The village of Podbanske is the gateway to the Western part of the High Tatras (940 m above sea level). It is located in a tranquil area surrounded by forest and overlooked by the majestic Tatras peak named Krivan (2494 m). The untouched nature and fascinating fauna and flora in this area provide unforgettable experiences for visitors.
Podbanske is one of the smallest of the Tatra ski resorts, 32 km from Stary Smokovec and 13 km from Strbske Pleso. The Ski area is a location favored mainly by beginners and families with small children. School ski trip organizers find the small vertical drop and ideal place to introduce learners to the art of skiing. There are three ski lifts providing a capacity of 1,150 lifts per person each hour. The area has excellent snow conditions and virtually no queuing to use the facilities the whole of the year round.


Grand Hotel Permon, located in Podbanské, is sensitively set in the natural scenery of the mighty Tatras forests, situated only 400m from ski area. It is one of the biggest and most exclusive hotels in Slovakia with assortment of available services, and total capacity of 286 beds. Accommodation is provided in comfortably arranged rooms with balconies (single bedroom, double bedroom, triple bedroom). Each is equipped with TV set, radio, telephone and private facilities.
Hotel permon
Food services are provided in the Hotel restaurant with wide assortment of Slovak cuisine meals and house specialties. Hotel guests can enjoy sitting with friends in the Hotel cafe 'Lobby Bar' or in the cafe-bar beside restaurant, where light meals are also served. The cafe-bar also offers billiards and games for children. There is also a new children's corner with various games and climbing frames. If you enjoy dancing or traditional dance music, you can visit Hotel's night club, which offers an unusual view of the Hotel's swimming pool.
Hotel's paradise is a new and quite remarkable complex of steam and water baths, built in 2002. An inimitable atmosphere of complete relaxation is created through herbal and eucalyptus inhalation, Roman baths, Finish sauna, revitalizing icy rain, the 'Tatras lair', prehistoric world and tepidarium. The 'wild river' section in particular completes the perfection of the whole complex with its intimate corners, massage chairs and recliners, and Jacuzzi beneath a starry sky.
Swim Restaurant
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