Sofia Balkan Palace

Ornate Dazzler

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Balkan Palace

Ornate Dazzler

What it is

A classically inspired 1956 grande dame with a gleaming Art Deco-inspired Bulgarian restaurant, hopping bar, and 241 lavish guest rooms.

What it isn't

Equipped with its own ginormous spa. But with a high-tech gym on the premises, your wellness and glow are more than taken care of.

What we think

You’ll feel like actual royalty at Sofia Balkan Palace, and that’s exactly the point. The “starter” guest rooms are expansive, beginning at 344 square feet for a Deluxe King Room…and each one is appropriately stocked with palatial amenities, such as parquet wood flooring, antiqued mirror headboard walls, and spa-like bathrooms with brass fixtures. For a V.V.I.P. room, consider the Junior Suites, which are designed as if for visiting dignitaries with twinkling chandeliers, wood inlay antique inspired furniture, and flowing window draperies tied back with actual tassels.

You're here because

The storied structure was once part of the Presidential Palace government buildings. If these walls could talk, you’d listen.

The Moment

Curled up in a mustard yellow velvet Chesterfield sofa at the lobby bar, Basilica, you’re delighting in the details: of the space, yes, but also of the truly perfect cocktail their resident mixologist made just for you.

Restaurants & Bars

Basilica - Signature cocktails, hot beverages and cold refreshments are included in the menu, as well as tempting desserts.

Labels - A contemporary brasserie serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a signature menu of a fine mixture between international cuisine and authentic Bulgarian dishes.


The beating heart of Sofia, Bulgaria, right in Sofia Center. Just a two block walk to the east: City Garden, originally designed in 1872 and still a leafy retreat with gurgling fountains and manicured garden beds.

5 Sveta Nedelya Square
Sofia, 1000

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