Just last week, I took a trip to Bratislava – the capital city of Slovakia about which I’ll speak extensively in my next post – and stayed in Radka and Daniel’s “Quiet Stylish Central Apt (directly in the Centre)“.The experience was an overall win (price/quality/location/amenities) and I highly recommend it, since it is an example of what an AirBnB experience should be like!
Radka is a sweet, aspiring architect and her boyfriend Daniel is the drummer of the popular Slovak band “PARA”. Together they make the most thoughtful and attentive hosts one can ask for! They share a passion for interior decorating, which is what makes their apartment so special. Both kind and helpful, they took the time to recommend the city’s hotspots and provided us with a map marked with all the must-see locations as well as a Slovakian number and an iPhone (!) device. There is even an iPad showing video instructions for the house appliances!! How cool is that? In addition, they welcomed us – something that they do with all their guests – with a complimentary bottle of local wine and sweet & salty snacks. Awesome!
Situated inside a beautiful building that dates back to the 1910’s, the non-smoking apartment has high ceilings and overlooks the communal garden. Throughout you will find unique and custom-made pieces (i.e. the table that Daniel made out of old computer parts!) and beautiful paintings created by the young and local upcoming artist Dominika Zakova. Daniel & Radka’s vintage flat has modern twists, which shows that they have an eye for detail, and truly complements the city’s spirit.
The spacious apartment can host up to 4 people, 2 in the very comfy bed and 2 in the pull-out sofa, and is super pet friendly! Unfortunately Kiara couldn’t join us… I’m sure though that she would have appreciated it as much as we did.
It is literally a 4 minute-walk from Bratislava’s square, a 10 minute-walk from all the nice restaurants, cafes & bistros and all the major attractions and right next to a local deli where you can find supplies for your stay (open 24 hours!). And while the location is so very central, the apartment is ridiculously quiet – perfect for a good night’s sleep.
So in case you plan a trip to Bratislava any time soon, make sure you book here! You’ll love it, I’m sure, and you’ll also leave your mark forever: a Polaroid photo and a sticker marking the city of your origin on the living room’s map! Now THAT is cool!