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“Decent Hotel, Great Staff” 3 of 5 stars
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Diter Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   65, Han Asparuh Str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #25 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Frankfurt, Germany
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Decent Hotel, Great Staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Diter is in a quiet residential side-street near the city centre. It has its own restaurant or there are some others just around the nearest corner. The pedestrianised area is 3 or 4 blocks away.

The first thing you notice is that the hotel has a guard just outside the (side) entrance.

The reception staff spoke English, it varied from good to much better than that.

I was not particularly happy with the room. It was a couple of yards from the restaurant and there was another building hardly any further away in front of the other window. The shower was strange but I managed to get it to work. At least there was a shower-cabin, something which is not a 'given' in Bulgaria.

Breakfast was a buffet but with minimal options. They covered the main bases though.

I don't know how much the group paid for the hotel, we did not use the restaurant.

Room Tip: Higher is probably better although I don't remember a lift.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Trenton, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I stayed at the Diter in 2012. I took a group of 26 back to Sofia in 2013 and stayed at the Diter for two weeks. Everyone loved the hotel. If you want a hotel where the receptionists and manager are personal, then you want to stay at the Diter! The rooms are comfortable. The Garden Restaurant is relaxing. Our whole group hated to leave! We were treated as close family. Every request was given top priority. This may sound exaggerated, but we found every one very helpful, going beyond the call of duty. You cannot get a better manager. Even the owner showed up one day and offered his personal help! The hotel is in a great location, just four blocks from Vitosha Blvd, close to NDK, and not far from Levski Stadium. Restaurants abound in the area! The Diter is located on a small side street so it is quieter than some other hotels. Internet connections were great. Breakfast was more than sufficient, and delicious. Our group would never dream of staying at another hotel in Sofia. Thanks to all the staff at the DITER HOTEL!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A short walk away from lots of amenities, in a quiet street and with huge beds and good air-con, this is a nice hotel by any standards and miles better than many that Sofia has to offer. Breakfast is plentiful and with all the usual bits of cheese, fruit and so forth. The restaurant attached is nice enough as well. Recommended

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Schoenenbuch
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Diter Hotel is a small and cheap hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. the rooms are small, but equipped with everything you need. Everything is clean. I found the wireless internet connection to be smooth and fast (a very impoertant criteria for me).
The location is very good as it is in walking distance to town centre. There are plenty of restaurants in the neighbourhood of the hotel.
For taxi drivers the hotel doesn't seem to be easy to find.
I found the breakfast table not fully ready on time as e.g. the bread came 15 minutes later. The offer is small, but sufficient.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The service in the hotel is amazing
I arrived early and they checked me in with no problem
It was raining so they hand me an umbrella on my way out shopping
Next day my flight was at 6 am so the arranged free car to drive me to airport
That was so unbelievable super
Also they served breakfast just for me in the lobby because was too early for the all together breakfast
I was so delighted from the service
The receptionist were very nice too
If you want to shop it's perfect location
If you love clubbing you are good too
It's big blue house the hotel but I think it's well managed
Looked like the owner took care of many details
Well done
I recommend it if you want to be in center of Sofia

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The Diter hotel is neither a new nor refurbished place. It is a low grade and not clean hotel. Showers not speaking of massage gadgets do not work, bedding, chairs, tv set, air conditioning, etc. are old, shabby and disgusting. on the plus side the hotel is on a quiet street of central outskirts. The price we paid and the hotel conditions do not create good value. I am not sure of the hotel market in Bulgaria but the best price I would pay for the hotel based on my experience is US$30 a night.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room facing the main street. Though the street is quiet, the hotel lights would not a...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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italy
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The hotel is situated in an old blue building. The staff is very friendly, the room clean and comfortable and the breakfast good compared to the others we had in Bulgaria. The restaurant is quite good but there is a best restaurant in the next building. The wifi didn't work in the room but only in the common areas.

  • Stayed August 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 65, Han Asparuh Str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Diter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DITER business hotel is just a few minutes away from government and state institutions, major banks and offices.DITER is the nearest hotel to the European commission and the European Union representative office in Bulgaria. Within walking distance of the National Theatre, the National Palace of Culture and the main shopping street "Vitosha". The Airport is only 15 minutes away by car. The Vitosha Mountain, offering ski and other sports facilities is just 10 km from the hotel. The ideal location makes DITER hotel preferred place for business travelers. Built in the end of 19-th century and now after a complete renovation the building preserves the charm and spirit of the house. Since 1895 it was the residence of Todor G. Vlaykov - Bulgarian writer and politician.The building is a cultural memorial and embodies the charm and spirit of Old Sofia. A special corner dedicated to the memory of Todor G. Vlaykov has been set aside near the reception desk for the benefit of our guests. The name "DITER" holds a special meaning. It is derived from the first letters of the names of the owner` s family. DITER hotel is built on 3 floors. It is equiped with an elevator, free Wi-Fi internet - unlimited use, offers 21 rooms - 7 singles, 6 twins, 6 doubles and 2 suites, 24-hour security and front desk, restaurant with garden, air-conditioned public areas with anti-fire control system and wireless internet. ... more   less 
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