Bratislava
Slovakia
By Lauren Kmec

Stretching across both banks of the River Danube, Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city and also its capital. Bratislava has long been a prominent port city, and it was also the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1536 to 1783. This lively city is a fascinating blend of old and new: Bratislava’s Old Town area boasts a number of historic attractions, yet much of the rest of the city is very fashionable and contemporary. Bratislava is the historic and cultural center of Slovakia, and its lively atmosphere and friendly citizens make it a ideal tourist destination.

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to visit Bratislava on your next vacation. M. R. Štefánika Airport [aka Bratislava Airport (BTS)] is Slovakia’s largest airport and one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe. Book your flight today with WhatsCheaper.com (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). WhatsCheaper.com can also help you choose a hotel for your stay in Bratislava; simply follow this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Built in the mid 19th century by Count Jan Pálffy, the Pálffy Palace is one of Bratislava’s most notable attractions. Today, the palace houses the Bratislava City Gallery, a valuable collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, illustrations, tapestries, and authentic coins from the mint that existed at this site during Czechoslovakia’s Celtic Period.

WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends visiting Bratislava Castle, one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. Perched high atop Castle Hill in the city’s Old Town area, Bratislava Castle is a cultural monument that is now home to the Slovak National Museum and has recently been a meeting place for the Slovak Parliament since the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Be sure to pause outside the castle to enjoy sweeping views of the city and the River Danube.

Before or after your trip to Bratislava Castle, WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to visit the nearby House of the Good Shepherd, a narrow, late Baroque–style building constructed between 1760 and 1765. Originally, the lower floors of the house were used for business purposes, whereas the upper floors were a private residence. Today, the this building houses the Museum of Clocks, a quirky collection of ~60 locally made antique clocks.

WhatsCheaper.com also suggests a visit to the Blue Church (aka “the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary”), an eye-catching Art Nouveau building constructed in the early 20th century by Hungarian architect Edmund Lechner. Painted in various shades of blue with a roof made of blue-glazed ceramic tiles, the Blue Church is one of Bratislava’s most striking religious landmarks.

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, WhatsCheaper.com recommends spending an afternoon in Hvrezdoslav Námestie, a well-known square in Old Town Bratislava between the New Bridge and the Slovak National Theatre. This popular meeting place was named after Pavol Országh Hviezdoslov, a famous Slovak poet whose memory is honored with a statue in the middle of the square. Hvrezdoslav Námestie is wonderful place to relax at any time of year, especially before or after a show at the neighboring Slovak National Theatre, a multi-purpose arts venue that has been hosting ballet, opera, and drama performances since the 1920s. The Neo-Renaissance Slovak National Theatre building is an important landmark in and of itself, and it is worth a visit, even if you do not have time to see a show.

Finally, WhatsCheaper.com encourages history buffs to see the Slavín War Memorial, which commemorates the fallen soldiers who fought for Bratislava’s liberation at the end of World War II. The memorial’s obelisk rises to an imposing height of 39 meters and is topped with an 11-meter-high statue of a Soviet soldier. This monument is located on a hill high above the city and offers extraordinary panoramic views of the entire city. The memorial is surrounded by a military cemetery that is the final resting place for more than 6000 Soviet soldiers who died during the battle for Bratislava’s independence.
   
So if you are seeking to spend your vacation in a city that effortlessly blends contemporary living with old-world charm, Bratislava is surely the destination for you. Make your travel arrangements today with WhatsCheaper.com and prepare to experience the allure of this spirited European city.

MUST SEE IN Bratislava LIST:

  • 1. Old Town
  • 2. Main Square
  • 3. Devin Castle
  • 4. Cumil
  • 5. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
  • 6. Michael's Gate
  • 7. Slavin
  • 8. Bratislava City Museum
  • 9. Slovak National Gallery
  • 10. UFO Observation Deck

Bratislava EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Bratislava Ball - January
  • 2. Easter Market - March
  • 3. Bratislava City Marathon - March/April
  • 4. Wine Festival - May through September
  • 5. Junifest - June
  • 6. Siege of Bratislava - June
  • 7. Festival of Historic Fencing - July
  • 8. Coronation Celebration - September
  • 9. Bratislava Music Festival - October
  • 10. Bratislava Christmas Festival - November

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DoubleTree by Hilton Bratislava
27/A Trnavská cesta, Bratislava, 831 04, Slovak Republic
By Penny Pepperstein

Welcome to Bratislava! The Danube River mixed with old city charm you are sure to have an amazing visit here. Fine dining, traditional style pubs all within minutes of the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel is only minutes from the Bratislava (BTS) Airport and check in time is at 3 p.m. Pets are welcome with a reasonable fee and plenty of self parking available for a small fee as well.

WhatsCheaper will arrange for your stay in one of the 120 beautiful rooms and suites available. These rooms are equipped with 32in LCD TV’s and are WiFi accessible. Three types of rooms are available for your stay. All beds are Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Hotels® Sleep Experience designed especially for your sleeping comfort. The Guest Rooms have a king size bend or two twin size beds to choose from. The Suites have a king size bed with a separate living area for a home like feeling. The Accessible Rooms have king size beds and are also provided numerous amenities available for easier convenience. All three types of rooms provide a tea and coffee maker, walk in showers and MP3 alarm clocks so you are not late for your meeting or day tours.

