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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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Visited in Oct and found this hotel very comfortable. Rooms are very spacious, good amenities and excellent service during check-in and check-out. Rooms in higher floor gives a very good view of surroundings. Wide range for breakfast and was really good and tasty

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Radisson gets a little short of top marks, in need of improvement; breakfast area on the mezzanine floor gets way too busy and lacks capacity to accommodate large numbers early in the morning... Try replacing those 4-6 seater tables with doubles to make room. The hall carpet on the first floor needs to go or get repaired, does nothing... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is located on the square opposite to the parliament, the is a restaurant Casino and Night Club in the hotel which worked well for us on the first day we got in since we needed a day to get used to the weather coming from sunny Dubai. It's also walking distance from a lot of attractions and restaurants... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, as it was pointed our before by other travellers the main advantage of the hotel is its location. Indeed, it is not a luxury hotel, moreover I would hardly call it modern business hotel considering outdated furniture in rooms and stained, worn out carpets everywhere. However, if you don't care for mentioned stuff book a room. Breakfast is ok,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in the centre on town and an excellent location. Rooms was very spacious and clean and most facilities were all available. Breakfast was very good and staff were helpful and friendly Does not seem to attract the friedly evening visitors that other hotels do and feels safe and secure

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just returned from Sofia had to write about this hotel. We stayed in Room 103, our view was amazing. Our room was huge, very clean and beds very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and obliging. The choice at breakfast was amazing, including things like a fresh honeycomb, a side of fresh salmon, eggs cooked anyway you wished and so... More 

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The location is superb and worth staying here for that reason alone. Rooms, food etc are functional, but it has everything you need and service was always with a smile. Get a room facing the parliament.

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Luanda, Angola
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room offered was a little bigger than a broom closet, the A/C didn't work properly. The view from the room was on a back yard and a wall of next door building. However the price for this room was for a 5 star hotel penthouse with panoramic sea view. Never again I will stay in this hotel there are... More 

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Kiril R, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear johan b, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We strive towards 100% Guest Satisfaction and your feedback is extremely important to us. I was disappointed to read that on this occasion we did not entirely meet your expectations. I would like to apologize and assure you that your feedback will be taken onboard.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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
  • Babysitting
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: $82 - $225 (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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#2 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#7 Business Hotel in Sofia
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#13 Family Hotel in Sofia
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