Comfortable and quiet, with helpful staff (limited English, but then I have no Bulgarian!). Fine for a city break of 4 nights. Convenient for big outdoor market, bakeries, small lock up shops, a coupl... more
Comfortable and quiet, with helpful staff (limited English, but then I have no Bulgarian!). Fine for a city break of 4 nights. Convenient for big outdoor market, bakeries, small lock up shops, a couple of bars/coffee places and supermarket locally. Not a fancy area, but seemed quite safe. 10min walk from Serdika Metro station (approx 40 mins direct to airport). Within easy walking distance to most historical buildings and shopping streets/mall.
The bed area of our room was a little cramped (there was too much other furniture. Perhaps all these items are a requirement by GWestern?). Room was clean, though decoration style a little dated (dark wood, cream and dark red, with stripey wallpaper). Tea/coffee tray, fridge, minibar and wall TV provided. The bed was very comfortable. The view (opening windows!) was along the rooftops, so we had an interesting high outlook with little noise from the trams. Traffic was light overnight. The bathroom was well maintained, very clean and spacious (roomy shower/wet room and bidet too). The lobby area was like a dressing room with plenty of hanging space for soggy, snowy clothes, and a large wardrobe (free safe inside).
The reception area was not particularly inspiring, but adequate, with soft seating and a small bar.
Excellent breakfast: an extensive buffet of hot and cold choices (though the warmers under the hot food were not lit), cheeses, veggies and smoked fish, fresh fruit, cereals and yoghurt. Many types of bread and cakes. Brew your own coffee.
We did eat in the restaurant once (not much open in the local area after 7pm late november). We had the place to ourselves. The meal was substantial and good - and good value - the staff helpful.
A clean, comfortable and convenient smaller hotel, with nice staff - just what is needed for a city break. less