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Hotel Arcus
Moskovska 5, Bratislava 81108, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 89 hotels in Bratislava
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“feels like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Cosy and quiet, good internet in the rooms, friendly atmosphere, very good for commercial travellers. This old and refurbished building makes the visitor feel at home. To improve, it could have a restaurant for dinner, however there is a very good chinese restaurant near by. Highly recommended for comfy and relaxing holidays.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Spacious, well appointed rooms with extremely high ceilings with very smart bathrooms in a quiet street. No air conditioning so room could get very hot. Luckily I had a balcony with pull out blind to protect from the heat of 30 / 35 0 C plus. There isn't an elevator. A little disappointed with one of the receptionists who was not friendly or overally helpful particularly as Arcus prides itself on it being a family hotel which is one of the reasons I had chosen it. One receptionist was delightful. I do feel for them as their office space is extremely hot without fan or air conditioning which wouldn't improve their temperament. The staff at breakfast were friendly, however, breakfast not overally exciting. About 10 minute walk to the bus station and 15 minute walk from downtown. Conflicting advice regarding public transport to train station. Bratislava is a delightful town with energy - take the opportunity to visit the riverbank cafes/ restaurants / bars - Eurovea complex.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We had a great room, no.8. I am sure it is above average, with a large bathroom. The only negative is that Bratislava had near-record heat and there is no a/c. Opening the windows helped but then there was some street noise and in June the sun was up at 4AM. So ear plugs and an eye mask were needed. It is a narrow building and our room was up two big flights of stairs. We were able to park in one of the reserved spots they have on the street in front of their hotel for an extra fee but I think they only have 2 or 3 spots so that could be an issue - they do say to reserve parking when making your reservation. Included breakfast was fine. It is outside the old town area but tram lines were close and Bratislava is not that big anyway. Lots of restaurants nearby. Overall a very good room and location for the price.

Room Tip: Room 08 was great.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Hotel in central part of Bratislava in very quiet street. Good value for money and very helpful personnel. Nice garden and spacious rooms.

Room Tip: Very nice spacious rooms. Smaller problem with wifi occured - it is necessary to restart router. Ver...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

We spent almost six weeks in Bratislava at Hotel Arcus. It is a small hotel located in a residential neighborhood near a university, restaurants, stores, banks, a grocery store, gardens and public transportation. The neighborhood is safe. Because of our lengthy stay we got to know the staff. Without exception they were helpful, tried to accommodate any needs and were always friendly. Our room was large and very clean. Breakfast is limited but good. Public transportation is easy to use and very convenient to the hotel. The hotel is an easy 15 minute walk to the old town area. Bratislava is situated between Vienna and Budapest. Trains from Bratislava are very reasonable and run frequently between both cities. If you want to use a cab have the hotel call one for you. We may be returning to Bratislava next year and we would not hesitate to stay at Hotel Arcus again.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

I really like this hotel. In some ways it's a bit far from the centre but well within walking distance. The staff are very friendly and Gabriella, the receptionist, even came and found me when I couldn't locate the hotel. She then gave me an excellent map of Bratislava which served well in my 13 mile walk around the city exploring the sites etc. The breakfasts are excellent and so are the rooms with one very important exception. I'm ugly enough as it is without being greeted by a life size mirror upon entering my room!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

When my plane landed later than predicted I was worried about the hotel since the booking form said that reception closed at 11-00 p.m. I just made it but the very heloful receptionist said that they always waited until the last guest arrived.
The hotel is up a side street and it is genuinely quiet. My room was very comfortable and although there was no lift that was no problem.
Breakfast was excellent in fact I was well pleased with the whole hotel espcially the courteous staff who spoke good English and gave me useful tourist information. It was a 20 minute walk to the old town and a similar distance to the Danube where a high speed catamaran got me to Vienna in about one and a half hours. I returned after four enjoyable hours in Vienna.
A taxi to the hotel cost me 20 euros but the one they booked me to return to the airport cost only 10 euros which was most reasonable . I enjoyed the hotel and the city and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Arcus

Address: Moskovska 5, Bratislava 81108, Slovakia
Location: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava > Staré Mesto
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel ARCUS is a lovely family hotel located in a quiet street only a 10 minutes walk from center of Bratislava – the Old town. Hotel ARCUS’s priority is preservation of the original architecture, thanks to which the rooms are uncommonly spacious and have high ceilings. All single and double rooms are arranged in a distinctive style. Bathrooms are either large and luxurious, with various types of tubs or standard with shower stalls. Hotel ARCUS is also known for its beautiful and quiet garden just behind hotel, which offers guests opportunities for pleasant relaxation and socialising. ... more   less 
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