Belgrade Journals

Sleeping and Eating in Belgrade

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An October 2005 trip to Belgrade by LenR

Hotel reception Photo, Belgrade, Maine More Photos
Quote: Belgrade is slowly rejoining the wider world. This journal is for those who wish to visit before the rest of the world catches on.

Sleeping and Eating in Belgrade

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Overview

Hotel reception Photo, Belgrade, Maine
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Belgrade has a reasonable range of hotels and restaurants but it is not amongst the best cities in Europe for quality or choice. Most of the buildings housing the hotels were originally owned by the State and lack of maintenance has been a problem. Many hotels are now privatized but lack of funds still hampers some operations.The city has four five-star hotels. I have not stayed in any of them and I don’t particularly recommend that you do. The Hyatt Regency and Belgrade Intercontinental appear to both be fine hotels almost side by side in New Belgrade. The public facilities that I have used are excellent and the service is probably fine. My problem with them is the location. New Belgrade is...Read More

Hotel Rex

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Hotel

Hotel Rex Photo,
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This is another 3-star hotel within the central city area. It is slightly further from the center of things than the other recommended hotels but you can still easily walk. The building is very bland but the rooms are a good size and they have been recently renovated. They have all the expected amenities of this standard of hotel—air-conditioning, television, direct dial phone, minibar and hairdryer. My room was bright, modern and cheerful with parquet flooring. The bathroom was shower only but was in good condition.There is a small traditional restaurant with a warm atmosphere serving both local and international cuisine. A buffet breakfast is served here every morning. While there was not an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 19, 2006

Hotel Rex
37 Sarajevska St.
Belgrade, Serbia 11000
+381 (11) 3611-862

Hotel Park

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Hotel

Hotel Park Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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This 3-star hotel is in a 1970s building, overlooking a small park. It is on the main street leading to Teraziji and the pedestrian Kneza Milhailo.My room was quite large with air-conditioning, telephone and cable TV (very little English-language programming) but it was dimly lit and drably furnished. There was no refrigerator which I found a little frustrating. The bathroom was small, but clean and modern with plentiful hot water. The bed was large but old and not particularly comfortable. There was no plug available in the room for my computer, the room was cold, and the television reception was virtually black and white. Fortunately, we were out most of the time so none of these things, a...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 19, 2006

Hotel Park
Njegoseva 4
Belgrade, Serbia 11000
+381 (11) 323-4722

Hotel Palace

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Hotel

Hotel Palace Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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This is probably the best location of the three hotels in which I have stayed. It is just a few blocks from the main pedestrian street and close to the Belgrade Orthodox Cathedral and Princess Ljubica’s Mansion. As an added bonus, there is a nice park just around the corner.The hotel is rated four-stars but it would not get this rating in many countries. Everything works, the staff is civil, breakfast was acceptable but nothing stands out from my three-day stay.There are 86 rooms—52 singles, 39 doubles and 15 suites. My single room was reasonably large and the bathroom was huge. I stayed mid-winter and the heater in the bedroom was providing plenty of heat but the bathroom was a bi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 19, 2006

Hotel Palace
Toplicin Venac 23
Belgrade, Serbia 11000
+381 (11) 2185585

Peking Restaurant

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Restaurant

Peking Restaurant Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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I had seen this restaurant on a previous visit and decided that after several weeks of local food, I needed a change. It proved to be a good decision.The Peking is the only Chinese restaurant in central Belgrade. It is just 50m off the main pedestrian street in the center of the city. It is in a nondescript building but once you are inside, you are in a different world. There are lovely wooden screens, a waterfall, lanterns, Chinese music and generally just great décor like a traditional banquet hall.The big surprise was that the service and the food were both as good as the décor. Fortunately, the restaurant was able to provide an English menu so I could understand the full ch...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2006

Peking Restaurant
Vuka Karadzica 2
Belgrade, Serbia
+381 181 931

Other Restaurants

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Restaurant

Happy diners at Pink Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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I have been to a number of restaurants in Belgrade but, because I was taken by locals, and they have been out of the central area, I’m not sure exactly where most of them are and they are difficult to reach without your own transport.Pink is in this category. I enjoyed this place very much but don’t have an address or telephone number. You would have to follow this up when you got to Belgrade. I went here for Sunday lunch and the restaurant was packed with people. It was 2pm and we had not made a reservation so we had to wait about 15 minutes to get a table despite there being several rooms of diners. There was a very happy, loud atmosphere and everyone was obviously having a good time. Th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2006