Value Score Average Value
Good For Solo
Great value and services
We arrived to Bratislava by morning flight, so we came to hotel about 9-10am. We wanted to see the city and were worried about carring our luggage with us, so we asked receptionist to store our luggage. He said, that we could check.in. That was great (it gave us one more day).
We were worried about the rooms and hotel at all because of some bad reviews I´ve read. Hotel is quite old (I think receptionist said it was built in 1973). Lobby was nice (huge), rooms are simply furnished ( 2 beds, TV (but not international channels), bathroom with toilet). Breakfast are from six till ten, it is like in 4-5 star hotel breakfasts. Lobby bar was open till 22:00 (could be longer). But they had beer for 1€. Receptinists are very helpful (knows good places to have fun).
If you are not looking for luxury during stay, this hotel ist place for you. We had twin room for 30€ with breakfast. We got what we paid for. I am looking forward to stay there again.
Directions: At the border of the city centre, near to all main historical monuments. Good public transport conditions.
Soviet Style but really in the city centre
I stayed here for 5 nights. This is a huge building made of 15 floors. It looks a bit old but in the end the service was okay and rooms generally nice. From the hotel you may easily walk to the historical city center and take a walk to Novy Most so that you can take a look at teh Danube.
Directions: old city center also called Stare Mesto
Communism at it's best
The hotel is all red carpets, smell of cigaretts and dark corners. We liked it because of the kitsch, and because it is authentic. The main drawback was the thin walls. However, the breakfast was superb and the staff friendly. If you are looking for a scandinavian-style place with lots of sunlight and flowers, choose another hotel. But I recommend it to everyone who wants to experience some old communist-feeling.
Unique Quality: 15 floors and superb breakfast.
This hotel is really basic but the location to everywhere is great. The breakfasts are really good and the staff there are friendly and helpful.
dated cheap accomodation
entrance is good -if not impressive easy to get to bus 205 we got from
it is very dated- we seemed to have got the lower standard room which meant no tv, no tea making facilities, but we did have an ensuite bathroom with bath.
the place room does need painting and the carpets could do with at least a deep cleaning or ripping out . its a shame considering the good location and the history it has.
breakfast is from 6-10 -there was a lot of business travellers present as well and the mix of people staying here varied from as i said business travellers to young lads on stag weekends. Quite a mix- nonethe less it was not as noisy as you would expect.We were on the 4th floor.there are 15 floors in this hotel
Unique Quality: cheap
good location u can walk anywhere in bratislava from this place
breakfast is great buffet style but u have a choice helpyour self from a fry, fruit, yogurt,cereal etc and u can get as much as u can eat !
An old Soviet Union hotel.
Just stayed one night here with my friends. You have a nice look out from the top of the hotel Kyjev. I dont complain on the look inside, but they have not fixed it in many years i guess. This hotel needs some renovation and some new things, furnitures and also curtains. But then it looses it´s soul I think. At least the stuff could improve their English skills.
Unique Quality: The hotel is cheap and very central. It has a nice bar and you can sit here and have a good drink or a cold beer and look at the other guests. Not expensive at all. Very delicious drinks too, but dont drink too many!
If you are any way fussy about your accomodation this hotel is not for you. The lobby and bar are fine and you get a good breakfast but the rooms are far from comfortable.
The rooms are dated and shabby and there was no shower in my room, just a bath with luke warm water.
The TV was just on the floor! There was no table or stand for it and the beds were not comfortable.
On the plus side, it is quite cheap for a hotel and it has a good location close to the old town of Bratislava. Staff were helpful.
If your looking for a cheap bed and a good breakfast you could do worse in Bratislava but you could do a lot better too.
Fawlty Towers eat your heart out!
The Hotel Kyjev is not what you might call modern but it is a fantastic place! A traditional Communist built monster of a hotel, but now ironically attached to an enormous Tesco Superstore and one side of the 20+ floor hotel covered in a massive advert. Sadly this meant that we had no view from our room on the 10th floor!
The lift is temperamental to say the least and despite us pressing the 4th floor button in the lift in fact we were 10 floors up! So god knows where the missing 6 floors were!
The decor in the reception and the rooms is 70's and all the better for not being a themed hotel, but the real McCoy. The food is also some of the best I have ever had at a European hotel. The largest buffet breakfast I have ever seen.
We opted for the "Substandard Room" option (yes thats right!) which was still comfortable but sadly the sheets did not cover the length of the bed, the bathroom ceiling was so low you couldn't stand in the shower, the shower itself was a hose attached to the taps, and the windows seemed to be hanging off!
You could say this hotel is so bad that you have to stay there for the experience! Its actually a welcome break from the boring identikit hotels you always stay in, this is really unique and a must for anyone staying in Bratislava. I imagine it will be refurbished sometime soon and converted to a boring modern hotel so get in quick! If its not refurbished it will probably collapse.
It is also the cheapest city centre hotel and sticks out like a saw thumb so you can easily find your way back again. Its not in a dodgy area and we seemed perfectly safe in the vicinity at night, only 2 minutes walk from the Old Town.
