Grand Hotel River Park is an exceptional luxury hotel managed by The Luxury Collection of Starwood. It is situated along the banks of the Danube river in Bratislava, only steps away from the city’s historical center and a thirty-minute drive from Vienna International Airport. The hotel’s uniqueness is underlined by the number of ways it can be reached – directly to the heliport on the roof, by boat to private river pier, by train, car or bicycle (Danube cycle path).
The hotel, designed by the award-winning Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat who has done projects in 18 European countries, opened its doors in 2010, and ever since then is among the crown jewels of the Bratislava’s touristic offer. We had a chance to spend few days at this lavish place and the first thing we noticed when we arrived is that the hotel’s contemporary exterior is paired with lush interior, designed in modern yet very luxurious manner, with sophisticated decoration. We quickly discovered that hotel’s interior is inspired by the passion for roses of the famous Habsburg monarch Maria-Theresia. Welcomed by friendly, professional and helpful staff we were escorted to our magical room, wrapped in pleasant golden and beige colors with modern furniture and beautiful view over Danube.
Danube Suite Bedroom
Grand Hotel River Park offers an opulent selection of 191 rooms and 40 suites, in seven different categories, including the largest and most prestigious Presidential suite in the country, with its own private terrace and magnificent view over Bratislava and the banks of Danube river. All rooms are very stylish, with especially high standards when it comes to design and overall comfort. Most of the rooms have beautiful views at the Danube and the pedestrian zone, where you can see tourists enjoying their endless walks, and local people who consider this place a perfect spot for bicycle riding and jogging.
After having breakfast in hotel’s chic restaurant, we enjoyed blissful spa treatments, from massages, facials, to body treatments at the luxury Zion Spa, that also includes pool and Jacuzzi with the wonderful view. For fitness aficionados, there is a well equipped gym with possibility of individual training with highly skilled professional trainers.
When it comes to evenings in Grand Hotel River Park, you can spend your night out at the Lobby Lounge while trying the finest wines or having a pint of a nice local beer. Having a delicious dinner in hotel’s prestigious River Bank Restaurant is always a good idea, especially in spring and summer, when you can enjoy wide offer of meals at restaurant’s outdoor terraces, with overwhelming luxurious atmosphere and beautiful views. Head chef is Igor Čehy, the Slovakia’s chef of the year 2007 and 2014. His successful career started in Morocco where he gained first hand experience of the honest classic French cooking alongside true master chefs who have continued to have a major influence on his food and cooking until today. He confides in using fresh local ingredients, layering flavors and mastering basic techniques to create a truly harmonious dish that elevates the quality of the main ingredient.
River Bank Restaurant
While visiting Grand Hotel River Park you should also use the opportunity to see the largest and one of the oldest churches in Bratislava, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane SNP New Bridge.
Grand Hotel River Park continues to embody excellence in the art of hospitality. We truly enjoyed our stay and loved everything about this hotel. Whether you are in town for business or you just want to spend holiday in this beautiful city, Grand Hotel River Park is, without a doubt, a perfect place to stay.
Adress: Dvorakovo Nabrezie 6 Bratislava 81102, Slovakia
Phone: +421 2 3223 8222
E mail: email@example.com
Danijela Stanković for Fashionela