Bratislava is the perfect destination for romance and a favorite for newlyweds to unwind on their honeymoons. Here are some tips from our concierge cupids:
Stir the senses
The Old Town (Starý Mesto) is the place to be for relaxed meanderings. Take in the tree-lined, cobblestone streets, narrow passages and tempting stop offs round every corner. Pause for lunch at Cafe Verne, a cozy spot preferred by locals for its soups and salads. Save room for freshly made sweet cakes at Cafe Mayer, where their famous coffee is the ideal accompaniment to a spot of people watching on the cobbled square.
Fairytale memories to treasure
A city rich in history, Bratislava boasts enough castles to help you create your own fairytale every day of the year. Explore the city’s rich cultural heritage at Devin Castle, situated above the Danube and the Morava rivers, with its breathtaking vistas. Dating back to 864, the imposing castle has hosted centuries of military activities which in recent years have given way to evening entertainment like concerts and plays.
Go al fresco
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by picking a picnic spot on the spacious green lawns of the Grassalkovich Garden behind the Presidential Palace. Eat like a true Bratislavan by packing spicy klobasa sausage, traditional bryndza cheese and a chilled bottle of Slovakian Riesling. Heading a little further afield, Kuchajda Lake is a great place for a dip during summer and transforms into a magically romantic ice rink in the winter.
So near, so spa...you’re never too far from the perfect pampering experience in Bratislava. At the welcoming family-owned Sauna Penev, take your pick from the traditional Finnish steam, try a thoroughly modern infrared sauna or say goodbye to stress with massage services and indoor pools on site. Or do as the locals do and head to nearby Lake Drazdiak to stay cool on the hottest days.
Delicious food and lovely views of Bratislava
Situated on the edge of Old Town, the stylish modern eaterie LemonTree is just a stone’s throw from our Grand Radisson Blu Carlton, offering a delicious fusion of Thai and Mediterranean cuisine designed to melt the heart of lovers of fine cuisine. Then, why not head upstairs to the Sky Bar to enjoy spectacular views of the iconic Bratislava castle and city along with a cocktail from the head-spinning menu?