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“Wine and octopus” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Epinal
Marsal Tito bb, Bitola 7000, Republic of Macedonia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Bitola
St Petersburg
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3 hotel reviews
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“Wine and octopus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Good location, very helpful staff on reception.
Old equipped rooms. Standard choice of food for breakfast.
Good and delicious cuisine in restaurant, but most expensive in Bitola.
You can try the octopus.
Be careful with waiters, check what is describing in the bill, because you can be surprised.
We ordered the wine “Dissan” by Bovin from wine list with price 1100 denars. But in the bill price was describes – 2500 denars. Very unpleasant situation. Waiter was continuing to insists for payment in amount 2500 denars, does not admit his guilty. Finnally we crossed out this wrong price, wrote 1100, and pay how it was in wine list.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

To start off, this hotel was far better than the one I had been staying in. It was clean and had an air conditioner. I love the location. The street is only for walking, lots of people sit and drink coffee in the morning or evening. The price was $65 for one night. The staff were attentive. The food in the restaurant was good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

To start with the downsides: some of the rooms are still dating from Yugoslav times, and could do with refurbishing. Some have allready been refurbished, and are fine. The elevator is in an inexplicable location, so you will have to carry your suitcase up ne stairs. The breakfast room is on the small side. However, Bitola is one of the nicest towns in Macedonia, and Epinal right in the centre (you can still reach it by car though). Good thing is that it's not on the noisiest part of the "wide street" (Marshall Tito street) so street noise shouldn't bother you too much. The restaurant is great, but the best part is the terrace. Cast iron roof, very nice service, a bit away from the streetlife yet close enough to follow it all. Definitely one of my favorite places in Macedonia to drink a beer. And all the sights are within easy reach. All in all, a hotel I will allways happily return.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Firstly, you cannot fault the location of this hotel- right in the centre of town, straddling the main shopping/bar/restaurant street. It is striking at night as it is lit up from top to bottom. There is free parking on site and the gym, pool complex is great, particularly in the heat of the summer.

The hotel itself is fine, with an opulent looking entrance and bar/lounge area. The rooms, however, were very small, dark and old fashioned. It was a little soulless, but then which large hotel is not? Breakfast was good and the coffee was great (always judge a breakfast by its coffee...). I would probably stay here if visiting Bitola again, but whilst this hotel was fine and 'did what it said on the tin', I was neither impressed nor disappointed by the experience.

The restaurant outside terrace looks great and is apparently THE place to eat in Bitola. The food was great and, whilst expensive by Macedonian standards, is still good value for money. The service, however, was sullen and slow. Perhaps we got the wrong waiter?

Don't avoid Epinal- it is probably one of the better places to stay in Bitola- just don't go with high expectations of a 4* experience as you may leave disappointed...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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israel
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

from the out side it;s look bad but the hotel is good, good rooms, very good breakfast, and it is near everything you need the parking is secured and the area is safe, staff is so soo but it is not aproblem, it is lika a ruusian hotels i used to sleep, with heavy carpets

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We were at this hotel for only 1 night. It's a quite classic hotel, but very clean and recently renovated. The hotel has a great location, in the middle of the action, with free parking for hotel guests. Every evening, the centre of Bitola is very lively, with full cafés and terraces, but once in the room, you don't hear anything!
We had dinner at the hotel restaurant. The meat was the best we had in Macedonia!! For only 30 EUR, we had dinner for two people, including drinks (wine, beer) and dessert.
Breakfast was basic but OK.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marsal Tito bb, Bitola 7000, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Republic of Macedonia > Pelagonia Region > Bitola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Bitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
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