Bratislava is the capital of Slovak republic and, with a population of about 500,000, the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries.
For the examination flight itself we usually need a half day to do the paperwork and examination flight itself. It is a good idea to come to Bratislava on Friday afternoon and enjoy your weekend in the city. We would meet on Friday and make everything ready for Saturday examination flight. If everything goes well, we are done with the exam on Saturday afternoon, so you have more than a day to explore Bratislava. If the weather would not be sufficient to fly on Saturday, we still have a Sunday to do a exam flight, so you can enjoy your Saturday in the city.
Our home base is directly at the Bratislava international airport (LZIB/BTS). Bratislava is also the one of the bases of RYANAIR company. So you can reach Bratislava really easily from almost every part of the Europe by the plane. We would be glad to pick you up from the terminal on our own cost to the hotel.
Our tip - luxury Art Apartment Harmony
If you are coming with your wife, girlfriend or even with kids, we recommend you to stay at our partnership apartment, Art Apartment Harmony, Šamorín, approximately 25km out of Bratislava. You may enjoy this beautiful and luxury place to stay. During the time of your examination, we can offer your wife or girlfriend the complete wellness care. The night in this luxury apartment is for €75/night for 2 occupants.
Accommodation in Bratislava
You may find a lot of places to stay in Bratislava. The price for night depends on the standard class of the accommodation. Usually, the most of the clients are accommodated directly at the airport in Chopin Airport hotel Bratislava or the NH Gate One hotel. There is a big shopping park called Avion in the vicinity of both hotels. Of course, you would find more hotels in the city down-town in the various price classes.
Shopping in Bratislava
There are many of the big shopping centers in Bratislava. The biggest one are:
- Aupark - located on the right hand side of the river Donau close to the historical downtown
- Galleria Eurovea - located on the right hand side of the river Donau close to the historical downtown
- Central - located in the far city downtown
- Avion - located close to the airport
- Bory Mall - located far west from Bratislava
- Polus City center and Shopping Palace are the smaller ones
There are also two different Designer outlets located approximately 30 minutes by car out of Bratislava:
- Designer outlet Voderady - close to Trnava city, approx. 40km north of Bratislava
- Designer outlet Parndorf - famous shopping center in Austria, approx. 40km south of Bratislava
History and culture
Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is home to several universities, museums, theaters, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. You may also enjoy the Slovak national Gallery, the Theater (which is located near by the Galleria Eurovea shopping center). The old Bratislava´s castle is also nice place to walk and enjoy the view to the Bratislava city during night.
For those, who enjoy the nightlife, there are many of the different kinds of clubs (rock clubs, dance clubs, etc), pubs and place to hang out during the night in the city down town. Regardless what your expectations are, we are sure, you will find exactly that you are looking for. If not, we are glad to help you out or recommend the club.