AIRPORT TO TOWN - Taxis are easy to get and take 30 minutes - congestion is never a problem. Taxis are metered, and it's always less than £10, so I've never felt ripped off.
BEST HOTEL - The Radisson SAS Carlton 1 (Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, +421 2 5939 0000, www.bratislava.radissonsas.com) is the best hotel in Bratislava.
It has great views over the Danube and Hviezdoslav square. The Radisson has a beautiful old facade typical of the city's architecture, but inside offers everything you'd expect of a business hotel, such as a good gym and decent restaurants. The Crowne Plaza 2 (Hodzovo namestie 2, 5934 8111, www.ichotelsgroup.com) opened recently, just opposite the presidential palace in the town centre. Next to the Radisson is the Hotel Danube 3 (Rybne namestie 1, 5934 0000, www.hoteldanube.com) - a cheaper, and pleasant, locals' hotel.