The Danubia Gate Hotel belongs among the best four-star hotels in Bratislava. According to rankings by renowned websites like Booking.com and Trip Advisor, it’s one of the top places to stay in the city thanks to its family-friendly atmosphere, luxurious rooms, professional and accommodating staff, and scrumptious cuisine. A stay at the Danubia Gate is truly unforgettable due to the hotel’s perfect marriage of modern and historical, upholding the traditions established when it was first built. The hotel, baring the same name as the mediaeval gate leading to the city centre, is proud to be a favourite among travellers coming to Bratislava, many of whom gladly return.
The first written mentions of Dunajská (i.e. Danube) Street, formerly known as Tonawnewsidel, date back to the 14th century. Originally, it was an undeveloped cart road leading out of town. Grapevines were probably grown here. In the following periods, the German name Donaugasse, or the Hungarian Duna Utca, appeared. Numerous archaeological findings prove, however, that there was also an ancient settlement on this site.
In the 13th century, ruler Andrew III of Hungary ordered Bratislava to build walls around the city which were completed by the end of the 14th century. Thus, the town had three entrance gates – St. Michael’s gate, Laurinská one, and Vydrica one.
After the city walls were completed, settlements and suburbs were established outside of them, and gradually become part of Bratislava. In the 15th century, Sigismund of Luxembourg, fearing the Hussite rebellion, ordered that the Bratislava suburbs be surrounded with high bulwarks and earthwork, thus creating an outer line of defence for the town. Five entrance gates were built, and the Danube Gate was one of them. This naturally predetermined Dunajská/Danube Street’s role as a busy artery that everyone arriving or leaving town had to cross.
The Danube Gate was located on the site of today’s Hungarian-language Secondary Grammar School opposite our hotel and where our hotel currently sits, city walls used to stand. The names Danube Gate and Danube/Dunajská Street were derived from the nearby Danube arm which flowed directly behind the walls. The hotel logo is based on the motif of a gate with the Danube wave, and this symbol is used all over the hotel’s original interior.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, mostly single-storey or two-storey houses of craftsmen and tradesmen populated the street. After industrial factories appeared east of the town behind the original defence line, this street became an important traffic artery.
In 1775, Queen Maria Theresa ordered the demolition of the city walls.
In the 19th century, the Danube arm’s riverbed was drained, and the Danube Gate was pulled down. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the street has undergone modernisation.
One person connected with Dunajská Street was legendary Slovak entertainer, actor and writer Július Satinský, who lived on Dunajská 15 for most of his life, and who has a monument erected here. Thanks to its location close to the historical centre, Dunajská Street is one of the best localities in Bratislava and the history and importance of this place has been revived by the Danubia Gate Hotel.
The hotel was renovated and rebuilt in the 1920s, but the main elements of the functionalist architecture were preserved.
When entering our hotel, visitors are welcomed at reception by a smiling employee and a refreshing glass of sec. Attention to detail is one of several things that separate Danubia Gate from other competitors. Guests can choose from a selection of single and double/twin rooms, as well as a family room, or a room for the physically disabled. Guests looking for a more luxurious experience will love our De Luxe rooms fit with Jacuzzis, or our spacious Double Executive rooms on the top floor that have balconies boasting a beautiful view of Bratislava Castle.
Rooms are equipped with cutting-edge furniture, air-conditioning, internet connection, TV, computers, electric kettles, and many other appliances and necessities. We focus on tidiness and hygiene in our hotel, ensuring our top quality rooms remain spotless.
Our hotel also takes pride in our grand buffet breakfast. In our restaurant and café, guests can choose from a wide range of hot and cold meals and drinks while savouring foreign delicacies and domestic specialties like cakes, spreads, and muesli prepared in the hotel kitchen. Gluten-free food and soya milk is available for those who prefer. Guests who want to enjoy their meal in the comfort of their own room can order breakfast in bed. Every day should start with a hearty and leisurely breakfast and here at the Danubia Gate hotel, allowing our guests to start the day off right is our priority. Within the business breakfast menu, non-accommodated visitors can order a meal.
Our lunch menu is also very popular with both our guests and Bratislava inhabitants. Clients can always choose from tasty foreign meals or opt for traditional Slovak cuisine, prepared from fresh and organic ingredients. Meat-lovers and vegetarians have plenty of options to look forward to. The Street Coffee & Restaurant is popular for its trendy environment, experienced, attentive service, and delicious meals. The modern-style interior will add to your exceptional gastronomic experience.
The biggest asset of the hotel is our employees. Their kind approach, helpfulness, professionalism, and ability to solve any problem to the guest’s satisfaction is what makes our receptionists, waiters, chambermaids and other team members truly special. In reviews and evaluations, this is what sets our hotel apart from competitors. Our friendly and sincere atmosphere is something that cannot be described with words, nor captured in a photo so come experience it firsthand at the Danubia Gate Hotel. Everyone is welcome here.
16. Apr 2018 at 6:00