Historic hotels in Slovakia: Enjoy the luxury and whiff of history

Enjoy first-class accommodation thanks to the traditions of our country, its history and heritage. Luxurious rooms and apartments with a bit of history, a lot of charisma and, of course, great services, reflecting many years of work of enthusiastic hoteliers.

Slovakia is full of historic hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. These are the best hotels in the form of castles, mansions and historic buildings, some with a surviving atmosphere hundreds of years ago.

Many of these valuable Slovak cultural and historical treasures were hidden until recently.

Each hotel is unique, but all of them present cultural diversity and historical richness of Slovakia.

One of them even won “the most romantic historic hotel in Europe” award, among 700 competitors from all over Europe. Guess which one?

We have prepared a selection of the most beautiful and romantic historical hotels in Slovakia.

Chateau GrandCastle in Liptovský Hrádok

Charming hotel with historic interiors is the result of many years of work of the castle lady Dagmar Machová, who turned it from ruins into luxury accommodation. Wonderful spaces and exceptional facilities will literally take you back in time. Don’t miss dinner at Magdalena Zai’s restaurant. The location of the adjacent park with a pond and a rock with a view is as photogenic as the castle itself.

★★★★  Stay here via booking.com

Kaštieľ Kubínyi in Vyšný Kubín

The baroque jewel of Orava fell into disrepair for many years, but the new owners breathed new life into it with a sensitive reconstruction. The environment with an English park and a view of Kubínska hoľa and Veľký Choč is very romantic, a beautiful restaurant provides fantastic gourmet experience. New spa includes a swimming pool with views, and a steam and Finnish sauna.

Chateau Appony in Oponice

To live like a nobleman? In Oponice, this may become a reality. The beautiful Renaissance manor house of the noble Appony family has become a four-star hotel, where you have access to luxuriously equipped rooms, a swimming pool with panoramic views of the English Park, historic Baroque library and a hunting museum. The hotel complex also includes the Songe restaurant, lobby bar, bowling alley and spa. Famous parties here were visited, among others, by T.Roosvelt.

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Hotel Château Gbeľany

The Baroque manor house in the middle of a beautiful English park, located near Little Fatra, combines historical elements with modern ones, all in harmony with nature. Run to the tower and enjoy the views, practice Pilates, enjoy the extensive spa with 6 saunas or a bowling alley. Taste fantastic food in the hotel restaurant and end the day with a bath in the outdoor hot tub.

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Zuckmann Villa in Piešťany

The reconstructed burgher house of the Zuckmann family is a real gem of Piešťany. The stylish café with a restaurant with an excellent seasonal menu offers two terraces and a unique clubhouse. Luxury accommodation at the border of the pedestrian zone is clad in a timeless design.

Grand Hotel Praha in Tatranská Lomnica

The majestic Art Nouveau Grand Hotel Praha at the foot of the Lomnický Peak, opened in 1905 for the European aristocracy as a health spa and luxury hotel. The Grand Mountain Spa boasts the only outdoor pool in the High Tatras. The famous gastronomy of the hotel and the spa itself use the rich gifts of Tatra nature, herbs and wild berries.

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Grand Hotel Starý Smokovec

Grand hotel in the very center of Starý Smokovec, only 3 minutes from the cog railway to Hrebienok, will take you to another world. Guests have free access to the beautiful spa. Generous rooms have only recently been renovated. In addition to the royal accommodation with a 100-year tradition, you will also be enchanted by the restaurant, where you can enjoy a unique menu inspired by Austro-Hungarian cuisine.

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Hotel Hviezdoslav in Kežmarok

The first boutique hotel under High Tatras can be found right in the heart of the historic zone of ancient Kežmarok at the crossroads of 3 national parks (Tatras, Pieniny, and Slovak Paradise) and a few steps from Kežmarok Castle. Charming ambience of the hotel is enhanced by its facilities with regard to the history, literature and art associated with this historic city. The terrace full of greenery overlooks the majestic basilica and the Belianske Tatras. In the spa you can relax in a hot tub and various types of saunas.

★★  Stay here via booking.com

Château Béla

🏆🥇 The most romantic historic hotel in Europe awarded by the Historic Hotels of Europe organisation. Luxuriously renovated baroque mansion with large plots of land with a swimming pool allow for long walks and perfect relaxation. In the restaurant you will find dishes from self-grown produce. Enjoy a visit to the sauna, library, French swamps or mini ZOO.

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Hotel Elizabeth in Trenčín

The 100-year-old elegant Hotel Elizabeth boasts a perfect location on the edge of the historic pedestrian zone of the center of Trenčín, 300 meters from Trenčín Castle. The hotel has a beautiful Art Nouveau café or restaurant with a unique view of the Roman inscription on the castle wall and an international, mainly Mediterranean, menu. The Roman-style spa, which is never crowded, will give you a perfect break.

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Mikulášska chalet in Jasná

The jewel of Jasná, the only mountain hotel with traditional Tatra architecture, a short walk from the beautiful Vrbické pleso and the extensive ski area, accessible with the hotel’s ski bus, is located in the middle of quiet nature. Ideal for families with children, it boasts a large playground, visible from an overhead terrace, modern spa and a bowling alley.

Hotel Most Slávy in Trenčianske Teplice

The hotel of film stars on the edge of the spa park consists of 3 villas located in the valley of the river Teplička, close to the Bridge of Fame and the thermal swimming pool. It offers wellness services and medical procedures under the doctor’s supervision. Play billiards, relax in the hotel café or in the beautiful park near the hotel.

Palace hotel Galicia Nueva in Halíč

The fairytale hotel, a jewel of unexplored Novohrad, is characterized by precision in detail, generosity of space and nobility of materials. It offers accommodation for true aesthetes in a variety of styles, from Gothic to Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Empire or French Provencal style. The castle also features a wine bar, a French park and a forest with a pond. It also has a swimming pool and saunas under the vestibule with a restaurant.

★★  Stay here via booking.com

Palace Art Hotel Pezinok

In the center of Pezinok, just half an hour from Bratislava, lies a beautiful palace surrounded by a castle park, in which you can even meet peacocks. This amazing, ancient place is perfect for a romantic stay. Try its experiential gastronomy, visit the chateau winery, the art glass gallery and the exposition of Ján Pálffy’s apartments. Also enjoy a very pleasant spa.

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Hotel The Grand Vígľaš

Travel back to medieval times and enjoy a stay in an elegantly renovated 13th-century castle near Zvolen. There are lavish restaurants, magnificent halls and lounges, a Gothic chapel and a cigar bar hidden under the castle walls. Queen Barbara’s Spa features a counter-current pool, hot tub and two saunas.

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Arcadia Boutique Hotel in Bratislava

Right in the historical center of Bratislava, only a minute from the main square, stands a hotel with interesting architecture acquired through the transformation of medieval buildings (high central atrium, open corridors, spacious rooms in historic style). The private spa has a swimming pool built from the original well. Enjoy breakfast under the 13th-century vaults.

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Hotel Bankov in Košice

Hotel Bankov in a quiet recreational area of Košice in the middle of a forest is the oldest permanently existing hotel in Slovakia, built in 1869 in the Swiss style. Thanks to its location, the hotel has a unique family atmosphere. The restaurant has a summer terrace with children’s playground. Guests can use the wonderful spa free of charge.

★★  Stay here via booking.com

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  1. ★★★★★

    Wish I could fly there tomorrow. Amazing hotels in my place of birth, the Tátras

  2. ★★★★★

    Thank you for your time to collect all these beautiful castle hotels. I was just now searching for one. You did a wonderful job.

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