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“Very nice room with a balcony” 5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Skipka Street, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #22 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Southside Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Very nice room with a balcony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We enjoyed a two night stay in this hotel early in October. The room was quiet large and well decorated. The mattress was good, and the room was very quiet . We appreciated the nice lobby, the clean room, and the marble bathroom. The location is near several parks and in a nice neighborhood. One can easily walk to several attractions and public transport is nearby. There are many inexpensive restaurants nearby if one chooses not to eat at the hotel. The hotel breakfast was included in our rate and it was excellent. I can add very little to other reviews but we would enjoy staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Fast Internet. Food 24/7. Decent restaurents and cafe's close by. Big rooms - almost US size. Not sure about parking facility etc. Staff was service minded and friendly. Restaurant was actually quite nice.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Crystal Palace is a very nice boutique hotel in a residential near the center of Sofia. It is a short walk to the center of Sofia. There are a number of foreign embassies within several blocks of the hotel. The room was large and very clean. The air conditioning worked well during the abnormally hot August 2012 days. The mattress was a standard, hotel grade mattress. The marbled floor bathroom was large. The shower/bath had a partial glass partition serving as a shower curtain. One had to be careful so as not have water splash onto the floor while showering making the marble floor very slippery when existing the shower. It took some effort to sufficiently close the drapes to prevent the nearby bright, street light from illuminating the room at night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sarajevo
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Right there in the center of the down, just 2 minutes from the dead-end center/ St.Sofia statue. Very pleasant stuff, room very clean and equipped. Breakfast- best buffet I ever had. Something around 25 food choices and cca 7 drink choices- and every item is labeled on both Bulgarian and English. Just to prove that everything can not be great-pretty bad WiFi reception in the room,although i had a corner room, maybe that was the problem, but nevertheless..

  • 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My fifth floor room had a balcony, which was nice at dusk, though otherwise rather stark (ie no furniture on the balcony).
The greeting from reception staff on arrival seemed professional, rather than particularly welcoming. My room was a little cramped in one place, due to placement of the desk opposite the foot of the bed, but was otherwise very nice and spacious.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lichfield
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Although this hotel has a good, central location, it is also extremely quiet - even at weekends. The rooms are well maintained and very clean. The staff are helpful - giving us directions to a restaurant, recommended by a friend, nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed for a week and found the Crystal Palace to be faultless - spacious, comfortable, clean rooms. Very convenient location, particularly for the university, but also for some tourist attractions and nightlife.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel

Address: 14 Skipka Street, Sofia 1504, 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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Sofia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#18 Business Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in downtown Sofia, next to the famous Doctor's Garden, Sofia's National Library, the University of Sofia, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and other main institutions, cultural sights and places of interest. The stylish hotel offers 63 spacious and cozy rooms and apartments behind a facade that is defined as an architectural monument. The elegantly furnished hotel is well equipped with modern amenities and has 2 conference rooms, a lobby bar, a sophisticated restaurant and a SPA & Wellness center. Crystal Palaces' restaurant and lobby are very popular amongst members of the Bulgarian government and high society. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crystal Palace Boutique Sofia

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