Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava
What We Love
- Smart contemporary style in Bratislava's historic heart
- Slovakian dishes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant, and there's a bar for light bites
- The striking façade features giant illuminated postage stamps
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Located on the edge of Bratislava's car-free Old Town
- The wellness center features a modern gym and a sauna
- It's a 15-minute walk to the city's central train station
- A city tax of $2 (€1.65) per person per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the edge of Bratislava’s car-free Old Town, a short walk from the city’s main sights and the Danube, the Austria Trend Hotel provides a modern base in the midst of this historic city. The distinctive façade features giant illuminated postage stamps depicting images of the area (a nod to the hotel’s location near Postova Street), and the contemporary interiors are decorated in neutral colors with splashes of lime green. The guestrooms have dark wood floors, free WiFi, pillow menus, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms with walk-in showers and views of the city or a peaceful inner courtyard. Slovakian specialties are served at breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-day dining room, and there’s a café for light bites and drinks. A modern wellness center (with a sauna and a gym) lets you unwind in style.
In the Area
The Slovakian capital was once a well-kept secret, but Bratislava is making a name for itself as a top European destination. Small enough to explore on foot and pretty enough for a thousand Instagram posts, it’s perfect for a city break. At its heart, and just moments from the hotel, is the picturesque Old Town, which has a grand castle standing guard over the town and overlooking the Danube. Wander the narrow streets and take time to visit the Art Nouveau St. Elisabeth Church, which is painted powder blue. Stop for a coffee at the quirky Stur Café — and inevitably sample the cakes, but save room for some hearty Slovakian cuisine at Prasna Basta. Then walk it all off along the banks of the Danube.
How to Get There
We were on a cycling tour from Vienna to Budapest and had arranged half board in case we arrived so hungry each evening from cycling that we couldn't search the local area. We were aske to choose fro two simple menus neither of which had a vegetarian option. I asked if I could have the starter as the main course and it was agreed I could however in reality it was just the starter as my husband had the same. It was very disappointing and I had to go out for a sandwich and some fruit. They did offer some water melon but I'm afraid in his day and age it isn't unusual to offer a vegetarian meal. My husband's dinner was horrible, a pre pared chicken dish with dry rice and a lettuce leaf. I think it would be better if the hotel said no evening meal available as what was delivered was frankly embarrassing. The rest of the stay was fine for a budget hotel. Clean functional rooms and friendly staff. The hotel is in a quiet shopping area but does have a few drunks outside but they are not a bother. By all means visit this hotel for a short stay but don't eat here.
It is clean but not much service. Lots of tours so the restaurant may be closed with functions and you have to eat at the bar. It is functional. Advice to eat out.
It is very close to the old town so it is quite convenient that way. It is also reasonably priced . Just don't expect much. If you stay on thr six floor there is an executive lounge that has unlimited drinks and canapes after 5:30. It is quiet there and we loved that.
Great hotel in a central location. Just a short drive from the airport. The hotel arranged a taxi from the airport. Large airy bright rooms, nice bathroom, comfy bed, mini bar and facilities to make a hot drink. Breakfast was in a large airy room with a good selection of hot and cold food with freshly cooked omelettes, eggs and crepes. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and places to visit. The main train station is about a 20 minute walk away. You can catch the train to Vienna €14 return well worth a visit.The old town with a fantastic choice of bars, restaurants and cafes is a 10 minute or so walk away. A nice quiet hotel in what can be a busy city. Take a trip down the river to Devin castle.
Great location, right next to bus stop for the airport and a modern shopping centre with a large supermarket.
Also, 5 minutes from the old town, even less to Obochodna Street, where many of the bars and shops are. The short street linking the hotel to Obochodna Street does have a semi-permanent bunch of homeless-looking winos, drinking and sleeping on the benches, sometimes in small groups, but they were never any problem and didn't bother us. It's a fairly busy wee street, so there's usually other people walking by to make you feel safe.
The hotel was built nearly 10 years ago but looks brand new. Except that some areas are not dusted. I ran my hand along a banister on the first floor, going from one set of lifts to the other, and collected a quite a handful of fluff and dust!
However, in general, the place is immaculate, including our room and the restaurant.
The hotel lobby is very impressive, set in an atrium with a gorgeous crystal chandelier, gleaming marble floor and lots of glass..
The staff are nearly all very young. I think that accounts for the comments here about them appearing stand-offish. I put it down to inexperience and lack of confidence. Having said that, they're pretty efficient. They changed our room at check-in without any fuss when my wife requested an outside-facing room instead of one facing the atrium.
Our room was lovely. Clean, modern, stylish, like the rest of the hotel. It was pretty quiet, too.
Bed was large and very comfortable.TV had several English-language news channels.
Bathroom shower very good. Walk-in rain shower with separate hand-held, toiletries provided.
Breakfast was via hot and cold buffet. Very plenteous: lots of everything. A chef will make crepes or omelettes to order for you, but you might have to wait in line. Quality of the food is good, but it's not really hot enough.
Anyway, despite those minor shortfalls, I'd recommend this hotel without heistation, as can be seen from my 4-star rating :)
The hotel is perfectly located between the main train station and the beginning of the old town. The hotel is modern, beds are comfortable, breakfast is solid and included in most rates. Small details are maybe not to everyone’s liking ... the lifts are slow, things in corridors like iron boards and empty bottles are not progressively cleared, but these are really minuscule details. All in all perfect to explore the old town! At the time when we visited there was a group of 50+ Asian school kids, we never found out why they visited but added to the noise level at times.but quite entertaining:-)