After getting off the train, we made our way towards Hotel Kyjev, not really knowing what it looked like. It is a post communist hotel in the colours of communist grey, the largest hotel around. Once inside we were confronted with probably the largest foyer we have ever seen inside a hotel, complete with a yellow Trabant !! We later learnt that in its day ,this was the place for the communist party to hold its shindigs!
The room that we had was as basic as it comes, in need of a complete renovation, but the linen and towels were changed and clean every day, and I have to say so was the room. (although you could see daylight through the towels if held up to the light !!)
The breakfast was fantastic, and lots of it, although I did feel as if I was a guest in a youth hostel!!
When we were out and about in Bratislava,no matter where we were, we could always see the Hotel Kyjev, mainly because the curtains were blowing in the wind, and the hotel looked as if it was in a war zone with no windows in it!!
If you are looking for a basic, cheap hotel, with a good bar area, and a great breakfast,and can keep the notion that it is a relic from the communist era, then this is the hotel for you, because you will never forget it!!
If you need fluffy slippers and a bathrobe,forget it
This will be a hotel that you will always remember !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High-rise Hotel located in the center of the old town, adjacent to department stores. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kyjev Hotel Bratislava