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“Quiet hotel in the heart of Sofia” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gloria Palace Hotel
Ranked #69 of 128 Hotels in Sofia
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Quiet hotel in the heart of Sofia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

Not much to look at from the outside, the hotel is a good budget option close to all the central attractions. Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast plain but plentiful and well stocked minibars that don't require a mortgage.

Price and location made this a good choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Darley Dale, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

this is a really wonderful place as central as needed so ease of sight seeing is perfect.Hotel staff all very pleasant and all speak english without a problem.Rooms spacious and nicely furnished hot water was not excessive but adequate for a quick shower.Breakfast also the usual eastern european continental with a reasonable choice of everything to start the day must say the coffee was excellant and as much as you wanted.The winter garden bar was well stocked with drinks and the service second to none and for those who wanted it was a smoking enviroment which is pleasing to see there is a notice saying this before you entered so it wasn't a shock to the anti smoking brigade,the rest of the hotel is basically non smoking so they cater for all.We had room service several times and the quality service and value is very good.Overall this is a good choice 3 star hotel and we would visit again .

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

Stayed there one night only but that was enough. No hot water. No heating except that one from air conditioning (which is noisy). Paid almost 60 Euro (prices can be as high as 80) and that was no fun at all. Use it only as a last resort...

Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

i had stayed there for 4 nights... nightmare.. small bathroom, old furniture, door that dind't close, window that didn't close, small parking place (only 10 cars for a 6 floor hotel), poor breakfast... noisy but the room service exlent!!! really really good...
the price at reception 125 euros / single room.. booking throug agency 50 euros....
poor internet conection... and i mean really poor... need like 2 minute for opening google.com

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2009

I had heard that it is hard to get smoke free rooms in Sofia. But when I stepped out of the lift to go to my room I was pleased to see a notice that said it was a smoke-free corridor and there was no smell of cigarettes in the corridor or my room.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke English. The breakfast were good, real orange juice and apricot juice, croissants, three varieties of cereal, yoghurts, a small selection of cooked breakfast items, cheese and cold meats. The only complaint was that the sliced bread was a bit dried out.

The room was a good size and the air conditioning unit very quiet. The water had to be run for some time before it was hot, but it did get there, you just needed patience and not think about how much water you were wasting.

The hotel is in an excellent location in the centre of Bulgaria.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gloria Palace Hotel

Property: Gloria Palace Hotel
Address: bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 20, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 128 Hotels in Sofia
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,397 - ₹ 3,341
Hotel Class:4 star — Gloria Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by history and culture, this center city hotel exceeds the expectations of both business and leisure travelers. Located in the heart of downtown Sofia, Gloria Palace Hotel is connected to the vibrant shopping, sports and attractions of the Bulgarian capital. The hotel is only steps away from the main administrative, financial and commercial sites of the capital. ... more   less 
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