Sarajevo Hotel

May 20th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Sarajevo Hotel

I am going to Sarajevo in September. Does anyone know what area of the city to look for a hotel? Any recommendations? I will be arriving by bus from Dubrovnik.
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May 20th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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I'm going to be in Sarajevo next week - can't wait!

I thought the best area to stay in was close to the historical centre - the Bascarsija.

There are a couple of pansions actually in the Bascarsija, and I think one hotel.

I am on a tight budget, and have opted for a modestly-priced hotel, at 50 euros a night...

When I made my reservation it was voted No 2 of Sarajevo hotels on tripadvisor. Fatima answers all my emails and her English is excellent. There is secure parking nearby, though there is a charge for this.

I just looked and it's now No 4 on the list, which is here...

Hope this is of some help.
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May 20th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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Thanks julia. I just booked the Hotel Michele before I came back to the forum. Please let me know your impressions of Sarajevo as I was not truly excited to go there. My son wants to visit this city. He was actually going to work there several years ago as a Peace Keeper, but they were releasing most of the peace keepers when he was finally accepted. I was glad!
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May 20th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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I am bookmarking this thread as Sarajevo is a city I wish to visit.

Scatcat, Have you read the book 'The Cellist of Sarajevo'?

After reading this book I became really interested in the former Yugoslavia. It is a novel but when the war was happening I just couldn't get my head around it and understand it.

I have been to Croatia and Montenegro, Bosnia is next on my list and it was the above book that really piqued my interest.

Enjoy your trip
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May 20th, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Thanks cambe. I'll have to get that book. We are actually going to Dubrovnik before Sarajevo. I have never been to either. I have read about and seen a lot of pictures of Croatia, but not so much of Bosnia. I am so picky with food that I worry about going to new places. I tend to go back to my favorites over and over. We will start our trip in Switzerland staying in Wengen. Been there before and I love it.
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