Villa Jelena is a boutique hotel that blends the tradition and prestige of old Belgrade with the famous Serbian style of hospitability and the highest degree of personalized service. The restaurant of Hotel Villa Jelena offers international, Serbian, Mediterranean or macrobiotic dishes or specially arranged meals catering all dietary needs Villa Jelena is located in the residential area of Dedinje, Belgrade, surrounded by parks and forests.
The city of Belgrade (Beograd), situated in South-Eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, is the capital of Serbia. Being strategically located at the intersection of Eastern and Western European roads, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been a principal spot for trade. Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy. As a result of its tumultuous history, Belgrade has for centuries been home to numerous nationalities, with Serbs of the Orthodox Christian religion making up the majority of the population (90%). Museums worth mentioning are the Museum of Applied Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Ethnographic Museum. Not to be missed are the art exhibitions in Belgrade's fifty or so galleries, while the most important works of local artists in the field of Fine and Applied Art and Design can be seen at the October Salon. Belgrade has also a reputation for its nightlife. Unlike other parts of Europe, there is no week day in Belgrade when you cannot have a fun night out. This holds true whatever your age, whatever your lifestyle and however much you are prepared to spend! The prelude to a night out in Belgrade is usually a visit to the many cafés located in the Obilićev venac, Strahinjića Bana, Njegoševa, Skadarlija areas. Then you may choose a floating river café-club ('splav') or a club. The 'splavovi' on the banks of the Sava and Danube provide night-long entertainment to go along with every imaginable musical rhythm - from folk music to homegrown pop, rock 'n' roll and techno. The clubs are mostly in the old part of town and vary significantly in terms of their interior decoration, atmosphere, prices and entrance policies.