Hotel Marinela Sofia

ex. Kempinski Zografski Sofia

100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407  show map
 5 stars
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Hotel Marinela Sofia

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Offering 441 rooms, the pleasant Hotel Marinela Sofia features a treatment room, a sunbathing terrace and a health club available on site. The hotel opened its doors in 1979 and was remodeled in 2008.

Earth and Man National Museum, NDK and American Embassy Sofia are within 10 minutes' walk away. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

1300th Anniversary Monument is 2.8 km from the hotel and Saint Sofia Church is about 2.8 km away.

Sofia airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Hotel Marinela Sofia.

Rooms

Hotel Marinela Sofia provides guestrooms appointed with a sitting area, a laptop-compatible safe, LCD TV, climate control and a heating system. Some of the comfortable rooms feature the city center view. The rooms are furnished with Italian-style wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

A tasty buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can wine and dine at the superb restaurant, featuring refined international cuisine. Free Wi-Fi and a piano are provided in the Candy bar. The property is located near a bus stop, just about 350 meters from Le Saint Amour and Gurkha serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

Guests will make use of a barber shop, a convenience store and parking as well as a movie projector, a meeting room and a banqueting hall.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cots, babysitting and a mini club. On-site fitness facilities include a fitness center, a gym and yoga classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   18.  Number of rooms:   442.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Sports trainer

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Animation team
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Full body massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Marinela Sofia Sofia location
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Hotel Address:

100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407

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City Center
  • Sofia
    1.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
    2.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Vasil Levski Stadium Station
    1.2 mi
  • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Gurkha (cuisine: Nepali)
    1100 ft
  • Le Saint Amour (cuisine: French)
    1300 ft
Ski areas
  • Vitosha Mountain
    2.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    18
  • Number of rooms:
    442

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Size: 1455 sq. feet
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    Size: 2910 sq. feet
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      Size: 1455 sq. feet
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          Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
          Size: 325 sq. feet
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                Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                Size: 605 sq. feet
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                  Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                  Size: 605 sq. feet
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                    Deluxe Room
                    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
                    Size: 325 sq. feet
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                          Size: 325 sq. feet
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                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Hotel Marinela Sofia Sofia location
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                              Hotel Address:

                              100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Sofia
                                1.7 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • Sofia Central Bus Station
                                2.7 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • Vasil Levski Stadium Station
                                1.2 mi
                              • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station
                                1.6 mi
                              Restaurants
                              • Gurkha (cuisine: Nepali)
                                1100 ft
                              • Le Saint Amour (cuisine: French)
                                1300 ft
                              Ski areas
                              • Vitosha Mountain
                                2.0 mi
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  12 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                18
                              • Number of rooms:
                                442

                              Hotel Awards

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                              Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

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                              What's nearby

                              Popular areas

                              • Popa - 1.2 mi

                              Places of interest

                              • James Baucher Station - 700 ft
                              • European Union Station - 2300 ft
                              • American Embassy Sofia - 2700 ft
                              • Tokuda Hospital - 3000 ft
                              • Ivan Vazov Market - 4300 ft
                              • Vitosha Station - 5000 ft
                              • NDK Station - 5000 ft
                              • National Military Complex - 1.1 mi
                              • Pirogov Hospital - 1.3 mi
                              • Garibaldi Square - 1.5 mi
                              • Sofia University Station - 1.6 mi
                              • Court of justice Sofia - 1.6 mi

                              Convention centers

                              • NDK - 4300 ft
                              • Bulgareklama Inter Expo Centre - 1.2 mi

                              Shopping areas

                              • Vitosha boulevard - 1.3 mi

                              Monuments and Landmarks

                              • Ministry of Environment and Water - 1.3 mi
                              • Soviet Army Monument - 1.6 mi

                              Stadiums

                              • Vasil Levski Stadium Station - 1.1 mi
                              • Vasil Levski National stadium - 1.3 mi

                              Parks

                              • Borisova gradina park - 1.3 mi
                              • Boris Garden - 1.4 mi
                              • City Garden - 1.6 mi

