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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent rooms and very good indian restaurants nearby as well as continental resturants available. Every shopping and entertainment zones are within a walking distance. Costs in bulgaria are quite reasonable compared to other European countries.

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Zürich
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No, I did not stay at the Sofia Hotel Balkan. We had to leave as LH was on strike. We had prepaid our room and we were close to arrival. No need for the Hotel to refund us. However, the Sofia was flexible and kind and cancelled the reservation, refunding us. I travel a lot and I think it is... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel location cant be beat. The sofia free tour, a must do starts a few minutes from here. You are a short walk from the roman ruins. The presidents office is on the other side of this building. The building the hotel is housed in was built by the communist to show power and opulence. The hallways inside the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for two days on business. Construction in front of hotel hinders arrival. Taxi and Uber drivers don't like that they have to pay for parking if they stay longer than five minutes. Check in OK, was supposedly upgraded (SPG Gold) but it was more like a move from their smallest room type in the back to the front of... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a few days in a room at the back overlooking the Rotunda church. Our room was very comfortable and the bed in particular was superb. Breakfasts were OK though it was sometimes difficult to get the attention of the waitresses. Reception staff in particular were very helpful. The hotel is very well placed with most of the main... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in location right off the central metro station Serdika and it is in the same building as the president's office! The lobby feels grand. The bar also looks cool. The service all over feels subpar, or not so "luxury". For example, as SPG gold they were giving a welcome drink, for only one person. I was given... More 

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Yambol, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one of my favorite all-time hotels; the service is supreme, the ambience is great. Old-fashioned, perhaps, but I love the high ceilings and marble columns. The food is, if not award winning, very good with the buffet breakfast being particularly memorable. I will definately return, as I have several times in the past.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you stay in what we call 'luxury' hotels you would expect a bit more smoother service. We specifically told upon check-in that we wanted to have breakfast included in the room price. Yet, every morning the same 'hostess' came up to us and reminded us, several time (like an annoying alarm bell) that 'breakfast was not included in the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel situated in the heart of Sofia. The hotel surrounds an incredibly well-preserved Roman ruin, the Church of St George. It's been a few years since I've visited, yet it stands out in my memory, as it's an impressive site.

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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning architecture with the marble stair and wide halls inside and beautiful facade from the outside. Excellent location to walk around and visit the beautiful Sofia. The 'executive' room at the 4th floor was smaller than expected, I don't know if it is 30 sqm as declared on the web site. Terrible smell of smoke maybe from the overnoisy airconditioning... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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Sophisticated hotel in traditionally styled, 5-story building located at city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Address: pl.Sveta Nedelya 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: ₹ 4,730 - ₹ 10,213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 184
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Also Known As:
Sheraton Sofia
Sofia Sheraton
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#7 Family Hotel in Sofia
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#20 Business Hotel in Sofia
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“Our room at the back of the hotel was quiet, except when they had a function in the ballroom.”
 of 5 bubbles ejw32, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floors have good views over city. Courtyard rooms overlook Government offices with interesting comings and goings.”
 of 5 bubbles chasdart, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“High up to not get the noice from the main road outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 233janericn, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Spaghetti Bar and Restaurant, which is across the street as you walk to Bul. Vitoshi, is a great place to eat”
  • View of the Cathedral Church Sveta Nedelva
 of 5 bubbles 719gear_id_, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They all seem to be great places.”
  • A Roman ruin being excavated. In the parking lot!
 of 5 bubbles Silvertip1946, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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