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“A wonderful place for a short break”
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Hotel Manastir
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Berovo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I just spent a couple of days at this lovely hotel in Berovo and I am pleased to say that the good reviews here are in no way exaggerated.

My partner and I had a studio: a large sitting room, a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom, with a small foyer containing the large wardrobe.

The studio was perfectly clean and tidy, the heating worked during the night (the weather was very warm, so there was no need for heating during the day), the shower had perfect water pressure and the bed was extremely comfortable.

The hotel itself is situated on the side of a mountain on the edge of the town. Parking was free and secure, while the route to the hotel was well sign-posted, so we had no trouble finding it.

As for the food, what can I say? We were virtually the only guests in the hotel as it was off-season, but regardless of that we were supplied with beautifully-made dinners and breakfasts, and the receptionist consulted us on our choices for dinner in advance.

I was also celebrating my birthday - or rather, I was actually trying to avoid celebrating it - and the hotel owner/manager came to my table at breakfast to present me with a small home-made cake with a candle and a rather dinky "kesija" (a sort of rough wool bag-ette thing that is traditional in Macedonia) as a present. A touching idea.

But then Macedonia is famous for its wonderful hospitality, so it was really no surprise that the staff were warm and friendly.

The spa is very small and cosy, with a jacuzzi, sauna and massage table. The physiotherapist who gave us our massages was well-qualified, pleasant and friendly. She also managed to get the knots out of my long-suffering spine, much to my surprise.

All in all I can't wait to get back there for my next weekend break, especially because they were busy doing some off-season improvements to the property and I espied an outside lift being installed - a much needed extra in a building that's so high up off ground level. It was actually a feat of urban mountaineering just to get to the reception area, let alone our studio on the third floor.

Heartily recommended, especially the homemade "slivovica" or plum "rakija" (highly alcoholic spirits, typical of the Balkans), the gorgeous homemade bread and white cheese, and, more than anything else the heavenly Macedonian wines on offer: T'ga za Jug (Sorrow for the South) was a particular favourite, as was the Alexandria Cuvee.

Room Tip: Get a studio. It's worth that little bit of extra money just to have the extra space
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The accommodation is very good. We had a studio, kitchen, dining table and good comfort. Staff is excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to assist you. And the food.... If you ever had a chance to eat home made bread, that actually taste like bread, you will experience it once again. What to say about the home made marmalade from different 'berries'? Wonderful! And you have all that nature around you. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

This hotel is...wooow! I am from Kocani, near Berovo, and this is one of the best hotels in Macedonia. Rooms are great (i saw them, so clean and everything best). No words for food. Traditional, tasty macedonian cousine. Every bite is so joinful. Visit it! There is not fittness centar, the yard is so big so you can run, walk and play around. You don't need a gym!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hotel Manastir is situated in the small town of Berovo, Macedonia not too far from the centre and it is easy to find. It is only 7 km from the Berovo Lake where you can go by car, bike or even on foot. If you enjoy walking you can always go around and visit the beautiful 19th century monasteries. Once you arrive in the hotel you will be greeted by the smiling faces of the personnel. The rooms are always clean and warm. The restaurant has a great menu which includes different national specialties ("Dedo Iljo Maleshevski", "Maleshevska" barbeque, "Zelnik"-type of pastry). The wireless connection is very stable all over the place. Another greats thing is the spa centre which offers a massage, jacuzzi, sauna and a fitness room. This is a great place if you want to get in touch with Macedonian national cousine and culture.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Darko K
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The hotel is build in authentic Macedonian style .and it's different from classic hotels.
Everything was authentic and original . Food is testy and every meal is made with original recipies from local kitchen . This originality make this hotel different from other hotels .Our group
liked very much and we have very good time there ,nobody had any complains.

Room Tip: we recommend part of the hotel were the apartments are, they are connected with a beautiful living r...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Julius3
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The hotel complex is placed next to an orthodox monastery and owners tried to architecturally mimic old-style Macedonian monastery appear. Obviously build in phases, construction approach has been partially successful – there is a mix of genuine Macedonian touch and forced building solutions slipping towards kitsch and dis-functionality. Take care on room selection – some are roomy and comfortable, some are size of a monastery cell. Avoid rooms at the side of restaurant terrace as it can be rather noisy. Room equipment is decent - nothing would shock you neither excite. Upper floors mean luggage carrying as no lift available; however great view can provide some compensation. WiFi has sketchy coverage, you might not be lucky to benefit if settled far from rooters. Cleanness is good and service is rather slow but friendly; time is a non dynamic category in Berovo. Restaurant and food are among very positive aspects – tasty, with local charm and vigil chief/owner, ready to amuse your palatines. Don’t be reserved towards local cuisine and mixes. Try local wine and brandy (yellow one); won’t regret. Forget the pool, it’s of the Jacuzzi size. Parking is available and safe.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

during my stay for one weekend i didn't feel ok in this hotel because of the space in the room (the bed) and also because of the noise music from the restaurant. Also it's not the cleanest place maybe because it was raining weekend?!?!? (this i got as an answer from the staff)
Also don't plan to use the pool in the summer, there is no place where to relax around it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Manastir

Address: ul. Kiril i Metodij br.6, Berovo, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Republic of Macedonia > Eastern Region > Berovo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Berovo
Price Range: $47 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Manastir 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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