Sometimes underrated as a European destination and overlooked in favour of cities that are more frequently featured in travel blogs and magazines, the capital of Bulgaria retains all the allure of a place with a long history enclosed by the Balkan Mountains and the Black Sea. Sofia city centre, situated only ten kilometres away from Sofia International airport, has a lot on store for travellers seeking new views to be amazed at, art galleries hosting works by both Bulgarian and foreign artists, education centres, networking possibilities, luxury shopping areas, fine restaurants and charming cafés, to mention but a few examples. The Zhenski Pazar Market, the Vitosha Mountain National Park and the spectacular Alexander Nevsky Cathedral –an iconic symbol of the city- are considered some of the main attractions for tourists.
Budget accommodation in Sofia city centre
An additional advantage of taking a trip to Sofia in Bulgaria is that it has been ranked amongst the most affordable travel destinations in Europe in the recent years. In this post, we have gathered three suggested hotels in Sofia that will surely suit your budget while they are also located in a convenient part of the city, close to virtually all sites of interest. Have a look at our suggestions below, which have been sorted out by number of stars and nightly rate (from lowest to highest).
Central Point Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria
By choosing this accommodation in Sofia, you will be ensuring that you can walk to nearby attractions such as the Central Bath House, the Banya Bashi Mosque and the Archaelogical Museum. The Cathedral can also be reached on foot, and there are varied public transport options in the vicinity, including the Serdika metro station, from which you can travel to the airport without having to change trains. There is a communal lounge, the reception is open around the clock and WiFi is available for guests to use throughout the entire premises. The double, twin, triple and family rooms feature private bathroom with either shower or tub and some may afford beautiful mountain views. Other in-room amenities include satellite TV and toiletries. Check availability and rates for your trip to Sofia.
3-star hotel in Sofia: the Arte
The Arte Hotel in Sofia city centre is located at Dondukov Boulevard, within short walking distance of the Royal Palace, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Ivan Vazov Theatre. Among the main perks of staying in this small and good-value-for-money hospitality establishment we count the complimentary WiFi both in the rooms and the shared areas and its well-appointed rooms with mini bar, work desk, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. A breakfast buffet is served every morning, and guests are given the chance to indulge in the tasty Bulgarian cuisine or the finest international dishes at the onsite restaurant. Although there are several metro stations in the surroundings, airport transfers can be arranged upon request. Click on the following link if you think this might be the perfect accommodation in Sofia for you and your travel companions.
4-star hotel in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria
The Central Hotel Sofia provides confirmed guests with a wide range of top-notch services and extras, like onsite parking, wellness centre, onsite restaurant, airport pick-up and drop-off and free unlimited WiFi. In the very heart of town and close to the main tourist attractions, museums and shops, this property also caters to the needs of those travelling for work with a business centre inside the facilities, round-the-clock front desk, bureau de change, buffet breakfast and chauffeur. However, if you are planning a romantic escape with your significant other or a family holiday to Sofia in Bulgaria, the Central Hotel also has deluxe units for couples with complimentary spa access, studio apartments for group and standard rooms with en suite bathroom, in-room amenities and courtesy toiletries.
Would you rather stay in a guest house, hostel or apartment in Bulgaria? Then you can go on searching for your ideal accommodation in Sofia.