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The Best Hotel in Sofia: Sense Hotel

The Best Hotel in Sofia: Sense Hotel

Bulgaria is an East European a country with great potential for business. This week I visited Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. I chose Sense Hotel accommodation and have not regretted.
Sense Hotel Sofia is a new hotel with a minimalist design (the hotel open its doors for guests in April, 2013).

I was impressed by the level of technology available in the hotel. The elevator automatically selects the floor where you are staying when you touch the sensor with keycard, the Full HD 1080p LED Smart LCD TVs available in the rooms, control panel for full control of the lights in rooms, iPod docking stations…

Read below our Sense Hotel Sofia Review and you find interesting facts about it! Find also why we choose it as the best hotel in Sofia!


Hotel Sense Sofia rooms
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Hotel Sense Sofia: really convenient location and rooms comfort, good balance of space, luxury, quality setting and high tech facilities.

Ratings and Review
Location 10/10
Service 10/10
Rooms 10/10
Food and drink 9.33/10
Spa & pool 9.33/10
Hotel Design 10/10
Business Facilities 10/10
Overal Rating 9.81
Sense Hotel Sofia Conclusions
PROS
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+ Amazing design
+ Located right in the heart of the Sofia
+ HiTech design
-Breakfast A La Carte may confuse some people
The best business luxury hotel in Sofia.

Location
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Location:You can hardly find a better located hotel in the Sofia. From location point of view Sense Hotel Sofia is one of the best choices. Located on the famous yellow paved “Tsar Osvoboditel” boulevard, Sense Hotel Sofia is durrounded by historical, administrative and business. Walking distance to reach landmarks such as St. Al. Nevski Cathedral or St. Sofia Statue, National Art Gallery, Sofia University, Bulgarian Parliament and the Presidency. A very good located hotel save your most precious resource: time.
Sofia’s was lacking a hotel that stands up to and out from the city, Sense Hotel Sofia will add a twist in the perception of an international traveler to Sofia in terms of facilities, quality, service, security and privacy.

Proximity to shopping areas 10
Distance to the top 10 city attractions 10
Restaurants and bars in the area 10
Location 10

 

Service
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Service: Beside location, Sense Hotel Sofia amaze me with attentive and professional staff members. The welcome at the reception and introduction of the room was great and friendly.
Good level staff’s knowledge of foreign language. Check-in and check-out are both very fast and staff is polite.When I come back from city trip in the night and I found the weather forecast write down on a piece of paper the bed ready for sleep.
From my experience the staff of Sense Hotel Sofia is one of the best staff in the Bulgaria.

Friendliness and helpfulness 10
Staff’s knowledge of foreign language 10
Check-in and check-out 10
Service 10
Hotel Sense Sofia lobby
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Hotel Sense Sofia lobby

 

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Rooms: There are 71 modern hotel rooms and suites, all designed with immaculate sense of elegance, style and purity. The rooms are remarkably spacious filled with soft natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows and unique interior design. I liked the position of the bed in front of windows. The view from the bed is spectacular. The rooms features high class Italian designers’ furnishing, cozy relaxing area and stylish parquet flooring. In- room amenities include smart and innovative mood lighting control systems, electronic safe, own in-room air-conditioning control, choice of free high speed Wi-Fi internet access or LAN connection, iPod docking stations and radio, 42’ LCD television with web browser, fully stocked mini bar and coffee & tea making facilities. Enjoy a restful sleep ensured by the first class mattresses and toppers, indulge your senses with the finest quality Egyptian cotton bedding and bath towels and feel the pure relaxation with the luxury bathing products and toiletries by Molton Brown. The bed is large and confortable and i slept better than in my own bed…

Size of the room and Cleanliness 10
Room facilities 10
Bathroom 10
Rooms 10
Hotel Sense Sofia rooms
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Hotel Sense Sofia room

 

food
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Food and drink: Breakfast is Breakfast A La Carte. The staff is very polite and fast. The food quality is very good. The fruits and vegetables are fresh and tasty. I can tell you that the muesli is delicious and omlet was one of the best. The only issue is that Breakfast A La Carte may confuse some people if they are not English native.

I ask hotel representatives why they choose to provide breakfast A La Carte as the businessmen are always on the run and they answer me that “our approach is providing fresh and quality breakfast with genuinely personalized service, this is how we came up to this decision and as you know we have only 71 rooms which is not difficult to handle I mean we are not the regular picture where you get 100 people in the same time; of course we oversee this on daily basis and if needed we do the necessary; You are absolutely correct business man is always in a hurry but the time the guests get the firsts sips we are there with his choice of fresh breakfast items without having him wonder and look around in a buffet“. It is a pretty fair answer.

