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Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dvorakovo nabrezie 6, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 89 hotels in Bratislava
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“A 5-star hotel that really lives up to the rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I was torn between two hotels in Bratislava and I'm glad I chose this one. It's right by the river, a bit further out from the city centre - about 15 minutes maximum. The standard rooms don't overlook the Danube, but the view of the green hills is very pleasant too. The rooms are spacious, bright, very well appointed and extremely comfortable. Check-in and check-out were quick, efficient and the staff in the whole hotel is very pleasant. The buffet breakfast is of very good quality and with a good variety. One of the great things about this hotel is that they have a Rolls Royce available free o charge to the guests. You may use it once a day, on a one way trip to the city centre and other specific places. The health club (overlooking the Danube) is not huge but very well equipped and, again, the staff are really good. One of the few 5-star hotels I stayed in last year that really lives up to the rating.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind and extensive review of the Kempinski Hotel River Park. We are very happy that you decided to visit Bratislava and that you have chosen this hotel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Bratislava.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I am a frequent business traveller to Bratislava, mostly staying in Crowne Plaza. This time round my Crowne was fully booked and I stayed in Kempinski which I wanted to try one day hearing lots of positive feedback from my colleagues. The hotel did not disappoint. Modern, luxurious design, very spacious rooms and the best of all - the shower with electronic controls... Breakfasts were very good too with lots of choice (better than in Crowne) - I even had an opportunity to have a freshly-made carrot juice every morning.. I found service levels very high too - the staff attentive and caring. Overall, very pleasant experience. Location is further away from the city centre (Crowne is better), but city taxis are readily available and not expensive. If you open the window - it may be very noisy with the road traffic (my windows were overlooking the hills, not Danube). Was missing tea and coffee facilities (have read here in Trip Advisor now that you can ask, but would be better if they were there)... Terrific hotel, recommended if you don't mind taking a taxi rather than walk....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for letting us know your pleasant experience from the Kempinski Hotel River Park. We are happy you liked the hotel and appreciated the offered serviced, as well as the quality of breakfast, spacious rooms and the electronically controlled water taps. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Kempinski Hotel River Park again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

finaly a kempinski with not only apprentices and chemical gastro. lovely furnished, good cousine and a great staff. very unusuall for traditionaly guest-non-related slovakia. overlooking danube is a bit to romantic expressed but at least quiet.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We are happy that you chose to stay at the Kempinski Hotel River Park and that you took the time to share your opinion. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay, liked the served food and the quality of the staff. We are looking forward to meeting you in Bratislava again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here for one night and it is quite luxurious, the rooms are fantastic and the view over the blue Danube is wonderful. We got a complimentary ride in the Rolls Royce in to the Old Town. The hotel is a bit overpriced. Breakfast was very good

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for posting a comment on TripAdvisor. We were happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to make your trip to Bratislava a great experience with the great Danube view from your room and a tasty breakfast. We will be happy to assist you with choosing one of the attractive vacation packages for your next stay in Bratislava.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This hotel is way beyond what anyone could imagine for Bratislava business hotel.
I travel a lot and tend to stay in GHA hotels where I have membership for years now. All hotels in this alliance are known for their luxury, top locations, and exclusive feeling. The Kempinski Hotel River Park however is beyond that.
Rooms are spacious as expected. Bathrooms are huge all marble with electronically controlled showers, tubs, etc., (incl. the tub).
The best part of the hotel is the incredible spa - last floor, overlooking the Danube and the park on the other side, swimming pool (yes for swimming not just soaking), huge Jacuzzi like pool and a relaxation pool with underwater bed like benches, furthermore there are sofa all around the pools where you can sit back and relax. The sauna and steam bath are of the same quality.
To be honest I was most impressed by the offer from the concierge to reserve a table for me at one of the best restaurants in Bratislava and to arrange me a free of charge transportation with the hotel's Rolls Royce!
Service wise this hotel is example of how it should be done.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review of the hotel. We are always happy to get feedback from our valuable guests and to hear how they enjoy the breathtaking view from the top-floor Spa, its relaxed atmosphere, the concierge services and that we can fulfil their expectations. We are looking forward to meeting you again at the Kempinski Hotel River Park in Bratislava!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Trully amazing experience. New wonderful luxurious hotel with outstanding spa and pools (i love inox pools and whirlpools).
The deluxe river view room is big enough to live in even with aditional bed for child. Bathroom with modern sensoric button control of shower and bath was working perfect. Entertainment system has the right size and is easy to use.
Staff as everytime in Kempinski was great and helpful, other 5stars have a lot to learn from Kempinski standards at all.
The location is good enough. The RR Phantom drive to city center is amazing experience and very good added value to the guest.
Breakfast is tasty, but the dinner is a must. It was a great experience to eat, delicious like nowhere else.
Me and my wife as well as my son will definitely return, because Kempinski can make your weekend cool and unforgetable.
Thanks a lot for amazing stay!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for letting us know your experience at the Kempinski Hotel River Park. We are happy that you chose to stay here and we are pleased to read that you have enjoyed every part of your stay. We are looking forward to meeting you in Bratislava again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The hotel is not in the city centre, but there are convenient streecars just outside running downtown.
I got a large room, with a huge bathroom, very quiet and comfortable.
Breakfast was fantastic, huge selection!
Absolutely reccomended if you visit Bratislava.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava_Kempinski, Manager at Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for taking time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you decided to visit Bratislava and that you have chosen to stay at the Kempinski Hotel River Park. We are looking forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Bratislava and will make sure you try the complimentary Rolls-Royce transfer service to the city centre!
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Address: Dvorakovo nabrezie 6, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia
Location: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 89 hotels in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bratislava`s only 5* Deluxe hotel, located on the bank of river Danube, close to the Imperial City Center. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top floor 1.500 sqm Spa offering numerous treatments and relaxing opportunities. The hotel offers 231 rooms & suites, Executive Club floor, 11 fully equipped meeting rooms with Danube view, tapas lobby bar ARTE Wine & Tapas and its River Bank Restaurant within the new "Pure Kitchen" concept. ... more   less 
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