The Aziza Hotel is located in one of the oldest “mahalas” (residential quarters) of Sarajevo, in the heart of the Old city, Baščaršija. Situated just above Kovači and next to the Vratnik Gates it offers a panoramic view of the Old town and most of the city. The area of Baščaršija, the Old Craft Centre, is the most visited and the most interesting part of the city, just five minutes' walk away.
The hotel’s story is all about the family of Mehmed and Aziza - in 1967, Aziza came to work in a shop near Mehmed’s bakery in Baščaršija and it was a love at first sight. “Everything about the Hotel Aziza represents what we love and cherish the most - family, warmth, safety and Mehmed’s and Aziza’s union; especially Aziza - the pillar of the family and her caring nature.”
Across from the hotel entrance is Museum "Alija Izetbegović," dedicated to the first President of the independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the back of the Hotel is Saburina House, one of the few remaining gems of residential architecture of the Ottoman period. Near the hotel you can also find the Sarajevo City Hall, one of the historical buildings that once was a home to the National and University Library. There are numerous museums and many religious buildings in the vicinity.
The surrounding neighbourhood is a place that allows tourists to walk and explore the old alleys and to feel how people once lived in Sarajevo, its narrow streets and small shops. A ten minute easy walk up the hill gets you to Žuta tabija which offers you spectacular view of the town, as well as the old army fortress Jajce. Nearby there are numerous restaurants, ćevabdžnice (meat finger shops, Bosnian fast food), pubs, cafes and patisseries, all offering a rich choice of traditional Bosnian cuisine - such as Sarajevo kebabs, all kinds of pies, stews and sweets typical of the city.
All 17 hotel rooms are unique, spacious and bright. The thoughtful details in every corner of the Hotel are witness to Aziza’s and Mehmed’s life; even the room numbers tell the family story, each one is an important year for the family Poričanin. All rooms have a TV with cable channels, a safe and a desk, some rooms also have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Private bathrooms feature a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
A restaurant, bar and free wifi throughout the property; free private parking is available on site. The property features a sauna and a relaxation area with a heated bench.