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Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia, Sofia

Mountain hotel with casino, near Church of St. George

  • Free WiFi
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$105 CAD

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8.2.Very Good.
  • I have known this hotel for decades. Back in communist Bulgaria, it was the best in the…

    Aug. 13, 2019

  • Everything was great at the hotel, there are two points I would like to bring up; 1-one…

    Jul. 19, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
Convenient
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 241 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Casino
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 17 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 19 min walk
  • Church of St. George - 5 min walk
  • Sofia Central Mineral Baths - 6 min walk
  • Alexander Nevski Cathedral - 14 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, City View
  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, View
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, View

Location

  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 17 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 19 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 17 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 19 min walk
  • Church of St. George - 5 min walk
  • Sofia Central Mineral Baths - 6 min walk
  • Alexander Nevski Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • Vitosha Blvd - 16 min walk
  • Sofia University - 19 min walk
  • Bulgarian Army Stadium - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 18 min drive
  • Sofia Central Station - 24 min walk
  • Serdika Station - 2 min walk
  • Lavov Most Station - 14 min walk
  • Central Bus Station - Sofia - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 241 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (BGN 30 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Casino

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 13563
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1260
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1956
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Lowered peephole/viewport in door
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Stardust restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

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Optional extras

Self parking costs BGN 30 per day

Rollaway beds are available for BGN 59.0 per day

Breakfast costs between BGN 30 and BGN 36 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of BGN 59 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BGN 59 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

Policies

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: BGN 1.31 per person, per night

Deposit: BGN 50 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs BGN 30 per day.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of BGN 59 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Stardust restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Capo (3-min walk), Кармаре (4-min walk), and Hesburger (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BGN 59 per vehicle one-way.
  • Yes, the 4306 square-foot casino features 75 slot machines and 10 gaming tables. Bingo is offered.
  • Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia has a casino and a fitness center.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property that has been well preserved. It’s veryconveniently located as well.

    1 night trip with friends, May 2, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good location for exploring the city. No parking.

    Big hotel located right at the center of the city. Great for exploring the city by foot. Old style building (actually built at 1956). We got a small but nice and comfortable room. No views from the small window. Its not exactly clear why this hotel deserves a "5 star' rating. No pool or special services. No parking ! (We were told that the parking outside the hotel belongs to the city and we were charged 15 Euro per day for parking).

    1 night trip, Oct. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best location, very friendly staff. Very clean. Thank you.

    KarolinaAlexand, 3 night family trip, Jul. 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super

    Anton, 1 night trip, Jul. 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very satisfied

    Hotel is coming out of quarentines and lockdowns. I think we were the only people in the hotel. Service was great!

    KURTIS, 2 night trip, May 27, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Firstly do not book this hotel through Expedia. Do it direct. The hotel group were offering cancellations and changes to all bookings during the Coronavirus outbreak but Expedia were and still are refusing to budge. So the review for Expedia is TERRIBLE. But the hotel itself is beautiful. The Front Desk was welcoming and advised us that sadly all restaurants and bars were closed, as was the gym. We were told that Breakfast would have to be in the room and that only room service would be available. Our rooms on the third floor were very nice, with nice views of the City. Very comfortable bed and furniture. Wi-fi was perfect (and free). Concierge was very friendly and helpful and when we had our breakfast (we were in two rooms) the waiter was kind enough to let us have it together on the sofas and table outside our rooms. The breakfast was huge thank you. Everyone was friendly and helpful and worked very hard during this difficult time. We look forward to coming back to this hotel when the Coronavirus has gone but will book direct!

    Stuart, 2 night trip with friends, Mar. 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great vacation stay at Balkan hotel in Sofia

    This is a magnificent building, right in the heart of it all, historic and tourist points of interest, and shopping and restaurants. The breakfast is amazing, it will fulfill anything you have appetite for. From the person happily welcoming you, helping you with your luggage, the front desk staff , housekeeping staff and the staff during the breakfast are all attentive and striving to please.

    Milen, 3 night family trip, Mar. 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Old but gold

    Perfect location, very professional stuff, not so good condition.

    Nikolay, 1 night business trip, Jan. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great classic hotel. Beautiful room like the times hotel respected themselves.

    1 night business trip, Dec. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel has a great location and the room was of a good size, very comfortable and clean. The staff were very helpful. Overall a very pleasant stay.

    1 night business trip, Nov. 20, 2019

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