Slovakia: Hotels

Kempinski Hotel River Park, Bratislava, Slovakia – Review

Bratislava’s central position in Europe has made it a much sought after launching pad for those venturing east and, as I returned from the High Tatras Mountains in the easternmost part of the country, it was a logical place to stop.  The city is set in the hills of the Small Carpathians and on the edge of the Danube flats, where the mountains and the Danube River meet.
Kempinski recognized the …

Winter Getaways off the Beaten Path

Winter Getaways off the Beaten Path

It’s that time of year again; everybody’s in a frenzy shopping for the right gifts and making travel plans for the snowy weeks ahead.  The perfect antidote to the chaos of the holiday season is to escape to a less populated nook of the globe – preferably one that’s under a foot or two of snow.  Read on for our top five recommended winter getaways.
The Equinox Resort
Manchester, Vermont 
While most of …

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia – Hotel Review

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia – Hotel Review

Seldom does a hotel review require a background geography briefing, but there’s a first time for everything, so here goes.  The High Tatras Mountains are a range of mountains along the border of northern Slovakia and southern Poland and are part of the Tatra Mountains chain.    The 17 tallest peaks (all of which are on the Slovakian side) run over 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) high.
One of the most picturesque parts …

Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, Slovakia Review

Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, Slovakia Review

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, has long been overshadowed by other major cities in Central Europe but the city has many unique attributes and historic sites that make it worth a visit.
Bratislava’s strategic position (it sits astride the Danube River and is the only capital city in the world to border two independent countries, Austria and Hungary) and multi-cultural history have lured many global companies to the city, bringing …