Perfect Location, Legendary Name
The hotel is located on the main square in the heart of the city, which offers a fairytale setting. The city enchants with its beauty, friendly people, excellent cuisine and downright phenomenal beer. Part of the charm of the city is the legendary Carlton hotel, which is located in one of the most prestigious buildings in Bratislava. The hotel is a genuine hotel institution and a place where history has been shaped and where many important guests stayed when in Bratislava. One of the suites is named after Maria Theresa.
The location is excellent and provides easy access to all of the city attractions. Guests arriving by car will appreciate the underground garage, although it is quite pricey. City transport is well organised in Bratislava and the tram station is literally right out front of the hotel. Bratislava Airport is just 13km away and Vienna Airport, as a regional aviation hub, just 62km away. River transport linking Vienna and Bratislava is also an option.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
In contrast to the outer spirit of protected historic buildings in which the hotel is located, inside a modern design and top quality materials have shaped the interior design: many elegant details and plenty of natural light, despite the dominant white colour ensure that the rooms exude comfort and warmth, while maintaining the original architectural forms.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
The hotel boasts exquisite cuisine based on fresh ingredients and recipes from Austro-Hungarian history. Restaurant Savoy is intended only for breakfast, which is varied and complete. In addition to offering some light lunches, during the day the restaurant turns into a space suitable for business meetings and presentations, which can be extended into the evening and be used for socializing or closed group dinners. The Mirror Bar at the hotel reception has a special atmosphere and is a popular meeting place for both locals and guests. The staff is at the highest level.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The rooms are classically decorated, pleasantly illuminated and in subdued pastel shades. You could say that they have been decorated in accordance with the standards of the hotel chain, although some refreshing of them will soon be needed.
Guests, who are mainly businessmen, mostly appreciate the views of the city centre and the central square with the Opera. Carlton Hall is considered one of the most beautiful congress halls in the city. It can accommodate up to 120 delegates and its special lighting is really eye-catching. The conference centre can host events for up to 380 participants across eight halls and the foyer to the congress centre is spacious and ideal for exhibitions.
DESSERT – The extras
The best thing about this hotel is the front office staff – they are so helpful and professional.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Bad Wi-Fi connection in the rooms.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The sheer dominance of the building and the hotel’s city centre location.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The hotel impresses with its functionality and elegance, and with its own story and sophisticated details it is definitely a venue that combines the classic and timeless with contemporary functionality for a variety of purposes. Its congress centre is among the best in the city and even though it is very gradually starting to show signs of the need for some small updates, particularly the hotel rooms, the overall package is managing to keep up with contemporary requirements. The hotel is ideal for those who opt for a legendary hotel story, as here they can have on that testifies to the hotel building itself and the rich history of Bratislava.
FINAL GRADE: 4.47 BRONZE CITY MEETING HOTEL
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60