Top hotels in Sofia
If you have work to do in The MALL business area, Novotel Sofia is the place to stay. This new 4-star hotel provides latest generation rooms and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment in Sofia's main business district. With plenty of entertainment options at the adjacent mall and views of the city or Vitosha Mountain, it is a pleasure to do business at Novotel.
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Located in Sofia, the 10 Coins Hostel offers dormitory rooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is possible on site.
Located in a quiet area of spa district Gorna Banya, this hotel offers scenic views of the nearby Vitosha Mountain. It features a hair dresser and a 24-hour reception. The rooms at Hotel Gorna Banya are decorated with wooden furniture, carpeted floors and neutral colours. All rooms have cable TV and an en suite bathroom. Every morning, guests can enjoy a breakfast at the hotel's bar. There is a traditional restaurant with Bulgarian as well as international cuisine within walking distance of Gorna Banya Hotel. Free high speed WiFi is available in all rooms and in the public areas. It also offers laundry facilities. Sofia’s city centre is 5 km from Hotel Gorna Banya. The National Historical Museum is 4.8 km away.
Red Bed & Breakfast is a few minutes' walk from the theatres and galleries of Sofia and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The building which houses the Red is a national monument. The apartment comprises a living area, a kitchen and bedrooms in 1920s Italian style. The building used to be the home of the Bulgarian sculptor Andrey Nikolov. Breakfast is served in the kitchen. Accommodation amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with shower. A washing machine is at guests' disposal as well. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided. The airport is 15 minutes away by car and the public transport links stop just outside the property.
The Hello Sofia Guesthouse occupies a historic building in the centre of Sofia, 800 metres from the National Theatre and 1 km from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The property features energy saving appliances and light sources, 100% cotton and handmade woollen blankets and goose feather pillows. Most of the colourfully decorated rooms at Guesthouse Hello Sofia feature an LCD cable TV, wooden floors and a bathroom with shower. Some units share bathroom facilities. Some rooms feature air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is available, and guests can use a shared kitchen with a coffee machine, tea maker, refrigerator and kitchen amenities. A hairdryer and an iron can be provided upon request. The Hello Sofia is only a short walk away from Serdica Metro Station. The main train and bus station can be reached in 7 minutes' ride with the subway. Sofia Airport is 18 km away, and an airport shuttle service is available on request.
Trakia Bed & Breakfast is situated in the centre of Sofia and on the first floor of a building. It offers free WiFi. The rooms come with a shared or a private bathroom. Shared facilities include a fully equipped kitchenette, a living room and ironing facilities. Buffet breakfast is offered daily. The lively area offers a various alternative of restaurants, fast food, bars and grocery shop, that can be reached within a 5-minute walk. Public transportation stops can be found within a 5-minute walk, providing you with easy access to all major points of interest. The Central Bus and Train Station are 4 km away from Trakia Bed & Breakfast. Sofia Airport can be reached within a 15-minute drive. And if you want to have a picnic in the mountain or do some hiking, the Dragalevtsi and Simeonovo Lifts can be found within a 20-minute drive.
Located in the centre of Sofia, Ivory Tower features a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and an optional continental breakfast. Free WiFi access is available on site. All air-conditioned rooms feature parquet flooring. Some units also have a dining area. Bathrooms are shared and are fitted with a shower. At Ivory Tower there is a shared kitchen and lounge. Shuttle services can also be organized, upon request and for a surcharge. Guests can relax on a terrace and use laundry and ironing services. Paid private parking is available on site. The hostel is located a 7-minute walk away from Banya Bashi Mosque, a 9-minute walk away from the Bulgarian Government and a 10-minute walk away from the Archaeological Museum. Serdika Metro Station is reachable within 400 metres and Sofia Airport within 11 km.
Hostel Mostel Sofia is set in a renovated building from the 19th century, enjoying a quiet location in the centre of Sofia. A modern, shared kitchen is at guests’ disposal. Serdika underground railway station is a 10-minute walk away. The comfortably furnished rooms have private and shared facilities. All rooms have access to free Wi-Fi and shared computers are available upon request. Guests may use the common living room which features a billiard table. A communal washing machine and dryer are available, while lockers are provided in the dormitory rooms. Hairdryer and ironing facilities are upon request. Hostel Mostel has a beautiful patio where guests can relax in nice weather, as well as a shared dining area. A 24-hour front desk and a bar can be found on site. Pub crawls and one-day excursions can be organised at the reception. Sofia Hostel Mostel is a 25-minute walk from the bus station. Clubs, bars and restaurants can also be reached within a short walk. Sveta Nedelia Cathedral or the Archeological Museum are close by.
