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
Having read the horror stories of getting a taxi outside the airport, I pre-booked Suntransfes . Return journey cost €27. They were on time and we had a people carrier merc to ourselves. Excellent service. They drop you at the end of the road as it is padestrians only but it’s only 2 mins to the hotel.
Check in was quick as we arrived late at night. I had emailed requesting a high room with a view, not knowing what the view would be.....we got a room overlooking the Crown Plaza opposite which was better than brick walls.
The room was great, big and clean. The A/C could be a bit noisy and we couldn’t regulate it, so opened the window as it got quite warm, even though it was 1 deg outside.
We unpacked and had a drink in the bar, reasonable prices for a hotel we thought.
We are early risers so had breakfast between 7 and 7.30am. It wasn’t too busy then. One morning was after 8am and lots of people and waiting for replenishment. Breakfast food was good, plenty of choice.
It had snowed the day before our arrival so paths quite slippy and quite tricky walking upto the castle. Castle was shut on that Monday but we took in the views and had coffee to warm up.
Day two we went to Vienna via train. €10 taxi from hotel to train station, but we didn’t know you can catch the 93 bus across the road for 70 cents! Train was €20 each return but included metro. We went to Stephens Platz which is 3 stops on the metro. Returning to Bratislava train station, turn right and the ticket machines and buses are there, again 93 bus and two stops to the hotel.
Reception gave us directions and We ate twice at Bratislava flagship restaurant, traditional food, great portions and cheap. Turn left out of the hotel and down the hill, over the main road and it’s a bit further down on the left. Recommended. We also ate dinner once at The Farmhouse restaurant in the old town, that is recommended also.
No complains about the hotel or staff, except housekeeping don’t remove any dirty plates or cups, unless you leave them outside your door.
We would use this hotel again.
Booked two rooms, at a very fair price. The hotel is a small distance from the city centre, but the public transport is very good and goes very regularly. Reccomend this hotel. The breakfast is a little busy and noisy but otherwise very good.
My friend and I have just spent two night in this almost perfect hotel.Lovely big rooms(lots of dust under the bed ) great bathroom and bedding and the location was ideal as only a short walk to the old town .The downside is the attitude of some of the staff mainly in the dining room .They are mostly young and seemed to go around in twos ,very slow and not a bit friendly .The jug of filter coffee was cold so I politely asked one of the girls for a ‘hot coffee please ‘she took the jug away and that was the last I saw of her .The one guys are slightly better.Breakfast was one of the best buffets ever ,they just need to invest in customer service (with a smile).
We booked this after reading very positive reviews and certainly weren’t disappointed! The hotel is lovely, very modern with lovely spacious areas and very clean. The room was large and well equipped with everything you need. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a great selection-meats, cheeses, egg station, eggs, bacon, beans, fresh breads and pastries, fresh fruits and yoghurts, and a fine selection of teas and coffees. Could not fault this hotel, great value for money and would definitely recommend!
Lovely spacious and spotlessly clean lounge area, great bar and seating areas with friendly and professional staff. Our room was large with soundproof windows as we were on the 2nd floor and could hear no noise at all. Plenty of toiletries, coffees and 2 bathrobes. The cleaners were efficient and with a central location it really made our stay a relaxing and pleasant one. Would recommend