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“Excellent find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Arte Hotel

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Arte Hotel
Ranked #45 of 131 Hotels in Sofia
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Excellent find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed at this hotel in May 2012 when visiting my brother who lives in Sofia (a beautiful and fascinating city). The hotel exceeded my expectations in many ways. The room was large and comfortable. Some of the decor looked a little tired, but everything was clean and worked well. The room was really quiet despite facing a busy street - although we had a great view of the government buildings from our room. The location was excellent, near some great sights and easy to walk everywhere.
Breakfast was good quality and plentiful, and all the staff we encountered in the hotel were friendly and couldn't be more helpful. I highly recommend the hotel and will be staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a small great hotel located right in the centre of Sofia, from the front the appearance is deceiving but once you got throught reception you're in for a surprise. Don't use the lift as the stairs are one of the surprises with small sofa area's as you go up, then get to your room its so spacious compared to most hotels I've stayed at. The staff are so friendly they will go out of their way to help you, if you ask for something its straight away and speak multiple languages. put me onto the free city tour when I had a few hours to spare. PS Presidents Palace is just down the road.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Visited for 4 nights during a business trip. Easy to find, central location and welcoming staff. Plenty of information (and recommendations) on what to visit and where to eat available and within walking distance of major points of interest. Clean and well presented rooms, relatively quiet (it's at the side of a 4 lane road in the centre of town) and a decent breakfast buffet. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The hotel is in amazing location - in the very heart of the city. It is close to absolutely all the most important sights of Sofia, as well as shopping and administrative locations. The service is average - the staff at the reception did not seem to be overall attentive or friendly, but it was ok. In general I believe it was very good quality for the money. And the location - once more - is great. The rooms are tiny (I was in a standard room, so maybe other categories are more spacious), but for a short business trip it was more than enough for me.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

excellent location :
- right in the historical center , along the waking tour route
- 2mins from metro & supermarket
- 3mins from superb restaurants & traditional market

Clear room & washroom, friendly staff.

free wifi

flat screen TV with lots of channels ... we watched Euro 2012 matches in our room !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Nice hotel not to be confused with Hotel Art also in the Centre of Sofia.
Nice basic room, with friendly staff in a good position close to the mineral water springs.
Clean, friendly staff and nice morning breakfast.
Good value for money modern no frills hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

The hotel is located in a fantastic location next to the Ministry Building, opposite the Party House and close to the President’s building.

The hotel is within 10mins walk to Alexander Nevski Cathedral and a short walk to other sites in Sofia.

The standard room is not large but a decent size and is fine for a couple. The bathroom is also not large but an ok size. Both room and bathroom was clean.

The staff are friendly and helpful. They helpfully called a taxi for us to the airport and made sure the taxi driver understood which terminal we wanted.

The only complaint was the room was unbelievably too warm even though we did not have the heater on all trip. We were there in April and the daytime temperature was in the high teens. We had to open the window in the middle of the night. Still don’t understand why the room was so hot but when we told reception the room cooled down. I suppose this is a plus if visiting in winter as the room is very warm with both a normal heater and under floor heating in both the room and the bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arte Hotel
Address: Dondukov Blvd 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Poduyane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 131 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arte Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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