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Horny Hodrusky Tajch, Hodrusa Hamre 966 61 Slovakia
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You can enjoy the beauty and calm of the Štiavnica hills to your heart's content in the Hotel**** Salamandra which lies in the middle of the Salamandra ski resort. The four-star hotel combines the high quality services and unique gastronomic experience from the kitchens of chef Ľubomír Herko with the quiet charm of the Štiavnica countryside. Hotel guests can make use of the wellness centre, squash court and multi-purpose gym. The hotel also offers premises for organising conferences of up to 130 people. Thanks to these qualities, the Hotel**** Salamandra is ideal not only for families with children who want to enjoy a comfortable ski holiday in the closest resort to Bratislava, but also for more demanding guests or those who enjoy an active lifestyle.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
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Kristi D wrote a review Sep 2021
Bratislava, Slovakia3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our third visit in last 6years. We like atmosphere of Banska Stiavnica a lot and this hotel was our repeated option due to previous good experiences. Accomodation is perfect, rooms are nice and clean, but the quality of restaurant and bar declined. A la carte menu was significantly reduced, offering only few meals really. and also the service was not sufficient (really too long waiting times, also waiting for clean table be ready, etc.). The stuff is friendly and doing their best I believe, but some of them were obviously not experienced and generally, more of them would be needed. One explained that reduced menu is consequence of covid19 pandemic due to which they are suffering from lack of qualified chefs and waiters… which is a shame. I do not think I would reconsider to come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Natalia Silky wrote a review Sep 2020
Krakow, Poland167 contributions97 helpful votes
We spent a few relaxing days in this resort with my family. We had two rooms. We had one of our dogs with us, which was not a problem at all. Hotel is located in the heart of nature. In front of the hotel there is a “tajch”, which looks like a lake, with green clean water. There is a small stony beach and a short stag, people were taking a cold bath. The hotel has enough of parking slots. Cuisine is very good,creative, tasty, but the prices are a bit exaggerated. there is a nice wellness, where you can find all you need to relax, swimming pool, massage etc. While we spent time there, there were outside reconstruction works, and that was to be heard in the rooms a bit. There is no air-conditioning. A fridge and safe are normally available in the room. rooms were nice and clean. Overall we had a pleasant relaxing time. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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ViktoriaVovkanets wrote a review Jun 2020
Amstetten, Austria167 contributions37 helpful votes
+ Location is excellent in the middle of the Mountains, beautiful lake in front of Hotel. Spa facilities on good shape. Friendly and helpful employees. - Room needs renovation - damages on the walls. Restaurant area to be modified, complete Lay-out makes it not very Cosy more like canteen style rather than restaurant and Mountain View completely blocked. Also that was pity for such price range restaurant to get paper napkins and cheap cutlery.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Zuzana S wrote a review Jul 2019
Bratislava, Slovakia173 contributions36 helpful votes
this was our second stay at this resort, and there is nothing to complain about. we got nice apartment, with small kitchen corner. (there might be bit more utilities). resort is great equipped for families, has kids corner and nice pool. near to the hotel is a downhill, only one, suitable especially if you want to teach your kids skying:) Food is very tasty, offers also seasons dishes.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pavol O wrote a review May 2019
Kosice, Slovakia24 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 2 nights with family there and was firstly amazed with everything there, but then found a couple of things which could be better in 4 star resort/hotel. Here are some things not working very well: not enough waiters during dinner (nobody noticed we left without signing bill to be charged to room - we signed next day by breakfast), really bad coffee during breakfast buffet (instant coffee machine), furniture in bathroom from cheap not solid wood (humidity and water needs to use long lasting materials in bathroom), no towels in price for children under 6. Here are some really good things in resort: pool, saunas were fine, really enjoyed by children, nothing special for adults (only 2 saunas and Gara Rufa fish tank which seems to not be used for a while), activities for family - rent a bike, manual 4-wheeler, hiking, skiing in winter, friendly and young staff, enough space in basic apartment. At all it was a really nice stay but a bit over-priced.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Domonkos J wrote a review Apr 2019
Budapest, Hungary55 contributions42 helpful votes
