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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

pl.Narodno sabranie 4, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
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  • Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
    0.3 km
  • 5 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 10 June 2015
A great hotel in the center of Sofia
I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and had the most pleasant... more
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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

... but now it is screaming for renovation. Reception staff are great and very helpful. Location cannot be beaten in Sofia. It's really in city centre. Breakfast is expensive and you have much more opportunities near by.

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Tomislav60, Thank you for sharing your feedback online. We highly appreciate your nice comments about the staff. Please also be informe that there is rebnovation planned for our rooms. I am looking forward to welcoming you back at our hotel in the near future. Best regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and had the most pleasant time. The staff were very nice, the breakfast was delicious and good. The hotel is located in the center of Sofia! Near the hotel you can find a supermarket, casino and a really amazing Asian resturant- with an amazing sushi. Infornt of the hotel there is a...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Iva B, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your feedback online. I am really glad that you really enjoyed your stay with us and our hotel turned out to be an excellent choice for you. I do hope to have you back as our guests when your travel plans bring you back...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The location could not be beaten -- with a view of the Parliament building and St. Alexander Nevsky cathedral from our balcony, and a short walk from historic sights and shopping. The rooms are very clean and well-furnished. Housekeeping and laundry services are exceptional. It is almost as if someone from the hotel staff is waiting outside your door just...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear NKC, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel has the best location. Big rooms nice staff. Great breakfast (they have gluten free bread) . free shuttle from the airport. Beautiful art on the walls . showers should be updated but big and spacey.

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Moran H, Many thanks for sharing your feedback online and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comment about the showers will be addressed by the relevant department. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My first night stay in Sofia was at the Radisson Blu. The hotel is very upmarket and centrally located. It is about 20 euro from the airport if you use the Hotel's chauffuer service. Bulgaria is a wonderful and underrated destination but it is always advisable to get dropped at your hotel by the hotel especially when you have all...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Luke G, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your feedback online. I am really glad that you had wonderful time with us and you enjoyed the service and facilities of the hotel. I am looking forward to welcoming you back when your travel plans bring you back to Sofia. Best regards, Kiril...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Comfy beds, quiet rooms, good wifi...most importnat and it's good! Coffee shop on the mezzanine, does the job but not exactly inspiring. Restaurant attached to the hotel with a large selection of foods and some decent wine. Other restaurants nearby.

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear nicolaus m. Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. We love feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

London
Reviewed 29 May 2015

A 3 night stay in this centrally located hotel. Our room overlooked the impressive main square and Parliament building and was noisy during the day, much quieter at night and not a problem to sleep, but not silent. The bed was extremely comfortable. All feather with an option to swap this out if necessary for allergy reasons. A colleague did...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear MASWScreenwriter, Thank you for sharing you feedback online. I am really glad to hear that you had nice stay with us. We highly value your comments and we will use them to improve and fine tune our operations in order to meet and exceed our guests' expectations. I do hope to see you back soon at our hotel. Best...

South America
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I did not stay there,just visited but it has a great location across the town hall and the famous church is across the street You can stay in another cheaper hotels in the area Sofia is a nice city easy to move around, cheap, with new airport and metro the best to take a taxi directly to the hotel then...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear turisadeccs, Many thanks for sharing your feedback about the city and the vicinity of the hotel and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Sofia. We look forward to welcoming you in our hotel next time! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I have visited this hotel many times but decided to stay for a few days in February. I was greeted warmly and booked in with smiles. My room was big enough and pleasant. The bed was the best hotel bed that I have ever slept in. I was disappointed that the grill restaurant was under renovation at that time, but...

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. I do highly appreciate your profouind feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon! With kind regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Excellent location in Sofia center, closed to main historical and business area, very good rooms, service and helpful staff, all is real 5 stars. Recommended for business and personal trips, reasonable price for the service and the location.

