Ratings based on 92 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from USA

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Overall this was a good hotel. Good location. Fairly clean rooms but they needed updating. The staff was helpful when pushed to be. One thing is that the non-smoking rooms obviously had been smoking rooms in previous years, but then again you are in Bulgaria and smoke is everywhere anyways so it should not be too bothersome for many guests.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK

Nice hotel close to city centre

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Pros: friendly staff, nice location, spacious, great views
Cons: For breakfast, only tea and coffee was offered as part of inclusive breakfast. Could do with fruit juices.
Location: very central. walking distance from great city landmarks and eating places.
very enjoyable time at the Hotel Lion. great view, friendly staff, central location, walking distance from beautiful historic buildings and lovely boulevards. 10 minutes by taxi from airport.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

It is a basic hotel

Posted Jul 5, 2016
I stayed there 4days.the hotel is located centrally walking distance to tourist area and central bus station.However,it is surrounded with gypsy who wondering around that area and also a lot of refugees asking for money. The area walked to the tourist area is dark,it is ok if you used metro and in summer time.i will not recommend you to stay here during winter time. The breakfast portion is small(didn't provide water,juices,fruits). Air-condition is working just air/wind not cold enough especially during this hot summer! Maybe you can stay at other Hotels.I stayed at this hotel due to high rating 8.5/10 but I don't think It should get this high score with the quality of services provided.it is really just normal/basic hotel.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

お得感が大きい

Posted Jun 8, 2016
 お得感が大きい。色々な割引で30ユーロを切っていたのに、三つ星相応のサービスをきちんと受けられた。  そして、場所が素晴らしい。地下鉄駅の真上でアクセスが良く、午後8時に空港に着いた初日は午後9時半すぎには就寝できた。  ホテルから中心部セルデカ、反対方向の中央駅、中央バスステーションまでは、いずれも地下鉄1駅で、歩いても10分ほど。  建物は古いが、部屋は割と綺麗。大きな交差点に面し、眺めも良い。  1階のカフェ兼レストランは一日中なかなか賑わっていて、料金込みの朝食こそ簡素だが、夕食は意外としっかりしていた。マスのグリル、リゾット、ブロッコリーのスープを注文したら、うまかった。隣にKFCとダンキンドーナツあり。  大きな問題点はないが、部屋の机に、担当メイドの名前入り封筒が置いてあり、チップの催促みたいで鬱陶しかった。クリーニングも割高で、使う気にならない。セルデカの交差点近くにクリーニング店があるので、そこを利用するといい。グーグルマップで検索可能。あと、エレベーターが遅い。ついでに、都心のシティホテルなんだから、朝食7:30は遅い。
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great value hotel close to centre

Posted Jun 2, 2016
Pros: Close to centre - good value.
Cons: Could include orange juice with breakfast rather than just coffee or tea.
Location: Lots to see and do in Sofia - beautiful city - would return to Sofia and to Lion Hotel
Stayed for 3 nights. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good choice of 6 different kinds of breakfast. Large rooms with comfortable beds.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from s man

Very week WiFi connection in the room even close

Posted Jun 2, 2016
Reception is ok 👌 room ok but reset room a bit smell..week WiFi...
5 out of 5
by Pierre

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 18, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Apostolos

Nice hotel in the heart of Sofia

Posted May 14, 2016 on Hotels
It must be renovated. The outside look of the hotel is a bit disappointing but the rooms are much better and spacious
5 out of 5
by Richard

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 14, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from vancouver

Posted May 11, 2016
Clean and modern. Meals in attached restaurant were good and affordable.