Recommended hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria

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.

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Recommended hotels in Vienna, Austria

For most travel lovers, it would certainly be safe to say that a weekend in Vienna is the perfect European getaway. The capital city of Austria is home to international congresses and conferences and major classical music events every year, and so welcomes visitors with a wide array of beautiful hotels set in historic buildings that combine tradition with innovation, adapting its services to meet the needs of today’s travellers with modern spas, technologically advanced facilities and the finest gastronomic offer. Thus, musicians, business travellers and tourists will easily find the right hotel in Vienna for their stay but, without a doubt, the ones that will truly fall in love with the capital of Austria are those who appreciate high-quality chocolate and coffee.

4-star hotel in Vienna: Arcotel Kaiserwasser

Taking its name from the nearby Kaiserwasser Lake, this establishment is located 17 kilometres away from Vienna airport (courtesy shuttle is provided), in an area well-connected by bus and train to the main spots in the city. What is more, the direct airport bus line stops right in front of the building. It offers comfort and executive rooms of double, triple and family occupancy together with suites featuring stunning city views. Guests can enjoy in-room DVD players, cable TV, free WiFi internet and daily breakfast buffet included in the nightly rate. However, the greatest allure of this hotel in Austria is its fitness centre overlooking the Danube River and downtown Vienna, conveniently complemented by spa treatments, a sauna, and steam baths. Make your reservation here.

Hotel with Spa in Vienna: Sans Souci Wien

Roughly 5 minutes from the Parliament of Austria, the Museum Quarter and some main metro stations, this Vienna hotel is a favourite for those who like to visit street markets, especially during the Christmas season. Guests may use the indoor pool and spa facilities free of charge, and its gym has personal trainers available. For an even nicer stay, the premises have been decorated with works of art.

Room categories range from double, twin and superior to luxury rooms or suites, all of which include minibar and private bathroom with robes and toiletries. Alternatively, you may choose a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment for longer stays. The multilingual staff, who are fluent in Polish, Hindi, Croatian and Portuguese –among other foreign languages- will gladly assist you should you need to book meeting spaces or facilities specifically designated for banquets and celebrations. Check rates and availability here.

One of the leading hotels in Austria: Sacher hotel in Vienna

Worldwide-known for baking the original Sacher cake (Sachertorte), not everyone is aware that the Sacher hotel is also one of the finest luxury hotels with Spa in Austria. Strategically situated across the street from Vienna State Opera House and near casinos, museums, shopping centres and metro stations, this hospitality establishment excels in providing premium service while creating a unique atmosphere of exclusivity.

The spacious, elegant rooms of Wien’s Hotel Sacher are classified into superior, deluxe or suites, featuring large cosy beds, a closet, complimentary WiFi, en suite bathroom and a balcony with views. A courtesy shuttle service may be arranged to and from the airport. Each reservation entitles guests to enjoy the daily breakfast buffet, nevertheless, it is the onsite Café Sacher and its delicacies what really attracts the enthusiasts of the finest chocolate.

Other extras- which may imply the payment of additional fees- are babysitting, VIP guest services, spa and beauty treatments and concierge. For your convenience, the staff speaks Russian, Italian, French, German, English and Spanish.

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