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Downtown Hotel
Ranked #56 of 133 Hotels in Sofia
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I booked a single room this summer for 5 days. It's a good choice with proper price, convenient location and excellent service. I'll give all 5 and If I go sofia again, it's the choice.
One pity is about the socket to convert from European standard to other countries. I can borrow one from the front-desk, however, it can not suit mine.

Room Tip: early reservation may helps
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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eTel_ltd, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Mr. David,

Thank you for being our guest and your positive appraisal. Yes, for your next visits, you can ask anytime our personnel members to place a socket at yours disposal or whatever other facilities and services you may need. Our team is 24/7 at your disposal and expects you upon your next visit to Sofia!

Best Regards,
Hotel Downtown, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stayed for almost a week in 2013.
If you are on your business trip in Sofia, this is a good hotel. Clean, stylish and good service. The hotel is located 10-15 min walk from center of Sofia. Good also for vacation or romantic purposes and if you are looking for the comfortable place to stay for a week, this is the one. Bar next to the lobby is quite useful as well.
Friendly staff and professional. Nice breakfast too!

Room Tip: Ask for a superior level to have a better view.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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eTel_ltd, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Mr. Alex,

Thank you for choosing our hotel and your great recommendation! We are pleased that you as a guest of “Downton hotel” feel contented by our services and hotel features. If you are coming for a longer stay, remember to ask for a long-stay offer!

Best Regards,
Downtown Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Downtown hotel for a week, while participating in a nearby conference. Everything about it was great, including the location, the rooms, the friendly staff and the excellent breakfast.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Shachar M
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eTel_ltd, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Dear Mr. Mirkin,

Thank you for the recommendation and the nice words for the hotel. Our staff is working hard to be able to give the guests the service, they deserve. We are always happy when someone appreciates the effort and shares it with the world.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in June. Good service from friendly staff. The hotels best asset. Breakfast was pleasant. Rooms are a generous size. A little dated decor, but clean and comfortable. The location is also good - short walk to the centre of Sofia. Recommended as a value hotel in a nice capital city.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank winksie
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Sophia in Bulgaria where I stayed at the Downtown hotel.

The room was a fair proportion and was clean, the staff friendly and professional, Alas I think I fell unlucky as for two of my 4 nights I was awoken at around 1,30 am by my neighbours extremely loud TV.
The second evening appeared to be party night on my floor with constant shouting, banging of doors, knocking on doors, screaming and general joviality, which normally is acceptable, but at 3-30 to 4.30 am is nothing more than intolerable.

One of the major problems with this hotel are the extremely load closing doors,and even when they are closed with consideration they are still load enough to wake up the entire floor !

My remaining two evenings were greatly improved, by the lack of party goers and door bangers !!

The collection service from the airport to the hotel was efficient and I would recommend it and cost approx 10 Euro`s,

The hotel location was good with a 10 min gentle walk into the main town/ shopping and park area`s.

The airline lost my luggage, however the reception looked after the necessary and received it for and on my behalf just before midnight.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

I had a room on the top floor overlooking the city. Nice view but you have to stand on the chair to see out the window. The room was outdated by North American standards but absolutely functional and fully serviced - except there was no alarm clock. Internet was included and easily available without any extra hoops to go through. Breakfast buffet was bacon/eggs/cereal/yogurt etc so definitely filling. The staff were all friendly. The shuttle to the airport was 10 euros. The downtown is very close by and you can walk around and visit bakeries, restaurants, clothes shopping very easily. I'd stay there again for sure.

Room Tip: You can't see out the windows on the top floor but the view is nice if you stand on a chair
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Annie6472
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

As the name says, this hotel is located downtown Sofia. It id only two blocks away from the culture centre, and close to the walking district. Nice large rooms, good breakfast, and good service. There is also a Starbucks really close, as well as many restaurants.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
Thank Jsetsaas
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Additional Information about Downtown Hotel

Address: stadionVasil Levski 27, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Sofia
#32 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
Price Range: £61 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the day absorbing all the vibrant culture, exclusive shopping and distinctive cafés that the capital has to offer, then return to the deluxe hospitality of the 4-star hotel Downtown, Sofia, Bulgaria.Located in the Sofia city centre the boutique hotel is within walking distance from the major financial institutions, historical sites and tourist attractions, in close proximity to the National Palace of Culture.Sofia International Airport as well as the Central Bus & Rail Stations are 15 minutes drive.Known for its unique architecture, elegant interior and attentive service, this luxurious 9-storey building combines home-style coziness and a peaceful atmosphere.Hotel Downtown comprises of 59 stylish rooms and suites with intimate atmosphere, all of them elegantly appointed and offering a comprehensive range of facilities: soundproof windows, working area, free high-speed Wi-Fi internet, individually controlled air conditioning, in-room safe, satellite/pay TV, minibar. En-suite bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, telephone and extended choice of bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers are available to the guests.Restaurant seating 45 guests, lobby bar, 24-hour room service, 2 conference rooms, business centre, minibus transportation from/to Sofia Airport, non-smoking floors, laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, free of charge car parking complete the guests’ pleasant stay. ... more   less 
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