The Holiday Inn Belgrade is located in ‘Novi Belgrade’ a part of town with a rather mixed history but lot’s of new developments (and
buildings). The local ‘Uber-like’ service gets you to town for under $4 or it is a 45 minute walk.
The hotel looks rather new from the outside but is pretty old from the inside. In fact, the lobby was being renovated when I stayed.
Check-in happened in the temporary setup in the conference room area. It all looked very happenstance but things moved swiftly.
The room itself was in decent shape despite its visible age. I loved the inaudible AC that held the room at a steady 69 degrees despite the 110 degrees outside. I loved the Internet even more as it fast blazingly fast at 100 Mbit – amazing!
I found the shower to be convoluted and tripped more than once – there was so much clutter and things that did not work which made every shower an adventure. If you shower drunk here – you die.
Maybe it was bad luck but my room neighbors of four days seemed loud – there seemed not much in the way of noise insulation. However, the busy road and construction site outside was never really audible.
The bed was extremely soft and rather uncomfortable.
I thought the staff did their best (but was often overwhelmed) with the aging hardware. The superb air-conditioning and blazingly fast Internet were a real treat. I’d come back!
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