Visitors to Sofia will be able to enjoy a great stay in one of the city’s many luxury hotels, which offer great bases for exploring this historic capital city. However, each hotel has its own special features and in the case of the Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel, it is one of the very finest spas around, containing its own Roman ruins. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is easy to reach and perfectly located for business travellers or tourists, all of whom will no doubt want to relax and feel refreshed at the end of a hectic day. This is where the great wellness centre comes into play. It has so many different treatments and offers the only problem is knowing just what to choose. For example, it has a summer cocoa and coconut ritual massage, a ten per cent gym discount and parties for bachelorettes among the offers presently available.
The wide array of facilities in the wellness centre includes state-of-the art gym equipment and separate gym areas for men and women, massages, beauty treatments, a sauna, steam bath and solarium. Better still, it contains one truly unique and historic feature, with the relaxation area being located within the walls of the ancient amphitheatre of Serdica. This was actually discovered in 2004 as the foundations of the hotel were being dug and it is one of the most complete Roman remains from the original city of Serdica. It is also the only Roman theatre and amphitheatre located in a city centre anywhere in the world. While the amphitheatre was constructed to meet the requirements of the emperors Diocletian and Constantine, the modern hotel is all about meeting the needs and wants of 21st century visitors. Equipped with 63 spacious rooms and apartments, it offers some of the finest five-star comfort imaginable.
All rooms come with complimentary access to the gym and the Classic and Executive rooms also offer free access to the wellness suite. There are large-screen TVs, comfortable furnishings and truly wonderful beds. Many centuries after the Romans left, there is once more something very special standing in this little corner of Sofia.