The good: Life Design Hotel is right in the heart of Belgrade, near Terazija, a short distance from the large and diverse pedestrianized shopping and dining areas and a ten minute walk from historic Skadarlija. The hotel is very new and the rooms are very clean and modern. Breakfast was excellent. Staff was helpful though a bit disinterested.
Now the bad. I know that I am writing this from an American expectation of hotel standards of service. That being said, some of the quirks in this hotel left me scratching my head. Examples: a huge spiderweb crack in the glass door of the bathroom in our superior suite. When brought to the hotel desk's attention he said 'I know, they're all like that'. Our daughter confirmed the same problem in her room. In addition, the automatic lighting system in her room did not work and so they were forced to sleep with the lights on. The maintenance department's solution was to send someone up to the room to remove the light bulbs! A hotel that represents itself as a healthy lifestyle property, but allows smoking in the lobby and also in the breakfast room. The smoking area is open to the nonsmoking area so that smoke blows right in completely destroying the enjoyment of the beautifully prepared breakfast, although each morning the delicious coffee was cold no matter how early we arrived. The lighting did not work in the restaurant ladies room. A thoughtfully appointed bathroom where the mixing valve in the shower was broken, allowing only a lukewarm shower. The toilets throughout the hotel, though new, had to be flushed several times in order for, how to put his delicately, the solids to be dispersed. It's not like I was trying to flush a dozen eggs! When we asked for more toilet paper for our room, the desk clerk handed us a role from behind the counter. Free garage parking, but no one to help us haul our luggage to or from the hotel lobby or our rooms. We did not have a chance to use the spa facilities.
This is not a cheap hotel by Belgrade standards, which is why I was a bit disappointed. We were here for three days. I can't say enough about how lovely Belgrade and its people are and how much we enjoyed our time in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LifeDESIGN Hotel is the unique hotel in downtown Belgrade which offers comfortable accommodation and comprehensive service that meets the needs of modern business man.Guests can enjoy in Spa Oasis, garage and internet free of charge. The price includes bed and breakfast (buffet), which is served daily from 06:00 to 10:30. Guests can choose from variety of rooms and suites, distinguished by simplicity in form, inspired by the cosmopolitan spirit and needs of modern businessmen. Our conference rooms 1 and 2, located in the ground floor of hotel, are equipped with modern technical equipment, perfect for all types of meetings. For all our customers, we offer FREE of charge: projector, screen,WiFi Internet and a flip-chart. Restaurant '' Privilege'' care for their guests, and so the rich variety of vegetarian specialties and gluten and casein free dishes are offered. The exclusive Spa center is a part of the LifeDESIGN Hotel, offering the highest level of care for your face, body and spirit. Spa Center has a Jaccuzi, Finnish sauna, bio sauna, infrared sauna, steam bath, Kneipp, tepidarium and state of the art BeautyTech machine. Spa center offers a variety of unique massages, as well as numerous face and body treatments. LifeDesign holistic center's mission is to become a gathering place for all people who care about their well-being and are willing to do the extra step toward its full development. Team LifeDesign holistic center is made up of permanent and visiting members - top experts in their field, who will guarantee that all the activities of the center will be tailored to your specific needs. ... more less
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