Having a complicated and unique history, Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia has many things to offer to its visitors. Beautiful churches that used to be mosques for several centuries, the Soviet architecture, the famous Vitosha mountain, and the recently discovered treasured Roman ruins make this city absolutely worth visiting. As Sofia is a green city, there are various gorgeous parks, such as Borisova Gradina, located in the city center. Sofia is also considered the EU’s cheapest capital city, so if you are looking for affordable accommodation options, this city is an ideal place. Not to mention that you can attend to many free tours to get the most of this beautiful city.

Read on to find out about 10 best hotels in Sofia for all budgets, and plan your next trip with us!

A list of hotels in Sofia

  Hotel name Rating Website Room rates at Booking.com Room rates/night during High season (July) Room rates/night during Low season (March)
Luxury
1. InterContinental Sofia  5 GO Check rates 142 $ 109 $
2. Grand Hotel Sofia  4.5 GO Check rates 117$ 100 $
3. Hilton Sofia 4.5 GO Check rates 140 $ 140 $
4. Hotel Anel 4.5 GO Check rates 103 $ 94 $
Mid-range
5. Central Hotel Sofia 4.5 GO Check rates 89 $ 88 $
6. Novotel Sofia 4.5 GO Check rates 110 $ 87 $
7. Suite Hotel Sofia 4.5 GO Check rates 74 $ 48 $
Budget
8. Hotel Favorit 4.5 GO Check rates 65 $ 63 $
9. Budapest Hotel 4.5 GO Check rates 60 $ 59 $
10. Hotel Niky 4.0 GO Check rates 56 $ 56 $

A map illustrating the locations of the 10 best hotels in Sofia. View the full map here.

A map with locations of the hotels
A map with locations of the hotels

1. InterContinental Sofia

InterContinental Sofia. Guest room
InterContinental Sofia. Guest room

A modern luxury hotel with perfect location, offering breathtaking views of Narodno Sabranie Square and Alexandar Nevski Cathedral. The hotel has adults-only accommodation and features various facilities, such luxury restaurants, fitness center and a lounge bar.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is situated near the major city attractions
  • Guests can go hiking or cycling near the hotel
  • Car rental services are available
  • Ivan Vazov Theater, Presidency, and Archaeological Museum are also located near the hotel
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • The hotel doesn’t have a pool.

Website

https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/sofia/sofco/hoteldetail

2. Grand Hotel Sofia

Grand Hotel Sofia. Guest room
Grand Hotel Sofia. Guest room

This luxury hotel is a perfect choice for international business travelers and for various high-profile events. Plus, the hotel guests should not miss the memorable culinary experience at the hotel restaurants: Grand Café and Shades of Red.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • The hotel is 5 minutes away from the Serdika underground station
  • Grand Hotel Sofia is also close to many government institutions, the Bulgarian National bank, and The National Theatre.
  • The guests can enjoy the views of the City Garden from the hotel
  • There are over 400 oil paintings inside the hotel
  • A private lounge area in the hotel
  • A complimentary yoga set is available for the hotel guests

Cons

  • The hotel doesn’t have a pool, but a spa and fitness centers are available

Website

https://www.grandhotelsofia.bg/

3. Hilton Sofia

Hilton Sofia. Guest room
Hilton Sofia. Guest room

Located at the opposite side of the National Palace of Culture and overlooking the Vitosha Mountain, Hilton Sofia promises unforgettable vacations. The hotel has 245 rooms, situated on 8 floors, Executive Lounge area, Fitness center, and a Health club.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • Stylish and spacious rooms
  • Free bicycle rental service is available from April-October
  • Heated indoor pool
  • A 24-hour gym and a beauty salon are available
  • Airport shuttle service is available upon request

Cons

  • Some guests think the hotel is a little overpriced.

Website

https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/bulgaria/hilton-sofia-SOFHIHI/index.html

4. Hotel Anel

Hotel Anel. Guest room
Hotel Anel. Guest room

Thanks to its prime location, Hotel Anel provides easy access to major shopping areas, business and banking institutions, tourists attractions and nightlife. This hotel is perfect for business travelers as it has conference and event space for board meetings, seminars, annual meetings, etc.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • A sport center and spa with sauna, steam room, infra-red sauna are available
  • The hotel restaurant features a live music every night (20:00-22:00)
  • 18-meter heated pool
  • The rooms are styled with unique artworks and furniture
  • Airport shuttle service is available for an additional charge

Cons

  • Nothing in particular to add here.

