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Vysne Ruzbachy 47, Vysne Ruzbachy 065 02 Slovakia
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3.9
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3.5
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3.5
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3.4

If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Vysne Ruzbachy, look no further than Grand Hotel Strand.

Rooms at Grand Hotel Strand offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a sun terrace are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Grand Hotel Strand, secured parking is available.

If you are looking for something to do in the area, Ruzbassky krater (0.2 mi) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Grand Hotel Strand.

The staff at Grand Hotel Strand looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Skiing
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Czech, Polish, Slovak
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Samuel B wrote a review Jan 2020
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Nice stay for families with childrens, thermal swiming pool, Spa, swedish tables, big rooms that is for me big plus. Around here is beautiful nature and village. Nice place to stay mainly for winter..
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Michal Š wrote a review Feb 2019
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This hotel is full of retirees which looked quite satisfied with the provided services. We are a young couple and our aim was to enjoy the wellness in the hotel during a few nights stay in February 2019. We were, unfortunately, quite disgusted by the obsolete appearance and dirtiness of the wellness facility, which was probably not repaired for a few tens of years. There is no place to rest after sauna, only a very dark and unpleasant corner. In the whole wellness area you can find some 10 deckchairs, some of them broken, all dirty. We were just unable to feel pleasant in the facility, and therefore we went to other wellness services in the vicinity. The spa house Balneoterapia looked even worse, like a very old hospital without cleaning service. The meals given by the hotel are surely not good enough for a 4* hotel. The room looked good, but the beds were hard like in some barracks. Wifi on the room was too slow for watching a movie using online stream. The only thing which a bit improved the impression was kind and helpful staff. If you are a bit used to normal standards, don't spend your time in this hotel. Just see the attached photos to consider the provided quality of the service. - Hotel bol plný dôchodcov, ktorí sa zdali byť s poskytnutými službami spokojní. Sme mladý pár, ktorý navštívil hotel s cieľom užiť si wellness a kúpeľné procedúry sme brali ako príjemné spestrenie. Nanešťastie, boli sme dosť znechutený zastaranosťou a špinavosťou wellness zariadenia, kde ste mohli nájsť špinu zažratú na lehátkach, na dlažbe aj na okraji bazéna pozdĺž hladiny. Zariadenie vyzerá, ako by ho neopravovali pár desiatok rokov a neupratovali nejaký ten rok. V celom wellnesse je asi 10 lehátok (niektoré zlomené) a jediný priestor na relax po saune je malý tmavý špinavý kút. V tomto prostredí sme sa necítili dobre, a tak sme si zaplatili wellness v inom zariadení v okolí. Kúpeľný dom Balneodom vyzeral ešte horšie, ako stará neupratovaná nemocnica so špinavým linoleom na podlahe, kde človeka len chytí depresia. Podávaná strava určite nedosahuje úroveň 4* hotela. Izba vyzerala dobre, ale mali sme miesto manželskej dve postele oddelené drevenou medzerou, pričom matrace boli tvrdé ako v kasárňach. Wifi bolo pomalé na sledovanie filmu online. Jediná vec mierne zlepšujúca dojem bol ochotný a milý personál. Ak ste zvyknutí na bežný štandard, netrávte čas v tomto hoteli. Zhodnoťte kvalitu wellness služieb na priložených fotografiách.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: We had an apartment, which was big enough as a room in 4* hotel.
