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Rila Hotel Sofia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Rila is currently under construction, there are sounds of repair coming from everywhere, the elevators brake often and there is no stairway at the moment. The furniture is very old and broken, so if you like to experience a postcommunism journey, it might be the right place for you! :)

Thank Delilah C
London UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rila hotel is not the Ritz but has a very central location in Sofia. It is an old hotel that needs some updating but is not expensive so represents good value. The rooms are clean and a good size. The bathroom is small. The ground floor restaurant is closed for refurbishment which looks to be taking a long time...

Thank PM42
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the worst places I have stayed at! The room we booked did not look like any of the pictures, and we were asked to pay extra for a suite (which all the pictures are of). This hotel is completely being remodeled and the rooms are horrible! Stay away from this place.

1Thank txexgirl
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The hotel is located very well, but unfortunately the accommodation is very bad. The room was fine, but quite old. There is a disco club next to the entrance of the hotel, where some balkan muscle men are going with their big cars, quite ugly picture. They can get very noisy and considering the fact that the isolation of the...

Thank sokomko
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I made the mistake of only reading the reviews for this hotel after arriving into it. However I have to say that while it is certainly not a palace, if you are using the hotel purely as a place to come back to to sleep at night after a long day touring then it serves its purpose well. I was...

Thank James B
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on recommendation from a colleague, however, she regretted recommending this hotel to us this time round. The first night there was loud music booming until 3:30am from a nearby club - not great for a Thursday night when we were working early the next day. I didn't hear any more music the following 3 nights I was...

Thank redfeatherbelle
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

First of all i must thank all staff of hotel..they were awesome and very friendly and helpful..the hotel was very old with very old rooms and terrible beds and bathrooms..the breakfast was poor..the location is perfect..is near the best ang high class place in Sofia and near the city center..if you want to stay somewhere for 1-2 days alone or...

Thank Διονύσιος Κ
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
Reviewed 27 March 2017

the room was terrible. it was really very dirty, The bed and the sofa were broken. we could't sleep on this horrible bed. the door of the room was also broken and we could't close it.We did't have any safety. the room service was smoking, when came to clean our room. We found this terrible, because the room smelled cigarette...

Thank mike r
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Location was excellent!....During our visit, the hotel was renovated, i think it's going too look much better when all the working and renovating will be done. Hotel staff were nice. Also i think we get the better room than we reserved. They satisfy our wish about having the balcony and higher floor. Which btw is great for pictures, because the...

Thank Patricija P
Porto District, Portugal
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately our experience in this hotel was not so great. Even on the top floor (8th) we could hear extremely loud music, bass and people shouting, coming from a nearby night club. This lasted until about 5AM. The infrastructure is not in good shape - hotel doors are very old and the lock was very damaged, it looked like the...

Thank InesCR

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Simply put, we are THE best downtown location, right in the city center. An ideal accommodation for both business and leisure travelers looking for budget and affordable lodging but who will not sacrifice balanced quality, cleanliness and good service. We offer you a fair compromise in terms of value and quality and what really matters to you: a comfortable, spacious, clean room combined with friendly and efficient service. Nested in the heart of the financial, business and government city quarters, the Rila Hotel is situated in a prime downtown location. Behind us, the Sheraton Hotel, the National Palace, the Prime Minister Offices and the Parliament. We are surrounded by Ministries, government offices, exhibition halls, banks, museums, shops, boutiques (a few meters away booms the “chic” fashion area), independent theaters, restaurants, bars and its a few meters away from the National Opera house, the National Theater, the Bulgaria Concert Hall, the National Sport Stadium, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church and the NDK (National Palace of Culture) at a 15 min walk. All other major touristic attractions, museums, art galleries etc are at walking distance. Getting here:• Tram Noº 10, № 18 and №12 from the Central Railway Station and from the Central Bus Station. • Subway station (Serdika Station, 5 min walk) with connections to all subway linesComfortable, clean and spacious rooms. All rooms have street view and some have balcony. An average of 25 square meters including bathroom. 89 rooms distributed in 8 floors and serviced by two elevators. Some rooms have experienced upgrades and renovations but, in all cases, rooms are in proper and correct working condition with basic functional comfort and appliances. Ideal for those looking for just a comfortable and functional accommodation in an affordably priced room. Individual Air Conditioned/Heating units, Mini Bar, cable TV, access to Wi-Fi and a full private bathroom with tub and shower.• Free Wi-Fi in all hotel areas• All rooms have a private full bathroom (shower and tub) and basic room appliances, direct phone, cable TV, Mini Bar and independent Air Conditioning Heating system.• Cleaning is done every three days and/or in the day of your departure. Should you require extra cleaning including change of towels and bed linen, please, contact the Front Desk. The extra service has a surcharge of 5.00 BGN per day• Early check-in. Check in as early as 10:00 am based on availability. 5.00 BGN.• Late check-out. ... more   less 

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Address: 6 Kalojan St., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: £26 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rila Hotel Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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“Despite the terrible elevator i highly suggest an upper floor room with a balcony - the view is great!”
patricijap2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“good location”
Mindo2014, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only the room 816 is a good one”
Thomik10, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Never Stay at this Hotel even if you get it Free”
RossBani, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request for rooms on the higher floor so that you don't hear the loud music from the club next door.”
Chris1510, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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