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“Could use a small renovation.”
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Hotel Drim
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Struga
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Could use a small renovation.”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights. Very good spacious rooms. And clean too. The towels get changed daily and the staff are polite. Is worth the price for what u get in return. Breakfast was quite good with enough things to choose. The city of Ohrid is only a 10 minutes drive away from Struga. So theres smth else to do as well. Very easy to find. Good location. The also have a service of bicycle renting although 2€ per hr or 10 € per day it seemed a bit expensive to me.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed here last summer (August 2013) for a week. Our room was on the top floor, it was clean and had 2 twin beds. Beds were comfortable and room was cleaned daily. We had a fantastic view over Ohrid lake and a balcony with table and 2 chairs.
We had breakfast and dinner included...which we swapped for lunch with no problems. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice...cereals, pastry, eggs, pancakes, meats, juices, tea, coffee. The food for lunch was great- different every day and served by a waiter. It was 3 course every day with salad or soup for starter, main dish of meat with rice, veg or mash. Desert was cake, fruit. The food was very tasty, my favourite was the veal in mushroom sauce.
The hotel is right on the beach, it has it's own enclosed beach with loungers. We found the staff at the hotel very friendly, pleasant and accommodating.

Now for the let down parts:

1. The restaurant we ate lunch in every day was very hot and at times unbearable. The AC must have been broken and it was quite uncomfortable to sit in a hot room and eat hot food. We reported it but nothing was done while we were there.
2. The beach was dirty with lots of cigarette buds, broken glass bottles, wrappers etc littering the beach. The hotel should make efforts to keep the beach clean.
3. There is no entertainment at night at all, nothing for children either.

All in all we had a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great location. Helpful staff, particularly knowledgable owner (Krste).

Each morning I could simply walk across the street and be on the beach, and the hotel was close to everything.

Our too brief two day stay in Struga could not have been more fun - much due to the Drim experience!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Felt at home here for 2 weeks. The outside of the hotel might not be a teaser, but staff is always very friendly/helpfull, they responded quickly to a complaint I had, breakfast is very tastefull. I had a clean room with good beds/bathroom and lakeview... and I loved that view!!!
Wifi is available everywhere in the hotel and also at the swimmingpool and lake.
Directly in front of the hotel you can get money from an ATM machine. Go to the right to take the bus to Ohrid (it's nearby and leaves every 15/20 minutes, costs 40 Denar... taxi is also cheap). Search the internet for other busconnections to Vevcani, Skopje, Radozda etc.(that information is not yet available in the hotel, you're not in the Netherlands ;-). You can allways ask the Fibula host though). You can rent a car, bike or scooter directly in front of the hotel. They give good service.
I could really recommend this hotel. Have a nice time there!

  • Stayed September 2013
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HotelDrim, Manager at Hotel Drim, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for the review for our hotel. We strive to make our guests feel at home, and we tend to improve ourselves with the positive and the negatives critics as well.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you once again in our hotel.

Best regards,

Ana Jancheva
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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The location is great, the lake is nice while the hotel and its sorroundings is just aufull and very bad excuse for tourism. Well if you do not have anywhere else to go for hollidays get here but there are a lot nice places on the World.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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HotelDrim, Manager at Hotel Drim, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We are truly sorry that you had such bad experience with our hotel. We are constantly working on improving not only the outdoor & indoor look of the hotel, but also the personal.

We do hope, that one day, you will be our guest, in order to be able to change your impression about us.

Best regards,

Ana Jancheva
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I've stayed with family at Hotel Drim for a week in August and we have had a great time overall.

Pro's +
* The private beach with the bar. Safe place, not expensive to rent a sunlounger and parasol, clean water.
* The reception area looks great and has a nice bar as well.
* The breakfast was good, lots of choice and fresh made pancakes and omelettes.
* Bed was comfortable and air conditioning worked well.
* Renting a bike, scooter or car is inexpensive and easy.
* The ladies from the cleaning staff were nice and attentive, they were really willing to fix problems unlike the receptionists (see cons).

Cons -
* Water pressure in the room was sometimes good, sometimes bad -- the toilet didn't flush properly sometimes.
* Noise from the restaurant of the hotel until late hours.
* Some receptionists were unwelcoming and rude. Questions were answered with an irritated type of way, Some family members of mine had problems with their room and it took very long to fix it. The worst experience was when we had our check out. The receptionists told us that we had an unpaid bill from the beach bar and that we had to pay them immediatly ("you must pay now") -- we had never ordered anything at the bar without paying. The receptionist didn't believe us and became very irritated and unfriendly. Everytime we tried to prove to her that we were not even in the hotel that day (by showing her bus tickets, proving that we were in Skopje all day), she shouted: "Wait until my colleage is here so we can see if you speak the truth!". Finally, the waitress from the beach bar checked the bill and acknowleged that the bill was from somebody else. The receptionist apologized briefly but we already felt quite offended by the way she treated us -- such a pity that our great week has to end like this.

Overall, we had a great time and Hotel Drim is a great place to stay, but I hope that the receptionists will improve their costumer service and their way of communicating to their guests.

Room Tip: The backside has view on the lake/beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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HotelDrim, Manager at Hotel Drim, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and we do hope that we will have the opportunity to see you once again.

Regarding the issues that you have stated about the water pressure, please have in mind that the water in the hotel is from the city's reservoirs. When the city is full, the capacity of the reservoirs can not handle the number of people. Therefore guests can sometimes face difficulties with the lower water pressure. We do apologize for that.

Regarding the noise in the late hours, please be informed that by law in Macedonia is allowed to play music in restaurants until 01.00. The music in the hotel has never been after 01.00, which is the maximum allowed. I understand completely that it can be annoying for some of the guests, therefore we tend to write information in the public area for each time we had some kind of event that can disturb our guests in any possible way. It is good to hear you feedback about this issue, and we will reconsider these parties for the upcoming period.

This last matter that you have stated bothered me the most. I have personally talked with the reception manager and with the personal from the beach bar and they have informed me about the situation. I am deeply and truly sorry for this incident, especially from the reception staff. We are constantly working on improving our personal's customer care skills in order to keep our guests satisfied. Because at the end of the day, we are here and working for the guests!

We as a team hope that you will be once again our guest and we will be able to show our accomplishments.

Best regards,

Ana Jancheva
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Stayed there as part of a group. The public areas of the hotel are well maintained, but exterior is very neglected and rooms are only average. During June which was hot they start to operate their central air condition only after June 15 and it was terrible hot in the rooms

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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HotelDrim, Manager at Hotel Drim, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

In the past years we are constantly renovating part by part of the hotel. Its big capacity and area are difficult to be renovated all at once. The outdoor renovation is scheduled for the upcoming months and we plan to be ready for the following season.

We hope that we will be able to show the hotel in a completely new light. We would be pleased to have you once again in our hotel, improved than the last time.

Best regards,

Ana Jancheva
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Property: Hotel Drim
Address: Kej Boris Kidrich 51, Struga 6330, Republic of Macedonia
Region: Republic of Macedonia > Southwestern Region > Struga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Struga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Drim 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located on the Shore of Ohrid Lake, at the begining of river Drim and the city promenade that runs through the town, 300 meters from the city center. It has every thing to make the stay of its guests in Struga a real delight to their soul. Its hospitality and services are specially designed to cater to the tastes and interests of both the travelers - business and pleasure. ... more   less 
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