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Hotel Marinela Sofia

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Big property. Good clubs. But still needs renovation. Not so friendly staff. A lot of scope for improvements Property is around center. The standard rooms are in a bad shape. No wifi in rooms. Only Wlan. Though they do provide routers if asked for.

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Rossitsa_Ognyanova, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Marinela Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Saransh G, Thank you very much for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. With regards to the condition in our guest rooms, we would like to let you know that two thirds of the rooms have been renovated and are equipped with mini-bar, safe, individually controlled air-condition and heating systems, a modern hotel entertainment system with video and music...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed May 14, 2014

No where close to a 5 star. My room did not have AC and carpet needed repaired. When I asked about the AC I was told to open a window. Massage at spa was not worth the cost. Staff was nice and free WiFi, but my recommendation is to stay at nearby Hilton.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed May 12, 2014

This hotel has the greatest location in Sofia. The view from the rooms war priceless. Other than that great service, good breakfast and young positive people on the front desk. I was supprised of their knowledge in english and spanish. Me and my friends from New York were very satisfied with the spa and the gym in The hotel as...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The hotel is really good and we were given a room on the 17th floor which was almost at the top most floor of the hotel. The view of the city from our room especially in the night was beautiful. The morning breakfast was of an acceptable standard for a five star hotel. Overall we enjoyed our stay in the...

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Sofia
Reviewed April 23, 2014

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Naples, Italy
Reviewed April 6, 2014

The hotel is very nice, the staff is very friendly and always available. Rooms are large and confortable. Wifi connection is everywhere(lobby and rooms) and is free. The hotel also offers a beatiful view of the city. I did not try the SPA but my friends did it and found it very pleasant.

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Rossitsa_Ognyanova, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Marinela Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Jhonny_travel, Thank you for posting your comment on Trip Advisor. We are happy to read your positive review and are glad we could contribute to your pleasant stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again, Rossitsa Ognyanova Marketing and PR Manager

Ankara, Türkiye
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Expensive breakfast, room service and minibar. Good service quality and personnel. Fast and free internet connection. Renovated deluxe rooms should be preffered instead of standart rooms. Location of the hotel is a little far away from the city center.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The hotel room is nice, bed is comfortable, room is spacious, complimentary bottled water during turn down service, Breakfast is plentiful with lots of choices. Their croissant are delicious. I only hoped that the bathroom is a bit more spacious. The hotel is about 2 minutes leisurely walk to the Metro subway stop. And downtown is just three or four...

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Rossitsa_Ognyanova, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Marinela Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Ebigo, Thank you for your comment posted on Trip Advisor. We are happy your stay with us was comfortable and pleasant and are looking forward to your next visit to Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia. We also believe that your constructive feedback will assist our future guests when selecting a hotel for their stay. With kind regards, Rossitsa Ognyanova Marketing...

Vienna
Reviewed February 28, 2014

The hotel has "communist style" but some rooms were refurbished recently. There is a nice night club and bar and a sushi place. The staff at the sushi place was excellent and very friendly. Prices are reasonable. Ok for business but maybe not for a holiday.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Very nice hotel with a very nice employees. The rooms are very clean and the maids are coming twice a day. If you want they can change your towels and sheets every day, but still this is not normal for those who ask this. It is very quiet in the hotel and...

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Rossitsa_Ognyanova, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Marinela Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Vasile R, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. We were very happy to read your positive review and are glad we could conribute to your pleasant stay with us! Personalised service is essential for Kempinski and we invest heavily in training to ensure every guest feels special. We hope to welcome you again soon. With best regards...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Marinela Sofia has an outstanding location, just 20 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city center. The hotel boasts amazing infrastructure built on 30 000 sqm and features the most comprehensive facilities in Sofia offering 442 rooms and suites with stunning panoramic views, the biggest hotel conference facilities in the capital, superb leisure and dining facilities including six restaurants and two bars and a modern health club with the biggest hotel swimming pool in the city. The hotel also offers the only Japanese garden on the Balkan Peninsula. Each Deluxe room and Junior suite are equipped with mini-bar, safe, individually controlled air-condition and heating systems, LCD or plasma flat screen TVs, a modern hotel entertainment system with video and music on demand, high-speed free Wi-Fi Internet and a smart card system in accordance with the latest security standards. Hotel Marinela boasts the biggest presidential suite in Bulgaria, in which a number of celebrities have stayed, such as Helmut Khol, Recep Erdogan, Sylvester Stallone, Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, James Brown, Anatoly Karpov, Wesley Snipes, Sergei Mihalkov, Elton John and more. Hotel Marinela provides every amenity necessary for focused and effective business communication. It is appropriate place for your successful meetings and celebrations. Three large banqueting halls, fully equipped to meet international expectations: Sofia 1, 2 and 3 can combine to form the largest hotel ballroom. Hotel boardrooms offer daylight, comfortable chairs and tables, easy connectivity to power and the web for each delegate, access to built-in multi-media equipment, interactive screens, microphones, flip charts, white boards, peg boards and free Wi-Fi. The six restaurants and two bars offer tantalising culinary creations from world cuisines. You can sip aromatic coffee or tea on the sun-lit terrace of Intermezzo lobby bar or enjoy fresh fish at Captain Cook or sushi fantasies at Happy Sushi; dine at the top of the city under the starry sky in Panorama Restaurant, taste sweet creations at Candy bar or stylish cocktails in Bar Le Parfum. The spacious fitness center is one of the most modern in Europe and includes massage rooms and the largest indoor hotel swimming pool in Sofia. Hotel Marinela offers free Internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Marinela Sofia

Address: 100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria (Formerly Kempinski Hotel Marinela Sofia)
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $61 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Marinela Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 442
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“Ask to be away from the suites as they can be noisy after hours.”
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  • Budget room with two twin beds
 of 5 bubbles AliciaPhxtoHK, 3 days ago | Read review
“Delight for the eye”
 of 5 bubbles sakrosway, 1 week ago | Read review
“My room was on the 6th floor and I had good veiws, there is also 4 lifts?”
 of 5 bubbles Honks64, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Vic44, Jan 30, 2017 | Read review
“ask for a renovated room at a high floor (we stayed at 15 floor- great view)”
 of 5 bubbles oferta10, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
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