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BEST WESTERN City Hotel, BW Premier Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel laid on the transfer from the airport which was good value for money if you don't fancy coming by tube and then walking. That said the hotel is extremely well situated close to everything without being overrun by noise from the city, everything was in walking distance. The staff were really nice and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable and we had a superior room in the roof which was worth the extra. Breakfast was tasty, filling with a great choice and served in a nice spacious area which offers outside seating in summer. They have an on site bar and the Italian restaurant that operates on site was excellent and great value. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

We arrived on the 24th around 17:30. The first impression was average. After the check in, I saw a note that the only restaurant in the hotel will operate till 18:00. I asked the reason - they told me: the staff will celebrate Christmas Eve with family...If we knew it earlier, since nobody informed us, we could eat somewhere else before arriving at the hotel. So, we started looking where to eat in Sofia in Christmas Eve where the majority of the restaurants were closed. Obviously, the next day was again closed ( staff again with family )... so I asked the reception when they will operate again and they didn’t even know to tell me exactly. We decided not to try at all this restaurant. Breakfast was quite good however when the coffee machine ran out of cappuccino the waiter told me that is finished for today, they will refill it for tomorrow. What ?! In a 4* hotel ?! Room: booked superior double, it was nice, good WiFi, lot of amenities BUT please change this awful bottle of water!! *The housekeepers where really good at their job! Position: 15-20’ to go to reach Vitosha street - the Main Street of Sofia. 7-10’ to Alexander Nevski Church.

First time in Bulgaria. The town centre is just a short walk away, down one straight street, so it’s difficult to get lost. Staff are friendly, hotel was clean. Comfy beds & nice big fluffy cushions. You won’t regret staying here.

The Hotel rooms were clean, with some views. The room had a fridge, TV with English and the Hotel offered a good breakfast selection. Staff spoke English and were able to assist us with brochures and maps. The restuarant offered Italian dining and was well used.

I had a great stay at the City Hotel, i have visited before too but I was pleased to hear that the hotel was recently renovated and it was the perfect choice for my last business trip. Location is perfect - quiet street but very central, I had dinner in the restaurant which was very tasty and loved the brand new rooms and thought that the lobby was perfect for a business meeting. Will be back soon.

Very Central Hotel ,operating already for last 12 years,close to Aleksandar Nevski church,Parliament central walking zone Vitosha street.Many Restorants arround in 5 min walk,staff is very kind ,rooms are very clean and Hotel is fully renovated. Parking is extra cost 5 euro but very secure.

Decent choice if you're travelling on a budget. Wouldn't recommend it for a romantic break, but neither for a business trip, if you need to do some work in your room, since there's no desk (at least not in the room that I stayed in). The location was not very convenient in my case, not even my taxi driver knew how to find it. Other than that, it's clean, quiet, pretty basic inside, helpful staff, good wifi coverage and good breakfast too.

Very good location. Metro station 600 meteres from the hotel. Taxi from airport 13 Lewa. Very good breakfast. 500 meters walk to the center. 200 meters from Nefsky Cathedral. New rooms with great amenities. Stay in the corner suite,

I spent 4 nights at the hotel in two separate stays as part of a group tour. I liked both rooms and each had a nice decor. The location is just a few blocks from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, though getting there was an adventure sometimes because the main street running perpendicular to the hotel's street was torn up, ie, down to the dirt. Additionally, there's a kiosk across the street that sold water and snacks at very reasonable prices. And a Subway was about 2 blocks away. Breakfast was great, featuring not only the usual eggs and stuff, but also including smoked salmon. Our group had dinner there one night, and the food was very good. I enjoyed the fried fish. The only issues were getting a few mosquito bites while staying in the first room, plus waking up due to partying folks arriving back at their rooms between 1 and 4 am. There was a large contingent of youngish folks staying there on a Saturday night..

it is a good location because of its close proximity to major attractions. You can walk to these attractions but the neighborhood is a little creepy. I do not think it is safe to walk at night. My room is a single. Physically, it is on the small side. You do have a very small desk with chair, coffee maker, hair dryer, room safe, and a mini bar. You cannot have some type of physical disability because of the elevated bath tub/shower combination. It was a little awkward to step up onto the tub. The first night, I was on the sixth floor where I can hear the jet airliners take off over the city. Plus, it was a Saturday night and there was loud music played until midnight. Due to mix up with group information, I was moved to another single room on the third floor. The rooms are clean and kept up They do serve breakfast from 7am to 10:30am. They serve scrambled eggs, sausages, smoked salmon, bacon, etc.

6 Stara Planina Str. Sofia

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Gallery for Foreign Art and Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Onsite dining

BEST WESTERN City Hotel, BW Premier Collection places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as National Gallery for Foreign Art and Alexander Nevski Cathedral. This 61-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and a 24-hour business center. Centrally located in Sofia, the hotel is also a short walk from Russian Church and Archaelogical Museum.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 61 soundproofed rooms feature sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find WiFi, free wired Internet, and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of BEST WESTERN City Hotel, BW Premier Collection enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 5.11 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 10 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Bathtub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 321 reviews