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“Great service and design”
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Hotel Anel
Ranked #4 of 133 Hotels in Sofia
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great service and design”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Well designed and cleaned rooms, with nice pool and fitness center.
The staff it very polite and ready to help anytime.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Stayed in a triple room Dec 2011. Huge bed in seperate room, triple bed was a sofa couch- which was adequate. Most importantly they agreed to hold onto our luggage while we had to fly out of the country for 5 days! Upon our return,the bag was there just as we left it (very impressive)!!Location is within walking distance of scenic downtown, mall and restaurants. parking available and free Wifi. Very delicious and large breakfast buffet. Absolutely wonderful bathrooms!!

Room Tip: Stayed on first floor, with no noted noise or problem.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2011

I organised the airport pick up for the hotel in advance and well worth it. Was booked into room 105 which was non-smoking put there is a faint odour throughout the hotel of cigarettes. It never really bothered me at all. tthe room was a reasonable size and not huge like some in the pictures. Room was fine and clean with excellent free wi-fi. The reception was efficient with both check-in and check-out. Food in restaurant very good and good quality. I enjoyed all the artwork throughout the hotel. I never used the Spa but it looked good. Looking forward to my return in a few months.

Room Tip: Book in advance and decide level.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Bari, Italy
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2011

Nice, clean and good restaurant on top floor. Go there only if the room rate is not exceeding 130€. Bed is enormous, bathroom full of amenities. Old Tv, free wi.fi ( it was not working on my room and they did not fix it for 3 days but they send immediately technician and gave me password for the wi.fi of the other room), nice balcony. Breakfast is amazing. Soooo why not go there? Try and enjoy

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Tokyo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2011

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.

Room Tip: consider 5th floor room next to restaurant if not too much more
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

hotel is located a litlle bit far away from the city center and the old town. staff is very smart and helpfull. rooms are very good and wide. we were staying at suite room and the room was like a king suite. the room rates were really very good. we paid 540€ for 4 nights for the suite room. breakfast is rich and tasty. i would like to dvice some nice places near to the hotel for eating and for night out. Happy grill is a good idea for eating with its wide menu. Planet Bar is the best idea for night out, the bar is the most cosy place at town. Happy Sushi is the one of the best sushi restaurant i have evere ate, highly recommended. For shopping the best idea is to visit mall of sofia on the airport road.

Room Tip: get a suite the value is okey dont be afraid:-)
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, NL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

The hotel is very nice, the rooms are amazing big and unique - look wise the hotel is GREAT. Breakfast was good as well and location was ok - not center but in a walking distance you had all you needed.
The reason for the OK and not more is mainly the facilities and the restrictions around it. Reception desk was reserved and was focusing on basic needs - no proactive support or advise (direction to restaurants - 'go left and you will see it'; no map - 'we just gave all to a big group that came', it took time until one offered to print out a google map - which was good enough to help us orient).
The swimming pool staff was not friendly and especially not child-friendly. For the swimming pool there were no towels and swimming caps were mandatory (first place in all of our trip) - they charged 9 lev only to say after that shower cap from the room are also possible...
Internet was supposed to be free in every room - non of the 3 rooms worked for 2 days, loby internet was weak. Solutions were not offered.
summery - nice hotel, great rooms, ok location, ok service and staff, not good swimming facilities.

Room Tip: for connecting rooms ask for 2 rooms with a glass door connecting them - rooms x10 and x11
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Anel
Address: 14 Todor Aleksandrov Blvd., Sofia 1303, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Serdica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#1 Spa Hotel in Sofia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#5 Business Hotel in Sofia
#12 Family Hotel in Sofia
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Anel 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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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