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Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed bussines class room, it was not small, and have comfortable beds. Its good to have a large balcoon like a teras for see the city. Location is 10/10. You can walk where ever you want. And i thing it was a good for who visit sofia in winter because of the cold weather.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Having just returned from Sofia had to write about this hotel. We stayed in Room 103, our view was amazing. Our room was huge, very clean and beds very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and obliging. The choice at breakfast was amazing, including things like a fresh honeycomb, a side of fresh salmon, eggs cooked anyway you wished and so...

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

Dear Dozeyblonde, 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 Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Sofia for two nights in June 2016 and stayed at the Radisson Blu. The location is good, very close to the center city and a stones throw to the General Assembly and Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The room was well apportioned and had everything that is needed for a business traveler. The breakfast was large and diverse with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location -- almost everywhere in downtown is easily walkable, and it is very near some great restaurants. In fact the restaurant attached to the hotel, Sasa, was an enjoyable and reasonably priced restaurant for times when you just wanted to hang around the hotel. The only negative about the hotel is that the hallways outside...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great stay. The rooms are spacious and had a lovely view to the square and parliament building, the breakfast had a good selection of quality products and you can order eggs however you like them. The hotel is nicely designed and decorated with interesting art and its location is great for exploring...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Positives: 1) Inclusive Breakfast is of a good quality and service is of business standard 2) Bedrooms spacious 3) Bed comfortable, but incredibly soft - not good for bad backs (ask for firmer option if available) 4) In-house restaurant is a decent offering and provides a great alternative 5) Wifi a decent quality Negatives: 1) Coffee in the rooms is...

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

Dear King_Size8888, Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and for sharing your experience via TripAdvisor. I do appreciate your feedback and let me assure you that all your comments will be taken on board and they will be used so we could improve the product and the service that we offer. I am looking forward to...

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Mostly I found the hotel mediocre. It has nothing much special although has a nice view onto the Parliament building opposite - but the area round the hotel is not great at all. Breakfast was average with poor service. However, I fear that there may not be much choice in Sofia and this hotel felt safe and reliable so I'd...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My colleagues and I just stayed here for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's right in the heart of the Sofia, overlooking the parliament building and cathedral, only 15 minutes away from the airport unless it's rush hour. My room and en suite bathroom were very spacious. The breakfast is good and they'll cook fresh eggs for you on...

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

Dear MFollett, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comment about the room will be addressed by our Housekeeping Department. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in a standard double room. The room is nicely laid out and comfortable and overlooked the central courtyard with a brilliant view of the cathedral. The breakfast is excellent with lots on offer - although if you're a vegetarian, best to have an omelette to order. The staff are friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back.

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

Dear Emma B, Many thanks for sharing your feedback via TripAdvisor. I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comment on the vegetarian options will be forward to our Food and Drinks Manager. I am looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Kiril Radoev Hotel Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Stayed on business for three nights. It's well located, the staff are friendly and efficient and speak good English. The restaurant which is part of the hotel is good, and the buffet breakfast is fine. I had an enormous room on the 6th floor with a fabulous balcony. It was spotlessly clean but the decor is tired to say the...

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

Dear Beth B, 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 Hotel Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €87 - €228 (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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