Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel

ex. Sheraton Sofia Balkan

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, (Ex. Sofia Balkan), Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000  show map
 5 stars
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Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The comfortable Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel is ideally set minutes away from Boyana Church, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Earth and Man National Museum. Built in 1956, the hotel is a combination of Byzantine architecture and contemporary facilities.

The hotel offers a privileged location in the center of Sofia, minutes away from a palace, a temple and churches as well as ski slopes and mountains. The property is set 10 minutes away from Sofia city center.

Guests will find a mall and department stores within minutes of the hotel.

10 minutes' drive from Sofia airport and 15 minutes' walk to Sofia Central Bus train station.

Rooms

This property offers 188 individual guestrooms complete with a minibar, a laptop-size safe, individual climate control, a private balcony and LCD flat-screen TV. Many rooms come with a stunning view on the city. The guestrooms feature carpet floor and wooden furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the café each morning. Guest can enjoy special flavors of local meals at the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can spend time in the relaxing Pliska bar serving a wide range of coffee and tea.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 15 per person per night. 

Services

Such business facilities as internet access, an overhead projector and conference facilities are also available on site.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature massage and steam baths. The on-site activities include parasailing and windsurfing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at EUR 16 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   184.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 45 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, (Ex. Sofia Balkan), Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000

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City Center
  • Sofia
    400 m
Airports
  • Sofia (SOF)
    7.1km
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    1.5km
  • Sofia Central Railway Station
    1.7km
Underground stations
  • Serdika Station
    200 m
  • Opalchenska Station
    1.1km
Restaurants
  • Captain Cook Fish Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, International)
    170 m
  • Spaghetii Company
    170 m
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    840 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    184

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Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Spacious Room
Size: 45m2
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This spacious room has a workplace, including an ergonomic chair and a coffee machine. Free WiFi is available.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 45m2
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      Bed type: Triple
      Size: 30m2
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        Bed type: Quad
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        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Triple
        Size: 57m2
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        This exclusively furnished suite has a large working area, high ceilings, a spacious bathroom, an iron and ironing board and a coffee machine. Free WiFi is available.

        Room facilities
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          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Triple
          Size: 45m2
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          This spacious room has a workplace, including an ergonomic chair and a coffee machine. Free WiFi is available.

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            Size: 57m2
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              Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
              Size: 30m2
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                Bed type: Triple
                Size: 30m2
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                  Bed type: King Size bed or Triple or Double Bed
                  Size: 89m2
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                    Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or 1 Single bed
                    Size: 120m2
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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel Sofia location
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                      Hotel Address:

                      5 Sveta Nedelya Square, (Ex. Sofia Balkan), Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Sofia
                        400 m
                      Airports
                      • Sofia (SOF)
                        7.1km
                      Train Stations
                      • Sofia Central Bus Station
                        1.5km
                      • Sofia Central Railway Station
                        1.7km
                      Underground stations
                      • Serdika Station
                        200 m
                      • Opalchenska Station
                        1.1km
                      Restaurants
                      • Captain Cook Fish Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, International)
                        170 m
                      • Spaghetii Company
                        170 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Vitosha Mountain
                        840 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  12 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  2 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2006
                      • Number of rooms:
                        184

                      Hotel Awards

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                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

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                      What's nearby

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                      Places of interest

                      • Kloster Rila - 100 m
                      • Bulgarian Government - 100 m
                      • Court of justice Sofia - 200 m
                      • National Assembly building - 200 m
                      • Ministry of Environment and Water - 600 m
                      • National Military Complex - 1.2km
                      • Denkmal der Freiheit "Schipka" - 1.4km

                      Train stations

                      • Sofia Central Bus Station - 1.4km
                      • Sofia Central Railway Station - 1.6km

                      Convention centers

                      • NDK - 1.4km
                      • Bulgareklama Inter Expo Centre - 1.7km

                      Shopping areas

                      • Vitosha boulevard - 600 m
                      • Mall of Sofia - 1.1km

                      Monuments and Landmarks

                      Stadiums

                      • Vasil Levski National stadium - 1.5km

                      Museums

                      • National art gallery - 400 m

                      Parks

                      • Sveti Nikola park - 1.2km
                      • Oborishte park - 1.6km

                      Underground stations

                      • Serdika Station - 100 m
                      • Opalchenska Station - 1.0km
                      • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station - 1.1km
                      • Vasil Levski Stadium Station - 1.4km
                      • Konstantin Velichkov Station - 2.0km

                      Local Attractions

                      • Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art - 1.6km
                        2, Cherni vryh Blvd, Sofia
                      • Earth and Man National Museum - 2.2km
                        4 Cherni vruh blvd, Sofia
                      • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - 4.2km
                        1, 15 Noemvri Str, Sofia
                      • National Palace of Culture Congress Centre - 1.7km
                        1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia
                      • National Museum of Military History - 2.5km
                        92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia

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                      • Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters - 70 m
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                      • Eagles' Bridge (Orlov Most) - 170 m
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                      • National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - 220 m
                        2 Saborna Str., Sofia
                      • Ethnographic Institute with Museum - 380 m
                        1 Alexander Batenberg Square, Sofia
                      • Saint Sofia Church - 170 m
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                      • Nadezhda - 170 m
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                      • National Art Gallery - 380 m
                        1 Knyaz Battenberg Square, Sofia

