27 December 2005

New Year’s Eve

The capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations “Welcome to Partyslava” will take place throughout the day at 4 different points in the centre of Bratislava. The celebrations will begin on Hviezdoslavovo square, culminating at midnight on the Dunajske embankment. The climax of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations: a light-acoustic-firework show with live drummers, illuminated countdown of the last seconds of the old year, and fabulous fireworks launched directly from the Danube.

12 December 2005

Bratislava Christmas Tree

Christmas Market is one of the most amazing and popular events of Bratislava. You can also see Bratislava Christmas Tree. The city is full of stalls with folk handicraft products that will serve as beautiful Christmas gifts for the whole month long. In the Christmas atmosphere, you may have anything ranging from bread with lard and onion, through pancakes with goose livers, grilled specialities up to sweet pancakes with poppy, walnuts and domestic apple pie. Everything may be washed down with excellent mulled wine, Christmas punch or mead.

Bratislava Photo

07 December 2005

Bratislava webcam

The new webcam has been installed in Bratislava at The Main Square. Look at the Bratislava webcam.

03 December 2005

Moulin Rouge Bratislava

Moulin Rouge topless bar in Bratislava is the part of the biggest beer halls in Europe called Mamut.

Moulin Rouge
Cintorinska 32 (view the map)

25 November 2005

Casino Weekend Break in Bratislava

Enjoy a great weekend in Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. Bratislava is the newest destination for city breaks. Stay in a luxury 4* hotel with private return airport transfers and enjoy Casino Vouchers to the value of 30 Euro each.

Bratislava, Slovakia has hit the ground running as an up and coming location for weekend city breaks. The historical backdrop of Bratislava is perfectly suited for a romantic getaway for couples, a place for friends to reconnect, or an unexplored family excursion. With centrally located accommodation, everything is a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Casino package includes:

  • 2 Night's Accommodation in a Double/Twin room with breakfast buffet in the brand new 4* Crowne Plaza (opened September 1st 2005)
  • Return Transfers from the Airport to your hotel in Limousine
  • 20 Euro in Betting Chips per person
  • 2 Free Drinks - alcoholic or non-alcoholic in the Casino
  • VIP Membership to the Casino in the Hotel

24 November 2005

Bratislava Christmas Market

The Christmas market in Bratislava is one of the most notable events of the year. Bratislava Christmas Market takes place in the atmospheric Main Square in the Old Town of Bratislava. Stalls are nestled together selling handcrafted ornaments and gifts for the holiday season. You can buy local Christmas specialties such as mulled wine, Christmas punch, lokse (potato crepes) with sweet and savoury fillings and a variety of Christmas decorations and gifts such as handmade crystal, copper forged pots and pans, wooden statues and figurines, corn husk dolls, beautiful pictures and photographs, and toys for children of all ages. The air is filled with laughter and joy as tourists and locals stand shoulder to shoulder sipping glasses of mulled wine or mead and enjoying Slovak holiday delights such as sweet pancakes filled with poppy seeds, apples and walnuts, pancakes with goose liver and hot sausages and pork sandwiches off the grill.

25.11.2005 to 23.12.2005 - starting from 10:00 to 22:00

23 November 2005

Bratislava accommodation

Bratislava has changed a lot lately. Except for becoming the business centre of the Eastern Europe, our Little Big city is also turning into the very popular city break destination. With several cheap airlines flying to Bratislava, more and more travellers use the chance to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the well preserved medieval Old Town with its many attractions. Charming historical buildings, several museums and galleries, cheap food & drinks, shopping possibilities and friendly people, those are just a few things that attract many visitors all year round. Bratislava also offers quality accommodation ranging from cheap hostels to the top class luxury hotels. Check the offer of Bratislava Hotels. As analternative, there are also several Serviced Holiday Apartments offering more space and privacy then a hotel at the very reasonable rates. Come and experience the cosy atmosphere of Bratislava.

