Sofia Balkan Hotel - A review of the historic Sofia Balkan hotel located in the heart of Sofia Bulgaria. The historic hotel offers modern amenities in a luxury and historic setting.

Sofia Balkan Hotel

The Sofia Balkan Hotel is located in a historic building in the center of Bulgaria.  Reasons to choose this hotel for your stay in Sofia, Bulgaria are;

  • Location within walking distance of all the points of interest of Sofia
  • Next to 2 Sofia metro lines
  • Historic building which is part of the President’s Palace complex
  • Excellent value room rates for a luxury hotel in a European capital
  • John F Kennedy has stayed in the building

For the best room rates, book direct through the Sofia Hotel Balkan website.  Additionally you can view more photos on the Sofia Balkan Hotel Instagram page as well as the latest events on Facebook.


Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - Location

The Sofia Balkan Hotel is located in the center of Sofia, for this reason it’s one of the most convenient places to stay in the city.  You can walk to all Sofia points of interest from the hotel including the iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.  In addition you can view several of the points of interest from the guest room windows.  The Sofia metro blue and red lines have a station opposite the hotel which means you can access anywhere in the city easily, including the airport.  Similarly, reception staff can call you a reliable taxi to take you to your destination.

Check In

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - Reception

As you enter the reception area, you get the first view of the majestic interior of this historic building.  The interior is actually more impressive than the historic exterior.  Staff at the hotel are very welcoming, professional and are sure to make you feel at home in this huge historic building.  So professional in fact, that they not only speak English with the guests but also with each other.

Guest Room

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - Guest Room

The guest rooms fit in with the historic building but they come with modern facilities.  In room facilities include fast, reliable and complimentary WiFi as well as cable TV with channels in English.  As you would expect, the bathrooms are luxurious and come with all required amenities including the important hairdryer.

Presidential Suite

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - presidential suite

The presidential suite is often reserved for those who stay in the hotel and get married.  However, you may also reserve this room and it’s very good value for money.  Another key point about the hotel is that one of the famous guests was former US president, John F Kennedy.

A Room with a View

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - a room with a view of Cathedral Church

It’s worth booking a room with a view over the beautiful Church Cathedral, in fact the view of the cathedral is better from the hotel than at street level.  In addition you have a view over the plaza as well as the start of the main commercial street of Sofia, Vitosha Boulevard.   Alternatively, you can book a room at the other side of the building which faces the famous gold statue of Sveta Sofia.

Instagram Worthy Hotel

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - Instagram worthy hotel

The whole of the Sofia Balkan Hotel is full of majestic locations to take your Instagram photos.  It’s worth exploring each floor of the hotel as they are decorated differently, not to mention the marble staircase connecting them.  Additionally, the reception area, meeting spaces, restaurants as well as the exterior make for stunning Instagram shots.

Fitness Center

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - fitness center and gym

Facilities at the fitness center include cardio machines, weight machines and a few free weights.  There are also yoga mats for those who like to stretch during your workout.  Furthermore, the fitness center is large and spacious consequently giving you a better workout experience.  In addition to the fitness center, there is a sauna as well as a relaxation area.

Meeting Spaces

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - function room

As you can see from the exterior, the hotel is extremely large.  Large enough in fact to hold many meeting spaces.  There are over 10 meeting spaces which can be set up to your requirements, such as weddings, functions, business meetings, seminars as well as conferences.  As you would expect in the best hotel in Sofia, the technology available for the meeting spaces is second to none.

Stardust Restaurant

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - onsite restaurant

The onsite restaurant serves delicious continental dishes as well as Bulgarian cuisine.  The patio area has a view of the Church Cathedral and the nearby plaza, it’s the perfect location for people watching.  Even if you don’t visit to eat, you’re welcome to order a fresh coffee.

Steak Dinner

Sofia Balkan Hotel - Bulgaria - steak dinner

When you visit the Stardust Restaurant I can highly recommend the steak.  For vegetarians, there are lots of delicious salad options available too.

Sofia Balkan Hotel – Enjoy your stay

Enjoy your stay at the Sofia Balkan Hotel and be sure to explore the historic interior.  Make sure you tell the staff the purpose of your visit in Sofia, they will be able to assist ensuring that you enjoy your time in Sofia as much as possible.  Additionally, be sure to enjoy at least a coffee in the Stardust restaurant which is perfect for people watching as well as the view of the Church Cathedral.

For the best room rates as well as latest special offers, book direct through the Sofia Hotel Balkan website.  Additionally you can view more photos on the Sofia Balkan Hotel Instagram page as well as the latest events on their Facebook page.

Things to do in Sofia.