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“decent value but being next to the disco was a bummer”

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APLEND CITY Hotel Michalska
Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Bratislava
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“decent value but being next to the disco was a bummer”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Should have read the room tips on tripadvisor and/or asked for a quiet room but we wanted the suite (room 16 I believe) and then paid for it with disco music until 2-3am on the weekend.

We also found the bath with detachable shower and no curtain / barrier to be odd and messy, and the sliding door and stairs to get to the toilet is a general hassle / additional noise factor at night.

The rooms are well appointed in a modern style, and the location is fantastic. Breakfast is very basic but to be expected for this hotel class. Didn’t see much of the staff so can’t opine on this point.

Room Tip: avoid room 16 I think - the one by the disco, at least on weekends.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for three nights early November, the hotel has an excellent and enviable location in the heart of the old town. Our room, number 16 was very well appointed, large bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette, kettle and fridge included, everything you could need. Breakfast was ok, fresh and plentiful and as the hotel is so small you get a very personal service. However two things that badly let the hotel down, the wifi is terrible, as mentioned a small hotel so you would have thought it would cover everywhere, our room was directly above reception and the wifi was not available, I don't want to sit in reception to access anything online. The next 'however' is the big one, the bathroom had a bath with shower attachment over, very good pressure in the shower but there was no curtain or screen, the bathroom floor became very wet and very slippery, my wife gave up and had baths, I had showers sitting down, very strange and very disappointing.
There are some great bars and restaurants very close to the hotel and we thought that they were very reasonable, our favourite was called 'Wolker', left out of the hotel, first right, first left and its the first bar on the left, one night there we had two meals, two deserts, eleven drinks, the bill was thirty seven Euro, bargain and the local beer is lovely.
The hotel was easy to find, 90 cents each on the bus, you do need to change buses but we were in the hotel 40 minutes after leaving the airport.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Michalska Brana for 3 nights recently. You walk through the ancient doors to discover a beautiful boutique hotel with unique style and fabulous service!!! The building itself is hundreds of years old, but brought bang up to date. We had a room on the 2nd floor and it was surprisingly large. Had a large bed which was really comfortable, lots of room to hang clothes, a fridge, flat screen tv and huge windows on one side! The bathroom was huge - with the biggest walk in shower I have ever used!!! I loved the breakfast room which looked like an old cellar and was decorated with old photos of Bratislava pasted all over the walls. There were the usual choices for breakfast and a choice of hot cooked food - individually cooked which was a great touch. You could have as much tea or coffee as you liked and anyone who moans (from a previous review) because they had to get up and get their own milk from a jug needs to get a life!!! The staff were fantastic - there was great communication between the girls on reception and even tho we left to go to Vienna for a few days, they had remembered to book a taxi for our trip back to the airport when we arrived back 4 days later!!! The location was just fabulous - on one of the oldest and narrowest streets in Bratislava just a few steps away from the main street in the old town. Everything was walkable - from the old town squares, opera house, the Danube, the Cathedral, the castle - just absolutely beautiful sights everywhere. Food and drink were fairly inexpensive and most waiting staff in restaurants and bars were very friendly. All in all, a lovely boutique hotel with amazing service in a fab location - why stay anywhere else???!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back as it's quieter there!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Hotel ordered a taxi for us which took us straight to the hotel - located in the centre of the city - rooms very comfortable - would recommend the hotel - great restaurants near by - good breakfast.....................................................................

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Scotland
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26 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Lovely hotel situated next door to St Michaels Gate.

Room had everything you needed, ergonomic, spacious, bright and contemporary.

Staff were friendly and attentative, but breakfast was a bit taxing, with the morning breakfast being basic to say the least, the constant need to request a cup of coffee, the need to get up to get milk, sweetener, hot water etc was tedious. Please, please put a coffee machine / percolator out for people to help themselves. Again, even basics such as salt and pepper were not on found tables.

We stayed in room 24 and it can be very noisey at night due to the neighbouring bar across the road, but only on weekends.

Apart from that the hotel was very good and yes we would definetly stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room furtherest away from the main street - St Michaels Gate due to the noise from the nei...
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hotel Michalska Brana is located in the old city of Bratislava. It is a little difficult to find, but as soon as you are inside you are well welcomed. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast has the necesary ingredients amd give a good start of the day. You may order some warm ingredients to make the breakfast even better.
The room is not very big but has good beds and are nicely furnished, The style is modern in a very old building.
The hotel must be recommended for a stay in central Bratislava. It is clos to everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Culpeper
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I had a group in this Hotel on the 18 Sept to the 21 Sept 2012. The hotel is a great location right in the pedestrian area. The rooms were small but confortable, clean and efficient. The service was wonderful..a good breakfast....included. The price was good.

One night was very noisy from the bar across the little alley.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: APLEND CITY Hotel Michalska
Address: Bastova 4, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
Location: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava > Staré Mesto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — APLEND CITY Hotel Michalska 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APLEND CITY Hotel Michalska is located in a very quiet street of the pedestrian zone of the Old Town, Bastova Street 4. Bastova Street is considered to be the narrowest and most romantic street of Bratislava. Street itself tells many stories. It was built in 13th and 14th century and in medieval age and for centuries it used to be famous for being a home of the city hangman. His house was demolished and replaced with a new baroque building in the middle of 18th century right facing the property of our hotel. Hotel Michalska is neighboring to majority of embassies and also therefore our location is very safe. All sights on hand - we are only a 1 minute walk to nearby Saint Michael’s Gate, cafe and entertainment Michalska Street or medieval Kapucinska Street, just about a 5 minute walk to the Opera or Presidential Palace. The nearby Bratislava Castle you can reach in 20 minute walk, which is a time you need to get to Danube River too. ... more   less 
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