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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Check in was quick. Lovely clean room with a good view. Room had all the usual things safe, tv and toiletries. Hotel bar was was very good to, only complaint was no beer on draft only bottles. Didn't try the spa or restaurant. Great location in the city with everything walking distance away. I would...

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

Dear 786Chris82, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Radisson Blu Sofia offers nice spacious rooms and a central location. The lobby area is big and functional, although the bar is at the Mezzanine level and offers no views, no music or entertainment... rather dull... The breakfast menu was poor and overpriced... it simply is not acceptable for a Radisson hotel to offer eggs on the menu and...

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

Dear Alex03127, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor. I appreciate your nice words about the hotel and would like to assure you that your comments about your dining experiences will be addressed as well. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Kiril...

Elliniko, Greece
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We are a family of three with a young son, and we stayed at this hotel for one night. It is centrally located. The rooms are spacious, and I liked that the beds had lots of pillows. The room service was delicious. If you can snag a deal from this hotel in the off season, go for it. In peak...

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

Dear Hugjessica, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor. I am really glad to read out that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am looking forward to welcoming you again when your travel plans bring you back to Sofia! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in November 2016 with a family of 4. Although the hotel itself is a bit dated it is still clean : the staff were excellent and friendly. We got a good size suite which was great for two children. Very close to central Sofia so good restaurants and sights are closed at hand.

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

Dear Stuart L, 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. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A very nice hotel at the heart of the city. Hotel rooms are large and comfortable but a bit dim.. Bathrooms are modern. Breakfasts are a bit weak. meals are excellent.. Hotel staff are very helpful. I certainlt recommend this nice hotel to everyone..

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

Dear ersant124, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback online. I am really thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your nice words about the staff are aslo highly appreciated. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great location for a hotel. Right in the center with restaurants and bars close by. Staff is not very happy but still polite. It's the second time I stay there and I won't change it for the moment. The Asian restaurant close to the hotel is worth a try.

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

Dear BuruiDragos, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

5 th floor with bussiness rooms are ok bur the rest ones are pretty ised. The bed is very comfy and relaxins and the general is good. There is a good cigar shop and a great club in the hotel. The sushi restaurant is cheap and is very good also there is an currency exchange shop nearby. So as over...

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

Dear globelsaint, 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. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stayed in this hotel in October and it was wonderful. Very, very spacious suite facing to the Plaza, very clean and very polite staff. The only thing I'd complain about is the business lounge, where we had access to. Very poor...I'd be embarrassed to call that business lounge and offer , basically, nothing to eat or few options of...

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

Dear Daisymachado, 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. your feedback about the Business Lounge has been taken on board. I am looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel...

Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stylish, elegant hotel in the very heart of Sofia. Very friendly stuff. Stayed in the business class room. It's quiet big with 2 restrooms. Nice bathroom. WIFI is super fast. Breakfast has good selection.

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

Dear nayaStars, I really 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 Grand Hotel Sofia I would like to thank you for your business and I do hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area! Sincerely,...

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

For a business trip, this hotel is in a decent location with about a 10-15 min walk to local eateries and easy enough to order a cab for further out. The reception was welcoming and our rooms were ready. They are of a good size and well proportioned. The bathroom too is very roomy. As you'd perhaps expect this isn't...

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Dear Pequenamujer, I highly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. On behalf of our entire staff here at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia let me apologize for the concerns you have about your experience at this hotel. We do value your comments and will use them to fine tune our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre 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)
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: ₹ 6,547 - ₹ 15,124 (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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#2 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#7 Business Hotel in Sofia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
#13 Family Hotel in Sofia
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