Lion - Sofia

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202  show map
 3 stars
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Lion - Sofia

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Spa and relaxation

Massage

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lion - Sofia Sofia location
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Hotel Address:

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

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City Centre
  • Sofia
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Serdika Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
    900 ft
  • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
    900 ft
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    3000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Rooms and availability

Lion photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room
City view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

TWIN ROOM SINGLE USE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Standard Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE Twin room sole use

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Trousers press
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

TRIPLE (WITHOUT COT). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Standard Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Comfort Plus Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Deluxe Twin Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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Room Description:

TWIN DELUXE. BED & BREAKFAST. Non refundable

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Lion Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Lions' Bridge400 ft
  • Denkmal der Freiheit "Schipka"2000 ft
  • Bulgarian Government2300 ft
  • Kloster Rila2700 ft
  • Sofia Royal Palace3000 ft
  • Court of justice Sofia3300 ft
  • Russian Church St Nicholas3300 ft
  • Garibaldi Square3700 ft

Train stations

  • Sofia Central Bus Station2000 ft
  • Sofia Central Bus Station2000 ft
  • Sofia Central Railway Station2700 ft
  • Sofia Central Railway Station2700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Central Hall1700 ft
  • TZUM2300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Banya Bashi Mosque1700 ft
  • Central Bath House Sofia2000 ft
  • Council of Ministers Building2300 ft
  • National Assembly building2700 ft
  • Central Military Club3700 ft

Museums

  • Archaeological Museum3000 ft
  • National art gallery3000 ft

Parks

  • City Garden3700 ft

Theaters

  • National Opera and Ballet3000 ft
  • Ivan Vazov Theater3700 ft

Underground stations

  • Serdika Station2300 ft
  • Serdika Station2700 ft

Public parking

  • Presidency2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohidski5000 ft
    bul.Tsar Osvoboditel 15
  • 1300th Anniversary Monument1.1 mi
    SofiaBulgaria
  • Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)1.2 mi
    SofiaBulgaria
  • Soviet Army Monument1.1 mi
    in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
  • Art Shop Hand Made1.2 mi
    17 Gurgulyat str

Near the hotel

  • Zhenski Pazar Women\'s Market 1100 ft
    Bul. Stefan Stambolov
  • Banya Bashi Mosque1800 ft
    pluven kompleksMaria Luiza
  • Sveta Petka Samardjiyska 2400 ft
    bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2
  • TSUM2500 ft
    bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2
  • Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)1700 ft
    Ekzarh Joseph 16
  • Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali) 1800 ft
    pluven kompleksMaria Luiza 28
  • Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters2500 ft
    SofiaBulgaria

Restaurants nearby

  • Hadjidraganovite kashti900 ft

    Address: 75 Kozloduy str
    Phone: +359 2 931 31 48

    70% likes this, based on 99 reviews
    Cuisine: Eastern European
    Price Range: USD 13 - USD 20

  • Budapest1400 ft

    Address: 92A, BudaPest Street

    83% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Jim Beam2000 ft

    Address: Studentski grad, ul.Atanas Manchev 3
    Phone: 0895 433708

  • Kashtite900 ft

    Address: 75, Kozloduy Str.

    83% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Romanian

  • Adi's Cook & Book1400 ft

    Address: 31 Budapeshta Str.
    Phone: 00359-2-470-26-35

    77% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Central European, Vegetarian
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 59

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Lion Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lion

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 176 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.6
Rooms
7.9
Service
7.9
Value
8.2

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Convenient location, friendly staff, historical building.

  • Single
    8.8

    I actually was early for my check-in by a few hours but the staff were easy going and let me check-in much earlier, this made a huge difference as I had not slept the night before

  • Single
    9.2

    The single-room was big and comfortable. There were two beds in it. Everything was clean and worked fine. The staff was friendly and willing to help with everything. I would stay at this hotel again.

    the breakfast was, especially for vegetarians, not well. Toast, cornflakes, butter, jelly (marmelade), some vegetables, oranges, sausages, coffee and tee. But no cheese. The best thing about it was the coffee, the rest's quality wasn't well.

  • Single
    9.6

    clean,internet,friendly staff,value for money

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    I like the staff and services, there is room service with kind staff,also minibar, good location of the hotel close to downtown and to the metro station.

    I did not like the cleanliness of the room.The walls were derty with cutting paper on some places.The floor also was covered with very old carpet which was with the spots of old not cleaned pieces.Old covers on the beds.There were two single beds instead 1 double as I booked.

  • Single
    9.2

    The facilities in the room like air-conditioning and English channels on T.V. were excellent.The staff is very helpful.

  • Single
    8.8

    Great staff - everyone speaks English, very friendly, fast service. Very nice breakfast (included) in the cafe downstares, lots of snacks and pastries there. There is also free and fast wi-fi in the room. Convenient location in the city, so yo ucan have anytime walking and checking out the city.

    View from the room was somehow spoiled by (road?) construction outside, but I guess this should end soon

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Hotel is very close to Central bus station and the center of the city. People at the reception was quite helpfull.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Easy to get to from the airport and very easy to walk from into the city centre. Huge rooms. Was also quiet.

    A pet had stayed in the room previously and the hairs were all over the carpet and had not been properly vacuumed. But everything else was clean and tidy.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    the room were really spacious. Both the double room and the apartment we booked had very good lighting, a lot of space, bathrooms were clean and spacious.

    The breakfast was really disappointing. it was poor and the staff serving the breakfast (served at restaurant Papaya next to the hotel) was not able to speak English therefore they could not offer us any information about whether what we were served was chicken/pork etc.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Very close to the city center, about ten minutes walk and less!

    The breakfast was in a local cafe under the hotel and there was n't buffet.If you wanted something more from the meal that you had already choose you had to pay.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    the fact that this hotel no longer has dining/bar facilities.

  • Single
    6.2

    A little run down and women soliciting near the front door after dark. Breakfast poor. Howeevr, for the price and position it is not bad and I would recommend it for people on a budget. Staff very helpful.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    No problems at all. We liked the friendly staff, hotel and Papaya.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Hotel has nice confortable rooms. You could even think it is 4 stars

    Paid Parking place some 10 min walk away, not very nice.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lion - Sofia Sofia location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

Get directions
City Centre
  • Sofia
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Serdika Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
    900 ft
  • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
    900 ft
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    3000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    33

Hotel Awards

BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaLion

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

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