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70 out of 100

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Sofia Balkan Palace

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8.2

Good (5,169 ratings)

Sofia, Bulgaria - 

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280 m Sofia Central Mineral Baths

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840 m Bulgarian Parliament

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980 m Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Hotel Overview

**Sofia Balkan Palace** is a highly regarded hotel, celebrated for its elegance and the quality of its services. However, its reputation is not without its challenges, as guests' reviews reveal a mix of satisfaction and concerns. The assessment of Sofia Balkan Palace shows a balanced view between its commendable offerings and areas awaiting improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Breakfast

Atmosphere

  1. Outstanding Location: Its central location allows easy access to key tourist sights and amenities.
  2. Luxurious Rooms: Guests praise the comfortable and well-appointed rooms.
  3. Exemplary Staff: The service provided by the hotel staff is frequently described as attentive and professional.
  4. Historic Elegance: Many appreciate the hotel's historic charm and architectural beauty.
  5. Quality Dining: The on-site restaurant receives compliments for its delicious cuisine and varied menu.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

Entertainment

  1. Pricey: Some guests feel the accommodation is overly expensive for what it offers.
  2. Noisy Environment: Complaints about noise pollution from the surrounding area affecting guests' comfort.
  3. Limited Parking: Challenges with parking availability have been a point of frustration for those traveling by car.
  4. Outdated Facilities: Parts of the hotel are seen as needing renovation or updates.
  5. Wi-Fi Issues: Several reviews mention unreliable Wi-Fi connectivity within the hotel premises.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Gym

Gym

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Housekeeping

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Total 5,169 Reviews

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8.2

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8.2

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booking

4,357 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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expedia

812 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 373 times

6% Negative84% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Carla Myers3 months ago
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What a beautiful hotel. The location was idyllic - right in the centre of town and just at the end of the main pedestrian street. The building is historic, grand and majestic - and our room was lovely. Breakfast was incredible - so much variety, so many fresh fruits and hot items. It was a true decadent feast. The parking was a little difficult, there were only 5 spaces and we had to pay 21€, but at least it was right outside and we got a space.

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Eve R4 months ago

Fantastic stay here in the Sofia Balkan Palace. The Hotel has a beautiful and grand interior. Spotlessly clean on the inside from the public areas to the bedroom. Bedroom was beautiful- so modern and loved the decor. Bed very comfortable, slept well. The shower was the highlight. Breakfast was very relaxed, lots of tasty options. Had dinner on one evening and very tasty. Staff through out the Hotel are very polite, friendly and willing to help. ||Location - Right beside the Metro so easy to get around. Close to the airport. City centre.||This was our first time to visit Sofia, such an amazing experience. We will be visiting Sofia again and staying in this Hotel again. Great experience

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 241

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Number of floors 6

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1956

WiFi Quality

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Idle

5

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75

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62

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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What's nearby

Sofia Central Mineral Baths

280 m

Bulgarian Parliament

840 m

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

980 m

Sofia University

1.12 km

National Palace of Culture

1.26 km

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Getting around

Serdika Station

140 m

Sofia Central Station

3 km

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Airports Nearby

Sofia Airport (SOF)

8.5 km

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Restaurants

Happy Bar & Grill

140 m

Largo

140 m

Spaghetti Kitchen Bar

210 m

McDonald's

280 m

Art Club Museum

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

83 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

56 out of 100

Risky

Sofia safety index

Safety

Crime

70

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

70 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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64

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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90

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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76

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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47

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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41

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

41 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

49

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Mugging or robbery  31/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  47/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Low

29

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Physical attacks  33/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  30/100

Other crime severity

Low

40

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Insult or harassment in public  35/100

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Corruption or bribery  83/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1

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Coffee

$1 - $3.1

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Beer 0.5L

$0.6 - $1.3

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5.1 - $15.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.8 - $1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.6 - $1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$25.6 - $61.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$3.8 - $10.2

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7 - $9.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1 - $2

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Public transport, monthly pass

$25.6 - $35.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.3 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12.3 - $23

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$23 - $46

Weather In Sofia

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Precipitation In Sofia

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Air Quality

Unhealthy

PM2.525

PM1034

77

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Poor air quality affects health. Recommended to limit outdoor activity.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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