Hotel Rila Sofia

3.5 star property
Sofia hotel with restaurant and conference center, aimed at LGBTQ+ guests

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Hotel Rila Sofia

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Reception hall
City view
2 bars/lounges
Deluxe Twin Room | Bathroom
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory foam beds, minibar

Overview of Hotel Rila Sofia



Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Tsar Kaloyan str.,6, Sofia, SOF, 1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Economy Twin Room

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Twin Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sofia City Center
  • Alexander Nevski Cathedral - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 17 min drive
  • Sofia Sever Station - 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)


  • McDonald's - 3 min walk
  • McCarthy's Irish Pub - 3 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Confetti - 3 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Rila Sofia

A great choice for a stay in Sofia, Hotel Rila Sofia features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the coffee shop/cafe, and the 2 bars/lounges are nice spots to grab a drink at the end of the day. Public transportation is close by: Serdika Station is just 5 minutes by foot.


Bulgarian, English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 95 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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, 2 total, up to 22 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to LGBTQ guests

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (429 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1968
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Nightclub
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Area rugs in room
  • Hardwood flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.45 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 7.7 for adults and EUR 7.7 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 caters to LGBTQ+ guests.
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 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.
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.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Rila Sofia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Rila Sofia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Rila Sofia?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Rila Sofia?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 total 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.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Rila Sofia?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rila Sofia.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Rila Sofia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 30 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Rila Sofia?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Hotel Rila Sofia and nearby?
Hotel Rila Sofia has 2 bars and a nightclub.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Rila Sofia?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Hotel Rila Sofia like?
Hotel Rila Sofia is in Sofia City Center, a short 5-minute walk from Serdika Station and 3 minutes' walk from Sofia Court House.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

It’s at least a bed to sleep in.
It’s a bed to sleep in…. The entrance to the hotel is very nice. Then you get in your room and there are major stains all over the carpet, holes in the wall, smears of “something” on the wall, tape over power outlets, etc. it is centrally located and the staff were very friendly.
Christy, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

This hotel is a disaster. It seems like it is a run down old apartment building or rooming house.It is no lobby. The ceiling at the front desk had a 6x6 foot hole in it. The only thing LGTB about it was the wallpaper in the elevator. The rooms are old - nothing has been renovated. There was no hot water in the shower.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

Zimmer sind renoviert, von Aussen sieht es sehr alt aus. Frühstück ok, nichts besonderes. Gut gelegen in der Innenstadt nahe Metros und Restaurants. Kafemaschine suf dem Zimmer
Thomas, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Posizione centralissima ad un passo da tutto, camera al 7mo piano con vista sulla città top, hotel buono, peccato solo non aver avuto la colazione inclusa (anche se comunque in camera c'era un minibar per potersi fare un espresso con capsule incluso nel prezzo).
Daniela, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Нямаше топла вода! Банята бе катастрофа и на човек му трябва 2 часа за един душ!!
Hoschnav, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Das Hotel verströmt den Charme des 70er Jahre Sozialismus. Die Ausstattung ist genügend. Das Badezimmer eher karg. Das Zimmer sauber. Balkon mit guter Aussicht. Lage super zentral mitten in der Stadt. Kein Hotel für ein romantisches Wochenende, aber ideal für einen 2-Tage Städtetrip in Sofia.
Erich, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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