                      Restaurants Nearby

                      • Captain Cook Fish Restaurant - 170 m

                        Address: James Brouchair 100
                        Phone: +359882999001

                        71% likes this, based on 62 reviews
                        Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, International
                        Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 52

                      • Art Club Museum - 180 m

                        Address: Str. Saborna 2
                        Phone: 02) 980 66 64

                        51% likes this, based on 59 reviews
                        Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 20

                      • Maison Godet French Wine & Dinner - 210 m

                        Address: 17, Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.
                        Phone: 359-2-9807477

                        63% likes this, based on 70 reviews
                        Cuisine: French
                        Price Range: CAD 7 - CAD 20

                      • Spaghetii Company - 170 m

                        58% likes this, based on 33 reviews

                      • Egur Egur I - 170 m

                        Phone: (02) 946 17 65, (089) 666 83 02

                        52% likes this, based on 21 reviews
                        Cuisine: Armenian
                        Price Range: CAD 30 - CAD 68

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  12 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  2 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2006
                      • Number of rooms:
                        184

                      Hotel Awards

                      BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaSofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

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                      Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel

                      Average guest rating

                      7.6out of 10
                      Excellent
                      Based on 46 reviews

                      Rating by category:

                      Service
                      8.0
                      Value
                      10.0

                      Individual guest reviews

                      • Single
                        7.8

                        Excellent location and very good service as employees are fully dedicated to customers.

                        The only very bad point is the breakfast : medium quality and very poor choice, not cheap (21€).

                      • Single
                        5.4

                        Localization is quite good.

                        Poor quality of breakfast, not so many choices. Cold scramblled eggs, undrinkable coffee. Bad quality of fruits, cheese and fishes.

                      • Single
                        7.0

                        Fantastic location

                        The lounge bar at -1 level is just a terrible tourist trap! Absolutely avoid it!

                      • Single
                        6.2

                        very standard hotel foe a 5*

                        Old lifts, I had problems with my card to enter to the room the 90% of the time. The hotel is very old, the gym is very very old and not comfortable.

                      • Couple
                        10.0

                        The wide corridors and soundproof rooms.

                      • Single
                        7.0

                        Location was good.

                        There were many governmental activities so you had to walk about 100 meters to get taxi or when taxi droped you off. The rooms were poorly accesorized. No toothbrush, not many accessories for sheraton. Wireless was scarce and did not always work

                      • Couple
                        8.8

                        Design is really impressive!

                        Prices of minibar are astronomical. I paid 25euros for two small bottles of mineral water. I've never seen anything like this!!!

                      • Family with children
                        6.2

                        The fantastic staff

                        It should be a 3 Star .The hotel IS NOT and should NOT BE five star.Facilities,quality and old shabby room interiors-with hand stitched broken sheets,mould in bathroom corners,and visible repairs.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.8

                        The staff were very polite and helpful. The hotel is very central

                        The hotel needs upgradation, its old and has smell of moisture in places

                      • Group of friends
                        7.4

                        Quite nice hotel. Good location - the main interest places of Sofia are within walking distance.

                        The room is a bit small.

                      • Single
                        6.6

                        There was no breakfast buffet at 6h30 local time? Bread giong with the breakfast as roomservice was very bad!

                      • Single
                        7.8

                        Staf is very bad and its not appropriate for the sheraton name

                      • Group of friends
                        8.8

                        Luxe rooms

                        Breakfast is not good, no choice enough and the room to have breakfast is to close to the hall and recemtion and very noisy.

                      • Couple
                        5.0

                        Check out staff, not becoming of a 5 star location

                      • Older travelers
                        9.0

                        Great central location. Can walk to all the visitor sited from hotel. Very clean and updated rooms. Had access to concierge room and snacks were delicious.

                        Staff at front desk not very knowledgeable. Paid for overnight parking the night before checkout. They told me it was all taken care of and all I had to do as show the parking attendant the white plastic card. The parking attendant however said I needed a printout of the receipt which my fiance took with him as he paid. I asked them to call the front desk person who just checked me out 5 minutes earlier and had access to the files. They said when they called, the front desk denied knowing anything about it. They made me pay 30 levs AGAIN to exit the lot (about $18) Rip-off. Very unfriendly and uncooperative.

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Sofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel Sofia location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      5 Sveta Nedelya Square, (Ex. Sofia Balkan), Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Sofia
                        400 m
                      Airports
                      • Sofia (SOF)
                        7.1km
                      Train Stations
                      • Sofia Central Bus Station
                        1.5km
                      • Sofia Central Railway Station
                        1.7km
                      Underground stations
                      • Serdika Station
                        200 m
                      • Opalchenska Station
                        1.1km
                      Restaurants
                      • Captain Cook Fish Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, International)
                        170 m
                      • Spaghetii Company
                        170 m
                      Ski areas
                      • Vitosha Mountain
                        840 m
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  12 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  2 pm
                      • Year renovated:
                        2006
                      • Number of rooms:
                        184

                      Hotel Awards

                      BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaSofia Hotel Balkan, A Luxury Collection Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

                      Use Badge