In order to provide more comfort and service for our guests, we have prepared a special offer for you. While staying at our place, you can visit Wellness & Spa in a hotel nearby, only 5 minutes walking from Villa Krejza, and you can get a special discount. Get some relax, you can enjoy 20 meters long swimming pool, sauna world and various spa treatments which will make you feel relaxed.
Tips for hiking
Stary Smokovec is the focal point for your holiday adventures in the High Tatras. Many different hiking trails start in Hrebienok, which is only 2 km away from Stary Smokovec either by foot or on the funicular railway. Paths lead from here to the valleys Mala Studena and Velka Studena.
The valley Mala Studena has many interesting features, including:
- the waterfall Studenovodsky,
- the mountain cottage Rainerova chata,
- Zamkovského chata (45 min. from Hrebienok),
- Teryho chata - cottage 2015 m.a.s.l..
The valley Velka Studena contains the mountain cottage Zbojnicka chata named after the Slovak Robin Hood. Only during the summer months it is possible to hike from the Mala Studena to the Velka Studena to the cottage over the ridge “priecne sedlo”. From Hrebienok you can easily join the “Tatranska Magistrala” the main trail above the tree line which connects the various resorts in the High Tatra’s and offers magnificent views. It is easily recognized as it is marked with red identification paint at regular intervals.
Those who like to have a small roundabout should certainly not miss the Strbske pleso.
During the summer season the High Tatra’s not only offer good hiking but also a biking trails. To get to Skalnate Pleso you can either hike, mountain bike or take the small cable car. From here you can take Europe’s longest single stage cable car to Lomnicky Stit, visit the cafe bar and meteorological station at 2633.9 m above sea level.
Only 21 km from Horný Smokovec there is a Belianska cave and not much further is the beautiful historic village of Ždiar, with its traditional Slovak wooden houses.
Additional recreation possibilities available include the thermal bath in Vrbov and Aquacity in Poprad. Archery and scooters can also be found in Hrebienok and Tatranska Lomnica.
Fun in the winter
From December to May, you can ski in the High Tatras with more than 20 km of modified slopes for beginners or advanced skiers. Ski resorts can be found in Štrbské Pleso, Jakubova Luka in Novy Smokovec, in Tatranska Lomnica, or you can take the cable car to Skalnate Pleso (the highest and steepest skiing in Slovakia). For the less proficient skier there are a number of alternatives close by including the slopes below Skalnate Pleso (Cucoriedky), Zdiar- Strednica, Bachledova Dolina, Liptovska Teplica and also Snowpark Lucivna.
The High Tatras are also real paradise for ski tourism - skialpinism. At ski rental shop you can rent a professional skialpinism equipment and enjoy the beauty of the valleys from the view of the Tatra’s peaks.
For the cross-country skiing fans, several cross-country ski runs are available. Advanced ski-runners should certainly not miss the Snow Village of Štrbské Pleso and the cross-country trails at the golf park in Veľká Lomnica.
If you prefer hiking to skiing, you can hire a professional mountain guide, who will guide you both in summer and winter throughout the High Tatras.