Accord Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

17 Vladimir Vazov Boulevard, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
46%
6
Average
30%
4
Poor
7%
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7%
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 59% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families100
  • Couples50
  • Solo25
  • Business60

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Forum Posts

3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by schmechi

In October I'll stay 3 days in Sofia. I believe, that the inner city and the most sights can be made in one day, but how should I spend the rest?

Would you recommend a daytour to Boyana and Rila monastery with a rented car? Or would even be a daytrip to Plovdiv more recommendable? What do you think about Vitosha mountain?

Personally I am not to keen to hike the whole day, although I enjoy nature. I'd like to make the most of the "must-sees" in the limited time I'll be in Bulgaria...

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by stevemt

Personally, I think 3 days is too much for Sofia. The day trip to the m onastary would be good but not exactly cheap, Plodiv needs more than 1 day to see it.

STEVE

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by unaS

Sofia was pleasant but if I had to choose, I would prefer 2 days in Plovdiv and 1 day in Sofia.

To my regret I didn't get to the Rila Monastery, but the Bachkovo Monastery is a short bus ride from Plovdiv and worth visiting. If you don't want to spend time hiking in the area, the Bachkovo Monastery is a 1/2 day visit. If you have a car, that does make it easier.

Full details on my Sofia, Plovdiv and Bulgaria pages.

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by johngayton

Yes I'll join the consensus - three days is two too many for Sofia. A day trip to Plovdiv will give you a taste for the real Bulgaria but not enough time to really appreciate it. Personally I'd base myself in Plovdiv and take trips out from there (even one to Sofia if you really want to go there). Karlovo is well worth a visit if you are interested in Bulgarian history and the Rila monastery is almost as easily accessible from Plovdiv if you're driving as it is from Sofia.

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by schmechi

Staying in Sofia is indisputable, because the main reason of visiting Sofia is supporting my team in the European league against ZSKA. So the only practicable option is one day trip... Which one would you recommend, Rila monastery or Plovdiv?

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by stevemt

Probably the Rila Monastary

Or, you could do a 2 day trip (if the teams schedule would allow) to the monastary, Plodiv and back

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by unaS

LOL - So the reason for the trip makes Sofia the base, so be it.

I think that rather than rush it, Plovdiv should be saved for another trip when you can spend some time there and enjoy it.

Hopt tht your team wins :D

Re: 3 days in Sofia (or around?)

by IreneMcKay

I would certainly recommend the trip to Rila Monastery on one of your days. It is really beautiful and well worth seeing with beautiful paintings. The area around Rila is also lovely and would be worth exploring in your car.

We went to Plovdiv from Sofia and stayed 3 nights. It has lovely Roman remains and a beautiful old town. It could be done as a day trip from Sofia by car but it would, in my opinion, be a rather long and hectic daytrip and might be better with an overnight stop.

Travel Tips for Sofia

Restaurants

by hekate

Sofia is full of good restaurants.

The prices are more than reasonable, in most of the places the food is delicious and the service is relativly good in the mid class restaurants.

The average price per meal (salad+main dissh+soft drink) per person is usually not more than BGN 15 (EUR 7). I am talking about an order where no alcohol is included :).

High-end restaurants, of course, are more expensive :)

For more information on that subject you can chack up the tips under Retsaurant section. On the picture you can see my friend Gergana enjoying her meal in the Hadjidraganovite kashti restaurant nearby Princess Hotel.

She is having shashlik . Big scew with meat and vegitables :)

Filling Up Your Water Bottle

by johngayton

Aside from its strategic location in the valley between the Balkans and the Plana-Zavala Mountains probably the main reason why the city of Sofia became a city in the first place is the abundance of natural potable spring water. This made the area especially attractive to the Romans who, as we all know, were particularly fond of their baths and hence was the ideal location for them to build their substantial garrison town thus providing the initial foundations and infrastructure for what became, over the centuries following the Roman retreat, the city as it now stands.

The mineral springs still have their role in the day-to-day life of the local populus and there are now several outlets around the city where the waters are freely available which the locals and visitors take full advantage of.

The pic here is from the outlet in the city centre which is constantly busy with people variously just popping by to have a sip and a splash, filling their 20 litre water bottles and everything in between.

Trifon Zarezan (1 or 14 Feb)

by Scarlie

Az my father point out, I celebrate St Valentine, and he celebrates St Trifon - it's a question of priorities!

Trifon Zarezan is the day of the Vine-Growers. It's a lovely play of words - Zarezan means someone who 1. cuts the new vine; 2. has left all the hard work to do something pleasant; 3. is drunk like a log.

On that day, traditionally all men in the village go to the vine fields to do the 'cutting'. There are rites and rituals, special bread is made, blessings are given, but eventually all is topped off with a good pouring (ie consuming) of last-year's yield (which is I believe the sole purpose of the excercise!)

This is an old ritual that comes from the Thracian, and from there to Greek & Roman, customs. I'm sure this will continue to end of days.

a wooden wonder

by Flamegirl

This strange structure is a wooden sculpture built a couple of decades ago. Work was still in progress when the sculptor died, and sadly it has just been looped with a bit of barbed wire and abandoned.

The real beauty is in the details, which don't come out in the photo.

It is located in a little section of wood near Dianabad, to the south of the city. It's very close to the Russian Embassy.

Tattoo Studio " Inky Dragon"

by desert_princess

The pioneers in the tattoo art in Bulgaria have gone a long way to become the most professional and talented tattoo masters in Sofia.They are organising the bulgarian Tattoo Fest ,once a year,where tattoo studios from all over the country present and compete with their work .Think about it - If you're getting a tattoo - it's for the lifetime , so you better get the best of the best on your skin.....

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