About the hotel
At 1,670 metres above sea level, Sliezsky dom is the highest-altitude mountain hotel in Slovakia, offering the full range of services to its guests. Located directly under Gerlach, the highest mountain summit in Slovakia. The Sliezsky dom mountain hotels has a unique location and offers the full range of services to satisfy even the most demanding clientele.
Listen to the silence of the mountains, relish the beautiful views of the High Tatras nature and “recharge your batteries” in the highest-altitude hotel in Slovakia.
Thanks to its location, Sliezsky dom is a popular starting point for modest hikes and walks, as well as the best “base camp” for an ascent of Slovakia’s highest peak – Gerlachovský štít. Accessible from Tatranská Polianka, a village on the Tatranská magistrála trail between the villages of Vyšné Hágy and Smokovce.
Transport from Tatranská Polianka is provided by car or snowmobile (in the winter). Under good weather conditions, cars can be parked right in front of the hotel.
The hotel is open year-round.
Choose from various types of rooms that provide comfort for your whole family. The hotel can accommodate up to 110 guests. Pets are welcome too.
Check in: from 2:00pm
Check out: until 10:00am
Booking your stay directly through our website will guarantee you the lowest price.
The hotel’s excellent cuisine is based on traditional Slovak foods prepared in an untraditional way. The hotel restaurant is open year-round; a self-service restaurant Sliezsky domček and Food-truck are open throughout the summer season.
Hotel´s restaurant: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Sliezsky domček: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Food-truck: 9:00am – 6:00pm
The highest-altitude wellness centre in Slovakia offers the perfect possibility to relax after an exhausting trip or a busy day. The relaxation zone will enchant you by the unparalleled view of Velické pleso.
For families with children we have cots, highchairs, baby changing tables, baby carriers, as well as a mini kid’s corner at the hotel reception and babysitting services to be booked in advance.
Two separate conference rooms, complete with presentation equipment, are available for corporate events. In cooperation with experienced mountain guides, we can organise original and unforgettable teambuilding activities for you.
Mountain bikes are available to rent in the summer, snowshoes, sledges and complete ski-touring sets in the winter. If the weather is bad during your stay in our hotel, we have billiards, a gaming console, as well as various parlour games available for you in the lobby bar.
Room cleaning services: daily room cleaning is a natural thing in our hotel.
Hotel’s opening hours: Nonstop (0:00-12:00pm)
The reconstruction of the Sliezsky dom mountain hotel was carried out from July 2009 to January 2011 and co-funded under the EU Operational Programme Competitiveness and Economic Growth.
Beneficiary: Elevation s.r.o., Zochova 3, 811 03 Bratislava
Amount of grant: EUR 5,228,531.27
Managing authority: Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic
Operational programme: Competitiveness and Economic Growth
Story of the mountain hotel
The story of Sliezsky dom begins in 1871. The building has changed its look several times since then, with the most recent reconstruction completed in 2011 when the highest-altitude mountain hotel in Slovakia gained its present appearance. One of the most prominent guests to visit the hotel was Pope John Paul II.
First building made of stone
The history of Sliezsky dom dates back to 1871 when the first stone building was built here. When an avalanche swept it away three years later, a new single-storey building was erected in its place, with eight rooms in total, including four guest rooms. Opened on 2 June 1895, the building also included two storage rooms, a kitchen and a cow barn.
Origins of a mountain lodge
A spacious extension was added to the original building between 1907 and 1908, increasing the overall accommodation capacity of Sliezsky dom to 40 beds. The lodge was open to the public three months a year, from 15 June to 15 September.
Over the years, Sliezsky dom was a place of first ski training courses and also served as a training centre for mountain troops during the First World War. The valley of Velická dolina had gradually increased in popularity and Sliezsky dom became an ideal starting place for climbers set to conquer Gerlachovský štít. This was also one of the reasons it underwent another reconstruction, completed in 1959. The modernised building offered accommodation in simple 12-bed rooms and a couple of more comfortable 3- and 4-bed rooms for a total of 103 guests. The comfort improved considerably with the installation of a cold and hot water supply system, power supply and central heating. However, the modernised lodge did not serve hikers for long; it burned to the ground in 1962.
Mountain hotel Sliezsky dom
The construction works on a “Palace under Gerlach” began in 1965. The new hotel was opened three years later, with an overall capacity of 130 beds, later extended to 148. The hotel was privatised in 1988 but its new owner lacked funds to operate it, therefore, its doors were often closed to the public.
Visit by Pope John Paul II
Over the years, Sliezsky dom provided shelter to countless hikers, climbers and skiers, including many prominent figures. During his 1995 visit, Pope John Paul II consecrated a wooden cross which still stands above Sliezsky dom in memory of the Holy Father’s official visit.
Mountain hotel Sliezsky dom at present
Sliezsky dom underwent an overall reconstruction between 2009 and 2011 and transformed into a modern mountain hotel with the complete offer of services for both individual and business clients. Thank to a sensitive architectonic approach, the hotel’s exterior and interior preserved its traditional style typical of the High Tatras, underlined by the application of high-quality natural materials, and photographs of the High Tatras by Ladislav Janiga decorating its walls.
The hotel boasts 30 standard rooms and five family rooms. Four Classic suites and three De Luxe suites are located on the hotel’s top floor. A new Basic suite is now also available, for two persons with no extra bed, similarly to the Classic suites. The hotel has a barrier-free standard room, as well.
The high standard of accommodation services is supplemented by the unique gastronomic experience in the hotel’s a la carte restaurant and the wellness centre with the unparalleled view of Velické pleso. The hotel can also provide accommodation to less demanding hikers who can stay in a 12-bed tourist room.
Thanks to its unique location and the full range of services, the Sliezsky dom mountain hotel is a great place for everyone who seeks rest and privacy away from the traditional tourist centres. The hotel is also the perfect venue for family celebrations, weddings and corporate events. A self-service restaurant and an outdoor terrace with a view of the valley of Velická dolina are also available in the summer.
Our visitors’ book is available at the reception desk which is quite far from you right now, therefore, we have decided to scan a couple of reviews by our satisfied guests. A summary of new reviews is always posted on our Facebook page at the end of a month.
Car park for hotel guests in Tatranská Polianka
Hotel guests may leave their cars parked in Tatranská Polianka where we will pick you up and transport to the hotel by car or a snowmobile. The parking area is unattended. The use of the parking area between 1 June and 31 October is charged according to the applicable pricelist of the parking area operator.
Parking in front of the hotel
If the weather conditions are good, we offer our guests a possibility to use parking places right in front of the hotel. Since Sliezsky dom is built in the zone with the highest level of protection in the Tatra National Park (TANAP), the car parking capacities in front of the hotel are limited; a parking permit must always be confirmed by the reception desk in advance. The price of parking is EUR 20 per car and night. The parking permit is valid for one entry and one exit. Guests who have a confirmed parking place near the hotel must notify the hotel’s reception desk before they enter the access road.