The SpaceBrand new and completely furnished small apartment in Banja Luka, convenient for non-smoker guests. Situated in Starcevica district, a residential neighbourhood a pleasant walk away from the city center. Very quiet, surrounded with greenery and with gorgeous views overall the city from the little balcony. Being away from traffic, asphalt and noise, as well as having air conditioning available will assure you a good night of sleep regardless of scorching summer heat that often reaches 35 degrees Celsius.
Have no worries about the walk: this does not mean you will have to climb up the hill, the building where the apartment is situated is at the foothill of Starčevica.
You'll have everything you need in this little base for exploration of Banja Luka and the region.
Besides a comfy double bed, there is also an additional sofa bed, a tiny but fully equipped kitchen and a nice bathroom.
The bed is of custom size (120 cm width), which is narrower than a standard queen bed, but still fits two. The sofa does not take up much space, but it expands into another very nice bed with a real mattress (width:160 cm). My guests say it's a great sleeping solution too. The nightlife over here is quite vibrant, but in case you decide to stay in, there is a flat screen TV with many international channels, that you can watch from the sofa or the bed.
If you come in winter, have no worries, as the apartment has the individual heating system, independent from the city central heating (which was not very reliable in the past years). For the summer, you will never be too hot as well, thanks to the a/c. Good orientation, well insulated facade, and the green surroundings contribute to extra comfort. Guest AccessYou will have the whole apartment for yourself.
Wi-fi is, of course, available. You are welcome to help yourself with tea and coffee, as well as the food from the fridge.
Several supermarkets and two good bakeries are very close, within five minutes walk. One of the bakeries works 24/7, so you will never stay hungry.
The river promenade is 10 minutes walk away, and there you will find some sports facilities, nice bars and a very good restaurant. There are more cute cafes in a street just 5 minutes from the apartment.
In case you decide to stay indoors in the evening, you'll enjoy the panoramic view of all Banja Luka illuminated.
If you come by car, there are always free parking spaces just in front of the building. Interaction with GuestsBesides the maps awaiting in the apartment, I have some directions and detailed instructions on how to arrive to the flat which I can send you if you don't know Banja Luka yet.
I know the city, its architecture and history well, if you need any information or recommendations. Feel free to ask! Being an Airbnb traveler myself, I am always an e-mail or a phone call away in case you need anything. The NeighborhoodYou can have a pint of local beer or a morning coffee in one of plenty lovely cafes nearby, or head to the famous Banj brdo monument, visible from the window! This would take an hour and a half from the apartment. Also, in not more than 10 minutes walk, you will be in the green zone by the Vrbas river, where you can enjoy walk or jogging, or tennis, have a drink or meal. Getting AroundYou will be in the center in 20 minutes walk without rush, but if you prefer, there is also public transportation in the vicinity, at a three minute walk from the flat. The bus no. 14 will bring you to the city center (it runs every 15 minutes), while 14B will get you to to the main bus station/railway station at the outskirts of Banja Luka (that one runs every half an hour). The taxis are also affordable (not more than 2-3 EUR from the center to the flat, there's always a significant discount upon a phone call). More info is waiting in the flat. Other Things to NoteYou can also find information about the apartment at the Apartment Therapy site (look for Jelena's Sleeping Nook Studio, Small Cool 2013 contest). I'm proud it was among the top five out of many lovely international apartments!
A guest booklet with many information and a city map will be waiting for you in the flat.