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“good location, but nothing else” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Stivan Iskar

Hotel Stivan Iskar
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Hotel Stivan Iskar
Ranked #112 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Skradin, Croatia
1 review
“good location, but nothing else”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

the room was very old and smelly, the staff was very slow and uninteresting for as. we found cockroach in bathroom. only good thing about this hotel is location. and it is not cheap for what you can get.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Though the location of the hotel is superb, the whole room smelled with cigarette smoke, the linens and the sofa were quite old. We had a strong allergy after sleeping in the room. The window goes out on tram rails, so it's also quite noisy at night.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Hotel Stivan Iskar is an excellent BUDGET accomodation. They are located about 20 minutes from the train station and 10 minutes from central Sofia where all the sights are. The staff is great and Toni at the front desk is super helpful and very pleasant. The price is right for a budget accomodation where the rooms are clean.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

I slept good there and it's a nice hotel but was hesitant to open my door because of smell of cigarettes. The owner said it's completely non smoking but she smoked in the lobby and the night shift person smoked a lot in the lobby and smoke came up to the corridors.

Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

It's tough to find a place in a country where it's difficult to navigate if you don't speak Bulgarian! This place is a safe/clean/convenient place to stay while in Sofia for a day or 2 or if you're on a layover for 60-70levs/nt. The location is a 10-20lev cab ride to the airport and the hotel reception will call you an 'OKCity' cab (the legit cab company that won't rip you off). Their suite rooms are better than the smaller rooms - beds are firm, but clean. But if you're on a budget, you can get a room with a shared bath and those are just fine as well. There isn't AC, so in the summer, might be a little hot. There's a tram line that runs nearby that starts at 5am, but it's pretty quiet overall. It's family run, so you don't have to worry about safety. Very convenient to all of the sites and places to eat.

You can ask the staff to show the room options before you sign up for something. I've stayed there 2x in 3 years and have walked in everytime.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chocojuju
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

Being that our first frugal (hostel) lodging choice was fully booked......a bit of scrambling (via referrals) led us to the Hotel Iskar. Turned out to be quite a (superior) surprise!
Highlights Included;
- a VERY convenient central location......within an easy 15 minute walk to most of the major city sights......even within a brisk 20 minute walk to the Central Train/Bus Stations.
Trams, one of which runs along the street out front, are also easily accessible options.
- Even with the occasional street tram traffic, the Iskar is tucked away in a relatively quiet, tucked-away "neighborhood" of small shops, restaurants, residences, etc...
- Staff were quite hospitable.........and adequately multilingual.

Would, without question, stay here again!
Another great value option for the Frugal Balkan Traveler.

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Stivan Iskar
Address: Iskar str 11B, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Suites
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Ranked #112 of 130 Hotels in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stivan Iskar 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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