Staff was great, Food was great too, location is great. Although I had confirmation from Booking.com the hotel could not find my reservation in there system!! Traffic can be a problem around the hotel.
It was clean, friendly and the breakfast was very good.
Hotel is nice, but the staff, and especialy cleaning personal is for budged hotel.
Very comfortable and well organized hotel. Staff very helpfull and polite. -
It was excellent. The hotel also upgraded our rooms without our asking and without extra payment. That was wonderful. The phone system did not work properly sometimes. (I could make calls with my mobile, so it was not such a big problem) And some of my colleagues had difficulty accessing the high speed internet (LAN).
hotel staff has been very kindly and useful for any request
The spa and health club were some of the best in the world. Had a super massage that made a new person of me. The staff were very cordial.
nice spacious rooms communal areas a bit faded and tatty.
Rooms were large and very comfortable. No breakfast
I liked the location,decor,linen Poor choice of channels on tv, should have free movie channels. No tea making in the room. Ridiculous mini bar prices.
Excellent location and very good service as employees are fully dedicated to customers. The only very bad point is the breakfast : medium quality and very poor choice, not cheap (21€).
Comfort of bed, television and silence Price of food and no parking
Very good staff, very clean and the central location. Breakfast was not included in the price and to have it seperately costed too much.
very comfortable hotel all the staff only too pleased to assist food in the restaurant first class
The wide corridors and soundproof rooms.
Very central location, next to the metro and the pedestrian area. No plugs near the bed to plug in cell phone.
Location Room was not well lit
Luxurious hotel in the centre of Sofia. Excellent hotel staff. Wonderful bed. Great view. Room service rather expensive however prompt.
I loved the room. Very nice and spacious. The bed was comfortable and the spread was nice and warm. The WiFi was good. No unexpected drops while using. I had difficulty sleeping on my last night in the hotel. I was on the second floor and was kept wide awake by the music from downstairs until 4am.
My kids really enjoy the ground-level historical ruins - they were happy climbing up and down them. The location is quite, but very central.
A location is excelent, nearby the most touristic points, the hotel is quite silence, the room is espacious e the hotel offers a very good breakfast. The ar condicionare did not work properly -- 2 dias was only reasoably and one day did not work. The amenities were resctive, one soap for 2 people
Friendly staff, luxury hotel, excellent breakfast, close to the center
the central position optimal for business and leisure, good hotel structure and staff.
Hotel staff very helpfull
Exellent location - exactly in the city center. They merged old Roman walls and modern building - it is amazing: like in museum.
The rooms are spacious and immaculate. The service is sharp and the staff is courteous. We have stayed at this hotel twice already and choose it over other cheaper options for the great service. The wake up call was on time and the cab was waiting for us in the morning as we requested. The restored piece of a Roman coliseum on the ground floor is beautiful.
The food was excellent. The reception staff all spoke perfect English and were very helpful in arranging taxis etc. The hotel's location is also very good.
large, clean and well-kept room - everything looks new!, great room service, great hotel restaurant on the 9th floor - great food and service! you have to wait a long time to get some hot water out of the shower; staff could be more attentive at breakfast - they do not come to you to offer drink, do not ask what you may want, you have to literaly chase them for everything, they do not offer fres juice which one would expect in a 5 star hotel in Sofia. Jaccuzi or a small pool in the wellness center would be good,
Everything top nosh!! Will definitely go back. Great for families with babies and small children!!
location, services and comfort; next time in Sofia we plan to stay at Arena again. no negative comments; staff friendly and cooperative, good location, very comfortable
Older style hotel, renovated a while ago, and pleasant. Good sized room, slightly better than average breakfast with room. Room was very clean, and the staff were excellent. Hotel is 2 blocks from central Metro station "Serdika." Hotel is close to center of town, but one block into a slightly dodgy area with a few strip clubs and gambling bars. There is a strip bar in the basement with signs in the main lobby of the hotel. It's all done rather tastefully, but may not be a place where families will be 100% happy.
Its really wel located. The doors of the shower cabin were broken and it was really difficult to close them. Despite I was on the 6th floor I could hear the traffic noise outside. The main lift is really slow and it even blocked between 5th and 6th floor with me inside. Emergency bell did not work so I wasted 10 minutes inside the lift with no assistance. Finally, the lift suddenly started to work again.
Firendly staff, good location (near the bus and train station adn few steps from the center), clean and spacy room, winter garden!
The location was very convenient for seeing sights of Sofia, the staff friendly, breakfast very good, everything in the room worked properly to include Air Conditioner. Good Internet connection. Building has character, appears to have been built in late 1800s, remodeled twice with last one in 1998. It is close to the street car and you do hear it in the room,did not bother me that much but might a light sleeper. Does share a entrance with a strip club, but not aggressively advertised and can't imagine being a problem, except for a real prude. Bathroom while fully adequate, sort of small.
Reception staff were very helpful
position and price a couple of days we cold not get any breakfast because of too many turists
Hotel staff is exellent. Hotel is in the center of Sofia. No
Position and breakfast I specifically asked for a quiet room and they gave us a small and noisy one . Furthermore they asked me to pay the full stay in advance
the staff, they are very helpfull and friendly.
sightseeing disco ripped you off
Quiet and clean When we ask for taxi the receptionist don't inform (or don't know?) that in Sofia there are 2 terminals in the airport: we risk to loose our fly.
