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“Not really 4 stars amenities-wise, but still a quality stay”
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Hotel Centar
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Novi Sad
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Toronto
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“Not really 4 stars amenities-wise, but still a quality stay”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Hotel Centar is billed as a 4-star hotel, but in reality it's more 3-stars in terms of amenities. For example, there is no water heater in the room - so you cannot make tea or coffee inside the room. And the hotel has no room service after 10-11pm (the whole hotel only has one person at the front desk at night, basically). No pool, no gym. So in terms of service and amenities it's definitely lacking if it is to call itself 4 stars.

That said, I still had a good experience there. The breakfast is until 11am, which is great. Selection is quite decent for a small hotel. The rooms are large and quiet. The hotel is very clean and modern (the elevators are strange, but not a biggie). Staffs are generally nice. And of course, the location is just fantastic. Wifi is hit-or-miss - sometimes good, sometimes awful.

Novi Sad isn't a big city so there aren't so many options, but overall this is a fine place to stay. I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is one of the better choices in Novi Sad because it offers easy access to the pedestrian zone of shops and restaurants. You can also stroll down the streeet to the Danube for a great view of the Petrovaradin Fortress on the other side of the river. The breakfast is adequate. The rooms are good with reliable wifi.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a modern, clean and centrally located hotel with a good buffet breakfast. They also offer parking, which our driver used during our one night stay. Wi-fi was reliable and our room offered nice views of the square. The room was comfortable, with a separate sitting area, mini fridge, safety deposit box, good A/C, LCD TV, etc. The only thing missing was tea/coffee making facilities, which is almost a given and expected in most 4 star hotels.

The main sites are walking distance from the hotel and there is a modern shopping center with a supermarket just across the street. We dined at the Chinese restaurant, Hong Kong, located at the mall and were happily surprised. Nice for a change of pace after several weeks eating the local fare in Armenia, Georgia and Serbia.

The staff was serviceable but not very friendly...there is room for improvement in this area. We found this to be the norm in Novi Sad. People were not as friendly as in other parts of Serbia. Still, the hotel is nice, has an elevator/lift, which is a welcoming plus and offers most of the ammenities needed for a comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Request a room looking the square.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

New hotel (built in 2009), with spacious rooms and nice breakfast. Staff is very kind there and very helpful. Hotel is on the perfect place at the edge of pedestrian zone and the center of the town. Lot of nice restaurants near the hotel. I will definitely cone back to that hotel next time I come to Novi Sad

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April 2014. The price was very reasonable - equivalent to $70USD or $38 UK pounds/night.

In my previous trips to Novi Sad, I wasn't satisfied with the hotels (chosen by a local business partner). But all of those issues are now fixed with this hotel.

As the name states, the hotel is centrally located. It is one street away from the historical square of the town. There you will find churches, restaurants, bars, banks, etc. So as for location, it's pretty close to perfect.

What is even more amazing are the rooms themselves. As the pictures from other people show, there is a large sleeping area for the bed(s), but even more, there is a large "living room" area with sofas and table by the window. The decor is modern - muted grays for the carpet and wallpaper. Blond furniture. The large king-sized bed has a large leather headboard on the wall. The bed was comfortable with down comforter. Wifi worked fine and it was free. By the front door is the closet with a safe and cubby for your luggage. The bathroom is done in creme tile. The bath tub has one of those half-doors.

The breakfast is served on the 1st floor (2nd floor to us Americans). While not the largest buffet, the choices and quality were decent.

The only minor nit is that the elevator buttons are a little iffy. You need to check that the light goes on to see if the button registered your push. Also, a little weird is that each elevator has its own set of up/down buttons on each floor. If you only push one button, then only one of the elevators is notified.

The best compliment that I can give this hotel is that I'm going to be returning for future visits.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Ljubljana
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Hotel is bang on in the center of this lovely town, 5 minute walk to the main square and all those lovely little streets with loads of pubs, bars and restaurants.
Rooms are spacious and lovely, reception is open 24/7, everyone very friendly and helpful. Wifi is free and running well.
The only little thing that bothered me, being vegetarian, was breakfast, not much there (even though, they make you eggs or pancakes if you ask), but sure that's the Serbian food for you :)
Will definitely stay there again when I come back to this lovely lovely town :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Schio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

It has a perfect position to go for a walk to the center of the town.
My room was very spaceful and internet was running well.
Negative things:poor breakfast,no dinner service and sometimes you find dirty pieces on the moquette in the public areas of the hotel. Garage for car is a bit small but paying attention you won't scratch it!
At the end it was pretty good,but in this case,price is too high.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Centar
Address: Uspenska 1 | Parking From the Street Pap Pavla No2, Novi Sad 21101, Serbia
Region: Serbia > Vojvodina > Novi Sad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Novi Sad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Centar 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is situated in the city center, near the pedestrian zone and most of the city sights. It is ideal choice for business people as well as all others that wish to meet Novi Sad and afford themselves a vacation that they will never forget. Hotel is GARNI type, offering services bed & breakfast. Total capacity is 51 spacious rooms that provide comfortable accommodation for all our guests, therefore: •40 rooms with king size bed •5 double rooms •3 single rooms •2 suites and •1 room for person with special needs. Rooms are equipped with modern man-made, with TV, telephone, free cable internet access, safe, cable TV network, mini bar, air conditioning and bathroom with tub. All rooms are soundproof, so that guests can alone to relax and rest. Observing the high standards of modern hotel-keeping, we have separated floors for smokers and non-smokers. RECEPTION available 24h a day. Our kind and efficient staff at the reception will at any time be at your service. You can find all the current domestic and foreign daily newspapers and magazines at the reception of the hotel, every day. •EXCHANGE OFFICE: at the reception, hotel guests can use the services of the Exchange Office. •CAFE BAR where you can relax and take a short break every day from 7 am to 22 pm. The bar offers a wide choice of hot drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. •BREAKFAST HALL: from 6am to 11 am the hotel offers its guests a buffet breakfast with a wide choice of food and drinks. •GARAGE of hotel "CENTAR" has 15 places for parking and it is free of charge for the hotel guests. Our parking-lot is under video surveillance 24 hours a day. WELCOME! You expected first class service, comfort and high standards! Visit us, stay in CENTER of events. ... more   less 
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