Lion

Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202  show map
 3 stars
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Lion

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Hiking

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The attractive 3-star Lion is set in a natural area minutes away from National Gallery for Foreign Art, Soviet Army Monument and Earth and Man National Museum. This traditional building was refurbished in 2009.

The hotel boasts central location in Sofia close to Serdika underground station. A short distance to a metro station enables you to get to Banya Bashi Mosque, 1300th Anniversary Monument and Slaveikov Square in no time.

Guests might visit a cathedral, churches and museums as well as shopping streets and markets off-site.

Sofia Central Bus train station lies within a 10-minute walk. Just 10 minutes from Sofia airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 30 large rooms equipped with satellite TV, a private balcony, individual climate control, a minibar and Wi-Fi. They provide bathrooms with towels, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat

Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room. The lounge bar stocks beverages to enjoy in a warm atmosphere.

A full breakfast is served at the price of EUR 5 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of EUR 4 per person per night. 

Services

Guests at Lion can take advantage of a garage, a cash machine and a lift and such services as airport transfer, maid service and shopping service.

Relax

Active tourists will enjoy hiking and golf provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   33.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Activities

  • Hiking

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Shiatsu massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 7.50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

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City Center
  • Sofia
    900 m
Airports
  • Sofia (SOF)
    7.0km
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    700 m
  • Sofia Central Railway Station
    1.0km
Underground stations
  • Serdika Station
    800 m
  • Opalchenska Station
    1.3km
Restaurants
  • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Barbecue, Family Fare, Eastern European)
    280 m
  • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
    270 m
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    910 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Lion Sofia location
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            Hotel Address:

            Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sofia
              900 m
            Airports
            • Sofia (SOF)
              7.0km
            Train Stations
            • Sofia Central Bus Station
              700 m
            • Sofia Central Railway Station
              1.0km
            Underground stations
            • Serdika Station
              800 m
            • Opalchenska Station
              1.3km
            Restaurants
            • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Barbecue, Family Fare, Eastern European)
              280 m
            • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
              270 m
            Ski areas
            • Vitosha Mountain
              910 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              33

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Family Hotels in Bulgaria

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            Places of interest

            • Denkmal der Freiheit "Schipka" - 600 m
            • Bulgarian Government - 600 m
            • Kloster Rila - 700 m
            • National Assembly building - 800 m
            • Court of justice Sofia - 1.0km
            • Ministry of Environment and Water - 1.4km
            • National Military Complex - 1.9km

            Train stations

            • Sofia Central Bus Station - 600 m
            • Sofia Central Railway Station - 900 m

            Convention centers

            • Bulgareklama Inter Expo Centre - 2.2km

            Shopping areas

            • Vitosha boulevard - 1.4km
            • Mall of Sofia - 1.4km

            Monuments and Landmarks

            Stadiums

            • Vasil Levski National stadium - 2.0km

            Museums

            • National art gallery - 900 m

            Parks

            • Sveti Nikola park - 1.1km
            • Oborishte park - 1.6km

            Underground stations

            • Serdika Station - 700 m
            • Opalchenska Station - 1.2km
            • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station - 1.6km
            • Konstantin Velichkov Station - 2.0km
            • Vasil Levski Stadium Station - 2.1km

            Local Attractions

            • Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art - 2.4km
              2, Cherni vryh Blvd, Sofia
            • National Museum of Military History - 2.7km
              92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia
            • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - 4.6km
              1, 15 Noemvri Str, Sofia
            • National Palace of Culture Congress Centre - 2.5km
              1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia
            • Earth and Man National Museum - 3.0km
              4 Cherni vruh blvd, Sofia

            Near the hotel

            • Saint Sofia Church - 800 m
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            • Eagles' Bridge (Orlov Most) - 800 m
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            • Vitosha Mountain - 910 m
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            • National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - 940 m
              2 Saborna Str., Sofia
            • Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters - 760 m
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            • Nadezhda - 800 m
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            • National Opera and Ballet - 910 m
              30 Dondoukov blvd, Sofia

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Hadjidraganovite kashti - 280 m

              Address: 75 Kozloduy str
              Phone: +359 2 931 31 48

              70% likes this, based on 99 reviews
              Cuisine: Barbecue, Family Fare, Eastern European
              Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 13

            • Adi's Cook & Book - 400 m

              Address: 31 Budapeshta Str.
              Phone: 00359-2-470-26-35

              73% likes this, based on 30 reviews
              Cuisine: Central European, Vegetarian
              Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 41

            • Jim Beam - 600 m

              Address: Studentski grad, ul.Atanas Manchev 3
              Phone: 0895 433708

            • Kashtite - 270 m

              Address: 75, Kozloduy Str.

