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“Nice and normal!” 4 of 5 stars
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Arte Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dondukov Blvd 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #27 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
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“Nice and normal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

For the price it worth it! nice rooms, nice staff, close to the center, and cool restaurants and clubs around, the breakfast is good. Nice staff, cool art selection thats why the name of arte. The breakfast and food for lunch is really nice, you dont see goons in this hotel wich is important in Sofia.

Room Tip: Si quieres ir caminando a cualquier sitio en Sofia, este es el lugar!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The most central hotel we have stayed in in Sofia over the past 7 years, and one of the best. You pay a little more for the location, but it could be worth it to see the sights at close hand. It has been meticulously designed and finished to a high standard: visitors who are familiar with the art hotel genre in other parts of Europe will not be disappointed. The standard double room is on the small side, but adequate. Don't expect much of a view.
The lift and aircon were very welcome, though the latter is a bit all-or-nothing; the shower-room / toilet were excellent (although we were provided with just one set of towels before we asked for another set), the bed was soft but comfortable, as were the pillows. The carpet is nearing the stage of requiring replacement if the standard is to be maintained.
There is a very handy mini-market 3 minutes walk away, and the amazing Roman excavations are about 4 minutes in the other direction at Serdica Metro station.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sunbury, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited Sofia for the first time. The Arte Hotel is located close to the centre of town, the staff speak good English, and were very responsive when we had some minor maintenance issue. The room was very comfortable with good facilities and the hotel is attractively decorated with artwork and small bookshelves on each landing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Cant beat the price or location. Right in the centre, by all the restaurants and shops. Spotlessly clean along with very helpful staff. Had a standard room which was a little small, would probably pay the extra and go for a larger room next time. Bed was very soft, however I slept very well. If your visiting Sofia and want a comfortable clean hotel, with friendly staff then I recommend Hotel Arte.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Prague, CZ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Just what we need from a hotel for a city week-end:
- Perfect location.
- No thrill bedroom, but big enough, clean and functional.
- Friendly, happy to help staff.
- very affordable rates.

Will recommended to friends visiting Sofia.

Small note: the (small) double bed was quite soft and not to my taste. But this is subjective!

Room Tip: Taxi ordered by the hotel to the airport was less than 5€. Very convenient.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

You really feel in the heart of a grand old city when you stay here, with wide boulevards and grand buildings nearby (including the Archaeological Museum and the Presidency. There are lots of interesting sights nearby.
Air conditioning and all facilities in our room were good, apart from the excessively soft bed, and the duvet, which was a bit too small for two people.
Friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great place to stay, the best location in town across from the archeological museum in Sofia where you can see amazing old artifacts that might explain some of the complex history of the region. The service was excellent and a few smiles and a conversation will earn you a great treatment from the staff!
Do not take breakfast here, instead walk to the Markethall across from the Sinagogue, five minutes on foot, for pastries, fresh yogurt, or whatever else you desire.
Highly recommended economical solution for staying in Sofia!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Dondukov Blvd 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arte Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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