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Hotel Aris
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Seliolus Str. 1, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #12 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Limerick, Ireland
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“Aris Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Excellent staff, very kind and very helpful. English speaking which is a bonus. Helped us with taxis and directed us to the hotspots in sofia. Clean hotel rooms. It is within walking distance of the bus and train stations.Will definitely be staying again.

Room Tip: we stayed in a room facing local bulgarian houses but this did not take away from the view.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Slave Lake, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Peaceful spot with plenty of room. Clean, modern with an excellent breakfast.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Serbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Excellent place to stay.Everything brand new. Good location, good price, friendly staff, clean rooms. I will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

As we were going to be staying for just 1 night in Sofia, and leaving via train early the next morning, we wanted to be in the vicinity of the train station, so we didn't have to rush and mess about early on a Saturday morning.

To this end, we decided to book the Hotel Aris.as it was close - but not too close - to the train and bus station. it was also with an acceptable walking distance of the City Centre.

We arrived from the airport late-ish via taxi and were greeted by a friendly lady on reception who checked us in etc and gave advice about getting to town so we could get some food and a drink.

The rooms were average - but for approx. £25 a night it was pretty much what I was expecting. 2 single beds in my room - quite small and not too comfortable, satellite TV, mini-bar and a small bathroom with a shower that was hot and strong.

Ihave to say I didn't get the best nights sleep ever, as the windows were not the most soundproof ever made, and there were dogs on the street barking for what seemed like most of the night which kept me awake. Later on, towards the morning, there was also some traffic noise as one of the central roads throuh the city runs 1 block away.

The breakfast was continental buffet-style and while the choice was not gigantic it was more than adequate.

Overall, assuming that dogs don't bark every night and that I was just unlucky, for the cost of the room I would say this is a reasonable hotel and like everything in life - you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

We, Dutch couple en route by train to Istanbul, stopped over in Sophia with some misgivings about the city and Bulgaria, probably fed by the frequent news in the Netherlands on activities of Bulgarian (petty) criminals. The direct neighbourhoud of the station (even though station very impressive Soviet-era) seemed to confirm our fears. But our view changed quickly. Hotel Aris just a short walk from station very good value for money, very friendly staff, and in nice quiet neighbourhood not far from city centre (excellent small restaurant around the corner, too). Sophia turned out to be very interesting: city centre full of interesting sights and sites, surprisingly European atmosphere, friendly people, and good food for small prices.
Marcus, Amsterdam

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear valued Customer,
Thank you for your feedback!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Sofia and our hotel.
You are aways welcome here!
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england
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

stayed here for 3 nights with 11 others on a stag trip. its walkable from center about 10-15 mins, casino princess is right by it, which is handy. aris is clean, and the beds ok. staff were friendly enough, (despite us making lots of noise in the early hours) if you looking for a quiet romantic hotel, forget it, (probably forget sofia actually!) but for a 'boys' trip, you wont go far wrong here. breakfast is poor though.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dear highly valued Customer,
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We will consider your comments to improove our services.
You are aways welcome in our hotel!
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Nish
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

The best place in entire Sofia for vacation,business and relaxation.I travel a lot across the Europe and i stay in a lot of different hotels but in Bulgaria,Sofia the Aris hotel is the best for staying,nice personal,nice rooms etc...I recommend this hotel to all people who are coming to Sofia to stay in this hotel. I am more than satisfied and give the hotel a five star ratting.....

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Dear highly valued Customer,
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit in Sofia and Aris Hotel.
We are looking forward meeting you again!
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Address: Seliolus Str. 1, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aris 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly opened Hotel Aris enjoys a quiet location a 5-minute walk from the International Bus Station and the Sofia Train Station. Within a 10-minute walk you can reach the city centre with the Presidency and The Council of Ministers. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available. ... more   less 
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