Stayed for a week at 88 euros per night. It's an OK hotel, very quiet, saw no more than 6 other guests in a week.
Located just off the bazaar, 10 minutes walk from the Stone Bridge. Some interesting sights very close by, two hamams, 2 caravanserai, the green market. The approach to the hotel is untidy, unprepossessing and dirty. Hotel itself is no architectural marvel, a glass block from the 80's. Easy to get taxis- 5 minute walk.
Reception staff are very helpful. Very clean throughout.
But the facilities, room, bar and restaurant are very average. The only exception to this are the views from the 7th floor which are very good indeed. Takes a little bit of intuition to find the way out. Swimming pool would be good for kids only.
Room was decorated almost entirely in brown, brown bed, brown furniture, brown walls, brown desk, so much brown. Wifi connection intermittent- was fine on the 7th floor. Aircon ok, def needed. Windows do open but the amplified calls from the multiple mosques nearby is pretty deafening. Light switches can only be operated from a remote control. Daft when you come in late in the dark. Bathroom usable but with a shower in a deep-sided half-sized bath. Worst combination possible.
Lots of choice for breakfast but none of it appetising, better to go into the bazaar and get fresh bread or pastries from the bakers.
Colleague paid an extra 10 euros for a better room. Exec room. Worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Arka is a modern and contemporary hotel located in the historic nucleus of Skopje's Old Bazaar, within walking distance from the city center and all major tourist attractions. Located behind the main boulevard, Hotel Arka is on the borderline with the culturally protected area of the Old City, within the walking proximity to most tourist attractions and the city center. Business travelers prefer us because of the easy access to city center and the chance to experience the different aspects of the city in a short period of time. Tourists stay with us because we are just footsteps away from the main tourist points in the city: the Old Bazaar, Fortress Kale, Stone Bridge, Main Square, Museum of Macedonia etc. And we give you our word that our stylish rooftop bar offers the best views of Skopje. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arka Hotel Skopje