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“Convenient and all necessary services” 4 of 5 stars
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Downtown Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 Vassil Levski Blvd, Sofia 1040, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #24 of 125 Hotels in Sofia
Canada
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Convenient and all necessary services”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had a room on the top floor overlooking the city. Nice view but you have to stand on the chair to see out the window. The room was outdated by North American standards but absolutely functional and fully serviced - except there was no alarm clock. Internet was included and easily available without any extra hoops to go through. Breakfast buffet was bacon/eggs/cereal/yogurt etc so definitely filling. The staff were all friendly. The shuttle to the airport was 10 euros. The downtown is very close by and you can walk around and visit bakeries, restaurants, clothes shopping very easily. I'd stay there again for sure.

Room Tip: You can't see out the windows on the top floor but the view is nice if you stand on a chair
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

As the name says, this hotel is located downtown Sofia. It id only two blocks away from the culture centre, and close to the walking district. Nice large rooms, good breakfast, and good service. There is also a Starbucks really close, as well as many restaurants.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Very comfortable rooms, combined with high standard services offered in affordable prices. Even though not in a walking distance from the main Sofia attractions, I would surely recommend it. Ask for a room on the last floor, with nice view on the city.

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the last floor, there is a nice view of the city.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Espoo, Finland
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106 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Sofia is a very walkable city - so the location of Downtown Hotel is just right. You can walk all over the city and there's even a Starbucks close by for those who like that kind of thing.

My room was big and clean. The bed was harder than what I'm used to. Also the room was too hot but I turned the heating off. That helped with the actual room but unfortunately the bathroom or corridor didn't cool down at all.

There was no noise from outside (traffic or otherwise) but I did hear coughing from the room next to mine. I managed to sleep okay nevertheless.

The gym was enough for me, I only had time to use it once. It had to be opened up for me in the morning. It is located on floor -1, information which I could not find anywhere.

Breakfast wasn't fabulous but it was enough - very nice tea, loved the vegetables, cheese and fruit. I did not like the fact that the same pieces of cake were served everyday!!

The staff was very friendly and nice, it's always a nice to be greeted with a smile.

For the price, I think the hotel was value for money. When I return to Sofia, I will gladly stay at the Downtown again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had a fourth floor room and it was quite nice. It was winter and we needed to turn the heat off as it was too warm and had to open the window. A bit noisy at night with the traffic but otherwise a nice place. The breakfast was a wonderful western breakfast except for Sunday and Monday AM only bread and hard boiled eggs was disappointed in that. The staff were very nice and very knowledgeable. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for the 4th or 7th floor with the best wi-fi
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The hotel could be very nice if it would be possible to sleep!
I could hear during the 2 nights everything that was happening in the rooms above and next to mine... Just horrible, I was exhausted and happy to live!
I will not come back for sure...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had a wonderful suite of rooms on the second floor with two balconies. The staff were very helpful. We were made to feel very welcome. The beds were extremely comfortable. I would recommend you to stay if you are in Sofia

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Downtown Hotel

Address: 27 Vassil Levski Blvd, Sofia 1040, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Sofia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#18 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the day absorbing all the vibrant culture, exclusive shopping and distinctive cafés that the capital has to offer, then return to the deluxe hospitality of the 4-star hotel Downtown, Sofia, Bulgaria.Located in the Sofia city centre the boutique hotel is within walking distance from the major financial institutions, historical sites and tourist attractions, in close proximity to the National Palace of Culture.Sofia International Airport as well as the Central Bus & Rail Stations are 15 minutes drive.Known for its unique architecture, elegant interior and attentive service, this luxurious 9-storey building combines home-style coziness and a peaceful atmosphere.Hotel Downtown comprises of 59 stylish rooms and suites with intimate atmosphere, all of them elegantly appointed and offering a comprehensive range of facilities: soundproof windows, working area, free high-speed Wi-Fi internet, individually controlled air conditioning, in-room safe, satellite/pay TV, minibar. En-suite bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, telephone and extended choice of bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers are available to the guests.Restaurant seating 45 guests, lobby bar, 24-hour room service, 2 conference rooms, business centre, minibus transportation from/to Sofia Airport, non-smoking floors, laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, free of charge car parking complete the guests’ pleasant stay. ... more   less 
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