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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for two nights in a standard double room. The room is nicely laid out and comfortable and overlooked the central courtyard with a brilliant view of the cathedral. The breakfast is excellent with lots on offer - although if you're a vegetarian, best to have an omelette to order. The staff are friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on business for three nights. It's well located, the staff are friendly and efficient and speak good English. The restaurant which is part of the hotel is good, and the buffet breakfast is fine. I had an enormous room on the 6th floor with a fabulous balcony. It was spotlessly clean but the decor is tired to say the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok , it's the Radisson, so the standard is there, so no issues. It's location is absolutely outstanding to explore the city. The staff is friendly and the price is quit do-able. Breakfast & bar have been tested and liked. Especially the breakfast gives you the energy to walk the streets !

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been staying in this hotel since 2015 and the services continued to be great.The concierge, check in/check out processes were made easy and efficient by an excellent, efficient and very helpful reception staff to whom I am so greatful particularly the hotel manager Kiril Radoev,Sevda Hddjieva,stela and the rest of the staff. Furthermore, the rooms are clean, comfortable...

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Greece
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location, as it is in the city center. The rooms and bathrooms should be renovated, while the carpets in the corridors are worn out. Average value for money. Nice breakfast, professional personnel.

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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

There are construction in part of the hotel very noisy and disturbing. It was impossible to rest at the evenings. And all was a soprice to me, if I knew it in advance I wouldn't reserve in this hotel.

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

Dear david448, Thank you for sharing your feedback online. I am really sorry to hear that your stay with us has not been quite satisfactory. There is in fact some works in an adjacent building. However there is no consruction noise audible in the hotel after 18.00 o'clock. I do hope that you will give us a chance to restore...

Greer, South Carolina
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We chose the Radisson for the location and it did not disappoint. Easy to get to the main tourist attractions and many fine restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay. They have ten parking spots directly in front of the hotel and 24 hours is just 10 euros. They have a nice breakfast and friendly staff.

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Milano
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Hotel located in the city centre. Old structure with old room, really to be renovated. Too soft pillow, really uncomfortable. Too expensive for service offered. Breakfast quite poor. Wi-Fi weak. Not a 5* hotel, maybe 3*...

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

Dear filifilo, Thank you for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor. I am really sorry to read that your stay with us has not been up to your expectations. I would like to assure you that your comments about the breakfast and the WiFi will be addressed. I hope that you will give us another chance to show you that we...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited 2-3 times annually. Hotel is in a great location, walking distance from many attractions. Upper floor rooms offer awesome view! Breakfast is very good. Though service is excellent, hotel rooms needs basic renovation!

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed February 3, 2017

The Radisson hotel has a friendly helpful staff with people who speak English at the front desk. My stay included breakfast which was quite delightful. Just off the lobby is an Asian restaurant that is really quite good and great value. Adjacent the hotel is a night club and casino but neither create any noise issues for hotel guests.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $98 - $231 (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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#7 Business Hotel in Sofia
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#13 Family Hotel in Sofia
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