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Hotel Lion is located in the center of Sofia, just steps away from the Lavov Most Metro Station and a few minutes' walk from Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the Vitosha shopping boulevard. It provides free Wi-Fi and the cafeteria serves breakfast and snacks.

Hotel Lion provides air-conditioned, spacious rooms with fully equipped bathrooms, a work desk, mini-bar and cable TV.

Guests can benefit from the business corner equipped with a PC, copier, fax and internet access.

Cafeteria Papaya offers various breakfasts and many delicious specialties. There you can also unwind with your favorite beverage. A 10-minute walk will take you to the famous Women's Market, the Tsentralni Hali shopping hall and the popular landmark Central Bath House.

The Lion is a 20-minute drive to Sofia Airport and airport transfer is offered against extra charge. It is 1,650 feet from the Main Train and Bus Station.

This is our guests' favorite part of Sofia, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Lion Sofia has been welcoming guests since Jun 18, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Sofia, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.8

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Are packed breakfasts available for guests departing very early for the airport? Do packed breakfast include a gluten free option (for 1 of 2 travellers)
    Hello, Please excuse our delayed reply! Yes, we offer packed breakfast for an early check-out. We have a gluten-free option as well. Best regards, ..
    Answered on 22 November 2019
  • How much is your airport transfer service? Thanks Laura
    Hello, Please be kindly informed that we can pick you up from Sofia Airport at the price of 15 Euro per car /3-4 persons depends on how much luggage..
    Answered on 8 January 2020
  • My flight to Sofia lands at 23:55 local time. I will arrive at the Lion Hotel at 00:45 after meed night. Is there a problem checking in so late?
    Hello, Please be kindly informed that our reception desk is operating 24/7. You can check in or check out at any time. Best regards, Hotel team
    Answered on 13 September 2022
  • Do you have Fridges in bedrooms?
    Hello, there is a mini-bar in the room.
    Answered on 22 March 2022
    Hello, Regarding the transportation from Sofia Airport, please be kindly informed that Metro is operating from Terminal 2. Between terminal 1 and 2, ..
    Answered on 6 January 2020
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Cafe 1920
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan
Amenities of Hotel Lion Sofia
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
24-hour front desk
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fold-up bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian

House rules

Hotel Lion Sofia takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Crib upon request
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
BGN 30 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
BGN 40 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Hotel Lion Sofia accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the credit card used for booking must be presented upon check-in for verification purposes. The name on the credit card must match the guest’s name checking in.

The hotel offers no special facilities for the disabled.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Hotel Lion Sofia of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: СФ-ВАП-73Ю-В1

FAQs about Hotel Lion Sofia

  • Hotel Lion Sofia offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage

  • Guests staying at Hotel Lion Sofia can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • The prices at Hotel Lion Sofia may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Hotel Lion Sofia is 2,800 feet from the center of Sofia.

  • Check-in at Hotel Lion Sofia is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Hotel Lion Sofia has 1 restaurant:

    • Cafe 1920

  • Room options at Hotel Lion Sofia include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double