The location could not be more central; you're across the street from the back of the parliament building. I had emailed them to assure that we had two single beds instead of one double bed and was told to book a particular kind of room via Expedia to get two beds. When I arrived they seemed to have no knowledge of that but quickly accommodated by giving us a two-bed room. Staff very helpful and friendly, hotel attractive. Rooms simple in terms of furnishings (e.g., only simple wooden chairs, a ledge that works somewhat as a desk, a TV, and the beds) but very clean. Free wifi. Sofia was great for the day we were there but might not wear well (as service is not always great and, while a number of Bulgarians were quite friendly and helpful, it just doesn't feel overall like a very welcoming place). But we were sorry to leave this hotel.
This hotel is just a couple blocks from the Sheraton (which we also stayed at) and is by far a better value for the cost. The hotel staff are excellent and have 24 hour attendants. The cost of the cab fair to the airport is about 12 lev (under $10 US). The hotel called a cab for us at 5:00 a.m. and it arrived within 2 min. It takes about 15 min to get to the airport at that time. The area is ok but possibly a bit on the fringes of a seedier area. However we found it to be fine as we didn't stay out late. Vitosha Street is about 4 blocks away and has plenty of restaurants. This hotel is also within blocks of many of the main attractions and shopping.
The hotel was well appointed in the main pedestrianised street of this attractive city. The floral decor of the exterior and the rooms were like walking round an art gallery. The food was very good and the staff were friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to stop at this hotel and the four members of our party would all without hesitation recommend it. It was a joy to stay there.
"Excellent hotel right in the center of everything"
Has unique charm unlike the big chain hotels. Windows open. Can eat breakfast outside. Huge bath and separate shower. Separate toilet. On a cul de sac - so quiet. Loved the roman ruins in the basement. Overall- an interesting place to stay and great value
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