One of the many benefits of travelling by train in Europe is the convenience it offers by dropping off passengers directly in the heart of the city. Our comfortable 4 hour train journey from Prague to Bratislava with RegioJet ended with us being dropped off in the city which was just a 10 minute walk away from our hotel. The old town of Bratislava is located south of the hotel which you could get to on foot in under 20 minutes, so the location was pretty good. With that being said, the charming capital of Slovakia isn’t too big, so you could get to most tourist sites on foot. Trams and buses are also another alternative option, which comes with good value with our Bratislava Card which offers unlimited public transportation around the city.
After the short walk from the train station to the hotel across the train tracks, we were greeted at the check in desk cheerfully by the hotel staff. The initial impressions of the property so far have been pretty good upon arrival, the lobby’s adorned with many lounging areas and it was spotless.
The room was sized adequately, with all the essentials you would need, but they skimped on the bathroom amenities though, which was easily replenished after a quick phone call to the front desk.
The lobby of the Mercure is where you’d find the bar and restaurant, there’s even a little business centre located beside the entrance of the hotel. If you need to grab a quick workout during your stay, there is a pretty decently equipped gym located on the upper floors of the property.
Overall I would highly recommend this hotel, its proximity to the train station’s excellent. For guests arriving and departing via rail, you’d find this extremely convenient. There are little cafes nearby, even the tourism office is located within the train station itself which made getting our Bratislava city card easy. There’s also a tram station right outside the hotel which will take you directly to the old town. When choosing your holiday accommodation, it’s always location, location, location.