Venue and Accommodation

The conference will take place in Grand Sofia Hotel. Residing the heart of the city Grand Hotel Sofia is a business five-star hotel. The hotel is located in the very city center, overlooking the City garden on the doorstep of the National Theatre and the City Art Gallery, within walking distance from Bulgaria Concert Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Business guests will appreciate its close proximity to main administrative, financial and commercial sites.
Grand Sofia Hotel address: 1, Gurko Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.

Reservations at Grand Sofia Hotel:

To reserve the room, fill in the form.
The form should be sent to or by fax (+ 359 2) 81 10 881.
Please, confirm the reservation until August 16.
After the date you will be able to reserve a room on the proposed by the Grand Sofia Hotel conditions if available.

Reservation department:
Mariana Tomova and Teodora Vndeva
tel +359 2 811 0800
fax +359 2 811 0801

Alternative hotels in Sofia

Niki Hotel
Online reservations:
address: 16, Neofit Rilski str., Sofia, Bulgaria. Map
tel: +359 2 952 30 58

Art'Otel Hotel
Online reservations:
address: 44 William Gladstone Str., Sofia, Bulgaria. Map
tel: +359 2 980-60-00, 981 91 02

Les Fleurs Hotel
Online reservations:
address: 21 Vitosha Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria. Map
tel: +359 2 8-100-800

How to get from airport:
The Sofia International Airport is located 10 km away from Grand Hotel Sofia and the city center.

by taxi
It is best to use a taxi in order to get to the hotel. There are usually taxis available at the exit of the airport. In case there are no taxis, you could call one at tel. + 359 2 973 2121.
The average price of a trip from Sofia Airport to the city centre and to the Grand Hotel Sofia hotel should be around BGN 10 (EUR 5).

Please, note that all the taxis must have a sticker with the rates, as well as they must provide a receipt for every trip. The usual rates are about 0,59-0,70 BGN per kilometer. Note, that there are quite a few fake taxis as well, so you should be very careful what the sticker with the rates says - the prices should start with a 0, and not with 1 or more BGN. A reliable taxi company is OK Supertrans, or "91280".

by bus
There is a regular bus line No 284 which covers the route Sofia Airport - Sofia University. The bus stop is located near to the Arrival Hall. Bus services are available from 05.00 am - to 11.00 pm, all year round. The price of a ticket is BGN 0.70 (around EUR 0.35 EURO). Tickets can be bought from the pavilion, at the bus stop. Note, that if you carry luggage larger than 60x60x40 cm, you are expected to buy a separate ticket for it. The ticket price for a piece of luggage is also BGN 0.70 (approximately EURO 0.35). Please, remember to buy a ticket for your luggage as well.

After you get to the Sofia University stop (which is the last one for this bus), it is about 15 minutes walk to Grand Hotel Sofia passing by the Alexander Nevski church, then turning to the left at Rakovska str. and going straight until reaching Gurko Str. where the hotel is located.

Grand Sofia Hotel airport transfer
Grand Sofia Hotel offers a transfer service from Sofia International Airport to the hotel. To order the airport transfer you should point it in the Reservation form. There is a fee of 15.00 Euro per person for two way transfer Airport – GHS – Airport. There is a fee of 10.00 Euro per person for one way transfer Airport- GHS.


Here is the website of the airport in Sofia:
And this is a website with detailed interactive maps of Bulgaria and Sofia:
Central Sofia location map: