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“lovely guest house but you should skip breakfast”

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Fortress Apartments
Milan, Italy
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“lovely guest house but you should skip breakfast”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This rooms in this guest house are very clean, modern and well furnished.
Air Conditioning was very quiet and much appreciated.

WiFi internet is very fast and that was a great bonus too.

The owners are a family of three children and it is nice to have the very happy and friendly children run around in the courtyard.

Beds are not the most comfortable but just OK. Nothing to complain about considering the price paid.

Cable TV is excellent with many English and foreign channels including movies.
Very handy to have an electric stove to make tea/coffee and a very quiet mini fridge!

The only hiccup was the breakfast.
When I was offered to pay an extra 4EUR/day for breakfast I didn't hesitate and prepay for my two day stay.
I could already smell the lovely fresh bread, home made jams, farm eggs and fresh salad and herbs.

To my surprise the breakfast turned out to actually be a a cheese and salami sandwich and a small cup of coffee that was ordered from a restaurant near by.
I have been to hundreds of hotels and inns and never had the experience of a hotel ordering such a breakfast (that you can personally have by just stepping out of the hotel and going to that restaurant yourself. It is 100 meters away), and then charging the guest double what the restaurant charges...

Despite that I warmly recommend Fortress Apartments because of the cleanliness, good value for money and sweet family that owns it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We booked the Fortress Apartments because of its location - in the old city, just below the fortress and a couple of blocks from the bridge over the Danube (and an excellent riverside restaurant). What we found was one of the most convenient small apartments we could imagine with kitchen and dishes provided - as well as all the normal appointments of a good hotel room. Best of all was the friendly family that owns and operates the apartments. Many small favors, including an unexpected ride up to the top of the fortress from the lovely owner who must have had pity on our aging knees. It was delightful to feel we were making real contact with the people and culture of Novi Sad. We hope to go back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Folkestone
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

I am currently planning another trip back to Novi Sad and once again am staying at the Fortress Apartments. The owners are the nicest people you could imagine and they make your stay feel like you are at home. The location is in a beautiful part of the old town and is very quiet. You are minutes from the beautiful views of the Danube and a short walk to the local shops. It took me a long time to decide where to stay having looked at a number of other self-catering apartments in the area. Stop looking and stay at Fortress Apartments - you will not be disappointed. See you there!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Prague
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

I would like to express our satisfaction with accommodation in "Fortress Apartments" . My husband and me were very pleased there. We have stayed there for three times so far. The apartment is very pleasant, new furnished, spacy and quiet. The owners are very nice and kind young people. We have recommended this accommodation to our friends.
Blanka Ludvikova, Prague, Czech Rep.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We were in apartments during the Exit festival. The accommodation is very good, everything in one place. Hosts are very kind and on service. The best is garden, where we spent a lot of time. Center is near and you don't need transport. Nearly is the beach Oficirac, where go local people and it's free. Have a nice fun!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Fortress Apartments
Address: Lisinskoga 4, Novi Sad 21131, Serbia
Location: Serbia > Vojvodina > Novi Sad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Novi Sad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fortress Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regardless if you are in Novi Sad for work or pleasure, regardless if you are staying just one night or few days, we will make your stay in our city relaxing, enjoyable and affordable. Fortress Apartments are located just below Petrovaradin Fortress, having the perfect location for your visit. As family run business we are doing our best to provide the brilliant service and our rooms are always clean and comfortable. That's why Fortress Apartments is your the best choice. Apartments are located in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood and are surrounded by centuries old garden. The flats are modern, but still have traditional flair. All five of the apartments are great for tourists as well as business people. Each apartment has a bathroom, small kitchen, two twin beds and one sleeper sofa, cable TV, air conditioning, WiFi Internet connection, mini bar and parking space.There are so many restaurants near by, so we can include breakfast in the arrangement. Apartments are located near famous Exit Festival and within walking distance from Petrovaradin's castle (200 meters), downtown 600m, River Danube 100m, University, museums, movie theater, churches, synagogue, ... to mention just a few. Also, our public transportation is great, so it's very easy to get to any other part of the city. ... more   less 
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