The Sofia hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €200 / 400 Lev)
Moderate (€85 to €200 / 165 to 400 Lev)
Cheap (up to €85 / 165 Lev)
These Sofia hotel rates are for a standard double room, in high season. They include tax and breakfast, unless otherwise indicated.
These are the published rates, although there are usually good deals in the luxury and business hotels, especially at weekends, and competitive rates on hotel booking websites.
Holiday Inn Sofia
This spectacular contemporary 5-star hotel nestles under Mount Vitosha and is adjacent to Business Park Sofia, Bulgaria's largest business park. With excellent meeting rooms and conference facilities it attracts business visitors, but its proximity to the mountain region and a luxury spa, treatment and fitness centre means plenty of leisure visitors also. The hotel's shuttle bus takes around 20 minutes to the city centre, 11km to the north.Address: , Bulvard Alexandar Malinov 111, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 28 070 707.
Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan
In a prime location, the imposing Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan is a landmark in itself, and the city's leading 5-star hotel with Italian marble and ornate chandeliers. The 184 elegant rooms, including 18 suites, were recently refurbished, with classic furniture and tasteful colours plus a vast new ballroom. All rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access, and there is a small fitness centre and sauna.Address: , Ploshtad Sveta Nedelya 5, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 981 6541.
Arena di Serdica
This 5-star boutique hotel is built on the ruins of a Roman gladiator arena, discovered during construction in 2004 and easily explored on the ground floor. Its 63 tasteful, contemporary rooms manage to reflect the era in elegant decor and artwork, with free Wi-Fi throughout as well as complimentary gym access.Address: , Ulitsa Budapeshta 2-4, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 810 7777.
Scotty's Boutique Hotel
In a central location, opposite the synagogue, Scotty's Boutique Hotel is built in a graceful four-storey renovated house (no elevator). Its rooms are spacious and modern, each one different in décor but all enjoying a quirky and contemporary look. Rooms are uncluttered and bright, with wooden floorboards, most with a private balcony.Address: , Ulitsa Ekzarh Yossif 11, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 29 836 777.
Billed as Sofia's first upscale design hotel, Sense, which opened in 2013, offers stylish design and a great location. The hotels 71 rooms and suites come with all mod cons, and feature large windows commanding impressive views out over the city. Together with the hotel's rooftop bar, it makes for a great place to get a feel for the city below.Address: , Bulvard Tsar Osvoboditel 16, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 446 2500.
An arty creation between Spanish and Bulgarian designers, this boutique hotel in a restored 1930s apartment building is down a quiet residential street between two busy main roads. The 22 elegant guest rooms are spacious and comfortable with light, contemporary furnishings and a balcony for many.Address: , Ulitsa William Gladstone 44, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 980 6000.
This modern hotel with a good central location has 70 well-furnished rooms, each with free Wi-Fi internet access and most with a balcony. Facilities include spa, sauna, meeting rooms and conference halls, and a large restaurant with a terrace. The 'apartment' (more like a suite) has room for up to four people.Address: , Bulvard Hristo Botev 52, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 894 590 004.
An unfortunate name for a hotel that, while great value for money, doesn't feel stingy or like a place that prioritises savings over services and good quality. Located near the train station, a ten minute walk from central Sofia, Hotel Cheap's 18 rooms offer everything you need for a short or even long stay. Free Wi-Fi throughout, breakfast is extra.Address: , Ulitsa Knyaz Boris 1, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 4400031.
Hotel Maria Luisa
In a graceful, early 20th-century apartment building on Sofia's main road, the Hotel Maria Luisa offers simple and quiet rooms, with flatscreen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Apartments occupy the corner rooms, with good views over the busy shopping street - with double-glazing throughout ensuring a peaceful stay. With standard rooms on the small side, the suites are worth the extra.Address: , Bulvard Maria Luisa 29, Sofia,
Telephone: +359 2 980 5577.