This is part eight of a twelve part trip report from my travels to Prague, Nice, Bratislava, Sorrento, and Rome. I was extremely impressed with my stay at the Sheraton Bratislava and this trip report includes details from that weekend stay.
- Delta BusinessElite 767-300ER JFK-PRG (Prague)
- Hilton Prague Old Town
- CSA Czech Airlines Crystal Lounge Prague
- Czech Airlines PRG-NCE (Nice) / NCE-PRG
- Le Méridien Nice
- Nice Côte d’Azur Lounge
- Sheraton Bratislava
- SmartWings PRG-NAP (Naples)
- Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel
- Marriott Autograph Collection – Boscolo Palace Roma
- Alitalia Giotto Lounge Rome
- Alitalia B777-200ER New Magnifica Business Class FCO-JFK
I booked a last minute non-refundable rate of EUR 99 per night for a classic non-smoking king room…
however, I was upgraded to a junior suite with my SPG Platinum status.
The hotel opened in 2010, though it still feels brand new. My junior suite was by far the nicest room I had throughout this trip. The suite has a large foyer, combined open living room / bedroom, and gigantic bathroom with a fantastic rain shower. It’s evident that the room was recently designed as there were multiple USB chargers, international power ports, and outlets everywhere! The wifi was very strong (unlike every other hotel during my European trips this summer). I also found the bed more comfortable than the Westin Heavenly beds (gasp) from my last three Westin stays. Perfectly sized pillows and a comfy mattress and duvet.
Besides the previously mentioned amazing shower, the bathroom had dual mirrors and vessel sinks, as well as a separate bathtub.
Water views – Note, there is a club at Cinema City and you’ll hear the music until around midnight if you want the water view. It’s loud but not intolerable, though we were out both nights and it was quiet by the time we came home.
The outlet in the safe actually worked…another first for this trip.
We arrived around 8pm on a Friday night and although the lounge was not staffed, it was still open (until 11pm). We used are card to enter and found an empty but modern lounge with ample seating areas overlooking the main lobby. There were wine bottles open, cold beers in the fridge, and spirits on the counter. Some light snacks were also out at that time…
The great part about an un-staffed lounge was being able to stock up on waters to bring back to the room!
The hotel is located in the new city quarter named Eurovea on the Danube embankment (it’s essentially a huge modern waterfront, dining, and mall area.
Overall, we loved the Sheraton. In fact, when my colleagues are asked “how was Bratislava”, they respond with – the Sheraton was great! We weren’t exactly overjoyed to return back to the Hilton Prague Old Town at the end of the weekend.
When it comes to Bratislava, Euro Trip was just a tad bit off, it rocked! The old town and newly updated waterfront were great, but my favorite activity was a canoe ride down the Danube as we followed the “Iron Curtain Escape Path” from Slovakia into Austria.
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