14 November 2005

Senior Weekend in Bratislava

Senior Weekend - Special offer
  • only for guests over 60 (minimum one person must be older than 60)
  • accommodation in quality room of the Hotel Marrol's
  • including buffet breakfast, mini bar and coffee marker in room
  • 1000,-Sk voucher to the hotel restaurant Messina, slovak wines tasting
  • 2 tickets for opera or ballet performance in the Slovak National Theatre, booking necessary at least one week ahead
  • a bottle of sparkling wine and sweet surprise to welcome you upon your arrival
  • voucher for 2 hours in the hotel relax center Jasmine SPA

Quality room offers: single and double air-conditioned rooms exquisitely furnished in retro style, separate bathroom with a bath-tub or a shower, "heavenly beds", safe, color TV, pay TV, DVD-player, interactive multimedia channel system, direct dial telephone, ADSL Internet access, mini bar, coffee maker, hairdryer, bath salts and oils, free access to the hotel fitness center.

For reservations contact us: esem.sk@gmail.com

price: 369,-EUR / 2 persons / 2 nights

12 November 2005

Relaxation center

The Center for Relaxation in hotel Devin provides the widest range of services of any Center in Bratislava hotels. Only few visitors can resist the heated swimming-pool with counter current flow lit by a magic combination of day and artificial light and a modern fitness centre where you can improve you physical and psychological state under professional supervision.

A part of this "regeneration and rest island" is the sauna (dry and steam), eddy current (Jacuzzi) and solarium, everything at the disposal to the hotel guests as well as other interested persons.

The Center for Relaxation offers Hot Stones Massage, Classical Massage, Thai massage.

Relaxation Center

Hotel Devin Bratislava

Hotel Devin, named after a near-by standing castle Devin is located in the historical centre of Bratislava (in the past called also Preslavburg, Presburg, Braslavgrad, Possen, Pozon, Prespork ...). Bratislava is placed in the picturesque surroundings of the foothills of Male Karpaty and the edge of the Danube lowlands.

The hotel was built by famous Slovak architect Emil Belus, the autor of many important buildings in our town. The Hotel Devin is now a protected cultural monument.
In Bratislava, the thousand years old town, we can find the neolitic settlement as well as the Celtic setting, remains of the Roman military camp and other valuable remainders from the past. In 1291 Bratislava was given the royal town privileges. In 1919, Bratislava became the capital of Slovakia and in 1993 the capital of the independent Slovak Republic. Today it is the centre of cultural and social life in Slovakia.

The hotel offers you accommodation in rooms that have been completely renovated in the classical style. You may choose among single or double rooms, small or large suites. The total capacity of the hotel is 100 rooms with bathrooms, TV set with satelite programs, mini-bars (fridge) with drinks and telephones. All hotel is air-conditioned.

Hotel Devin Bratislava

08 November 2005

Alizé Restaurant & Club

It is a restaurant in the style of haute couture cuisine. It is located on 4th floor of the fashion house Alizé in the historical building of the former house of Tomáš Bata, straight next to Michalská Tower. The combination of the most quality products of unique quality, design, wide offer of beverages, pleasant environment, professional service provides its clients with pleasant moments and unrepeatable gastronomic experience. During summer months it can offer also a beautiful terrace with a lovely view of the old town.

Bratislava restaurant


05 November 2005

The New Bridge Bratislava

Constructed within 1967 - 1972 over the Danube-river, it acquired appreciation of „Construction of the 20th century“. Authors of the design, J. Lacko a A. Tesar designed it as a steel bridge suspended on a single pylon. At the top of the pylon, in the height of 80 m, there is a restaurant connected with the bridge itself via an inclined high-speed lift in one of arms of the pylon as well as via emergency staircase with 430 steps in the other arm. The bridge is 431.8 m long and 21 m broad of two levels. Total mass of steel structure, including the pylon, is 7,537 tonnes.

New Bridge photo by Bratislava Photo

Savoyka - top Bratislava restaurant 2005

Savoyka Restaurant is located next to the Carlton hotel in the Old Town of Bratislava. Awarded as Top Bratislava Restaurant 2005 by Trend magazine.

