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Hemus Hotel
Ranked #110 of 135 Hotels in Sofia
Reviewed August 12, 2009

Before the trip I read some horrible customer reports. They are all outdated. The hotel has been renovated. It is clean, pleasant, breakfast is good. No air condition though, and if you keep the widow open, it gets noisy.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Thank rkoss
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Reviewed February 2, 2009

Had to stay here for 2 nights , well 1 night and about 10 hours , courtesy of maybejet , sorry easyjet. Hotel looked fine from the outside and reception and lobby were fine. The twin room we were allocated smelt of smoke , not helped by the Bulgarian smoking in the corridor outside our door in the morning , the bathroom could have done with a gallon of bleach splashed around it. Generally the room was grubby. We slept in our clothes under the duvet , which was a blanket folded in half and loosely stitched into a sheet. Breakfast was unidentifiable , coffee from the machine was the highlight.
Thankfully the shopping mall across the road passed the afternoon.
If you dont have to, dont stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed April 30, 2008

After reading the reviews here I wasn't expecting much and was actually pleasantly surprised. The Hemus is nothing to get excited about but is as reasonably priced as you can expect in Sofia, and we had a decent night. Our twin room was pretty small and the bathroom was dinky; there was a smell of smoke but it wasn't appalling. Everything worked, the room was clean and well furnished, the bed was comfortable, the minibar was reasonable, the breakfast was good. No complaints at all - admittedly we only stayed a night, in transit.

It's on a busy street so you do get traffic noise (not bad with the window shut) and interestingly there seemed to be territorial dog skirmishes ("I didn't even know Skirmia was in the war") going on 18 floors below us - but they shut up before midnight.

There's a Japanese restaurant on the top floor and a casino, neither of which did we sample.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank asgerd
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Reviewed August 10, 2007

We stayed there for two nights. On arrival at 22.30 everything seemed to be shut - no bar or food faciltiies. The room was stuffy and small, and the bathroom more like a broom cupboard.

Breakfast was dismal.

On the second night (we had unfortunately paid in advance) the noise was overwhelming - barking dogs, the screech of traffic at the nearby crossroads.

Recommendation - avoid.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Geofftours
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Reviewed May 3, 2007

We needed to end our wonderful stay in Bulgaria with one night in a hotel and UNLUCKILY we found Hemus Hotel. For its location and price range it is undoubtedly the WORST hotel I have ever stayed in. The newly renovated rooms are small, seem dirty, smell of chlorine and cigarette smoke; the staff are slow and inflexible; the tv showed only static. When we checked out, after reminding the donkey like receptionist that we had to pay our mini bar bill (she had totally fogotten and we were being honest) we found that we were 0.70 lev short for the bill to pay in cash - this is less than 0.4 euro or 0.2 pounds. She would not let us off this amount, which is even small
in Bulgaria - she would not let us split the bill between cash and card or euros and lev. At 1am she even made us wait while she served 3 other customers! We only stayed there because the clean, centrally located Hotel Niky didn't have rooms left - take a tip from me, book ahead and stay anywhere but the Hemus.

Stayed: May 2007
5  Thank travellerL0nd0n
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Reviewed December 17, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank Michele M
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
Thank Olga D
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Address: 31, Cherni vrah st, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 135 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range: $46 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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