Long weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria for £45.01 each including flights and hotel (£90.02 total) @ Ebookers - HotUKDeals
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Long weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria for £45.01 each including flights and hotel (£90.02 total) @ Ebookers

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Long weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria for £45.01 each including flights and hotel. I've based this trip on 2 adults flying out of Stansted on Saturday 19th November returning Monday 21st November. You wi… Read More
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Long weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria for £45.01 each including flights and hotel.

I've based this trip on 2 adults flying out of Stansted on Saturday 19th November returning Monday 21st November. You will be flying with Ryanair and staying in the 2* Hotel cheap, which has great reviews, don't be scared by the name!!

You will have 3 full days to explore the city as you land early morning and return late night!!

The hotel has great reviews on TripAdvisor, it is central to town being only a 5 minute tram ride or a 20 minute walk. It has a private bathroom and is a modern hotel.

This deal only includes a 10kg hand luggage with an additional handbag but this is sufficient for a 2 night stay.

Price breakdown

Flights booked with Ryanair - £45.96

Hotel booked with Ebookers with voucher code - HOT14MVC - for 14% off - £44.06

Total price - £90.02

Total price each - £45.01
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7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hi folks, if you'd like I'll try and answer any questions to those who have booked or are thinking of booking. I am Bulgarian and have done my BSc in Sofia and so can give some info and tips to any of you who have some questions/concerns.

Although I am sorry to see some strong expressed negative views, I don't want to argue on the internet and try to prove anyone wrong.

I also believe that in general the biggest perk of Sofia/Bulgaria are the cheap prices you would enjoy, and if your appearance and conduct doesn't scream of 'tourist' you would not be taken advantage of (scammed).
In general if you're going in the coming months (bring warm clothes, though weather has been very unpredictable with all the climate change), definitely go to the Vitosha mountain, which is just outside of Sofia. You would enjoy some peace, nice walks, food, skiing, cable cars, and other lovely people that are out and about.

As for the city, there are plenty of fine restaurants for you to enjoy at very good prices; just stick to the central parts of the capital and you'd be more than safe. Go to places like foursquare to check reviews in advance.
Additionally you can go shopping at boutiqes to catch some additional bargains.
Many brits also take advantage of cheap medical care; I know more than a handful old and young who for example have chosen to fix any dental issues in Bulgaria.

Most people are delighted to see you, and not in a 'wow Brits! Let's milk them' way, but with genuine pleasure that you are our guests.
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ScampiLamp
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..

Yes, if you want an actual break anywhere, don't take a 4 month baby with you! :p
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What I love about this deal is the name of the hotel. Talk about saying it how it is.

Hot.
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Thought for a minute it was for a long weekend on the Sofa LOL.

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[HUKD Travel Expert] 1 Like #1
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9 Likes #2
What I love about this deal is the name of the hotel. Talk about saying it how it is.

Hot.
1 Like #3
Is there an easy way to calculate cost of transfers? Thanks.
1 Like #4
Hotel Cheap..?

Had to check the current date to make sure this wasn't a prank.
1 Like #5
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..
10 Likes #6
ScampiLamp
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..

Yes, if you want an actual break anywhere, don't take a 4 month baby with you! :p
#7
Heat for the price, but Sofia looked like a dump when I drove through it.
#8
Sofia is a nice place to visit for a few days, although pedestrians are definitely second class citizens
1 Like #9
whatsthestory
Heat for the price, but Sofia looked like a dump when I drove through it.
Your braver than me driving through that country!
1 Like #10
ScampiLamp
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..
not with that hotel!
I would look for a 4* minimum whenever possible in Eastern Europe, unless your happy to stay in squat.
Bulgaria is a cheap country, so a 4* hotel may not be much more expensive.

Edited By: bojangles on Sep 12, 2016 14:24
1 Like #11
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.
#12
No wonder FunForLouis and Raya went there lol :P
#13
Krooner
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.
dont talk rubbish
#14
christopherstaniforth3
Krooner
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.
dont talk rubbish

I'm not

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g294452-d2157083-r299885927-Flea_Market-Sofia_Sofia_Region.html
#15
How do you get to stansted

Edited By: alisonmore1 on Sep 12, 2016 14:48
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alisonmore1
How do you get to stansted
maps.google.com
8 Likes #17
Thought for a minute it was for a long weekend on the Sofa LOL.
3 Likes #18
alisonmore1
How do you get to stansted


Seek out the tinman, lion and scarecrow then follow the yellow brick road.
2 Likes #19
I went there back in 1989. It was definitely a very interesting experience. Although it was fairly communist back then. Little kids begging on the street and if you're wearing jeans you ended up with a crowd coming up saying how amazing they are. Also lots of people approaching asking to exchange money. I did enjoy it there though, everything was so cheap and the skiing was great.
1 Like #20
Krooner
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.

Most of it is Fake though. You'll see exactly the same items in every Flea market type shop all over Bulgaria
#21
Thetrout
Krooner
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.
Most of it is Fake though. You'll see exactly the same items in every Flea market type shop all over Bulgaria

Yes, I'm told you have to hunt for the real stuff nowadays, but in the eighties and nineties it was rife.

Most street corners seemed to have a table and a snaggletoothed crone selling the stuff though. There was a stall set up literally outside our hotel! A mate bought a lapel pin while we were there, personally it all felt a little morbid to me.

