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Hotel Rila Sofia, Sofia

Sofia hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge, aimed at LGBTQ guests

  • Free WiFi
$54 CAD

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  • Good location and friendly staff. I enjoyed my stay, but the bathroom needs renovations.…

    Jun. 23, 2019

  • it was ok, very old.

    Jun. 4, 2018

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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
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 95 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Conference center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 15 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 16 min walk
  • Yellow Pavement - 2 min walk
  • Sofia Court House - 3 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 3 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room


  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 15 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 16 min walk

What’s around


  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 15 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 16 min walk
  • Yellow Pavement - 2 min walk
  • Sofia Court House - 3 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 3 min walk
  • Church of St. George - 3 min walk
  • National Archaeological Museum - 3 min walk
  • Saint Nedelya Church - 3 min walk
  • President's Building - 4 min walk
  • Council of Ministers Sofia - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 17 min drive
  • Sofia Central Station - 25 min walk
  • Serdika Station - 5 min walk
  • Lavov Most Station - 15 min walk
  • Central Bus Station - Sofia - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 95 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • 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 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to gay and lesbian guests
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Nightclub

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 429
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • Conference center


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


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1968
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


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

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rila Sofia
  • Rila Hotel
  • Rila Sofia
  • Hotel Rila
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Sofia
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel Sofia

Optional extras

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

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

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6.2 for adults and EUR 6.2 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one way)


This property caters to LGBTQ guests.

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 and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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, 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.

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).

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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: EUR 0.45 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.


  • Yes, Hotel Rila 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rila Sofia.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Confetti (3-min walk), Tas (3-min walk), and Farmer's (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one way.
  • Hotel Rila Sofia has 2 bars and a nightclub.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    good clean room, huge size

    Yancho, 1 night trip, Mar. 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location to explore city

    Great location to explore city ( city center) all you may need it's literally outside - 5mins walk- Shops, bars, restaurants and club next door in the basement. 6th-floor room with a mountain view - SUPER! Plentiful breakfast. I would come back.

    Pawel, 1 night trip, Mar. 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything is awesome. The the reception and the staff was friendly. I recommend it to everyone who want Best place

    2 night family trip, Feb. 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very good place on thé center if thé Town Very spacious room

    Isabelle, 1 night family trip, Feb. 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Très bon rapport qualité prix Très bien placé en plein centre Le personnel à la réception très gentil

    Soultan, 1 night trip with friends, Feb. 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    THe location could not be more central. The recieption staff was very polite, nice and helpful. The only surprise was a shower - which in fact is a hole in the toilet . Anyway already have booked another stay at the hotel

    1 night family trip, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was my first visit to Sofia. The Rila is a wonderful Soviet era Hotel. There is very little hanging space for clothes (not a problem for me). The included buffet breakfast was amazing! I left some money for a tip for housekeeping my first night. She did not take it. I left it again when I checked out. It is near the Metro and walking distance from most of the major attractions. When travel opens again, I intend to stay there again. The staff was lovely. I do not speak Bulgarian and barely read the Cyrillic alphabet. There was always someone at the desk who could help me in English.

    DF, 2 night trip, Jan. 7, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Hotel needs modernisation.l

    Service at reception was good but in restaurant was very poor. Reception area is modern and good but rooms and facilities are very very poor. Fixture/fittings are very old. Floor wooden no slippers provided. Beds, lamps bathroom very old

    Rajibul, 1 night business trip, Dec. 16, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Clean and location was good. Shame the building smells of smoking

    3 night trip, Dec. 11, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair


    Overall ok, but would question security!

    1 night trip, Nov. 9, 2019

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