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High Tatras travel tips

Poprad

Information Centre

Popradská informačná agentúra (Poprad Information Agency) - Nám. Sv. Egídia 2950/114, 058 42 Poprad. Tel: 052/772-1700. info@pp.psg.sk, www.poprad.sk.

Getting there

By train: Poprad is on the main Bratislava-Košice line, less than four hours by IC train and five hours by regular rychlík (fast) train. Train connections to other Tatra towns begin in Poprad.

Lodging

Hotel Poprad, Partizánska 677/8. Tel: 052/ 787-0811. Fax: 052/ 787-0888. Hotel-poprad@pp.pfg.sk. www.hotel-poprad.sk. Foreigner price - Single: 1,550 Sk, Double: 2,040 Sk, Apartment: 2,880 Sk. Slovak price - Single: 930 Sk, Double: 1,225 Sk, Apartmet: 2,015 Sk. Breakfast: 100 Sk, CC. Guarded parking, fitness centre, and international cuisine.

Hotel Satel, Mnoheľova 825. Tel: 052/ 716-1111. Fax: 052/ 772-1260. hotel.satel.poprad@satel-slovakia.sk. www.satel-slovakia.sk. Single: 1,600 Sk, Double: 2,300 Sk, Apartment: 3,300-4,000 Sk. Breakfast: 120 Sk. CC. Fitness centre and Casino.

Privat Vojtaššáková, Magurská 10. Tel/Fax: 052/ 776-7705, Double: 800 Sk, apartment: 1,400 Sk Breakfast: 60 Sk. A family house for 10 to 13 people on the outskirts of the city.

Hotel Európa, Wolkerova ul. Tel: 052/ 772-1883. Slovak price: 350 Sk, Foreigner price: 550 Sk.

Podbanské

Getting there

By car: First village west of Štrbské Pleso. There are also regular bus connections, but no train.

Lodging

Grandhotel Permon, Podbanské 18. Tel: 052/ 471-0111. Fax: 052/ 449-0133. permon@nextra.sk. www.tatry.net. Single: 1,500 Sk, Double: 2,400 Sk, Apartment: 3,800 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Swimming pool, sauna, gym, fitness centre, tennis courts.

Kežmarok

Information centre

Kežmarská informačná agentúra, Hlavné námestie 46, Kežmarok. Tel: 052/ 452 4047. infokk@sinet.sk. www.kezmarok.sk.

Getting there

By train: From Poprad trip takes 20 minutes and runs several times a day.

Lodging

Hotel Club, MUDr. Alexandra 24. Tel: 052/ 452-4051. Fax: 052/ 452-4053. hotelclub@sinet.sk. Foreigner price - Apartment: 1,290-1,670 Sk. Slovak price - 730-990 Sk, Breakfast: included, CC.

Starý Smokovec

Information centre

Tatranská informačná kancelária, (Tatra Information Office), Dom služieb, P.O.BOX 7, Starý Smokovec. Tel: 052/442-3440. Fax: 052/442-3127. www.tatry.sk. Open Mon-Thu 8:00-17:00, Fri 9:00-13:00, Sat 8:00-13:00. They can organise mountain guides for tough climbs.

Lodging

Bílikova chata, Hrebienok. Tel: 052/ 442-2439. Fax: 052/ 442-2267. bilik@kiwwi.sk. www.nahory.sk. Single: 450 Sk, Double: 900 Sk, Apartment: 2,000 Sk. Breakfast: 130 Sk. CC. Located at the top of the funicular that runs from Starý Smokovec. Bath shared by two rooms.

Hotel Bellevue, Starý Smokovec. Tel: 052/ 442-2941. Fax: 052/ 442-2719. bellevue@pp.pfg.sk. www.tatry.sk, www.hotel.sk Single: 2,020 Sk, Double: 2,390 Sk, Apartment: 3,390 Sk. Breakfast: 130 Sk. CC.

