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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything satisfying and clean,anonymous, no special service or else, but well working as it seemed. The location is great because you can walk by foot to discover the city with some sights a bit, even if you don't have spare time off for that.

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

best ever location very good breakfast very nice Asian restaurant for lunch and dinner rooms old but well-kept service good would definitely recommend for biz travelers plenty of nice restaurants nearby

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Hiram, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: Very nice location! Just across the street from the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Breakfast buffet was well stocked and tasty. Bed was very comfortable! Lots of art inside the hotel. Cons: Rooms are somewhat dated and needed repair. Our bathroom had a drip from the ceiling with peeling paint. No USB Ports in the room and no plugs near the... More 

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

Dear jameswade2016, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your experience online. I am glad to hear that you had nice time with us.I highly appreciate your constructive feedback and I want to assure you that we will use it when the planned renovation commence in the near future. I am looking forward to... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concept and building of the hotel is for sure very interesting and represents the international brand trend. As for all Radissons, as I am fine of their breakfast - was perfect and cannot complain for antything. Hotel is a bit used and in some stage will need to go for renovation, however rooms are large and location of the hotel... More 

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

Dear Lauder T, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for sharing you feedback via TripAdvisor. I am really glad to read that you had nice time with us and you appreciate the concept of the hotel and the location. Please be informed that there is renovation that has started with the public places and it will touch the rooms... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years my experiences with Radisson hotels (Rad, Rad Blu, and Park Inn) have been both good and bad. However my last enjoyable experience was during a stay at Rad Blu/Sochi (Adler). However, after a recent one night stay in Sofia I will no longer use this hotel chain. Nothing horrible happened there, it's just too expensive for sub-par... More 

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

Dear ben m, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and I do appreciate you taking the time to complete a survey regarding your recent stay with us. On behalf of our entire staff here at our hotel I apologize for the concerns you have about your experience at our hotel. I do appreciate your feedback and... More 

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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very centrally located and walking distance from most sites in Sofia. The hotel staff are very efficient, friendly and helpful. The concierge assisted me in hiring a driver and tour guide to do a private tour for 6 of us- it was cheaper than yours you can book on viator or other similar platforms- we went to... More 

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

Dear Jessica A, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

Pune, India
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here during my first visit to Sofia/Bulgaria. The staff are courteous. I did not have dinner at the hotel so cannot comment. The breakfast is typical hotel fare. The room was slightly small for the price but I was alone on a business trip so did not mind it. Overall a good hotel at Sofia which is good city!

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

Dear r_lembard, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your feedback online. I am really glad to read that you have enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

Hong Kong
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, walked everywhere. Good rooms with amazing bed and pillows (intended to buy one). With mini bar and kettle. Rooms are quite traditional but with great views of public buildings. Helpful staff, good outside bar- restaurant. Quiet area.

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

Dear Jane B, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for sharing your recent experience via TripAdvisor. We love feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

Zurich
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Good Hotel next to the Parliament and in the center of the city, since there is no Marriott around, it is a gold alternative in the city center. However, the rooms need some renovation. Moreover, there is a nice Asian restaurant next to the hotel which has excellent food and nice staff.

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

Dear CSp S, Many thanks for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
Internet
  • 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: $87 - $226 (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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