Hotel Rila Sofia

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Hotel Rila Sofia

3.5 star property
Sofia hotel with restaurant and conference center, aimed at LGBTQ guests

6.6/10 Good

208 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Tsar Kaloyan str.,6, Sofia, SOF, 1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sofia City Center

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 17 min drive
  • Sofia Sever Station - 7 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)

About this property

Hotel Rila Sofia

3.5-star hotel in the heart of Sofia City Center
You can look forward to a nightclub, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at Hotel Rila Sofia. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service, and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and 2 meeting rooms
  • A 24-hour front desk, a reception hall, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Rila Sofia feature thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews say good things about the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • 43-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, electric kettles, and daily housekeeping


Bulgarian, English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 95 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 22 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to LGBTQ guests

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (429 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1968
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Nightclub


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom


  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.45 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6.2 for adults and EUR 6.2 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • 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)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 6 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property caters to LGBTQ guests.

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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

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.

Also known as

Hotel Rila Sofia
Rila Hotel
Rila Sofia
Hotel Rila
Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel
Hotel Rila Sofia Sofia
Hotel Rila Sofia Hotel Sofia

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Rila Sofia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Rila Sofia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Rila Sofia?
As of September 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Rila Sofia on October 1, 2022 start from P 2,630, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Rila Sofia?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Rila Sofia.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Rila Sofia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Rila Sofia?
You can check in from 3:00 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).
What is there to do at Hotel Rila Sofia and nearby?
Hotel Rila Sofia has 2 bars and a nightclub.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Rila Sofia?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Da Nino Pizza & Food (3-min walk), Confetti (3-min walk), and Pizza Trattoria Tas (3-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Rila Sofia like?
Hotel Rila Sofia is in Sofia City Center, a short 5-minute walk from Serdika Station and 2 minutes' walk from Vitoshka Boulevard. Travelers recommend the hotel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

End of tour stopover
Clean and comfortable room with balcony in central Sofia. Old fashion bathroom but you can have a bath or a shower.
Peter, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Dowdy communist-era hotel but location good
Good points - close to city centre and nice view from balcony; Not so good - grumpy and unfriendly front desk staff. One guy practically hostile! Overall condition of hotel - like something from old communist era
Tea maker - but no tea or coffee
Declan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tiina, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Although the hotel is old, the hotel itself is unique. The communist era style is interesting. The location is great. Hope they can continue to upgrade the rooms
Kirstin, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Dirty moldy poor cold and stuffy environment in the hotel. The didn’t even provide with towels 😂😂😂. When I called them I was told to go downstairs get a key from another room to get the towels from that room because nobody is available. The receptionist told me that she is the only person in the 🏨. Whaaat???? Anyway. Mold in the room. Missing tiles in the bathroom damaged floor and noisy hvac unit. Wanna add pictures but i am not sure how.
Vardan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Georgi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rizwan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Erag, 12-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Ivan, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Hal, 1-night trip with friends
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