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“Central location, modern hotel,”
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Hotel Bosna
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Banja Luka
Reviewed June 7, 2012

The Bosna is centrally located In Banja Luka (as are the Palas and Vindovic). We appear to have paid top price (have prices increased since the previous reviews?) but for this got a modern room on the top floor. which we found very satisfactory. Yes, it can be noisy if there's a wedding, but we asked for a room away from the open stairway and so weren't troubled by the noisy wedding on the first night we were there. We also asked for a no smoking room – but it seems there's no such thing in Bosnia. You can open the window so as to air the room, but in fact our room was fine (different story in the hallway, however, where there was a lingering smoke smell!) The bathroom was fine and the strange wash basin tap worked well. The two lifts were slow and didn't cope well at busy times (but if you're on a lower floor, you'd use the stairs). Reception wasn't over friendly but handled all our requests professionally. Breakfast was good, and the internet worked well.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Big hotel. Nice lookong suite. However, flat screen tv did not work. And no hot water to fill the jacuzzi. Still had to pay full price. Not very good service or friendly staff. Breakfast acceptable. A less than pleasant experience, but at a considrrable price. Location is central.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

The Hotel has great location in the very downtown of Banja Luka, with the advantage of being withing walking distance to main attractions in Banja Luka. However, its location can also be a downside especially in summer as the rooms facing the main street can get very noisy.
It is very old hotel, which you can see and feel everywhere. Should you be looking for time machine experience it is ok. Some of the rooms have been renovated - I guess they are called A category rooms. I never stayed at the other ones and would not risk. Those renovated ones are decent and clean, with very basic facilities. Bathroom has fancy furniture, but every bath tube or shower leaks and I already had two floods.
The Internet connections works perfectly and I have never faced a problem with it.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast is rather basic.
The hotel has parking, which is also one of the advantages.
I usually use it for business visits to Banja Luka and especially enjoy summer meetings as it has huge cafe at the garden in front of the hotel.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel a couple of times, always on business, the last time at the end of January 2012. The location of the hotel is excellent - in the closest vicinity of the centre and the main street with shops and cafes. The hotel is big. Make sure you book an A-luxe room. I have stayed also in a B-luxe, but I would not like to repeat it, those rooms are basic or some of them even poorer than that. A-luxe rooms are more than acceptable. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. The bathroom is modern with state-of-the-art shower-cabin with radio and light in, but take care when turning water on, so as not to have your hair washed as well, if you don't want to. You get a bath-robe and slippers. There is a pretty small wardrobe in the room, but no coat-hangers separately in the antechamber.
Breakfast is good, offers a vaariety of food.
There is a nice (a little bit old-fashioned) cafe in the hotel, I liked it very much. As far as I remember, there is also a hair-stylist and a couple of shops.
The hotel is recommendable. The largest downside is reception-staff. They are arrogant and annoyingly impolite.
The breakfast is

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Hotel offer two kind of rooms - class A costs 85 € and class B which costs around 60€. I got a room class B on the fourth floor. I don't have major objections on the room, except a smell of tobacco which annoyed me quite, and it was too hot – heating regulator was broken and I couldn’t turn the heating off. The breakfast was OK. The hotel is located in the city center, very busy with a lot of guests; I think for that reason the stuff looks pretty uninterested when treating guests.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

My 60Euro single room was comfortable enough and the location is pretty central. The major disappointment for me was the wifi. It was very weak in the room and not much better in the hallways. I told one of the receptionists who asked which room I was in and then shrugged his shoulders when I told him.

It's a big, soulless hotel and it's fine for a short visit if you don't need wifi. Personally I'll stick with the Talija, which is smaller and better all round.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a big hotel, but guest don't feel welcome. It is very loud: outside techno concerts, inside mariages with bands. People at the reception partly stupid and not very helpful - they don't care about their guests. That said, guests in the hotel are subsidiary for that enterprise as it seems they make more buiness with bars, mariages, conferences or shops.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Address: Kralja Petra I Karadjordjevica 97, Banja Luka 78000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Republika Srpska > Banja Luka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Banja Luka
Price Range: $68 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bosna 4*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel "Bosna" was built in 1885. And represents one of the most known city symbols. It is located at the pedestrian zone, in the vicinity of the main square, and it is nearby theatre of Republic of Srpska, museums, cinema, as well as many city and state institutions. Hotel was completely destroyed during the earthquake in 1969. Today's hotel "Bosna" building represents the combination of tradition and modernity. In the last few years, the hotel has been renovated - it has a modern interior and it is equipped to satisfy the most demanding guests and it is suitable for business as well as pleasure. In the hotel's complex, there are: luxurious rooms and apartments, piano bar, an inn with a terrace, restaurant "President" with the stunning balcony, pension restaurant, discotheque, pub, halls for seminars and presentations, halls for other types of entertainment with 400 seats, boutiques, and our own guarded parking lot and garage for cars and buses, available for our guests. ... more   less 
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