The room was ok, the service was poor, but the scene at breakfast was really funny and memorable!
The breakfast is included. When we arrived there, there was virtually no food. We took a few pieces of bread to have with the 2 plastic packages of jam left, and then waited a little. No more food appeared. So then my partner asked one of the staff nearby if there would be any more food coming. They sort of smirked and said maybe, but they couldn't do anything about it. They said, "Only the boss can get the food." I guess that's why they were smirking - this scene probably plays out most days. So she grinned and asked them to ask the boss for more food. They did and then from our seats in the restaurant, we saw the boss briskly leave the boat and head toward the city centre. Within 10 minutes, we saw him whisk back up the boat ramp with a partially-filled plastic bag of food. A few minutes later, he personally put out a small package of poor quality cheese and a small loaf of bread, and then refilled the milk jug. We took some of this food, as did others. Then some men in suits came into the restaurant; they saw the small amount of food there and then went to the boss and complained saying there was now almost nothing again, and there were no eggs or meat at all. Again from our seats, we saw the boss rush out of the boat toward the city centre and then back 10 minutes later with the expected plastic shopping bag, this time even less full. Five minutes later, the cold meat slices appeared, soon followed by some scrambled eggs. But the men in suits were already gone and the restaurant was almost empty. The boss scowled. The staff smirked. We laughed all day about it.
So despite the many other drawbacks that other reviewers have mentioned at length, we actually appreciated our time on this botel as we were able to witness such a scene. We still giggle about it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly refurbished botel with a restaurant located directly on the Danube river. Just a short walk from the city centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Botel Marina Bratislava
- Botel Marina Hotel Bratislava