Where to stay in Sozopol – a complete guide to the best hotels in Sozopol Old Town.
Sozopol is a small town with a very old history and beautiful beaches. Its Old Town has a quaint charm. Ancient ruins, standing next to little wooden houses, create a unique atmosphere.
I love the Old Town. Its one of my favourite places on the Black Sea Coast. The cobbled streets, the locals that sell fig jam in front of their houses, the seagulls’ caws, all that peace have sealed deeply in my mind.
If you really want to feel the vibe of the Old Sozopol, I’d recommend you to stay in accommodation in the Old Town. The area is quiet as most of the bars are in the New Town. Besides, the Old Town is full of charming little restaurants serving delicious seafood and Bulgarian delicacies. And the best part is that the hotels’ prices aren’t higher compared to the New Town.
I used to visit the town every summer. During my first trip, I found a lovely family hotel. And since then I stay every time there!
Fjord is situated in a quiet area between the Old and the New Town. Although it’s not in the Old Town, you can easily reach it in 10 minutes walk. It is also strategically located between the two main beaches in the town – Harmani and Central beach.
The thing that I really love about this hotel is its location. It is right above the cliffs, so you can hear the waves during the night. It’s one of the most romantic places I’ve ever been to!
The best hotels in Sozopol Old Town
The best family hotels in Sozopol
9.8/10 Rating – See hotel images and 80+ guest review
Radiana is a 2-star hotel on the border between the Old and the New Town. The location is more than fantastic. The accommodation is only 100m away from the Central beach and 500m from Harmani beach. And if this is not enough, take the sightseeing bus to Smokinya and Kavatsi beaches. The stop of the bus is only 50m away from the hotel.
Highlights: free Wi-Fi, free street parking, comfy rooms with big balconies with sea or town views
9.4/10 Rating – See hotel images and 70+ guest review
Situated on a rocky shore in the Old Town, Deep Blue Guest House offers magnificent sea views. The rooms are modernly furnished in bright colours. Although its location is in the heart of the Old Town, you can easily reach the Central beach by foot. It’s an excellent place for a romantic escape.
Highlights: free Wi-Fi, free public parking
9.6/10 Rating – See hotel images and 60+ guest review
Guest House Diona is located in the Old Town of Sozopol, right next to Marina yacht port. The location is great, only 200m away from the Central beach.
The guest house features large private terraces with sunset sea views. In fact, the yacht port is the best place to watch the sunset. Thus, by staying at Guest House Diona, you’d have the chance to enjoy the gorgeous sunset view right from your own room.
Highlights: huge bright rooms, laptop-size safe in each room, public parking nearby
The best couple hotels in Sozopol
9.2/10 Rating – See hotel images and 320+ guest review
Blu Bay Boutique is the only 5-star hotel in the Old Town of Sozopol. Overlooking the yacht port, this luxury accommodation features an infinity pool. If you prefer sunbathing at the beach, the Central beach is only 200m away. If you want to spoil yourself, this is the place to book.
Highlights: stylishly designed rooms with a sea view, private parking, 24-hour front desk, restaurant and bar available at the property
9.0/10 Rating – See hotel images and 400+ guest review
Diamanti is located on the rocky coast of the town. It occupies a beautifully renovated house in Bulgarian style. Overlooking St. Peter and St. Ivan Islands, the hotel features amazing sea views. The sunset views over the two islands are magnificent.
The hotel is the perfect base to explore the Old Town. It is also a great place to stay if you’re visiting the town for the art festival Apollonia. Choose this place if you want to feel the authentic atmosphere of the Old Town.
Highlights: elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, garden and a cliffside restaurant, breakfast is served on a terrace with a sea view
How to get to Sozopol
The closest airport is in Burgas. To go to Sozopol, you need to take a bus from South bus station (Автогара-юг) in Burgas. The bus station is just next to the railway station, so if you are travelling by train from Sofia it is easy to find it.
There are regular buses from Burgas to Sozopol every half an hour (see the schedule). The price is about 5 BGN (~2,60 EUR, ~3 USD) and the trip is about 40 minutes.
You can take a plane from Sofia to Burgas. There are regular flights of Bulgaria Air. The flight is about 50 minutes.
You can take a train to Burgas from Sofia Central railway station. The trip is more than 10 hours.
There are regular buses from Sofia Central bus station directly to Sozopol. The price is about 35 BGN (~18 EUR, ~20 USD) and the trip is about 6 hours.
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