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“Modern understated luxury in a great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sense Hotel Sofia
Ranked #2 of 128 Hotels in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Modern understated luxury in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

The best place to stay in Sofia with fantastic location and great interior/service. The rooms are spacious and very modern though still homely. I have tried the pool and spa (good massage) too and would highly recommend. The restaurant downstairs is smart with modern food and very good execution and getting better every time. The roof top bar has incredible views over the city skyline and has become a major landmark of Sofia's nightlife scene - we always end up there for a night cap to catch up with local friends or just chill. Strongly recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Sofia - there is just nothing of this class there.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Cathedral for the view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stefan T
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belgrade, Serbia
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

In the downtown Sofia, this is one the nicest design hotels I’ve ever visited. I would not mind to go to this kind of the hotel anywhere in the World.

The room was really big, deluxe room I think, with the whole one wall in glass. Being on the second floor, exposed to the busy street (the noise isolation was good) in front, it felt almost like exhibitionism. Although the view was nice to the church, I would recommend going higher. The service was really good, the breakfast was standard no special, no bad.

I had a chance to have a la carte dinner in the restaurant which was very good, big designer plates and just enough of meal.

There is a coffee bar on the top hotel with a very nice view, don’t miss this.

A colleague of mine had a chance to visit swimming pool which is 25 m and spa. He told me it was very nice.

After all I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in downtown Sofia

Room Tip: Go Higher, the view is getting better with it :)
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Djole66
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Sofia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The best view in Sofia ... The Resturant is excellent.
The rooms are super modern lux, with some extras that come with it!!positive and negative
The art lobby and the furniture is exceptional ...the spa is also must see.
The staff is learning to serve up to the standart of the hotel .

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

The hotel has a really nice interior, and the rooftop-bar has the best-view of the city. Rooms are very modern, and the location is very central. This is one of the best hotels in Sofia for sure.Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank FlyingDutchman070
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

A hotel in the center of Sofia, extremely convenient for both business travellers and holiday ones! It is a new hotel beautifully designed, with very comfortable rooms, trendily furnished. The staff is very helpfull and extremely polite. Nice top roof bar for smokers (the only place where smoking is allowed!) Nice lobby bar. It gives you the chance to admire several art piecies due to its collaboration with the National Art Museum located exactly opposite to the hotel. The only negative comments concerns mainly the lack of access for disabled... and the poor breakfast bar.

Room Tip: The front rooms have better view!!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ANTIPEN
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London
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have just finished a two day event for 22 people. They are all constant international travellers who know a good hotel. There were two nights, two days of meetings, breakfasts, buffet lunch and no dinners. The hotel were well briefed on the detail of what was required. Overall, it was a very good experience and people were well impressed by the hotel, especially the rooms. The food, breakfasts and buffet lunches were ok, but not impressive. The hotel staff, in particular, Pavlina our event manager, Slavi, F&B man and Slavina on front desk, stood out as being very professional and helpful. They were responsive, focused and willing in their help. The rooftop bar is probably the single best place to see the city, but it also gets smokey at night.
A good visit and we will return their with our customers if the rates stay the same and the rates we were given were very competitive with the neighbouring options.

Room Tip: The cheaper rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank William S
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Vienna, Austria
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you are expecting a typical 5 star hotel then Sense Hotel may not be for you. This is not a 5 star. Rooms are pretty nice but expect 1 towel/1 robe/1 set of slippers for a room no matter how many people are staying in it. Two people want to shower? Better call front desk before so that an hour later you can get that towel to dry off...you can always air dry out the 3 inch window with that fresh burning tire scent that consistently flows in from outside. Also, don't expect an iron/ironing board. Asked for help at front desk and they have no interest in assisting with anything. No 24 hour food. Views of old run down buildings. Not a bad hotel, just don't expect luxury.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sense Hotel Sofia
Address: bul.Tsar Osvoboditel 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 128 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sense Hotel Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the most aristocratic boulevard in the very heart of Sofia, Sense’s focus on refined, and modern contemporary design is mixed with luxurious and sensual elements to create a unique "new classic" venue which will not date as casually fashionable hotel. The superb location also offers numerous restaurants, bars and nightlife spots, as well as an easy walk to the main government and cultural buildings, tourist sights and shopping areas.All rooms are comfortably designed and offer full range of amenities a guest may need. Elegant furniture and smart materials (tactile stone, natural wood, corian and leather) with an ultramodern twist created by the integrated technical advantages. ... more   less 
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