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Hotel Izvora
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Opalchenska Street, Arbanasi 5029, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Arbanasi
Athens, Greece
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Very good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very good hotel.Friendly personell.Good value for money.I spent 3 nights for 42 euro only.This is real very good price.Prices in restaurant average,you will find better prices away from arbanasi at veliko tarnovo.Generally all restaurants at arbanasi are expensive and...poor quality.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Arbanassi is a lovely living city-museum in Bulgaria, with a beautifully preserved architecture. Izvora 2 is a good hotel, with a swimming pool. Four of us spent a night there and received good service. The rooms were clean. Overall it was good value for money and provided for an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The room we were acoomodated was like staff room which they free for us. When you go out of the room you are directly on the parking and some not very polite people parked their cars right in front of the door...with right in fron i mean only one step away from it! The room was dirty, lot's of spiders around also. Our TV did not work so they changed it.
We payed for BB and having in mind that the bed part was not good at all we expect to ahve same troubles with food...well we were not disappointed. All the food they served was like it was from yesterday.

In Arbanasi there were Singing competition and of course half of the participants decided to rehearse in the garden of the hotel which means that whole day we couldn't take rest as we were planning. But the ladies and kids in the competition were so good, really! Amazing voices and performance.

Arbanasi is a very nice place to go , but choose another hotel!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NE England
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed 1 night...... Thankfully. Room not as clean as would have liked or expected. Shower door fell off first time we used it. Air con did not work properly. Cobwebs we left to catch the flys/mossies! Tried to relax around pool, but couldn't due to staff playing football on grass adjacent to pool. Also staff allowed to use pool area?
Due to weather, we ate at hotel in the evening. Beware of the terminology in the menu - starters can be served at any time as can a 'garnish' - one arrived 20 minutes after we had finished the meal!
Staff appeared to have the inability to smile or even be polite.
Having used tripadvisor many times before to select accommodation, We will now take a little more care. If you want a good hotel in Arbanasi, be prepared to spend a little bit more.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at Izvora Hotel in Arbanassi.

First we lost a lot of time finding the place as the hotel name is not written in Latin Alphabet anywhere...
The hotel looks nice with a small swimming pool, a garden with hammocks and a little river going through the restaurant.
It is getting bad when you visit the "zoo": peacocks, goats, rabbits, chickens and other kind of birds in filthy, tiny, smelly cages. It is pretty hard to stand next to these cages for more than 30 seconds because of the smell. Then when we looked closer, most of these animals had no food or water available. There was also a puppy obviously sick (and very young) around the restaurant.
We talked to the staff of the restaurant and of the hotel. No one seemed to really care. We left the place disgusted and angry and shared our breakfast with the animals on the next morning.

It doesn't get better in the rooms. We had a triple room which consisted in a bed and a VERY BAD sofa bed... The smell coming out of the bathroom was really bad so we kept the door closed and the window opened as much as we could. The general condition of the room was pretty bad too: dark, dirty and uncomfortable.
When we returned to the hotel from a visit at 3PM, the room hadn't been done. We spent a few hours in the garden and it looked like the maid came in in the meantime, put a new role of toilet paper, emptied the bin and left the rubbish bag... in the middle of the room! Of course they didn't do the beds.

Arbanassi is a nice place. Just DON'T. EVER. GO to Izvora Hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed only for one night at the second building of hotel Izvora just opposite of Izvora 1,where we had our breakfast.Lovely small hotel,very clean with sympathetic rooms but with a lot of noise from the crowded small pool.Staff helpfull and polite.Arbanasi is a majestic peacefull village.It is worth a try.Breakfast very poor in a very beautiful garden.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

The food is very good and the employees very kind. The tables are put in a garden, near one small pool and a water-fall.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 Opalchenska Street, Arbanasi 5029, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Veliko Tarnovo Province > Arbanasi
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Arbanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Izvora 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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