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bul.Aleksandar Malinov 111, Sofia 1766 Bulgaria
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#16 of 158 hotels in Sofia
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A warm "Welcome" to Sofia's newest 5 Star hotel. Winner of the InterContinental Hotels Group ‘Best Newcomer Award’ 2008, the 'Building of the Year Award" and the InterContinental Hotels Group ‘Torchbearer Award’ 2009, 2010 and 2011 the Holiday Inn, Sofia features the highest standards of international contemporary design, comfort and service alongside unparalleled facilities in one of Eastern Europe's most vivacious, dynamic and charismatic cities.Enjoy the best of both worlds with extensive SPA and Conference facilities at the exceptional 5 Star hotel Holiday Inn Sofia, Bulgaria. Just 10 minutes from Sofia Airport and Sofia City Center on the hotel’s shuttle bus, the hotel is ideally located in the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains within close proximity of Sofia city centre.Winner of numerous international awards, the Holiday Inn Sofia is proud of its unrivalled levels of standards and services. The Holiday Inn Sofia offers 130 luxurious spacious bedrooms, including Executive Rooms and Suites, many with breathtaking views of the imposing Vitosha Mountain.The hotel’s extensive Conference & Banqueting facilities are unrivalled in Sofia, combining the latest technology with personalized service. Dedicated staff on our self-contained conference & banqueting floor will help to ensure the smooth running of your event in 11 state-of-the-art function suites with space for between 10-300 guests. The Holiday Inn Sofia provides a variety of gourmet dining experiences, ranging from a seasonal A la Carte menu or quality bar meals to a variety of delicious lunch and dinner buffets. We are certain you will enjoy the “Esprit Fitness & Spa”, including a 19m pool with separate children’s pool, indoor & outdoor Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Gym and Solarium, not to mention our numerous Treatment Rooms for those who prefer to relax and be pampered
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LidiaVarbanova wrote a review Oct 2020
Montreal, Canada14 contributions14 helpful votes
The swimming pool, jacuzzi/s, sauna and steam bath area of the hotel are the best in Sofia! They meet the world's standards - very clean, always in a proper shape, nice ambiance, good air and water quality. There is also an outdoor space and jacuzzi under the sun in the summer. Thereception staff and the Manager are incredibly friendly, smiling, hospitable and meeting the needs of the clients where requested. A highly recommended place for relaxation and swimming!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 19 Oct 2020
Dear Mrs. Varbanova, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Sofia and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are pleased to read that you are enjoying our Spa Facilities and the friendliness of our team members and the Spa Manager. We are happy that we have managed to meet and exceed your expectations and that you enjoyed the excellent service provided by our team. Your comments are very valuable to us, rest assured we will share them with them. Once again thank you for your positive feedback which is very refreshing to hear that we are delivering a service in line with our guests’ expectations. Needless to say we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, The Hotel Management
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Simone L wrote a review Mar 2020
High Wycombe, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had such a fantastic stay at this hotel which we booked for a leisure break to Sofia. The hotel is a 5 star hotel which you don’t find often for a holiday inn and the service was absolutely superb in each outlet. There are great offers in the restaurant such as a buffet with local dishes each Tuesday which offered a great selection. The restaurant staff is also very knowledgeable and professional, so highly recommended. I would also recommend using the spa facilities with its sauna, steam room, pool and gym. Quietest time for us was at 9pm, perfect time after coming back from a day trip. Bedrooms are also a very good size, modern and clean and very quiet. The tram is a 10 minute walk away (station called business park) and has great connections to the city centre with £2 a day ticket. All in all a fantastic hotel for any occasion.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from EvelinHIS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sofia
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Holiday Inn Sofia and for allocating time to share your impressions about us. We are quite delighted that we managed to meet your travel expectations and provide an immaculate hotel product. We are glad that you enjoyed the facilities, as well as the friendliness of our team. Needless to say, we are looking forward to welcoming you for another enjoyable experience with us! Kindest regards, The Hotel Management
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Divizija wrote a review Jan 2020
30 contributions9 helpful votes
The room was ok, polite staff, clean room, wifi perfect, but SPA center was really noisy and it was like playground. Not good for hotel with 5 stars who offer spa for relaxing and there are 5 chairs, towels on them but one hour nobody use them, children all around screaming while they are using the pool with parents. If it is Spa it is place for relax, if it is aqua park than they should say that. Except the spa hotel is ok, away from traffic, in business area.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from EvelinHIS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sofia
