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“Charming and very friendly hotel”
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Hotel Boris Palace
Ranked #28 of 45 Plovdiv B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We were recommended to this lovely hotel in the centre of the old town and as 2 couples would highly recommend to others. The high standard of rooms and interior decoration were well worth the price and the air conditioning was a huge relief as it was a very hot and humid July. The hotel is a short walk from the old roman amphitheatre that is still used for regular performances and the streets are cobbled with beautiful traditional Bulgarian buildings. The old town is pedestrianised but cars are allowed through so if you are refused entry, simply call Boris the owner. He was an extremely friendly and genuine chap and the waitress is a real gem. She had taken on rearing a small bird that had fallen from it's nest and amazingly it perched on her shoulder while she went about her chores, a real Dr Doolittle!
Breakfast was continental with delicious pastries and generous servings. Lunch was also beautifully presented and very tasty too. The beds were very large and comfortable and the on-suite bathrooms had super power showers. Both rooms had a terrace and inside it was very quiet with the windows shut (the only disturbance came from people outside in the street). The hotel itself was very relaxed and peaceful and all 4 of us were very happy we had chosen to stay here.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the property are quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

The owner of this place is insane and violent with his clients! dont you even think about staying or dining at this establishment. We were visiting plovdiv with the kids and were looking for a place to stay the night. To check out the place we decided to have dinner first - and then gently ease into a good night's rest. However, we quickly realized that this might turn out to be not our idea of a night restfully spent.

As a start, we noticed that we were the only people in the place - which was already a bit puzzling, but decided to give it a try. After waiting for 1.5hrs to get our food we started to become a bit frazzled. Then, our real experience in the hotel and with the hotel's owner started. Out of the blue the owner rushed into the restaurant garden and turned off the little water fountain around which our kids were playing and started accusing us that they had broken something. We of course got up and looked indeed if this was the case - with the intention to cover any damage that might have been done. As we found out, and the owner agreed with us, indeed nothing was amiss or out of order and we went back to our seats.

But the story continued - as you can imagine by the 90th minute of waiting for our food, we made a remark that it was taking a bit too long - not realizing that the waitress was actually the owner's daughter! It did dawn on us that we had made a 'mistake' to complain about the service, only after the owner suggested that he was going to kick us out of his house, clearly annoyed that we were unhappy with his daughter's service!!! We were shocked - to top it off, the owner suggested that we were now intruding in his private home (!) and he was going to call the police. (To be fair, we actually also wanted to call the police as the owner was becoming almost physically violent, and frankly we became a little scared). In any case, we called for the check and decided to leave him in his privacy.
oh, and did i mention that this place is about 2x overpriced for what its worth? It's your call.

Room Tip: There is a construction going on on the side with the 'views' so be careful with that.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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BorisPalace, The daughter of the owner, waitress at Hotel Boris Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

Thank you for the comment Miss! Our guests have seen and will see if this is truth. Just want to notice that this woman wasn`t a guest of the hotel. Her family were very nice people, had came before and loved the hotel. Even after her rude words against us we send greetings to the other part of her family!

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Reviewed 10 June 2012

My Wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights and would highly recommend it.

We liked the reviews on TripAdvisor and a friend from Plovdiv also suggested it.

I booked the apartment on the third floor. It was charming and also had a balcony. There was plenty of room with a coule of comfy chairs, a fridge and plenty more.

The owner, Boris, was a good host and a laugh. His Daughter, Christine, was always he;pful and spoke good English.

We were the only people stayiing for most of the stay and the hotel was rather quite because of it. Sad really as I bet it would be buzzing.

Boris has amazing plans for the hotel and he showed us downstairs. There will be a Piano Bar with a glass table through which you can see the basement swimming pool. I would return just to see that.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Small family hotel; it`s possible to feel the personal touch; good breakfast; very nice view; very good location for visiting old Plovdiv;

Room Tip: room with window.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The location was fantastic, in the center of the old town and a cheap (3-5 lev) and quick taxi ride from the bus station. It was easy to walk everywhere and it is surrounded by charming houses and winding stone roads. The hotel itself is comfortable and sweet - well decorated, comfortable room, and the breakfast was delicious and varied. Just be careful to check the rooms before checking because some just have artificial light. My only complaint is the gruffness of the owner. The daughter couldn't have been friendlier or more hospitable but I didn't get the same warm feelings from the owner. I wouldn't let it stop you from staying here [he was accommodating (ex: letting us leave our bags at the hotel after checking out) ], but just feel ready for brusque behavior and comments.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Gracious welcome, good restaurant, ok breakfast, spacious suite.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

The hotel offers well maintained web site, where you may check and book exactly the unit at your preferences, as each one is unique in style. The location is in the ancient town of Plovdiv offering a range of museums, handicraft shops, charming coffees and restaurants, also a couple of minutes away from the city main shopping street and a few night clubs. So far the hotel is a small boutique one, the staff knows the guests by name without being too familiar in behavior, you may arrange the exact time for chambermaid service and the breakfast. I took a room on a higher floor and enjoyed the nice view, but very comfortable rooms, without daylight, are available at a very reasonable price at lowest floors. All areas of the hotel are marked with art works and although being small separately, they are very well maintained and decorated. You really feel the place as detail orientated and with passionate approach to what they do. I do recommend it!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Suborna str 49, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Plovdiv Province > Plovdiv
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Ranked #28 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Plovdiv
Price Range: £52 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boris Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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