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Holiday Inn - Skopje
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mosa Pijade Street 2, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia   |  
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Ranked #18 of 56 hotels in Skopje
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“not convincing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Standard edition of this global chain, but overall in poor condition. The rooms have not been renovated in decades and while globally operational, they are in dire need of an overhaul. Most disappointing is the breakfast buffet, no quality bread, no quality coffee, and cheese/ham looked old, juice glasses were of various different shapes, quite odd. Meals not very good.

One big plus point: perfect location downtown. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for having chosen our hotel and for taking time to share your valuable review with us. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations.That is why we are glad that you enjoyed the friendly staff and the central location. We are truly sorry if the hotel did not meet your expectations at some issues. We would like to point out that the renovation of the hotel rooms is an ongoing process for all Holiday Inn hotel chains worldwide. So far the Junior and Senior suites at the Holiday Inn Skopje have all been completely renovated and next on line are the standard rooms. For that matter, we are looking forward to welcoming back in our hotel on your next visit, when you can see the improvements that have been done and when we can offer a free upgrade of the room.

Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

we stayed one night in October 2013. While we found the room to be fairly clean, the location excellent, there are room for improvement. We made a mistake of having dinner at the hotel. We ordered steak which was entirely overcooked. The salad is average and the device lousy. The hotel will also charge you for wifi at 12Euro for 24 hours. If I were to visit Skopje again, I would probably look for other options.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to share your comments regarding your recent experience with our hotel.We are truly glad that you enjoyed the room and the hotel’s location. We are truly sorry if the hotel did not meet your expectations at some issues, but also hope that we will be given a second chance because we take the guest comments very seriously and use them as a motive for improvement. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our hotel when we can complement a free upgrade of the room.

Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had an extended stay at the Skopje Holiday Inn recently, and while not amazing - I didn't really have any complaints. My room had a great view over the promenade and river, and was reasonably clean, quiet and comfortable (I did have to request a shower curtain however!). The air conditioning was rather lacklustre, especially during the days that were climbing into the high 30's celsius.

It didn't seem that there were too many other options in the way of decent hotels, but this one sufficed just fine.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Dan A,

Thank you for taking time to share your comments regarding your recent experience with our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the comfortable room and great view. We are very grateful for the shown confidence in choosing Holiday Inn Skopje as a venue place. We truly hope that we will be your choice for future visits, when we can show ourselves in even more brighter light.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again to our hotel the next time you visit Skopje.

Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights when Scotland were here to play Macedonia at football. The hotel is billed as 5 star. In my opinion it is a 3 1/2 star rating. The public area are pleasant enough and the rooms are clean and functional. They do not however have an in-room safe and if you want to store valuables you need to use the reception's safety deposit boxes (free, but not particularly handy). Come on Holiday Inn, get into the 21st Century and get safes installed in your rooms!
What sells this hotel is its location. Adjacent to a strip of lovely chafes on the banks of the river, and 5 minutes walk from the main town square and stone bridge leading into the very quaint old town.
The hotel has its own casino which was closed for refurbishment when we were there.
I'm not sure if we were unlucky but I don't recall a single member of staff giving us a smile. Which was the exact opposite of the extremely friendly Macedonians who partied night and day with the Tartan army.

Room Tip: Ask for high room facing old town - gives great views of the huge new monuments on the opposite side...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Lain68,
We thank you very much for having chosen our hotel and for taking time to share your comments with us. We are truly glad that you enjoyed the public area and the clean and functional rooms.
The negative comments are also valued, because they give us a motive for constant improvements.
Regarding the comments for the hotel staff, please note since we lost the football game against Scotland with 1:2, we were really sad. In that sense, please excuse the staff’s expression, but the fact that Holiday Inn Skopje was chosen for the venue place for the Scottish Football Association, made our team focused for everything to be perfect and that might have be the reason for the lack of attention.

We thank you again for you comments ad looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.
Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It is three star type hotel and the most expensive hotel in all Macedonia with three star type service. You can get same type hotel with half price in Skopje including free wifi. The only advantage you can have staying in this hotel would be the location which is next to shopping mall and walking distance to famous square.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

The Holiday Inn Skopje thanks you for taking time to share your comments about your recent experience with our hotel. We like the fact that you found the hotel’s central location as an advantage and a positive thing in your rating. We also care about the negative comments and are truly sorry if the hotel did not meet your expectations. We truly value these kind of comments because they give us a motive for constant improvements.

We thank you again for the rating and hoping that we will be the venue place for your next visit to Skopje.


Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We have stayed here a couple of times in past years but this time we found it to be on the dowdy side. With their substitution of a Dove shampoo product in an attached-to-the-wall squeeze tube being the ENTIRE provision for soap or toiletries of any kind in the bathroom, we have now written this hotel off of our "visit again" list.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Amuma,

Thank you very much for taking time to share your rating and comments regarding your recent experience with our hotel. We regret to hear that you thought that you had substitution of the mentioned type of shampoo, since we import this type of product from a foreign supplier and this issue will definitely be further analyzed with the supplier. Please be informed that we truly value these kind of negative comments because this gives us the opportunity to improve in the future. For that same reason we would like you to give us another chance where we can show you that improvements have been done and also offer a free of charge upgrade on the room if you contact us at hiskopje@holiday-inn.com.mk on your next visit to Skopje.

Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

One of the best hotel in Skopje, very central location at the river bank, nice promenade around, a typical franchise hotel of IHG under Holiday Inn flag, a good 4 star hotel with a reasonable price vs value, if the breakfast does not match your expectancies, try the bakery shop on the corner of the shopping mall...Do not forget to try gelato on the square...

Room Tip: Try to get an executive floor room with river view...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSkopje, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn - Skopje, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We thank you very much for having chosen our hotel and for taking time to share your valuable review with us. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are glad that you liked our hotel, its central location near all the significant monuments and shopping malls. These kinds of comments are always a motive for constant improvements in order to make our guest feel welcomed and truly enjoy their stay.
We are looking forward to welcoming you next time you are here for leisure or business.
Sincerely,
FOM Tomislav Kotevski
Holiday Inn Skopje
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Address: Mosa Pijade Street 2, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Location: Republic of Macedonia > Skopje Region > Skopje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 56 hotels in Skopje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Holiday Inn - Skopje 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Skopje is situated in the heart of the city, next to the most important Government and administrative offices, shopping centres, theatres, museums and cinemas. The hotel is only 25 km far from the international airport Aleksandar Veliki and is most convenient for business as well as for leisure travellers.Holiday Inn Skopje offers 178 comfortable rooms and suites on 9 floors.Each room is equipped with bath, air conditioning system,mini bar,direct telephone line with voice mail system,computer sockets, internet access, satellite and pay TV.One room is specially designed and equipped for disabled persons.Feel the pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant Iris and enjoy the tasty international dishes or try the Macedonian meals and wines at the national restaurant Ogniste .The Aperitif Bar is ideal meeting place offering a variety of domestic and international beverages, coffees and snacks.The Meeting Network Programme has been developed to make your meeting run as smoothly as possible.The hotel has 8 different conference halls with capacity for up to 700 persons,with natural daylight and excellent technical support.The business centre is open 24 hours, offering workstations, printers, fax machine and HS Wirreless internet access After a long business day, you can relax at the Hotel sauna or gym. Or you can try your luck in the magic world of Le Grand Casino! ... more   less 
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