Stayed from 14/05/14 to 19/05/14 with my wife on B&B terms, the visit was to support Team GB in the European Gymnastics Championships. This hotel was within a ten minute walking distance of the arena.
The area was not far from the university with a supermarket at the end of the road which was convenient as it opened late. We did a lot of walking around the area and felt safe even if the area appeared to be slightly run down.
Friendly efficient staff at the front desk who ensured that booking in and out was very quick and easy. There were two bars one in the lobby and the sky bar on the 7th floor with great views over the city a nice place to have a drink in the evening the drinks were not expensive which is the norm for hotels .
Stayed in an apartment on the 6th floor, which consisted of a large sitting room with comfortable furniture a bedroom on suite bathrooms with a second wash room and rap around balcony. The bed was comfortable and provided a good night’s sleep. The apartment was clean.
The breakfast was ok nothing to write home about there were the usual options including scrambled eggs, fruit, cold meat, cereals and cheeses. The meals in the evening were of a reasonable standard especially the fish dishes and the roast potatoes were very, very good. We ate in the restaurant three evenings the prices of the meals provided good value. The chef has to work on his/her pastries not great and lack of choice.
If you are attending a function at the arena and do not want to be getting cabs all the time I would recommend this hotel. There is a new mall a fifteen minute walk down from the arena which is worth a visit plenty of food options, and if you like walking it is about a forty minute walk into the city centre, you could also take a cab. Need to improve WIFI in the rooms was not good during our visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN Hotel EUROPE is a four-star hotel offering all facilities and services expected by the international travelers and the business community. The wonderful location, luxury rooms, stylish restaurant and bars, convenient services make BEST WESTERN Hotel EUROPE one of the most exciting places in Sofia for rest and entertainment.The closest hotel to Arena Armeec Sofia ( only 10 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes driving by car) and 10 minutes walking distance to Joliot Curie subway station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Europe
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- Sofia Best Western