It’s often bypassed as a place to stay in favour of more dramatically-situated accommodation further east but for simple, gentle vineyard-carpeted loveliness the west wins through – and the very fact many tourists travel straight through without stopping means that actually, in relatively close proximity to Bratislava, you can have some wonderfully esoteric off-the-beaten-track experiences by bedding down in the west and immersing yourself in its many offerings.
In the valleys, the best accommodation is in the wine town of Modra, the spa town of Piešt’any and the castle town of Trenčin– although there are a few remoter options up in the hills which can feel every bit as isolated as Malá Fatra/Vel’ka Fatra or the High Tatras. In this sub-section, if the accommodation is up in those hills, it’ll be categorized under the nearest pinpointed town to it on our Western Slovakia map.
Our destination content is now growing at such a rate of knots that for several places in Western Slovakia, namely Modra, Piešt’any and Trenčin, we now have mini-guides attached to the end of each article that’s related to these destinations where you can see at a glance ALL the associated destination content! These places rank amongst our Top Slovak Stop-offs – places where we think there are a particularly high concentration of intriguing diversions worth gushing about…
Places to stay in Western Slovakia
- Trenčin: Hotel Elizabeth
Hotel Elizabeth ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.uk I tried thinking of several possible titles for this article: “The hotel with the Roman remains”, “A night below the foundations of Western Slovakia’s mightiest castle”, something along these lines. Either of the above headings would be true, as would any title to the tune of “Trenčin’s Most Glamorous Hotel.” But again, not quite ...