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“Great hotel, central location near public transportation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4, Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 124 Hotels in Sofia
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great hotel, central location near public transportation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Radisson Blu hotel in Sofia and found it perfectly met our needs. We wanted to be close to public transportation and it was only a short walk away from the metro. It was directly across from the Parliament building and near the amazing Memorial Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky and the Saint Sofia church.

The bed was very comfortable, large bathrooms, big window, and a chair in the room. The room was clean and the staff was helpful and accommodating. We used two bikes from the hotel one afternoon and they provided helmets and bike locks free of charge.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

NEGATIVES
Gym was being refurbished (not accessible)
Location near clubs attached to hotel and main road (people shouting at night mid-week and you could hear cars late at night and early in the morning)
Breakfast was awful (cold food and VERY slow service). 5 waiters for 10 people but had to wait 10 minutes for a coffee.
Quality of the food wasn't great either.

POSITIVES
Location is central and in a nice area
well connected with the Metro and plenty of taxis
Staff were friendly (most of them at least, not all of them)
Excellent quality of the room, bathroom and equipment

Room Tip: Don't get a room facing the road or the nightclubs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vevey
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It doesn`t matter if you are a business or leisure traveler, this hotel offers perfect location for both cases. Although located in the heart of the city, the transport from and to Sofia Airport is for approximately 15min.
As a leisure traveler you are 5-15 min walking distance from the most important monuments and historical places to visit.
As a business traveler the hotel provides excellent services and facilities for meetings and conferences.
The rooms are a little bit smaller for 5* hotel, but cozy.
The range of the breakfast buffet was not as big as in other 5* hotels but the quality of food was on a high level. Coffee/Tea service provided.
The staff are very fiendly and helpful. Know their job very well.

Room Tip: Higher florrs, front side rooms (view to the Parliament)
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

As a part of a group tour I spent a couple of nights here in early October 2013. This was my first time in Bulgaria. I found the location to be very desirable because I could walk to many of the attractions in the city. The included breakfast buffet was excellent. My room had a nice view and was comfortable. Front desk staff were pleasant and spoke excellent English.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paradise CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here last month while on a tour with over 40 fellow travelers and were very pleased with the comfortable, clean rooms. The manager of the hotel astounded us as he always called us by our names and not just sir or madam. The hotel is very centrally located to all the historic buildings and is right across the street from the Parliment building. Good restaurants are very close by.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Qingdao, China
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Having been in Plovdiv for a few days on business. (Fascinating old city. Go and see!) i neeeded a hotel in Sofia before an early flight. Only half a day so wanted to be in city centre. Pleased with the choice of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel.. It is right opposite the government congress building and only 15 minutes walk from the main shopping/ outdoor restaurant street. Comfortasble clean rooms. Had read mixed things about Sofia regarding safety, but atmosphere welcoming with a smile on everyones face. And very good value for money.
Hotel careful to ensure I was not ripped off by taxis which was much appreciated.
Overall I really enjoyed my time in Bulgaria. The people are their own biggest critics and dont seem to take themselves too seriously .But the place has great potential.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The personnel of this Hotel truly understand the meaning of service. Everything we requested was attended to and followed up with the question of how else can we help you? Location is right in the heart of the city and easy to get around.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

Address: 4, Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
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Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#7 Family Hotel in Sofia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#13 Business Hotel in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 134
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