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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

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

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Extra bed EUR 7.50
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed EUR 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

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Airports
Train
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    2300 ft
Underground
  • Serdika Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
    900 ft
  • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
    900 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

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

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Rooms and availability

Lion photos Room
Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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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
Lion photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Trousers press
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE Twin room sole use

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

SINGLE ROOM. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

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

Lion Location

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Local attractions

  • Soviet Army Monument1.1 mi
    in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
  • National Museum of History 4.3 mi
    ul.Vitoshko lale 16
  • Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)1.2 mi
    SofiaBulgaria
  • Boyana Church5.1 mi
    1-3 Boyansko Ezero St.

Near the hotel

  • Banya Bashi Mosque1800 ft
    pluven kompleksMaria Luiza

    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

    Hotel Awards

    BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaLion

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

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    Cities nearby
    • Pernik hotels - 26 km
    • Samokov hotels - 44 km
    • Bankya hotels - 16 km
    • Belchin hotels - 38 km
    • Kraevo hotels - 39 km
    • Dragoman hotels - 40 km
    • Panichishte hotels - 49 km
    • Kovachevtsi hotels - 44 km
    • Kokolyane hotels - 14 km
    • Vladaya hotels - 6 km

    Lion Reviews

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

    7.6
    FabulousBased on208 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      9.6

      Nice room very helpful personeel, clean.

    • Single
      8.2

      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.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      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.

    • Single
      9.2

      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.

    • Single
      8.2

      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.

    • Single
      9.2

      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.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      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.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      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

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      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

    • Couple
      7.0

      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.

    • Single
      7.8

      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.

    • Couple
      7.4

      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

    • Single
      9.6

      Perfect quatily and service.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      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.

    • Single
      7.8

      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.

    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • Sofia Central Bus Station
      2300 ft
    Underground
    • Serdika Station
      2700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
      900 ft
    • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
      900 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

    Use Badge