Scotty's Boutique Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScotty's Boutique Hotel Sofia
I booked at Scotty's since my tour was starting from there. It is centrally located near the major tourist destinations and very near to the Central Synagogue. Breakfast is brought to your room. I found reception to be very helpful in giving directions and tips and they arranged a tour to Rila Monastery for me that was terrific - not inexpensive but the guide was charming, with excellent English, and represented his country very well to tourists.
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