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noel m wrote a review Jul 2016
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice place,spa village,built during the cummunist period as a workers holiday resort , know for its natural healing and hot springs, theres also the largest travertine crater lake in solvakia where you can go for a swim, you'll feel great after it.Not for everyone, but interesting to see the architecture and we'll worth a walk around, cool hotel, good restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Ivana K wrote a review Mar 2015
Crawley, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Me and my family we were staying in hotel for 3 nights, price per night included breakfast, dinner and unlimited entrance to spa facilities. Rooms were nice and tidy, cleaned every day, very good connection to wifi, good choice of TV channels. Breakfast and dinner were buffet style, means eat as much as you want, breakfast very good choice, for dinner was cooked few (5-6) dishes you could choose from, then salads, veg, desserts, we were very happy with the choice. Spa was amazing, big swimming pool, jacuzzi, 3 saunas to choose from, we went straight from our rooms just with the lift in dressing gowns down to swimming pool floor, that was amazing, and then after straight back to rooms, this was very comfortable and convenient. Staff was very helpful and friendly both on reception and in dining areas. Hotel is not far, 5 min drive from ski lifts, there is park around hotel you can walk, not far is castle Stara Lubovna (15-20km), very nice place to visit as well. Overall, we were very happy from our stay, and looking forward to come back next winter.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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VitaliyS wrote a review Jan 2015
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine2514 contributions224 helpful votes
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It was our 3rd stay at this hotel and first in summer (previous 2 were in ski period). Hotel is perfectly located both for summer and winter vacations. In winter - you are less than 1 km from Ruzbachy Ski Park (regular free shuttle to slopes and ski storage room are available) Need to mention that Ski Park is small one. Definitely not for upper intermediate/professional skiers. At the same time due to this fact ski pass prices are much-much cheaper than in neighbor Tatranska Lomnica or Strebske Pleso, and ski school is quite good. So definitely great place for newcomers and those who do not feel comfortable on "black" courses yet. In summer you are in the middle of Thermal recreational complex - with 4 outdoor pools (2 of those with thermal water) and both in winter and summer season Isabella indoor thermal pool is available - which makes the difference. It is filled with thermal water of 35-37 C which is very relaxing after skiing in winter and also equally nice to have in summer (especially when the weather is not that good which happens frequently in this region). On all 3 visits we did have HB (breakfast+dinner). Breakfast is really nothing special (I would even say for 4 star hotel it can be better), dinner - is buffet style and was always very good (with good variety of choice). This year we visited with our 2 sons (6,5 years and 3 months old) and did book Family Apartment. Tip: if you not obligatory need separate room for children this is a type of room to book. It has only one room, however the size of the room is huge (it is more than 2 times bigger than standard room) and is divided into to zones - living room and bedroom. all rooms have quality wooden furniture and carpets on the floor. Also apartment has huge bath and 1 huge balcony/terrace with table and chairs facing the pools area and mountains - great view. All other apartment types although have more rooms (2, 3 or even 4) are located in Mezzanine level -meaning that they do not have balconies at all and have standard windows only on the lower floor of the apartment and then roof windows on upper floor. Also they are in 2 levels - which can be a bit difficult/dangerous when you travel with small children. However the choice of course is all yours. Rooms at the hotel have central heating (heated floor - very smart decision), while do not have Air conditioning - however you definitely do not need it even in Jul-Aug. In rooms you have bathrobes which is very convenient for use of Izabella Thermal pool - you can enter it w/o leaving the building. Access to Izabella and Sauna/Steam bath is free for Strand hotel guests during whole day. Pool can also be used for a fee by guests of nearby hotels - so the most calm time to use it is morning before 10.00 (as outside guests are only allowed in after 10, while pool is open form 9.00) and also during lunch time. At other times pool can be a bit crowded depending on the season.Wi-Fi is free both in rooms and public areas and of acceptable quality. Nature around the hotel is really beautiful - it is surrounded by hills/mountains and a lot of greenery. For very small additional surcharge you can have horse riding. Therapeutic building is linked with Grand Hotel Strand, so you can have all medical procedures if you prefer w/o leaving the buildings (especially convenient in winter). They do have free parking if you arrive by car (preferred way as without car you virtually will not be able to leave the hotel and small village near it). Staff at the hotel is very friendly, although majority of them speak very limited English. Just wanted to mention that we visited first time in 2006 - at that time everything was crispy new, second time was in 2013 and this stay Aug 2014 - general impression hotel is still well-maintained, however some areas definitely need additional refurbishment. Saying this we did enjoy our 3rd stay as much as first one. So can definitely recommend the hotel to all those who wants peaceful holidays in great setting.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Room Tip: Book Family Apartment on one of main floors - you will have huge terrace and great view
