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.

Special offers for this holiday>

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

The Grandhotel Stary Smokovec is a beautiful, historic building, that blends art Noveau and alpine styles. Nestled in front of the stunning backdrop of the Tatras Mountains, guests will enjoy the hotels impressive situation. The pale façade of the hotel is decorated with pretty balconies and wooden beams giving the hotel a grand yet inviting appeal. This promise of luxury and comfort is continued in the 99 rooms and suites of the hotel. Rooms are decorated elegantly, combining neutral and warm tones with rich fabrics and patterned furnishings. The wooden beamed head boards that feature in most rooms add an element of traditional charm and maintain the historic atmosphere of the hotel. The luxurious ambience of the hotel continues in the public rooms, the restaurant and café area. In the evenings dine in the grand surroundings of the Restaurant Lefévre with its large crystal chandeliers, wood panelled walls and rich, red colour scheme. The menu offers a delicious array of Czech cuisine, made from the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy a drink or refreshments during the day in the cosy Wilson Café and Bar. Recline in the leather armchairs by the fire and enjoy the views out of the large windows to the park beyond. After dinner, why not try the Rudolf Jelinek Bar and Shop which uses natural materials and old distillation machinery to create intriguing furniture and a cosy, chic atmosphere. Guests at the hotel will also enjoy the tropical style of the wellness and spa centre. Relax by the pool or in the jacuzzi and sauna after a day spent exploring the mountains around the hotel. The mosaic tiles and tropical plants create the perfect atmosphere for completely rejuvenating and recharging. Perhaps indulge in one of the massage treatments available at the spa. The Grandhotel Stary Smokovec affords guests is both luxurious and comfortable and offers guests historic charm in abundance. An excellent choice of hotel for exploring the nearby mountains.

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

Special offers for this holiday>

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

Special offers

10% early booking offer spring 2020 Book 7 nights or more in advance of arrival between 1 March and 30 April 2020 (excluding 10 to 12 April 2020) and receive a 10% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

4 nights for the price of 3 early 2020 Book a stay arriving Sunday or Monday between 1 March and 30 April 2020 (excluding 10 to 12 April 2020) and receive 4 nights for the price of 3. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Free nights early 2020 Stay between 5 January and 30 April 2020 and receive 7 nights for the price of 6. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

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

About Slovakia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Slovakia provides a rare combination of natural environment, beautifully-preserved architecture and rich folk culture. The capital city of Bratislava is the country’s most popular destination, offering historic architecture and acting as a centre of the country’s social and cultural life. Beyond this, the Small Carpathians region is famous amongst wine-lovers for its drinkable Slovak wine, and the Tatras mountains draw many winter sports enthusiasts with their ski resorts. Slovakia’s mountainous character makes it one of the only countries in Central Europe with large areas of unspoilt meadows, mountains and ancient forests. There are also deep gorges, spectacular caves and meandering rivers. This combination of unscathed wilderness and historically-important sites makes Slovakia a fascinating and unique destination. Traditional folk culture also plays a large part in everyday life and customs. Particularly in Eastern and Central Slovakia, costumes are worn during local festivities and celebrations, and pottery, basket work and other handmade products are still used in many homes for everyday purposes. In the East of Slovakia, the world-famous Tokaj wine district produces sweet wines, while the country is also home to many breweries which give stock to the beer halls, where you can sample a wide range of different drinks. Whether you are drawn in by the history of the country or attracted by the prospect of exploring the unspoilt wilderness or sampling Slovak cuisine, we are able to offer tailor-made holidays to suit every traveller.

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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