Travel Blogs from Sofia
Before I start recounting today's escapades, I need to share another one from yesterday. It seems I'm not the only one who did something a little bit crazy yesterday. Apparently when we arrived in Skopje and we got off the coach in the front of the Holiday Inn, one of our group, Jo decided to make a visit to the Magic Room before beginning our city …
We met tour guide Villentia, she was a another guide who rushed, she had taken off before people had even disembarked from the bus. We liked Sofia, neat clean and tidy. Visited the Holy Sofia Church,we wherein Sofia whilst they had protest rallies on both pro and anti government protesters were demonstrating. With all the unrest in other nearby …
Wasn't impressed too much with Skopje, some part were good, unfortunately let down by tour guide Branko. We saw the Millenium cross which was built to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity. Mother Teresa's memorial church was beautiful. The house incorporates the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, and includes a chapel. The former …
... built during the era of communism in Bulgaria. One of the most fascinating things was how they incorporate the ruins in the underground subway stations.
Lunch was at a Bulgarian restaurant. I had a "traditional" hotplate that was made of a variety of meats with sauteed veggies. It went really well with bread. I added lots of paprika to give the dish an extra kick of spice too =).
Yesterday we made it to Belgrade, Serbia. It was poring down rain and I decided to skip the walking tour. I did meet up with the group for a traditional Serbian dinner. Today we stopped in Nis. Nis is famous for being the birthplace of the Roman emperor, Constantine. There is also an old fortress still standing here. After spending a few hours in Nis we continued on to Sofia, Bulgaria. On our way to Sofia we came to a stop with a line ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Sofia
A great Hilton hotel
A great place to stay in Sofia. Most times we have been up-graded to executive rooms but the normal rooms are excellent too.Helpful staff and wonderful Hilton breakfasts.Much better than the stuffy Shearaton downtown!
I stay at the Hilton Sofia EVERY time I visit Sofia on business. It is one of THE BEST hotels that I have ever stayed in. The management team there has taken customer relationship management to a new level. From the moment you walk into the hotel you are greeted by a friendly reception team who is aware of your previous stay history and all relevant details. In fact if you liked the room you previously stayed in they will give it to you again if it is available. The breakfast is fantastic and coded according to your nutritional goals (i.e. low carb, healthy diet, etc.). The bar area is an attraction in the evening for foreign business people and is accompanied by a piano man. In fact I ordered a drink and the bartender wasn't pleased with the result (though I didn't complain) and gave me another one on the house. The business executive lounge is well maintained and stocked wtih goodies (wine, beer, snacks, sandwiches, etc.). The pool is nice and the spa services are reasonably priced.
I stayed at the Hilton in Sofia for work reasons in the month of June and spent 4 days and 3 nights there.
Quiet and luxurious
Quietest hotel room ever. Wonderful comfort and everything worked. Really helpful, well trained staff. Fantastic breakfast. Special deal at £99pp for two nights b&b (through a UK company) really good value. Pricey for other meals & wine, but breakfast included in room price. Very good Italian restaurant, La Capannina, just across the bridge, about 5 minutes walk away.
Didn't get time to use gym etc. but pool is rather small - 6.5mx6.5m. Given a tour of facilities (immaculate) by staff who were very pleasant and really wanted guests to have a pleasant stay.
Location - near enough city centre - 15 to 20 minutes walk or 10 mins ride - plenty of trams nearby (no. 1 or no. 7) at 20p.(50 stotinki) a trip.
Can't fault it
Stand-out friendly and helpful staff just enhanced the perfectly fitted and maintained interior. Hotel has plenty of stuff outside the room to keep you occupied. We tried the sauna, steam room and swimming pool. These facilities are not spacious but great to rejuvenate yourself for half an hour.
The room was notable for a fantastic bathroom, superb shower, plenty of space and the usual consumables (most nick-able).
We had breakfast in bed and it arrived on the dot (5.45 am), was hot, tasty, well prepared and perfectly presented.
The location is great, only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Sofia and 15 mins taxi from the airport.
Best Hilton I've stayed in
First time to Bulgaria. By far the best Hilton I have stayed in (US + Europe). They have a very nice gym, pool (though small) and sauna facility. The staff are quite freindly, especially at the breakfast buffet.
Very Friendly Staff
I have stayed at the Sofia for 10 weeks in a row, and the hotel is of a high standard, clean modern decor but nothing fancy. The location is not the best for downtown, but i was going all over sofia and it is a good location for general sofia visits.
But the staff are exceptional, really friendly and helpful and well trained to make you feel welcome.
And the service is excellent.
Beds very comfy too!
The photos on the website do it justice.
This is a really good 4.5 star hotel. We stayed there over a weekend in early November. I was a bit unsure of its location to start off with but its only a couple of minutes walk from the Centre of Culture over a direct walkway and probably only 5 minutes to the main shopping street in Sofia. Staff are one of the friendliest I've encountered in a hotel. Has everything you'd expect from a top Hilton - food very good also. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Very Good Business Hotel
One of the best hotel hotel in Sofia, and I have tried many over the years.
There was a minor problem with my room on arrival, and the staff did a great job to get this resolved. Overall the staff was friendly and competent.
The decor is very modern and the room was comfortable.
Breakfast buffet was above average.
The only downside of the hotel is that while it is close to the center, it is not really downtown Sofia. Because it is not the best part of town to be walking at night, taxi will be required to go to restaurants.
The Hilton Sofia is a great hotel - period. I had the fortune (or misfortune depending on your take on life...) to be in Sofia on business recently and got a very good rate at the Hilton. I've stayed in Hilton's across the world, and this is up there with the best.