Friendly receptionists. Found it very noisy at night (from the street).
the big bed one blanket for a 2 person bed
helpful staff, central location need to walk up several steps to get to the elevator, which could be a challenge if you carry heavy bags
Staff very welcoming and polite and they spoke excellent english. Very helpful on arrival and on helping us with luggage etc. Very helpful in booking taxis to airport, althougfh unfortunately they did not turn up the next day! It was fine, there were cabs on the street they hailed for us instead. No transparent windows in bedroom, probably related to air conditioning efficiency, but we could not tell what the weather or the view was like! The ordered taxis did not arrive, but they hailed us two cabs. Unfortunately one of them overcharged us for the trip to the airport (20 lev vs the 13 lev it should have been) which was disappointing. Cab no. 91119 just in case!
Very close to everything. Poor breakfast
location, flexibility of staff. I paid extra and upgraded to a better room, which I liked a lot.
Location was great for me, breakfeast was good and the hotel was very clean. Room was very small with no proper window and I would not like to stay in that room for a week. I was there on business for two nights and only used the room for sleeping.
The really good thing about this hotel is its location! Step outside and your in the middle of all the streets for shopping etc! there was no window in our room and thats ok if air conditioning is working properly. Also the fact that tea and coffee were not complimentary in your room, but had to be paid for
It was very central and had a very relaxed athmosphere
cleanliness of your room
Friendly and efficient staff. Organised Airport transfers. Good clean linen on the Beds.Two Small Bars or Dining Room with good food Internet link can be very slow at times
The athmosphere was warm Nothing
very nice hotel keep the good work breakfast is poor
very nice room. location exceptionnel in center.
Nicely designed, very central, very helpful staff Sofia is hot in the Summer. Would have been nice to have a pool
Comfortable bed, great blackout curtain, good wifi, modern design, artistic furniture, convenient central location, excellent breakfast Glass see-through bathroom was awkward, shower wasn't sealed well and flooded bathroom, temperature control didn't work well and room was always too hot or too cold, expensive compared to other 4 star hotels.
The hotel was very cosy and excellently located. The staff friendly and the breackfast very fresh. Very nice room but too small and I would have liked to see some fresh flowers.
Very nice hotel, good service, great rooms with modern desgin. Hotel is centrally located on main shopping street, close to restaurants and bars.
nice art hotel, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, very central an quiet according to staff no double rooms with single beds; only ok if you are traveling as a couple
helpful..friendly..bright and cheerful with excellent English. Room a little small, but it was just a two night stop over.
Very nice location in the centre of Sofia. The interior of the hotel is really stunning. The mosaic, the furniture, the bad, the corridors.. not typical, but very nice. Design is all over the place. A nice bar to have a drink. The sub-level where you have to eat is a bit kitch.
Nice staff, wireless working perfectly, right in the centre
Exceptionally helpful staff
Good location, near center of city,very cleaned,good price. The refrigator and the aircondition doesnt worked.(Room 503). Also at bathroom sometimes we had water for shower and sometimes stopped(for 5-10 seconds).
The location was excellent, right in the city centre. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful. Room was average size, very clean with nice bathroom and facilities. For 50 euro a night, this was excellent value and I would recommend it to anyone coming to Sofia for a short stay who needs a place to relax after a day of sightseeing.
The hotel is very charming and all in good taste and artistic. There's an excellent benefit-cost for it.
Location Bed and shower size
Nice room Very small hall. Small bathroom
very central walking distance to plenty of sites/ bars/ shopping malls. Fine comfortable room. staff friendly Services :- no bar open on my particular w/end otherwise nice restaurent. Cleanlines:- carpet badly stained needs good shampoo.
Centrally located - Very good noise insulation - Wi-Fi free of charge - Professional Staff
Exceptional choice!!!!! Nothing negative..Nothing at all..Free parking space, clean & comfort rooms, great staff, great location...I recommend it!!!!!!! Everything was Great!!! No complains what so ever.
The hotel was extremely well placed for the city centre. It was comfortable enough and clean but my stay was brief. My only complaint would be that the bed was a touch small for two, though I was on my own - so not a problem for me - but it was too soft and the pillows were well past their sell-by date.
Very central location, small rooms but tastefully decorated, very clean. Quiet. Staff helpful. The air conditionning was very loud (and woke us up everytime it switched on). The beds are small (160cm wide) and there are no twin beds rooms (i.e. for kids)
Small hotel with helpful and warm staff
Location and Decor Had to keep window closed to sleep trams very noisy, no lift.
This is the second time I visit this hotel. it is down town very close to all sightseeings and the market. The personel is very kind and helpful (english speakers) and the rooms very comfortable. I think this small hotel is the best choice for Sofia cause it's really cheap, clean and in a very good location. the small bathroom was a little bit annoying,but after my second visit I had already got used to it. Overall was really good for the money we paied.
comfy beds, very good location room cold, breakfast not 'english'
Location Too many stairs,shower in toilet and low beds
Friendly helpful staff
Bathroom/toilet in 2sqm, no cabin at all No hot water on day, included continental breakfast poor
Cool design of rooms No internet access in the room, No elevator for luggage
location; friendly personnel