The event “Night of hotels” took place for the fist time Bulgaria this September 28 in Sofia. The project allows locals to experience their city through the eyes of the tourists by staying in one of the 20+ participating hotels in the Bulgarian capital.
The event is aimed at promoting Sofia and making it an even more attractive, recognizable, modern, and secure destination, welcoming its tourists with creativity and tolerance.
About Night of Hotels initiative
A day after World Tourism Day, as a token of gratitude to the Sofia residents for their hospitality to tourists, the hotels opened their doors on September 28 for symbolic prices. The Sofia Municipality provided free access to some of Sofia’s iconic tourist sites.
The event is accompanied by three keynote motifs – #ExperienceSofia, #ThankyouSophyans and #RomanticNightSofia, through which all the opportunities that Sofia gives as a tourist city are highlighted.
It is thanks to these leitmotifs that the people of Sofia will be able to look at their city through the lens of its guests. Moreover – to rediscover the opportunities the city provides.
With the first edition of “Night of Hotels”, Sofia aims to establish itself as a preferred tourist destination alongside other European capitals such as Prague and Berlin, which host annual events of this type.
Being a tourist in Sofia
As part of the event, I was able to stay in one of the best 5-star hotels in Sofia – Hotel Sense. I have visited the hotel Rooftop Bar several times for its amazing view to the city’s iconic Alexander Nevsky’s Cathedral. This time, I had the chance to stay for a whole night. Spacious and cosy room, central location, nice restaurant, warm pool, impeccable service. If you choose this hotel for your next trip to Sofia, you won’t be disappointed.
But being a tourist is not only about where you stay. After all, you want to discover the city as well. For this event, I tried to do something I haven’t done in Sofia before – I joined the Free Sofia Graffiti Tour.
I recommend the tour to everyone who enjoys street art and learning more about the local graffiti culture, o just see the city in a different way. During the tour, I saw murals I haven’t noticed before.
Here are some of them:
You can join the Free Sofia Graffiti Tour every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday at 15:00 (Oct-Apr) or 18:00 (May-Sept). Find more info on their website: www.sofiagraffititour.com.
More about Sofia
I’ve been living in Sofia for about 10 years now, and I still feel like I don’t fully know the city. Nevertheless, I’ve shared some of my favourite spots and travel tips about the Bulgarian capital in these articles:
- Sofia Travel Tips: Things to know before your visit
- 7 Cool & Cosy Restaurants In Sofia
- 7 Reasons To Go To Opera & Ballet In Sofia
- 10 Day Trips From Sofia