Let's just say I've enjoyed our stay so much I'm writing this before I leave.
Booked online for 4. Very reasonably priced Junior Suite for 4 days booked LAST MINUTE (i.e. the morning we showed up). "Gnadi" greeted us and quickly checked us in and showed us our room. The room has a definite boutique feel to it. The walls are a light purple shade with textured accent walls. The bathroom is spotless, clearly recently redone and the couch is a comfortable fold out and the bed is firm but the pillows very plush. The room was cleaned quickly and well and extra towels were brought quickly when requested. The small balcony has a nice view over the city but does not face the city center - you still have a nice view of the mountains and over the rooftops of the city.
Gnadi is the highlight of this establishment. He clearly places service above all else including restaurant recommendations, directions, calling us cabs, advising us how to get the right ones ("OK" not "CK") and helping us print our boarding passes. We leave at 4AM tomorrow and he called our room to apologize that he couldn't arrange breakfast before we left because there were no bakeshops that he could get ahold of at 11PM to deliver anything. He even had someone wrap some bottles of wine we were taking home. Seriously, the man gets service.
As for location, the hotel's immediate area is meh (lots of auto stuff), but it's proximity to the central square, the nevsky cathedral and the museums is an easy walk on major roads with well paved side walks. Taxis are readily available and the airport is 15 Lev away.
Seriously, stay here. It's not a luxury hotel but it easily is 3 star and the service makes it a solid 4 in my mind (it just can't get there because of the lack of a gym etc) but if you're in Bulgaria for the hotel, you've made a mistake anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named after the small street running throughout almost the whole downtown of Sofia on which Budapest Hotel is located and at the same time with walking distance to important transportation and business venues.The hotel consists of 31 standard rooms, 22 deluxe rooms, 6 corner rooms, 3 studios and a Presidential Suite. ... more less
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