CITY INFO Stary Smokovec
The High Tatras Slovakia

Area Code 052, TC $1=42.81, Aug 22, 00

The High Tatras mountain range, located in NE Slovakia, on the border with Poland, are the smallest alpine mountain range in Europe. The mountain area has been designated as a National Park. The High Tatras offer some of the best opportunities for hiking, alpine & cross country skiing in Eastern Europe and, though it can get very crowded at peak times, the area is much less touristy than Zakopane, the main resort on the Polish side of the Tatras.

Stary Smokovec, the central resort, has a Swiss Alpine village atmosphere. The best hiking area is accessible from here.
At this moment we only have limited information.

Tourist Information Stary Smokovec, all is on the main road, 2 minutes from train station
i AiCES Dom sluzieb Stary Smokovec T423440 M-F8-17:00, Sa/Su 9-13:00. Has limited info on accommodation (Satur is more helpful). Sells maps and brochure.
ta1 Satur: Stary Smokovec V/22 4222497 M-F9-17:00, Sa8-12:00 Exchange, rafting. International bus & train tickets, very helpful. Accommodation - Pensions in Novy Smokovec 250sk, Hostel style accommodation from 180sk., Chatas (Mountain huts) from 200sk. Hotel from 300sk/p.
ta2 Dom Sluzieb: M-F 8-17, Sat 9-13
give a hotel guide, but doesn't reserve: "it's not a tourist office" she said. not very helpful
ta3 CK Start: next to bus station
helpful, but has limited infos, good place to prepare for a treks, can by every kind off trekking things (clothes, gas, tent, maps..)
give infos about trekking. It's not really for "normal tourists"
$1 Slovenska Sporitelna Bank: Dom Sluzieb, Stary Smokovec M,Th,F7:30-12,/12:30-15, W7:30-17,Tu7:30-13 TC com 1%, min 20sk. ATM. Visa MC cash worse rate, TC: 43.37 -1%com.,
$ Dom Sluzieb (info 1.), M 730-12, 1230-15, Tu730-1230, W730-12, 1230-1630, Th-Fr730-12, 1230-1430
$ Vseobecna Uverova: in Supermarket Potraviny, opposite of Bus Station, USD 40.44, DEM 22.29, GBP 65.75, USD TC 40.44 -1%com., M-W8-12, 13-16, Th8-12, F8-12, 13-16
$2 IRB Bank: Central Shopping Center opp. of Grand Hotel on main road T/C com 1%, 100sk min. ATM cash$1=432.79sk
ta1 Satur: Stary Smokovec V/22 M-F8-18:00, Sa8-12:00 Exchange: $1= T/C com. 2%, min 20sk
$3 Exchange bureau G Fl. Sintra M-F9-18, Sa/Su 9-14.
$1 ATM: Slovenska Sporitelna Bank Dom Sluzieb, Stary Smokovec Visa MC
P Police Station ?
H1 Hospitals: Poliklinika W of Post Office
Hp Pharmacy Lekaren Dom Sluzieb, 1st F. M-F7:30-16, Sa8-12.
M0 Post Office Center, S side M-F8-12/13-16:30, Sa8-10 Exchange.
M Telephone ?

Transport
B Bus Terminal Many Services to the Polish border town of Lysa Polana, 5:50-18:35, 1 bus a day to Zakopane 46sk?. 17:08(might be high season only), Th Sa 6:15. 1 bus/day to Bratislava 6:21,14:54,21:05

Local Transport
B Bus Station Stary Smokovec: S side, E from Railway station.
F1 Funicular: (Eastern one) from Hotel Praha to Skalnate Pleso 1495m
up 170sk, down 130sk
F2 Chair Lift: (Wetern one) 15 min. on foot from F1
to Skalnate Pleso 1495m 200sk return 300sk,
or to a half way point 130sk, halfway return 200sk
F3 Funicular: Skalnate Pleso to Lomnicky Stit (2636m) return:400SK
F4 Funicular: Skalnate Pleso to Lomnicel Satel (2200m) return: 150sk if see that Lomnicky stit is in haze, it's a good alternative program.
T TEZ Electric railway Connects Poprad with the mountain resorts. Poprad - Stary Smokovec - Pleso Strbske Poprad-Stary Smokovec 13km, 10sk., Stary Smokovic- Tatranska Lomnica, 6sk.
Travel Agents:
ta1 Satur Stary Smokovec V/22 4222497 M-F8-18:00, Sa8-12:00 Very helpful. Exchange, rafting International bus & train tickets. Accommodation - reserves Pensions in Novy Smokovec 200+sk., Hostel style accommodation 200+sk., Hotels 300+sk/person. Chatas (Mountain Huts)
ta2 T-Ski Hrebienok funicular: rental equipment - skis, bikes
ta3 Slovakoturist Pekna Vyhliadka, Horny Smokovec. T422031

Shopping
Souvenir shops There are a few stalls N from the train station.
s1 Supermarkets: in Stary Smokovec: opposite of bus station, on the other side of the road: supermarket Potraviny M-F 745-1900 Sa-Su8-15:00
s Supermarkets Tatranska Lomnica: next to train station M-F 745-1900, Sat 745-1500, Sun 8-15
s2 Sintra Complex 1st F.
s3 Ski-wear: Sports Centrum, Tatraska Kuria.

Entertainment
c Cinema: W from hospital. Films may be dubbed.

@ Internet @
In Tatra region internet cafe can be found only in Poprad

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