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Oktoberfest in Bratislava will only celebrate the season of good beer with a two-day program, on October 6 and 7 this year. The beloved celebration will take place at Tyršovo nábrežie, on the banks of the Danube. Albeit small scale, this is an international event, uniting breweries from Slovakia, Moravia, Austria, and Germany. There will be no less than 15 such breweries showcasing their signature brews and seasonal specials. A large selection of bottled beers from all over the world adds a plus of diversity much anticipated by beer connoisseurs. Foods typical to Oktoberfest celebrations all over the world, like large warm pretzels and sausages, will be available as well.
Musical entertainment is the main offer in the program of the festival, with a variety of concerts, including punk ‘n’ roll, punk rock, foxtrot, tango, swing, jazz, indie pop, and hip hop. The festival is part of the White Night in Bratislava 2016 event, which offers visitors an unconventional artistic night walk through the city, full of new experiences and sensations.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see art installations, and a whole range of attractions in a new light: animated unconventional spaces, parks, bridges, embankments, facades, and much more. About 45 stops are planned for the event, which takes place at night, October 8-9, from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am. There will also be interactive games, art installations, and an after party at Ateliér Babylon, the official after party of Nuit Blanche 2016.
Accommodation is usually hard to find during these events, so book ahead. Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava has a special offer for stays of two nights of longer this season, allowing you to save up to 20% off the standard rate. In addition, we’ll pamper you with a milkshake and with delicious cookies. The offer comes with other perks, like free use of the fitness area and sauna.
For those with no preference for beer and pretzels, October offers several other entertainment opportunities. One of them is the Red Bull Flying Bach, a unique show at Istropolis, featuring the dance group Flying Steps with a special breakdance performance on Bach’s well-known work “Well-Tempered Clavier.” You can check out the official Visit Bratislava website for more exciting events during your stay in our city in October.
Bratislava Castle is one of the Slovakian gems that dominate the views from your window at Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava. Beyond the walls of the hotel, the world outside opens with countless possibilities for the curious traveler. When you tour the neighborhood you will find several interesting restaurants.
Dining near Mamaison Residence Sulekova
There are several interesting eateries not far from Mamaison Residence Sulekova, and one of them is U Mamičky – at Palisády 731/40. It is a romantic spot, with a beautiful summer garden open when the weather is fine, and elegant interiors. It serves both Slovak and international cuisine, with a special focus on fresh fish, octopus, squid, mussels and lobster. Fish and seafood are usually imported from Croatia. If you dine as a couple, try the Dalmatian fish platter for two. The restaurant also serves grilled meats, soups, and salads.
Soupa Bistro (Kozia 602/11) is casual and unpretentious, great for a light bite. They serve honest soups, as well as a wide selection of classic stews, vegetarian specials, and all kinds of fresh salads every day. They also bake cakes to order, and have a good range of sweet and savory pies to choose from. This is a good destination for gluten free meals.
Soupa Bistro is a homey place, within minutes from Mamaison Residence Sulekova. Just walk down Sulekova St. to Kozia St. and you will find it easily.
For more exotic meals, check out Ashoka – an authentic Indian restaurant at Hodžovo námestie 568/2. Here, every dish is prepared with original Indian ingredients, spices or herbs, imported from India. The chefs themselves are Indian chefs, so you can count on authentic taste and flavors. The restaurant offers a large variety of vegetarian and vegan foods, but also meat based mains. Their mutton Dopyaza is out of this world.
Another Indian restaurant, Gnesh Utsav at Vysoká 2A, specializes in Ayurvedic and vegetarian cuisine. In fact, this is the first Ayurvedic restaurant in Bratislava and Slovakia. Their daily menus change regularly, always counting on soups, curries, rice, chutneys, and desserts.
Beetroot Kitchedy at Ganesh Utsav – absolutely delicious.
Still on the exotic food trail, Samir offers authentic Lebanese cuisine, cocktails, and entertainment. All the decor elements you will see here in the dining room are original, imported directly from the Arabic world. The restaurant takes you on a a trip to the Middle East through food and original art ornamenting its walls.
The tabbouleh at Samir is the perfect menu choice for vegans and vegetarians.
Jasmin 1 at Židovská 7 is a Chinese restaurant, one of the best of its kind in the city. It has a fortunate location, opposite the St. Martin Cathedral, just below the castle in the historic center of Bratislava. Despite its central location, this restaurant keeps its prices low, allowing you to dine here on a budget, while still appreciating authentic, hearty meals.
These are just some of the restaurants you can enjoy not far from Mamaison Residence Sulekova, and very close to landmarks like the Museum of Pharmacy, the Museum of Arms, the Milan Dobeš Museum, the Arthur Fleischmann Museum, and the Museum of Jewish Culture, to mention but a few.
All this month on Hlavné, Františkánske and Hviezdoslavovo squares in Bratislava the wonder that is a Slovakian Christmas comes to life. Amid this magical cultural and festive atmosphere the most beautiful part of town rings with the sound of carols, smells of traditional foods, and smiles with the good humor of the season.
As you might expect in the heart of Europe, Bratislava’s Christmas markets are both a cliché, and a surprise each year. Seasonal events played out before the booths filled with handmade products of wood, ceramic, glass, textiles and more, put one in the mood for Saint Nicholas and the spiritual wholesomeness that is Christmas. Products created and offered by the Association of the Guild of Historical Crafts are a rare form of creative magic.
