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“average hotel with good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Anel

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Hotel Anel
Ranked #2 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Sofia, Bulgaria
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56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“average hotel with good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Hotel is in the center of the city.Its location is very convinient.I liked the spa center - staff is lovely.They speak english and spanish which is something that should be appreciated!
But i dont understand how it is possible in the corridors of the spacenter including in the changing rooms there is no air conditioning.It makes the visit unbearable.During my stay i visitted the gym a few times and always it was like that - hot and smelly corridors!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is one of the best hotels that I have ever visited. Excellent location, fabulous breakfast, large rooms, modern furniture, hi-tech etc. The SPA center is also great.

Everything was perfect during our stay at this hotel which I highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Anel is located near the center and close to several retaurants and to the Mall of Sofia. The overall experience is very positive mostly due to the friendly staff and the excellent breakfast which not only has a wide sortiment but is also served in one of the most interesting areas of the hotel: the walls are covered with paintings from the floor up to the ceiling which is an interesting feature. You will see a lot of artwork spread around the hotel which might give a feeling of staying in a museum.
The fitness room is basic but has all the necessary equipment for a good workout.
The only downside is maybe that the room itself does not reflect the 5 star raiting as is rather outdated, however the large an confortable double bed does make up for it. For business travelers another possible downside can be that the rooms and the hotel has no ironing board or iron, only dry cleaning service, so you need to be prepared.
All in all, it is a good choice for a stay near the center of Sofia.

Room Tip: the 5th floor only has 3 rooms, so very quite and Restaurant Anel is on the same floor too.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Great find in reasonable but not great location near Sin city and big shopping center.
Got upgraded to a large balcony suite but all rooms in this hotel are reported to be generous with space.
In the morning one of the best buffet breakfasts I have ever seen in any hotel in Europe. Wow! what a great selection.
Good food, classy restaurant and room service.
Nice surprise, also, in this central hotel having a swimming pool.
Also has a Casino and is situated very close to Sin city(Night entertainment complex) and a large shopping centre with 10 minutes walk away.
Nice friendly staff, would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Huge room, huge bed, well fitted room. Restaurant first class, good value.

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Just stayed one night, but wish it was for longer. Booked 4 rooms for an extended family visit. They put us all together in what felt like a very private wing - I think just six rooms in the wing. Rooms were fantastic, massive for a city centre hotel and very comfortable.

Breakfast was excellent - huge choice. Pool and Spa Centre really good. Artwork around the Hotel was stunning, really gave what is a modern unremarkable looking building from the outside a unique feel.

Finally service was excellent - no problem storing luggage for late flight.

Overall, hard to fault.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Checked in on my wifes birthday and the receptionist picked this up from our ID cards - and as we started to unpack a bottle of very nice sparkling wine came, compliments of the hotel.Now that is service. Rooms great, very comfortable and the food good. But its the service and the artwork which we'll remember - we'll definitely be back

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Anel

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 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#1 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#1 Spa 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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