Great location, good pool (not open long enough) and nice breakfast. Given the nice breakfast it's odd that the coffee is awful instant coffee, but you can ask for real coffee (i.e. espresso). Super-helpful and professional daytime staff (compared to the night staff).
Beware the 'free' upgrade to the suites on the third floor, which I had the misfortune of accepting. These suites are above a very noisy bar/restaurant (that is the breakfast room) with throbbing music late into the night, so light sleepers will be kept awake in these suites. Sad, as the suites are spacious and nice. Night staff (especially when dealing with said noise problem) are insincere and lie with their stories that "the manager is not here and so we can't turn the music down" explanation. The saunas in the pool area seem to cost extra. The beds, while big, are a bit on the limp side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LOCATION Centrally located in midtown Sofia, Hotel Anel offers easy access to business, government and banking institutions as we as exclusive shopping areas, tourist attractions and the lively nightlife for both business entertainment and personal downtime. With it unrivalled proximity to the heart of Sofia and less time to commute guests can enjoy longer meetings with clients and business partners or just explore in depth the sites of the city without the hustle of time. CONFERENCE FACILITIES With 6 meeting and conference rooms and 3 additional venues including a The Roof Top Terrace, The M Bar and Restaurant Anel, Hotel Anel offers some of the best and most innovative facilities for any event in the Bulgarian capital. With more than 700 square meters (7500 square feet) of meeting and event space guests are provided with one of the premiere settings for conferences, seminars, annual meetings, board meetings, product launches, discreet business lunches, gala dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings and social occasions. RESTAURANT ANEL Savour fabulous cuisine prepared by our dedicated and professional chefs who are inspired by fresh and healthy ingredients to bring a truly extraordinary and delicious meal. The carefully selected wines to accompany the dinning experience will capture the guests' imagination. The soft brown interior with oil paintings from classical Bulgarian artist creates for the perfect ambience and style, which are further underlined by the floor to ceiling windows giving a quiet view of the surrounding city. Every night form 20.00H - 22.00H the restaurant features live music from our in house pianist.Capacity: 115 seats (with roof garden) Cocktail capacity: 140 peopleOpening hours: 12.00H - 23.00H THE M BAR Tucked away right above the Reception Desk and overlooking the hustle and bustle of the street below M Bar is the quintessential meeting place for morning coffees, light and delicious lunches or dinners, healthy refreshments, alluring cocktails and other swanky beverages. PALMS SPORT The Sport center houses a picturesque 18-meter heated swimming pool with a Venetian bridge cutting across it, a 3 person Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, infra-red sauna, 2 rooms for body treatments and a fitness center with Italian Technogym cardiovascular and muscle-building equipment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anel Hotel Sofia