We spent a long weekend in the hotel with my family. Already the booking was not that straightforward, the staff seemed to have problems with English communication (German didn't work either) which caused some problem when checking in. The language barrier remained, waiters in the restaurant also did not speak foreign languages but at least there was at least a menu in English. The language barrier seemed to make the staff kind of reserved towards us which surely did not help in creating the most pleasant atmosphere during our stay. Also, staff needs more training (if it is not obvious) that you don't shout from the other side of the restaurant to us to confirm our order. The breakfast was pretty poor for the category the hotel is pursuing. The quality of diner dishes was also quite unsteady, ranging from mediocre to high quality. In light of these the price/value ratio was surely unfavorable. To name the positive features: room was spacious and very clean. The kids playroom was excellent and well equipped. Location is stunning, there are a lot of sights and activities around. On the welcome card in the room they said 'Your satisfaction is our priority'. It would have been great to really experience this.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dimsz wrote a review Nov 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom46 contributions60 helpful votes
We (me and family with 2 kids) stayed one night. The pool area with Jacuzzi is in good shape and kept nice and clean. If you are with family there is a nice kids play area. Rooms are spacious, bathroom in good shape. Beautiful surrounding with a great view. The receptionist was a nice guy. Greet us with a smile and helpful. The lady in charge of pool area and waitress in the restaurant also very friendly. Now the bad points. We booked on half board basis and was told there will be dinner buffet. The dinner ended a great disappointment. They didn't offer buffet as we were told the hotel is not occupied enough to offer buffet. We were given a menu card with 3 options for main course. The chicken snitzel was dried and the potato salad was too salty. The soup was ok, but surprisingly they served half of the soup bowl!!! We chose a piece of cake for dessert and it was super dry and I presume it was made month ago. Straight after dinner we had to go out to get something to eat as that dinner was TERRIBLE. As there are not many restaurants around, we managed to find a small pizza place 5km down the village. To be honest I wish, I booked breakfast only and go for pizza in the evening rather than wasting energy to have dinner in Slamandar. While we were in swimming pool the lady asked if we would like any drinks. We ordered 2 coffees. For a 4 star hotel, I expected some decent coffee. Instead we got terrible coffee which is from an instant coffee machine. Charging 2 euros per espresso is fine in a 4 star hotel, but not for instant coffee. The same at the breakfast, there was an instant coffee machine. Come on guys, can't you buy the cheapest bean to cup coffee machine? This was huge disappointment as I'm a huge coffee fan. The breakfast was quite ok, I wouldn't call it great breakfast as the hotel is a 4 star. I recommend the hotel but NOT FOOD. EAT SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Duke1111111111 wrote a review Sep 2018
38 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent Easter 2018 with 3 kids here. Nice place in the middle of beautiful nature, nice rooms, unusually good food for hotel restaurants, very nice people on service, perfect care of kids with great program during our stay. We enjoyed much the stay.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zuzana S wrote a review Aug 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia173 contributions36 helpful votes
We have visited with my husband to get some relax and this hotel is perfect for it. You have possibility to relax in perfect nature, small lake, the hills, so you can enjoy sport - hiking, cycling, swimming and then relax in the wellness and internal pool. The rooms are nice, restaurant very tasty, and if you have kids they will love it - external and internal playground.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Viviana S wrote a review Jan 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia290 contributions90 helpful votes
This hotel is very nice, I would recommend it for families. There is a slope, where you can ski, but since it is small, I would really recommend it for families with small children and not for experienced skiers - it can get boring. There is also the possibility to ice skate and there is a pool with a slide for children. For the adults, there are saunas and whirlpool. You can also visit the nearby city Banska Stiavnica. + The rooms are nice and tidy + Nice staff in the hotel + Possibility to ski for children, families and unexperienced skiers + Ice skating ring + Very nice wellness area with the possibility of getting a massage + Tasty breakfast - The only down point was the service on the slope. Not friendly people at the cash register where you buy ski pass, there is only one restaurant and it is crowded during lunchtime and the line is moving very slowly. The snack bar at the top of the slope ran out of the food at noon (!) and the staff was unfriendly. When we ate at the restaurant around 4PM, when the crowd was gone, we had to wait for the food 20 mins... I would recommend this resort for a short holiday with small children.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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US$146 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SlovakiaBanska Bystrica RegionHodrusa Hamre
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salamandra Resort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kalvária (4.1 km), Banka Lásky (2.9 km), and Old Castle Banska Stiavnica (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include ERB Brewery, 4sochy Cafe, and Teahouse Klopacka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Salamandra Resort Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Salamandra Resort Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Revište Castle ruins (11.8 km).