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“Nice try - poor achievement”
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Hotel Merona
Ranked #49 of 115 Sarajevo B&B and Inns
Europe
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Nice try - poor achievement”
Reviewed March 24, 2010

It's not a real hotel, but just a floor in a common building. A SPA plus a few rooms. The owner intended to have a nice relaxed (feng-shui) atmosphere and in some aspects they managed to get it. Rooms are nice, bathrooms even beter, but they lack a lot of details. No clothes hanger, no table, shelves or something else in the room to put your things on, no shelves in the bathroom. The beds are good and the sheets are quality, but unfortunately the noise insulation is very poor. The hotel is located right near the major highway out of Sarajevo therefore you have continuous traffic noise. The rooms rear-facing are a little better from this point of vue, but they are smaller. If you are a hard-sleeper, I would recommend this hotel. But if you are like me, you better find something else :) Worth to mention: the staff is excellent.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

The hotel is really gorgeous. Very very beautiful and spacious room, great SPA and very good staff and SPA treatments, great hotel staff! Nothing to complain about. The location is not really in the center, but all other "plus" of this hotel totally make up and exceed the misadvantage of the location. I dream about visiting it again, this time hopefully for leisure in order to fully enjoy everything it has to offer!

Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Hvar
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Reviewed May 4, 2009

I've stayed with friends in this hotel January this year. At first, I was a bit worried because of the location - it is in the entrance to Sarajevo, it takes some 15 minutes ride to arrive to the City Center. Second, it did not look like a hotel from the outside - looked like the office building. The hotel owner showed us a way to the elavator that lead directly to the last floor where the hotel was.
When we arrived, I was stunned. The owner and his wife decorated the hotel themselves, combining alpine wood of Sarajevo mountins with pebbles and rocks from the Adriatic Sea. As the hotel is quite small, the owners also work in the hotel and make you feel as if you arrived to a home, not a hotel. They have plenty of time and desire to meet every guest, which I found really suprising, used to large non personalized hotels.

Hotel has only 9 rooms, perfectly furbished and clean. There are no tiles in the bathroom area - you are walking on small pebbles on the heated floor, there is no wall, it is fully see through glass but modern curtains separate it from the room. The rest of the room is spatious, well equipped and clean.
Breakfast is ''a la carte'' and portions are pretty rich. Besides breakfast, the restaurant is working also as al la carte restaurant with excellent food, especially home made soups. You can taste from Bosnian traditional meal to regural international cuisine. Because we've loved it so much, we've used this space as our living room (it has cauches as well, and a large TV) and tried most of their jummie food. The staff is freindly (some might find this frustrating...but for me it was the part of the experiance), they will sit with you and tell you beautiful stories about the town, sad stories from the war...and reccomend you best places in town but not for profit share with someone, they tell you always what the real Sarajevo crowd likes.
Not forget to mention, the hotel has a car that is (free of charge) driving guests to / from the city, and ussually the owner drives you. Of course, this is pretty handy - you can drink, dance do whatever...call the hotel and they come and pick you up!
Besides the jummie restaurant and lovley rooms, the huge part of the hotel is the SPA that is also working as a SPA for Sarajevo residents, not only hotel guests. As we've heard and saw, the ussual SPA in Sarajevo was a massage room + manicure and pedicure, and plus solarium. This is something totally different and it was like entering a different world! I did my treatments and was more then happy!
As soon as I get back to Sarajevo again, I am definetly going back to the lovley Merona again!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Merona
Address: Dzemala Bijedica 216, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Sarajevo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Merona 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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