The good side of Belgrade
The hotel belongs to the forerunners of the new wave in Belgrade’s hotel scene and attracts attention because of how different it is. This urban hotel in the city centre stands out from the average as a successful upgrade to the original modernistic building from the beginning of the 20th century. The new building fits perfectly into the surrounding environment and even improves it. At first glance it appears neutral; however, if we look deeper it has a great deal of character.
What excites even more is the hotel’s location in the city centre. It is located only five minutes away from the most important restaurants, and less than ten minutes from the main shopping street. Belgrade is turning into the most accessible city in the region. The activities of the airline Air Serbia are exciting for congress organisers and are indicative of a bright future. A great advantage of Belgrade is that public transport – especially taxis – is cheap.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
A small, stylishly interesting and elegant hotel, which gives the impression of quality. The impression of value is created by using various small details in the restaurant and hotel rooms, which are bursting with interesting designer treats and therefore put the hotel a step above the average. The architecture serves the hotel and the guests’ comfort, and it is therefore unsurprising that the hotel received an architecture prize for the best new building in Serbia in 2009.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
A team, which is truly committed to fulfilling the guest’s every wish. The essence of the hotel is its exceptional friendliness. Rooms are perfectly maintained and clean as a whistle. What surprises most is the excellent breakfast with a combination of Serbian and international dishes.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The rooms are cosy and outstandingly well equipped, Wi-Fi works without a hitch, and you can even prepare yourself a cup of coffee with a fancy Nespresso machine. In the rooms themselves you will find interesting designer items and artwork, as well as stylish modernistic furniture. Small terraces overlooking the yard set a new standard in design and offer the guest a moment of Zen in the bustling city environment.
DESSERT – The extras
The gadgets in the room; e.g. the Nespresso coffee machine, Bang & Oluffsen stereo, hotel cosmetics.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
It is hard to find anything to criticize. Parking might be the only problem; however, this is a problem in all city centres and the hotel makes this up for it with its easy pedestrian access.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
Above standard professionalism and friendliness of the staff.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
A delightful and technologically advanced hotel different from the average. It is an urban hotel with true flair intended for all those guests who expect more than simply a hotel room. The hotel could easily be placed among designer hotels. An outstanding hotel with a designer interior and comfort almost impossible to be found elsewhere in Belgrade. Above all that, the entire package is available at a very reasonable price.
FINAL GRADE: 4.81 GOLD BOUTIQUE MEETING HOTEL
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60