Location: Out of the center of Sofia downtown. Located in what seems like a relatively new business park. Taxi and bus accessible, though beware that for the bus (found behind the cinema) it takes sometime to get to somewhere near downtown but still requires about 10 mins by foot to the city center.
Staff: Very friendly staff. Felt very welcome and staff spoke very good English. Informative about most general common questions.
Rooms: Very modern and clean rooms. Nicely designed for both business and leisure travellers. Good amenities. Good temperature control too.
Food/drinks: Good selection of food and drinks. Prices are quite ok compared to western Europe standard, but as expected,slightly more expensive than normal bars and restaurants on the street.
Status recognition: This is the only downside. Although recognized as Plat member, no visual or other perks provided. Not even sure if my room was an upgraded one. Only provided with a 10% F&B voucher which I think is quite lame. No other recognition provided. Maybe a free b'fast or some other perks would have been nice.
Overall: Good business hotel if you have to be around the area. For pure touristic purposes, a bit far from the main tourist attractions, unless you have a car or willing to pay for the taxi or the long bus ride.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm "Welcome" to Sofia's newest 5 Star hotel. Winner of the InterContinental Hotels Group ‘Best Newcomer Award’ 2008, the 'Building of the Year Award" and the InterContinental Hotels Group ‘Torchbearer Award’ 2009, 2010 and 2011 the Holiday Inn, Sofia features the highest standards of international contemporary design, comfort and service alongside unparalleled facilities in one of Eastern Europe's most vivacious, dynamic and charismatic cities.Enjoy the best of both worlds with extensive SPA and Conference facilities at the exceptional 5 Star hotel Holiday Inn Sofia, Bulgaria. Just 10 minutes from Sofia Airport and Sofia City Center on the hotel’s shuttle bus, the hotel is ideally located in the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains within close proximity of Sofia city centre.Winner of numerous international awards, the Holiday Inn Sofia is proud of its unrivalled levels of standards and services. The Holiday Inn Sofia offers 130 luxurious spacious bedrooms, including Executive Rooms and Suites, many with breathtaking views of the imposing Vitosha Mountain.The hotel’s extensive Conference & Banqueting facilities are unrivalled in Sofia, combining the latest technology with personalized service. Dedicated staff on our self-contained conference & banqueting floor will help to ensure the smooth running of your event in 11 state-of-the-art function suites with space for between 10-300 guests. The Holiday Inn Sofia provides a variety of gourmet dining experiences, ranging from a seasonal A la Carte menu or quality bar meals to a variety of delicious lunch and dinner buffets. We are certain you will enjoy the “Esprit Fitness & Spa”, including a 19m pool with separate children’s pool, indoor & outdoor Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Gym and Solarium, not to mention our numerous Treatment Rooms for those who prefer to relax and be pampered ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sofia Hotel Sofia
- Sofia Holiday Inn