City Hotel, BW Premier Collection,  Sofia

4.0/5  - based on 238 guest reviews.
6, Stara Planina Str, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Massage services
    Massage services
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Tucked in a quiet street in downtown Sofia, the City Hotel, BW Premier Collection® delivers the highest level of customer service and attention to detail. The hotel is perfectly located only 200 meters from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Parliament, so you can easily reach on foot the city's most beloved surroundings and attractions. The City Hotel, BW Premier Collection® is only a ten minute walk away from Sofia University and from the Serdika Metro station. The Opera is 200 meters away. Our 61 beautifully furnished rooms provide travelers with the finest of modern amenities. Complimentary Internet access is conveniently available throughout the entire hotel. Each individual room features a brand new LCD television with satellite channels and Pay per view service, comfortable bed, mini-bar, safe box, hairdryer, full-length mirror, telephone and other luxury amenities. The authentic Italian restaurant La Vita e Bella serves delicious European and traditional Bulgarian meals. We take pride in the level of service of our staff and attention to detail towards our customers. The City Hotel, BW Premier Collection® has two meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 80 people each. When merged, both rooms can accommodate up to 130 people. Any kind of technical equipment can be provided for your perfect conference experience and comfort. The large hall is a perfect venue for your special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, proms and other occasions. Other services we offer includes 24-hour secured parking, sauna and massage, beauty salon and a business center. Upon request, a 24-hour shuttle service from/to Sofia International Airport can be provided for a very reasonable price. The property is a five minute walk from Zaimov Park and the Vasil Levski Stadium can be reached within a two minute drive. The National Palace of Culture is four kilometers away.

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City Hotel, BW Premier Collection,Sofia
  • 5
    « Excellent value for money »

    I stayed in the hotel for a business trip. The location is perfect, quite street but central, within easy reach of all sights and cheap taxis to business centres that are not in the city centre. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating to my requests, room in the wing next to the hotel was great size and modern. The lobby is very modern with great design and the breakfast is quite good in variety for a city hotel.

    « Value for money, over the top! »

    I've been to some 5* hotels that doesnt have the service, food, rooms e.t.c. As yhe City Premier Collection hotel. I enjoy my stay here, everytime i am visiting the city. Delicious breakfast, perfect location, good prices - what else to expect :)

    « Business »

    I visited this hotel for a business meeting. The architecture is like a labyrinth. It seems to have different wings and different elevators, since the hotel is based in two different buildings. The reception is very helpful. I found breakfast ok, but my colleague had diaroia. Don't it in the restaurant boufet cause they serve yesterday's.

    « OK »

    The hotel is good though unimpressive. The hotel is just off a major street and within walking distance to all attractions. The rooms are simply furnished. A big plus is the abundant breakfast. A negative is the very weak wifi signal.

    « Hotel Best Western City Hotel/Sofia »

    Very convenient hotel on a small and quiet street. However, very centralized and in a few minutes walking distance to central sites. Very easy to go around the main attractions of Sofia. Also not far from the airport and the hotel has a shuttle if you need one to and from the airport.

    « Modern contemporary. »

    Modern spacious contemporary rooms with very comfy beds. Easy access from the airport, being around 20mins taxi with a fare of around 15-20Leva(€8-€10). We had a lovely included bfst on our rate and the staff were lovely. Hotel is around a 10min walk to Serdika Metro and the start of The Vitosha pedestrian mall. We would stay again at this hotel. Parking is available next door at a fee.

    « Good hotel for a short trip to Sofia »

    I was for a business trip in Sofia for 5 days and stayed in the City hotel. Good facilities. Room had a good bed and shower. Breakfast buffet had plenty of choice (very sweet cappucino :(). Staff was very friendly and helpfull. Very good location and everything you need.

