When the first thing that is said to you when you walk through the door of a hotel is ‘good afternoon, please can I offer you a glass of prosecco’ you know it’s going to be a hotel right up your alley. That’s exactly what happened upon arrival at the Tulip House Boutique Hotel located on Štúrova 10/15 during our recent stay in Bratislava.
Check in was quick and easy and before I had chance to finish my aforementioned glass of fizz I had the room key cards in my hand and we were heading to the second floor, room 201 to be exact. We were allocated a luxurious Deluxe Suite which I imagine is bigger than a number of people’s apartments. It came complete with full kitchen including dishwasher, an open plan seating area, mineral water and free wi-fi. Even though the building dates back to 1903 in an Art Nouveau style and has retained a number of its original features, our room itself was decorated in a modern way.
I must admit we didn’t even venture into the kitchen apart from to grab drinks from the fridge (mini bar, payable on check out) as we were only there for a short break but if we had been there longer it would have been a welcome addition to the room. Complete with washing machine in the en suite bathroom, our room was perfect for longer breaks and short lets. Our suite also had a seating area with large flat screen TV (which I’ll be honest we never switched on) which was a great place to chill out after a long day exploring the city and read the daily paper that was delivered to our door.
Our bedroom was lovely and big with lots of wardrobe space and comfortable king sized bed complete with pillow menu which was a godsend for me as I like a lot of pillows to sleep on. The pièce de résistance was the chocolate placed on our pillow everyday! Yum. There was also another large flat screen TV which we watched the news on every morning as we were getting ready, it’s so easy to forget what’s going on in the ‘real’ world when on holiday/travelling.
The apartment had a toilet room off the seating area and an en suite off the bathroom. As with the rest of the apartment it was decorated in a modern way with toilet, sink, bath and over bath shower. A good selection of complimentary toiletries are also included and refreshed on a daily basis, in case you forget your own.
Breakfast was included in our room rate. We very rarely make it to breakfast on city breaks however as it was served until 10.30am on weekdays and 11.00am on weekends we managed to grab something every morning. The breakfast buffet consisted of the usual – cereals, breads, pastries, cheeses etc. There was also a hot selection including bacon, sausages and beans. We however chose off the a la carte menu each morning, Mr ESLT choosing eggs benedict and me choosing fried eggs. A larger breakfast than we would usually have at home however it filled us up until late afternoon and gave us plenty of energy to explore the city.
The Tulip House Boutique Hotel is a beautiful 5 Star, centrally located hotel meaning all the main sights and attractions in Bratislava are all within walking distance. There is a little super market on the next block which was perfect for snacks for us but equally perfect if you are planning on cooking for yourself in your apartment.
The Tulip House Boutique Hotel also has a number of other amenities including:
- 24 hour reception
- Sun/smokers terrace
- Fitness centre
- Spa (additional charge)
- Pet friendly (additional charge)
- The restaurant Rhapsody (perfect for romantic dinners)
- Café Tulip – ideal for a coffee/lunch
- Meeting rooms
Check out was just as quick as check in and as our flight wasn’t until 6.00pm they happily stored our luggage for us whilst we spent our last few hours sightseeing. We found comfort, elegance and modern style with historical elements in the luxurious contemporary setting and would certainly recommend if you are considering a trip to Bratislava. We would definitely stay here again if we ever return.
- We received a room upgrade in exchange for honest review