As the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Belgrade in 2008, most hotels tripled their prices. Therefore, the best deal I could find was at the Hotel Rex - which is exceptionally handy for the train station, but not so much for the rest of the city.
The hotel itself works out quite nicely. The staff all speak English and didn't seem to mind me arriving at about 9PM. In retrospect, I would have tried to establish if they could book a taxi for me to the hotel from the train station, as the station is the preserve of cabs who charge flat rates. Of course, the distance is so small that they may not have done that.
They do room service, which is a real saviour after arriving so late, as there's not much in the way of eateries around the hotel. Breakfast is also provided and of a good, if unimaginative, standard.
As my Serbian isn't fantastic, I was particularly pleased that the staff were able to give me simple directions through Belgrade's often rather chaotic streets to get the best out of my stay. That said, if you stay here, be prepared to do a lot of walking - the main sights and sounds are up several steep hills from the hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel Belgrade