Website

https://www.hotelanel.com/

5. Central Hotel Sofia

Central Hotel Sofia. Guest room
Central Hotel Sofia. Guest room

This beautiful hotel, located in the city center, offers 70 rooms, 3 conference halls, a restaurant, business center, and spa. Additionally, there are rooms for guests with special needs, parking, and car rental services are also available.

Hotel class

4 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • The hotel guests can easily walk to Serdika underground railway station (about 550m)
  • The guests can also visit Banya Bashi Mosque by walking
  • The Archeological Museum is 900 m from the hotel
  • Non-smoking rooms

Cons

  • The hotel doesn’t have pool or a fitness center.

Website

http://central-hotel.com/en/

6. Novotel Sofia

Novotel Sofia. Guest room
Novotel Sofia. Guest room

This newly opened modern hotel has every facility for a perfect vacation, including spacious and stylish rooms, a fitness center, steam bath, and a restaurant offering international cuisine.

Hotel class

4 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • The hotel is close to Tsarigradsko Shose Boulevard and the European Trade Centre
  • A summer terrace is available
  • Airport shuttle bus service is available for an additional fee
  • Most of the hotel rooms offer a stunning view of Vitosha Mountain
  • Free private parking is available

Cons

  • The hotel is not very suitable for business travelers.

Website

https://novotel-sofia.hotel-ds.com/en/

7. Suite Hotel Sofia

Suite Hotel Sofia. Guest room
Suite Hotel Sofia. Guest room

Located in the Students’ district, this new 4-star hotel is combining an innovative design and home comfort with modern lifestyle. The hotel’s Zest restaurant offers home made meals in a modern, stylishly designed area. There is also a large conference center available with a panoramic view.

Hotel class

4 stars

Pros

  • Bright and spacious rooms with large windows
  • A monthly chef’s menu with 30% discount
  • Fully equipped conference rooms
  • The hotel is 8-minute drive from the city center
  • Shuttle service available
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • The hotel has no spa center or pool. Other than that, it is positively rated.

Website

http://www.suitehotelsofia.bg/

8. Hotel Favorit

Hotel Favorit. Guest room
Hotel Favorit. Guest room

Perfectly located in the heart of Sofia’s central area, this hotel is, at the same time, far from the city noise. Hotel Favorit has 20 rooms and 5 suites, beautifully furnished to provide the hotel guests a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • The hotel is close to the central railway, the Lavov Most Metro Station and bus stations
  • The guests can reach Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Nezavisimost Square and other tourist attractions from the hotel
  • The hotel is 10 minutes from the city center
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • The hotel doesn’t have a spa center, pool or fitness center.

Website

https://www.hotelfavorit.bg/en

9. Budapest Hotel

Budapest Hotel. Guest room
Budapest Hotel. Guest room

Located on a street of its name, Budapest Hotel offers 31 rooms, 22 deluxe rooms, 3 studios, and a Presidential Suite.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is 5 minutes away from the Central Train Station
  • Sofia Airport is 20 minutes away
  • The Budapest restaurant serves both modern Bulgarian and Hungarian cuisine
  • The hotel is close to shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and commercial districts
  • Shuttle bus service
  • Pets are allowed

Cons

  • The hotel has mostly positive reviews

Website

https://www.hotelbudapest.bg/en-gb

10. Hotel Niky 

Hotel Niky. Guest room
Hotel Niky. Guest room

An all-suite hotel offering modern and comfortable atmosphere combined with elegant furnishings. This hotel is a perfect choice for business travelers and visitors interested in churches, monuments, and budget-friendly travelling.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is 2 km from Sofia’s largest park, the South park
  • An on-site restaurant with open-air terrace
  • Guest can have dinner at the fireplace
  • A computer corner with internet is available free of charge
  • Non-smoking rooms

Cons

  • The hotel has no spa, pool or fitness center. Other than that, nothing to add here.

Website

https://hotel-niky.com/

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