The Best Boutique Hotels in Belgrade, Serbia

Design comes first with a stay at 88 Rooms in Belgrade | © 88 Rooms Belgrade/Facebook
Design comes first with a stay at 88 Rooms in Belgrade | © 88 Rooms Belgrade/Facebook
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5 April 2021

If you’ve never been to the Balkans, Belgrade is a top place to start. The Serbian capital serves up a vibrant nightlife scene, great shopping and plenty of historical sites – including Kalemegdan Fortress and the Church of St Sava, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Hang out in Zemun, a picturesque neighbourhood on the Danube’s left bank. These are some of the top boutique hotels around Belgrade for an authentic city break.

Garni Hotel D10

4.9/5 (24 Reviews)

Garni Hotel D10 is an oasis of peace in Zemun near the shores of the Danube. This neighbourhood is one of the most beautiful parts of Belgrade, with a rich history and distinctive architecture. A sense of calm hits you on walking into Garni Hotel D10, with sandy and sky-blue furnishings making for an attractive mix. There are just 13 rooms at this luxurious little spot, and the suites come with a jacuzzi or kitchen.

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Boutique Hotel Museum

Boutique Hotel
4.8/5 (58 Reviews)
Boutique Hotel Museum
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Don’t let the word museum put you off this place – this 50-room hotel is anything but dull and stuffy, with sublime magazine-worthy interiors running throughout. The look is modern and chic, with grey feature walls livened up with pops of colour. The restaurant serves up a delightful spread of Serbian delicacies in the morning, and the terrace is a great place to unwind with a glass of wine come 5 o’clock.

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Mama Shelter Belgrade

4.6/5 (221 Reviews)
Mama Shelte
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Mama Shelter is the cool kid on the block when it comes to the boutique hotel scene in Belgrade. If you’re familiar with this hip hotel chain you’ll know the drill – an Instagrammable rooftop, bold interiors that stop you in your tracks, DJs spinning in the bar and a spread of Italian food to keep you going around the clock. This 125-room Belgrade outpost is located right on one of the city’s most notable pedestrian shopping streets, Knez Mihailova.

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Eden Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (17 Reviews)

Once you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, you can roll into bed at the Eden Hotel – which is nestled between dozens of stores lining Knez Mihailova Street and Terazije. The tranquil atmosphere here is most welcome after a day of hitting the stores. Each of the 23 rooms flaunts immaculate interiors, with high design and comfort at the forefront. Some of the bigger suites feature outdoor spaces with fantastic city views.

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Life Design Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Business Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.2/5 (430 Reviews)

A four-star spot on one of the most famous streets in downtown Belgrade, Life Design Hotel does all the things you’d expect from a boutique hotel with aplomb. The spa facilities are an extra boon, with a jacuzzi, a bio sauna, a massage room and a Finnish sauna on offer. The rooms themselves strike a keen balance between business and casual, while the Privilege restaurant offers a decent selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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88 Rooms Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (129 Reviews)
A group of cyclists enjoying 88 Rooms Hotel
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88 may be a lot of rooms when it comes to a boutique hotel, but it’s difficult to deny the merits of this hotel. 88 Rooms is extremely style-orientated, and extra attention has been given to ensuring aesthetic comfort for those who choose to stay here. The location is pretty fantastic too, with a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of the city.

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Square Nine Hotel

Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (127 Reviews)
Square Nine Hotel Belgrade
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There’s something different about the Square Nine Hotel, which is part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World portfolio. A unique seven-storey building right in the heart of the city, there are 30 rooms and 15 suites, each with the same suave ambience. Square Nine is a truly world-class hotel in Belgrade, complete with its own spa and wellness centre. The view from the terrace is truly astounding, with delicious Japanese nibbles to boot.

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Hotel Mint

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
4.7/5 (51 Reviews)

Hotel Mint may be slightly out of the city centre, but this four-star hotel housed within a mansion-style building more than makes up for it. This family-run spot serves up 22 rooms with bright and modern interiors. The rooms are also generously proportioned, which make this hotel ideal for longer stays. There is free wifi and parking, and the bountiful breakfast buffet is a real highlight – with a spread of delicious homemade treats to choose from.

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  • Belgrade Art Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    Belgrade Art Hotel
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    Knez Mihailova is Belgrade’s most famous street, where all strands of the capital’s society go to be seen. Situated right on this thoroughfare, the family-run Belgrade Art Hotel offers a spa, with 30 minutes of free sauna time after each massage, while the Mosaic Restaurant serves up some must-try Belgradian specials. Organic teas, aromatic cocktails and home-made ice cream are all part of the experience here.

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    Townhouse 27

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    4.9/5 (54 Reviews)

    As one of the first boutique hotels in Belgrade, Townhouse 27 sets the bar high. The works of famed Belgradian sculptor Gabriel Glid are liberally placed around the hotel, and the 21 cream-coloured rooms have a modern and chic ambience. All include sound systems from Bang & Olufsen and Nespresso coffee machines. A unique feature of this hotel is that it owns a winery an hour away from the city. You’re welcome to visit the vineyard, or you can enjoy the produce from the comfort of your room or at the on-site restaurant.

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    Queen's Astoria Design Hotel

    Chain Hotel
    The high end of boutique accommodation
    © Queen's Astoria Design Hotel/Facebook

    Queen’s Astoria Design Hotel sets its stall out with its rather grandiose moniker. It backs up the haughty title with faultless design and exquisite attention to detail throughout the property. This is a boutique hotel with plenty of history, one of the few places on the continent that can justify using the descriptor of traditional yet modern.

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    Design Mr. President Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    4/5 (207 Reviews)

    It might have one of the most confusing hotel names in the city, but the Design Hotel Mr. President should not be ignored. Directly opposite Belgrade’s train and bus stations, this is another modern and stylish option when it comes to sleeping in the Serbian capital. The area around the train station isn’t exactly the most aesthetic in the city, meaning the class of Design Mr. President sticks out. The portraits of famous presidents that adorn each room are one of the more interesting features at this hotel .

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    John William Bills contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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