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Diter Hotel
Ranked #81 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews
“Great hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The hotel is in a very central position. The rooms are big and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is very good. In summer time, if there are not so many clients in the hotel, there is less variety for breakfast. When I was there in winter, breakfast was really wonderful. Wi-fi connection works very well. I have been there three times, and will return there if I go to Sofia again.I would strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

I visit Sofia monthly and have stayed at the larger hotel chain's on several occassions and also an apartment, which is where I found the Diter as walked further along the street from the apartment and it was there! It's a great central location, a 5 min walk and you're on Vitosha, a small boutique style hotel, with friendly front desk assistance - ask for something and they will bend over backwards to help or just greet you pleasantly if you just want to return to your room.

The decor is a little dated in terms of style, and the TV could do with being a little bit larger, that's due to the size of the rooms so you are quite a way from the TV's! But overall, for a short city centre stay for business when you spend most of your trip in the office or socialising, it is an ideal base, very reasonably priced and the 'help yourself' buffet style breakfast is just enough to start the day on. I also felt safe as a lone lady traveller.Will stay again.

Room Tip: Select a suite and you get top floor, a very large bed, seating area and sofa.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

My father and I stayed in Diter Hotel for a week, which is located in Sofia. It is located at a stone throw distance from Main Street of Sofia. It is a small hotel with many bars and restaurants close to it. Staffs are very kind and friendly. They are ready to help me at anytime (24*7) with a smile. They picked me up from the Airport and dropped me there with a return gift. The AC was really super cool. The rooms were super clean and very well maintained. It is overall a delight.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

The other reviews were right. This small hotel located on a quiet side street in Sofia, but close enough to walk to the main retail area, is a pleasure to stay in.

The staff, the service and the cleanliness really are first class. I have stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels that don't offer this level of friendly and personal service.

Highly recommended for business, pleasure and families.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Malta Europe
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Diter Hotel is a lovely family owned hotel in a very central area of Sofia, close to Vitosha Road and other interesting places. The staff are very helpful and the owner of the hotel himself came to pick up from the airport. The restaurant offers lovely lunches and dinners at very reasonable prices. The rooms were clean and warm and included little luxury touches such a little chocolate on the pillow every night. Excellent service at a very competitive price.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Diter is in a quiet residential side-street near the city centre. It has its own restaurant or there are some others just around the nearest corner. The pedestrianised area is 3 or 4 blocks away.

The first thing you notice is that the hotel has a guard just outside the (side) entrance.

The reception staff spoke English, it varied from good to much better than that.

I was not particularly happy with the room. It was a couple of yards from the restaurant and there was another building hardly any further away in front of the other window. The shower was strange but I managed to get it to work. At least there was a shower-cabin, something which is not a 'given' in Bulgaria.

Breakfast was a buffet but with minimal options. They covered the main bases though.

I don't know how much the group paid for the hotel, we did not use the restaurant.

Room Tip: Higher is probably better although I don't remember a lift.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trenton, GA
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127 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

I stayed at the Diter in 2012. I took a group of 26 back to Sofia in 2013 and stayed at the Diter for two weeks. Everyone loved the hotel. If you want a hotel where the receptionists and manager are personal, then you want to stay at the Diter! The rooms are comfortable. The Garden Restaurant is relaxing. Our whole group hated to leave! We were treated as close family. Every request was given top priority. This may sound exaggerated, but we found every one very helpful, going beyond the call of duty. You cannot get a better manager. Even the owner showed up one day and offered his personal help! The hotel is in a great location, just four blocks from Vitosha Blvd, close to NDK, and not far from Levski Stadium. Restaurants abound in the area! The Diter is located on a small side street so it is quieter than some other hotels. Internet connections were great. Breakfast was more than sufficient, and delicious. Our group would never dream of staying at another hotel in Sofia. Thanks to all the staff at the DITER HOTEL!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Diter Hotel

Property: Diter Hotel
Address: 65, Han Asparuh Str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Diter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DITER business hotel is just a few minutes away from government and state institutions, major banks and offices.DITER is the nearest hotel to the European commission and the European Union representative office in Bulgaria. Within walking distance of the National Theatre, the National Palace of Culture and the main shopping street "Vitosha". The Airport is only 15 minutes away by car. The Vitosha Mountain, offering ski and other sports facilities is just 10 km from the hotel. The ideal location makes DITER hotel preferred place for business travelers. Built in the end of 19-th century and now after a complete renovation the building preserves the charm and spirit of the house. Since 1895 it was the residence of Todor G. Vlaykov - Bulgarian writer and politician.The building is a cultural memorial and embodies the charm and spirit of Old Sofia. A special corner dedicated to the memory of Todor G. Vlaykov has been set aside near the reception desk for the benefit of our guests. The name "DITER" holds a special meaning. It is derived from the first letters of the names of the owner` s family. DITER hotel is built on 3 floors. It is equiped with an elevator, free Wi-Fi internet - unlimited use, offers 21 rooms - 7 singles, 6 twins, 6 doubles and 2 suites, 24-hour security and front desk, restaurant with garden, air-conditioned public areas with anti-fire control system and wireless internet. ... more   less 
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