Boasting centrality, a range of facilities and a warm ambience, this striking property presents an ideal comfortable base for your break. Positioned adjacent to the National Palace of Culture and in close proximity to the historic hub, venture out and explore the host of attractions on your doorstep. The bright, airy lobby offers an inviting introduction to the tasteful accommodation. Unwind in the spacious interiors and appreciate the stylish minimalist effect of your vibrant room. Admire the pretty city vistas from this comfortable vantage point and appreciate the tranquility and privacy on offer.
Family Hotel ''Stivan Iskar'' is located down town Sofia, on a quiet street. Its location and good transport communications create convenience for business and tourism. The hotel has a disposition 7 double rooms and 4 apartments with private bathrooms and TV each. All rooms are comfortably furnished with furniture of fresh wood, and decorated in different colours - each of them owns its individuality. Our lobby bar is comfortable place for relaxing meeting over a cup of coffee and the courtyard is decorated with many flowers and greenery, contributing to a pleasant atmosphere for relaxing. At the reception polite and smiling administrators are welcoming, ready to answer all your questions, providing you with comprehensive information and expertise.
Located in Dragalevtsi, 10 km from the centre of Sofia, Classic Hotel offers rooms with free WiFi. Free public parking is possible on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels and a seating area are available in each of the rooms. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries. At guests' disposal, there is an on-site bar. Services at a surcharge, offered at the Classic Hotel include car hire, bicycle rental and shuttle transfers. A restaurant is available within 500 metres from the Classic. A grocery shop and a cafeteria can be found in a 5-minute walk. The nearest ski lift in Dragalevtsi is set 1.4 km away. Sofia Airport is set 14 km away.
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Hotels in Sofia
Relaxed and reasonably un-touristy, Sofia combines a modern vibe with Communist architecture and a history dating back 2,400 years.
Book one of our Sofia hotels and discover Bulgaria's appealing capital, which is brimming with things to explore.
Built in the 6th century, St Sophia's Church gave its name to the city, which had previously been known as Sredets, in the 14th century. Its floor is covered with mosaics, and there's a museum with an ancient necropolis and the remains of four other churches. Outside are the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the grave of Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria's most illustrious writer.
The magnificent gold and turquoise-domed Alexander Nevksy Cathedral was built in memory of the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died fighting for Bulgaria's independence during the Russo-Turkish War. Decorated with mosaics of saints, multicoloured Italian marble, Brazilian onyx and alabaster, the church is as splendid inside as it is outside.
Museums and galleries
The National Art Gallery houses more than 3,000 works of Bulgarian art, including paintings by Bulgarian masters, prints, black and white drawings, sculptures and graphics.
Ivan Vazov's novel Under the Yoke, about the Ottoman oppression of Bulgaria and the 1876 April Uprising, is the most famous piece of classic Bulgarian literature. The house where he lived from 1895 until his death in 1921 is now the Ivan Vazov House Museum, with period rooms, photographs, documents and awards he received.
In the Museum of Socialist Art, you'll see paintings from the Communist era and old propaganda films. There's also a sculpture park with a statue of Lenin that once stood in the city centre and the red star that topped the Socialist Party headquarters.
The largest of Sofia's many parks, the pretty Borisova Gradina has flowerbeds, statues, play areas, several cafés and a lake filled with waterlillies. Pensioners sometimes come to lay flowers by its Communist monument, the Mound of Brotherhood. The oldest park, Sofia City Garden, is a popular place for outdoor chess.
On the outskirts of Sofia is the Vitosha mountain, a popular place for hiking and skiing. Part of the mountain is a natural park, and more than a thousand species of plants are found here. At the foot of the mountain is the medieval Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Eating and drinking
For authentic Bulgarian cuisine, head to Manastirska Magernitsa, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. Its enormous menu features recipes collected from monasteries across the country, including a wide range of salads and charcoal-grilled meats.
Another Certificate of Excellence winner, Chevermeto combines traditional food with daily performances of folk music, singing and dancing.
On the outskirts of the city you'll find two popular Italians, Il Viaggio, where you can watch the goings-on in the fish tank, and Certificate of Excellence winner the Sage Bistro. The restaurant is run by two brothers, and its rustic interior has been created using repurposed wood, bricks and other materials from their family's village.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Sofia
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Sofia?According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Sofia is Novotel Sofia.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Sofia?The lowest price for a double room in Sofia is £15.
What are the best hotels in Sofia near the center?If you want to stay near the center of Sofia, you can consider staying at Arte Hotel, Presidency House and Hotel Rila Sofia.
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