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“Hotel Victoria, Basic but good.”

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Hotel Royal Victoria
Ranked #84 of 135 Hotels in Sofia
Reviewed January 25, 2012

We have just got back from a week in Borovets and we stayed at the Hotel Victoria.
The first thing that will hit you as you walk into the building is a smell of stale smoke - but don't be put off. Running around the building is a glass porch and this is the only place in the building where you are supposed to smoke - they discourage smoking on the balconies!

There is a small lounge and reception desk/bar on the ground floor. Yes the furniture is dated, but the chairs are comfy and the place is clean.

The dining room is down a flight of stairs in the basement. This is where the main bar is.
I can not say what breakfast was like as we didn't try it, but other guests told us it was typical Bulgarian - meat, cheese fruit and the occasional egg. There is toast and cereal.

The evening meal consists of 4 courses and is nothing flash or fancy. First course is salad, usually a side plate with some sliced tomato and cucumber. Second course is soup, usually a choice of two (the potato soup was delicious). The main course varied each day with a choice of three or four things served with chips. and finally dessert is either fruit or cake.

The room we had was clean and spacious with a double bed with two single quilts! There are no tea/coffee making facilities so I would advise taking a kettle etc, also there was no hairdryer (pleased I took mine).

The staff are friendly and do not push for tips.

My only complaint would be that the rooms are far too hot, even with the windows open.

The only thing that would put me off staying here again is the walk into resort. It takes about 20 minutes and is uphill all the way but the hotel does have a minibus that will take you into resort for about £1.50

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2007

The lobby is nice, but on closer examination the entire place is about 5 years too late for a paint job. There were a number of maintenance problems, including no heat in the suite (I had the Presidential Suite)

I had 1000 leva (500 euro) stolen from my baggage in the room by either housekeeping or maintenance.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 23, 2006

Stopped for one night in March. Nice and clean. The room service was incredible - heaps of food for very little expense. Staff helpful and friendly. Can recommend this for a stop gap while travelling around Bulgaria.

  • Stayed: March 2006, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Royal Victoria

Address: 110A, Simeonovsko Chaussee, Sofia 1434, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Victoria 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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