Alabin Hotel Central

Alabin street, 22, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
#36
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Cheap AND Central

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 7, 2010

This is an ideal budget hotel in Sofia's centre - the emphasis being on "budget". Rooms are basic but all are ensuite. Housekeeping standards are reasonably good. Reception staff are friendly and helpful although neither particularly swift nor professional.

Breakfast is really naff and not really worth searching out but at least the minibar does contain beer!

I have a lot of niggly things to say about this hotel, but they are all niggles, and for a cheap city centre hotel it was fine.

The niggles included:

Check-in taking about 15 minutes whilst the receptionist dealt with another guy checking in - you have to fill in your own registration form and then the receptionist couldn't read my handwriting and so ended up having to rewrite it herself.

Check-out was another 15 minutes - this time while the receptionist phoned the housekeeping department to make sure that I was being honest about my mini-bar consumption. It appeared that there was a mineral water short! HA!

Room walls are a bit thin and my 1st-floor room must have been adjacent to the main downpipe for the upper floors sewerage as I could hear every toilet being flushed.

Although the room was relatively spacious and the marble windowsill made for an excellent work surface there was nowhere to actually sit - ach a quick rearrangement of the bedside table and addition of a pillow made that OK.

Unique Quality: Good points:

Central location, just down the road from the Palace of Justice, made it easy to find and easy to get to and from.

The neighbourhood is very much a local one and there's some excellent little bars and restaurants on the side streets.

Easy access for public transport - tram stops just outside and the main blvd Mariya Louiza on the corner.

Coffee machine the 1st floor landing at only 40 stotinki a cup.

Freebie WiFi worked perfectly.

So, on balance, not a place I would choose to stay again but if strapped for cash would.

Directions: About a 20 minute walk from the railway station, go right at the Palace of Justice and the hotel is about 100 metres on the other side of the road.

The hotel has its own website but my anti-virus didn't like it and so link below is for booking.com

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