Variety of breakfast 8
Quality of breakfast 10
Atmosphere and cleanliness 10
Food and drink 9.33
Hotel Sense Sofia restaurant
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Hotel Sense Sofia restaurant

 

hotel design
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Hotel Design: I really liked the interior design which relaxed me and made ​​me forget the problems. The system of pivoting glittering brass panels creates shimmering configurations and continuously changing ambience in the guest rooms.
The interior design is created mainly with natural materials – stones like marble, travertine, limestone and granite; wooden parquet floors and wall paneling, metal inlays and furniture, leather upholstery of doors and walls, woolen carpets, corian sinks and baths, stainless steel pools in the SPA center.

Exterior design 10
Interior design 10
Elevators 10
Hotel Design 10
Hotel Sense Sofia rooms
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Hotel Sense Sofia rooms

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Entertainment (Spa & pool): Sense Hotel Sofia features a choice of 4 treatment rooms, 15m stainless steel indoor pool, two round pools with salty and hot water, steam bath and contemporary sauna, last generation Fitness center with extensive state-of-the-art Technogym equipment designed by Antonio Citterio. No jacuzzi. The children under the age of 14 years are not allowed in the spa area.

Spa Facilities 9
Pool 9
Hotel Gym Equipment 10
Entertainment (Spa and pool) 9.33

 

hotel business facilities
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Hotel Business Facilities: Sense Hotel meeting venue consists of a conference room with capacity up to 80 delegates , easily divided in half to flexibly adapt to multiple purposes or smaller group sizes and one board room for up to 10 delegates.

Conference Venues Design 10
Conference Venues Size 10
Business Equipment 10
Hotel Business Facilities 10
Hotel Sense Sofia pool
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Hotel Sense Sofia pool is not large but beautiful designed

 

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Final ExpensivePlaces Conclusions
You should visit Rooftop bar unbeatably located on the highest 9th floor, wrapped with 360 ‘ magnificent views of the Sofia City Center. Instead of of conclusions maybe I should say only: design meets technology! We highly recommend Sense Hotel Sofia for your accommodation in Sofia no matter if you come to visit the city or you are in a business trip.

 

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The Best Hotel Of The Month
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Sense Hotel Sofia is The Best Hotel Of The Month in July 2013


 

 

Below you can see Sense Hotel Sofia photos gallery:


Hotel Sense Sofia rooms
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Hotel Sense Sofia room

Hotel Sense Sofia rooftop bar
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The rooftop bar with amazing view over Sofia

Hotel Sense Sofia pool
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Hotel Sense Sofia pool

Hotel Sense Sofia bathroom
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Hotel Sense Sofia bathroom

Hotel Sense Sofia bathroom
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Hotel Sense Sofia bathroom

Hotel Sense Sofia bathroom
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Bathroom is very large

Hotel Sense Sofia exterior design
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Hotel Sense Sofia exterior design

Hotel Sense Sofia rooftop bar
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Hotel Sense Sofia rooftop bar

Hotel Sense Sofia lobby bar
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Hotel Sense Sofia lobby bar

Sense Hotel Sofia address: 6 TSAR OSVOBODITEL BLVD., SOFIA 1000, BULGARIA
Room rates: €130 to €250 / night – Breakfast included

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About The Author

Liviu M

Liviu is a traveler writer. He like to travel all over the world and write about his travel experiences.

17 Comments

  1. Romanov

    what is wrong to have Breakfast A La Carte? I like to be serve!

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    • Rachel Leroy

      Nothing wrong! But from our point of view is easier to choose from a buffet table than from a menu book. that’s all.

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      • leonardo

        do you like buffet style? go to Vegas 😀

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        • Rachel Leroy

          I like Breakfast buffet not dinner/lunch buffet 😉

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  2. DD

    I never was in Bulgaria, or east Europe….

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    • Rachel Leroy

      So, it is time to go 🙂

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  3. Markus

    so if I come with my 11 years kid I cannot use the pool because of the rule? because I cannot let my kid alone in the room!

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    • Rachel Leroy

      you take your 11 years old child in your business trip?

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  4. JustElite

    I love the bed!!! and the big windows!!

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  5. leonardo

    the address of the Hotel? A map of the location? this should be useful for readers like me.

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    • Rachel Leroy

      Tks for the feedback! the address is 6 TSAR OSVOBODITEL BLVD., SOFIA 1000, BULGARIA. The article will be updated with the address asap!

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  6. Smitt

    I would say that Sense Hotel it is not just the best place in Sofia, but you can hardly find such a nice place in most of Europe.
    It has the best Spa I have seem. I have two kids but I complitly agree this place is made to be childrenfree. Specially after a busy day when you need to relax. Otherwise go to the park with the kids. 🙂

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  7. Dimitri

    rates for the rooms?

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    • Veronica

      very expensive i guess…

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    • Rachel Leroy

      € 130 to € 250 / night – Breakfast included

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  8. Patrick

    now I should visit Bulgaria 🙂

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    • Rachel Leroy

      you should 😀

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