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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Rila Sofia

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
Tsar Kaloyan str.,6, Sofia, SOF, 1000, Bulgaria

Sofia hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge, aimed at LGBTQIA guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Fridge
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Restrictions related to your trip

Bulgaria may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • This is a hotel built by the Russians in the 1960's and the room we were given was…May 29, 2018
  • The only thing good was the location the bathroom was old the bed sheets and covers olso…May 23, 2018

Hotel Rila Sofia

from A$62
  • Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

What’s around Hotel Rila Sofia


  • In Sofia City Center
  • National Palace of Culture - 15 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 16 min walk
  • Yellow Pavement - 2 min walk
  • Sofia Court House - 3 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 3 min walk
  • Church of St. George - 3 min walk
  • National Archaeological Museum - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 20 min drive
  • Sofia Central Station - 25 min walk
  • Serdika Station - 5 min walk
  • Lavov Most Station - 15 min walk
  • Central Bus Station - Sofia - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 95 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Bulgaria may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to gay and lesbian guests
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Nightclub
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 429
  • Conference space size (meters) - 40
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1968
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Hotel Rila Sofia’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rila Sofia
  • Rila Sofia
  • Rila Sofia
  • Hotel Rila
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Sofia
  • Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel Sofia


This property caters to gay and/or lesbian guests.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.45 per person, per night

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6.2 for adults and EUR 6.2 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Rila Sofia

  • Does Hotel Rila Sofia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Rila Sofia does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Rila Sofia?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Rila Sofia?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rila Sofia.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Rila Sofia?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Rila Sofia?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Rila Sofia?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Confetti (3-min walk), Tas (3-min walk), and Farmer's (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Rila Sofia?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Good 6.8 From 142 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location to explore city
Great location to explore city ( city center) all you may need it's literally outside - 5mins walk- Shops, bars, restaurants and club next door in the basement. 6th-floor room with a mountain view - SUPER! Plentiful breakfast. I would come back.
Pawel, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
good clean room, huge size
Yancho, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything is awesome. The the reception and the staff was friendly. I recommend it to everyone who want Best place
us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Très bon rapport qualité prix Très bien placé en plein centre Le personnel à la réception très gentil
Soultan, ie1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Very good place on thé center if thé Town Very spacious room
Isabelle, ie1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
THe location could not be more central. The recieption staff was very polite, nice and helpful. The only surprise was a shower - which in fact is a hole in the toilet . Anyway already have booked another stay at the hotel
gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Hotel needs modernisation.l
Service at reception was good but in restaurant was very poor. Reception area is modern and good but rooms and facilities are very very poor. Fixture/fittings are very old. Floor wooden no slippers provided. Beds, lamps bathroom very old
Rajibul, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Clean and location was good. Shame the building smells of smoking
gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Overall ok, but would question security!
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The staff reception was professional and very helpful. This is a good hotel in the very city centre of Sofia offering nice double room accommodation even if the outlook is a little bit old fashion style . An overall great experience but with just a thing that I have to underline and I still do not understand: in the lift there was no a partition between the cabin and the wall, so you could even touch the wall while going up and down and I have found this not normal at all and even dangerous
ie1 night family trip

Hotel Rila Sofia