Grandhotel Starý Smokovec is a 4-star romantic jewel that has been dominating the High Tatras ever since. Located in their heart – in the settlement of Starý Smokovec with majestic Mt. Slavkovský štít in the background, it offers indulging rest, wellness care and unforgettable active relaxation in the Tatras. Grandhotel, which was built in Art Nouveau style, was opened in 1904 as the first big hotel in the Tatras. Gustav Hoepfner senior, the managing director of the Spiš Savings and Industrial Bank, which sponsored all the beauty, was most instrumental in the construction process. From the beginning, the hotel was considered snobbish, prestigious and available only for the rich and socially strong members of the society. Due to its luxurious interior, services and comfort, it was one of the most visited hotels in the whole area of the High Tatras. And this news spread out in the world very quickly. The hotel was fully booked ever since and before WWI, it was unofficially declared one of the Top 10 alpine hotels in the world. During more than 100 years of its history, it has never been closed. The oldest Grandhotel in the Tatras will take you back to the noble era of the First Czechoslovak Republic, i.e. to the 1920s-1930s, the old good days when people were enjoying fun and relaxation in grand style. Take a seat under crystal chandeliers in our stylish restaurant and enjoy the old tradition of dining with cloches to cover meals and waiting staff dressed in tailcoats and wearing white gloves. Every gourmet will be enchanted by the restaurant and a special menu in the Austro-Hungarian style, which was inspired by eminent guests who stayed in Grandhotel Starý Smokovec in the past. Our tip: Tafelspitz served in a traditional way in front of the guests guarantees a genuine culinary experience.