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At long last, Belgrade has shed its cloak of obscurity and boredom to reclaim its place among the string of happening capitals along the Danube river. Since the Serbian government kicked off an ambitious plan to revitalize its capital’s economy, launching a highly prestigious urban redevelopment of a sizeable stretch of land along the riverside, the city is on the up again. The project is also widely considered controversial, but it’s indicative of a newly found positivity that has affected different sectors of society.

The recent opening of Mama Shelter Belgrade, the newest outpost of the French hospitality chain, can be seen in this light, and pitches in in the local hospitality scene with quirky style and atmosphere all its own. Situated along Ulica Kneza Mihaila, Belgrade‘s iconic pedestrian thoroughfare, the property, designed by São Paulo-based architect Jalil Amor, features 125 spacious and comfy rooms in three categories which meet all the requirements of today’s savvy traveller. Each room comes with king beds, high-speed Wifi, and a playful contemporary design that ticks all our boxes.

The welcoming vibe fully extends to Mama Shelter Belgrade‘s public spaces where both guests and visitors can either sit back, relax, get or meet up for some jolly banter. Mama Belgrade, the property’s very own restaurant, is situated on the fourth floor floor, featuring a welcoming, colour-infused environment full of cool design details. Surrounding a gigantic bar is variety of seating arrangements, and nearby the open kitchen reveals all the action around its wood-fired oven pizzeria. Mind you, the restaurant comes with bonus: a spacious 500 sqm. (5,382 sq.ft.) outdoor terrace with epic views of Belgrade‘s historic downtown skyline. Location: Mama Shelter, ulica Kneza Mihaila 54A (Stari Grad).

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