    « Excellent location »

    Good central location..ideal for short trips..helps to give you a chance to enjoy the city walk.. good breakfast varieties with outdoor facilities.. good staff members.. clean and neat rooms.. highly recommend to anyone

    « Depends what you are used to »

    Let me start by saying the staff are really friendly and helpful, and the location is great easy for walkers, and taxis are extremely inexpensive for everyone else. The room was a little subpar/dated, but it is totally adequate. It was my first time in Bulgaria, so perhaps this is typical or maybe better than average accommodation by Sofia standards

    « Really nice and modern hotel!!! »

    It's really close to the city center. The rooms were clean and comfortable. As a wife to an Italiano i must say that the coffee on the breakfast was really good and aromatic and great start for your day!!

  • 4
    « A good choice very close to the city center. »

    We stayed in City Hotel, BW Premier in Sofia for a night but it was so close to the city center that we didn't use any transportation in order to visit some of the many interesting sights. Cheap parking (5e per day), nice and clean rooms, good breakfast (always space for improvement), kind and helpful staff (english fluent). These are enough for us to make it our regular hotel in our next visit.

    « Great hotel and nice place for meetings »

    At the heart of the city with a very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff and high quality service. I recommend the restaurant for every type of occasion. Convenient location for meetings, in the modern atmosphere of the lobby bar with nice aromatic coffee. I highly recommend!

    « a few steps away from the all must see attractions in Sofia »

    well... i like the location, i love the breakfast, i will surely come again. The whole new renovated lobby bar looks amazing. and the La vita e Bella's restaurant is simply amazing - really love the food. i've enjoyed my stay.

    « Very good hotel! »

    It was a good weekend passed in your hotel! The room was clean , and we appreciate it ! The breakfast was tasty and various! The hotel is near the center ! if you want to have a good weekend spend it in Bw premier city hotel! You will like it !!!!!!!!

    « Modern hotel with very pleasant surprises throughout. »

    Travelling to Sofia and seeing Sofia you are unsure of the standard of hotel you are booked into. The surprise of a modern hotel with modern decor which looked fresh, new and of high quality was a good start when entering the hotel. Reception staff first class with sufficient English for communication. Italian restaurant and bar provided excellent fare and the meeting rooms and corridors had all good quality furnishings. Rooms big enough with all necessary fittings befitting a modern hotel. Wi fi was good and no problems. Tea and coffee facility in room. Location good with main road facilities fifty yards away. Unlikely to be back in Sofia but very likely to give this hotel a very high recommendation.

    « Great 'value for money' stay at City »

    Perfect place to stay if you want to be in a 5 minutes walk from the very heart of the city - the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Parliament and the shopping areas around. I enjoyed the restaurant with the delicious meals at Fair price, just as good as the breakfast. I've been in many 4* hotels true the capitals of Europe, but the price/quality here is really one of the best ive got. Thank you, will be back soon.

    « Decent Hotel »

    The Hotel itself is located 15-20 minutes walk to the city centre. Great when you drive a car and don´t want to get stuck in traffic in the centre itself. The staff is helpful and give you the service you need. The room is exept wall to wall-carpets on the floors clean and good enough. Breakfast is standard, with different breads to english breakfast. We got a room towards the street, which really is no problem because the streetlevel is so quiet, but we awoke early because of the cleaning staff starting to do their work in the hall, and the room was not that good isolated for sound.

    « Overall very satisfactory »

    Here are the positive feAtures of this hotel: great bedding, good location, good price, great shower, good internet. The safe did not work, and the shower soap dispenser was out. The staff was fairly responsive to our needs.

    « Weekend break »

    We arrive Rd in Bulgaria on a 2 week A/I holiday. But mid way we hire a car and made for the capital Sofia. The city hotel is in the heart of Sofia and everything is on your door step (in fact you can see Alexander Nevski Cathedral from the front door). The room a big and modern, and breakfast was what you expect in a place like this. Over all it's a great hotel for a city break. Good price, location and clean.

    « Quality hotel in great location »

    Following two weeks of overpriced, poor quality accommodation in Scandinavia it was a pleasure to arrive at the City Hotel in Sofia. Great location, just two blocks from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the hotel is a great spot for leisure or business activities. The rooms are a good size with modern quality bathrooms. The breakfast buffet is also really good. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, booking tours and assisting with any requests. This hotel offers a value for money option in an interesting and under appreciated city. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    « My first visit to Sofia »

    If you need a quiet, well-equipped hotel with an excellent service, friendly staff, clean and nice rooms, wonderful view, situated near historical places, it is the Best Western City Hotel. Highly recommended!

