Bratislava Journals

Staying and Dining in Bratislava

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A September 2006 trip to Bratislava by LenR

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Quote: As a relatively new capital city, Bratislava has been a little slow to change but now the staying and dining opportunities are excellent.

Staying and Dining in Bratislava

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Overview

Bar side Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava is not a large city but I consider that there is only one place worth staying in and that is the Old Town. There are excellent restaurants, bars and shopping in this area along every scenic pedestrians-only street. Bratislava’s four-star hotels in this area (both of the large international type and the boutiques) provide service at a very high level. Rooms are on a par with those of comparable hotels throughout Europe. Breakfast, almost always included in the price, tends to be an extensive buffet. There are a few two and three-star hotels in the Old Town as well, but most are elsewhere.For those on a budget, hostels provide basic housing. Rooms are very simple, with bathrooms usual...Read More

Hotel Carlton

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Hotel

Hotel Carlton Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Nestled in the heart of Bratislava, the Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel has excellent neighbours, including the National Opera and Philharmony. Originally constructed in 1837, this hotel used to be the Inn at The Three Green Trees and has been one of the most prestigious buildings in the Slovak capital.In keeping with its location, each floor is dedicated to a famous composer and all 168 rooms are decorated in either contemporary or classic styles. Free broadband, including wireless, Internet access is available throughout the hotel, which means you can log on to the Internet from anywhere in the hotel. Non smoking rooms and rooms for disabled guests are available upon request.The hotel als...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Hotel Carlton
Hviezdoslavovo nam. 3
Bratislava, Slovakia 811 02
+421 (2) 5443 3736

Meydan Hotel Danube

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Meydan Hotel Danube Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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A first-class hotel, the Hotel Danube managed by the French company Meydan Hotels offers a charming, friendly and pleasant atmosphere for business and leisure travellers. The Hotel Danube is situated in the historic heart of Bratislava and offers a beautiful view over the Danube River and Bratislava Castle.There are 276 guest rooms located on four floors, of which 70 are executive rooms, 12 suites, and 4 apartments. All rooms are equipped with central air-conditioning, satellite and movie TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, and minibar. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled people are available as well.Executive rooms, located on the third floor, are designed for those w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Meydan Hotel Danube
Rybné námestie 1
Bratislava, Slovakia 813 38
+421 (2) 59340000

Restaurant Prasna Basta

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Restaurant

Restaurant Prasna Basta Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Prasna Basta has developed a strong reputation and is now featured in several tourist guides. What is interesting is that it remains very popular with an intellectual and artsy crowd of locals. The service is unobtrusively friendly. The locals tell me that the food is usually of high quality, although there are occasional inconsistencies. In the summer, the restaurant offers very pleasant seating in its quiet backyard.Popular starters include the Armenian salad - grated carrots with an extremely garlicky mayonnaise sauce. From soups, try the onion soup (Cibulacka) or garlic soup (Cesnacka). Main dishes include Racisdorfska pochutka - a pork and beef delicacy in potato pancake and Sote Jose - c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Restaurant Prasna Basta
Zamocnicka St.
Bratislava, Slovakia
+421 (7) 5443 4957

Restaurant Woch

Restaurant

Restaurant Woch Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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The Restaurant Woch, which is named after a 13th century knight, the oldest known citizen and gourmet of Bratislava, is situated in the historical old city on the square Fratiškánske námestie 7. This is a luxurious restaurant known for its high standard of service, attractive ambience, and excellent dishes of Slovak and international cuisine. The building that houses Woch has a 13th century medieval basement and upper floors from the baroque era. Its interior, which has an arched ceiling, keeps up the historic spirit of the place, and the chef has made it his task to revive traditional Bratislava cuisine.The local fare is influenced by many countries of the former Austro-Hungarian empi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Restaurant Woch
Františkánske námestie 7, Bratislava I
Bratislava, Slovakia
5443 2927

Bratislava (Dining)

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Hotel | "Dining Options"

Bratislava (Dining) Photo, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Because my time in Bratislava was too short to try many restaurants, I asked some locals to give me some recommendations. Here is what they came up with. It was almost unanimous that if you would like to sample the traditional Slovak fare, try the Slovak Restaurant (Tel: 54434883) on Hviezdoslavovo namestie (opposite the Carlton Hotel). It is quite expensive but the food (particularly Mother’s specialties) is recommended.Another highly recommended restaurant with traditional Old Bratislava fare is Modra Hviezda (Tel: 54432747) located in Beblaveho Street, a narrow street on the way to the castle. This place serves meals in the Slovak, Austrian, and Hungarian traditions and local Slovak wines. ...Read More

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Bratislava (Dining)
Old Town
Bratislava