Practical information

In this section you will find information related to venue and accommodation arrangements. Please keep in mind that travel and accommodation costs are at the expense of the participants. However, as a project representative, you can claim the travel and accommodation costs in your next progress report and be reimbursed by the programme. 

April is a busy month in Sofia this year, as the city is buzzing with activities related to the current Bulgarian EU Presidency. Therefore, we encourage you to book your stay and make your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

The city of Sofia

Sofia is the capital, largest and most populated city of Bulgaria. Being located in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, it is the eldest city in the country, where the mix of influences is striking. Read more: www.visitsofia.bg/en/

The venue

Sofia Event Center
Address: Paradise Center (Floor 3)
Cherni Vrah Boulevard 100, 1407 Hladilnika, Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone number: +359 2 447 0707
Website: www.secevents.bg

How to get there? 

By metro

If you arrive from the city center, metro is a very convenient option to reach the venue. Get off at 'Vitosha' and follow the signs to the shopping center (exit 7). Once in, look for an elevator or escalators and make your way up to the 3rd floor and Sofia Event Center. We will there to greet you!

From the airport 

  • By metro: Metro lines have just opened in Sofia and it is now possible to go straight from Terminal 2 Sofia International Airport to the venue. By taking the metro line 2, which runs every 5 minutes, you will get to Sofia Event centre in 20 minutes. The single ticket is 0.82 euros and the one-day ticket is 2.05 euros (see the map below). Venue stop is called "Vitosha"

Please note that if you arrive at Terminal 1, the metro is not extended until there. You have to take a free-of-charge shuttle running every 30 minutes from 7am to 7pm to get to terminal 2.

  • By taxi: Sofia International Airport terminals are located about 20 minutes away from the venue (see on the map below)

 

 

Accommodation

We have prepared a list of hotels with special offers for you. Some hotels have accepted to block some rooms for our participants with release date in February or in March, you will find information about their conditions in the list below.

Downtown hotel Sofia

Stars: 4*
Address: 27 Vasil Levski blvd.
Phone: +359 2 930 5472
Email:  [email protected]
Website: http://hotel-downtown.net/en/

10 rooms have been blocked for our participants. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested. 

Price: 100 euros for a single accommodation

HEMUS Hotel Sofia

Stars: 3*
Address: 31 Cherni Vrah Blvd, 1421 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 816 5000 / +359 885 466778
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hemushotels.com

70 rooms of different prices have been blocked for our participants until the 15 February. If you are interested, you can use the following reservation code: INTERREG-24-25-04-2018.

Marinela Sofia

Stars: 5*
Address: 100 James Bourchier Blvd , Sofia 1407
Phone: Tel: +359 (0)2 969 22 13|
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hotel-marinela.com

30 rooms are available for a stay from the 23 to 25 April only. For our participants, rooms have been blocked until the 15 February. If you are interested, you can can use the code Interreg.

Price: 135 euros standards rooms

Hilton Sofia

Stars: 5 *
Address: 1 Bulgaria Blvd
Phone: +359 2 933 5000
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/bulgaria/hilton-sofia-SOFHIHI/ 

Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel

Stars: 4 *
Address: 69, Bul. Hristo Botev, Sofia 1303, BULGARIA
Phone: +359 2 9804444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bristolhotel.bg

Other information:
Distance from the airport - 12 km, access – by metro (line 1)
Distance from the Sofia Event Centre – 5 km, access – by metro (line 2)

Best Western Art Plaza Hotel

Stars: 3 *
Address: 46, Hristo Belchev st., 1000, Sofia BULGARIA
Phone: +359 2 98 000 30
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.artplazahotel.bg

Other information:
Distance from the airport - 13 km, access – by metro (line 1 and 2)
Distance from the Sofia Event Centre – 4.5 km, access – by metro (line 2)

Other hotels can be booked for instance via www.booking.com.

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