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Venue and Hotels

The Venue

Arena Di Serdica Boutique Hotel
4 Budapehsta Str, Sofia, 1000

+359 2 810 77 77 - Reception desk
+359 2 810 77 88 - Reservations department

The Arena di Serdica hotel is located in the heart of Sofia - a stone’s throw away from historical and cultural sites as well as the administrative and business centre and banks. The hotel also boasts an excavated Roman amphitheatre within its grounds and remarkable views across the city. For more information please visit the hotel website.

Access to rooms is available from 14:00. Guests should make arrangements to check out of the hotel by 12:00 on the last day of their stay.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner (40 EUR per person) will take place on the evening of 16th September in the hotel. ‘La Tribuna’ offers international cuisine, complemented by fine wines.


A map of the hotel’s location can be found here.

From the Airport

By taxi

Sofia International Airport is 8km away and approximately a 15-20 minute drive. A taxi from the airport should cost no more than 16 leva (c. €8).

By bus

Take the No 84 to/from airport terminal 1 or the No 284 to/from terminal 2. Both depart roughly every 10-15 minutes between 05:00 and 23:00 and are destined for Orlov. Tickets cost 1 lv. and can be bought from the kiosk by the bus stop or directly from the driver. Remember to purchase a separate ticket for each bulky piece of luggage. (Failure to do so could lead to a fine of 7 lv per item.)

From the Train Station

Sofia ’s Central Station is located at 102 Maria Luisa Blvd, about 20 minutes walk north of the hotel. A map showing the route from train station (A) to hotel (B) is available here.

From the Bus Station

Sofia ’s Central Bus Station is 200 m east of the Central Railway station. A map showing the route from bus station (A) to hotel (B) is available here.

Nearby Hotels

The Arena di Serdica is offering a reduced rate of E110 per night for a standard single room for delegates of the conference, subject to sufficient numbers being confirmed and availability. These will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please quote: Digital Preservation – The Planets Way when you book.

The following hotels are also offering a special rate by quoting ‘ Digital Preservation – The Planets Way’ when you book.

Grand Hotel Sofia
130 euros for single room including breakfast
1, Gurko Str.
1000 Sofia
tel: (+359 2) 811 0811

Crystal Palace
110 euros for single room, 130 for double room, including breakfast
14, Shipka Str.
1504 Sofia,
+359 2 9 489 488 - Reservations

Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia
119 euros for a Single Deluxe Room, including buffet breakfast
100, James Bourchier Blvd
1407 Sofia
Tel: +359 2 969 2222

Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan
110/120 euros (single/double), including breakfast
5 Sveta Nedelya Square
Sofia 1000
Tel: +359 (2) 9816541

Raddisson Blu Grand Hotel
130/150 euros (single/double), including breakfast
4, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
1000 Sofia
Tel: + 359 2 9334 334

Best Western City Hotel
60.61 euros, including breakfast
6 Stara planina Str.
Sofia 1000
Tel:+359 2 915 1500

Arte Hotel
80/90 euros (single/double)
5 Dondukov Blvd.
1000 Sofia
Tel: (+359 2) 402 71 00

Central Park Hotel
100.62 euros, including breakfast
106, Vitosha Blvd.
1463 Sofia
Tel: (+359 2) 805 81 81


Other nearby hotels include:

Hotel Lion
42 euros
60 Maria Luiza Blvd., Borovets 2010
02 662445

Sofia Hotel Balkan
5 Sveta Nedelya Sq
Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
02 9816541

Holiday Inn
111 Alexandar Malinov Blvd, Sofia 1766
02 9769641

Metropolitan Hotel
99 euros for a single room, including breakfast
Tel: +359 (2) 41 91 813

Les Fleurs Hotel
145 euros
21 Vitosha Blvd.
Sofia 1000
Tel: 359-2-8-100-800

Hotel Festa
83, Bulgaria Boulevard, 1404 Sofia (Sofiya-Grad)
02 8189617