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“Good and pleasant Hotel”
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Hotel Rex
Ranked #37 of 85 Hotels in Belgrade
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
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“Good and pleasant Hotel”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

I stayed at this hotel many times during my trips to Belgrade. I've been always very pleasantly surprised to professional service .. maybe with one exception, but generally the staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are newly remodelled and spacious, very clean with very comfortable beds, air conditioning, mini-bar, cable TV etc. Hotel is located near the station and walking distance to most of the city. Parking seems to be too small for the needs of a large number of visitors, sometimes to enter the hotel you have to elbow between parked on the way to the entrance cars. Unfortunately the general impression was spoiled by an unpleasant lady working on the front desk, 10 minutes before check out time she called me and told me that "you finish ", for a moment I felt like in a cheap hotel with rooms rented for hours. I expected during check out only one word from her - "sorry", but only an ironic smile was a response to my complaint. In any case, despite of the unpleasant one case, my overall impression of this hotel is very good and I recommend it to anyone who is going to visit Belgrade.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

This hotel was recommended to me by a work colleague who had visited Belgrade before. this was my first trip to the city.

I travel a lot on business and I'm used to staying in 4* hotels run by the usual chains. I hesitated at booking a hotel that was charging the equivalent of £30 GBP per night (with breakfast) but thought I would trust my colleague and book anyway. I am very glad that I did.

I don't intend this to be a review of Belgrade as a whole, which is an interesting city with a striking history, but I will offer a bit of advice on getting into the city centre from the airport. You will be advised to book a taxi while you are still airside to avoid being ripped off. You can do that if you wish, and spend about 1,500 Dinar (15 euros), or you can catch the airport bus (No.72) which is parked immediately outside the door, departs every 20 minutes, travels to the central railway station and costs a princely 250 Dinar.

Hotel Rex is a 10 minute walk from the railway station. Don't be put off by the grey post-war architecture of New Belgrade, the older city has certainly got that lived-in look but it has much of interest to offer. The nightlife is excellent (I'm told), the restaurants are plentiful, cheap and of qood quality (cuisine tends to be unpretentious but uses plenty of fresh produce).

Hotel Rex looks like a throw-back to the 1980s in decor but the staff are extremely effcient and helpful, and the place is very clean. I booked a 'single room for single occupancy' and was pleasantly surprised to get a very spacious room with a king-size bed, flat screen TV, good Wi-Fi connection (complimentary) and a perfectly adequate shower room. The room was spotlessly clean, the mini-bar well-stocked and very cheap (less than £2 for a beer), the bed comfortable and the water hot. Elsewhere in Europe I have paid five times the price for a grubby room of inferior space and quality at a more pretentious establishment.

The hotel restaurant is open from 0600-2300 and serves a good range of food from an extensive menu. The breakfast is fine and there's a fair choice of foods. The salads are particularly good. While none of the cooking would win any Michelin stars, it is freshly cooked, using fresh ingredients, and was tasty and filling. Service was excellent and I was astonished by the polyglot waiters who seemed able to change from Serbian to English to Italian to German without breaking step. I felt rather ashamed of my poor language skills in comparison.

The only criticism I would make is that smoking is still allowed in the restaurant, but this is the case throughout Serbia so it's unfair to single the hotel out in this regard. Non-smoking bedroms are available (as mine was) and they are fine.

In conclusion: clean, comfortable, spacious accommodation with good facilities at an extremely reasonable price. i would use the hotel again.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Stayed here during a work trip to Serbia, and overall pleased with the hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean, and staff generally helpful, though fatalistic (could be a national characteristic). A little out of the centre, and a walk to the castle takes around 20-30 mins (much of it uphill).

Pricing was reasonable, and I would stay here again. Beware the rush hour though if you require car transportation - the hotel stands on a busy one-way street, which is gridlocked from 8-10am. ALSO - if you're from a country (like the UK) with draconian anti-smoking legislation, you'll find all the indoor puffing here (and throughout Serbia) a little unpleasant (or a welcome relief, depending on your predilection).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Brussels
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

The hotel is not really in the centre and I have found it with some difficulties the evening I arrived in Belgrade.
Anyway, it is near the railways station and this has been a good advantage when I took the train early in the morning to visit Novi Sad and Subotica.
The breakfast I had in the morning was really good and the room was quite cosy even though not too big.
In the period I stayed at the hotel there were not a lot of other travellers except on my last day because there was a marathon or something similar.
The price I paid for the three night I stayed there (in a single) was really cheap considering the service and the quality of the stay.

Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Brierley Hill. West Midlands
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

I was lucky enough to recentlly visit Belgrade and stayed at the Hotel Rex. The hotel is well situated and it's a pleasant 20 minute stroll to the city centre with a variety of decent small bars and cafes along the way.