And the food, traditional or otherwise, simply adds a flavorful overtone to an already emotionally charged festival. Traditional gastronomy, principally cabbage soup with fish and fresh barbecued meats, are simple folk food, and simply delicious. Once the tummy is warmed with a hot meal, and the soul kindled with the Yule tide spirit, the honey cakes and lokše (baked potato pancakes) with Christmas mead help complete for visitors memories to last forever.
If you’re intending on arriving just before Christmas then don’t miss the Christmas programs where theater performers tell the tales and stories of Christmas. Also be sure and take a ride on the Christmas tram that tours the city. The cable car all alight with a thousands of lights rides the roads of Old Town from 4 p.m. until 8 each night. Music festivals of every description including Jazz, Opera, Reggae, and a Theater Fest further embellish Bratislava’s famous Charity Christmas Bazaar too.
All during the weekends of advent, children from Bratislava, Brno, Vienna and Krakow carol the town with Christmas songs and present traditional customs. Picture yourself in Slovakia’s most picturesque setting, the chilly December air, a cup of warm wine or traditional mead in hand, the sounds of ages old Christmas carols signaling another memorable season about to pass – Bratislava is magic this time of year, a must on anybody’s “bucket list” of places to be during the holidays.
If you stay at Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava, you are already enjoying some of the best hospitality Bratislava has to offer. But the city also invites to explore: there are many things to do in the spring, when nature surrounds you with blooming trees, a colorful little flowers. First, take a stroll up to the Bratislava Castle, a mere ten minutes walk from your Mamaison Residence Sulekova. This Slovakian gem dominates the views from your window at Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava. Its colossal structure is mirrored in the art adorning the walls in rooms and lobbies, in contrast with the contemporary interiors designed by Jestico + Whiles. The residence ranks among the most popular in our beautiful city, for both location, and outstanding value.
The glorious Bratislava Castle, which dominates the city from a rocky hill of the Little Carpathians, offers splendid views over the city from the top. At the foothill of the hill, the beautiful Danube invites for a cruise, or just a short boat ride. Inside the castle, you can attend a classical chamber music concert, or attend a festival.
For more art and culture, visit the Pállfy Palace, which hosts the Bratislava City Gallery, with outstanding contemporary art, as well as classic masters collections. Here you can admire beautiful tapestries from England, a Celtic mint collection, 20th century Slovak fine art, Gothic painting and sculpture, and much more.
Another must see is the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, which can be reached by boat on the Danube. This museum, which opened in September 2000, stands on a 8,000 square-metre park, with a beautiful sculpture garden. The permanent exhibition at the museum features contemporary (post-war) international art.
The Slavín War Memorial is an icon of the city, and a must see. The central obelisk of the monument is more than 39 metres high, and can be observed from many areas of Bratislava. The monument commemorates the city’s liberation by the Red Army in April 1945.
If you are looking for a more relaxing afternoon, surrounded by nature, walk in the opposite direction from our door, towards Horský park, the green lungs of the Old Town, an oasis of peace for all ages.
If Slovakia’s capital had a front door, it would come with a huge postcard of its most iconic landmark, the Bratislava Castle, a central eye-catcher for residents and tourists alike. By far the most photographed attraction in the city, the castle is a place of romantic inspiration, which has fascinated painters and poets for centuries.
This Slovakian gem dominates the views from your window at Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava. Its colossal structure is mirrored in the art adorning the walls in rooms and lobbies, in contrast with the contemporary interiors designed by Jestico + Whiles. The residence ranks among the most popular in our beautiful city, for both location, and outstanding value.
Beyond the walls of the hotel, the world outside opens with countless possibilities for the curious traveller. A ten minutes walk, and you reach the glorious Bratislava Castle, which dominates the city from a rocky hill of the Little Carpathians. Then, the Danube with its blue waves is just a stone’s throw away.
If you are looking for a more relaxing afternoon, surrounded by nature, walk in the opposite direction from our door, towards Horský park, the green lungs of the Old Town, an oasis of peace for all ages. Or skip the park, and head up to the Slavín memorial, to enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
For shopping, the most popular destination is Obchodná, a narrow cobbled street, lined up with small boutiques, budget dining, and several excellent value restaurants. After a daytime whirl around the shops, return at Sulekova, to recharge your batteries in the comfort of your room, with a sip of well-chilled white wine, or a revigorating shower.
Above marketing clichés, Sulekova is a cozy city retreat, with 32 spacious suites, tastefully decorated with contemporary designer furnishings. In family rooms, the vivid colours of the ceiling-to-floor drapes contrast with the calm tones of the furniture, creating a homey atmosphere where young and old will spend unforgettable moments together.
The same soothing decor follows in business suites, where only several daring accents break the rhythm, inspiring the visitor to explore more of Sulekova’s swish and sexy features. Surely, a 20 minutes soak at the sauna will bring on new energy in weary bodies, while the relax area will subdue all the worry and anxiety of a busy day. On to the more active type, Sulekova’s fitness area is an excellent alternative to costly gyms, and comes equipped with enough modern gear, to satisfy every need.