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Slovenský Raj travel tips

Spišská Nová Ves (northern raj)

Getting there

By train: There are regular connections on the Bratislava-Košice line. Spišská Nová Ves is five hours from Bratislava on a rýchlik (fast) train, four hours on the express train (leaving every day at 13:35). From Košice, Spišská is an hour away on the rýchlik.


Hotel Metropol, Štefánikovo nám. 2, Tel: 053/ 442-2243, Fax: 053/ 442-2243,, Slovak price: 1,270 Sk, Foreigner price: 1,960 Sk, Breakfast: 110, CC. The most luxurious hotel in the region.

Penzión Nemo, Spišská Nová Ves, Tel and Fax: 053/ 442 3728, 0905 493 122. Slovak and foreigner price: 780 Sk, Breakfast: 80 Sk. Picturesque pension with cross-country ski rentals in winter for 180 Sk per day.

Penzión Lesnica, Čingov, Tel: 053/449 1518, Fax: 053/446 3776. Slovak and foreigner price: 1,100 Sk. Breakfast: 100 Sk per person. CC. Comfortable pension with outstanding restaurant (try the trout!).

ATC Tatran, Cingov, Tel: 053/ 449-1105,, Price: 150 Sk per person. Breakfast: 70. Popular camping ground with swimming pool, tennis courts and restaurant.

Hotel Čingov, Hradisko (Smižany), Tel: 053/ 336-33, Fax: 053/ 443-3630, Slovak and foreigner price: 750 Sk, Breakfast: 100, CC. Good rooms with shower.

Autocamp Podlesok, Podlesok, Tel: 053/ 4490-281, Fax: 053/ 4490-237, Slovak price: 180 Sk, Foreigner price: 300 Sk. A-framed huts holding two to seven people. Perfect access to the best hiking in Slovenský Raj.

Dedinky and Mlynky (southern raj)

Getting there

By train: There is one direct train from Bratislava per day, leaving at 6:45 and arriving in Dedinky six hours later. Otherwise, get off at Margecany on the main Bratislava-Košice line and take a local train an hour to Dedinky.

By bus: Buses from Spišská Nová Ves take an hour and a half.


Hotel Priehrada, Dedinky 049 73, Tel: 058/ 798-1212, Fax: 058/ 788-1682, Slovak and foreigner price: 600 Sk for, CC.

Penzión Pastierňa, Dedinky 049 73, Tel: 058/ 798-1175, Slovak and foreigner price: 500 Sk, children only 120 Sk/night. Pretty wooden pension with 12 beds.

Hotel Slalom, Mlynky, Tel: 053/ 449-3207, Fax: 053/ 449-3234, Slovak price: 580 Sk, Foreigner price: 750 Sk, Breakfast: 110. Comfortable rooms, satellite TV.

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

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