Luxury hotel holiday Grandhotel Stary Smokovec Tatras mountains

The Grandhotel Stary Smokovec is a luxurious hotel in a good location for exploring the Tatras Mountains. The hotel is an excellent choice for a long stay to explore the local area or as shorter stop on one of our luxury touring itineraries by rail. Spend days hiking and cycling nearby the hotel and discover the breath-taking views of the local area. Our clients will enjoy the cosy ambience and the excellent spa and wellness facilities.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grandhotel Stary Smokovec Tatras

The Grandhotel Stary Smokovec is unique property full of historic charm and in an excellent location for exploring the Tatras Mountains

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Krakow

Distance from airport The hotel is 2 hours' and 30 minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, café, bar, wellness centre and fitness room, room service, car park, laundry service, billiards, children’s corner, bike rental, picnic sets, ski deposit.

Out and about nearby

Hiking and cycling on the nearby tourist trails of the Tatra National Park and skiing in the winter months. Enjoy the natural scenery of mountains, lakes and waterfalls.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our numerous tailor-made rail holidays and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46208

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grandhotel Stary Smokovec Tatras

Room descriptions

The Grandhotel Stary Smokovec has 99 rooms and suites all with TV, mini bar, safe and coffee and tea making facilities.

Single Room
Standard Room
Deluxe Room with balcony view
Junior Suitewith living area
Suite with living room
Royal Suite with living room, meeting room and two balconies and a whirlpool bath tub
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our numerous tailor-made rail holidays and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46208

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grandhotel Stary Smokovec Tatras

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our numerous tailor-made rail holidays and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46208

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grandhotel Stary Smokovec Tatras

Highlights of Slovakia

One of the youngest capital cities in Europe, having become the capital after Slovakia became an independent state in 1993, Bratislava is the setting of many important historical events in European history. After the capture of Buda by the Turks in 1541, it was the capital of Hungary for nearly 200 years, and in the 19th century it became the centre of the Slovak independence movement. This historical significance is clear to see in the Old Town, which consists of two interlinked squares, one of which was part of the coronation route of the Hungarian kings, now marked by golden crowns embedded in the pavement. Other buildings such as the Primate’s Palace and St Martin’s Cathedral combine different eras of architecture, showing the city’s importance throughout many centuries. Set above it all is Bratislava Castle; perched on a large, rocky hill above the Danube, Bratislava’s stronghold dates back to before the year 907. This forbidding monument allows its visitors to enjoy magnificent views over the city as well as several exhibitions from the Slovak National Museum. Venture further outwards and you reach the great plain of the Danube river and the gentle slopes of the Small Carpathian Mountains. The central region of Slovakia is widely considered to be the true heart of the country, not just geographically, but also in a spiritual sense. It was here, in 1861, that the plan for national rebirth was unveiled, here the Slovak language was codified for the first time, and here the Slovak National Uprising against the Nazis broke out in 1944. The formidable Tatras mountains are situated in the northern part of the region; shrouded in legend, these mountains attract visitors throughout the year for rock-climbing, hiking and skiing. This region therefore has something to provide not only for those interested in history and folklore, but also for sports enthusiasts.

Cultural highlights of Slovakia

Situated in the Central Slovakian region is Bojnice Castle, one of Slovakia’s greatest tourist attractions. Originally built in the 12th century, this romantic, turreted building has passed through the hands of multiple powerful owners over the centuries, each of whom left their influence on the architecture. Around the castle, Bojnice park is home to events during the summer season. For the most cultural experiences Slovakia can offer, East Slovakia is often considered the most fascinating part of the country, due primarily to the large number of towns that have maintained or restored their medieval character and the beauty of its natural environment. Slovensky kras delights its visitors with the natural riches of the four great limestone caves that are open to visitors. For a taste of some authentic Slovak entertainment, Bratislava plays host to multiple theatre groups, orchestras and music festivals. The best-known Slovak festival of popular music is Bratislava Lyre, which used to be one of the flagship national entertainment events under Communist rule, and now is a nationwide song festival.

Facts in brief

Capital Bratislava
Airport Bratislava Airport
Size 49,035km²
Population 5.4 million
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