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Paul K wrote a review Jun 2014
Tiburon, California47 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at the Strand Hotel for two nights June 1-2, 2014. The hotel underwent major renovations in 2003-4 that are excellent. But, the furniture in our rooms may have been from the 1970's. I suspect that the 2008-10 recession hurt the timing of additional upgrades. They are in the process of a complete renovation of the outdoor pool area which will help the external appearance of the grounds greatly. The long road up to the hotel is in need of improvement as is the office building next door to the hotel, so the first impression is poor. The included breakfast and dinner food was just adequate. It was odd that their bar ice maker was broken for the two days as well. What is a bar without ice? The staff was friendly and attentive. The thermal pool was quite impressive. If that is primarily why you are there, you should feel pretty good about your choice. When we were there, just two days, it was a client base almost exclusively over 60 and up. We will likely not be back to Slovakia ever again but I would not be going back to Vysne Ruzbachy if we did.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Monica M wrote a review Jun 2014
Chicago, Illinois109 contributions132 helpful votes
We spent 3 days there. The hotel is not a beautiful one by any means and it needs attention, but the thermal pool made up for everything else. It was Spring, weather not very warm yet to use the outside pool, which really needed cleaning. But we spent the entire time ( literally) swimming in the inside thermal pool. Few times every day I submerged myself in the ice cold bath they have there as well ( really ice cold !) It was absolutely wonderful. We all felt great. My son took a horseback ride. At night we had wonderful drinks at the bar. This hotel is some good walk from the train and bus station, so be ready for that. We would not come back , but do have nice memories.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Fero967 wrote a review Mar 2014
Bratislava, Slovakia239 contributions129 helpful votes
We spend in Hotel Strand a weekend of New Year. The hotel is nice a building dated 1930 and nicely re-furnished in 2004, however it is marked with various significant scratches since that time. You can feel the lack of maintenance at every corner. We got a very nice maisonette room – the main floor was large with sofa, chairs and table, another separate table with stools, small room - wardrobe, some other furniture and a washroom with bath. A large wooden stairs led up to the second floor with tho single beds, a room with a double bed and furniture incl. desk and a small washroom-toilet. There is a floor heating in the room, but actually it was very over-heated, so we had to let the windows open very often. The sleeping quality was very good and we were completely satisfied with the room and accommodation. A part of the hotel is a large thermal pool (33°C) with dry sauna, stream bath, infra cabin and a whirlpool. For hotel gusts is the entry free, open from morning until 22:00. All wellness area seemed to be neglectful and unattended, surprisingly there were no attendance at the pool. We missed for example deckchairs for resting after sauna or even some clothes-hooks. You can also get various types of massages. We took a half board, the breakfast as well as the dinner were adequate to a 4-star hotel, but nothing more. We were surprised with the time limitation for the dinner – only from 18:00 to 19:00. The hotel is a part of a health resort placed in nice nature and park, however a lack of finances for maintenance is to see everywhere. The staff was friendly and generally helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Room Tip: A maisonette room is very nice
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Miroslav P wrote a review Jan 2013
Ruzomberok, Slovakia34 contributions2 helpful votes
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me and my friend Jana spent a wonderful time in hotel Golden Strand. We slept in luxury duplex mezonet apartment. Staff provide excellent service, quality food, cheap and high quality wine. everything absolutely perfect. We will look forward to spend time next year in Vysne Ruzbachy. many thanks.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Leon V wrote a review Nov 2012
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Perfect customer service, we enjoyed the staying within a great hotel. Lots of different cardiovascular proceedures, great food and nature, spa is amazing and the service is really great. ski resort is also close so its a perfect place for both family and sport vacation.
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Date of stay: November 2012Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$170 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SlovakiaPresov RegionVysne Ruzbachy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Strand
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Strand?
Nearby attractions include Nestville Park (3.8 miles), Ruzbassky krater (0.2 miles), and Church and Monastery of Piarists (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Strand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Strand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Strand?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Strand?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Strand?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Grand Hotel Strand located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Vysne Ruzbachy.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Hotel Strand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Czech, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel Strand?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Former castle (3.5 miles).
Is Grand Hotel Strand accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.