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“Nice Stay in a Compact City” 4 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 89 hotels in Bratislava
Tetbury
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice Stay in a Compact City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The hotel is clean and comfortable and centrally placed. The rooms airy, but the view out of the back rooms is a bit bleak and Soviet in style! The city is small and interesting, the Slovakian people do need to smile a bit more though!
Cafe Politik is a great place for a coffee or glass of wine -cheap too! (just round the corner from the hotel towards the Catheadral).
Vienna can be rached by train within an hour and is well worth a trip - nicer than smelly Paris!!!!

Room Tip: Get a room at the front of the hotel!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you for your feedback and comments regarding your stay with us.
We are happy that you were overall happy with your stay and with what Bratislava had to offer.

We hope you will return and that we can have the pleasure of accommodating you again.

Best regards
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

spent 4 nights in this hotel, good location, very clean, great breakfast, one of the best hotels we stayed in. As for bratislava city, its very small, you can walk the major sites in few hours.my advice is a one day stay two at most,there is not much to see really.its very expensive.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear guest

Thank you for your comments on our Hotel and also on our fantastic city that we are so proud of.
We are very happy that you rated us as one of the best Hotels you have stayed in and it gives me great pleasure to report this back to our staff who work hard everyday to give the best to all guests.

Now that you have experienced what Bratislava have to offer, we really hope that you will be back to visit us again and also share your experiences to friends and families so we can take care of them to.

Wish you all the best
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Teesside
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26 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Spent a three night break at this hotel and I really don't think we could have done any better in terms of value for money and location. The hotel is a beautiful building on a square just minutes away from the old town and within sight - though quite a climb - of the castle. Our room was great: right at the front of the hotel, so a great view, and with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The room and the bathroom were both very clean and spacious. The only small niggle was that the beds were a bit softer than we would have liked, but then that's all about personal taste.
The breakfast was great. Plenty of choice and not at all crowded, though the hotel was pretty quiet the whole time we were there. We didn't try out the restaurant for an evening meal because there are plenty of restaurants within five minutes walk of the hotel.
All in all, would definitely choose to stay here again if I went back to Bratislava.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you for your valuable comments and feedback regarding your stay with us.
We are truly delighted that you chose our Hotel, and that we managed to exceed your expectations so that you had a great time in our Hotel.

We hope to see you in our lovely city again soon, and of course we hope that you will return to us as well. Also this time for dinner. We will impress you.

Wish you all the best and may 2013 continue to be a great year for you too.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I booked this hotel through a hotel rooms website and paid £80 for the night including breakfast. It was in a prime location right in the middle of the city. Do not use the taxi's outside as they ripped my friends off and charged €30 to get to their hotel near the airport.we had a Slovakian friend book one for us with Eurotaxi and the man was very friendly and we only paid €8 to get to the airport!
The hotel room was clean with a big bathroom and nice toiletries. The bar was nice and cosy and fairly reasonable. The breakfast was possibly one of the best I have had in a hotel and if I had more time I could have made more of it. The only negative was I asked for an early morning call which I didn't get, luckily I set my own alarm!

Room Tip: Ask for one with a view of the square, very pretty.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you for your comments.
We are truly delighted that you enjoyed our Hotel and that you highlight the Breakfast as one of the best you've ever had. We work hard to ensure that our product and service delivery is top class, and it really makes us happy when we succeed.

The taxi issue was not a nice story and as a responsible partner and active member of the community, we are very sorry and embarrased that this can happen. Next time, step into our Hotel and we will gladly assist you with a city taxt or one of our drivers for a reasonable and fair price.

We wish you all the best and we hope to see you back with us soon.

Snowy greetings from Bratislava
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Rome, Italy
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel is one of my preferred hotel I have ever been. Very clean and with great service, I always chose it when traveling to Bratislava. Being in the perfect location, close by the Opera Theater and the American Embassy you can immediately walk into Bratislava center and have dinner in the numerous nice restaurant around.
Good wellness center to have a break from work. i do recommend this hotel for travel and vacation.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you so much for your comments and valuable feedback. Mille grazie!.
We are very happy that you enjoyed our Hotel and that you had a good time in our nice city.

Hopefully your path will take you to Bratislava once again and if so we truly hope to see you at our Hotel.

We wish you all the best and although we are snowing down at the moment, we can give you warm wishes and wish you happy weekend.

Best regards
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Just back from a 3 day break in Bratisalva and could not hane picked a better hotel for our stay. The location is superb , on the main square and within minutes of everything. Our room (421) overlooked the snow covered square and was comfortable , clean and spacious. Check in was a breeze and on arriving to the room there was a complimentary bottle of wine awaiting us , with a bowl of fresh fruit.
Breakfast each morning was varied and plentiful and we had no complaints at all. We never got to eat in the restaurant though we did spend an evening in the cigar bar which with its large wing backed leather chairs meant you almost felt like a James Bond supervillian , as you smoked in front of the fire ( all I needed was a white cat ).having said that drinks in the hotel were significantly more expensive than elsewhere , so maybe super-villian wages would be a help.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
In short , I can't fault the hotel and would heartily recommend it to friends.

Room Tip: try and get a room overlooking the square
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear guest.

A warm 007 greeting from Bratislava.

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed it and that we had the pleasure of accommodating you during your visit to our city.

Should you path take you to Bratislava again, we will be ready to welcome you back to our Hotel and maybe we will see you in our Bar - with or without a white cat.

Wish you all the best
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Southern California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Perhaps I picked the wrong time to visit Bratislava (January), but business took me there. Yes, it was cold and snowy, but that accented the charm of this European city. I found an abundance of restaurants and clubs near the hotel, and I had a warm, comfortable room to return to when my evening's activities were done. The service at the Blu Carlton was excellent, and then entire staff was friendly but professional. I had an Executive Suite, which included breakfast, and took advantage of that daily. The variety was sufficient to allow me to have a different breakfast every day. I could watch evening ice skaters from my room, and was in walking distance from the Bratislava Castle and the UFO restaurant.

I will go back to see summer in Bratislava, you'll be able to find me at the Blu Carlton.

Room Tip: Go ahead, spring for the Executive Suite. You're only young once.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear guest

Greetings from snowy Bratislava.

Thank you for your comments regarding you stay with us. It was great to read your feedback and we are truly delighted that you had a great time with us. We are also very happy that you had a good experience with our lovely city as well. We are proud of our city and feel that we have so much to share.

We would be very pleased to accommodate you this summer when you are back to visit Bratislava again. We can guarantee the same smiley faces and good breakfast and we will pray for sunny weather for you as well.

Wish you all the best and hope to see you soon - with shades.
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Also Known As:
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Address: Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia
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Location: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Bratislava
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bratislava
#20 Business Hotel in Bratislava
#21 Luxury Hotel in Bratislava
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Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava 4*
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