The Hilton Sofia is ideally located for a visit to Sofia. If you’re looking for a weekend break then try Sofia – we loved it!

The Sofia metro system connects the airport and town. There’s no need to take a taxi unless you have a huge pile of luggage. I did ask the Hilton about their shuttle bus and was told it was BGN 40 (approx. 21 Euro) per person – an outrageous price.

A three-day unlimited metro, bus and tram pass for Sofia is BGN 12. Typically this pass isn’t sold at the airport metro station, but a single ticket is only BGN 1.60. The journey to the metro station ‘European Union’ (the station 5 minutes walk to the Hilton) takes maybe 35 minutes – you need to change lines at Serdika station. It’s a really easy journey.

The European Union metro station also has an office that sells the three-day pass. Don’t bother asking at the small kiosk before the escalators as they don’t sell that pass – instead the office is about 50m back along the station concourse.

The hotel is modern, check in ( they spoke perfect English) was friendly, I was thanked for being a Hilton Diamond member and we were upgraded to a suite on the 7th floor.

The bathroom had a separate bath (was to the left of this picture) and shower.

The view was toward the Vitosha Mountain.

The TV had two English channels; BBC News and EuroNews.

Just outside our room was a view to McDonalds (!), the Congress Centre and city.

Only two metro stops back to Serdika station and you’re in the centre of Sofia. It’s also a nice walk past the congress centre and along a pedestrianised street lined with bars and restaurants.

The Executive Lounge wasn’t huge, but then it was almost empty each time we visited, even during the 17.30 – 19.30 ‘happy hour’ .

The ‘happy hour’ snacks were okay, but nothing special.

The lounge had a great selection of cakes during the afternoon.

We didn’t check the lounge breakfast and instead visited the main restaurant on the ground floor. The breakfast buffet was very good, with a cooked-to-order omelette station, fresh juices, pastries, hot and cold buffet.

The swimming pool was quite small and with only a couple of days to explore we didn’t try that.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Sofia, it’s jumped into my top ten favourite Hilton Hotels – you can see my list here.


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