Villa Gardenia
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Villa Gardenia

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4.5
#1 of 3 small hotels in Donovaly
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
The new apartment house Villa Gardenia combines quality accommodation in the hotel standard with peace and privacy. Villa Gardenia is located near the ski lifts of both parts of Donovaly ski resort. Each of our 12 apartments are furnished in a stylish and contemporary design, to a very high standard. We offer 12 apartment units which fully satisfy the highets expecations at a reasonable price.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Wifi
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, Czech, Serbian and 1 more

Location

Donovaly 1402, Donovaly 976 39 Slovakia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 55 out of 100
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Poprad-Tatry Airport
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Lubkat wrote a review Feb 2015
United Kingdom2 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ja s manzelom a dietatom spolu s druhou anglickou rodinou sme navstivili vilu Gardeniu na 5 noci.
We stayed in Gold Delux apartments. It was great, very spacious. The staff were welcoming and very helpful. We are definitely coming back xx
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vladimir Lazarov, General Manager at Villa Gardenia
Responded 2 Mar 2022
Dobrý deň. Veľmi pekne ďakujeme za Vaše skvelé hodnotenie, sme radi, že ste si pobyt vo Villa GARDENIA užili :). Už teraz sa tešíme na Vašu ďalšiu návštevu. Želáme všetko dobré. Vladimír
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UCFilms wrote a review Feb 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my girlfriend spent few beautiful days in Donovaly, and mostly because of this property and its friendly staff. Lady at reception was incredibly kind and helpful, and the atmosphere in hotel was very cozy, warming and homelike. We were offered free room upgrade upon check-in and the apartment blew us away. Property has free parking which was welcoming addition to whole stay. It is also located within walking distance from both of the resort's ski slopes Zahradiste and Nova Hola which is again very convenient. Cherry on top was private session in luxury wellness that the property includes. Me and my girlfriend are both thankful for amazing romantic stay. Big thanks to manager and staff! We will surely come back again.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vladimir Lazarov, General Manager at Villa Gardenia
Responded 2 Mar 2022
What a great rating! Thank you so much. We are really happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay in Villa GARDENIA, wellness and were satisfied with our staff and servises as well. We are looking forward to your next visit :)! Best regards, Vladimír
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DannyHalperin wrote a review Jul 2015
Ile-de-France, France33 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
enjoyed the area first and before all - the hotel's apartment we took was superb. very clean. superb service. spacious apartment with big living room, kitchen and a bedroom.
and the view...
recommending with 100%
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vladimir L, Manažér at Villa Gardenia
Responded 13 Oct 2015
Dear Danny, thank you for your feedback and kind words. We are glad that you choose Villa Gardenia for your stay and we hope to see you again. Best Regards, Vladimir
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MichBr7 wrote a review May 2015
Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not surprised that this property has so wonderful rank on Tripadvisor. I have been there with my family second time and everytime something excites me. From excellent staff to clean and soft bedsheets, everything works like a charm. Thank you! We will see you soon.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vladimir Lazarov, General Manager at Villa Gardenia
Responded 2 Mar 2022
Many thanks for you wonderful rating! We are really happy to hear, that you had an amazing time with your family again and will be looking forward ti your next visit :). Best regards, Vladimír
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John C wrote a review May 2015
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been there with my family ( giflfriend and her parents) and I´m sure that we will come next year also. The whole property is very modern and I think maybe few months after massive reconstruction. We were accommodated at 3 room Gold deluxe duplex. This apartment has a kitchen, separated bathroom LCD television and its very spacious. One of the best choices you can make at Donovaly resort.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vladimir Lazarov, General Manager at Villa Gardenia
Responded 2 Mar 2022
Dear Mr. John. What a great rating! Thank you so much. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and will be looking forward to your visit next year! :) Kind regards, Vladimír
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JuloJulo wrote a review Oct 2014
Bratislava, Slovakia200 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have spend two nights with my wife and children here. It was a recommendation from our friend to go here and spend some time on Donovaly. The place was exactly as on the pictures, the location was a bit tricky but we found it on time. It is on part Donovaly- Mistriky. Rooms: very nice, clean, big, very good equipped! Staff: very friendly and helpful! Very kind! I was amazed, like in a luxury 4 star hotel! WiFi: worked everywhere, good and for free!
They had a great wellness part, go to check it! Highly recommended for families with children.
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Date of stay: October 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter J wrote a review Oct 2013
Litvinov, Czech Republic3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to say big thank you for everyone who cares about me and my family during holiday at villa gardenia apartment. They just finished new playground for kids, so my kids have lots of fun. I think the prices were also very good.
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jack S wrote a review Aug 2015
Ireland2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful week staying in this lovely Gold Deluxe Duplex Apartman situated in Donovaly. All was perfect!!!!!!! our rooms were nice and clean. Our beds were very comfortable. It was very quiet location.The receptionist was so nice, helpful & is great at his job. .We would recomend Vila Gardenia for family-couple holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FABULOUS. Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Response from Vladimir L, Manažér at Villa Gardenia
Responded 13 Oct 2015
Dear Ivan, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you liked our services, location and staff as well. Kind Regards Vladimir
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adamg_hu wrote a review Jan 2014
Balatonkenese, Hungary207 contributions68 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent there 5 nights

