Important Announcement

Dear Guests,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we wish to announce the start of a large-scale renovation project in order to become the latest generation luxury 5-star Crowne Plaza® hotel. In an effort to be ready to greet you in our renovated hotel, we ceased operations on 1 October 2022 while the estimated opening date for Crowne Plaza® Sofia is set for early autumn 2023.

Exceptional 5 Star Holiday Inn®Sofia, Bulgaria.


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Give yourself a truly memorable experience in the modern Esprit Fitness & Spa and our conference center with the latest generation hybrid meetings equipment and the fastest internet of up to 300 Mbps in the 5 * Holiday Inn® Sofia, Bulgaria.

Holiday Inn®Sofia is connected to Sofia Metro network via one of the newest and most modern Metro stations – Business Park, which is just minutes away from the hotel entrance. This provides quick and easy access to the city center, Sofia Airport and all major business and leisure locations. Furthermore, the hotel is ideally situated in the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains, where you can explore the amazing National Park Vitosha and observe breathtaking scenery and nature.

Winner of numerous international awards, the Holiday Inn® Sofia is proud of its unrivaled levels of standards and service. Unwind with a dip in the 19 m indoor pool or the indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Admire the spectacular views of the Vitosha Mountains from the hot tub on the terrace or indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy treatment or refreshing massage in Esprit Fitness & Spa.

Good isn’t good enough – we’re committed to high levels of cleanliness. That means clean, well maintained, clutter free rooms that meet our standards. If this isn’t what you find when you check-in, then we promise to make it right.

Learn more about the IHG Clean Promise.




At a Glance 

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  • 5 Floors with 130 Guest Rooms
  • 10 Executive Bedrooms
  • 4 Suites
  • 1 Accessible Room

Meetings & Events

  • 11 State of the art Meeting Rooms for between 10-300 guests
  • Banquets for up to 300 guests
  • Summer Terrace for spectacular working lunches
  • Wi-Fi High Speed Internet throughout
  • Separate Breakout Areas including outdoor Terrace
  • Natural Daylight
  • Full Blackout Facility

Restaurants & Bar

  • Brasserie Restaurant with secluded Terrace with views of the Vitosha Mountains
  • Classic International Dishes
  • Private Dining Suite Verila
  • Modern, Contemporary & Chic Chi Bar
  • Library & Lobby Lounges
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Variety of Lunch and Dinner Buffets including the famous BBQ summer buffet.

Esprit Fitness & Spa

  • 19m Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Jacuzzi Spa Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace and Hot Tub
  • Large “Technogym” Gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Solarium
  • Spa Beauty Treatment and Massage Rooms
  • Hairdressing Salon


  • Secure Underground Car Parking  for 100 cars
  • 24 Hour Hotel Security
  • Wi-Fi and Wired Highspeed  Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • In room personal Safe
  • Smart Card Electronic Door Lock System
  • Pillow Menu
  • 4 Piece En Suite with Separate Bath & Shower


  • Adjacent to new Metro Station
  • 10 minutes to  Sofia International Airport and City Center
  • Accessible via Ring Road and Alexander Malinov Blvd.
  • 100 secure complimentary parking spaces
  • Ideally located in the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains
  • Modern and Safe Vicinity
  • GPS coordinates  N: 42.62524406462789 | S: 23.37538719177246

Virtual Tours


City Center – 10 minutes

Reach Sofia City Center in just 10 minutes on the Sofia Metro Network and 15 minutes by car.

Take the metro train from Metro Station “Business Park Sofia” which is located 400 m from the hotel. You can get out on metro station ” Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski” or metro station “Serdika”. Both of them are close to the main tourist and business locations in Sofia.


Via the Ring Road the hotel is easily accessible for visitors from Bulgaria and travelers using the major transport corridors 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and TINA which pass through the country and makes it the junction that connects the European Union & EFTA with Russia & CIS, Turkey and Middle East.
Holiday Inn®Sofia Hotel is a mere 3 hours flight from all major destinations in Europe, Russia and the Mediterranean region, and just 10 minutes from the Sofia Airport via the Hotel Shuttle Bus or the new Metropolitan link.

Driving Directions

Discover our ideal location. Download step by step driving directions below. Please note that the driving directions might change over time due to infrastructure projects or other upgrades. Please contact the hotel for the latest updates.

