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“Excellent small hotel, very close to the airport”
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Hotel Octagon
Ranked #31 of 68 Hotels in Sarajevo
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent small hotel, very close to the airport”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel is clean and nice, the personnel very friendly and helpful.
Fast WLAN connection for no charge. Very close (5 minutes walk) from the airport.
By taxi it takes about ten minutes to the city center or to the train/bus main station.
The rooms are very quiet. Overall I can only heartily recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very near airport, 5 minutes walking, friendly and helpful staff.
Anything you need just ask.
No problem if you arrive late or have flight very early morning,
Will definitely stay there again on my next exit from B&H.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I had a short notice visit to Sarajevo and hotel was reccomended by the customer. I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

+ Hotel is 5 min walk form the Airport which was very useful for me.
+ Rooms are spacious and really well furnished.
+ It is clean everywhere and it is quite.
+ Staff is really friendly and helpful.
+ Breakfast is adequate. If you want something additionally you can ask.
+ There are parking spaces for the guests of the hotel.
+ Internet connection is if quite good.
+ Very well heated 

• No elevator but for a 2-3 story hotel I don’t think you need one.
• The minibar fridge was a bit noisy but you can live with it. (Suggestion for the hotel staff, move it to the smaller room if you have the possibility).
• Beds are average but you do get a good night sleep.

No minuses from my side.
Good job Octagon, keep it like that!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

It really is just a five minute walk from the airport. The service was very friendly and helpful. It is basically an "inn" style hotel, like you see across the Balkans, so expect a little rough charm in the lobby and rooms. But it was clean and fit the bill for the price.

I arrived very late but the woman at the front desk rallied the kitchen staff and prepared me a nice dinner which was delivered to my room so I didn't go to sleep with an empty stomach. Super nice touch. Will definitely stay there again on my next exit from B&H.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Australia
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I stayed here 5 nights on a tourism trip. The hotel location is only a 5 minute walk from the airport. Although it is not near Sarajevo’s historic centre the location was practical for my itinerary and for the early flight I had to catch on the day I checked out. There is a trolley-bus stop a couple of minutes away and I caught that into centre of Sarajevo as needed. The longest I had to wait for a service was 5 minutes and the trip took 20-25 minutes (I didn’t put the timer on it but that’s about right).

Nearby is a sprawling shopping centre with restaurants and bars, small supermarkets etc. The area is busy at night and safe. There were a few bars and restaurants closer to the hotel but they didn’t have many customers in them so I gave them a miss.

I was pleasantly surprised by the room – it was large, modern, and well fitted out. The TV had quite a few English language channels including one that played movies in English – I’d been away for a while so that was welcome. Breakfast is included in the room tariff – it was a typical continental breakfast spread, perhaps a little on the basic side, but perfectly acceptable for the price. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was above average.

A couple of tips: (i) When walking to the hotel from the airport terminal, turn right when you leave the terminal building and go through the gate further ahead, rather than going the long way through the car park exit. Turn left at the gate, walk to the end of the driveway/lane then cross the road and go straight ahead, you should be able to the ‘Hotel’ sign above the other buildings. (ii) Tickets for the trolley-bus and tram are not interchangeable because the validation machines in the vehicles are different. Remember to validate your ticket when you get in.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This hotel is ideal place to stay for all those having early morning flights from Sarajevo International Airport at Butmir, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located at a walking distance from the entrance to the Airport, it is easily accessible by foot. Rooms are nicely furnished, with TV and Internet access, and the entire atmosphere combines something of a domestic guesthouse with basic standards of renowned international hotel chains. Hotel staff are also very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel within walking distance of the airport, we stayed the night before our 630 am flight, great staff who are very helpful and showed us some local restaurants and the shortcut through the airport secret gate so the walk was only 5mins. Rooms are very nicewith all the expected amenities and also a mmicrowave should you need it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hotel Octagon
Address: Akifa Seremeta 48, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Sarajevo
#7 Spa Hotel in Sarajevo
#19 Luxury Hotel in Sarajevo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Octagon 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Octagon is located only 100 m away from Sarajevo International Airport. Our exclusive hotel is a perfect place for a good night's sleep before an early flight or after a late arrival. Hotel Octagon offers you the possibility to provide your business partners and friends comfortable accommodation, without the crowded city traffic and with free parking space. ... more   less 
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