    « Great Location »

    Very close to heart of the city, happy staff (Except the bellboy), good brekfast, low price, basic and useful room decoration. Complimentary tea, water, coffee, chocolate in the room. Taxi takes only 2 euros From the central bus station and 2 euros from Vitosha Street city center.

    « Affordable proper hotel at good location »

    We were here, close to Alexander Nevski Cathedral at a good central location for around 270 euro with breakfast. Therefore you get a rather large and clean room, everything is functioning but with some protest, average breakfast, satellite tv with broad offer of stations, good WiFi and friendly and helpful staff. And a rather cheap shuttle service to the airport or good parking facilities when you come by car. To complete: a midrange fairly priced well located hotel. I can advice it.

    « Great Place to Stay »

    I've been staying in this hotel since it opened on business trips. Its location is excellent, it is modern and clean, the staff is always helpful and speaks English well, the food in its cafe is quite good and the breakfast buffet excellent, and it is on a quiet street. Beyond all else, its prices are quite reasonable. I fully recommend it.

    « Expensive, smelling rooms,very poor breakfast »

    I stayed 4 nights for a business trip: 1.It was 88 Euro for night for 1 person. It is too expensive for these kind of standards. 2.The hotel room 110 was smelling. I applied the reception for this but did not offer anything! 3. TV does not work. 4.There was a spider in the bathroom. 5. Hotel has a restaurant like a disco and because of high music levels I could not sleep during the night. I called the reception after midnight!

    « Good location »

    Booked a family room with Sofa bed (on the drop down where bed preference is on, Arrived to be told they did not have one and showed a room with a camp bed :( was offered a corner suite with a sofa bed but would be 19 euro extra...... Had to pay but felt aggrieved! Other than that the hotel was clean and modern and the restaurant was great.

    « Good but not top »

    Good location, not far from most attractions. Room is spacious, clean and silent. Breakfast is ok even if not rich as others. Hall and restaurant are nice. Anyway, room and bathroom interiors would really benefit from a renewal. Furniture and equipment show their ages and are not the same level as other Best Western Hotel around the world.

    « Average »

    The hotel is average of what I have visited so far. Room is quite outdated and toilete should be repaired. Everything you touch has been fixed just not to fall off. TV is very small but programme selection is great. Personell is very friendly and helpfull. The food in the restaurant is average as well but the waiters are very friendly. Didnt have time to check other hotel facilities. Overall good hotel for short business trip and will probably visit again in future.

    « Another home of mine »

    I own a few nice words about that place. I am coming to this hotel for 5-6 years already on 2--3 weeks time and stay 2-4 nights depends on amount of work i need to make in 2 companies i am managing. For these 5 years i had only nice experiences with friendly stuff. I really feels this hotel like my second home. Service is top quality, rooms are ok, whenever they have space i am getting apartment instead of standard room with no surcharge, Italian restaurant in the hotel have an excellent food. People working there are always very helpful, polite, professional and kind. The only problem from half a year ago is with parking - hotel has just a few parking places and i am often in trouble with it but the employees always find some solution (this is the only reason why i rated hotel with 4 points - otherwise it will be full 5 points from my side).

    « Nice hotel »

    A small nice hotel. Cosy rooms witheverything you need. Breakfast nothing special. The coffee in the room is good but the one served for breakfast has no cofein in it . Hope they will change it. Staff really nice, quick check in and out.

  • 3
    « Value for money »

    This Best Western seems quite new, and simply offers good value for money. Rooms are fine, restaurant ok, bar area a bit dull, but decent. Service is not fully professional. Location in a quiet street and yet close to centre. Recommended for a short trip to Sofia.

    « Really great place to stay. »

    We stayed there for 7 days, with 30 graduate students to celebrate. That was a real pleasure to stay there, every room felt comfy, breakfast was really good with real juice ! Staff was really kind with us, offered us shuttle to visit if we wanted to, always answering our question with professionalism. I highly recommend this BW, located 6min from Metro Uni St Kliment, and 12min from Vitosha District.