Savoyka Restaurant

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday: 11:30 – 23:30

31 October 2005

Bratislava taxi

Taxi services in Bratislava are cheaper if you order it by phone. The most popular Taxi services are:

MB Taxi - Mercedes Benz Taxi
tel: +421 2 16916

Delta Taxi
tel: 421 2 16016

FUN Taxi
tel: 421 2 16777

VIP Taxi
tel: 421 2 16000

26 October 2005

24 October 2005

Eurovea Bratislava - the new trade center

Irish company Ballymore Properties have secured a 200,000 m2 riverfront location (Eurovea) - with retail, leisure, office and residential development as well as an innovative riverfront park, pedestrian friendly streets and a major new public square planned. This development will dramatically change the face of the capital city and according to Ballymore "a renewed Eurovea exemplifies the level of commitment and belief Ballymore has in the future of this increasingly vibrant city".

The design is a collaboration between the leading architects Bose International, the Slovakian practice ReSpect and Irish practice Murray Olaoire.


19 October 2005

New flight Bratislava - Dublin

SkyEurope Airlines, Slovakia’s largest carrier and first low cost airlines in Central and Eastern Europe celebrated its new direct service between Dublin and Bratislava last Friday, October 14th.


12 October 2005

Presporacik sightseeing tour

“Presporacik” sightseeing tour draws you into the rich history and beauty of the Bratislava’s Old Town district. You can intimately experience the king’scrowning path, the oldest Bratislava streets, squares, palaces, churches and pubs… in a pleasant atmosphere and comfort of the purposefully-built vehicle – cabriolet, jointly developed with the Bratislava’s Old Town municipality. Our “Presporacik” passes through the picturesque pedestrian zone, while you listen to audio guide recordings available in Slovak, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese languages. Departing point in front of the Slovak National Theatre.


10 October 2005

Closest hotel to Bratislava Airport

Closest hotels to Bratislava Airport are Hotel AVION (Ivanska cesta 15, phone: +421 2 43292206) and HOTEL PLUS ** (Bulharska 72, phone: +421 24329 4445). If you are looking for high quality hotels then try accommodation in The Old Town.

Location of the Bratislava Airport on the map

Vienna airport
Bratislava Airport

French Restaurant - Hotel Devin Bratislava

The Hotel Devin is famous for its haute cuisine enjoyed not only by the accommodated guests but also the city inhabitants. The high standard is also confirmed by awards achieved in recent years. The prestigious French Restaurant, its wine archive with carefully selected sorts of wine, spacious Cafeteria and smaller Lobby bar are the choices of gourmets seeking a perfect harmony of tastes. The famous French Restaurant offers the best in international and Slovak cuisine.

Bratislava Restaurant Guide

French Restaurant - Hotel Devin Bratislava

08 October 2005

Low cost flights to Bratislava

SkyEurope Airlines is the Central Europe’s leading low cost airline and offers flights to 23 destinations from Bratislava.

Ryanair offers flights from Bratislava to Frankfurt, London and Milan.

Flights from London Luton to Bratislava.

Wizz air
Offers flights to Krakow, Katowice and Budapest which are close to Bratislava.

04 October 2005

Residence accommodation in Bratislava

Residence Sulekova
MaMaison Residences offers accommodation at Residence Sulekova in Bratislava. Exquisitely transformed by renowned British architectural firm, Jestico + Whiles, and featuring the most carefully selected modern furniture and decorations, this residence strives to create a uniquely calm and delightful atmosphere. Located in a unique setting in one of Europe’s historic capitals, Residence Sulekova affords guests an extraordinary view of Bratislava’s historical city centre. Apartments from 35 m2 to 110 m2, rates from 125 Euro to 390 Euro, available for long and short term stays.

