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Halvat Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Kasima ef. Dobrace do 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina   |  
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Ranked #1 of 75 Sarajevo B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sarajevo B and B Halvat guest house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Spent a week in Sarajevo, which in itself has much to see and do. However, the Halvat was a little gem of a place. Immaculate, light, airy, warm, a haven to return to each evening. The owners, Valida and Momo were extremely helpful, nothing was a chore to them. They made me feel at home in their beautifully decorated house. They offer a pick up/return service to the airport for 11euros each way which saves negotiating with taxi drivers. Breakfasts can be tailor made, which in my case was diabetic appropriate. Their reception staff are Emina and Emma. These young ladies were pleasant, friendly and sociable and also very helpful. For example they helped me access my airline return check in and print boarding passes. Janita, the house cleaner, was a treasure and did a great job maintaining the rooms. Finally, there is a super, warm, homely breakfast room which doubles as a lounge during the day/evening, although there is a television in each bedroom. I cannot rate this accomodation high enough. Efficient; clean; modern; located within 3 minute walk to the old town; friendly, and homely. Thank you all, Kevin (Liverpool)

Room Tip: This is a five bedroom guest house and not a sprawling impersonal hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
It was a great honor and a true pleasure to meet and host gentleman like you!
Thank you so much for so nice review, it might be impossible to describe how much we appreciate it!
We wish all the best for your wife, daughter, son and you :) And, of course, we are looking forward to meet them as well :)
Lots of great (especially historical :) ) places to visit!
Cheers!
Valida, Emina, Janita and Ema :)
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I had a great stay at the Halvat Guesthouse in Sarajevo! The guest house is very close to downtown (a 5-minute walk at most), the rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast was great, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Emina was working the front desk while we were there and was great for recommending places to see and eat (and was also very friendly and welcoming--very easy to get along with!). We would stay here again in Sarajevo for sure!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
AND! You were also great guests and friends! :)
It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we honestly hope we will see your husband and you again in Sarajevo :)
Wish you all the best!
Valida, Ema and Emina :)
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I had an amazing time at this sweet, cozy and friendly guesthouse. The hosts are the most helpful, smiling and caring people ever! The place is not too big, but the rooms are very practical and comfortable. The best thing about the guesthouse is that it is in the city center, so close to Bas Carsija, you can do the sightseeing, go out in the night, shop - all on foot, cause it's just 5 minutes walk from Halvat. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff was so attentive and caring, that I felt like home most of the time. Plus, they are very informative when it comes to getting around the city.
Next time I'm in Sarajevo, I'm definitively going there. :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear friends,

It was our pleasure to be at your service! Thank you for taking your time to write so nice review, we have no words to express enough our gratitude :)
Best wishes, kind regards and see you (hopefully) some other time again!
Halvat staff :)
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here, booked in advance and had an awesome time. The girls who run the guesthouse are an absolute pleasure, so friendly and full of information. Nothing is ever too much for them. The breakfasts were delicious! The location is excellent, 5 mins walk from the square and fountain in the old town maximum. Our room was cosy and warm, well furnished and very clean. We will stay here when we return to our new favourite city: Sarajevo. Just wonderful, thank you Halvat, we will see you soon!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
We loved the fact we had a chance to meet and host so great people! :)
Thank you soooooo much and, of course, see you next time!
(Summer is coming, it would be shame if we don` t see you this year :))
All the best!
Valida, Emina and Ema :)
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Excellent location near the heart of Stari Grad (Old Town). We had rented a car with Croatian plates, apparently not safe when parked on the streets of Sarajevo. Halvat had parking garages for customers to use as well as street parking for cars with Bosnian plates. The staff communicated with us by email prior to our leaving the US and while traveling. They were very clear regarding directions and forwarded a helpful map so we could easily find the hotel. The breakfasts were generous and freshly prepared. Our room was large and full of windows. Street noise was minimal past 11:00PM. Keep in mind that this is a guesthouse and furnishings will remind you of staying at a relative’s home. Comfort is very good. We were looking forward to a quiet evening in the room when we arrived, catching up on news through CNN. Unfortunately the cable had been cut to our TV (an older tube model) and we had no television the first night. However, the staff was quick to offer us another room and got the cable company in to do repairs. The TV was on the very next night. I would not hesitate to stay here again. The convenience and the helpful staff make it a pleasure. TIP: use hotel coordinates to locate it accurately on your GPS/smart phone/iPad (Latitude 43.86175, Longitude 18.43193).

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your effort to write so nice review and, once again, we are so sorry for problems with our cable operator :(
Even though we could not do anything but offer you a new room we are still very sorry for this. Sometimes, no matter how much we try, unexpected things occur which are, unfortunately, not in our power :(
However, it was a great pleasure to be your hosts and to meet so nice couple! Hope this was not last time to see you :)
Kind regards from Sarajevo and all of us from Halvat! :)
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Excellent location, quiet, comfortable rooms, friendly, helpful staff. Thank you for the delicious breakfast with made to order hot options and freshly ground coffee prepared for each of us individually. We were a family group of 5 adults and staying at Halvat Hotel was a great addition to all of our Sarajevo experiences. We all wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
We are so happy to hear you had nice time while you have been our guests! Reading this kind of review truly makes us proud and willing to continue with a good work :)
Next time you definitely have to stay longer with us! :)
Best regards to all of you and see you, hopefully, soon!
Valida, Emina and Ema :)
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's very wonderfull butic hotel, near all historical places and Bascarsi. I was stayed with my friend for three days. Staffs are very honestly and helpful. Ema's breakfast is very very delicious. You should definitely taste omlet and pancake. Valida is very helpful person. Thank you all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear friends,

We are soo happy to had an opportunity to meet soooo nice ladies!!!
It was a pleasure talking with you! Hope you will come and visit us soon again! :)
Best wishes from Sarajevo to Istanbul :)
Valida & Ema :)
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Address: Kasima ef. Dobrace do 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Sarajevo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Halvat Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, family atmosphere, great breakfast, warm welcome, NON SMOKING hotel :)) Looking forward to welcoming you to Halvat - your home-away-from -home :))) ... more   less 
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