a VirtualTourist member from New York City
Staying at the Doubletree.....anyone know how far is from the airport. How's nightlife around there. Any good local souvenier spots. And most importantly nice sportsbar/lounge to watch the worldcup since I will be there for the final.
Distance between airport and hotel 5.7km
The Doubletree is quite some way outside Bratislava's historical centre which is where you will find the majority of places to eat, souvenir shops (not too many of those), nightife etc. It's around 1.5 miles, perhaps 30 mins on foot.
If you walk to the junction of Krizna and Sancova near the hotel (look on googlemaps) there are several trams and buses which will take you into or very near the old town. Tram and bus info in English:
Or you can take a taxi, of course.
Bratislava's airport is fairly near the city. Unusually for me (I arrived in the early hours after a flight diversion to Brno), I used a taxi to get to and from the airport. There are buses:
And here's the airport taxi info page:
My Bratislava page will give you some idea of what the city is like, where to eat etc etc. There are plenty of bars so it shouldn't be too hard for you to find one showing football:
[original VT link]
I'm sure other VT-ers who have visited Bratislava will also come along with ideas........