Lion

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The hotel lies in the center of a downtown area, in the vicinity of Alexander Nevski Cathedral, National Museum of Natural History and Banya Bashi Mosque. Featuring traditional architecture, the hotel is opened since 2002.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Council of Ministers Building, Presidency and Vitosha boulevard. A 10-minute walk to the center of Sofia.

A market and a shopping street are situated next to the hotel.

Lion is within a 10-minute drive to Sofia airport.

Rooms

This property has 33 guestrooms including Deluxe Twin Room, Triple Room and Standard Twin Room appointed with TV, individual climate control, a writing desk, free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. The soundproof rooms feature the city view. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and cosmetics.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the café. The in-house restaurant provides light meals. The venue is set next to the central railway station and just 250 meters from Hadjidraganovite kashti and Kashtite.

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

Guests can rent cars at the hotel.

Relax

The hotel offers hiking and golf and many other on-site activities.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Lion Sofia location
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Hotel Address:

Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

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City Center
  • Sofia
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Serdika Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
    800 ft
  • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
    800 ft
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    3200 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

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 250 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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    • Air conditioning
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      Lion photos Room
      Deluxe Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Lion Sofia location
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        Hotel Address:

        Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Sofia
          3300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Sofia Central Bus Station
          2300 ft
        Underground stations
        • Serdika Station
          2700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
          800 ft
        • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
          800 ft
        Ski areas
        • Vitosha Mountain
          3200 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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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • National Opera and Ballet - 3000 ft
        • Ivan Vazov Theater - 3700 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 3000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Lions' Bridge - 400 ft
        • Denkmal der Freiheit "Schipka" - 2000 ft
        • Bulgarian Government - 2300 ft
        • Kloster Rila - 2700 ft
        • Sofia Royal Palace - 3000 ft
        • Russian Church St Nicholas - 3300 ft
        • Garibaldi Square - 3700 ft
        • Court of justice Sofia - 3700 ft
        • Central Military Club - 3700 ft

        Train stations

        • Sofia Central Bus Station - 2000 ft
        • Sofia Central Bus Station - 2000 ft
        • Sofia Central Railway Station - 2700 ft
        • Sofia Central Railway Station - 2700 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Archaeological Museum - 3000 ft
        • National art gallery - 3000 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Banya Bashi Mosque - 1700 ft
        • Central Bath House Sofia - 2000 ft
        • Council of Ministers Building - 2300 ft
        • National Assembly building - 2700 ft

        Museums

        • City Garden - 3700 ft

        Business areas

        • Central Hall - 1700 ft
        • TZUM - 2300 ft

        Underground stations

        • Serdika Station - 2300 ft
        • Serdika Station - 2700 ft

        Public parking

        • Presidency - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art - 1.5 mi
          2, Cherni vryh Blvd, Sofia
        • National Museum of Military History - 1.7 mi
          92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia
        • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - 2.9 mi
          1, 15 Noemvri Str, Sofia
        • National Palace of Culture Congress Centre - 1.6 mi
          1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia
        • Earth and Man National Museum - 1.9 mi
          4 Cherni vruh blvd, Sofia

        Near the hotel

        • Saint Sofia Church - 2800 ft
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        • Eagles' Bridge - 2800 ft
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        • Vitosha Mountain - 3200 ft
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        • National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - 3300 ft
          2 Saborna Str., Sofia
        • Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters - 2700 ft
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        • Nadezhda - 2800 ft
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        • National Opera and Ballet - 3200 ft
          30 Dondoukov blvd, Sofia

        Restaurants nearby

        • Hadjidraganovite kashti - 800 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

        • Budapest - 1200 ft

          Address: 92A, BudaPest Street

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

        • Jim Beam - 1900 ft

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

        • Kashtite - 800 ft

          Address: 75, Kozloduy Str.

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

        • Adi's Cook & Book - 1500 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

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

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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 195 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 location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Sofia
          3300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Sofia Central Bus Station
          2300 ft
        Underground stations
        • Serdika Station
          2700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Eastern European)
          800 ft
        • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
          800 ft
        Ski areas
        • Vitosha Mountain
          3200 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