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Sofia and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do take every feedback seriously and we do action every time we have to maintain our guest satisfaction and achieve the guest needs. Let us kindly disagree with your comments. We would like to inform you that we have no records for a complaint in regards to noise in our SPA area. We are glad to see that you are happy with our polite staff, rest assured that your comments will be shared with them. Once again thank you very much for being our guest and for providing your valuable feedback. Needless to say, we are looking forward to welcome you back in the hotel in the near future when we will do our best to meet your expectations and ensure an enjoyable stay. Sincerely, The Hotel Management
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michael624 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
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I was really surprised on arriving at a holiday Inn hotel in Sofia. It was a True 5 star hotel with award winning spa and swimming pool, excellent staff, great food and just a short distance to the metro which is so easy to work out. A day ticket on the trains and trams is £2 return. Sofia is amazing (see photos inc the mountains) and out of town it’s the best kept secret with prices from 20 years ago. I can’t wait to travel back. I also had an amazing private tour lady called Marina, that made my trip. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else it has to be the holiday inn, as I also value it being quiet and had great service from the staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from EvelinHIS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sofia
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you very much for having been a loyal guest of Holiday Inn Sofia and for allocating time to share your impressions about us. We are quite delighted that we managed to meet your travel expectations and provide an immaculate hotel product. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and its concept, as well as the friendliness of our team. Needless to say, looking forward to welcoming you for another enjoyable experience with us! Kindest regards, The Hotel Management
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Kumar wrote a review Nov 2019
Bengaluru, India517 contributions90 helpful votes
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The holiday Inn chain is usually a simple hotel chain but very professional and nice. This property also lived upto its expectations. We arrived at the hotel by noon and there was not much of a queue at the check in. It took longer time than expected which was a bit different. If at all there was one thing that I felt out of place in this hotel, it is this check in process. The room allotted to me was a suite room or an executive room which I cannot remember. The only difference between this and the standard room was a was was couch and a plate of chocolates. Being a business hotel, no complaints about the room. Pretty clean with all standard amenities like coffee machine, hair dryer, iron board, TV, minibar, etc The restaurant was a bit small however the breakfast spread was pretty good. did not have lunch or dinner here and hence no comments. The hotel is within a business park premises and hence there is quiet a lot of other restaurants within walkable distance. Plenty of ATM nearby but please exercise caution and always withdraw money from one inside a building. This was a specific advice from the hotel reception. The gym was pretty big. There were 5 jogging machines and a lot of other amenities apart from a temperature controlled pool. The Bulgaria ring mall is pretty close to the hotel and the hotel reception can call a taxi for you. That was a nice place to spend time. Overall a good stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from EvelinHIS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sofia
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the Holiday Inn Sofia with us. We really appreciate your positive feedback regarding our hotel and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Positive remarks such as yours are very important to us. They have been of course forwarded to all team members concerned. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon at Sofia. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management
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US$69 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
130
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Sofia
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Sofia?
Nearby attractions include The Bells (Kambanite) (0.5 miles), Bar Restart (0.6 miles), and Sofia's South Park Fountain (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Sofia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kitch. Food & Style, Laila, and Brasserie Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Sofia have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Sofia offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Sofia?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Sofia offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Sofia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bells (Kambanite) (0.5 miles) and Cherepish Monastery (4.6 miles).