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Bratislava & Around

First time in Blava? Get this low-down in this sub-section on some of the most interesting sleeps… we recommend the Old Town (Staré Mesto) for first-time visitors because of all the postcard-perfect old buildings you can stay in (although there are plenty that are modern and boutique inside) or – if you like views – the upper neighbourhoods between the castle and Slavín. It’s also worth trying north of the Old Town in Koliba (near where that big TV mast Kamzik is). Be warned that many of the big hotels are outside the centre, in rather inconvenient locations (the Kempinski, the Sheraton) so be sure to check our guide on how to get to Bratislava’s main hotels, too. For those preferring a rural locale to bed down in that’s nevertheless well-connected, West of Bratislava in the pretty Devin area or North in the forested foothills of the Mestské Lesy/Svätý Jur, is an option.

ALSO IN THIS REGION… Don’t forget – as an accompaniment to where you’re staying in Bratislava – our Bratislava & Around Places to Go and Bratislava & Around Places to Eat & Drink sub-sections! We’ve also got more on Bratislava & Around in the Getting Around Slovakia section.


Places to stay in Bratislava & Around

  • The room pictured is just the entrance room! ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukThe Tulip House

    Location: Old Town A couple of friends were in town and were staying at the Tulip House, which gave me my second opportunity to check out what is widely regarded as one of Bratislava’s best boutique hotels. Second viewings concluded what the first had: that there’s very little to fault. The Tulip Cafe at street level sets ...

  • The Chopin Hotel in Bratislava ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukBratislava’s Business Airport Hotels

    Location: Ružinov. Little-known fact: Bratislava is one of the best conference venues in middle-Europe. It boasts a big advantage over almost any other destination, and that trump card isn’t necessarily overtly cool office spaces or flashier suit shops, so much as its strategic location. Vienna is one hour west, Prague three hours north-west and Budapest two ...

  • Bratislava by night...Getting Around Bratislava: How to Get to the Main Hotels

    Imagine this. It’s late. The Ryanair flight’s just landed. To cap a long journey, you’ve had to deal with officially the most ridiculous airport bus transfer in the world (yes Bratislava really is a record-breaker in this respect). You just want to get to your hotel. But actually, it’s not always as simple as that. ...

  • The gorgeous garden...The Greatest Boutique Hotel in Bratislava

    Location: Old Town. Travel up above the city centre into Koliba, or the neighbourhoods around Slavin, and you enter wealthy Bratislava – where city intellectuals attend piano concerts and abodes are designed by fashionable architects. With its maze of steep leafy streets, this is the perfect poster for enticing people to move to the city. It’s ...

  • bratislava-jan-2015-212 - kopieAnd Now for Bratislava’s Most Garishly-Furnished Hotel!

    Location: Nové Mesto/Ružinov. There is the old adage, isn’t there, about the pretty house and the ugly house that stand near each other on the same street. The pretty house is so beautiful, so much more attractive – why would anyone, given the choice, hang out in the ugly house? The answer of course is that ...

  • bratislava_view_from_kolibaPenzión Zlatá Noha – Basement Prices, Beautiful Views

    Location: Koliba. This is, as near as dammit, the view from a pension (guesthouse) that is long overdue on this blog. That’s right: Zlatá Noha (which translates as golden leg). Golden leg refers to their dog, but I digress. Bratislava has hills: beautiful hills. Beautiful hills = beautiful views. The district of Koliba (haunt of diplomats ...