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2020 Guide: Where To Stay In Bratislava, Slovakia
Even though Bratislava is one of the smaller capitals in Europe, Bratislava tourism is on the rise. This city in Slovakia sits on the banks of the River Danube and the River Morava and has much to offer the culture-hungry tourists.
Cultural influences in Bratislava come from the Hungarians, Germans, Slovaks, Jews, Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians, Czechs and Austrians; and Bratislava has many museums, galleries, castles, parks, and churches that will make you fall in love with this city during your trip here.
Are you looking for recommendations about where to stay in Bratislava? We’ve put together a list of the best hotels in Bratislava from booking.com just for you.
Where To Stay In Bratislava, Slovakia In 2020?
There are quite a few answers to the question of resorts and hotels in Bratislava, Slovakia. If you’d prefer to be closer to the monuments and attractions, choose hotels in Bratislava Old Town. If you don’t mind a bit of a walk, there are many more options for hotels near Bratislava airport or near the River Danube. Here are our favorite picks of hotels in Central Bratislava.
Bratislava Luxury Hotels
The Hotel Albrecht is one of the top hotels in Bratislava that is also a spa hotel Bratislava. Located about 20 minutes walk from Bratislava city center, the hotel has been rated highly for their comfy beds. The luxurious rooms are all air-conditioned and have heated bathroom floors. Rooms also include satellite TVs, DVD players, free WiFi, minibars, safety deposit boxes and hair dryers.
The upper floors are only accessible by stairs. So if you have difficulty climbing, request a room on the ground floor. Guests can enjoy gourmet Slovak and international cuisine at the restaurant that also features a winter garden. This wellness hotel Bratislava also includes an indoor pool, free spa facilities, a Finnish sauna and a hot tub. Free onsite parking is available if booked in advance.
Pets are allowed at extra charges. Babysitting services can be availed at a charge, and there is also a children’s playground. With its homely wood-centric décor and luxurious feel, the Hotel Albrecht can easily be the best hotel in Bratislava Slovakia.
Marrol’s Boutique Hotel
Staying at this 5-star hotel makes you feel like you’re back in the early 1900s, with all its class and grandeur. 54 beautifully furnished rooms provide you with an elegant sense of comfort. Elegant is probably an understatement here.
The rooms which are quite spacious, include free Wifi, a free minibar that’s stocked daily, air conditioning, hairdryer, safety deposit box, kettle, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
The onsite Spa – the Jasmine, is available exclusively to the person booking it with a maximum of 6 guests for a minimum of 2 hours. Of course, this is subject to availability and it’s better to book in advance. The restaurant’s hotel Houdini offers a rich buffet breakfast, as well as a la carte lunch and dinner.
Most of the attractions, including the Slovak National Theatre, the Primate’s Palace, Main Square, St. Martin’s Cathedral, St. Michael’s Gate, the UFO Observation desk, Bratislava Castle, Grassalkovich and Michalska Tower are all less than a km away.
Roset Boutique Hotel
Formerly the Tulip House, the Roset Hotel is situated right in the heart of Bratislava. It is less than a few meters away from the Primate’s Palace, Slovak National Theatre, St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Blue Church, St. Michael’s Gate, and Eurovea.
The 28 apartments are all designed with a luxurious boutique feel. The smallest rooms are more than 50 m² in size and most of them have a balcony. The bigger rooms are almost a luxurious home away from home.
The rooms include air conditioning and heating, safety deposit boxes, hair dryers, kitchenettes, irons, radios, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, stovetops, sofas and flat-screen TVs with satellite and cable channels.
The luxury apartment is 87 m² and overlooks the hotel terrace. The penthouse is 210 m² with interconnected rooms and a private terrace.
The Tulip Cafe and Restaurant serves light meals and gourmet dinners. Guests can also avail of spas, massages and fitness facilities, or spend a relaxing time on the summer terrace. The Roset Hotel meets all the expectations of its guests.
Semi-Luxurious Bratislava Hotels
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel
Right in the heart of Bratislava city is the Radisson Blu, Bratislava. This is one of the hotels in Bratislava city center that occupies a historic building dating back to the 13th century. Traditional Bratislava cuisine is served at the Savoy restaurant, which also has an outdoor terrace service in summer. For refreshing and relaxing drinks, the library-themed Mirror Bar is furnished with comfy leather chairs and a crackling fireplace.
The rooms at this old city hotel Bratislava combine traditional charm and modern sophistication. The rooms are soundproofed and the bathrooms have heated floors. Rooms at the Radisson Blu include a minibar, flat screen TV, laptop safe, iron, safety deposit box, hairdryer, radio, a drying rack for clothes and a Nespresso machine for that perfect cup of coffee. WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
The Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and a 30-minute drive from Vienna Airport. The lovely Blue Danube is just 100 meters away; while the Slovak National Theatre, Main Square, St. Martin’s Cathedral, St. Michael’s Gate, the Primate’s Palace and Michalska Tower are all less than 400 meters away. The Radisson Blu is truly the best place to stay in Bratislava.
When you’re looking for places to stay in Bratislava, you can’t go wrong with this Botel Bratislava. The Botel Pressburg is a liner docked on the River Danube less than 600 meters from Bratislava Castle. It has a sun terrace and a restaurant.
