The hotel is located in the city center, 15 minute walk to the bus station, 50 feet from the famous bridge and statute of Alexander, 5 mins walk to the old town bazaar, and on the river banks across from the new government building. Great price for the room.
Room #1 was directly above the Anja restaurant which meant you would hear the music till the restaurant closed at 1am. Furthermore, there was some sort of generator in the restaurant that hummed very loud and made it virtually impossible to sleep until it was shut off at 1am each night when restaurant closed (930pm on Sunday). The room was a little dirty, and very cold and the bathroom was tiny. The hotel runs sort of like a hostel, so keep this in mind when you arrive and check in at the restaurant or if you have any concerns during your stay as staff are difficult to locate. Yes, checkout is annoying also because you have to walk around the restaurant trying to find someone involved in hotel. A real annoyance if you checkout at 5 am when restaurant is closed and there is nothing but the security guard in restaurant. The rooms are all on the 2nd floor and the main entrance to these rooms did not appear very secure, the door handle itself appeared to have been recently pried and had not yet been repaired. This entrance is also connected to the shopping mall, so not secure and accessible to anyone. I was forced to leave a day early because i needed to get sleep.
I would not recommend this hotel unless you are on a strict budget, but even in that case i would say don't risk staying at the Anja.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently opened, Anja is a nice hotel in Skopje. Centrally located, it is a good accommodation for leisure travellers in Macedonia. The hotel is situated on the upper floor of the Anja Cafe, renowned as one of the best cafes along the river Vardar and beloved by the fashionable people of Skopje. ... more less
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