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Rochdale, Lancs, UK
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225 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Used public transport to get here and cost less than £1. Take metro red line from airport station and change at serdaka to the blue line one stop to lavov most station and hotel is footsteps from the exit. Quick and efficient check in by friendly staff. Hotel was very clean, wifi good, large... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a great choice if you are looking for a three star hotel in a great location in Sofia within easy reach of many attractions, not far from the railway station. The hotel can arrange transfers from the airport. Great value for money and with a super café / bar right next door where you get breakfast. Staff... More 

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel location is very good for traveling Sofia. one station from the center.Very nice staff, hotel is very clean. We got our room upon arrival. However we did not like that breakfast is served-6 options . The deal was great!

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four friends stayed there recently. Hotel very well situated just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. A metro station immediately outside. Comfortable rooms and a decent breakfast for a very competitive rate.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good city centre hotel. It is clean and tidy and has just what you need whilst having a short city break. The hotel has a metro station right next to it and a tram stop outside. The interchange on the metro is within 5 minutes walk and the main railway station is in the distance. There are... More 

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Thank Steve40_12
Beirut, Lebanon
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47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This hotel is not a luxury one, don't expect to be pampered and waited on for your every need. That said, it is a very nice one. A good value for money, clean rooms (serviced everyday), comfortable beds, good facilities, room heating (and AC), and hot water all the time. The free Wifi was also very fast and available anywhere... More 

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Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were 4 people in 3 rooms, I was the only one who had problems with the room so I'll cut them some slack there. My shower had its glass removed and the bathroom would need to get dried out after each shower, the A/C unit had its lower part totally taken off so sleeping under it the first night... More 

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London
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182 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I did stay there for 1 night only. It is a simple hotel room. There was no Wi-Fi in my room (in reception area and restaurant only). It is OK if you stay there for short time but there is nothing extra in this hotel. Breakfast was in the next door restaurant (you can chose continental, English or other food).... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here partly due to our late arrival on Friday evening/Saturday morning due to a lot of hotels not having check in facilities during the night. The hotel looks onto the lion bridge & despite there being plenty of traffic we didn't really notice it even at night. There were 3 of us & even with an extra bed... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Lion Sofia is situated in the center of the city. The hotel offers direct connection to the public transport network. The entrance of the new metro station "Lavov Most" is right in front of the hotel. It is just a few minutes walking distance from Sofia's main places of interest and administrative buildings. A range of shopping venues are to be found on Vitosha Street, within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. Alexander Nevski Church is also situated in vicinity. Sofia airport is only 20 minutes drive. Transfers are offered on request at additional cost. Hotel Lion provides 32 large, clean, beautifully decorated rooms. Each room includes: separate fully equipped bathroom, work desk, free Wi-Fi Internet, air conditioning, mini-bar and cable TV with more than 100 channels. Hotel Lion will charm you with its unique atmosphere of quietness in the heart of Sofia. The attentive staff creates a warm and friendly atmosphere and will be happy to help you with all your queries. Pizza bar and grill "Papaya" offers various breakfast and many delicious specialties. A nice place to have a drink after a long and busy day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lion

Address: bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 60, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Poduyane
Price Range: €34 - €268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Lion Hotel Sofia
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Sofia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
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“if you're a light sleeper, go for higher rooms, the streets are a bit noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles wehbechady, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in two separate rooms - both were very nice”
 of 5 bubbles LisaGilpin, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a room facing the bridge and although a busy spot it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Robotski, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed the front balcony on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles stadds2015, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“good panoramic through Room n.42”
 of 5 bubbles askmetrue, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
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