WiFi is available throughout the ship; while rooms come with flat-screen TVs, telephones, fridges, safety deposit boxes, and a wardrobe. You don’t have to worry about a view while staying here since all the rooms aboard the Botel Pressburg have a great view. Some rooms overlook the UFO Bridge while some have a view of the Old Town and River Park Square.
Many of the attractions are within walking distance. The closest at around 1 km are St. Michael’s Gate, the UFO Observation Deck, St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Primate’s Palace and Michalska Tower.
Comfy And Cheap Hotels In Bratislava
Ibis Bratislava Centrum
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Bratislava city center, look no further than the hotel ibis Bratislava. The Ibis Hotel Bratislava is set below Bratislava Castle and is just 450 meters from the heart of the city.
The hotel offers a 15-minute satisfaction guarantee, which means that all guest requests are taken care of in 15 minutes.
All the rooms at this Bratislava hotel Zentrum have free WiFi and a radio, along with heating and air-conditioning. The satellite TV can also be used for pay-per-view channels and video games.
The supermarket is just 100 meters from this Bratislava hotel, and all the attractions are within walking distance.
The Hotel Danube Bratislava is another cheap and affordable hotel Bratislava Slovakia located just five minutes walk from the Old Town and the Danube. The Slovak National Theatre, the Primate’s Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral are less than 500 meters from the hotel Danubia Gate.
Rooms include free WiFi, radio and a TV with satellite, cable, and pay per view channels. Other accessories include minibars, electric kettles, CD and DVD player, safety deposit box and a laptop safe. The hotel does not have a pool but has a good fitness center.
The deluxe room is very spacious at 36 m² and additionally has sofas, a computer, and a hydromassage bath that fits two people.
Private Accommodation In Bratislava
Apart Hotel Virgo
Located just 250 metres from the Old Town, the Virgo Residences are the perfect Bratislava accommodation for anyone looking for that added level of privacy. Much better than staying in Bratislava Slovakia hotels!
You can choose from 20 different studio apartments to deluxe apartments depending on your needs. The apartments are spacious and clean, and have bathrooms with bathtubs and a washing machine.
Both WiFi and wired internet are free here. Guests also have access to tea/coffee makers, flat screen TVs, kitchenware, irons, radios, stovetops, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators, drying racks for clothes and more.
The Virgo Residences are loved by many for professional services, unbeatable prices and easy accessibility to almost all of the major attractions.
Apartments Blue Danube
If you’re looking for absolutely cheap accommodation Bratislava that is still well kept and comfortable, the Blue Danube Apartments are your choice. The apartments are simple and clean, but well equipped with sofas, flat screen TVs, free WiFi, hairdryers, irons, and microwaves. Some of the apartments also feature garden views.
EUROVEA, Samoska, and My Bratislava are the supermarkets close to the apartments. There are many cafes, bar, and restaurants close to the apartments.
All of the attractions are less than a km away from the apartments; while the Dunaj River is just 100 meters away. The Male Karpaty or Little Carpathian mountains are just 10 km away from the apartments. All the apartments either show great views of the National Museum or rivers.
Freddie Next To Mercury
This city hostel Bratislava is a 10-minute walk from Old Town Bratislava and features a summer terrace. Guest staying here can make use of the free WiFi, kitchenette and laundry rooms. There are safety lockers in the dorms as well. Guests with families or in groups can opt for the studio apartments instead of the dorms.
Guests can relax in the 2 onsite lounges or walk to the nearby restaurants. Most supermarkets and restaurants are less than 100 meters away.
The hostel is just 600 meters from the Bratislava train station and less than 1.5 km away from all the major attractions. The closest attractions are the Museum of Transport, the Slavin Memorial Cemetary and the Grassalkovich Presidential Palace.
Bed And Breakfast Bratislava
If you prefer a B& B instead of a hotel Bratislava, the Bastion Apartments is the place to be. This 3 story villa has been converted into rooms of varying sizes to cater to different needs. But they all come with rich breakfast included!
The apartments are a short 20-minute walk from the historic center of Bratislava, and 15 minutes away from the Ondrej Nepela Winter Stadium. If you book your room in advance, you can also request for free parking that’s under CCTV surveillance. Rooms feature heating, air conditioning, tea and coffee makers, hair dryers, safety deposit boxes, flat screen TVs with satellite and cable channels, and much more.
In addition to serving a rich breakfast, the onsite restaurant is open Monday to Friday till 11 pm and serves meals that were part of the old Bratislava.
Here’s some additional information about Bratislava to help you plan your trip.
Where Is Bratislava?
Bratislava is the Capital of Slovakia and its largest city. It lies in Central Europe quite close to Austria; although Slovakia also shares borders with Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
Sights And Attractions In Bratislava
There are a lot of sites to visit in Bratislava:
- Bratislava Castle
- Old Town Hall
- St. Martin’s Cathedral
- Primate’s Palace
- Grassalkovich Palace
- Michael’s Gate
- Blue Church
- Devin Castle
- Schoene Naci
- Matej Kren Passage
- UFO Bridge
- Slovak National Gallery
- Sculpture Park
- Slovak Radio Building
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