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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel for one night in Sofia. The welcome at reception was exceptionally friendly and I was upgraded to a Business Class room, which - as an added bonus - came with free breakfast. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and quiet indeed - this may have been because it overlooked a side street. The weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My room faced the square so I had a nice view and not as much noise from the traffic as I thought it would be. I had double sinks in the bathroom with separate shower and tub, granite and marble everywhere. I especially liked the corridor to the restaurant because of the large mirrored wall panels with hidden door. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a decent spot near to the cathedral, plus easy to the metro, but the centre really is Vitosha Blvd which is a 15 minute walk. This isn't actually an issue as the walk is pretty pleasant. Lots of tours seem to stay here, so the occasional log jam for the lifts will drive you to go... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and modern hotel. I believe that it's one of the best ones in Sofia. The lobby is very beautiful, as well as the rooms. The hotel has a great restaurant next to it - Sasa, which offers the best asian food in the city.

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Darlington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights with a tour group and were very pleased with the hotel, breakfast buffet, and location. Our room was comfortable, the buffet included a number of meats, and we were just steps away from restaurants and historic buildings. Overall, it was a fine choice by our tour agency.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Radisson is centrally located in Sofia. It's across city hall and Alexander Cathedral, near a subway station also. The reception is majestic. The rooms are quite big. I found bed mattress too soft, however pillows and covers very comfortable. Room service is nice. Bathroom is good equipted. I found no iron in my room. Beware that you're required to pay... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked last minute by my partner as we had an overnight stopover heading to Bourgas. Great spacious room for us and the 2 children. Friendly staff and easy check in, everything clean and tidy and well maintained. We will stay again if doing same journey as don't think we would have found better for our needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel location is great, you can walk to most places you would like to see in Sofia. If you get a room with a (splendid) view on the Parliament and the Cathedral Nevski the visit starts the moment you enter the room. The room was spacious, with a very comfortable bed. Bathroom was also top notch with separate shower and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must be fair... it is not 5 star material. However the location is amazing as it is near all the important monuments as well as various nice bars and cafes. As far as the rooms are concerned, they are indifferent and stuck in the 90s. Comfi beds and pillows, poor mini bar and outdated furniture. Breakfast is rather good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a solid reliable choice in the center of Sofia. It is a contemporary to modern hotel. Clean with very personable staff. Right next to a metro station, walking distance to most Sofia attractions. Not a lot of "character", but a solid and reliable choice

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
History Built at the end of the 1960s, the hotel is part of Bulgaria’s cultural heritage and is within the architectural ensemble shaping the National Assembly Square. Located at the heart of the city, the hotel is part of one of world’s biggest hotel chains – Carlson Rezidor HotelGroup. All rooms on its north facade are overlooking the building of the Parliament right in front the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Gallery for Foreign Art and other cultural monuments. The latest design was appointed to the London-based worldwide¬¬ recognized designer Francis Sultana. His elegant approach combines contemporary and classic design, leaving a sense of style from the art deco era. The guests can now enjoy not only custom-made furniture for the building’s interior but also art pieces by the world’s top contemporary artists. Location Radisson Blu Grand Hotel is situated right in the heart of the downtown, in the middle of the most notable historical monuments and attractions the city has to offer. It is in a busy interchange of Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., which is the continuation of the one of Sofia’s major thoroughfare Tsarigradsko shose (fastest connection with Sofia Airport), and Vasil Levski Blvd. The hotel enjoys excellent visibility and benefits from its proximity to the main roads in the city, connecting the downtown area with the business areas and its top location, nightlife diversity wise. The area is a gathering point for people having the most preferable places for going out, combining trendy restaurants with the best known night clubs, opera house, theaters, etc. In only just a short walk one can enjoy a great variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, shopping areas and all types of trendy places the downtown offers. Facilities Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia currently has 142 rooms and apartments among which Business class and sumptuous Suits (with private balconies) giving unique views, a New York style restaurant on the Mezzanine level called Studio, due to the remarkable art pieces as part of its fully renovated interior inclusive of custom-made furniture, showcasing fresh international and local selections, a chic Lounge Bar, the place to enjoy a hot drink during the day or a fancy cocktail in the evening. On the same Mezzanine level there is a fully renovated conference center in elegant contemporary design. The famous, especially for Wedding celebrations & dinner cocktails, ballroom, has now a rentable area of 290 square meters and a capacity of 240 delegates in theatre style, completed by 3 break-out rooms with a capacity of up to 50 seats. They all offer much natural lighting, a lighting control system and modern audio-visual equipment in line with the Radisson Blu Experience Meetings concept. It is a new way Meetings & Events re-vitalise the positioning of the brand in the important Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events arena, and differentiate the brand offerings from those of our competitors. Experience Meetings concept provides meeting planners and delegates with the highest level of consistent product and service delivery, including the Brain Food strategy. This is a product for meetings and conferences developed in the partnership between the 5* Chefs of Radisson Blu and well known nutrition experts. Research over the past few years has shown that eating the correct nutrients, at the right times, improves our ability to learn and concentrate, promotes quicker reactions and even lowers stress levels. These are all factors that can affect the quality of a meeting. Brain Food helps ensure that all meeting participants remain healthy and alert all the way through a meeting. It is being served in the specious foyer on the Mezzanine level, perfect also for quick snack, coffee or cocktail at the Lobby bar area. A cozy Business Lounge with controlled access, guarantees privacy of the Business class guests and outside clients, who prefer to relax, read, catch up on e-mails, socialize or watch the favorite channels on 75” TV. This newly opened lounge, with inspirational atmosphere finished by contemporary art and natural daylight, offers comfortable seating areas to provide opportunities for semi-private meetings. The hotel hosts a nightclub, well-known brand in the night life scene of Sofia for years, as well as a fully renovated Casino. Just recently a Luxurious Asian restaurant opened at the ground floor level, offering the view of the Parliament square from inside and also from its outside garden. Yes I Can! The core service philosophy of the Rezidor Hotel Group is the unique Yes I Can! attitude towards all guests every day. As a result, guests with any request are met with a positive response, and made to feel that their well-being is the sole priority of the member of staff assisting them. Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia is proud to be the first Green Key Certificated Hotel in Bulgaria. Green Key Award is the largest eco-label for accommodation, recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP. This certificate guarantees to the guests that the hotel operates in a Think Planet way - reducing the environmental footprint without compromising comfort and quality: the award guarantees eco-friendly lights; reducing energy & water consumption; treating all waste water; recycling a maximum of waste and others, all in full compliance with the Responsible Business Policy of Rezidor Hotel Group. Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of Rezidor's broader commitment to sustainable development since the first environmental policy back in 1989. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

Address: pl.Narodno sabranie 4, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $86 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia Hotel Sofia
Radisson Sofia
Sofia Radisson
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#13 Family Hotel in Sofia
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