    « Nice and modern hotel »

    Very nice and hotel on a very quite street in center of Sofia. Nice, clean rooms. Good restaurant with tasty cuisine. Nice beds, even sleeping with kids;) good room service and nice reception. Modern look and nice design. Strongly recommend

    « comfortable beds and great central location »

    The bed was very comfortable. Bathroom clean and well equiped. Due to my upgreade from double room to suite I had living and a bedroom. Staff was friendly. I cannot comment on the breakfast because I missed it. A small fruit basket was in the room upon arrival. Tea and coffee could be made in the room using a electric kettle.

    « Excellent location and food, strange design »

    It is a great location in the city centre but not if one has a disability (access to nearby central street is via a flight of stairs). I found the design of the common spaces strange and one of the wings is accessible after walking in a set of corridors which looks a bit like a labyrinth, with one slow lift servicing the wing - but the staff is nice and the restaurant offers good Italian fusion cuisine.

    « Weekend a Sofia »

    Very nice hotel, the room was good even if the bathroom is a bit small. Excellent breakfast. The crew should be a little more kind and happy. The hotel is situated close to St. SOFIA CHURCH. Downtown. A nice place at a very good price: only 65€ per night.

    « Great location »

    Location is very good and close to the cathedral and many nice restaurants in the side roads around the hotel. Staff were helpful and pleasant. The shuttle bus they run to the airport is very handy and reasonably priced.

    « Great stay »

    My stay got off to a great start, I arrived about 9:30 am and the staff had no problem checking me in early.The staff was helpful and friendly. I stayed in a single room, which was not too small. The room was clean and modern. The hotels location is great, right off a main street with lots of shops, including a currency exchange. It is also only a few minute walk to St. Alexander Nevski square. On leaving I arranged for their airport shuttle to take me at 3:30 am to the airport. Not only were they waiting for me, but they had breakfast packed up for me in a bag. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Comfortable and cozy »

    Nice and cozy hotel in the central of city . Friendly staff . Reasonable price for comfortable stay in Sofia . Good location for sightseeing . Breakfast is not rich of various food but tasty and good quality , you will not stay hungry ;) . A plenty choices of restaurants are not far away .

    « Everything amazing! »

    We stayed there on 21.8-23.8. The decor of the hotel was amazing. The rooms were so clean and beautiful. The staff was really helpful. The breakfast was also perfect with an amazing variety of food. With only 10 euros we had also parking for our car. And it is located in the center of the city near the opera and the saint Alexander Levsky cathedral and not far from the statue of Sofia and Vittosa Street. I loved this hotel. I propose it without any doubt. Go there if in Sofia.

  • 4
    « Surprisingly good »

    Arriving close to midnight after nine hours travelling from the UK via Frankfurt is possibly not the best introduction to any city or hotel, but the staff were helpful, cheerful and a meal was swiftly provided. The room was spacious enough and the bed comfortable. I was in Sofia for a conference based at the hotel, so I saw quite a lot of it. The decor involved lots of marble, wrought-iron and knick-knacks; a world away from "Best Western corporate" and none the worse for that. I think BW must have taken over an existing enterprise and I hope any future overhaul retains the character of the place. Very convenient for the city centre and the cathedrals, etc.

    « Good location & cozy »

    The location is definitely a big plus . The night we checked in we ordered some food from the restaurant it was good . Wifi is pretty good. The staff had a pleasant attitude,& helpful . Would definitely come back again . Felt quite comfortable. The only problem are the swinging doors , way too many . Get rid of the ones near the elevator,they are a hurdle than a convenience,especially when you are moving around with luggage.

    « June 2015 »

    There last week. Location central but a little less smart than shown in photos. Comfortable and value for the price. Staff friendly and reasonable English skills which is necessary for any visitor who does not have complete grasp of language. I have no complaints.I would stay again. No WiFi problems for me. Do let them know if you want an evening meal as tours are not always there and dining room service may be slow.


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