                              Theaters

                              • Ivan Vazov Theater - 1.5 mi

                              Underground stations

                              • Vasil Levski Stadium Station - 1.1 mi
                              • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station - 1.6 mi

                              Local attractions

                              • National Art Gallery - 1.5 mi
                                1 Knyaz Battenberg Square, Sofia
                              • National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - 1.6 mi
                                2 Saborna Str., Sofia
                              • National Museum of Natural History - 1.7 mi
                                1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia
                              • Ethnographic Institute with Museum - 1.5 mi
                                1 Alexander Batenberg Square, Sofia
                              • Parliament - 1.6 mi
                                Tsar Osvoboditel Square, Sofia

                              Near the hotel

                              • Earth and Man National Museum - 2100 ft
                                4 Cherni vruh blvd, Sofia
                              • Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art - 4100 ft
                                2, Cherni vryh Blvd, Sofia
                              • National Palace of Culture Congress Centre - 3700 ft
                                1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia

                              Restaurants nearby

                              • Gurkha - 1100 ft

                                Address: 56 Tsvetna gradina str., Lozenets distr., 1421

                                70% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                                Cuisine: Nepali

                              • Asado - 1300 ft

                                Address: 2 St. Sedmochislenitzi Str.
                                Phone: +359 2 963 2599

                                62% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                                Cuisine: Argentinean
                                Price Range: USD 28 - USD 34

                              • Happy Bar & Grill South Park - 1700 ft

                                Address: 124 James Baucher Blvd
                                Phone: 0888 181 068

                                Cuisine: International

                              • Le Saint Amour - 1300 ft

                                Address: 3 ulitsa Golo Bardo
                                Phone: 00359878751509

                                72% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                                Cuisine: French
                                Price Range: USD 10 - USD 37

                              • Osteria da Rado - 1300 ft

                                Address: 4 Golo bardo Street
                                Phone: 2 444 0301

                                81% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                                Cuisine: Italian

                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  12 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                18
                              • Number of rooms:
                                442

                              Hotel Awards

                              BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaHotel Marinela Sofia

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                              Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

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                              Hotel Marinela Sofia Reviews

                              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Marinela Sofia

                              Average guest rating

                              7.0out of 10
                              Very good
                              Based on 121 reviews

                              Guest reviews

                              • Single
                                5.8

                                The location is central and there's an easy access to the airport, about 5-6 euros, depending on traffic. All cab rides to the city center are under 3 euros. There are deluxe rooms, which are about 20euros more than the base room, it's worth it as the deluxe rooms are renovated recently. good service, good facilities, the gym is excellent.

                                The reception staff is not very helpful, they try to pass the buck to someone else. I had two issues: the hot water in my room was coming and going making it difficult to take a shower. They receptionist said it was a technical issue and he would be talking to the appropriate people. This was on my second night. By the fifth night the issue was still not fixed! Also, the sheets were too short and didn't cover the matress in my room. The cleaning lady told me that this was an issue with all the kind size matresses. You would expect a hotel of this calibre to have the correct sheets for its matresses.... I had two separate reservations, one for 3 nights and one for 2 nights for a total of 5 nights; this created a bit of confusion, but we cleared it out.

                              • Family with children
                                9.6

                                comfortable rooms, ambiance.

                                Food is expensive. Swim caps are required for the pool but no mention of this on website.

                              • Family with children
                                7.4

                                Restaurants

                                Service: - credit card, I've given as guarantee of booking was charged without my knowledge!!! - I had to pay additional "guarantee charges", before even receiving the key of the room.

                              • Single
                                7.4

                                Excellent fitness facilities.

                                Furnitures seem old, need some renovation in rooms.

                              • Couple
                                9.6

                                Great location; loved the sushi bar; comfortable and luxurious.

                                Some rooms need renovation.

                              • Couple
                                7.0

                                The view from the 17th floor and the garden

                                The attitude of the receptionist and the server at the lobby bar served coke to a kid in a broken glas.