The hotel receptionist was very good and took care of details such as arranging a taxi the following morning for the airport run and arranging early morning call etc. The hotel really does look like an office block from the outside but inside has all the practical necessities required. The room was perfectly adequate for my requirements, the bed was comfortable, the tv worked as did the aircon and the room was well cleaned.

The breakfast here is eminently adequate, coffee, tea, juices, cereal, bread rolls, bread for toast, cheeses, meats and a selection from the hot plate. (You can tell that I was more than happy with the hospitality here)

So, all in all, a perfectly good choice of hotel in a safe area and for the price that they charge, you can't go wrong. I booked through Ocopus travel and paid around £37.00. Bargain.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Very good location, 10 min walking from bus and railway station, 20-30 min from old city center and one bus station from Sava center (conference center). They sometimes have special offers so I paid 40E per night in single room.
Staff are really friendly but they do not know a lots about touris attractions and they do not have a city map, but for me these it did not matter. In room Wi-Fi is little bit slow.
Room was comfortable, clean with air condition and small Tv (approximately 40 programs).
In the courtyard of the hotel is terrace where you can drink a beer or coffee in the shade. Around the hotel is a lots of small fast-food restaurants and shops.

I recommend this hotel for tourist and business travel.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Really glad to have discovered this hotel - I chose it because of it's location (5-10 mins walk from the station and so close to the city), the reviews and the price - and everything was correct!

From the start the staff were so helpful. Before I left UK I asked if they could arrange a taxi to collect me from the airport as I didn't fancy negotiating with the taxis on my own - even if I could manage with my terrible Serbian, everyone knows chances are you'll get ripped off. So the hotel arranged their own taxi driver who patiently waited for me to arrive from a delayed flight. He was such a nice guy who also helped me the next day - it's people like this who leave you with such a positive image of the country. Airport - hotel (15-20mins I think) costs 15 euros.

The staff who work reception were very lovely too - excellent English and just very calm and pleasant.

My room was perfect - huge comfy bed, everything clean, safe - really a great hotel.

I ate dinner outside in the covered area next to the hotel entrance - the food is fabulous, everything is fresh and great value. Breakfast is good too - lots of variety.

I'll definitely be back at Hotel Rex and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Rex
Address: 37 Sarajevska Str., Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Location: Serbia > Belgrade
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Belgrade
#10 Business Hotel in Belgrade
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rex 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the quiet and safe neighborhood of embassies and ministries, a few steps from the Palace of the Serbian government, the 3-star Hotel Rex in Belgrade, offers guests a comfortable and functional both for business needs in the economic capital of the Balkans leisure, thanks to the renowned nightlife town, but also the wide range of theater, festivals and cultural activities. The Hotel Rex has 94 rooms spread over six floors, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom and a parquet floor of wood, a meeting room, a restaurant with Serbian and Italian specialties, a bar with terrace summer, a rich buffet breakfast and a hairdressing service. It also has parking and offers free wi-fi throughout the duration of the stay. If you are looking for a hotel to organize your business meetings, with adequate facilities and a very good value for money, Hotel Rex is the ideal solution for meetings, courses such projects, workshops, meetings and talks. Strong experience of a professional team, the Rex Hotel offers a meeting room of 45 square meters with natural light. The first breakfast at the Hotel Rex is prepared daily with fresh produce and quality. The passion for the simple and authentic things, the products of the season and the true flavors are reflected in the experience of breakfast, with freshly cooked food, using local products, through a very careful search at kilometer zero. A pinch of Made in Italy in our breakfast service will give our guests the best good morning! We are available to offer gluten-free products and prepare foods to meet every need food. This choice we base our commitment to enhance the kitchen. Certainly starting with the Serbian, tasty, frank and friendly with its fragrant vegetables, like peppers which prepares the sauce "Ajvar" to spread on bread fragrant local or widespread smooth cabbage that is a base for salads and here It is called "Kupus" but that in the fermented version, more rustic and decisive become "Kiseli Kupus". The corba invigorating and tasty soups, are the usual dish of entry in the winter and not only, but also cold cuts, smoked especially those who represent the pride of the Balkan country tradition with the apex tasty as valuable Njeguški Prsut Montenegro. Do not forget the cheese, especially those fresh and soft, like the tasty Kajmak who often doubles as a garnish to grilled meats. The "roštilj" or the grid and the real gastronomic institution of Serbia and the Balkans, the main method of cooking of succulent meats such as beef, chicken, pork, but especially the Plijescavica and Cevapi. The first and a dish very similar to a hamburger-sized abundant and often topped with a dollop of cheese Kajmak, the seconds, Cevapi, are an emblem of the Balkans, meatballs shaped stretches grilled. The recipe to prepare them and a little secret that every cook houses to give their Cevapi a unique flavor. Even the fish dishes are very popular, especially the freshwater fish that often are first smoked and then grilled like carp and Salmon Trout. ... more   less 
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