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“Nice hotel not to be confused with Hotel Art also in the Centre of Sofia”
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Arte Hotel
Ranked #60 of 133 Hotels in Sofia
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice hotel not to be confused with Hotel Art also in the Centre of Sofia”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Nice hotel not to be confused with Hotel Art also in the Centre of Sofia.
Nice basic room, with friendly staff in a good position close to the mineral water springs.
Clean, friendly staff and nice morning breakfast.
Good value for money modern no frills hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The hotel is located in a fantastic location next to the Ministry Building, opposite the Party House and close to the President’s building.

The hotel is within 10mins walk to Alexander Nevski Cathedral and a short walk to other sites in Sofia.

The standard room is not large but a decent size and is fine for a couple. The bathroom is also not large but an ok size. Both room and bathroom was clean.

The staff are friendly and helpful. They helpfully called a taxi for us to the airport and made sure the taxi driver understood which terminal we wanted.

The only complaint was the room was unbelievably too warm even though we did not have the heater on all trip. We were there in April and the daytime temperature was in the high teens. We had to open the window in the middle of the night. Still don’t understand why the room was so hot but when we told reception the room cooled down. I suppose this is a plus if visiting in winter as the room is very warm with both a normal heater and under floor heating in both the room and the bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed at the Arte for two nights in late April. The location is close to all that is good in Sofia and the hotel is run efficiently and professionally. At 10 euros extra per person for breakfast we breakfasted in nearby coffee shops but all else was good. The hotel is a 5 lev taxi fare from the bus station.
The staff were professional and helpful.

Room Tip: The windows are doubled glazed so the rooms are quiet, but if you like fresh air at night choose a r...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

This time I chose the hotel based on the reviews and the location. Right in the centre of Sofia, Hotel Arte is a good base for exploring the city. The people in the reception were nice and professional but didn't offer much information.

My room on 3rd floor was nicely furnished and had all the normal amenities. It was slightly too hot because the sun apparently warmed it during the day and air conditioning doesn't work before summer (after freezing the previous night in the mountains in an unheated hotel that was not so bad). The bathroom was clean and fragrant.

My only complaint is about the noise which, on the other hand, is natural in the centre. Because of the temperature I had to keep the window open for some time, and even when it was closed the traffic noise disturbed a bit.

Room Tip: Better avoid the rooms facing the main street because there is heavy traffic
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Very nice and clean hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Burgas, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

excellent location, right in the city centre, and it does have limited parking outside which is right next to a police booth.

The price for one night for one person with breakfast was 60.75 eur, which to be honest was only 20 euros less than a the cheapest price that I was quoted from a five star close by.

The reception is tiny and I was surprised to find that it is actually a very small hotel,

The room was reasonable with good facilities and was clean and warm, although it must be the softest mattress I have ever slept on which I found unsupportive.

The staff were pleasant and helpful however, room service only works during daytime with no night time service whatsoever which was unexpected and inconvenient, there was no bar or seating area to work in or to have a coffee.

Overall the hotel is in a great location with good facilities at a reasonable price.....would I stay again?.....to be honest yes, but only after trying one of the five star hotels close by first, as for an extra 20 euros the facilities would be much better, and the location equally good

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Arte Hotel
Address: Dondukov Blvd 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Poduyane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #60 of 133 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Arte Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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