Ok, not sure it's a 5-star by US or UK standards but definitely a very solid 4-star. Fantastic value through web travel sites. Decor throughout hotel (except rooms) consists of massive amounts of modern art tastefully arranged. Awesome breakfast included. great toiletries and touches. excellent restaurant--fantastic food and service and good value, views of Vitosha mountains. inside of restaurant very smoky. very nice gym, pool, steam room and sauna though membership apparently open to locals, who took up cardio machines and pool every time I wanted them. also, gym staff a bit chilly and you have to buy swim caps, even men with very little hair. elevators and hallways always very smoky. no concierge service to speak of and some items not replaced/available that you would expect at 5-star. We got upgrade due to room shortages and felt like kings of the castle in massive penthouse suite with gorgeous views--though people walking by added less privacy. chunky cheap pillows made sleep a bit difficult.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LOCATION Centrally located in midtown Sofia, Hotel Anel offers easy access to business, government and banking institutions as we as exclusive shopping areas, tourist attractions and the lively nightlife for both business entertainment and personal downtime. With it unrivalled proximity to the heart of Sofia and less time to commute guests can enjoy longer meetings with clients and business partners or just explore in depth the sites of the city without the hustle of time. CONFERENCE FACILITIES With 6 meeting and conference rooms and 3 additional venues including a The Roof Top Terrace, The M Bar and Restaurant Anel, Hotel Anel offers some of the best and most innovative facilities for any event in the Bulgarian capital. With more than 700 square meters (7500 square feet) of meeting and event space guests are provided with one of the premiere settings for conferences, seminars, annual meetings, board meetings, product launches, discreet business lunches, gala dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings and social occasions. RESTAURANT ANEL Savour fabulous cuisine prepared by our dedicated and professional chefs who are inspired by fresh and healthy ingredients to bring a truly extraordinary and delicious meal. The carefully selected wines to accompany the dinning experience will capture the guests' imagination. The soft brown interior with oil paintings from classical Bulgarian artist creates for the perfect ambience and style, which are further underlined by the floor to ceiling windows giving a quiet view of the surrounding city. Every night form 20.00H - 22.00H the restaurant features live music from our in house pianist.Capacity: 115 seats (with roof garden) Cocktail capacity: 140 peopleOpening hours: 12.00H - 23.00H THE M BAR Tucked away right above the Reception Desk and overlooking the hustle and bustle of the street below M Bar is the quintessential meeting place for morning coffees, light and delicious lunches or dinners, healthy refreshments, alluring cocktails and other swanky beverages. PALMS SPORT The Sport center houses a picturesque 18-meter heated swimming pool with a Venetian bridge cutting across it, a 3 person Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, infra-red sauna, 2 rooms for body treatments and a fitness center with Italian Technogym cardiovascular and muscle-building equipment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anel Hotel Sofia