I thought Bratislava was better than Brno. A fascinating city and the Centrum was just buzzing with night life and restaurants.
There are enough historic buildings to satisfy everyone with the Bratislava Castle and Devin Castle being highlights. There is a restaurant on top of a bridge tower which would have been amazing if we made the time to go. Most things were cheap, food selection was amazing, beer was sensational.
Bratislava was a delight, a delightful surprise. we were not sure what to expect when we decided to go there.
first impression when we walked out of the train station was that it felt seedy. after a change in the hotel, we decided to venture out for dinner and found that we really liked the city. we spent 2 days there and were quite happy.
We had difficulty finding bicycle hire. Having hired bikes, the city isn't bike friendly - few bike paths; appears to be a path along the Danube which we found to be potholed and short (we aimed to ride to Devin Castle, but the bike path ran out less than halfway to Devin)
Open and friendly people,trustworthy and honest people,nice restaurants, cultural and historical city.
old city is beautiful. go to the castle, just for the view. travel around to the forest, take a sail on the DAnube.
there is a nice muzeum south to Bratislava on the river
This has to be one of the least interesting cities in Europe. A few good restaurants, a small "old town," but not really worth a visit when Vienna and Budapest are so close.
Bratislava is like a smaller version of Prague, with a relatively well preserved Old Town. Like Prague, it has ecclesiastical buildings, a palace and plenty of good food and beer, but on a much smaller scale.
The Old Town is easily walkable in a day, and mostly pedestrianised. Being small, it doesn't take long to see around, and it can even be done as a day trip from Vienna.
It's hard to comment, because we stayed only one night. Hotel is on a great location, close to downtown, close to riverside.
Will never go back there again, unless i really have to. Being Asian, and with a European female companion, it was even harder.