The Best Hotels to Book in Skopje, North Macedonia

Soak up incredible sunset views over Skopje from one of the top hotels in the city
Soak up incredible sunset views over Skopje from one of the top hotels in the city | Courtesy of Hotel Arka / Expedia
Culture Trip Travel Team

The North Macedonian capital city feels increasingly classical, although the hundreds of statues, majestic colonnaded buildings and footbridges over the Vardar River are a relatively recent phenomenon. Although controversial, the government has spent a great deal of money on the city centre and it shows. But amid this, you’ll see plenty of tell-tale signs of a city with an organic history, too – such as Neolithic remains, minarets and cobblestoned bazaars. These top hotels in Skopje are bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Arka, for sunset views near the Old Bazaar

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Hotel Arka Skopje
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Central Skopje is an exciting and attractive place to explore, but it’s even better when viewed from the rooftop bar and pool areas of Hotel Arka. From there, you can watch the sun setting behind Skopje Fortress with a cocktail in hand. Many of the rooms have an open-plan layout, with large bathtubs, and all feature abstract impressionist or modern artworks. This hotel has the Old Bazaar and Suli An museum – two of the top sights in the city – as neighbours.

2. Skopje Marriott Hotel, for relaxing spa treatments near Skopje’s main square

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Skopje Marriott Hotel
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Many rooms at the Skopje Marriott Hotel look out upon the giant monument of Alexander the Great atop a rearing steed. One of the best-located hotels in North Macedonia also brings with it the sophisticated style of the Marriott brand, rendered in earthy tones throughout the rooms and common spaces. The latter include a Mediterranean restaurant and the Dandelion Spa, where you can order from a range of relaxation and beautification treatments.

3. Bushi Resort & Spa, for regal comfort near the Museum of North Macedonia

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Bushi Resort and Spa
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Overlooking the Museum of North Macedonia is the Bushi Resort & Spa, a regal accommodation where the majority of the rooms prioritise comfort through shag pile carpets and cotton sheets. The Presidential Suite takes a lavish departure from this, decked out in Louis XVI-style furniture – there’s even a golden clawfoot bathtub in the bathroom. The spa leans heavily into the Ottoman history of the city with an intricately tiled Turkish bath, in addition to a jacuzzi, sauna and salt room.

4. Limak Skopje Luxury Hotel, for modern luxury in the main shopping district

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Limak Skopje Luxury Hotel
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Limak Skopje Luxury Hotel is located a few minutes to the south of the historic centre, close to the city’s main shopping district. Impeccable modern luxury is on offer here – particularly in the rooms, which employ a chic caramel, cream and pale green colour palette, all enhanced by warm lighting at night and sunlight through the floor-to-ceiling windows during the day. In-room bathtubs are present in some options, while the suites have attractive wrought-iron dividers to separate the sleeping and sitting zones of the space.

5. Garden Spa Boutique Hotel, for a unique, wine-based spa in southwest Skopje

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Garden Spa Boutique Hotel
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Oenophiles might want to take a closer look at Garden Spa, a hotel that offers wine tastings to guests – but it’s the hotel’s wine therapy that really helps it stand out from the rest of Skopje’s accommodations. Wine therapy combines the principles of viticulture with the humble spa, using organic grapes and grape seed extracts to create ointments and massage oils. There’s even a wine bath included, followed by an actual wine tasting for that full inside-outside wine experience.

6. Park Hotel & Spa, for gourmet dining near the sports fields

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Park Hotel and Spa
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Are you visiting Skopje for a sporting event? Park Hotel & Spa is located next to both the Toshe Proeski Arena and the Vardar River. The stadium is where many of the matches for the North Macedonian national football team are played, and also plays host to many music concerts. But its central location means the hotel is ideal, no matter the purpose of your trip. The contemporary design of the rooms and the hotel’s two gourmet restaurants make it ideal for a high-quality hotel stay.

7. Hotel Karpos, for home-from-home amenities on the west side of town

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Hotel Karpos
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Green carpets, floral bedspreads and bright yellow curtains are features found in many of the rooms at Hotel Karpos. And while this design may sound like a flashback to the ‘80s, there’s a warmth and charm to the design that feels unique to the area. Modern art in the room has an Orthodox gold leaf sensibility that reminds one of the religion’s continuing importance to many in North Macedonia. If you’d like more amenities than the average hotel room, the apartments at Karpos have kitchenettes and dining tables.

8. Hotel Vlaho, for contemporary rooms near the historic centre

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Hotel Vlaho
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Although not right in the historic centre of Skopje, Hotel Vlaho is adjacent to it, and that little concession allows for rooms offering a lot more space. Copper lampshades and hardwood floors give the rooms a contemporary feel – particularly the suites, which offer a kitchen furnished with a hob and stove for when you’re craving a little home cooking. Vlaho also has a sizable fitness centre with various weight benches, machines and cardiovascular equipment.

9. Solun Hotel & Spa, for fine dining in the heart of Skopje

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Solun Hotel & Spa
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For an amenity-rich hotel experience right in the heart of Skopje, check out Solun Hotel & Spa. Fine dining at the on-site restaurant involves Mediterranean recipes paired with a vintage wine from the hotel’s cellar. There’s plenty of communal space to set up a laptop for those who are living the digital nomad dream or wanting to check emails, and the spa’s indoor pool with jets and sauna are a luxury way to unwind after you’re done exploring.

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