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Kiril R, Front Office Manager at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia, responded to this review

Dear DianaDraganova, Thank you for sharing your feedback online. We highly value your favorable comments about the location of the hotel and the service of the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you back at our hotel. Best regards, Kiril Radoev Front Office Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
History Built at the end of the 1960s, the hotel is part of Bulgaria’s cultural heritage and is within the architectural ensemble shaping the National Assembly Square. Located at the heart of the city, the hotel is part of one of world’s biggest hotel chains – Carlson Rezidor HotelGroup. All rooms on its north facade are overlooking the building of the Parliament right in front the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Gallery for Foreign Art and other cultural monuments. The latest design was appointed to the London-based worldwide¬¬ recognized designer Francis Sultana. His elegant approach combines contemporary and classic design, leaving a sense of style from the art deco era. The guests can now enjoy not only custom-made furniture for the building’s interior but also art pieces by the world’s top contemporary artists. Location Radisson Blu Grand Hotel is situated right in the heart of the downtown, in the middle of the most notable historical monuments and attractions the city has to offer. It is in a busy interchange of Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., which is the continuation of the one of Sofia’s major thoroughfare Tsarigradsko shose (fastest connection with Sofia Airport), and Vasil Levski Blvd. The hotel enjoys excellent visibility and benefits from its proximity to the main roads in the city, connecting the downtown area with the business areas and its top location, nightlife diversity wise. The area is a gathering point for people having the most preferable places for going out, combining trendy restaurants with the best known night clubs, opera house, theaters, etc. In only just a short walk one can enjoy a great variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, shopping areas and all types of trendy places the downtown offers. Facilities Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia currently has 142 rooms and apartments among which Business class and sumptuous Suits (with private balconies) giving unique views, a New York style restaurant on the Mezzanine level called Studio, due to the remarkable art pieces as part of its fully renovated interior inclusive of custom-made furniture, showcasing fresh international and local selections, a chic Lounge Bar, the place to enjoy a hot drink during the day or a fancy cocktail in the evening. On the same Mezzanine level there is a fully renovated conference center in elegant contemporary design. The famous, especially for Wedding celebrations & dinner cocktails, ballroom, has now a rentable area of 290 square meters and a capacity of 240 delegates in theatre style, completed by 3 break-out rooms with a capacity of up to 50 seats. They all offer much natural lighting, a lighting control system and modern audio-visual equipment in line with the Radisson Blu Experience Meetings concept. It is a new way Meetings & Events re-vitalise the positioning of the brand in the important Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events arena, and differentiate the brand offerings from those of our competitors. Experience Meetings concept provides meeting planners and delegates with the highest level of consistent product and service delivery, including the Brain Food strategy. This is a product for meetings and conferences developed in the partnership between the 5* Chefs of Radisson Blu and well known nutrition experts. Research over the past few years has shown that eating the correct nutrients, at the right times, improves our ability to learn and concentrate, promotes quicker reactions and even lowers stress levels. These are all factors that can affect the quality of a meeting. Brain Food helps ensure that all meeting participants remain healthy and alert all the way through a meeting. It is being served in the specious foyer on the Mezzanine level, perfect also for quick snack, coffee or cocktail at the Lobby bar area. A cozy Business Lounge with controlled access, guarantees privacy of the Business class guests and outside clients, who prefer to relax, read, catch up on e-mails, socialize or watch the favorite channels on 75” TV. This newly opened lounge, with inspirational atmosphere finished by contemporary art and natural daylight, offers comfortable seating areas to provide opportunities for semi-private meetings. The hotel hosts a nightclub, well-known brand in the night life scene of Sofia for years, as well as a fully renovated Casino. Just recently a Luxurious Asian restaurant opened at the ground floor level, offering the view of the Parliament square from inside and also from its outside garden. Yes I Can! The core service philosophy of the Rezidor Hotel Group is the unique Yes I Can! attitude towards all guests every day. As a result, guests with any request are met with a positive response, and made to feel that their well-being is the sole priority of the member of staff assisting them. Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia is proud to be the first Green Key Certificated Hotel in Bulgaria. Green Key Award is the largest eco-label for accommodation, recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP. This certificate guarantees to the guests that the hotel operates in a Think Planet way - reducing the environmental footprint without compromising comfort and quality: the award guarantees eco-friendly lights; reducing energy & water consumption; treating all waste water; recycling a maximum of waste and others, all in full compliance with the Responsible Business Policy of Rezidor Hotel Group. Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of Rezidor's broader commitment to sustainable development since the first environmental policy back in 1989. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

Address: pl.Narodno sabranie 4, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria (Formerly Radisson SAS Grand Hotel)
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $128 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia Hotel Sofia
Radisson Sofia
Sofia Radisson
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#2 Casino Hotel in Sofia
#7 Business Hotel in Sofia
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