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“OK for one night” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Salamander
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   J. Palarika 1, Banska Stiavnica 96901, Slovakia   |  
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“OK for one night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The hotel has a very good location and nice stuff. Our room had windows ending on a balcony, where other guests passed by, so we had to use the curtains. There were many signs of the fact, that the hotel needs renovation and more money from the owners: no glass on the hot tube (only pvc curtain, broken lamp etc), very old towels. Definitely not suitable for honeymoons. But apart from this, the room was cosy and we slept well. Cheese-paring (or perhaps economical problems) of the owner was seen on the breakfast, too. Ham, salami and cheese was apparently cheaper one one can buy in Slovakia. Other problem is the parking. Parking place is only for 2 cars parking without larger problems and without disturbing each other and risking some damages. However, all the cars of the guests have to park there. We wake up early and leaved, so other guests which were blocked by our car could leave too, but I cannot imagine what would happen if we wished to sleep longer and other guest have to leave before.
Once again, the personnel was very nice and helpful, although they had to do everything - the same lady prepared breakfast and simultaneously worked at the reception. Thank to both of the ladies from evening and from morning working time and thank to the fact that we like this town very much was our overall feeling from this hotel good. But the owner should solve many issues to make his hotel better.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

24 hour easy going staff. Breakfast was great. We were only planning on staying one night but ended up staying for three. Room was beautifully finished with lovely towel arrangement. Only complaint was the shower rose was too low and the hot water took a long time to come.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel has very friendly staff, rooms are adequately furnished, the location is nice in the centre of Banska Stiavnica. The internet is only available via wi-fi, which, however, only works in the rooms close to the reception. Also, there are other small issues - the room was not perfectly clean on arrival, at breakfast we were once given milk that was (very) off... Breakfast is a sad affair anyway, but at least it's relatively cheap. The hotel is a bit overpriced - for roughly the same price as a "small suite" (more like a room, really) in Salamander (where we were mostly the only guests, the hotel and the town in general were empty) we got a large suite in the centre of Bratislava! However, even with these issues, the stay was pleasant, mostly thanks to the staff.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I am giving this 2 star hotel a rating of four based on the fact that it was well situated, clean and the staff was outstanding. The rooms are old and dated. The beds are a little thin and worn, but staff will bend over backwards to make you stay pleasant. The cafe is also very excellent for breakfast or dinner. I hope they read this and accept our appreciation.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siilinjarvi, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

The hotel is well situated in the lovely town but that's the only good thing about it. The rooms, though big, are poorly cleaned (or not at all), the personnel is unpolite, the breakfast is a joke.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster
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Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

Nice building from the outside. The room I had (a large room just under the roof) was spacious. Not exactly stylish and felt slightly musty, but adequate. Breakfast - a choice from a menu (scrambled eggs etc.), nothing special. Staff was not very communicative, pay your bill sir and go, bye!
It was okay but the nearby Grand Hotel Matej has a better location and is generally nicer, while the pensions such as Prijemny oddych or Kachelmann probably offer better value.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

Excellent hotel; clean, warm and helpful staff, delicious food; centrally located; can't wait to return

  • Liked — location, food, pricem staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled with family
    • 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
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Additional Information about Hotel Salamander

Address: J. Palarika 1, Banska Stiavnica 96901, Slovakia
Location: Slovakia > Banska Bystrica Region > Banska Stiavnica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Banska Stiavnica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Salamander 4*
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