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“Not ideal” 2 of 5 stars
Review of DiMario Hotel

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23 Hristo Botev St, Simitli 2730, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Simitli B&B and Inns
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“Not ideal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

We booked our stay at the DiMario at the last minute. Another website said that this hotel is "new." It is not new, judging by the (literally) peeling wallpaper and the stained carpet. Our room was one floor above the reception area and restaurant, and we could hear everything from the restaurant until quite late at night on the Saturday night of our stay. The bathroom was adequate -- in fact, I will mention that this hotel had the best towels that we found at any hotel in Bulgaria -- but, like other Bulgarian hotels, there was a sewer odor emanating from the bath. The bed was not particularly comfortable, and our non-smoking room (with non-smoking sign on the door) included an ashtray for our convenience.
We booked our stay through an online vendor. When we arrived, the front desk quoted us a lower price. Not to worry -- they collected the difference in the morning. At the lower price, the hotel was passable. At the higher online price, we paid far too much for what we received. If you are going to stay here, be sure to book directly with the hotel to get the best price, and bring your earplugs.

  • Liked — the towels
  • Disliked — the noise
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Simitli
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

Hotel DiMario is a decent hotel in Simitli. For most international visitors, Hotel DiMario offers significantly cheaper prices than the ski resort town Bansko. Only 30-45 minutes drive away, and on the road to Sofia, it is an excellent option for anyone with a car.

Expensive by rural standards, the accommodation is actually pretty cheap for international travelers; roughly 25 euro per night.

The staff are kind but not completely literate in English. The rooms are clean and offer the standard fare for a Eastern European room.

The hotel also offers professional massages and SPA treatments. There is a mineral bath within walking distance that has special medicinal properties that helps one's bones and skin.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about DiMario Hotel

Address: 23 Hristo Botev St, Simitli 2730, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Blagoevgrad Province > Simitli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Simitli
Number of rooms: 24

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