If you are visiting Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, and you want to book a room close to the airport, there’s no hotel closer than Ibis Sofia Airport. And an overall amazing hotel that will leave you with no reasons to complain.
This is actually one of the best hotels close to the Sofia Airport you can stay at – as we’ve already found out in my previously published article.
But today we’re going to find out more about Ibis Sofia Airport in a complete review / overview of the place so that you can make a completely educated decision when it comes to booking your stay there.
My opinion is that you will definitely enjoy it – otherwise I wouldn’t focus so much on it, right? So let’s see what makes this hotel so good! But first, if you don’t need more convincing on my side…
Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel location & surroundings
As I said, you can’t get any closer to the Sofia International Airport than this! The hotel is situated within walking distance to the airport, just several minutes of walking from the Terminal.
However, if you don’t want to do the extra exercise, they still offer a shuttle service that should get you to the hotel in just a couple of minutes. The airport shuttle is free if you book a room here, so you might as well take it!
It is the proximity to the airport that makes this hotel such an amazing choice – but you will see that the quality of the rooms, the food and the service itself is top class too, even though we’re only talking about a 3-star hotel.
But it’s part of the Ibis chain, and they have high standards as you probably know. I personally love staying at Ibis hotels wherever I go and I have never been disappointed. These hotels are affordable and offer great value for the money.
But back to the location of the hotel, although it’s great if you want to be close to the Sofia airport, it also comes with a bit of a con: it means that it’s right outside the city with no real attractions nearby.
You have huge lots of open space and some nice views over Sofia and even towards the airport (depending on where you get the room), but that’s about it. Not much to do around the building itself.
Of course, you can always get a cheap taxi from the hotel and back if you want to enjoy Bulgaria’s capital, or just spend time in the hotel – they have a bar and a restaurant and they serve amazing food. But more on that later.
Ibis Sofia Hotel: The rooms
While the rooms of the Ibis Hotel are by no means spectacular, you won’t have any real reasons of complaint either. They are good rooms for the 3-stars of the hotel and the price you pay.
It means that the rooms are a bit small in most cases, but without having you feel cramped. The rooms themselves look really nice, though, and are always kept clean and in a good shape. A great pro is that they’re all soundproof – this alone is a deal maker!
They offer various types of rooms, including family rooms and for those who travel with their pets, I have some great news: this is a pet friendly hotel – we all know how difficult it is to find these!
The beds are very comfortable, with thick mattresses that are just as soft as they have to be to get a good night’s rest. The pillows are a bit small for what I am used with, but in the end, there are no deal breakers in the rooms.
The bathroom is small as well but equipped with everything you need. It has a good shower with hot water running at all times and again nothing to complain about. You won’t take many selfies in their bathrooms, but you’ll do what you’re supposed to do there without any problems.
The rooms themselves are well equipped, they offer very fast WiFi connection with strong signal everywhere, you have a large cable TV in each room and air conditioning or heating depending on the season.
One of the biggest cons in my opinion is that the rooms don’t have a minibar, so keeping beverages cold during the hot summer days becomes a bit of a problem.
One of the things that I really love about Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel is the food they serve. It is absolutely amazing, from taste to presentation and you will definitely love it too.
It’s really good and you can serve breakfast or your meals on the terrace when the weather is nice, or even order it in your room. No matter what you choose, you will be very pleased.
The breakfast – which is something most people will get anyway – is buffet style and even though not extremely spectacular and varied, it keeps you well fed and satisfied.
You won’t have any reasons to complain here unless you’re a very picky eater or on a very strict diet. But if you have nothing against cold cuts, vegetables and fruits, pastries and cereal… you will be very happy with your breakfast.
And things get even better if you decide to eat your lunch or dinner here. The hotel’s restaurant has a varied menu, offering all sort of goodies from the international cuisine to traditional Bulgarian dishes and, no matter what you will choose, you will be very happy.
The food is delicious, the portions are large and the waiters are doing a great job trying to make you feel at home.
If you are looking for a hotel that’s close to the Sofia airport, you’re making a great choice with Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel.
This three-star hotel is highly appreciated by people who have stayed there and everybody has words of praise for everything: from the friendly staff to the clean rooms and the amazing food.
It’s not situated in a picturesque area and it’s by no means luxuriant, but it gets the job done pretty well. It offers a lot of value for the money and those soundproof rooms are a blessing if you’re a light sleeper like I am.
Just make sure, if you book a room here, that you don’t mind being a bit far away from the city center. So why not check it out below to see the prices for your dates and look at more photos too?
Hotel’s address: 132 Mimi Balkanska Str, 1540 SOFIA, BULGARIA
Hotel on Google Maps: click here
Now back to you. Let us all know what you think about this hotel in the comment section below!