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Hotel Marinela Sofia, Sofia

Luxury hotel with indoor pool, connected to the convention center, near National Palace of Culture

  • Free WiFi
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$75 CAD

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  • Garden
  • Indoor Pool
  • Vice-Presidential Suite - Living Room
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100 James Bourchier Blvd, Sofia, 1407, Bulgaria
8.2.Very Good.
  • Beautiful hotel great restaurants. Very nice atmosphere

    Oct. 16, 2019

  • I love this property. I stay there every year when I come to Bulgaria for the last 6…

    Sep. 2, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) 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
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
Safe
Quiet
Convenient
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 258 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 6 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Indoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • In Lozenets
  • National Palace of Culture - 22 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 40 min walk
  • East Park Trade Centre - 14 min walk
  • Expo 2000 Congress Centre - 15 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard King Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Vice-Presidential Suite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Premium King Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Lozenets
  • National Palace of Culture - 22 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 40 min walk
  • East Park Trade Centre - 14 min walk
  • Expo 2000 Congress Centre - 15 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 15 min walk
  • Vitosha Blvd - 16 min walk
  • Tokuda Hospital - 18 min walk
  • Borisova Gradina Park - 21 min walk
  • Military Medical Academy - 30 min walk
  • City Hospital "Aleksandrovska" - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 18 min drive
  • Sofia Sever Station - 10 min drive
  • Sofia Central Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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100 James Bourchier Blvd, Sofia, 1407, Bulgaria

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 258 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 19 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (BGN 30.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Health club

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 29020
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2696
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1979
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Dining

Ambassador Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Panorama - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Restaurant Bulgar - This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Captain Cook - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Marionette - This brasserie specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Marinela Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela
  • Marinela Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Hotel
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Hotel Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela
  • Marinela Sofia
  • Kempinski Zografski Hotel
  • Kempinski Zografski Hotel Sofia
  • Kempinski Zografski Sofia
  • Zografski
  • Zografski Kempinski
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs BGN 30.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of BGN 40 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of BGN 40 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BGN 40.00 per person (one way)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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, Hotel Marinela 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs BGN 30.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of BGN 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Chef's (3-min walk), Green Deli Cafe (3-min walk), and Peperoncino pizza & pasta (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BGN 40.00 per person one way.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like downhill skiing and snowboarding. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , Pilates, and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 4 bars and a nightclub. Hotel Marinela Sofia also has a health club and spa services, as well as a garden.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    The location of the hotel is very convenient, however the hotel rooms are resembling a motel . The furniture is outdated, the once white chairs are dirty and old.,bed was uncomfortable. There was a strange smell in the room,although we've booked nonsmoking room. You can fully open the window (14th floor)-this is a safety hazard especially for family with young children. Interesting fact-only floor 9-10 was renovated and the rooms are similar to the picture on the official website. Two of the elevators are not functioning well.

    vanessa, 3 night trip, Jul. 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice lobby and restaurants, rooms and beds in needs of renovation...

    2 night trip, Jun. 4, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not satisfied

    The rooms very old The house cleaning was not so good The breakfast was not available most of the time even though I paid for breakfast Overall I had checked out two or three days earlier then expected due to the smell in the room and not so much staff available to even attend to my needs Waste of money

    6 night business trip, Mar. 17, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The rooms are dirty. Dust everywhere in the room. Other than that you have to pay for parking.

    3 night business trip, Aug. 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked everything about this hotel. There is nothing to note about the hotel's abandonment, staff, service and / or location. Perfect!

    2 night business trip, Feb. 16, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not a great experience. I had to wait 2 days for 2 extra hangers. Dry Cleaning is outsourced and cannot be some the same day. Asked reception and they said they will come take my clothes. No one showed up nor called me back. Where is the service element? Staff does not smile - depressing.

    2 night business trip, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Only the lobby looks like a 5 stars hotel. The rooms are poor.

    3 night romance trip, Jan. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property has a unique design and perfect location! There is a large choice of cuisines offered and also a great health club. 11 out of 10, would definately visit again!

    Ventsislav, 1 night business trip, Jan. 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Birthday weekend in a resort like hotel

    Great new hotel, beatiful decor, I celebrated my birthday there. Wonderful resort like hotel, close to everything in Sofia, our room was great, we had a suite.

    Salvatore, 3 night trip, Dec. 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Superb hotel

    Amazing hotel with nice restaurants, excellent food and superb rooms. Quiet and with a nice view from the top floors. Service was overall good, but sometimes less than desirable regarding the attention level and friendliness. Rarely have I experienced such difference between very friendly and forthcoming staff and the few that was not up to the job.

    Kay, 2 night business trip, Oct. 6, 2019

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