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“Potential but not quite there”
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Hotel Anel
Ranked #2 of 132 Hotels in Sofia
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Potential but not quite there”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

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.

Room Tip: As above in the review, beware the suites on the third floor (3C etc...). Very noisy at night.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The hotel is situated in teh Citry Center. on walking distance you can visit the heart of Sofia. Parking available for hotel quests. I stay in an appartment. it was just perfect. In bedroom, the bed was 2,5 X 2,5 m and teh room huge. next door the living room. The bathroom with jacuzzi around 10 sq/m. Very clean with all amenities available. WiFi super fast everywhere in teh hotel. Restaurant in last floor is serving very good quality food. Last surprise for me was teh breakfast, You can find evrything you imagine to eat in good quality and very well prepared. Just perfect and strongly recommended for business and pleasure.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed at anel between the 19th and 22 of june.
We couldn't ask for better experience.
The room was big, clean and fully equipped. Free wifi.
Great service.
The dining room was beautiful and breakfast was great.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed here for two days. Free parking was included (unlike they say on every site).
Huge rooms which look very very well, very clean and we felt very good there.
The restaurant has special food and very tasty, highly recommend it too.
Gave it four stars because of some noise and night and early morning (probably some issues, but they should've said something).
Breakfast was awesome too.
Impressed with the wifi (separate wifi networks for every room) and the fact they had bio products in the bathroom :)

Room Tip: we stayed at 206 which had the windows to the inner yard, very quiet,
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Not the type of hotel for someone used to Hiltons and Sheratons.
Actually, the girst impression is probably not the best.
However, it provides a lot at low cost. Excessively spacious. Two tvs. Fine bathroom. Quiet enough if not a room facing the avenue.
Free wifi. Breakfast included. Free access to fitness room - very decent and sauna. Slippers, robe etc.
They need to do something though with the detergents they use. Very heavy smell. Also, can be slow at reception.
Overall: decent enough, worth it if you want to save some money.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The entire hotel is built with style. Wherever you look you can see famous works. Rooms are well maintained, the restaurant is excellent. Hotel's great location and close to the subway.The breakfast room is a picture gallery

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Good hotel in a very central location (10 min walking distance to city center). We booked a double room, but instead we got a suite with extra living room and small kitchen, which was great! Rooms are clean ans spacious and breakfast buffet in the morning was very good. Buffet included fresh juices, variety in bread and meats as well as yummy fruits. Internet wasn't great as it only worked in the lobby, but didn't bother us too much. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Anel

Property: Hotel Anel
Address: 14 Todor Aleksandrov Blvd., Sofia 1303, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Serdica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#1 Spa Hotel in Sofia
#5 Business Hotel in Sofia
#12 Family Hotel in Sofia
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Anel 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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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