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Located in the heart of Sofia, just 50 yards from Sofia’s main shopping street and within a short walk of Sedrika Metro Station, Vitosha, Rila Hotel has a bar, a modern restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. It offers spacious rooms, most with views over the city and Vitosha Mountain. Free WiFi access is offered throughout.

All rooms at Rila Hotel Sofia are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar and a kettle. They all include an en-suite bathroom with shower, while some open out to a balcony or terrace. Some units have a separate living room and bedroom.

Guests can taste modern cuisine at the KOTO restaurant, while classic cocktails can be enjoyed at the Diip Bar. The famous PM Club with DJ music, cocktails and lively atmosphere is located inside the hotel.

Extra services include laundry and dry cleaning, while airport shuttle can also be arranged on request and at extra charge.

The National Theater Ivan Vazov and the Serdika Metro Station are both a 7-minute walk away. The Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral and the National Palace of Culture can both be reached on foot in 20 minutes.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Rila Hotel Sofia has been welcoming guests since 20 Sept 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Sofia, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Rila Hotel Sofia

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Имате ли паркинг
    Хотел Рила София не разполага със собствен паркинг, а районът е "Синя зона", която е безплатна вечер след 19:30 до 08:30 сутрин, както и Събота след ...
    Answered on 13 August 2019
  • Is there free parking in the hotel?
    NO, There is no parking at the hotel.
    Answered on 3 February 2020
  • Hi i am interested to reserve two rooms for one day, i want to ask if we can change breakfast with diner? Im interested to reserve with diner
    We do not offer dinner at Hotel Rila Sofia.
    Answered on 3 February 2020
  • Is there a lift to the rooms?
    There are 3 lifts available to the guests. All rooms are accessible by lift and staircase too.
    Answered on 10 August 2020
  • Здравейте. Има ли хотелът ви паркинг? Поздрави
    Хотел Рила не разполага със собствен паркинг, а районът е "Синя зона". На 350м има закрит охраняем паркинг на цена за 24 часа от 24 лв.
    Answered on 17 January 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
2 restaurants on site


    Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, European

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

    Lege Bar and Dinner

    Cuisine: International, European, Grill/BBQ

Facilities of Rila Hotel Sofia
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Walking tours
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Pub crawls Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Car hire
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Rila Hotel Sofia takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 6 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
BGN 20 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
BGN 20 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Rila Hotel Sofia accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property does not have a private parking. The only parking available nearby is part of the Municipal Blue Parking Zone, which is available at a surcharge and for up to 2 hours. For more information, please contact the property directly.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Rila Hotel Sofia

  • Guests staying at Rila Hotel Sofia can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

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

    • Pub crawls
    • Walking tours
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • The prices at Rila Hotel Sofia may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rila Hotel Sofia by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 20min
    • Taxi 30min

  • Room options at Rila Hotel Sofia include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Rila Hotel Sofia is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Rila Hotel Sofia has 2 restaurants:

    • Lege Bar and Dinner
    • КОТО

  • Rila Hotel Sofia is 250 yards from the centre of Sofia.