Varna  |  Plovdiv  |  Burgas |  Bucharest |  Athens |  Skopje |  Belgrade | Istanbul |  Vienna |  Budapest | Sofia Center |

Sofia Airport – 10 minutes

Sofia International Airport is 4 miles/6km from the hotel.  Reach Airport Sofia for just 10 minutes with Sofia Metro Network or the Hotel Shuttle Bus. For more information about the hotel shuttle bus, please contact Reception.

Metro Station – at hotel entrance

Holiday Inn®Sofia hotel is connected to Sofia Metropolitan network via one of the newest and most modern Metro station – Business Park. The station is just 400 m away from the hotel entrance.
With the new Metro Station the hotel now has thunder- speed access to the City Centre, Sofia Airport and all main Business and Leisure locations in Sofia.


transport122Holiday Inn®Sofia Hotel offers 100 free secure parking spaces for its guests and event delegates traveling by car from outside the city or from any city locations.

Shopping & Entertainment – 5 minutes

Get everything in one place in under 5 minutes. Ask at reception for the easiest way to reach the complex. The newest Mall – Sofia Ring Mall offers variety of entertainment and all major international brands.


Holiday Inn® and IHG® Story

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IHG® Best Price Guarantee

When you book directly with us, we promise you’ll always get the lowest price online. If you find a better price somewhere else, we’ll match it and give you five times the IHG® Reward Club Points, up to a 40,000-point maximum — so you can focus on your stay, not your wallet.
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The Holiday Inn® brand

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Holiday Inn®Sofia has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award 2011, 2012 ,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Holiday Inn®Sofia has received a TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice award 2013, 2014, 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019. Travelers’ Choice Awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. We take great pride in this recognition from our guests.


Winner of the InterContinental® Hotels Group – Torchbearer Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Torchbearer Award is given to hotels that have achieved the highest levels of excellence in achieving Great Hotels Guest Love. The guests at these hotels have responded with extremely high Guest Satisfaction and Guest Love scores.

InterContinental® Hotels Group – Best Newcomer Award 2008

From the moment of its official opening the hotel becomes among the Sofia, Bulgaria accommodation and conference & banqueting market leaders.
The Best Newcomer Award in 2008 was naturally accompanied with the Tourchbearer award in the same year.
The Torchbearer Award is given to hotels that have achieved the highest levels of excellence in achieving Great Hotels Guest Love. The guests at these hotels have responded with extremely high Guest Satisfaction and Guest Love scores.
It is remarkable that Holiday Inn® Sofia has been awarded with the leading hotel award in 4 consecutive years – 2008, 2009,2010 and 2011.

Going for Gold

It is of our great honour to share with all of you Holiday Inn Sofia remarkable achievement ‘Going for Gold’ for the second time!
We have been awarded as an IHG Elite Hotel for Q2 & Q3 2021, which is a privilege as a hotel covering all high standard criteria of the chain.
IHG recognizes the unprecedented challenges that we have faced over these past months and us going above and beyond to deliver fantastic results, despite the complex demands of the time.
Congratulations to all out TEAM members for the success and Big Thank You to our guests for their trust and loyalty!

EMEA Awards 2012 – HIS Winner

We are proud to announce that for a 5th year in row, Holiday Inn Sofia is among the constellation of hotel stars shining most brightly in Europe!

We are a shining example of truly incredible team, going above & beyond every day to create a Great Hotel Guests Love!

Holiday Inn Sofia has been recognized as a top performer in two categories:

  • Torchbearer–  Awarded to hotels that have achieved the highest levels of excellence in achieving Great Hotels Guests Love, reflected in their very high HeartBeat Overall Experience scores.
  • Crisis Management – Awarded to the hotel that demonstrated excellence in crisis management by: effectively managing a crisis; developing proactive crisis management programs; using crisis management to generate positive market positioning; or increasing awareness of risk.

IHG® has more than 620 hotels in Europe alone, and being awarded with two prestigious awards is a great achievement for Holiday Inn®Sofia! We are indeed a talented team of people, creating a reputation for best in class delivery not only for our hotel and the group, but for the entire chain!

Building of the Year 2008

Since its launch in 2002, Building of the Year National Contest has presented hundreds of buildings, developed during the past ten years in Bulgaria. All of these buildings have become a kind of review of trends in architecture and construction in the country, aiming to be excel quality and original ideas and innovative decisions.

The IHG Green Engage system is our group-wide online sustainability program. It allows hotels to track, measure and report on their carbon footprint and utility consumption as well as recommending more than 200 ‘Green Solutions’ which help deliver greater sustainability.

Holiday Inn Sofia Green Engage Level One certificate


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