Residence Sulekova

30 September 2005

Preégo restaurant Bratislava

Preégo restaurant is located at the pyramid building of the Slovak radio. Don't be scared if you see the entrance - interior of the restaurant looks much better than the exterior. This restaurant is mostly visited by business clients. Awarded as the Top Bratislava restaurant 2005 by Trend magazine.

Bratislava Restaurant Guide

09 September 2005

Accommodation in Bratislava - Hotel Danube

Hotel Danube, ranking: ****

A first-class hotel situated in the historic heart of Bratislava offers a beautiful view over the Danube river and Bratislava Castle.There are 276 guest rooms located on four floors, of which 70 are executive rooms, 12 suites and 4 apartments. All rooms are equipped with central air-conditioning, satellite and movie TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access and minibar. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled people are available as well.

Bratislava restaurant - Pizza Mizza

Restaurant Pizza Mizza is located in the town center in architectonically interesting art-nouveau corner house. The cuisine is characteristic for a pizzeria, as it contains above all a wide selection of genuine Italian pizza baked on wood in a classical oven, pasta, as well as a complete menu ranging from appetizers, soup, grilled meat specialties, salads, and deserts. The restaurant contains a non-smoking zone, separated from the smoking part, as well as an efficient ventilation system, and air-conditioning. It’s possible to watch your pizza being made right from your table, since the oven is located in an open space. The restaurant is equipped with easy-going music and video with a non-stop entertainment program. Pizza Mizza offers the largest pizza in the town with the diameter of 50 cm.

Pizza Mizza

04 September 2005

Apollo bridge over Danube is opened

Apollo bridge Bratislava
Apollo - the fifth bridge over the Danube river in Bratislava was opened on 4th September.

Photos of Apollo bridge

Accommodation in Bratislava - Patio hostel

Built in 2005 Patio hostel offers accommodation in 2, 3 and 4 bedded rooms and dorms for more than 50 people. It's located 10 minutes from the bus and railway station and 5 minutes from the city center. Kitchen, laundry room, cable TV and free internet access is available. Accommodation costs from 12 € to 22 € .

Patio Hostel, Spitalska 35, Bratislava

Accommodation in Bratislava - Hotel Marrol's

Hotel Marrol's, ranking: ****

Hotel Marrol's is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Bratislava within walking distance (5 min.) of the Slovak National Theatre, The Old Townhall, St. Martin's Cathedral. The Danube quay is only minutes away. Carefully renovated historic building of the hotel is registered in the Central List of Cultural Landmarks of Bratislava.

Hotel Marrol's is one of the finest four star hotels in Bratislava. We invite you to enjoy the unparalleled level of luxury and hospitality with unique atmosphere of retro style, that will take you back to the times when the stylish New York's "The Cotton Club" was at its best and when Paris was astonished by the first Edith Piaf's songs. Hotel offers air conditioning, latest technical equipment, unlimited high-speed wireless Internet access and parking provided in an underground garage.

How to get from Bratislava to Vienna by train

Trains to Vienna departure from Railway station Bratislava Petrzalka. To check timetables visit http://www.kvc.sk/. It is cheaper if you buy round ticket in Slovakia (Bratislava - Vienna - Bratislava costs 320 SKK). You can pay by credit card or by cash at the railway station.

Location of the Bratislava Airport on the map:

Location of the Railway station Bratislava Petrzalka on the map:

Vienna airport
Bratislava Airport

Source: Visit Bratislava

03 September 2005

Accommodation in Bratislava - Carlton hotel

Radisson SAS Carlton hotel, ranking: ****

Beautifull building located in the Old Town Center near The Slovak National Theatre. Hotel is located in the heart of Bratislava opposite the National Opera and Philharmony. The main business area and embassies are just a short walk away.

Originally constructed in 1837 as the Inn at the Three Green Trees, the Carlton Hotel has always been one of the most prestigious buildings in the Slovak capital. Today, under the management of Radisson SAS, this luxurious hotel can once again command centre stage. The hotel has 24-hour room service, a news-stand and a shopping arcade with a jeweller, hairdresser and many other outlets.