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Rila Hotel Sofia

Simply put, we are THE best downtown location, right in the city center. An ideal accommodation for both business and leisure travelers looking for budget and affordable lodging but who will not sacrifice balanced quality, cleanliness and good service. We offer you a fair compromise in terms of value and quality and what really matters to you: a comfortable, spacious, clean room combined with friendly and efficient service. Nested in the heart of the financial, business and government city quarters, the Rila Hotel is situated in a prime downtown location. Behind us, the Sheraton Hotel, the National Palace, the Prime Minister Offices and the Parliament. We are surrounded by Ministries, government offices, exhibition halls, banks, museums, shops, boutiques (a few meters away booms the “chic” fashion area), independent theaters, restaurants, bars and its a few meters away from the National Opera house, the National Theater, the Bulgaria Concert Hall, the National Sport Stadium, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church and the NDK (National Palace of Culture) at a 15 min walk. All other major touristic attractions, museums, art galleries etc are at walking distance. Getting here:• Tram Noº 10, № 18 and №12 from the Central Railway Station and from the Central Bus Station. • Subway station (Serdika Station, 5 min walk) with connections to all subway linesComfortable, clean and spacious rooms. All rooms have street view and some have balcony. An average of 25 square meters including bathroom. 89 rooms distributed in 8 floors and serviced by two elevators. Some rooms have experienced upgrades and renovations but, in all cases, rooms are in proper and correct working condition with basic functional comfort and appliances. Ideal for those looking for just a comfortable and functional accommodation in an affordably priced room. Individual Air Conditioned/Heating units, Mini Bar, cable TV, access to Wi-Fi and a full private bathroom with tub and shower.• Free Wi-Fi in all hotel areas• All rooms have a private full bathroom (shower and tub) and basic room appliances, direct phone, cable TV, Mini Bar and independent Air Conditioning Heating system.• Cleaning is done every three days and/or in the day of your departure. Should you require extra cleaning including change of towels and bed linen, please, contact the Front Desk. The extra service has a surcharge of 5.00 BGN per day• Early check-in. Check in as early as 10:00 am based on availability. 5.00 BGN.• Late check-out.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Centrally Located
Mountain View
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
577Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
241Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rila Hotel is an old hotel which recently renewed lobby and some parts of the Hotel. But Bathrooms are still in the really old situation and unlikable. Location is perfect ! No different If you are travelling as a tourist or for business. Price is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Fereshteh10
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Very old hotel with a spirit of 90's. Nice lobby rooms clean but the bathrooms are old with tiles from 70's. Very good location , super helpful staff and very polite as well. The price is ok an you get that for what you pay....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Simeon S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I got up at 6.30am to shower and prepare for traveling to find out there is no hot water. Reception staff were not helpful at all. Told to run the water for a few minutes which was obviously what I had done before calling them...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The hotel is located near to the metro station serdika which is the center.i was not happy during my checkinn as I arrived at 1pm and as per hotel policy it was 2pm and when it was 2pm there was a long queue and only...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Donald T
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our vacation. It is a very nice centrally located hotel. We were told when we arrived that they had upgraded us to a suite. We had two balconies that you could sit out on. The...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank perakash
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Jennifer F
25 February 2018|
Response from EdinburghToSofia | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jennifer, Yes this hotel is right near Vitosha Boulevard, the main street in Sofia. There is a small street from the hotel to the Blvd but it is literally a ten second walk and it is well lit. Most bars and cafés on... More
Room Tips
"choose a suite"
14 Aug 2018
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"Away from the noisy lifts (elevators)"
6 Aug 2018
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"Upper floors with mountain view"
17 May 2018
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"A room not on the front of the Hotel"
29 Apr 2018
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US$41 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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