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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
Ranked #10 of 131 Hotels in Sofia
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

we were three in one room in a family vacation, it was very lovely.
the hotel has great location, large rooms, comfortable beds, delicious breakfast.
the staff was helpful and very nice. recommendable with full heart!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rama E
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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Rama E,

Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for your time to share your feedback via TripAdvisor.

It is real pleasure to hear that you had nice stay with us and you enjoyed the features of the hotel.

I am looking forward to welcoming you back when your travel plans bring you back in to the area.

Best regards,
Kiril Radoev
Front Office Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night for business, very impressed, huge luxurious and impeccable room with equally huge bathroom, affordable rates, free internet, excellent breakfast buffet with original croissants fresh grapefruit juice and even a bit of beehive with honey, nice service, highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2013
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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Lumzq,

Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for your time to share your feedback via TripAdvisor.

It is real pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and for the nice comments regarding the breakfast products and service. It is our ultimate goal always to strive for the excellency in the service that we provide.

I am looking forward to welcoming you back when your travel plans bring you back in to the area.

Best regards,
Kiril Radoev
Front Office Manager
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The location is perfect you can visit downtown Sofia, everything is walking distance. Room furniture is fine, clean and the personnel is polite, the cafe outside is good for a quick business discussion It justify the 5*

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank greg_lia
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

It was not the first time I stayed in this hotel (last time there were works going on) so it was a pleasure to come back on May 21 for 3 nights. The room 423 was clean and nice as one can expect, and all features worked well - except that the shower door did not close (no excuse for that). Staff is polite and nice, and always helpful. I had a late supper upon arrival at the terrace, and was quickly served with fresh and good food. One can have breakfast on the terrace as well. All in all a great hotel well situated with many restaurants in the neighbourhood, and - if you so desire - an escort service through the young man walking outside the hotel trying to capture clients for young willing woman (a payable service, by the way).

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank TheOne O
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Yoakum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Radisson Blu Sofia is truly a Grand Hotel but its the staff that bring the property well above the mark. Front desk staff great you with a smile every morning and again when returning Home from work. Although breakfast staff has a high tunrover in personnel they recover quickly and still perform well. Housekeeping does a fantastic job in working with guest schedules - thank you for working with me, yall.

Management, namely Kiril who has worked at the property from Bellman to Assistant Manager - knows how to lead by example ... Where else will you see a manager with a broom or mop in his hand.

Bellmen are more than happy to assist guests and are very knowledgeable about places to eat from upscale to the local pizza shop behind the hotel.

Thank you one and all for making me feel special and more importantly ... At Home. I will miss each and everyone of you.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Kenneth H
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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had a nice stay at this hotel !
The atmosphere and staff on this hotel is excellent .
They pick you at the airport, it´s a nice service.
Rooms are spacious and have really comfortable beds and the cleaning cervice is good.
Breakfast is served with some local products, and lot of choices .

The staff always try to help you or give you some suggestion with a smile :-)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cu_Gu
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Kiril R, Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Gu_Cu,

Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia!

It is really nice to hear that you really enjoyed your stay in our hotel. It is our ultimate goal to provide excellent service and product for our guests.

I am lloking forward to welcoming you back at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia when your travel plans bring you to the area.

Best regards,
Kiril Radoev
Operations Manager
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Udine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Decent hotel despite a bit spartan furnishing (the wardrobe without doors...?) Cleaning could be improved, so as room service (dinner for travellers arriving late).
The staff at reception could be more competent about the surroundings not just say "I'm not from around here".
The rest is Ok, nice breakfast, steady wifi, good location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank hanna_BY
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Property: Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
Address: pl.Narodno sabranie 4, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
Phone Number:
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 134
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 
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