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Luxury 2-BR, perfect location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Fully renovated apartment with high-end amenities, close to everything

We are thrilled to welcome you to our apartment in downtown Sofia! We love hosting people from all over the world. You will be close to everything you want to see in the city and you will have an entire 2-bedroom apartment all to yourself.

You will enjoy an entirely renovated, fully-furnished large two-bedroom apartment (approximately 90 square meters) with excellent amenities. The apartment has a stylish master bedroom with a queen size bed and a large wardrobe, second room with extendable sofa bed, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a bathtub, and toilet.

The apartment is on the second floor of a 4-story residential building (no elevator), and it is ideal for 2 people, but also suitable for families with children. It is perfect for business travelers as well. Please read below, browse the pictures, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!


- All bedding provided (bed sheets, comforter, pillow, etc.)

- Bathroom accessories (towels, soap, etc)

- Plenty of closet space

- Full use of modern kitchen with all the appliances (dishwasher, electric stove and oven, fridge, microwave) as well as table ware (plates, glasses, silverware, etc.)

- Washer/dryer combo

- High-speed, wireless internet

- Cable TV with more than 100 international channels

- Stereo system

- Anything else that will make you feel cozy and warm? Just ask!


The apartment is conveniently located on a quiet street in downtown Sofia very close to Orlov Most (Eagles Bridge) and next to one of the best parks in the city - Borisova Gradina. It is close to everywhere you want to go, and yet, it has the quiet charm of a residential neighborhood with plenty of small shops, cafes and restaurants.

You will be within walking distance to all the major attractions in Sofia. The metro station is 5min away and there are several buses within 5min as well which will take you anywhere you want to go in the city.

More Details

Property Manager
Zarko Palankov
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018

About Zarko Palankov

I was born and raised in Sofia, and currently live and work in Washington, DC. I rent out the apartment most of the year (except when I am home on vacation). My mom, Antoaneta, lives nearby and takes care of the property. She will check you in, and provide you with anything you need once you arrive in Sofia.

Zarko Palankov purchased this apartment in 1956

Why Zarko Palankov chose Sofia Center

My grandparents built this apartment and lived there for close to 50 years. After they passed away, we entirely renovated the place and prefer to rent it out to travelers as we enjoy the interaction.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Really enjoyed my stay here while exploring Sofia. Zarko and his mom are very nice and extremely helpful. Their apartment is huge, very spacious, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The wireless Internet is insanely fast which is always appreciated. Plenty of air conditioning which is a lifesaver during this hot European summer we're having. Very conveniently located in the center of everything. Close to the metro station and, interestingly, the Sofia stadium as well where I happened to see a concert. Close to markets, an excellent Bulgarian restaurant and next door to an inexpensive hair salon (critical for those long trips). The neighborhood is quiet, pleasant and tranquil. I'll definitely stay here again when I'm back in Sofia.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Sofia Center in the Sofia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • The toilet is separate
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The office (which can be used as a second bedroom) has a futon that unfolds into a queen-sized bed as well.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Luxury 2-BR, perfect location
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

What a Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment exceeded our expectations in almost every way. It is large, comfortable, well stocked with linens and cleaning products and close to the city center. There was also a great selection of channels on the TV. The grocery store about 1/4 mile away and there are bakeries and cafes just a block away. The landlord was easy to deal with too. We can recommend it without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Place to Stay in Sofia!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at this rental apartment. It is a great neighborhood and is an easy walk to virtually everything in downtown Sofia. Within a ten minute walk there are dozens of very nice restaurants and the Billa is only about a 12 minute walk away. The apartment was clean, bright, and comfortable and has three air conditioners for the hot days. Being my second stay there, it felt quite a bit like a home away from home.

My correspondence with the owner and his mother who met us at the apartment and provided some maps and general area information was all great. Prompt and friendly. We fully expect to visit Sofia again in the next few years and hope to be able to stay here for a third time.

My only suggestion would be to find a way to darken the main bedroom a bit more at night and to provide an extra pad for the main bed.

All in all, we had a terrific stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, and perfectly located apartment. I highly recommend this location.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this apartment. It was beautiful, bright, spacious, comfortable, clean, safely located, and had everything one could possibly need. I stayed almost 3 months here and it was awesome. The kitchen is fully functional with a dishwasher (which was top notch). The washer/dryer worked great, the bed slept like a dream, and the bath tub was great for soaking after a long day. The apartment is located near the most beautiful and spacious park (Borisova Gradina) about a five minute walk. I also was able to walk to the metro easily, as well as shop for groceries and toiletries in The Billa and DM stores underneath the Sofia University Metro. The apartment is also walking distance to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. As well, 2 minutes from the apartment is also bus 213 that takes you straight to Lion's Bridge area. The landlady was so nice and had the apartment professionally cleaned for me every 2 weeks. It was so nice to come home from a hard day working to a clean apartment. The tv has plenty of cable channels and there is also a landline that came in quite useful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for everything. I cannot wait to return to Sofia.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Sofia, I wasn't too sure about the apartment in first place. Soon as we got there and saw the apartment, this was mind blowing place to stay in. Very newly decorated everything working nice and very clean. There is no words for me say but this is the place for me for my next visit. Thank you Zarko.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and clean apartment in central Sofia

  • 5 of 5

The host Zarko was very helpful and responsive. The apartment has a great location: close to downtown, the subway, the largest park in Sofia, and at the same time it was very quiet! We had shops nearby, restaurants and anything you might need to feel at home. We did not cook, so I cannot comment on that. The apartment was very clean and safe. This would be our first choice when we go to Sofia again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in Sofia!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was terrific. It is located in a nice area with a lot of restaurants, grocery stores and markets while still being quiet and relaxing. About a ten minute walk to Sofia University and about 15 to downtown. The apartment was very nicely appointed - a small but functional kitchen, a nice livingroom with a television with many English language stations, and good laundry facilities which allowed me to pack a bit lighter for my trip. Communication with the owners was easy and informative. I hope that this apartment will be available for my next visit to Sofia - I would rent it in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Briar was an excellent guest! He was friendly, respectful, took great care of the apartment, communicated very well his itinerary and even left a wonderful gift. It was a pleasure hosting him and we would love to do so again in the future.
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Rila Monastery
Amazing monastery that's only a couple of hours away by car from the apartment
Boyana Church
Gorgeous church (and a UNESCO heritage site) located on the outskirts of the city.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Sofia's main church with a gorgeous dome, built in the late 19th, early 20th century.
Sveta Nedelya Square
The heart of downtown
National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
The parliament of Bulgaria, located in the heart of the city.
Flocafé -- CLOSED
Trendy local spot
Church of Saint George
4th century Roman church!
Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Sofia airport
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sofia Central Train Station
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Vitosha mountains
Nearest Beach
450 Kilometres
Sunny beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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