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Grand Hotel Sofia

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Very large rooms. But actually too large if that makes sense. Decor everywhere is dark, in the rooms and hallways, which is rather gloomy. Breakfast was ok and outside gardens and general location all decent. Staff were very nice and friendly.

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Marcel, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are delighted that you find our staff to be nice and friendly because it is people’s attitude that really makes the difference. We are glad that our facilities are responding to your needs, but understand that the decor does not match your personal preferences. Our chain offers...

Reviewed 9 July 2015

Charming hotel in the heart of the city. Very close to all the amenities. service was great and breakfast offering was ample in choice. Rooms where very clean and generous in size. Fantastic garden patio where you can enjoy the fabulous weather and a meal.

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our amenities and, above all, that the service has met your expectations. We are looking forward to your next visit to Sofia and our hotel. Sincerely Petya Angelova Front Office Manager Grand Hotel Sofia

Pissouri, Cyprus
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Recently returned from a very pleasant long weekend in Sofia, however this could have been improved upon if this hotel had lived up to expectations. We arrived from Cyprus and our friends from the UK, meeting at the airport and sharing a Taxi to the hotel. On checking in the staff were friendly and helpful and our friends were upgraded...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this detailed review. We would also like to thank you for the valuable feedback you shared with us, because it all will help us in our ongoing efforts to meet guests’ expectations. We can assure you that your recommendations and remarks will be taken into consideration. Please, accept our...

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The room was huge. The bed was a generous size and the bathroom vast. My room overlooked the entrance so was opposite the all night Disco, but any noise reaching my room was minimal and I slept really well. The lobby areas were quite dark and all looked the same with the wood panelling.. Made for some interesting attempts at...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for the positive impressions that you have shared on Trip Advisor about Grand Hotel Sofia! We are very happy that we met your requirements in terms of facilities featured and service provided. Thank you for paying detailed attention to the spaciousness of our rooms. It is nice to hear that you were happy with...

Arad, Romania
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The rooms are really large, the bathrooms as well. The hotel is situated in the heart of Sofia (which is not that big) and you can reach all the major atractions in an instant. The staff is friendly and serviceminded. The breakfast is ok. Two things as cons: slow and unpredictable elevators and from my room (above the entrance) I...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review. We were very happy to know that you enjoyed the Grand Hotel Sofia facilities and remained highly satisfied with the service team and breakfast. Please accept our deepest apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the disco in the neighborhood. The comfort of...

Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The room was seriously large, with a foyer area as well as a separate bathroom area. All the plumbing and lights were working which we found to be rare in the balkans. The location of he hotel was very good, being close to the interesting older parts of the city , not...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments about Grand Hotel Sofia. It is very pleasing to read your words of praise and we thank you heartily for taking the time to share your feedback with everyone. Naturally, we would love to be at your service again in the future and hope that your travel plans will take you...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I have stayed here since opening in 2005. Huge rooms, soft carpets in all corridors, extremely serviceminded staff though breakfast is 4* still expencive Great location. Behind you find Grand Cafe serving both outside and inside. Relaxing place to chat or read a book in the warm wind Can recommend both this and Central Park Hotel

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for the kind recognition. Your loyalty through the years to two of our hotels in the chain is truly appreciated. Thank you for praising our service team - we believe that it is the human factor which makes the overall image of our product and we are proud...

Lafayette, California, United States
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Don't know if it's true or not, but our tour guide told us that this building was built during the soviet era and was originally purposed to be a library. That would explain why our room was as big as the fiction collection at most college libraries. And it was excellently appointed, with brocaded couches, fast free WIFI, and a...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review. We were very happy to know that you enjoyed the Grand Hotel Sofia facilities and remained highly satisfied with the hotel as a whole. It is true that the building was originally a library, but only up to the 3rd floor of our hotel. In...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This hotel is one of the most comfort ones I’ve ever visited. It was my first time here. I was totally happy with my room in the 9th floor. An amazing big balcony gave me a great view over the roofs of Sofia including the rainbow. I had a big comfortable bathroom equipped with everything I needed including bath foam...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Anne, I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our hotel. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. Thank you for paying attention to the details, I truly believe the small touches...

england
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Stayed here several times in the last few years and it's nice to see that it's still delivering. The rooms must be the biggest and best in the city for sure, even the smallest has full marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower. The bedroom area is large with king bed and also sofa and chair etc. This is right...

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Petya A, Front Office Manager at Grand Hotel Sofia, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Sofia for each and every one of your stays in Sofia We're flattered and thrilled that you enjoyed our amenities and, above all, that the service exceeded your expectations. The small size of the fitness area we try to compensate with all the other facilities in the SPA center including Jacuzzi,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This five-star hotel's unique central location and easy access to major sights makes this an ideal choice when staying in Sofia. It offers extremely spacious rooms where to enjoy a 5-star level of luxury, style and comfort. The modern Convention Centre features 4 conference rooms, varying in size to accommodate from 10 to 150 delegates in different set-up. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Sofia

Address: ul.Gen. Gurko 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $124 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Sofia Grand Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
#2 Business Hotel in Sofia
#3 Family Hotel in Sofia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sofia
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“Every floor is quiet.”
DmitryI267, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose a room ending in 10 - bigger/more spacious”
  • Fitness Suite
Ibidunni, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the north-east side are with view of the park and some architectural masterpieces!”
nikolayn259, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms have better views, but all rooms are great!”
TravelinDantheMan, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If youre staying during the summer I really recommend the terrasse rooms.”
  • Hallway
  • Nighttime view
  • Closet. Yes they where that narrow and with those shelfs.
  • Terrasse
  • Daylight view
  • Room from terrasse
limbaugh, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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