The hotel scene in Niš isn’t as vast and varied as that of Belgrade, but with a million less people that is to be expected. Few of the big chains make it this far south, so Serbia’s third-largest city retains a roster of classy hotels with no small amount of personality. These are the finest.
One of the most popular hotels in the city, Art Loft isn’t the easiest to find but it is well worth the effort. The focus is well and truly on design, although that isn’t to say that comfort and professionalism get left behind. Far from it, as this is without doubt one of the best value for money stays in the entire country. The breakfast is also pretty magnificent, a rarity in hotels around these parts.
One of the few big chains to make it to these less-visited parts of the region, the Best Western hotel in town is predictably well rated and with very good reason. The high standards of the chain are met here, just a short walk from the centre of Niš and with some of the most professionally welcoming staff you could hope to meet.
It might sound like some sort of secret club that you aren’t invited to, but The Regent Club Hotel impresses with its friendly service and surprisingly down to earth atmosphere. It is located just a short walk from Tinkers Alley, meaning the best restaurants and cafes of the city are well within reach. The late check-out is another reason to stay here and make the most of the city’s nightlife.
The rooms at this design come highly recommended, which is always a good thing when taking accommodation into account. There are some seriously innovative ideas put to use when it comes to the design, but visitors will be happy to know that this hasn’t been done at the expense of the basics. Garni Hotel Eter also happens to be located right in the centre of town – what more is needed?
If a hotel is surrounded by numerous bakeries it almost always goes up in our estimation, but Garni Hotel Lotos would get the thumbs up regardless of the number of cakes we can eat without moving too far. Clean and comfortable rooms sit alongside friendly and accommodating staff, creating a hotel environment that lacks for nothing in Serbia’s third-largest city.
The name is a little bit of a mouthful and it is quite a way away from the city centre, but you’ll struggle to find better value for money in and around Niš. Medijana is nearby, although the hotel itself is millennia ahead of the relative luxury experienced by the Romans at that famous site. If you’re looking for a great option outside of the city, look no further.
It might seem like a little thing to shout from the rooftops, but a hotel with a desk in every room! Finally! With that in mind, Garni Hotel Consul is the place to book if you’re looking to get some work done in Niš. Saying that, you’ll struggle to get out of bed when you experience the immense comfort that awaits underneath the sheets. Niš Fortress is close by, but we wager you’ll stick to creating your own fortress out of duvets and pillows.
Situated practically in the dead centre of Niš, this boutique hotel manages to stay professional while still providing the intense welcome drink that hostels of Serbia love so much. All the rooms come with the mod cons, appliances and comfortable beds, rounded out by a decent buffet breakfast. The location is the real winner, though.