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“Good comfort in Sofia” 3 of 5 stars
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Central Forum Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41 Tsar Boris III Blvd., Sofia 1612, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #78 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Italy
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38 hotel reviews
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“Good comfort in Sofia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Nice spacious rooms. Good restaurant. Breakfast ok, but not 4-star level. Staff very helpul. Some small remarks: sometimes it was difficult to set hot/cold water. The toilets on the ground floor were not so clean and had no soap. The room was a bit noisy at night (probably because of my neighbours). In general, consider it a good 3 stars, not a 4 star. However the price was very good.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

This was one of two hotels I stayed in when I went to Sofia last year. The first I stayed in for a few nights and was lovely (Les Fleurs) and then I travelled to another part of Bulgaria and was meant to stay at Central Forum for one night. It ended up being two nights due to a change in travel plans.
The service was absolutely fine, no complaints there, and the room was clean enough. I didn't really like the location, it seemed in a bit of a quiet place and a bit too removed from the centre of the city. I just didnt feel particularly comfortable. I also found the room quite claustrophobic. It wasnt tiny, but it was just the layout. There is a narrow corridor as you walk in, and then the bed in the middle of the room which pretty much took up all the space. It may be that I am comparing it to Les Fleurs (which I thought was gorgeous), but after the two nights here I was really looking forward to leaving! Breakfast was ok - not that great but it was edible.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

Last June I've been staying for a few days in Central Hotel Forum Sofia and I would really like to recommend it! I've been already several times in Sofia on the occasion of buisness gathering and conferences and I was always quite disappointed from the hospitality but last time was great. I found Central Hotel Forum on the net (Easy Click Travel web site) for relatively quite an attractive price and I booked it immediately. Our rooms had wireless Internet access which was very important for us, the location was great and facilities were excellent too.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

We had a large, clean room with well-stocked mini-bar, coffee making facilities, balcony and a huge bed.
Staff were helpful and spoke English. Breakfast was lavish and good.
AND we paid 60 Euros a night. Brilliant!
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Bruxelles, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2007

The hiotel looks pretty OK. Not too old and in good conditions. It is notb elegant but not bad taste either. Rooms are however very small and with single bed. Also, it is not really in the town centre. I don't have particular compliants but would not say that it was an impressive hotel in any regard. All in all, very much average.

Stayed June 2006
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

Arrived by taxi and though "[--] what a hole"
Then walked into reception and thought, "mmmm, this looks OK"
Went to room and was very pleasantly surprised.
I was in room 220 and it had the best pillows of any hotel I’ve stayed at. Bed was also very comfortable.
Breakfast was good, rooms very clean, not much traffic noise so managed to get some sleep.
It is Bulgaria so I don't expect a pleasant smile at reception so I'm never disappointed in the hotel staff.
Right next door to a major supermarket with great take away food. Paid £30 per night and would say that was excellent value for money.
I stayed the night before at the sister hotel in the centre of town and this is better by far

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Stayed August 2007
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2006

let me begin by saying i am not a complainer BUT
avoid this hotel !!

1 - The maids were SHOUTING in the corridors at 7am for about three hours !! and slamming doors abd banging objects LOUDLY the whole time - it was a bit quieter the next morning after i complained to reception but I have never known anything like it !!

2 - Surly staff on reception - smile and their face would crack i think !

3 - No double beds in any of the standard rooms - they are two twin pushed together so when you are with your partner one of you ends up slipping down the middle - very uncomfotable indeed !

4 - Tried to over charge me on my mini bar bill on checking out - maybe this was an honest mistake and i did get my it adjusted ok in the end !!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — the bedding was very uncomfortable for 2 people !
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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 41 Tsar Boris III Blvd., Sofia 1612, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Forum Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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