              83% likes this, based on 25 reviews
              Cuisine: Romanian

            • Budapest - 400 m

              Address: 92A, BudaPest Street

              83% likes this, based on 27 reviews
              Cuisine: International

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              33

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            Lion Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lion

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 195 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            8.6
            Rooms
            7.9
            Service
            7.9
            Value
            8.2

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Convenient location, friendly staff, historical building.

            • Single
              8.8

              I actually was early for my check-in by a few hours but the staff were easy going and let me check-in much earlier, this made a huge difference as I had not slept the night before

            • Single
              9.2

              The single-room was big and comfortable. There were two beds in it. Everything was clean and worked fine. The staff was friendly and willing to help with everything. I would stay at this hotel again.

              the breakfast was, especially for vegetarians, not well. Toast, cornflakes, butter, jelly (marmelade), some vegetables, oranges, sausages, coffee and tee. But no cheese. The best thing about it was the coffee, the rest's quality wasn't well.

            • Single
              9.6

              clean,internet,friendly staff,value for money

            • Older travelers
              5.8

              I like the staff and services, there is room service with kind staff,also minibar, good location of the hotel close to downtown and to the metro station.

              I did not like the cleanliness of the room.The walls were derty with cutting paper on some places.The floor also was covered with very old carpet which was with the spots of old not cleaned pieces.Old covers on the beds.There were two single beds instead 1 double as I booked.

            • Single
              9.2

              The facilities in the room like air-conditioning and English channels on T.V. were excellent.The staff is very helpful.

            • Single
              8.8

              Great staff - everyone speaks English, very friendly, fast service. Very nice breakfast (included) in the cafe downstares, lots of snacks and pastries there. There is also free and fast wi-fi in the room. Convenient location in the city, so yo ucan have anytime walking and checking out the city.

              View from the room was somehow spoiled by (road?) construction outside, but I guess this should end soon

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Hotel is very close to Central bus station and the center of the city. People at the reception was quite helpfull.

            • Group of friends
              6.6

              Easy to get to from the airport and very easy to walk from into the city centre. Huge rooms. Was also quiet.

              A pet had stayed in the room previously and the hairs were all over the carpet and had not been properly vacuumed. But everything else was clean and tidy.

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              the room were really spacious. Both the double room and the apartment we booked had very good lighting, a lot of space, bathrooms were clean and spacious.

              The breakfast was really disappointing. it was poor and the staff serving the breakfast (served at restaurant Papaya next to the hotel) was not able to speak English therefore they could not offer us any information about whether what we were served was chicken/pork etc.

            • Couple
              7.4

              Very close to the city center, about ten minutes walk and less!

              The breakfast was in a local cafe under the hotel and there was n't buffet.If you wanted something more from the meal that you had already choose you had to pay.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              the fact that this hotel no longer has dining/bar facilities.

            • Single
              6.2

              A little run down and women soliciting near the front door after dark. Breakfast poor. Howeevr, for the price and position it is not bad and I would recommend it for people on a budget. Staff very helpful.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              No problems at all. We liked the friendly staff, hotel and Papaya.

            • Couple
              8.8

              Hotel has nice confortable rooms. You could even think it is 4 stars

              Paid Parking place some 10 min walk away, not very nice.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Lion Sofia location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Maria Luisa 60 Sofia 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1202

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sofia
              900 m
            Airports
            • Sofia (SOF)
              7.0km
            Train Stations
            • Sofia Central Bus Station
              700 m
            • Sofia Central Railway Station
              1.0km
            Underground stations
            • Serdika Station
              800 m
            • Opalchenska Station
              1.3km
            Restaurants
            • Hadjidraganovite kashti (cuisine: Barbecue, Family Fare, Eastern European)
              280 m
            • Kashtite (cuisine: Romanian)
              270 m
            Ski areas
            • Vitosha Mountain
              910 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              33

            Hotel Awards

            BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaLion

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in Bulgaria

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