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“A very lucky break!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Art Otel

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Art Otel
Ranked #48 of 131 Hotels in Sofia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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56 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“A very lucky break!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

I had the name Arte Hotel, a lone taxi driver at the bus station who had no clue where that might be (I had forgotten to write the address down) but he looked something up and took me to Art Otel instead! Which fortunately had rooms. Very lovely surprise. Comfy room but a cold day so staff gave me a small heater to make sure I really was all comfy and cozy! Extra service goes a long way when you're tired and cold after a long bus ride. The location is perfect as well, right in the center and in a rather artsy district. Seemed to be lots of good restaurants around and little markets. Hotel also recommended "United Europe" Free Walking Tours, an approximately three hour walk around historic Sofia with a very knowledgeable young woman. Breakfast was good, plenty of choice. This lovely little hotel made my Sofia time rich and rewarding. I keep forgetting to add, every hotel I've stayed in has had free wifi that has worked well---and windows that open. In this aspect Europe is way ahead of U.S.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

I have stayed in this hotel over a number of years for period ranging one night to a month. On this occassion I returned for one night on business after a gap of a year. I am pleased to report it is still a good small friendly hotel. It is in the heart of Sofia and provides good value accomodation that is near to all the shops and restaurants. If you want clean good value accomodation near to the shops, restaurants, museums and theatres this is it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

I've stayed at this hotel numerous times in the last three years. During my last stay, I noticed that the service, the breakfast quality and the room quality has diminished. My room was like a cave with improper lighting. The breakfast was terrible. The once charming hotel is making cuts while keeping its price point. This is NOT a four star or three star hotel. I'll give it two stars.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

Good price on hotels.com for a stopover from tryavna for early morning flight next day.Right in the middle of the old quarter right next to principal buildings and a shopping arcade just around the corner.Comfortable bed and tidy room ,good shower so just right for a rest and roam and sleepover.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2009

Nice hotel, helpful reception. Located in the center in a small street. The hotel building is about the only one renovated. Our room (premium room) was very large and had a large terrasse looking at a poor neighborhood. Buffet breakfast is served in a nice room and offers a large selection. The hotel also offers a navette service from the airport but I think this service is over-priced at 30 Euros. It should cost much less by taxi.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Köln
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2009

Searched many sites looking for opinions on hotels in Sofia; especially as were travelling with two small children. Came across Art Otel, and based on the fact that it had no negative feedback, apart from one guest about the breakfast, I booked the room. We were pleasantly surprised, it is very central and the reception staff were very friendly and hepful. We had a room with one large bed, enough room for us all and it was clean and bright. Breakfast was also adequate, with something for every taste, the only criticism would be the times.... a bit too short. But would recommend it to anyone visiting Sofia.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Nicosia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2008

Attractive Boutique hotel, classic 20's style facade leading into a tasteful and stylish reception area.
Well sited in the heart of Sofia, only a few yards from all the main shopping areas and within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions.
All the staff that I met spoke reasonable English and check in and check out were both handled with grace and efficiency.
It is a small hotel (only 22 rooms) but it has the quality and luxury ambience of the larger 5 star hotels (but not the facilities). The rooms are of a good size, well furnished, good air conditioning and pleasing little extras. The bathroom was above average. The dining room served quality food in surroundings well up to the quality of the reception area and bedrooms.
All in all a quality hotel at reasonable prices.

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  • Disliked — The grotty side street it is sited in
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Art Otel
Address: 44 William Gladstone Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Otel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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