BAD:
Room temperature control does not really work. Set the thermostat wherever you want, you get the same temperature. The apt has floor heating.
Open the windows to get the rooms cooler (e.g. for the night -- what a waste).
The radiator in bathroom is almost cold, probably connected to the floor heating, which is a terrible idea.

There is one master bedroom with a well sized double bed, but the other 2 people sleep on a fold/roll out sofa. Hardly queen size.
Otherwise the master bed is really hard, well it's a matter of taste what you prefer.

WIFI on room is creepy if not unusable. Works a bit, does not work for a while. If it works it's speed is like the old phone line times.

Did not find any non-slovakian channels on SAT-TV.

GOOD:
Power outlets galore. No need to bring an extender.

There's a hanger for wet clothes on room. Handy to dry the wet ski clothes and stuff.

You get the Park Snow card if you stay at least 2 nights, that gives you some discount on ski passes etc.

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The building looks like it is recently built with a material selection for the future (not the take the cheapest of anything). Some tear and wear, scratches here and there.
Location is a bit off slopes -- you have to take a car (with a kid) to get slopes. The red slopes are on the other side of the main road.

The kitchen equipment is so-la-la. Basics are there, see the pictures for details. A dishwasher would be a plus.
You get some dishwasher fluid and a sponge but that's all.
The next and only shop to stock up is at the main parking lot. It's small, 30-40m2 shop, so don't think of a hypermarket selection.
Breakfast is 7EUR/pers. that buys quite a lot in the shop.

The small bathroom is well thought out, they even crammed a bidet in. The only pain is the cold radiator -- try to dry the towels with that. No hairdryer -- bring your own.

Checkin was smooth, just had to ask for 2 more sets of bedlinen and towels -- the information that we're 4 went under.
Wellness is next door, 7EUR/person/2 hours. Too bad there’s no connection between the buildings.

There is a small ski-room in the basement.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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rzbar wrote a review Jan 2016
Nowy Sacz, Poland12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family is big fan of skiing and Villa Gardenia is perfect place for all skiers. We spent there one week and we could enjoy fun on the ski slopes and relax at the hotel. Villa Gardenia offers nice Wellness and great family atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vladimir Lazarov, General Manager at Villa Gardenia
Responded 2 Mar 2022
Dear Rzbar. Thanks for your positive feedback. We were pleased. Visit us again next winter season, we will be happy to see you :). Kind regards, Vladimír
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Anega wrote a tip Oct 2015
Bologna, Italy219 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room with balcony"
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Janos62 wrote a tip Jan 2014
Budapest, Hungary21 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for larger rooms with balcony"
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Ildiko S wrote a tip Oct 2013
Gyor, Hungary3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 room premium deluxe had everything what I needed."
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Radovan Š wrote a tip Sept 2013
Slovensky Grob, Slovakia26 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room No. 6 is duplex apartment with big balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
€72 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SlovakiaBanska Bystrica RegionDonovaly
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Gardenia
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Gardenia?
Nearby attractions include PARK SNOW Donovaly (0.4 km), Patty Ski Donovaly (0.2 km), and Habakuky (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Gardenia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Gardenia?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Gardenia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Gardenia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koliba Goral, Donovalský Pivovar, and Stodola Donovaly.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Gardenia?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Gardenia have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Gardenia offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Gardenia located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Donovaly.
Are pets allowed at Villa Gardenia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Gardenia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Croatian, Czech, Serbian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Gardenia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hrad Lupca (11.8 km).
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