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Paris, France
Reviewed 29 September 2014

this hotel has 4 levels with a lift, the rooms are spacious and clean, reception employees speak English and are ready to help.Breakfast is served in the cafe next to the hotel but the choice is too limited for a three star hotel.the location is about 10 mn walk to the center but it gets a bit unattractive at night....

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Rooms are good, service is basic, with very nice staff. Breakfast is served in Papaya next to hotel. It is a fair option, but they area is closed for renovation so its difficult to reach the hotel. Is not far from city center, walking distance, ao if the value is ok is an option. Probably not the best, but didn't...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Stayed here with my wife on the nights of Aug 21 and 22, 2014. Room #37, non-smoking, paid $58 US per night with breakfast. (booking.com) Very clean room on backside (quiet). Well appointed bathroom. Drain in tub was a little slow. Elevator. Cable TV with English-speaking stations. Turkish Air lost our bags coming from Istanbul. (it appears that this is...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This hotel is officially rated as a three star, however is closer to a four. It is located between down town and the Central train and bus stations, also close to the outdoor fruit and vegetable market. The rooms are large and the ones facing the street have a great view. The bathroom has a tub/shower, nice ammenities, however no...

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Iserlohn, Germany
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Stayed 2 nights here for a weekend trip. The room was spacious. TV had a lot of choices. I had a balcony with a nice view and to smoke a cigarette. Booked a single room and got 2 seperated beds, which I could put together for a better sleeping. The beds were very comfortable. The shower in the bath had...

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Kouvola, Finland
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Lion hotel is now located next to a major street construction, so the location is not the best possible. The taxi taking us there from the bus station took some extra 'sightseeing' before getting there. Therefore we were not pleased when the reception staff refused to call a taxi for next morning from a number our friend had given, just...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were picked up by the hotel and the airport. The driver was courteous and spoke some English. We had to pay him and not the hotel so make sure you have Levs or Euros ready to pay, they won't have change. The Hotel is in a slightly dodgy part of town but we had no problems at all, and...

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We arrived before the check in time and the man at the desk allowed us to check in early and go straight to our room. The room was big, nice and clean with a tall ceiling and nice curtains. There was also a sofa in the room as well. Our room was a corner one and it sits over two...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2014

has all you need for relaxing good wifi,tv,bigrooms,breakfast was disappointing (next door in a café)and the hotel is a 1 mile walk from staion ignore previous post I waked it with crutches,,,guy on reception very helpful and the change money at official rates and don't under value the rate like 99%of hotels...well done the lion

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night, the room was nice, clean, all that was missing from the room was a hair drier. The view was not very nice, because I was not on the front side. The downside and a very big dissapointment for me was the food that we had at breakfast, I really hope it was just a...

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Lion Sofia is situated in the center of the city. The hotel offers direct connection to the public transport network. The entrance of the new metro station "Lavov Most" is right in front of the hotel. It is just a few minutes walking distance from Sofia's main places of interest and administrative buildings. A range of shopping venues are to be found on Vitosha Street, within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. Alexander Nevski Church is also situated in vicinity. Sofia airport is only 20 minutes drive. Transfers are offered on request at additional cost. Hotel Lion provides 32 large, clean, beautifully decorated rooms. Each room includes: separate fully equipped bathroom, work desk, free Wi-Fi Internet, air conditioning, mini-bar and cable TV with more than 100 channels. Hotel Lion will charm you with its unique atmosphere of quietness in the heart of Sofia. The attentive staff creates a warm and friendly atmosphere and will be happy to help you with all your queries. Pizza bar and grill "Papaya" offers various breakfast and many delicious specialties. A nice place to have a drink after a long and busy day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lion

Address: bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 60, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Poduyane
Price Range: RM162 - RM301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Lion Hotel Sofia
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Sofia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Sofia
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“A room at the back won't be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles WoobyBird, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to a balcony room on the front.”
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“if you're a light sleeper, go for higher rooms, the streets are a bit noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles wehbechady, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in two separate rooms - both were very nice”
 of 5 bubbles LisaGilpin, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a room facing the bridge and although a busy spot it was quiet.”
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