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Grand Hotel Sofia

1 Gurko Street, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
(5 star hotel)
#2 of 302 hotels in Sofia
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 22, 2014

The Grand is a great hotel. If you are looking for a quiet setting with all the comforts you need – this is your hotel. I was very fortunate to stay here and enjoy one of the best weekends of my life. The hotel is located in the middle of many government buildings, has a very beautiful park on one side and is very comfortable. It is also right in the middle of any walking tour of the historical sites in Sofia. My room was perfect one I had everything I wanted inside my room. It was massive, had a huge bed, fantastic bedroom and all the comforts of home (if you are rich). If someone was planning a romantic getaway – this would be the place in Sofia.

When I arrived I was greeted warmly and shown to my quiet room. I had asked repeatedly for a quiet room (with a piano) and they gave me a room overlooking the park and Arts XXXXXXXXX. It could not have been quieter. By the way, they did explain there were 2 pianos on the ground floor if I wished to use them. My room had every comfort. A nice TV, a full set of living room furniture, a millions lights, lots of mirrors, desk, chairs, and an amazing amount of storage space. The rooms are so large you could even have a fashion photo-shoot in there if you had a model or 2.

The mini bar and snacks were an absolute gourmet assortment and I did actually try a few in the middle of the night. Not cheap, but good.

The bathroom was off of the corridor where they keep your umbrella. Huge bath, separate shower, bidet, mirrors, shaving mirror, and lots of great towels. The toiletries were world class. The best parts were the robes. Comfort and luxury. If you are here on a rendezvous weekend, you could wear these down to the Jacuzzi and sauna.

The hotel has a beautiful looking restaurant, 2 bars and a very nice lobby. It really is a classy place to stay. It’s heavily protected by the Police and it is a quick walk to restaurants, bars, historical sites, transport, shops and an outdoor market.

This is a top hotel in Sofia and it made me very happy. I am so glad I stayed here and I enjoyed every single second I stayed here.

Unique Quality:

• Fantastic central location if exploring Sofia by foot
• 105 oversized rooms (50 sqm)
• 17 suites including Panorama rooms and suites with large terrace
• 2 lavish Grand suites
• Rooms with garden view
• 24 hour room service
• Quiet

• Free Wi-Fi
• Large furniture and desk
• Mini bar, in-room safe , wide LCD TV screen
• Fantastic toiletries
• In-room climate control
• Bathtub and separate shower, bidet
• Robes and a hairdryer

• Shades of Red International Restaurant with terrace overlooking the city garden
• Grand Café
• Triaditza breakfast room with open-air terrace
• 24-hour Lobby bar
• Private dining lounge

• Fitness room, Sauna & steam bath
• Jacuzzi, Solarium, Beauty & Body treatments

Services & Other Facilities:
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
• Concierge services, Valet car parking, 24-hour Room service
• Airport pick-up, Rental cars & city tours
• Laundry & dry cleaning
• Health centre & beauty parlour, boutique and In-house florist

• Business centre
• Wi-Fi & LAN high-speed Internet
• Mailing, courier services, scanning, photocopying, faxing, printing & typing
• Document binding & laminating
• Laptop rental
• Multilingual secretarial support

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Another Great Business Hotel - in a great area

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 6, 2007

I also stayed here on business and was very happy with the accomodations. The fitness facilities were small, but well worth the 10 lev.

There is less traffic in the area than the Sheraton, and is more centrally located to St Sofia Church and the Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Unique Quality: The fitness center is small, but has some nice facilities - sauna, steam room, solarium, jacuzzi. However, the water in the jacuzzi was cold. The breakfast room on the first floor was first class.

Directions: The Grand Hotel Sofia (not to be confused with the Grand Hotel Bulgaria around the corner) is located next to the National Theater and a park that has numerous chess matches being played.

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Good hotel in the heart of the city...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 10, 2006

This is definitely a 5 stars hotel at any western standard, price included!

The staff is very helpful and the rooms are surprisingly spacious!! Very nice and very comfortable, the least you could expect for this kind of hotel.

The location of the hotel is perfect, just in the center and simply walking around let you see some of the main sights of Sofia. My room was overlooking a big square and the national theater: a great view specially during the night.

The restaurant was just decent, it was not bad but not exceptional neither!

If I want to be neatpicking, I'd complain about the internet connection. I was expecting wireless connectivity but instead, I had to go to the reception to ask a long ethernet cable...

Unique Quality: ...but I won't complain, Internet was free !!

The size of the room was somehow unique as well!

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Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 21, 2006

Very friendly and efficient service. Excellent food. Good central location. Shuttle bus to & from airport (avoids rip off taxis!). Very good place, but at a price

Unique Quality: Enormous rooms!

Directions: opposite telecoms building in city centre

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better than the best :-)

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 6, 2006

I thought the SAS Radisson was good, but the new Grand Hotel Sofia (on Gurko St. across from the main post office) tops it.

The rooms are huge and very well appointed. Service is exemplary. I paid less than a room at the Radisson would have cost for the same night; I think it was 140 Euros versus 160, or something like that.

Truly a comfortable hotel, and within easy walking distance of everything downtown. There's also a large park right out back.

Do not confuse this one --Grand Hotel Sofia-- with the Grand Hotel Bulgaria, which is what they used to call the Radisson.

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Grand hotel Sofia*****

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2005

One of the latest Hotels in Sofia located in the pure center across the main post office
Hotel Facilities :
- Restaurant Triaditza
- Restaurant Shades of Red
- Piano Bar Dream Notes
- Grand Cafe
- Cigar Bar
they have different prices under the week ( cheaper ) and for the weekend , when they start ftom 135Euro per person, but they have some promotions going on so just make a request.
After all it's a five star hotel...

Unique Quality: A absolutely great Piano bar

Directions: located In the Center between Slaveikov Square and The National Theater "Ivan Vazov"

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A brand new 5 star hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 25, 2004

The hotel opened this year, I think sometime in April. The location is pretty good, right in the centre of the city.

In my opinion it is overpriced and they will drop down the prices soon.

The company for which I work had used the conference halls and I should say that we are pretty satisfied with the quality of service and the meeting facilites there.

The rooms are quite big, about 50 sq.m. This is because the building was initially designed as an administrative building.

Unique Quality: - satellite and pay TV,
- mini bar,
- inroom safe and electronic lock system,
- separate bathtub and shower cabin,
-high speed Internet access.

Recreation facilities:
- Sauna,
- Fitness Center,
- Solarium,
- Massage,
- Turkish/steam bath.

Directions: Close to:<br/>- National Theater Ivan Vazov<br/>- Sofia Art Gallery<br/>- Slaveikov square<br/>- Sofia International Airport 10 km / 15 min<br/>- Railway Station 5 km / 10 min

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jonsintown Mar 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Grand Hotel Sofia - this lovely hotel is probably situated in the best central location for city sightseeing, shopping and nightlife, all within comfortable walking distance.
Big plus too is the large generous size rooms for even the basic standard rooms which are far from being basic.
As well as nice food all round, including room service, there is a lovely cafe and outside terrace part leading out onto the public gardens and fountain square.
Apart from the very informal and often unsmiling service, starting at reception (and very common in this part of the world)
the Grand Hotel Sofia is one of the nicest city hotels I have stayed at.

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Amenities at Grand Hotel Sofia

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
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