waiting specifically for us, but unfortunately this was charged extra and she could not speak any English at all.
In the end, we had an excellent stay and would recommend it for sure, as long as you don't mind the distance from the city centre!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

You've got it. It reads like this.

I stayed one night only. Enough to rate this hotel as very good.
Cheap: I paid $25 for a singe-guest room. Quite.
It was extremely clean, new, and well maintained everywhere. Fantastic shower.
It is close to the Airport - the cab that was called by the hotel was on time, and driving me to Sofia Airport was only 5.6 BGN ($4).
I used the unexpected bonus: the proximity of the subway station. In fact, the hotel is close to the Airport, but far from the center of the city.
The subway proximity solves the problem - I was in the city's center in 12 min for only ... 60 cents.
Recommend it.

Ivan

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are quite and cosy!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Radovis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Pros: apartment is very big and with nice furniture, excellent price, very friendly staff

Cons: far from city center and you need to walk about 10 minutes to nearest metro station, no restaurant in the hotel

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: St Anna Ahmatova, Block 531, Sofia 1729, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
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Ranked #15 of 97 Specialty Lodging in Sofia
Number of rooms: 8
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