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Hotel Marinela Sofia

5-star5 stars
100 James Bourchier Blvd, Sofia, 1407, Bulgaria

Luxury hotel with indoor pool, connected to the convention center, near National Palace of Culture
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • The rooms are dirty. Dust everywhere in the room. Other than that you have to pay for…Aug 27, 2020
  • I liked everything about this hotel. There is nothing to note about the hotel's…Feb 16, 2020

Hotel Marinela Sofia

from ZAR 1,060
  • Standard King Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Vice-Presidential Suite
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Deluxe King Room
  • Premium King Room

What’s around Hotel Marinela Sofia


  • In Lozenets
  • National Palace of Culture - 22 min walk
  • Bulgarian Parliament - 40 min walk
  • East Park Trade Centre - 14 min walk
  • Vitosha Blvd - 15 min walk
  • Expo 2000 Congress Centre - 15 min walk
  • Vitoshka Boulevard - 16 min walk
  • Tokuda Hospital - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) - 19 min drive
  • Sofia Central Station - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 258 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 19 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Bulgaria may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed*

  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite self parking (BGN 30.00 per night)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Health club
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 29020
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2696
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1979
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Ambassador Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Panorama - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Restaurant Bulgar - This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Captain Cook - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Marionette - This brasserie specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Marinela Sofia’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Kempinski Zografski
  • Hotel Marinela
  • Marinela Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Hotel
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Sofia
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia Hotel Sofia
  • Kempinski Hotel Zografski
  • Kempinski Zografski
  • Kempinski Zografski Hotel
  • Kempinski Zografski Hotel Sofia
  • Kempinski Zografski Sofia
  • Zografski
  • Zografski Kempinski
  • Hotel Marinela Sofia


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: BGN 1.31 per person, per night

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs BGN 30.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of BGN 40 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of BGN 40 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BGN 40.00 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Marinela Sofia

  • Does Hotel Marinela Sofia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Marinela Sofia does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    Yes. Self parking costs BGN 30.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of BGN 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Chef's (3-min walk), Green Deli Cafe (3-min walk), and Silhouette (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Marinela Sofia?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BGN 40.00 per person one way.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Marinela Sofia and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby winter activities like downhill skiing and snowboarding. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , Pilates, and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 4 bars and a nightclub. Hotel Marinela Sofia also has a health club and spa services, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 102 reviews

Poor 2,0
Not a great experience. I had to wait 2 days for 2 extra hangers. Dry Cleaning is outsourced and cannot be some the same day. Asked reception and they said they will come take my clothes. No one showed up nor called me back. Where is the service element? Staff does not smile - depressing.
us2 night business trip
Good 6,0
Only the lobby looks like a 5 stars hotel. The rooms are poor.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
The property has a unique design and perfect location! There is a large choice of cuisines offered and also a great health club. 11 out of 10, would definately visit again!
Ventsislav, ie1 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Birthday weekend in a resort like hotel
Great new hotel, beatiful decor, I celebrated my birthday there. Wonderful resort like hotel, close to everything in Sofia, our room was great, we had a suite.
Salvatore, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful hotel great restaurants. Very nice atmosphere
ca4 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Superb hotel
Amazing hotel with nice restaurants, excellent food and superb rooms. Quiet and with a nice view from the top floors. Service was overall good, but sometimes less than desirable regarding the attention level and friendliness. Rarely have I experienced such difference between very friendly and forthcoming staff and the few that was not up to the job.
Kay, ie2 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Marinela in Sofia
Beautiful decadent place with super attentive and professional staff!
RICHARD, us1 night trip with friends
Fair 4,0
It got colder outside so management decided to turn off the air conditioner for the whole property. My room was hot. Maintenance said you can open window. Very loud outside and you cannot control temperature with window open. I paid for a room with Air condition
Williammeyer, us3 night trip
Fair 4,0
no thanks
Not friendly staff, location not great for walking, restaurant food just ok. Wouldnt stay here again.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
I love this property. I stay there every year when I come to Bulgaria for the last 6 years. It has everything you need and more for amenities, restaurants, fitness, bars, ect.
ca1 night romance trip

Hotel Marinela Sofia