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“Best hotel in Sofia” 5 of 5 stars
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Sense Hotel Sofia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #12 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best hotel in Sofia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed here twice for business lately.
Best hotel in Sofia. Very nice rooms. All automatic as I have never seen before. Clean smells good.
Cleaner turn on the music in room every time that you go out.
Great food. Great location. Nice Spa with no costs.
Very recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Paris, France
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817 reviews 817 reviews
122 hotel reviews
Reviews in 134 cities Reviews in 134 cities
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

In light of otherwise poor choice and plenty of old hotels in dire need of refurbishment, this new comer in Sofia has all one should expect:
- downtown location, almost in front of the Parliament, can not make it any more central
- beautiful design, very modern, with nice mix of glass, steel and wood
- great, large and comfortable rooms
- last but not least, great rooftop bar with nice view 360 degrees

All in, perfect and small boutique hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had the pleasure of 3 nights here recently, biz and R&R, and what an unexpected pleasure it was as well. Rooms are excellent, I had a deluxe double, lots of space, great bathroom, walk in wardrobe etc. Most importantly the bed was very comfortable and had a fantastic view of the cathedral from the 5th floor. Access to floors via the lift is controlled by your room key - so very secure.
Piste de resistance is the 9th floor roof top bar....fantastic views and a seriously happening space on a Fri, Sat evening...book a table if you're not in there by 10pm. Cocktails were a bit hit n miss and drinks are pricier than bars in town but not hugely.
Spa in the basement is excellent, very well appointed and the staff falling over themselves to be helpful, couldn't fault them.
Room replenishment was a bit haphazard and it might be late in the afternoon before your room is cleaned, but other than that I can't praise this place enough, puts other so called 4/5*hotels in Sofia to shame.

Room Tip: Try to get on 5th floor and above but avoid 8th as you may get some noise from the rooftop bar
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The best place to stay in Sofia with fantastic location and great interior/service. The rooms are spacious and very modern though still homely. I have tried the pool and spa (good massage) too and would highly recommend. The restaurant downstairs is smart with modern food and very good execution and getting better every time. The roof top bar has incredible views over the city skyline and has become a major landmark of Sofia's nightlife scene - we always end up there for a night cap to catch up with local friends or just chill. Strongly recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Sofia - there is just nothing of this class there.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Cathedral for the view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belgrade, Serbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

In the downtown Sofia, this is one the nicest design hotels I’ve ever visited. I would not mind to go to this kind of the hotel anywhere in the World.

The room was really big, deluxe room I think, with the whole one wall in glass. Being on the second floor, exposed to the busy street (the noise isolation was good) in front, it felt almost like exhibitionism. Although the view was nice to the church, I would recommend going higher. The service was really good, the breakfast was standard no special, no bad.

I had a chance to have a la carte dinner in the restaurant which was very good, big designer plates and just enough of meal.

There is a coffee bar on the top hotel with a very nice view, don’t miss this.

A colleague of mine had a chance to visit swimming pool which is 25 m and spa. He told me it was very nice.

After all I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in downtown Sofia

Room Tip: Go Higher, the view is getting better with it :)
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sofia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The best view in Sofia ... The Resturant is excellent.
The rooms are super modern lux, with some extras that come with it!!positive and negative
The art lobby and the furniture is exceptional ...the spa is also must see.
The staff is learning to serve up to the standart of the hotel .

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The hotel has a really nice interior, and the rooftop-bar has the best-view of the city. Rooms are very modern, and the location is very central. This is one of the best hotels in Sofia for sure.Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sense Hotel Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the most aristocratic boulevard in the very heart of Sofia, Sense’s focus on refined, and modern contemporary design is mixed with luxurious and sensual elements to create a unique "new classic" venue which will not date as casually fashionable hotel. The superb location also offers numerous restaurants, bars and nightlife spots, as well as an easy walk to the main government and cultural buildings, tourist sights and shopping areas.All rooms are comfortably designed and offer full range of amenities a guest may need. Elegant furniture and smart materials (tactile stone, natural wood, corian and leather) with an ultramodern twist created by the integrated technical advantages. ... more   less 
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