Extremely nice manager and staff!
Posted Oct 22, 2010 on Hotels
We felt very welcome at all times at the hotel.
It is a good idea to choose the option with breakfast included, since they really do everything possible to serve you the best breakfast (and breakfast is very cheap when pre-ordered here)
The manager speaks both very good English and Spanish and the sweet girls working there are also able to communicate in good English, so language is not a problem here!
The hotel i situated south of the city in a very nice area with a lot of new buildings - it seems like a rich area with private guards in front of many of the houses.
There is a big non-stop supermarket just a 10 minute walk from the hotel and smaller shops within 2 minutes.
The area "Studentski Grad" where all the students live is just 10 minutes away from the hotel and has a lot of shops and restaurants with cheap prices and very nice food.
Even though it is around 6 km from the city center, it is easy getting around, so we didn't really regard this as a problem. Either bus 102 goes from the hotel to a place near the center from where you can just walk Otherwise you can take on of the busses (67 or 102) and then change halfway to tram 10 or 18 which will both take you to the absolute center of Sofia. We bought a 5 days bus/tram pass (15 lv) so we didn't have to remember buying/stamping tickets every time we entered a vehicle.
Sauna, steam-bath etc. at the hotel are not free of charge and when visiting outside the season you have to kwon some time in advance that you want to use these facilities as they are turned off.
As an example of the very good service at the hotel, one of the days the manager took us by his own car and drove us to the mountains, because he thought it was too long for us to walk to another bus stop. At the hotel, they are all like this and very helpful in every manner!
We really recommend this hotel and we'll go back to this hotel next time we visit Sofia again.