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“Overall a pleasant experience, including the hotel restaurant”
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Hotel Boris Palace
Ranked #30 of 42 Plovdiv B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Overall a pleasant experience, including the hotel restaurant”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed in the Boris Palace Hotel in May, before the start of the tourist season and were lucky enough to enjoy one of the first nice and warm enough evenings to eat outside on the terrace. The receptionist was also the server and on top of that was also in charge of some of the cooking. She managed everything quite well and we felt treated better than in many other places we had been to the days before. We shared one or two good laughs and chatted for some time -- we were about the only people there due to the time of year.

The rooms are clean - taste is questionable in some of them but the quality of the furniture and also the bed (mattress) is fine. If they are free, definitely take the rooms upstairs. I would prefer the ones overlooking the old town. The rooms downstairs behind the restaurant I would not be able to sleep in because they do not have real windows and I would feel caged. But other than that it is a place that I would recommend.

It's central, it's in the old town and you will still find a place to park your vehicle.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Boris owns this boutique hotel and he runs it efficiently and smoothly. It is a new hotel built into the shell of one of the wonderful old buildings in this part of Plovdiv. The rooms are huge, and all are individually decorated, very well eqipped and spotlessly clean. The bathrooms are small but well fitted. You can use a lift or the stairs.
There is a top level restaurant with a lovely balcony extension. This was ideal from breakfast inside and dinner out. The food was some of the best that my wife and I ate during our travels around Bulgaria. The breakfasts were extensive, though I would have like more local produce when it came to yoghurt, jams and honey and fresh fruit; there was an excellent range of cold meats, breads, etc. The outstanding dish on the dinner menu was the goose liver served on a bed of apple and drizzled with honey. There is an extensive wine list with one or two real stars.
The building work is not yet complete but Boris will be opening the 'Piano Bar' in the next few weeks and he hopes to have the swimming pool completed by Summer 2013.
Boris is a perfectionist and he cares about all the details, all hotels in Plovdiv are expensive but both the accommodation and the restaurant at Hotel Boris are worth every penny.

Room Tip: They can all be viewed on the Hotel website and each one is individually decorated.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kardzhali, Bulgaria
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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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
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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Varna, Bulgaria
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142 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel Boris Palace
Address: Suborna str 49, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Plovdiv Province > Plovdiv
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Ranked #30 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Plovdiv
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boris Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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