Hotel Grand, Starý Smokovec. Tel: 052/ 442-2154. Fax: 052/ 442-2157. grandhotel@post.sk. www.grandhotel.sk Single: 1,700 Sk, Double: 2,900 Sk, Apartment: 4,500. Breakfast: 140 Sk. CC. Central location, dining room, tavern, café, bar with disco, swimming pool, sauna.

Hotel Panda, Starý Smokovec. Tel: 052/ 442-2614. Fax: 052/ 443-418. panda@tatry.net. hotelpanda.rmplus.sk. Single: 730 Sk, Double: 1460 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Family hotel in the forest with solarium, fitness centre and billiards.

Tatranska Lomnica

Lodging

Grandhotel Praha, Tatranská Lomnica. Tel: 052/ 446-7941. Fax: 052/ 446-7891.grandpraha@tatry.net. www.grandhotelpraha.sk. Single: 2,100 Sk, Double: 3,100 Sk, Apartment: 4,100 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Dining room, café, bar, live music, fitness centre. Next to the cable car up to Skalnaté Pleso.

Eurocamp FICC, Tatranská Lomnica. Tel: 052/ 446-7741. Fax: 052/ 446-7346. recepcia@eurocamp-ficc.sk. www.eurocamp-ficc.sk Double: 1,000 Sk, Apartment: 1,900 Sk. Breakfast: 100 Sk. CC. Bungalows for two.

Kongresové centrum Academia, Stará Lesná. Tel: 052/ 446-7464. Fax: 052/ 446-7275. pestova@hotelacademia.sk. zoviakova@hotelacademia.sk. www.hotelacademia.sk. Single: 750 Sk, Double: 1,000 Sk, Apartment: 1,300 Sk. Breakfast: 140 Sk. CC.

Hotel Slovan, Tatranská Lomnica. Tel: 052/ 446-7851. Fax: 052/ 446-7627. hotel-slovan@hotel-slovan.sk. www.hotel-slovan.sk. Single: 1,600 Sk, Double: 2,000 Sk, Apartment: 3,000 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Dining room, café, bar, disco, sauna.

Hotel Wili-Wili Tatras, Tatranská Lomnica 88. Tel: 052/ 446-7761. Fax: 052/ 446-8229. willi@tatry.sk. www.tatry.sk. Foreigner price - Single: 28 EUR, Double: 42 EUR, Apartment: 1,430 Sk. Breakfast: included. Slovak price - Single: 520 Sk, Double: 850 Sk, Apartment: 1,430 Sk. Breakfast: 120 Sk. CC.

Penzión Bělín, Tatranská Lomnica 50. Tel: 052/ 446-7778. Fax: 052/ 446-7778. belin@tatry.sk. www.belin.sk. Single: 240 Sk, Double: 480 Sk. CC. Great accommodation in a large 19th century inn. Short walk from the electric rail line, fire pit for cooking out back.

Penzión Erika, Tatranská Lesná 1. Tel: 052/ 442-2397. Fax: 052/ 442-2397. penzionerika@max.euroweb.sk. www.penzionerika.host.sk. Single: 330 Sk, Double 660 Sk. Breakfast: 60 Sk.

Štrbské Pleso

Lodging

Hotel Fis, Štrbské Pleso. Tel: 052/ 449-2221. Fax: 052/ 449-2422. hotelfis@hotelfis.sk. www.hotelfis.sk. Single: 1,470 Sk, Double: 2,340 Sk, Apartment: 3,900 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Swimming pool, vegetarian restaurant and sauna.

Hotel Panoráma, Štrbské Pleso. Tel: 052/ 449-2111. Fax: 052/ 449-2810. recepcia@hotelpanorama.sk. www.hotelpanorama.sk. Single: 2,000 Sk, Double: 3,400 Sk, Apartment: 4,800. Breakfast: included. CC.

Hotel Patria, Štrbské Pleso. Tel: 052/ 449-2591, Fax: 052/ 449-2590. patria1@stonline.sk. www.tatry.net/patria. Single: 2,243 Sk, Double: 2,184 Sk, Apartment: 4,637 Sk. Breakfast: included. CC. Winter garden, swimming pool, sauna and congress hall.


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

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