Marinela Sofia

ex. Kempinski Zografski Sofia

100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407show map
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Overview

Marinela Sofia features views of the city, and invites guests to enjoy a meal at a non-smoking restaurant or a drink at a snack bar. Offering accommodation in a 18-story traditional building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008. You can make use of dry cleaning service, a doctor on call and room service on the premises of the hotel.

The spectacular hotel is merely 2.4 km from Boris Garden. Boyana Church is within 6 km of the property.

A church, a palace and a theatre are located nearby.

Guests can easily get to Sofia airport, which is about 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

All classic rooms have a private safe, a fridge and a kitchen area. Some rooms come with a captivating view of Vitosha Mountain and Andes Mountains. The rooms offer a hairdryer, a bidet and cosmetics in each bathroom.

Eat & Drink

Every day a tasty breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can order international meals at the superb restaurant. Guest can enjoy refreshing drinks in a renowned bar. Situated 350 meters from the venue Asado and Gurkha serve a variety of food.

Services

Guests can benefit from an elevator, a carpark and a beauty shop.

Relax

The hotel has a nightclub, a summer terrace and an indoor heated pool as well as relaxing massage, manicure and facials provided for guests' relaxation. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym area, yoga classes and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   18.  Number of rooms:   442.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
James Baucher StationJames Baucher Station700 ft
European Union StationEuropean Union Station2300 ft
American Embassy SofiaAmerican Embassy Sofia2700 ft
Tokuda HospitalTokuda Hospital3000 ft
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GurkhaGurkha1100 ft56 Tsvetna gradina str., Lozenets distr., 1421
Le Saint AmourLe Saint Amour1300 ft3 ulitsa Golo Bardo
AsadoAsado1300 ft2 St. Sedmochislenitzi Str.
Osteria da RadoOsteria da Rado1300 ft4 Golo bardo Street
Happy Bar & Grill South ParkHappy Bar & Grill South Park1700 ft124 James Baucher Blvd
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Sofia Central Bus StationSofia Central Bus Station2.6 mi
Sofia Central Railway StationSofia Central Railway Station2.7 mi
Vitosha boulevardVitosha boulevard1.3 mi
Mall of SofiaMall of Sofia1.8 mi
Vasil Levski National stadiumVasil Levski National stadium1.3 mi
National art galleryNational art gallery1.7 mi
Oborishte parkOborishte park2.1 mi
Konstantin Velichkov StationKonstantin Velichkov Station2.2 mi
Vardar StationVardar Station2.9 mi
Soviet Army MonumentSoviet Army Monument1.5 miin a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)Eagles\' Bridge (Orlov Most)1.6 mi SofiaBulgaria
Banya Bashi MosqueBanya Bashi Mosque1.9 mipluven kompleksMaria Luiza
Boyana ChurchBoyana Church3.3 mi1-3 Boyansko Ezero St.
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.8 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2.7 mi
Underground
Vasil Levski Stadium Station1.2 mi
SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station1.6 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  149  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Helpful, friendly and polite staff; well appointed, modern, unfussy rooms; good range of facilities on site.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    As Bulgaria is black listed at the central bank in the country I am living so I could not make CC booking and after communicating with the Hotel they kept my booking and accepted cash payment at the end of my stay. (Non of my CC worked anywhere in Bulgaria..:(

    The Hotel is very very very very dated and reminds you of a bad movie form the 60's. several outlets are closed, the Japanese is run by a fast food chain and the mattress in my room was as old as the Hotel. I had to flip the mattress and use the spare pillows and place them as support under the mattress after the first sleepless night. No safe, no coffee maker only wired internet so don't bring your ipad (but speed was OK) Wireless in the lobby. Bathroom yellow tub and ceiling round and black corners, lighting all over very poor and on top broken bulbs in the room have not been changed. F&B price the highest in town - no wonder their outlets are empty - about 4 times as much as other places and good restaurants outside

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Huge hotel in a quiet area of downtown Sofia. Nice garden area.

    Computers in business center too slow. Rooms were musty.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Nice rooms, polite staff, I felt safe for me and for my car in the parking .

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    I had a pleasent stay at Kempinski Zografski. I had free car parking and free Wi-fi at the lobby. The pool was very clean and nice. The price was cost effective.

    I had stayed in a standart room. The room was clean but quite old. Breakfast was expensive.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Restaurant on the last flor

    Service is slow. Room was very old fashion and at the same time very expensive

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    At this hotel, i did not have the air conditioning working properly.....their were no TV channeles in English ( virtually every other language was available ) their was no pay TV although it was advertised as locked........ On speaking to receptionist she did mention on this particular floor their was no pay TV ?

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good breakfast but expensive. Great fitness center

    We expected to have a sauna facility but it was not in operation. This feature should be removed from hotel description on bookings.com when not in operation.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff is friendly ,room is good ,breakfast is very good ,Free Internet,free parking,It was excellent accommodation.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    This hotel does not feel like 5 stars. All the little touches that make a 5 star great are missing here

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Nice breakfast, clean, perfect view. The restaurant on the top is one of the best you can find in Sofia.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The reservation system was very professional, as well as the hotel personnel. Conference room equipment was at high class.

    It's a bit away from the city senter and taxi has to be used. However helpful the personnel was to book a taxi, there are taxi drivers from the centre to the hotel charging too much (onece I paid 5 times more from the centre to the hotel than from the hotel to the centre).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    vast modern room - but it was a deluxe. My ffriends were in standard rooms and they are olde - not Kempinsky level). Deluxe is very good value for 75 euros (breakfast for an additionnal 20 Euros! but I don't breakfast so...). Polite and helpful staff at reception.

    The staff in bars and restaurants is strange - wonder if they're rude or untrained or if they behave harshly with people they think are russian (I was with a group of russian friends)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Many restaurants, nice lobby bar, nice panorama restaurants, free WIFI, good business hotel. Budda Bar is nice.

    Very expensive restuarants, expensive lobby bar, expensive mini bar drinks. There was a difference with my booking night rate and the rate the hotel had received.I was offered a room for disabled people. It was big but everything was placed very low of course. The limousine service is very expensive.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything was perfect and worth its money!!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Sofia (SOF)4.8 mi
Train
Sofia Central Bus Station2.7 mi
Underground
Vasil Levski Stadium Station1.2 mi
SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station1.6 mi
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