                              • Single
                                5.4

                                The staff is very helpful, but this hotel is over price for what it offers. The decor leaves much to be desired. Rooms and ambience looks like stuck in the 1960s, plus in 2012 they only have cable internet in some rooms.

                              • Older travelers
                                5.4

                                Told the hotel staff I had parked my car on the street has I could not get in the hotel carpark has it was full they told me this was fine went to get the car later to fined I had been clamped this is very common thing and happened all the time room was very tired curtains fell down when I closed them had to change room but no better would not say here again

                              • Couple
                                4.6

                                Japaness garden, confortable bed

                                unfriendly stuff- part off, the retaining of 1+1/2 price of the room on credit card, and had a very unpleseant way to explain it-as garantee, old tv, twin bed as duble bad, the pool- they told you when you go there you have to pay 5 euro, if you go with no breakfast included, the prices starts from 15 euro/persoan to 50 euro/person, the prices at minibar are big, a small water -200 ml is 5 euro ( to compare, normaly a bottle of 2l is 0,4 euro) CONCLUSION: an old comunist hotel renewed, far from the city center, better to avoid, definetly not a 5 star hotel!

                              • Couple
                                5.8

                                There is a covered parking place

                                A strange way to serve the bulgarian citizens and the foreign ones. I am married for a foreigner. When we went to the hotel the room was booked on my name.Of course we registered both of us with our IDs. After a small trip round the city, we went back to the room where we found a message written and addressed to my husband:that the person who is taking care about the room is on the services on the gentleeman. Stange , looked like only one person is staying in the room and I found this a big unrespect to the woman.! For me before this case the hotel was one of the preferred ones, after this case people feel defend that they are not respect !

                              • Group of friends
                                6.2

                                Happy Sushi was phenominal.

                                I did not like how they boasted five stars as it definately was not a five star hotel. Examples of shortfalls include: No ironing board/iron for individual rooms, Slow internet connectivity, dingy carpet in the lobby, limited spa facilities, and limited knowledge of tourist attactions by the concierge. The hotel has a very nice gym but no spa. So when I wanted to go to a sauna I asked the concierge if they knew of any alternative places to go and also on a separate occasion when I asked for restaurant reccomendations, they did not have any suggestions. They told me that there is a person who works as a guest/turist information guide but he was unavaiable at the time and during my four day stay I never saw him at the gueest info desk. They do offer massage but when my buddy and I went to get a massage they explained that they only have one female massuse on staff. So unless one of us was willing to get a rubdown from a dude we would have to take turns. This was a common theme at the hotel as it seemed that they were operating on a skeleton staff. Overall the hotel is fine for the price but I dont think they should be boasting five star status when it is obviously not!

                              • Single
                                3.0

                                I feel so sorry I sepend one night in this hotel the worrest hotel in my life really.you can not call this hotel 5 stars not even one star .you complain no one lessn .I beleive that Kempinski will spoil their name if they will match their name to this hotel

                              • Single
                                6.2

                                Good location and kind staff.

                                I was amazed to find hairs in the bathroom!!! It’s five stars hotel!

                              • Older travelers
                                4.6

                                Service was appalling! Check-in and check-out procedures archaic with too few staff and "supervisors" who are totally ineffectual

                              • Older travelers
                                5.4

                                basic bsiness hotel, rather 3/4 star then 5

                                4th floor , outdated decor/rooms/beds In need of update, there are better options in Sofia

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Hotel Marinela Sofia Sofia location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Sofia
                                1.7 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • Sofia Central Bus Station
                                2.7 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • Vasil Levski Stadium Station
                                1.2 mi
                              • SU St. Kliment Ohridski Metro Station
                                1.6 mi
                              Restaurants
                              • Gurkha (cuisine: Nepali)
                                1100 ft
                              • Le Saint Amour (cuisine: French)
                                1300 ft
                              Ski areas
                              • Vitosha Mountain
                                2.0 mi
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  12 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                18
                              • Number of rooms:
                                442

                              Hotel Awards

                              BulgarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSofiaHotel Marinela Sofia

                              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                              Best Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria

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