We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good hotel in an excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Save Saved
You added Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Plan ahead and save 20%
Ranked #23 of 90 hotels in Bratislava
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good hotel in an excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Radisson Blu Bratislava is an historic hotel in the centre of the Slovak capital. It is an imposing but attractive building on the edge of a large, busy square. Inside the hotel is clean and well presented. I was in a "Business Class" room, 305, which seemed to signify having a view and a Nespresso machine and little else!! The room itself was spacious and had a good working area and comfortable bed. A flat screen TV has a reasonable range of channels, including CNN and BBC World. The bathroom was also large, but watch out as the shower screen doesn't meet the wall, so water ends up on the floor. The room looked out onto the square, so there is some noise at night, plus you notice the trams from the moment they start running at about 0530 in the morning!

Breakfast was passable, I had hot food on one day only but found the pork sausages available rubbery and unpleasant. However there is a good enough choice of breads, cereals, yogurts, salads, meats and cheese, so everyone will find something. The restaurant breakfast is served in is bright and airy.

The staff were all polite and friendly, and when I asked where the Business Centre was on my last day, I was not merely pointed in the direction, but actually taken there!

Location-wise, the hotel is well positioned in the Old Town. Bratislava is a small city and the Old Town represents the bulk of the tourist element. I was able to walk around several times and at all times felt safe and comfortable. There is a huge choice of cafes, restaurants and bars in walking distance of the hotel and, if you hanker for something familiar, a McDonalds just across the square! There are also pleasant walks along the bank of the Danube, the conference I was attending was just a 15 minute walk along this route. About another 15 mins to the east is a large, modern shopping centre, Eurovea, with a range of shops, (including M&S!) restaurants and cinema.

If you wish to travel further afield, the tram system is located adjacent to the hotel, there are alos river cruises and a boat link to Vienna on the Danube.

Overall, I'd be very happy to stay in this hotel again.

Room Tip: Get a high floor looking over the square towards the castle end of the building, this will take you...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you for your insights regarding your recent trip to Bratislava. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good experience in our city.

We would love to welcome you back with us and hope to see you here soon again.

Wish you a great summer.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

396 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    162
    162
    52
    15
    5
See reviews for
42
102
37
115
Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (57)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
christchurch
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great hotel for business travel. Centre of the city, quite rooms and great food.
There are lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance.
I only speak english and managed to communicate well. Real easy place to stay.

Room Tip: The upgrade to the business rooms is a good deal, the breakfast is very good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Robert H, General Manager at Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear guest.

We are delighted that you had a good experience with us and that you enjoyed Bratislava as a city. We hope that you will return to us soon on Business or leisure. Either way, we will make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Best regards
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tetbury
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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!
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Navan, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Teesside
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
64 helpful votes 64 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ashford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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.
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Address: Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia
Phone Number:
Location: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Bratislava
#21 Business Hotel in Bratislava
#22 Luxury Hotel in Bratislava
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, HotelTravel.com, Tingo, Priceline, getaroom.com, Otel, Hotel.de, TripOnline SA and Venere so you can book your Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava Hotel Bratislava
Radisson Bratislava
Bratislava Radisson

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.