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Banská Bystrica travel tips

Getting there

By train: From Bratislva, trip take between three and four hours and usually requires a switch in Zvolen.

By bus: Direct routes from the capital city leave several times a day and take between three and four and a half hours.

By car: Take route E 571 to Nitra, then continue another two hours on E571 to Banská Bystrica.

Information Centre

Kultúrne a informačné stredisko - Nám. Št. Moyzesa 26, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel: 048/415-2914.

Lodging

Hotel Arcade, Nám. SNP 5. Tel: 048/ 430-2111. Fax: 048/ 412-3126. arcade@mail.viavt.sk. www.arcade.sk. Single: 1,910 Sk, Double: 2,320-2,520 Sk, Apartment: 2,720-3,220 Sk. Breakfast: 80 Sk. CC. Luxury hotel in a restored building on the main square.

Hotel Národný Dom and Casino, Národná 11. Tel: 048/ 412-3737. Fax: 048/ 412-5786. narodnydom@slovanet.sk. Foreigner price: Single: 700-1,490 Sk, Double: 1,080-2,050 Sk, Apartment: 2,590 Sk. Slovak price: Single: 350-890 Sk, Double: 540-1,230 Sk, Apartment: 2,590 Sk. Breakfast: 100 Sk. CC. Forties style hotel in the centre.

Hotel Lux, Nám. Slobody 2. Tel: 048/ 414-4141. Fax: 048/ 414-3853. Hotellux@pcb.sk. www.hotellux.sk. Foreigner price - Double: 1,700 Sk, Apartment: 1,920-3,000 Sk. Slovak price: Double: 960-1,334 Sk, Apartment: 1,920-3,000 Sk. Breakfast: 150 Sk. CC.

Penzión Na Uhlisku, Lesná 3. Tel: 048/ 414-5612. Fax: 048/ 411-3646. penzion@uhlisko.sk. www.penzionbb.sk. Double: 840 Sk, Apartment: 1,500 Sk. Breakfast: 40 Sk.

Penzión Bella, Sládkovičova 9. Tel: 048/ 416-1107. Fax: 048/ 416-4190. Foreign price - Single: 800 Sk, Double: 1,300 Sk. Slovak price - Single: 650 Sk, Double: 900 Sk. Breakfast: 90 Sk. CC.


These articles and related information were published in Spectacular Slovakia 2002.

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