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Pansion River

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Over the Miljacka riverbank, located in a historic place of Bentbasa - Sarajevo Old Town, newly adapted luxury apartments in Guesthouse ,,River" offer chic and modern accommodation just 250 meters away from Sarajevo City Hall and famous Bascarsija Fountain, which is the heart of Sarajevo. With stylish decor and comfortable large beds, each room features free Wi-Fi and and flat-screen TV with satellite channels for guests to relax with. In most of the rooms, guests will have opportunity to enjoy drinking coffee on their own spacious terrace with astonishing view of the river - lake and Sarajevo Old Town. Free private parking is available for our guests. The breakfast is served at the same restaurant where Oscar winning actress, beautiful Penelope Cruz was filming her movie ,,Venuto al Mondo" aka "Twice Born". Feel the magical spirit of Sarajevo in Guesthouse "River" in a historic place of Bentbasa that is sung in many songs, including the old traditional song, by many the anthem of Sarajevo - "When I went to Bembasa, To Bembasa, to the river, I took a white lamb, A white lamb with me", and let your stay in Sarajevo be remembered forever.
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Right at the entrance of East Sarajevo is this lovely, family run hotel with rooms right on the chocolate river. Cosy, friendly and 10 mins walk from the centre of town. At night, it is beautiful. Very comprehensive breakfast (a la carte), and genuinely lovely staff. Would
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I stayed in pansion River for three nights, they were so nice and friendly, even they did upgrade when they had availability. The location is so nice 5 min to old city center and there is a tram to SCC Sarajevo City Center. Taxi to the train station is around 6 makrs = 3€. I
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I travel to Sarajevo every year, and not until 2018 have I had the pleasure to stay at Pansion River (they are so good that they are always booked out) best service, great view and locatioon, awesome friendly and professional staff who are always willing to help, and fantastic
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After we had a lunch at an onsite restaurant, which was really good, we realized they have beautiful rooms with terraces by the river, and we needed a place to stay. The room was very well equipped and we were relaxing on the sunny terrace for hours that we even fell a sleep
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If Sarajevo is the city that you would like to explore more, than Pension River is a place where you want to stay longer! I really liked the people working here, they were so helpful and kind to me, and I was a single guest, for the first time in Sarajevo. The room I have chosen
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Triple room with a lake view
Terrace above the river
Hello. The first Holiday is on 25 June. And after that we have traditional music every Saturday night. Regards.
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I read that guests staying in a room get free breakfast. What does the breakfast include?
Hello. Breakfast is included in the price and you can order from the breakfast menu 4 different types of continental breakfast, coffee, tea, juice...
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Hello. Yes exactly. On Saturday night and on bank holidays we have live music in the restaurant above the rooms from 8 pm to 12. Regards, Ermin
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Hello. We have our open parking in front of the property, and a parking guide that watches all night. Kind regards. Ermin
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"Ask for room with balcony facing the river"
"Small double room facing the river was ok for us (couples). If you are group of friends or family, than take quadruple room with terrace."
"best views, best service!"
"Rooms with terraces placed above the river!"
"Rooms with terraces placed above the river."
$36 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo CantonSarajevo
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