Edited By: Krooner on Sep 12, 2016 16:11
1 Like #22
Does anyone whose been around this time know what the weather is like?
2 Likes #23
bepurple
Does anyone whose been around this time know what the weather is like?

I was there 2 years ago at this time and it was in the high twenties most days. It can cloud over a fair bit at this time of year though

I was in Sofia in June this year and it is a beautiful city, there's a lot of history in the place


Edited By: Thetrout on Sep 12, 2016 17:10
4 Likes #24
How do you get to stansted
By plane, a lot of airlines fly there
#25
adventure
#26
bepurple
Does anyone whose been around this time know what the weather is like?
I lived and worked in Bulgaria full time for a few years, and it's rather chilly in November, but the minimum temperature could easily be above freezing the whole month - best to check a forecast before leaving home to know what clothes to take.
1 Like #27
Krooner
You can buy nazi memorabilia at the street markets in Sofia. That's where all the dealers in that kind of thing go.
There's masses of Communist era stuff as well, but not sure how genuine it is - Bulgaria is known for anything being faked, all sorts of documents and stuff, although since they joined the EU it isn't quite as bad.
Shops were happily selling fake designer clothing, Rolex watches etc before joining, and you could easily get a university degree, have your passport stamped (as if you had flown out and back) without leaving the country, get a car mot'd without it being seen, and so on and on....... and of course the same people still live there and have the same outlook on life.
Have a look on ebay at some of the dreamers selling militaria at vastly inflated prices to get an idea of what you'll come up against if trying to haggle - prices to foreigners start way higher to begin with.
1 Like #28
stopped over there for a day and night on the way back from Dubai a couple of weeks ago. Have to say, it is really nice and also very cheap. Some nice looking bars and places to visit. I'd definitely recommend it, for a cheap break for a couple of days.
Just be careful with the taxi's - there are loads of dodgy ones around that look legit. We were told that someone had been charged 90euro to get a few miles from the airport to get to our hotel, whereas it cost us less than £3
#29
thanks, just bought tickets for a family of 3 10.09 to 15.09 from Birmingham to sofia return £90
will go to see mother in law
1 Like #30
ScampiLamp
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..
The baby will probably not notice the difference, and it's the perfect age for cheap breaks as you can fit them into any hotel room - get away as often as you can before you have to pay full fare !
We flew with a month old baby, and then a few more times before a year old - just try to give it a bottle feed at take off to stop ears popping (that's what we were told and it worked every time).
1 Like #31
Sofia is one of the worst cities I have ever had the displeasure to visit
1 Like #32
M_z
tarryboy
Will they allow Syrian refugees there if they paid this?
Yeah, lets have a good laugh at people escaping Russian bombs, barrel bombs from their own government and Islamic state. Ho Ho Ho ho, that's so funny. oO

Good point, but's let's not forget who started bombing Syria in the first place...
43 Likes #33
Hi folks, if you'd like I'll try and answer any questions to those who have booked or are thinking of booking. I am Bulgarian and have done my BSc in Sofia and so can give some info and tips to any of you who have some questions/concerns.

Although I am sorry to see some strong expressed negative views, I don't want to argue on the internet and try to prove anyone wrong.

I also believe that in general the biggest perk of Sofia/Bulgaria are the cheap prices you would enjoy, and if your appearance and conduct doesn't scream of 'tourist' you would not be taken advantage of (scammed).
In general if you're going in the coming months (bring warm clothes, though weather has been very unpredictable with all the climate change), definitely go to the Vitosha mountain, which is just outside of Sofia. You would enjoy some peace, nice walks, food, skiing, cable cars, and other lovely people that are out and about.

As for the city, there are plenty of fine restaurants for you to enjoy at very good prices; just stick to the central parts of the capital and you'd be more than safe. Go to places like foursquare to check reviews in advance.
Additionally you can go shopping at boutiqes to catch some additional bargains.
Many brits also take advantage of cheap medical care; I know more than a handful old and young who for example have chosen to fix any dental issues in Bulgaria.

Most people are delighted to see you, and not in a 'wow Brits! Let's milk them' way, but with genuine pleasure that you are our guests.
#34
I saw the flights at said price a few minutes ago, not sure if it's just me but seems to have jumped up to £38+ now!
banned#35
long weekend in Sofia, oh thank you :)
#36
ally8971
Thought for a minute it was for a long weekend on the Sofa LOL.


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alisonmore1
How do you get to stansted


Err best leave it eh!
#38
Long weekend with a nice girl called Sofia, in a Cheap hotel in a town people wouldn't walk through let alone drive through, must visit one of the cheap Nazi markets whilst visiting too :p
#39
bojangles
ScampiLamp
Would we be crazy to attempt this with what will then be a 4 month old baby ? Fancy a break away and this is so cheap..
not with that hotel!
I would look for a 4* minimum whenever possible in Eastern Europe, unless your happy to stay in squat.
Bulgaria is a cheap country, so a 4* hotel may not be much more expensive.
Actually most of 3 or 4 stars hotels in Eastern Europe are much better and cleaner than any 4 or 5 stars overpriced old crappy hotels in UK. Not to add much better customer service
1 Like #40
Nothing much in Sofia.

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