Sofia's hotel scene has come a long way recently with an improved selection across all price categories. Anyone expecting western standards of service and decor will, however, have to pay more. Of the few five-star hotels, the best are featured below -- given that the city center sights are great to see as a walking tour, it makes sense to stay strolling distance from the center, and to this end all the options featured below are exactly that. It's worth bearing in mind that with most hotels aimed at serving the business community, weekend rates often are significantly cheaper than Monday through Thursday.

Note: Ask if the rates you are quoted include 20% VAT; the city tax is negligible.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.