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City Residence - Apartment Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bacikova 18, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Kosice
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2 reviews
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“Fabulous! A "home away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Just got back from a trip to Slovakia this past Sunday. We stayed at City Residence in Kosice for three nights...and we did not want to leave. The staff were kind, helpful and welcoming from our first day arrival to check-out. As posted by others, there was a welcome bottle of wine in the room which was a nice touch. Every night, we were asked to order our breakfast from a menu for the next morning. The breakfasts were healthy portions..so much so we asked them to scale back as we, for instance, could not eat six eggs EACH! Even still, we had good portion sized breakfasts that included juice, coffee, water, fresh fruits (oranges, apples, kiwi, etc), and as we usually had eggs or omelets for breakfast...enough toast was served that we could make sandwiches for treks out later that day. The room was the large apartment as we were three sisters travelling cross country. This apartment was very comfortable, a feeling of home away from home. A sitting area with a pull out couch and a coffee table , TV, and several other pieces of stylish furniture, two well-sized seperate and comfortable bedrooms. We had the charming room with the skylights...which also had "shades" that pulled down at night. The space had a long hallway giving a very spacious feel, and a kitchen that gave it a home-like sense. One and a half baths...one with a shower...very accomodating for three people getting ready to go out exploring Kosice and nearby towns and villages. One nice feature for 5 euros you can also get clean clothes...as they provide a laundry service. One staffmember,Neli, even helped me track down a book I had heard was sold in a local book shop near St. Elisabeth's. The City Residence is also very convenient to many good restaurants, cafes, shops. Be sure to get an ice cream cone at Aida Cukraren and sit and relax near the singing fountain! Very pleasant stay. If ever again in Kosice, I would stay at City Residence again in a heartbeat! The only drawback is the apartment was on the third floor,and no elevator...so this may not be so accomodating for elderly or disabled...but they DO have apartments on the first floor near a sweet courtyard and closer to the reception area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

I feel guilty writing this review because the people at the front desk were so nice and helpful, but I think people need to know that this hotel appeals to a certain kind of audience.

Positives - Front desk extremely helpful and kind. Apartment was on the whole very clean. We had Apartment 3. It was a 2 bedroom and would work very well for a family. There was 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom with tub, a bathroom with just sink and toilet, a kitchen equipped with some dishes and pots and pans - but NO sink - so you would have to wash the dishes in the bathroom - living room with nice TV - and one bedroom has nice TV, although my husband could never get it to work. Air conditioning in each room.
There is a wonderful selection for breakfast which they bring to the room. The people that brought the breakfast were not too friendly until they found out they were going to get a tip. Then they became much more friendly. Breakfast was very good.

Negatives - We were on the 3rd floor. There are only stairs - long stairs - no help with the luggage. Because this is an old building remodeled - there are different levels within the apartment - which is a challenge when one needs to use the restroom at night. Just be sure of your footing. There is NO internet if you don't have a laptop, but there was internet access. My biggest gripe is the bedrooms. First of all, the beds are about 20 inches off the ground. For some of us, this makes it difficult to get out of bed in the middle of the night - plus taking into account the different floor levels to go to the bathroom - and the bed was not comfortable. However, what put me over the edge - the bed had all these kind of "esoteric pillows". When I go to bed, I want to have nice pillows, that I know the pillow cases are fresh and clean and I like several of them to put under my head. On these beds there were various assorted pillows - only one that I could have thought might have been laundered - the rest had gold braiding or were some time of exotic fabric - non of which would have been laundered on a daily basis. They were of all sorts of sizes and fabrics - and I kept thinking - whose head has been on this pillow? That made me think - has the duvet cover been to the laundry in the past week or so? I just didn't feel the bed was what I wanted for clean - and that could have just been me - but it was annoying enough that I would not feel comfortable staying in the bed again.

We did go to a wonderful restaurant here - recommended by the hotel - the 12 Apostles. It was excellent.
**Also - When we ran the bath water the first night - it came out totally ORANGE - if we hadn't lived in Moscow, Idaho in the 60's we would have been freaked out - but this is just a place where there is a lot of iron in the water - you just have to let it run several minutes.

We were close to the city center and walked into the Doubletree to compare - but were overwhelmed with the cigarette smoke in the lobby so did not ask to see the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

From the outside the building doesn't look too inviting - it's in a regular residential area. The rooms are great though: very modern, with high ceilings. And with lots of attention to detail: a fine chair, big bed, free water/coffee/tea/wine, city maps and folders, wifi and sattelite TV. The apartments are located in the city center of Kosice, and within a few minutes walking distance from the main shopping street.

The most memorable part of my stay was the (continental) breakfast, with fresh fruits and bread and extras at your choice. Brought to the room every morning - I wish could have that service every day at home too!

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

We are a family with three children and booked two apartments ( #4 & 6). These are huge and very well equipped (TV, HiFi, DVD, AC). #4 has a micro-wave. WiFi is free and a complementary bottle of wine awaited us in each apartment. We had the choice among 11 types of breakfast. Several types of massage are available at request. The staff is very friendly, helpful and speaks English. Pizzas can be readily ordered and a list of suggested restaurants was given together with city maps.

  • Liked — The appartment size
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2007

I have stayed for 3 nights in october and was a solo traveller on business / family visit.
I was in room 6. The hotel is actually a collection of apartments. Mine had a huge bedroom/ livingroom, bathroom with shower and a hall.
There is fridge, kettle, all the basic things you would need. Breakfast is delivered to your bedroom and it`s huge! You have a choice of 6 different ones.
It is in centre, 2 min walk from nearest shops

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Bacikova 18, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Location: Slovakia > Kosice Region > Kosice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 hotels in Kosice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Residence - Apartment Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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