The Prezident Palace is found in the oldest part of the city, Dorćol, within close proximity of Belgrade’s attractions. Those staying here can stroll to the National Theatre, Knez Mihailova pedestrian street, the National Museum, the Botanical Garden, the bohemian quarter Skadarlija, the Kalemegdan Fortress and Rajićeva Shopping Mall. And there are many exciting excursions to be enjoyed in the vicinity, with underground tours, sailings on the Danube and Sava rivers and tasting sessions in the city’s many wine cellars all proving popular with tourists. The hotel provides transfers from the airport and chauffeur-driven limousine services to make your local journeys seamless.
At the Prezident Palace Hotel Belgrade twin and king-size bedrooms and an Executive Suite are all draped in rich, heavy fabrics, with royal colours like gold and deep red, oil paintings, heavy gilt antique pieces, Swarovski crystal droplet candelabra lighting and carved wooden headboards. Each is equipped with a fluffy bathrobe and slippers, high-end toiletries, hot drinks makers with organic coffee and teas and a complimentary bottle of water.
Book a room on the 8th floor of the hotel, the VIP area, where there are four extra special suites inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Transporting guests to a bygone era, these feature the gold-plated details famously favoured by the notorious French ruler. Opt for the Marie Antoinette Suite, also known as The Silver Room, which takes its design cues from the Petit Trianon. Part of the Trianon Estate, this neo-classical palace was originally built for the king and his mistress, but was later gifted to the queen, who loved to spend time at the Petit Trianon. While inspired by the iconic building, the suite retains the Prezident Hotel’s signature style. Staying here is a most unique and luxurious experience, that’s paired with attentive service worthy of its VIP guests.
Links to the last French queen don’t end there. The Prezident Palace Hotel’s restaurant is also named after her and reflects the infamous gastronomic hedonism of her lifestyle. Marie Antoinette is located on the 9th floor, with glass walls affording wonderful views across Belgrade, including the River Danube. Take a seat in a blue velvet and gilt chair, beneath a frescoed ceiling and Murano glass chandeliers. You’ll sample some top-class wines from the finest wine-producing areas of the world, alongside an exquisitely presented array of dishes eaten with, of course, golden cutlery.
On the level above the restaurant with equally breathtaking views, is The Roof. Here you’ll find a large outdoor pool (which glows with light after dark) with a waterfall. The Roof provides unobstructed views, as well as a cocktail bar for magical drinks at sundown — a retractable roof protects from both sun and showers. It contrasts the rest of the property, with its contemporary take on chic, as opposed to the heritage magnificence of the other areas. Also on this floor, is the Gentlemen’s Club, a vintage-style cigar bar with just six seats, for an intimate drink and perhaps a game of chess.
Relaxation and energy renewal
The hotel’s spa and gym occupy two floors, 1000m2 of space, allowing plenty of room for relaxation and renewal. Like the rest of the Prezident Palace’s indoor areas, this is lavishly designed. The low-ceiling space is cosy and sumptuous, with oil paintings and marble surfaces beside the heated swimming pool. Spend time in the hot tub, Finnish sauna, steam room and the warm marble tepidarium — the perfect antidote for aching muscles after a day’s pounding the pavements. And you can book a selection of massages and treatments. Like the rest of the facilities onsite, this area is reserved for those aged 18 and over, ensuring the sense of tranquility.
If you adore palatial surroundings, then this hotel is sure to be right up your rue. Its grandiosity is sure to have you feeling like a king or a queen, as you discover the delights of Dorćol and the wider city.
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