The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bratislava provides world class amenities with a pool, sauna and a fitness center for fitness needs or recreation. For the family traveling with young children or infants cribs and playpens are available. The hotel has two elegant restaurants for your pleasurable dining needs. The Opus caters to your morning gourmet coffee's and a hearty breakfast menu. If you are in the mood for something spicy the Toscany is well recommended. With plentiful items on the menu, you are sure to find something you will love. Both of these restaurants also provide room service for a cozy evening in the comfort of your room.

The hotel check out is at noon, but the experience of your stay at this beautiful hotel will surely stay with you much longer. Many cultures claimed Bratislava as home; Celtics, Romans, Germans as well as Czech’s and Slovak's. Enjoy your walk through the history of this city as well as your escape in the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton. To find out how to make this dream happen, just click on this link at let WhatsCheaper do the work for you (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Bratislava Hotel
Pribnova 12, Bratislava, Slovakia
By Cheryl Smith

When travelers tire of the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets of Eastern Europe, they head for the old-town charm of Bratislava. Minutes from Airport Bratislava, the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel sits on the edge of this historic city's center. Let the knowledgeable staff be your guide with information and tips on sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping. The friendly staff is also happy to help with special requests, such as renting bikes or finding that special place for a birthday celebration.

Your smoke-free room awaits you, complete with all of the creature comforts you expect from a Starwood property, including turndown service, Sheraton Sweet™ Sleeper Beds, rain showers and bathtubs, bathrobe and slippers, and the only 24 hour room service in town. Pet friendly, the Hotel has the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed available.

The Hotel offers self and valet parking for an additional fee; however, free parking is available on the street. Next door is EUROVEAN, featuring 200 shops, bars, and restaurants. Just a short walk away lays the well-preserved historical center, the Danube River Pier, and a whole host of traditional pubs and gourmet restaurants. After a day of exploring, relax at one of the Hotel's many watering holes, including the Brasserie Anjou, Amber’s Bar or The Link@Sheraton Cafe. Upgrade your reservation to include the Club Lounge which features a breakfast buffet, snacks throughout the day, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Indulge in luxury at the Shine Spa, featuring a variety of massages and facials, saunas and steam baths, ice fountains and heated pools. Stay at your peak while traveling with complimentary access to Sheraton Fitness. Connect with friends at The Link@Sheraton, featuring workstations with complimentary High Speed Internet, or conduct business in the 24-Hour Business Center. High Speed Internet Access is available in guest rooms and public areas for an additional fee. Express checkout is available so you can get an easy start on your next adventure.

Nestled on the banks of the Danube River, Bratislava was home to many different people, from the early Celts and Romans, to the Hungarians and Germans. This influence is reflected in the cityscape, from Bratislava Castle and the Church of St. Elizabeth to Palffy Palace, where Mozart played at the age of six. Come to Bratislava for the old-town charm but stay in comfort and convenience at the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel; click here to get started (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel
Zabotova Street 2, Bratislava 1 811 04 - Bratislava, Slovakia
By Rebecca Evans

If you find yourself on a journey to the beautiful country of Slovakia and are in need of a place to stay, why not try the Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel? Located on Zabotova Street 2, it is in the city of Bratslava, which is the capital of Slovakia. It also has the added bonus of being near the river Danube. The hotel is very close to main transportation, and is less than a mile away from the railway station (it can be seen from the square when the train pulls in). It is less than five miles away from the Bratislava Airport. Check in time starts at 2 p.m. There are several parking options (public and private parking), including valet parking.

There are various room options depending on your sleeping needs. Beds are either queen size or twin beds, and for families with small children, cribs are allowed in the room as well. A TV is offered in each room, although TV options vary, so check to see what kind of room you need first. There is free internet connection and/or WIFI offered in each room as well, making this great for business travelers. Some other options include hairdryer, minibar, safe, radio and phone. Bathrooms come equipped with the standard shower or bathtub (depending upon the room), as well as toilet, hair dryer and make-up mirror.

The hotel offers a wide variety of amenities, including the Signature restaurant, which offers traditional Slovak food, as well as other dishes from around the world to appease the hungry traveler. They also offers sport facilities that include a fitness center, two types of golf courses (one with 9 holes and one with 18 holes), an indoor tennis court, and the ability to go rafting, to name a few. Guests can also visit the hotel’s sauna or get a massage. Business travelers can make use of the self-service business center, and also have their copy and print needs taken care of. Those vacationing with small children will be happy to know that in addition to a video game area, the hotel also offers babysitting on request. And for all guests who are out of country, the hotel offers help in car rental services, planning activities, and general advice about which places tourists cannot miss during their stay.

For those who want to journey on in their travels to other locations check out time is at noon. After checking out, guests can grab a bite to eat and make their way back home-or halfway across the rest of the country, if that is their destination! The Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel is the ideal place. Just click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for great pricing with WhatsCheaper.com.

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