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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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4, Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Zurich
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank CSp S
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 

Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple of days in June along with my family (traveling from USA). This hotel is my default choice when visiting Sofia due to the very attentive and consistently exceeding my expectations level of service provided by the staff and management and due the hotel's central location which allows walking access to most of the downtown Sofia. This... More 

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

Dear VladQ, Many thanks for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed once again your stay with us. We highly value your favorable comments about the staff and the service and please rest assured that they will be passed on to them. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards,... More 

Washington DC
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Radisson for 2 nights in July. The room was very spacious, clean and the bathrooms are huge. The hotel is located very centrally and the view from our room was beautiful. We stayed in the 3rd floor. The hotel does have a breakfast buffet for 17 euros but we opted to walk around find cafes for... More 

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

Dear shossain6, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. We do love feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and the city of Sofia as a whole. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev... More 

Orleans, France
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for a business stay. Hotel is located in the middle of the city, 20min from the airport. They have a fitness room, a bar, room service and you can find restaurants and casino within walking distance. Great breakfast and very large rooms.

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Thank Gael M
Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Gael M, We appreciate you taking the time to complete a survey regarding your recent stay with us. On behalf of our entire staff here at the Radisson Blu we would like to thank you for your nice words and we do hope to see you again when your travel plans bring you back to the area! Best regards,... More 

Greece
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93 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Radisson Sofia has to acknowledge the fact that visitors do travel around the World.And compare Hotels and prices. This Radisson Blu will never see me again. At € 134 per night without breakfast,room 228 is day light robbery.I bet they couldn't construct a smaller room I invite anyone to pay an equivalent amount in Bucharest,Tirana,Belgrade. This money will buy you... More 

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

Dear Christospap, Thank you for sharing your feedback online. Please accept my sincere apologies for the fact that the accommodation you have been provided was not up to your expectations. Silver elite members of the Club Carlson program are entitled to the best room in the category booked upon availability. As far as the price is concerned please be informed... More 

London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One night in Sofia for work; a great location hotel and well connected for the airport. Good service throughout and a large comfortable room. The breakfast in the morning deserves mention; one of the best I've had in Europe for some time. A very enjoyable stay, thank you

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

Dear Chizzamerica, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. We love feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and especially our Super Buffet Breakfast. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE chose this hotel because of the location and the view. The hotel is quite modern and at the same time traditional--you feel very much at home in the room. It is good value for money, close to the train and many landmarks, yet quiet.I would recommend this hotel

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Thank MRO624
Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear MRO624, Thank you vey much for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your feedback online. I am really pleased to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager More 

Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Radisson Blu Grand Hotel is a classical business hotel built in the 70s I guess. Unfortunately the room looked like also out of this age and everything turned a little bit in the years. The employees are very helpful and tries to do everything to feel comfortable, unfortunately the gym was under contraction and closed but the hotel has... More 

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Thank Marc S
Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Marc S, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Please accept my apologies for the inconveniences about the closed gym and the windowless breakfast room. We are looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: 4, Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $82 - $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:
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Radisson Sofia
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