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Halvat Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 124 Sarajevo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This was my first trip to Sarajevo and the Halvat was recommended by a Bosnian friend. What a wonderful experience ! Very friendly staff, warm hospitality, spotless well appointed rooms, good breakfast and great value. The next time I come to Sarajevo, I know where I will stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Halvat, Owner at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

What a wonderful guests/people we host!!!!Thank you soo much ! Your review was the best present for Halvat's 13th birthday ( of records 15th :) )We will be more than happy to host you again....Valida

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

we stayed at halvat guesthouse for 4 nights in early april - it would have to be, by far, the best ever guesthouse we have stayed in all our travels. the staff - ema, amina; and the owners: mumo and velida could certainly teach everybody a thing or two about service but more importantly about the warmth of welcoming people who have been on the road for a while. the warmth, hospitality and generosity that envelopes you as soon as you arrive at this place is more than heart warming - it makes travel so worthwhile! we stayed in the attic room which was just fab,.
the breakfasts are something else: the omlettes, the pancakes and the coffee are to die for when you've been on the road for a while.

i would never think of staying anywhere else but here - this is truly a home away from home,
love you guys!

Room Tip: the attic room is really neat - cool views over the rooftops to pigeon square.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Thank you so much for such a great review, we honestly appreciate it more than you can think!
We are so glad to had a chance to host so nice people and we are almost sure that we will see you again! :)
Thank you for being our friends....
All the best wishes for your family, dogs (especially the old one :)) and of course to you!
Regards from Halvat,
Valida, Ema and Emina :)

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was a great find in Sarajevo. It's centrally located, the staff are super friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean. The owners and staff make you feel like home. If you are visiting Sarajevo, this is a great choice. The breakfast is excellent and the staff help you make any arrangements you need.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to meet and host you (and to prepare breakfasts as well :))
We honestly hope you will decide to come back and that Halvat will be your choice again!
Wish you all the best in future,
Valida, Ema and Emina :)

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stop your searching for accomodation in Sarajevo now. If you're lucky enough to get a room at the Halvat Guesthouse, then don't waste any more time. Read all the reviews on this page...you won't find a single bad one!

We stayed in the Halvat Guesthouse for two days in April. After just two days, it feels like our home in Sarajevo! The beautiful Emina checked us in and helped us find a free parking space across the street. Our top floor room was perfect with a great view of the city! We were a 2-minute walk to the Baskarsija old district of Sarajevo. The breakfasts were fantastic! We met Valida the first morning and had the best omelets and pancakes we ever had in our life. I will travel back to Sarajevo just to have breakfast there! Valida also shared some Sarajevo stories with us that we will never forget. Emina cooked breakfast our last morning and it was just as good. The Bosnia coffee was better than anywhere else in Sarajevo. We did not get a chance to meet Ema as much but her emails were very helpful in booking the reservation and preparing us for the Sarajevo "spring" weather!

This was not a hotel...this was like staying with friends and family in a warm, unique atmosphere. We will go back again. You would be crazy to stay anywhere else.

Rob Hunt

Room Tip: There is not a bad room in the place but the top floor room is fantastic. Entrance via a stairway t...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thank you soooooo much for such a nice review!!!
One thing that we must appreciate more than anything, while working in Halvat, is meeting so nice people that we can not name as our guests only, but true friends which will always be in our minds and hearts, till we meet again...
We wish you all the best in future and please note that you are always welcome in your home in Sarajevo!
Lots of love from all of us,
Valida, Emina and Ema :)

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Halvat is a guest house that makes you feel safe and comfortable. Everything looks so clean. At breakfasts Ema makes the most delicious omlette in town. Location is very close to everything also. If you go to Sarajevo you should stay in Halvat!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Orbay,

Thank you very much!
It was our pleasure to meet you, even more to host you here in Halvat! :)
The best thing you can say about us is that you feel like at home!
We honestly hope to host you in the future again... :)
All best wishes fro all of us,
Valida, Ema and Emina :)

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very comfortable little hotel, next to the center of old Sarajevo. Extremely friendly staff. Excellent breakfast (try the pancakes). I stayed in a spacious, red furnished room which made me feel as if I was at home rather than in a hotel. The room had a distinct Bosnian flavor, as all the other spaces at the hotel. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Halvat, Manager at Halvat Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Thank you so much!
It was truly a pleasure to host such a nice lady in Halvat, and we honestly hope to see you soon again!
All the best till we meet next time :)
Valida, Emina and Ema:)

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

İ stayed there for 3 nights with my friend and we feel like our home. Staff is definitely perfect. Location is very good. I ate breakfast in hotel for 3 morning and they were very delicious, you should try Omlet in this hotel. clean, nice and confortable. These are what i want!!!

Room Tip: Room 25 is the best room of the hotel. There 3 beds and it is like a home.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Kasima Ef. Dobrace 13, 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 Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 124 B&Bs / Inns in Sarajevo
Price Range: $49 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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