Lion - Sofia

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202show map
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FabulousBased on  190 reviews
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Overview

Located 1400 meters away from Statue of Tsar Alexander II, a 3-star Lion hotel offers a soundproof accommodation within a 15-minute walk from Slaveikov Square. After the renovation in 2009, the hotel features traditional architecture in a 5-story building.

The hotel is right in the center of Sofia. It is about 1 km away from the center of Sofia.

A market and a shopping street are within meters of the property.

15 minutes' drive from Sofia airport and 15 minutes' walk to Sofia Central Bus train station.

Rooms

Lion Hotel offers 33 rooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, heating, a safe, a kitchenette and a writing desk for a comfortable stay in Sofia. The rooms have a view over the mountain. The rooms feature a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a walk-in shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the bar. Guests can have light meals at the large restaurant. Coffee and tea are offered in the café bar. Eastern European and Romanian specialties are served at Hadjidraganovite kashti, which is 250 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at the price of EUR 5 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of EUR 4 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site comforts include a safe deposit box, a garage and a luggage storage.

Relax

Lion Hotel provides high chairs and cots for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   33.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Cafe

Dining room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Sofia Central Bus StationSofia Central Bus Station2000 ft
Sofia Central Bus StationSofia Central Bus Station2000 ft
Sofia Central Railway StationSofia Central Railway Station2700 ft
Sofia Central Railway StationSofia Central Railway Station2700 ft
Central HallCentral Hall1700 ft
National art galleryNational art gallery3000 ft
Archaeological MuseumArchaeological Museum3000 ft
National Opera and BalletNational Opera and Ballet3000 ft
Serdika StationSerdika Station2700 ft
Banya Bashi MosqueBanya Bashi Mosque1900 ftpluven kompleksMaria Luiza
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Hadjidraganovite kashtiHadjidraganovite kashti800 ft75 Kozloduy str
KashtiteKashtite800 ft75, Kozloduy Str.
BudapestBudapest1200 ft92A, BudaPest Street
Adi's Cook & BookAdi's Cook & Book1500 ft31 Budapeshta Str.
Jim BeamJim Beam1900 ftStudentski grad, ul.Atanas Manchev 3
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Vitosha boulevardVitosha boulevard4600 ft
Mall of SofiaMall of Sofia4600 ft
Vasil Levski National stadiumVasil Levski National stadium1.3 mi
Oborishte parkOborishte park1.1 mi
Opalchenska StationOpalchenska Station4000 ft
SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro StationSU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station1.0 mi
Konstantin Velichkov StationKonstantin Velichkov Station1.2 mi
Vasil Levski Stadium StationVasil Levski Stadium Station1.3 mi
Vardar StationVardar Station1.9 mi
Soviet Army MonumentSoviet Army Monument1.1 miin a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)1.2 mi SofiaBulgaria
National Museum of History National Museum of History 4.4 miul.Vitoshko lale 16
Boyana ChurchBoyana Church5.1 mi1-3 Boyansko Ezero St.
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.4 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2300 ft
Underground
Serdika Station2700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  190  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Nice room very helpful personeel, clean.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I thought it was a good hotel and pretty well located in Sofia. It's only 4-5 few blocks from the city center, the railway station and the main bus station. The staff at the reception desk all spoke very good English and were very courteous and helpful. The attached restaurant served a good breakfast and it was nice to be able to choose between a continental, English or American breakfast (the latter two at an additional cost). The room was nothing fancy, but it was certainly comfortable and the bathroom likewise. I had a very positive experience staying at the hotel.

    The room temperature seemed set to be too warm for comfort. Since I had a single room with balcony, I opened my door to the balcony for several hours before bedtime to moderate the temperature to be more comfortable inside the room. A second issue I can mention is beyond the control of the hotel. With the expansion of the metro in Sofia, the area outside the hotel by the Lion bridge is one big construction site because they are building an additional metro line in the vicinity of the hotel. This didn't really bother me, but it may some people. Of course, once the construction work is completed, there should be easy access to the hotel via the metro system. This should be a big plus in the future. But for a while, the ongoing construction might be an issue for some people staying at the hotel.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The room was large, comfortable and spotlessly clean.

    We paid extra for a room with a balcony. The balcony was no bigger than the airconditioning unit that it housed. Impossible to step onto balcony. Noisy location due to density of traffic and road works in progress. The front office staff found it very difficult to smile or speak!! The only friendly person we encountered was the cleaner.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I loved the room. It definitely is in the 4 star category. Clean, large, comfortable. The location of the Hotel is excellent. I like that I had an excellent internet connection..

    Everything is fine. The restaurant is more of a cafeteria like;however, the food was good.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Lon Hotel is located in the heart of Sofia. Easy to get around and within walking distance to the main train station.Good value

    The hotels breakfast included in the rate is actualy a coffee shop next door and whats offered is very limited.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The breakfast room is situated in a pastry shop so you have a big variety to choose if you like sweets.

    Actually in front of the house there is a big construction site as they build a new underground station there.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The fact that it was so close to the center and the comfortable rooms

    Breakfast was not in a buffet and you should order for it-though what we ate was delicious.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The service from the staff was excellent, and the location was perfect for exploring the city. If we should come back to Sofia some day we would prefer this hotel again

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    the hotel is in the city centre of sofia. near the town,in the right place if you like plenty of shops the staff were very polite and friendly, the hotel rooms are very clean and tidythe facilities were of a high standard.and very good value for money

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We liked the location of the hotel (15min. walk from the center). It was very discent and and the stuff very friendly and helpful. The room was rather big for its price and very warm during the snowy days that we were there.

    The quality of the breakfast was very poor!! Maybe a bit more emphasis on the cleaning.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Walking distance to railway station and bus station, nice view from the pastry shop/breakfast room onto the bustling traffic and the stern stone lions of the Lion Bridge, but rooms facing the yard are still quiet.

    Crowds of prostitutes on the street corner at night, but the hotel cannot help it, and I know far more prestigious hotels in other capitals in Europe with the same problem.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    location of the hotel is almost in the city center, good connection with public transportation, hotel staff helpful and explains how you can find your way around the city.

    the choice at the breakfast was quite small, but its acceptable for hotel like this since its not very big

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Perfect quatily and service.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent staff. Good value.

    The location will improve greatly when the construction around the building is finished. The hallway light sensors need a faster setting. It took a while of walking in the dark to trigger them.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It was quick, easy, convenient, comfortable and clean. The breakfast lounge was a chain breakfast/coffee bar open to the public, which brought a nice buzz of city life to breakfast.

    The usual problem with city hotels - I like to sleep with the window open, but that means being woken up by traffic early in the morning.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  190 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Bulgaria

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.4 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2300 ft
Underground
Serdika Station2700 ft
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