Unique Quality: Unique qualities:
Lack of daylight in rooms,
Fantastic enormous mammoth buffet breakfast,
Sticks out like a saw thumb,
Just unique in every possible way.
Directions: You can't miss it. Next to Tesco.
The staff were not friendly at all. One lady in particular was quite curt!
The lifts are not as bad as some reports make out but still do have to wait a while.
The rooms walls must be paper thin - you here everything from the room next door. The TV provided is on the floor and is just a little portable with poor picture.
The bathroom was filthy, i was unable to use the shower.
Parts of the wall around the window/vents had fallen off.
Not in a good location - beggars, unsaviory looking charachters and ladies of ill repute all outside/nearby.
However, the breakfast was one of the best in all my travels - very good!
I thought would be alright for one night - and it was - but if you want to stay for more than 1 night or are not happy to "make do", then dont come here.
Unique Quality: Has a nightclub but i never went to see!
Directions: Just tucked behind Tesco. Cant miss it
This hotel is very centrally located and has a great staff. The "modern" deco almost gives the place a time capsule feel to it. It reminds me of my travels beyond the "Iron Curtain" back in the 70's. The breakfast alone it worth the stay! You can live dangerously by using the lift ... sometimes you'll make it to your floor; sometimes you won't.
The downfall, there were a ton of footballers staying in the hotel and at 05:00, they decided to have a football game right next door! Yes. The walls are thin. Those fabled leather, "pillow coverings" on the joining room doors don't do squat. Some updating is needed, but I would hate to see it all go.
If you're not planning on spending too much time in your room, this the THE place to stay! I still dream about the plastic "tire" looking lamps that hover above the banquet room. I bet the Comerades of the ole Soviet Union were stoked on them!
Unique Quality: Eastern EU time capsule!!!
Directions: Look for a very tall building in the middle of a square! Walk across the street to "Old Town"
I stayed in this hotel because it was in the centre and was cheap. I had toilet and shower in my room and the breakfast in this hotel was very nice.
Not breathtaking but not bad either
i stayed 2 nights there. Service was kind and reception was opened 24hours. hotelNo matter how late i used to return to hotel there were 2-3 persons stand by. Breakfast options not the "most wide" but keep in mind it is a 3star hotel.
The biggest disadvantage was that a side of whole building is covered by a big advertisment. This advertisment is "Self lightened". I mean that in the nights if it happens your room's window to be covered by it you get the impression that outside is still morning eventhough it may is 3 at dawn!!!!! So if y have problems during sleeping with lights (like i do) try to get a room that its window isnt covered by it. Another disadvantage is that building is old so they made some improvements like installing fire distinguishers on corridor's roofs. The problem is that everything is placed a bit untidy so it looks a bit bad. But of course this is very minor issue. Last but not least is the speed of the 2 elevators...tooooo slow! keep in mind that it is a 15storey building
Directions: From train station y get metro No1 and after 6 stops y get off...Hotel is the tallest building there! y cant miss it! It is next to "Tesco". Tesco is the most popular hypermarket there so y can ask locals for it! Hotel is on Rajska str
Not a rip off hotel
In the middle of the centre, all facilities around the hotel. It looks like time is turned 30 years back in time when you enter this hotel...But it is charming. We asked for a room with a view, and it was beautiful!
The walls are thin, don`t expect to sleep all night through...
Hotel Kyjev is a conveniently located hotel that is just a short walk from Old Town. You can see it from just about anywhere in the city. Just look for the big ugly building that sticks out like a sore thumb.
The hotel was built in 1973 and was used by Soviet and other foreign dignitaries and businessmen.
This hotel is not exactly up to western standards, so if you are expecting the Hilton, stay somewhere else. If you want to save some money and aren't worried about ultimate comfort, this is the place for you.
Unique Quality: Rooms are decent. All rooms have a TV, a good sized bathroom, and phone. You can get a single, double, or a suite. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is also a restaurant on site and plenty of street vendors on the outside.
If you get a room facing the city, you will get a great view.
Directions: From Old Town: Get to Spitalska and you will see the hotel
17 floor high-rise hotel built in 1973. Atmosphere 70's nostalgia.
Unique Quality: Great views, Buffet breakfast, friendly stuff, clean. Very minor minus was the noice from other rooms.
Directions: North old town
More about Kyjev
travelling to bratislava for a few days in the beginning of febuary. can anyone recommend cheap accomodation close to the centre?
Re: cheap accomodation
Yes, Grosslingova 15, Apt. no. 5 is very central and will cost you just 1,200 Sk per night for an apartment with kitchen. You can book it through the tourist office at the railway station, or the one in the old town, when you get there.
If you can't get an apartment, there is always the centrally located hotel Kyjev at 1,600 Sk per night.
Re: cheap accomodation
the backpackers hostel on panenska street 31 is also good choise- very close to the centre and nice atmosphere... (about 10 min. by walk from the railway station). hotel kyjev (located next to tesco) is a communistic building with not very good service
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