Metropolitan Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

64 Tsarigradsko shose Blvd, Sofia, 1784, Bulgaria
Metropolitan Hotel
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  • Families100
  • Couples89
  • Solo100
  • Business89

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Forum Posts

3 night stag do in Sofia?

by 1wakld89

Hi Everyone,
I am trying to decide on a stag do destination for early July.
Im looking for somewhere where the beer is cheap and the nights are long.
I have tried to look through europe for countries that are not in the Euro € in order to facilitate our cheap break away.
Not looking for a chaotic stag do i.e. Prague but the usual requirements for a standard stag do stand. Beer, Strip Clubs, Daytime activities etc.
Can anyone advise whether Sofia would be a good choice and good value for money i.e. Price of beers/clubs/food etc for someone coming from the UK??
Many thanks everyone

Re: 3 night stag do in Sofia?

by johngayton

No idea about the availability of strip clubs but as to the rest of your requirements then I suppose Sofia would fulfill them. Personally I'm very wary about Sofia as I often get the impression that this is a city that will fleece you whenever given the chance (not everywhere I should add as I have had some enjoyable meals and found some excellent little bars) and I certainly wouldn't even dream of trying to discover the "gentlemens" clubs.

Re: 3 night stag do in Sofia?

by pipilota72

I don't think that Sofia is the best choice, the part at that time of the year is on the Black sea coast. There are plenty of resorts that will provide you with the perfect party time and alcohol is still very cheap in comparison with western Europe. You can check Slanchev Briag ( Sunny Becah), Varna, Zlatni piasaci ( Golden sands), St. Konstantin and Elena resort, Albena and many others, just type Black Sea resorts in Google !

Re: 3 night stag do in Sofia?

by johngayton

I too would reccommend Varna rather than Sofia. Varna is a much more civilized city, and much more Bulgarian. Prices are a lot cheaper (ie you'll get a 0.5 l of beer (golyama) in Varna for what you'd pay for a small one in Sofia and if you stick to the Bulgarian brews such as Zagorka and Kamenitza and eat in the locals taverns (mehanas) you live can live pretty high on the hog really cheaply). I still wouldn't venture into the strip clubs though as these are run by the Bulgarian equivalent of the Mafia.

Travel Tips for Sofia

Sightseeing Sofia

by inaka

Hi Esse13,
The most interesting places in Sofia are: Boyana church, The Naitonal Museum of History, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Rotunda St. George and St. Petka Church.

You can also make a trip around the center of Sofia with the Sightseeing Double Decker. The ticked is ‘hop-on hop-off’ and is valid 24 hours. It costs around 11 EUR.

If you have time you can visit Rila Monastery which is around 150 km from Sofia and is a must for a visit to Bulgaria.

For more useful info about a trip in Bulgaria you can visit the following page [url][/url]

Have a nice trip :)

National Palace of Culture

by matza

Usually referred to as NDK. This spaceship-like modern building, which you cannot miss near the top end of Vitosha Blvd was opened in 1981 at enormous cost to the nation reflected in much of the original and dramatic art commissioned for the building. The several-building complex serves as a congress centre and also houses several large concert halls, exhibition space, offices, cinemas, restaurants and shops. The pedestrian area outside provides countless open air cafes and entertainment rides for young children. Sadly the magnificent fountains are dry. The NDK plays an active part in Sofia’s cultural diary.

Bulgarians are very...

by Niablue

Bulgarians are very open-hearted people. You can feel the different atmosphere and spirit of the Balkans once you've come here. You may find that it is very easy to make friends here and also don’t be surprised that sometimes you will find people reacting a little too emotional - this is somehow part of our nationality. And if you allow me I can give you this advice try to explore our roots and traditions, customs and folklore. Bulgarian folk songs and dances are really something we are very proud of - it is a lovely combinations of melodious tunes and beautiful voices, fiery and lively dances and brightly colored costumes. Try to listen to the songs of the 'The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices' or enjoy the performance of one of famous folklore ensembles and I am sure that this will be an unforgettable experience you will always remember.
'The beauty of perfection!
The perfection of beauty!
Within these two exclamations lies the Mystery of Bulgarian song.'
Marcel Cellier

European Union with a twist

by Assenczo

O Sofia, Sofia! My birth place and probably last anchorage was not palatable at all. This particular spot (Mladost 4) is dear to my heart because of the many fine moments I have had during my teenage years. Right now it has been developed beyond recognition. Right beside the ugly apartment buildings of the communist/socialist era a new and swanky office buildings have sprouted up like mushrooms quite appropriately in what used to be a disused meadow. So far so good on side of progress but there is a little "BUT" with capital letters. This new development has been built by a German company with broad interests in Bulgaria and they have outdone themselves in the sense that instead of just boring office towers they have produced architecture which is no mean achievement. Blown away by the newly rediscovered freedom of expression in aluminum, glass and other flexible materials, I started snapping at the wonderful environment. In no less than a couple of minutes a security guard leaped out of nowhere to deliver his warning: “Picture taking is forbidden!” Wow, this sounded very communist and it took more than a double take to realize what was going on (I checked with the ugly apartment buildings and yes, indeed, they were beyond the fence of the “Business Park”). Still, feeling rather a foreigner than a local and being led by my kind “hosts” who dared not to ask the question “Why?” I behaved as a well-brought-up individual and shut up myself. So the mystery remains out there, why in “new Europe” and the backyard of the “old Europe” where its “values” have triumphed there is this sickening resemblance of the old “non-European” days?

If techno is in your blood..

by Niablue

The only reason you will probably miss this event is that unfortunately it happens only once in a year on the Sofia’s streets. But if you come in the very beginning of July you can have the unique chance to see the techno parade held every year in the center of the city where you can enjoy lots of good techno music and DJ’s performances from one of the best DJ around the world. It is great fun and the view of this huge crowd dancing on the streets can only make you move your body to the rhythm too. So put your craziest clothes, make your hair-style, get your smile with you and you are ready for the party.


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