Set a 15-minute drive from Sofia city centre, Villa Pontica offers free WiFi, free parking, barbecue facilities and a library. Each
Set a 15-minute drive from Sofia city centre, Villa Pontica offers free WiFi, free parking, barbecue facilities and a library. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Some of the rooms feature a private balcony, opening to city or mountain views. Sports activities in the area include hiking, skiing and biking. Shuttle services to and from Sofia Airport are provided upon request at a surcharge. A grocery shop is 500 metres away, a restaurant and a bus stop are 50 metres away from Villa Pontica. Sofia Airport can be reached within a 15-minute drive.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 12 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
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22 Dec 2017
Stay here only if you have a c....
The room was clean and amenities were fine other than that we were told not to drink the water (after we had already done so!). This place is quite a way out of the city so I would only recommend to those with a car. We took taxis which should only be done in Sofia by those with a death wish.
14 Apr 2017
Quiet retreat from busy city c....
This is basic / budget accommodation some way out of the city centre of Sofia. We arrived late, flight delayed and the owner was good enough to wait for us even though it was approaching 1am. The transfer cost was 18 Euro which we could not find cheaper online [although not a reflection of the price of travel generally in Bulgaria which is pretty cheap] If you are coming from the centre you need to get the Metro from Serdika to the Paradise Shopping Mall [Vitosha station 1.80Lev which you pay for at a machine prior to going through the gates] You then get a bus to the Vila Pontica. Can't remember the number now but contact the Vila who will give you the number and the name of the stop [something like 'Green Pines' in Bulgarian] Anyway onto the accommodation: the rooms are basic but clean. There is a good view across the city although the road can be a little noisy. As a big tea drinker I was disappointed that there was no kettle in the room but the owner will make you a coffee, however it does feel a little like you are sitting in their personal living space! Room was cleaned once in 4 days which was fine. Bottled water was provided. The shower took some time to heat up and one day of the 4 it was hardly even warm. I wouldn't let this put me off though travelling back and forth to the centre daily did become a bit of a chore especially with tired feet after a hard days site seeing. Having said that, travel is part of the experience. The Metro was clean and efficient. The buses mostly where on time although drivers couldn't always be bothered to take your money! Top tip: get the bus to town as usual just over the road from the Vila but get off at the red / grey supermarket 'Fantastico' on your left - now walk to the dual carriageway a short distance and turn right to the bus stop a little further down get the next bus and get off at the Mall / IKEA - walk out of the back of the IKEA car park and through the unfinished park. Keep going 10 mins to the green Ski-Lift terminal - you'll be able to see the Gondolas as they are painted communist orange! The return trip to the top of Vitosha is 5GBP could not believe it. Amazing mountain top views, powder dry snow and glorious sunshine. Highlight of our Sofia trip for sure and a 'Must Do'
01 Nov 2016
Lovely location and friendly o....
We stayed here for four nights as we had hired a car and wanted to both explore the city and the mountain.
Nice view of the city, friendly owner who will always offer free tea and coffee when you go in, which is perfect with the cold weather.
Room is small but clean and had everything we needed.
14 Oct 2016
Good value digs with very welc....
Small, clean and tidy rooms with ensuite toilet and shower. Balcony views of the city. Road noise at times but not intrusive. Very welcoming owners, endless supply of fresh tea and coffee. 20 minutes drive to city centre. Is also on a bus route. Very good value. Numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance. Recommended as a base for seeing Sofia and the wider region.
03 Jul 2016
Nice view of Sofia
We enjoyed the location, overlooking Sofia. As our flight arrived in the evening and we planned to leave Sofia in the morning to travel around it was perfect for us, in order not to get into the busier center of the city and actually have a nice view of the city (though not recommended for those who want to travel in Sofia).
The woman who runs this home-stay is very nice (though her English is not very good, she tries), they don't offer breakfast but they have coffee and tea in the morning.
There is a small supermarket nearby, where you can get supplies for your trip.
The rooms are very basic and relatively small, but considering the view and the price i think it is a good value for money (for us the location was great also).
What we didn't like was the fact that there was no A/C nor ceiling or normal fan, and at the end of June it was a bit warm to stay there (i guess in July & August it's even worse)