Hotel Lion Sofia

Maria Luisa 60, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202show map
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Overview

Hotel Lion Sofia is a 3-star venue situated about 0.9 miles from Mall of Sofia. This unique accommodation dates from 2002 and was refurbished in 2009.

Location

The hotel is located steps from Saint Sofia Church and 0.6 miles from the city center. The property is nestled in the center of Sofia. '' Ivan Vazov'' National Theater is also located near the venue.

You can reach Sofia Central Bus railroad station in 15 minutes on foot.

Rooms

The accommodation features city views from the rooms with individual climate control, wireless Internet and a dining area. They each have an en suite bathroom with hair dryers, complimentary toiletries and terry robes.

Eat & Drink

Guests may have their continental breakfast at the café. Guests can try dishes of local cuisine at the onsite 24-hour restaurant. The lounge bar offers finger food and pizza. Guests can share a meal in Cafe1920, Hadjidraganovite kashti and SKAPTO-ISKAR 11A, located about 50 feet away.

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

Leisure

Optimal for family stays Hotel Lion Sofia offers cribs and a mini club for travelers with 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
Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Laundry

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Stores/Commercial services

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCribFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child3 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedOne child4 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Premium Double Room
  • Bed options:
    Bed assigned on arrival
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
Basic Double Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Standard Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
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Exclusive Twin Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Balcony
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Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Air conditioning
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Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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Exclusive Double Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
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Deluxe Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • City view
  • Balcony
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Deluxe for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
National art galleryNational art gallery3000 ft
Archaeological MuseumArchaeological Museum3000 ft
City GardenCity Garden3300 ft
Central Sofia Market HallCentral Sofia Market Hall1700 ftbulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 25
Regional History MuseumRegional History Museum1900 ftПл. Бански 1 (Бивша Централна Баня (Old Central Mineral Bath))
Banya Bashi MosqueBanya Bashi Mosque1800 ftbulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 18
Lions' BridgeLions' Bridge300 ftбул. Сливница (бул. Княгиня Мария Луиза)
National Art GalleryNational Art Gallery3200 ft1 ploshtad "Knyaz Aleksandar I"
Catedral de Sveta-NedelyaCatedral de Sveta-Nedelya3000 ftpl Sveta Nedelya
Cafe1920Cafe1920100 ftMaria Luiza 60 Lavov Most
GenjiGenji1100 ft28 'Maria Luiza' Boulevard
BudapestBudapest1300 ft92A
Tsukernia SavenkoTsukernia Savenko1600 ftulitsa Georgi S. Rakovski
Olive Turkish RestaurantOlive Turkish Restaurant1600 ftMaria Luiza 27
From Barista Coffee and MoreFrom Barista Coffee and More1700 ftStreet Bacho Kiro 26-30
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.2 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2300 ft
Metro stations
Lavov Most700 ft
Central Railway2700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
Very goodbased on 194 reviews
  • 8.2
    Great

    The hotel is a little outdated and is currently being renovated. We didn't mind, because we were out during the day, in the evening it was quiet. The location directly at the subway is ideal. The airport is therefore easily accessible. The centre can be reached on foot, as well as the most important sights. . A few minutes from the hotel is the Frauenmarkt, the oldest market in Sofia (not to be confused with the market hall). A walk over this is recommended.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Super location directly in the center. Both the old town and the railway station are within walking distance.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    I couldn't have breakfast. Nothing was refilled. Hygiene left much to be desired.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    There was no real breakfast. Coffee did not taste good

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Nice room very helpful personeel, clean.

  • 8.2
    Great

    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
    Nice

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Great

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Very good

    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.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 7 miles of Sofia airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, the hotel offers an continental breakfast.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include a business center, a business corner and a photocopier.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.6 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Hadjidraganovite kashti, Cafe1920 and SKAPTO-ISKAR 11A located about 100 feet away.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a double room and standard room are available on site.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Serdika subway station within 850 feet of the hotel.
Highlights
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCribFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child3 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedOne child4 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.2 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2300 ft
Metro stations
Lavov Most700 ft
Central Railway2700 ft
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