About Us

Rila Hotel

Rila hotel is situated in the downtown Sofia between Vitosha Bldv., the Precidency Building and Ivan Vazov National Theatre, meters away from the main cultural and historical sites institutions and places of entertainment.
Whithin short walking distance are located the National Opera, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church, the National Palace of Culture and many others. We are surrounded by museums, theatres, bank, restaurants, bars, discoes and shops.

The hotel has 110 rooms


Conferences and events

Functional, spacious and sunny halls offering oppertunities for different types of events: meetings, events, exhibitions, presentations, trainings, seminars. Equipped with: screen, flipchart, multimedia projector, microphone, Wi-Fi. We offer coffee break, working lunch or dinner, cocktail menu. An offer for holding a particular event will be sent to you within 24 hours of your inquiry.


The Beginning

Rila Hotel opened its doors in 1962.

This was the Communist Party official hotel and at the same time the most luxurious building of that time. Access to the building was granted only to the members of the government.

Eyewitnesses tell about the tunnels linking Hotel Rila with all the important state buildings in the area, and the hotel’s restaurant has built a lab for food research of the ruling.

All high-ranking guests and government delegations were accommodated here. In the 1960s and 1970s guests of the government hotel were Yuri Gagarin, the actor Vyacheslav Tichonov, the painters father and son Roerich, Devika Rani and others.

One thing is certain, with its long 55-year history and its millions of guests, Rila Hotel keeps a lot of secrets!

In the heart
of Sofia

Hotel Rila is proud with its unbeatable location in the center of Sofia. In the heart of the capital, meters away from the hotel are the Presidency Building, the National Theater, the Archaeological Museum and Vitosha Blvd. Many of Sofia’s sights include the National Opera, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Russian Church, the National Palace of Culture and many others. We are surrounded by museums, theaters, banks, restaurants, bars, discos and shops. Hotel Rila have an outstanding value for money for everyone who needs perfect location.