Best historical hotel in Europe is in the High Tatras

You will find the best spa procedure here, too.

(Source: Viktor Zamborský, SITA)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

The prestigious award Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards 2018 will go to the High Tatras in several categories as well. Grand Hotel Kempinski won a prize that also takes into consideration reviews of guests and professionals from the hotel industry, such as Tripadvisor, Booking and Expedia, wrote.

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras won in the categories of Best Historical Hotel in Europe and Best Romantic Hotel in Slovakia. It has also the best wellness, Zion Spa gained Best Signature Spa Treatment in Slovakia for unique procedure Juniper Tickle, Best Resort Spa in Slovakia, Best Health & Wellness Spa in Slovakia and Best Destination Spa in Slovakia, reported.

Luxurious hotel near the Štrbské Pleso mountain lake is a favourite among tourists not only thanks to its quality and service but beautiful nature. It is one of the criteria evaluated by a specialized jury. Moreover, the rooms, food, restaurant, bar and regard towards the environment also matter, wrote.

“This award especially delighted us, because the jury emphasises feedback from guests while evaluating,” said Kathrin Noll, general manager of Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, as quoted by


Tourists return to the hotel because of its atmosphere, which connects romanticism and historical charm. This iconic hotel offers the luxury and comfort of today’s time, Noll added. The managing director of the Zion Spa also views the award as a commitment, reported.

“The awards that we win thanks to positive feedback from our guests are a commitment for us for the future,” said Anna Jarinová, adding that their guests get used to a 5-star standard and they want to ensure that they will find it there every time, as cited by

The Haute Grandeur Global Awards have been given out since 2014. The ceremony takes place in a different country every year, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for 2018.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia opens more testing sites

Slovaks smoke less than 10 years ago. Former tennis player who skipped the vaccination line helped at a hospital.

Journalists' dilemma over the case of the charged Jaroslav Haščák

Investigative reporter Adam Valček writes about what he learned during the Kuciak murder trial and how it applies in the case of the charged co-founder of Penta.

Jaroslav Haščák

Drop in car production lower than expected

Carmakers manufactured 11 percent less cars than in 2019.

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.