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“Intimate Best Western” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thracia Hotel
Ranked #6 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Intimate Best Western”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Proves to show that even big chains can come up with some surprises.Htl situated in a quiet tree lined street off the main shopping boulevard where all sights are within walking distance.Excellent personnel who seem to enjoy their duties ... a very big thank you to Mr Dido on reception who did try to help because of a hitch on my airline booking.The hotel only serves breakfast which unfortunately although nicely displayed for some particular reason the hot plate didn't seem to function...nothing worse than a cold sausage or for that matter cold fried eggs! to be fair the manager seemed to be aware about it and was trying his beat on the 2nd day to sort it out....all in all good value for money considering wireless internet is available throughout...do give it a try when visiting...next door you ill find a v good Hungarian rest PRI YAFATA where weather permitting food is served on the terrace....the coffee is excellent in Sofia and the city abounds with cafes.. great monastries and church...warm locals....word of warning though most pavements are uneven and potholed so do take care!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed in the hotel for a long weekend. The location is nothing short of brilliant, in the very heart of the city. Given we spent our days outside and only needed the comfy bed and shower plus breakfast, we didn't get much.

The breakfast was attended by a group of young girls, who typically take 4 to 5 attempts to serve a cappucino. Keep it simple and avoid rocket science like decaf or macchiato. Coffee plus milk works the same bar the foam, so spare yourself the early morning hassle of questioning "how hard can it be" and just order plain. Sausages were overcooked beyond edibility, scrambled eggs were stale. Fruit bar was average like most other things.

The room was murky and cold, the air-conditioning did not heat at any setting. Minibar was not stocked at arrival (please be sure to check), bathroom was a disaster with ventilation as noisy as a passing jet. Picture attached is showing the bathroom ceiling, which as you can see is leaking. So much for a hotel with any stars at the door.

Worst part was the bed - we have never stayed at a hotel with that poor of comfort, the bed sheets + pillows were synthetic and disgusting to touch and feel, the bed gave us both back pain.

With a minor upgrade of your budget, you can stay at better places than this one. Do not let your loyalty card guide you into this one. Unless they have the last room in a snow storm during atomic winter, we are not staying there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the inside yard - may not be the most spectacular view but it is quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Great Hotel - good location, beautiful rooms, good service
THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!! Really amazing.
It is really worth it to go just for the breakfast.....
They have a garage for the car (big plus if you have a car since no parking in the center area...)
Also - we spent a little more and got an AMAZING suite on the 7th floor with a huge balcony. I recommend it!

Room Tip: Add a little extra and take the suite on the 7th floor with 2 or 3 rooms and an amazing balcony!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AleXfendeR
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Miami
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221 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

I guess everyone has the same comments. Good size room, comfortable bed, plenty of room to walk around, a thermostat that works. Television that works not so much choices. Excellent breakfast especially the fresh juices made on order, the coffee is good one of the best in Bulgaria. Staff is friendly. safe in the room , yes it is small but for money and passport excellent. Location is good if you have to stay in the center. Next door is one of the most typical Bulgarian restaurant "yafata". Nothing to criticized really. Shower is very good and working.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pdnirc
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Room: Good size, plenty of space to move around. Clean. Cozy bed. Equipped with a fridge, a safety box (althought it was not big enough for a netbook/ipad). A complimentary bottle of water was provided. My view was towards Solunska street. And even though it was in February and my window was open, I woke up sweating sometimes at night. Other than those very small inconveniences, I would rate the bedroom as excellent. Always nice to go to back to a nice room after a day sightseeing.

Bathroom: Good size. Shower only. Amenities for 2 persons even though I was travelling solo. Clean. That gets a thumbs up from me.

Location: Very good. 3-5 minutes walk to Bulevard Vitosha. 5-10 minutes walk to the nearest tram stop (direct connection to the train station). There were two convenience shops nearby.

Breakfast: I was always greeted very friendly and with a smile by the girl at the breakfast room. Breakfast selection was very good. After reading information on breakfast in Bulgaria, the breakfast at Thracia hotel came above my expectation. For those who did not want the buffet, they had an a la carte menu (eggs, pancakes, coffee, fres juice) free of charge. The breakfast tables and room were always dressed up quite nicely.

Staff: Polite and friendly. I had to print out my boarding pass and when I wanted to pay the girl working at the business corner/room said I did not have to because it was only 2 pages. Thumbs up for this service. When I asked for a transfer to the airport, the receptionist arranged a taxi for me and gave me a price estimation (which was correct, 10-15 leva). I was prepared to pay the 15-euro hotel shuttle for safety reason because I had to leave at 3.30 am but they assured me that the taxi they called for me was safe.

Internet: Free. Worked very well for the duration of my stay - in the room and in the breakfast room.

Price: Very good for what I got - nice, big, clean room with good bed, good location, good breakfast and free internet.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank damsca
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Stockholm, Sweden
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153 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

This hotel is in downtown Sofia, there is plenty to do around there. The room was impeccable and not expensive. The staff was real nice, they arranged anything I wanted. When I was late for breakfast, they sent it to my room (huge breakfast) free of charge. I've stayed in many hotels in Bulgaria, and like everywhere else, there are good and bad. I recommend this hotel for the convenience, because it's clean, the staff is well trained. This is how I expect a hotel to be.

Room Tip: The hotel is new, but if you want extravaganza, then you should tell them you want that... they have...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C0CKR0ACH
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Wroclaw
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263 reviews
262 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The staff was very nice, specially at the reception. Hotel is in 3 minutes walking distance from Boulevard Vitoscha. Outstandingly clean hotel, room, bathroom. Breakfast was good, variety of food, drinks, fruit, meals. Parking is a bit complicated. Poor inernet signal.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pawel_WRO
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Property: Thracia Hotel
Address: ul.Solunska 30, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly BEST WESTERN PREMIER Thracia Hotel)
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Thracia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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