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 public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Overview

Marinela Sofia is a 18-story hotel in the commercial district at a close proximity to The Mall, Vitosha boulevard and Mall of Sofia offering elegant rooms with a great view of Vitosha Mountain and Andes Mountains. This quiet hotel was opened in 1979 and renovated in 2008.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, American Embassy Sofia and Earth and Man National Museum. The venue is 3 km away from the city center.

Government offices and business centers are only several minutes away.

The property enjoys good location within a 10-minute drive to Sofia airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the city center, 442 rooms feature standard décor, a kitchenette, Wi-Fi, high-speed internet, TV with satellite channels and a safe along with en suite bathrooms. Coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A tasty breakfast is served in a cozy atmosphere of the dining room. The authentic restaurant serves international dishes. At the renowned snack bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee, cocktails and tea. Asado and Gurkha are situated in a ski area, about 350 meters from the venue.

Services

Car and limousine rental services are available on site.

Relax

The hotel provides cots, a play area and babysitting for families with children. The property offers yoga classes, a gym and fitness classes helping guests to keep fit.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 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
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • 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

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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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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Bed type: 1 Single bed
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    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 1455 sq. feet
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      Two-Bedroom Room
      Size: 2910 sq. feet
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        Bed type: King-size bed
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          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or King-size bed
          Size: 605 sq. feet
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            Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
            Size: 325 sq. feet
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              Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
              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

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Ivan Vazov Theater - 1.5 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
                • Soviet Army Monument - 1.6 mi
                • Sofia University Station - 1.6 mi
                • Court of justice Sofia - 1.6 mi

                Convention centers

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

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Ministry of Environment and Water - 1.3 mi
                • Eagle Bridge - 1.6 mi

                Stadiums

                • Vasil Levski Stadium Station - 1.1 mi

                Museums

                • Boris Garden - 1.4 mi

                Parks

                • Vasil Levski National stadium - 1.3 mi
                • Borisova gradina park - 1.3 mi

                Business areas

                • Vitosha boulevard - 1.3 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

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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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