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Driving from Vidin to Craiova by European route E79

Driving from Vidin to Craiova by European route E79

One day drive from Vidin, Bulgaria to Craiova, Romania by E79 Pictures from the Craiova food festival   We visited Craiova last weekend and to see their food festival. We arrived there by car from Northern Bulgaria so we had to cross the Danube bridge […]

Crossing Bulgaria-Turkey border through Kapitan Andreevo and Kapikule

Crossing Bulgaria-Turkey border through Kapitan Andreevo and Kapikule

Crossing the Bulgaria – Turkey border during the weekend – not a good experience   Recently we visited Edirne for some sightseeing and to try the local food. We went there by car and since we were in Southern Bulgaria for a few days, we […]

Popular hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria – cheap and luxury

Popular hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria – cheap and luxury

My short list with some of the popular cheap and luxury hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Today we are visiting Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria to give you some useful travel tips in regards to choosing the best hotel for your stay.

Finding accommodation in Sofia is not hard to find, even though it is a big city. There are hundreds of hotels to choose from in the Bulgarian capital, depending on location and price preferences.

In the following short list I will present you with just a few of them, so you can see a sample for what you can get for your money in Sofia.

 

Luxury / high-budget hotels in Sofia:

Arena Di Serdica Hotel

This hotel is built over the ruins of the ancient amphitheater and features a SPA center.

  • Price per night: 195 – 225 EUR
  • Location: City center, close to National art gallery
  • Parking options: free private parking onsite

 

Grand hotel Sofia

This hotel offers a terrace with view of the city and SPA services

  • Price per night: 195 – 280 EUR
  • Location: City center, close to the city garden
  • Parking options: free private indoor parking onsite

 

Sofia Hotel Balkan

This is a luxury collection hotel in the heart of the city. You can see Alexander Nevski cathedral and St George Rotunda across the street. It’s one of the most luxurious hotels in the city.

  • Price per night: 146 – 1 400 EUR
  • Location: Heart of the city, right across Alexander Nevski cathedral
  • Parking options: paid public parking

 

Hotel Hilton Sofia

The popular hotel chain is available in Sofia as well. They offer a swimming pool, SPA center – everything you will expect of the brand.

  • Price per night: 170 – 260 EUR
  • Location: Close to National Palace of Culture
  • Parking options: paid private parking

 

Low-budget hotels in Sofia:

Hotel Central point

This is a reasonably priced hotel in a good location. They don’t offer parking, but public transportation is close by and easy to use (subway especially).

  • Price per night: 42 EUR
  • Location: City center, near Serdika metro station
  • Parking options: no parking available

 

Hotel Maria Luisa

This hotel is well-furnished and at a good location.

  • Price per night: 139 lv / 70 EUR
  • Location: City center, Maria Luisa blvd, close to Regional History Museum
  • Parking options: paid private parking onsite

 

Hotel Ibis Park and Fly

Ibis is close to the airport and suitable for guests coming for short business trips.

  • Price per night: 69 EUR
  • Location: Close to the airport
  • Parking options: free private parking onsite
Is this politically correct… ask Google Translate

Is this politically correct… ask Google Translate

Translating from Bulgarian to Macedonian returns some “funny” results in Google Translate A very interesting story goes around the web these days and it is related to some “fun” relations on the Balkans. After Donald Trump got hit by a Google bombing with the keyword […]

Visiting the Beautiful town of Breznik

Visiting the Beautiful town of Breznik

Weekend trip to the beautiful town of Breznik, Bulgaria Today we are heading to a small town in the western parts of Bulgaria, where plenty of beautiful views were available in the small town of Breznik. It is 50 km away from Sofia. It is located in […]

Visiting Shipka and Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Visiting Shipka and Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Plan you next weekend trip in Bulgaria and visit the amazing monuments of Shipka and Buzludzha

Khadzhi Dimitar mountain peak
View from Khadzhi Dimitar mountain peak near Shipka, Bulgaria

There are so many beautiful destinations for a not very long weekend trip in Bulgaria.  This time I will share more details about one of my personal favorites – the region around village/town of Shipka, which is very close to towns of Kazanlak and Stara Zagora.  It is my favorite place to visit in the weekend for various reasons so I will make a short list, just to describe them better: (more…)

Visiting Belogradchik in wintertime with the comfortable Opel Vectra

Visiting Belogradchik in wintertime with the comfortable Opel Vectra

Visitng Belogradchik in the winter with the comfortable Opel Vectra Few weeks ago we visited the town of Belogradchik in the north-west part of Bulgaria in the comfort of an Opel Vectra C which happened to be a great cruiser for short and not so […]

Cheapest way for transportation in Sofia, Bulgaria

Cheapest way for transportation in Sofia, Bulgaria

Saving big time on transportation is not a mission impossible in Bulgarian capital Sofia To begin with Sofia is far from the best organised cities in Europe. Traffic can be often a mess and jams are usually causing huge issues in local transportation. But there […]

Budget SPA destination for a weekend trip in Bulgaria

Budget SPA destination for a weekend trip in Bulgaria

Are you looking for a budget place for your weekend SPA in Bulgaria? You’re in the right place!

Bulgaria is a popular summer and winter SPA destination and maybe the best budget-friendly option in all of Europe. Bulgaria’s SPA hotels are luxurious and much more affordable for Europeans compared to other destinations.

Wherever you decide to stay, plan your trip with us and win a 10% discount!

Today we’ll review a nice and affordable (under 50 EUR!) hotel with full SPA zone in the village of Banya, Bulgaria. Banya, near Bansko, is famous for its hot mineral springs. The hotel is  Hotel Aspa Vila and as you can see from their website, they’re proud to be a balneological hotel.

hotel aspa vila

Outside view of the hotel

Aspa Vila is situated on a small hill with nice views to the village. The pine forest is just behind the hotel and you can see the trees outside your terrace. The best thing about the hotel is undoubtedly the outside hot pool. Aspa Vila uses the mineral springs of the village for its water supply, pool and jacuzzi. The big pool is warm and suitable for swimming or relaxation. The jacuzzi is hot. You can use them during summer or winter.

pool and jacuzzi

The jacuzzi and pool in the background

If you’d rather relax in your room, most of them have bathtubs which you can fill with the same mineral water. Rooms are clean and spacious with everything necessary. There’s a restaurant onsite as well.

Apart from the hotel, the village has its entertainments as well. You can go horseback riding for 13 EUR per person. Or, you can visit one of the multiple small Bulgarian-style restaurants to try the authentic cuisine.

The village is close to the ski resort Bansko and the ski-tracks. The mountain views are amazing, the air is crisp and clean, the mineral water is hot. What more can you ask for?

 

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The amazing sky of Bulgaria

The amazing sky of Bulgaria

View breathtaking images of the amazing sky of Bulgaria! Don’t forget to plan your visit with us and win a 10% discount of your booking! Today’s post is a little different. I want to show you several amazing images I’ve taken recently during my trips […]