In Slovakia you can find international hotel networks Accor (Ibis), Best Western, InterContinental Hotels (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza), Carlson/Rezidor SAS (Radisson). Also the first Kempinski hotels are under construction. They are situated in the beautifully reconstructed historical buildings or in newly built modern premises and provide a guarantee of international quality standards enriched by a specific Slovak charme.
Besides the brands known also across the borders there is in Slovakia an increasing number of smaller and bigger hotels, which were during the last few years reconstructed to a high extent and the quality of their services is increasing constantly. In the whole, the number of hotels and accommodation facilities in general is increasing, so is the quality of services and therewith the price level.
The categorisation of hotels at present divides the hotels into 5 classes. The lower class hotels (** and *) are suitable for less demanding clients, provide simpler accommodation for lower price. You find standard accommodation in ***hotels of the Ibis type, the ****facilities like Crowne Plaza and similar offer higher comfort.
In the higher class hotels breakfast is usually provided in form of buffet breakfast and it is almost always included in the accommodation price. Many hotels of higher classes are equipped by newly built vital worlds and wellness centres and they are becoming an ideal place to relax and get new power. Similarly in more and more hotels conference rooms and equipment is available and they enable to organise the most various events from a smaller seminar to international conference.
In the hotels usually English and German is spoken, less frequent is the knowledge of French, Spanish, Italian or Russian. In the southern part of Slovakia Hungarian is often used.
It is recommended to book the accommodation well in advance, because especially in larger towns the offer is below the demand. It is possible to perform reservations through travel agencies, tourist-information centres or specialised internet portals.