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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSilver House Sofia
So far on my trip this is probably one of the best places to sleep, while the air conditioning probably could have been better the rooms were nice, cleaned and comfortable, the hotel also had good wifi, although on the floors other than the lobby it was a bit temperamental, and it was just simpler to go to the lobby and use the wifi there.
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Heading to Bulgaria today, a long 8 hour drive apparently (including stops) so plenty of time to sleep. Turns out that although I felt good yesterday, today I feel terrible, my ear is blocked completely and apart from the lack of hearing, it's quiet painful, Sharie suspects it's an ear infection, hope not, but she is a nurse so chances are she's …
... around 20 minutes. I got a little confused in the underground passages that lead up to the street — no crosswalks, just these big pedestrian underpasses — but eventually found the right exit and walked to the Crystal Palace Hotel in five minutes.
My room is large and chain-like, but nice. The hotel sits right across from a nice park, and there were plenty of people sitting out enjoying the summer evening (it was 97F when I got here!) and watching ...
... You see all of the mess you don't usually see, from rubbish to graffiti to rust covered trucks and dilapidated buildings. In my sleep deprived state I had to wonder what I'd gotten myself into.
I finally made it to Sofia about 3:00pm, some 17 hours after I'd departed Istanbul. It is most definitely not an express service. Hopefully the next overnight train is more comfortable. Anyway, as I walked to the hostel I was struck by two things. First, ...
... just can't picture a coal oven in the kitchen. The building finally got central heat because a guy living on the 3rd floor was a minister during communist times. That was quite extraordinary, as most other buildings in the city center don't have central heat even to this day.
These last few days in Sofia were wonderful, although I couldn't help but start to feel sad about leaving as Friday drew near. I don't think a day will ever come that I don't feel that pinch in my ...
... unsafe. Woah tomorrow will be tough. BUT our day in Sofia was not ruined by this thought as we had a delicious meal at an authentic bulgarian restaurant! I had a pork stew which was sublime!
Lastly we grabbed our stuff and walked to the station! Tonight is officially Charlys first night interrailling! See you at a ridiculous time in the morning Serbia. Please be delayed.
A quick update from the train:
Boarding the train it felt ...